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Lawrence Daily Journal World (Newspaper) - October 13, 1972, Lawrence, Kansas LAWRENCE DAILY JOURNALWORLD 246 FRIDAY OCTOBER 1972 10 CENTS TWENTYFOUR PAGES Friday the 13th or Only Superstition By CLAIRE GILLESPIE JW Staff Writer Its Friday the and while more than a few people will be laughing or crying about some incidents of luck chances are good that no one will be able to explain why they fear the day or howit all got There are a number of attempts to explain the origin of the says Robert associate professor of anthropology at Kansas But no one really first of he is considered an unlucky and while some people think the reason is that Christ was crucified on there are indications that the day was considered unlucky way back in pagan before the birth of he Among some European we find that they con sider it bad luck to do lots of things on Friday like get a new or cut their fingernails or visit the sick or begin a he FEAR OF THE number 13 even has an official name t r i s k e which means fear of the 13th in Its a fact that people dont want to be the 13th one in line or dont want to take a room on the 13th floor of a he This is not just some ridiculous belief of hotel They have found they actually lose mo ney if they have a 13th This is an indication that folk beliefs still do Smith Its logical then that when you put Friday and the 13th youre going to have an extremely unlucky Smith And people think you should be extremely care A fear of Friday the 13th is only one of many supersti tions that people think about every he By the superstitions are always someone elses he I have be You have Other familiar omens of bad luck are the black an idea which probably began when people thought cats were the forms of witches or breaking a mirror which to some meant the shattering of ones or walking under a THE FUNNY THING is that when you ask people whether they believe walking under a ladder is bad very few will say they Smith They really but when you set a ladder most will actually walk around The attitude is usually why take a Smith So people who dont believe these things really In an American folklore class at KU which Smith he assigns his stu dents to go out into Kansas communities and talk with people about their The result is filing cabinets jam med full of the superstitions of Smith Smith hears many of the same ones again and like hold your breath when going by a cemetery or pick up your feet when crossing a railroad track or youll have back But he also hears many new Persons have told his stu dents that to avoid bad you shouldnt sing before breakfast or two people shouldnt hold a towel at the same time or you shouldnt go out a different door than the one you came SOME PEOPLE believe that certain actions will bring others bad For its a belief with some that if you carry a baby upstairs before you carry him youll bring him back Or if you give a girl an See Page 10 GOOD LUCK OR BAD Sydney Kansas University junior from reads the tarot an ancient lore of to see if Friday the 13th will actually bring her bad The strange fear of the astrology signs and even the number of flowers in a bouquet are all symbols of the superstitions of JournalWorld Photo by Will Hess Funds Key To Eudora Goal Eudoras hope for an improv ed park system and swimming pool hinges on federal Leo Eudora city coun said The councils ambitious proj ect with an estimated price tag of surfaced publicly Thursday night in a meeting with federal officials on federal funding Lauber said the plans began about six weeks ago when the council approached the Department of Housing and Ur ban Development qn the possibility of assistance and ask ed the School of Architecture and Urban Design at Kansas University to undertake a study of the citys recreational needs and existing IT WAS AT HUD that they learned of a in force since that all cities and counties which want to be considered for grants for recreation and other pro grams must be part of a certi organized regional planning The news was new to other local officials as If it hadnt been for this certification bit we would still be working behind the scenes until we hadsomething definite to say instead of this mishmash that we dont Lauber He called city plans to date but said they include the construction of a swimming football tennis courts Related Story On Page 2 and upgrading the present park and recreation It all depends on whether federal funds are he Councilmen indicated to HUD authorities Thursday night that they are seeking a matching grant that may re quire a bond issue to meet the local LAUBER SAID today that he expects the study by the school of architecture and urban design to be completed by Clouds But No Rain Partly cloudy skies are due but rain is unlikely for the Lawrence area tonight and Temperatures should be mild not as cool as the 50degree tempera tures the area experienced Thursday night and this morn The mercury wavered only minutely from the 50degree mark between 3 Thurs day and 8 Saturday should be partly cloudy with a high in the the National Weather Service No mention was made of any precipitation probabil Fair and quite cool tem peratures are seen for Sun with a warming trend moving in Monday and Tues the weather service said in its extended High Thursday was 57 de A total of of an inch of rainfall was registered at Kansas University Worden repprted of an Auto Insurance hard to get Call Gene Doane 524 Nixon Given Talks Report By Kissinger WASHINGTON AP Pres dent Nixon received a break ast briefing from adviser Hen ry Kissinger today as the administration continued its si ence on whether his intensive Paris negotiation had made nogress toward ending the Vietnam Before a crackling fireplace n the White House family din ing Nixon conferred with Secretary of State William and Kissin gers top assistant on the Na tional Security Alexander Haig Nixon was given an initial re port from Kissinger and Haig Thursday night after they re turned from Paris and an un precedented four days of pri vate talks with North Vietna mese Le Due Tho and Xuan Kissinger and upon ar riving Thursday night from said nothing to news The two went directly to the White House for an initial House source said he knew of no immediate plans to disclose what has gone on in the So far Nixon has said only that the negotia tions are at a sensitive Against this Senat Republican Leader Hugh Scot Thursday predicted that th United States warlike partici pation in Vietnam will be ove by The White House silence on the secret negotiations matched by Hanois silence has set off flurries of specula tion that a peace deal is nea at But some rumors alsi portray the rival envoys as stil far Arab Students Stage Protest The Kansas University Organ ization of Arab Students held c rally in front of Strong Hall a noon today to protest the ex pulsion of Palestinians from About 30 persons listened a Ibrahim a gradual student from spok against the recent action of th West German government to de port Arabs from the countr and to outlaw associations Palestinian workers and stu dents in West Spokesmen of other campu including th Iranian Students Organization the Turkish Students Organiza the Pakistani Students an the gave messages c support for the A group of about 40 students wearing armbands and carryin Private family entrance at Rum aey Funeral stood in front of Stron Hall for several the Reds Seize Key Camp SAIGON AP North forces today over an the Ben Het border camp n the central a lega y from the Green Berets that had withstood years of A twoday attack drove South Vietnamese forces from the amp for the first time in the This coupled with in creased attacks in other parts the highlands apparently sig naled a renewal there of the of ensive the North Vietnamese aunched 6 months The Saigon command said hat two days of heavy n which at least rounds of heavy rockets and mortar hit Ben destroying the defenders ammu nition and a food Radio contact was lost with the camp Thursday night after units of the 320th North Vietna mese Division launched a ground the chief spokesman for the Saigon com Le Trung More than 100 strikes by American and South Vietna mese fighterbombers and B52 bombers failed to drive off the North Hien said about 140 of the camps 300man garrison were spotted by observation planes southwest of the base and con tact had been made with Initial reports from the field said that more than 60 of the Ben Het garrisonwere killed and more than 120 Most of the men were Mon and many had their families liv ing in the The mountaintop camp is just east of the triborder region where the frontiers of South Cambodia and Laos It was established as an observation post to track North Vietnamese infiltration along the Ho Chi Minn Ben Het has been virtually surrounded by the North Vietnamese for and peri odically the enemy has laid siege to the But this is the first time it has When the Green Berets of the Special Forces were in they led and trained thecamps garrison of Montag The camp was turned over to the South Vietnamese on but most of the Montagnards signed up as rangers and stayed on at the HOMECOMING FLOAT PREPARATIONS When the Homecoming queen for Law rence High School is announced at the football game she and her attendants will ride on this float during halftime Working on the float this morning are from Diane daughter of and Melvin Martin Tim son of and Frank Fields Ruth daughter of and Donald Cashatt Jeff son of and Charles Tryon and Tom twin brother of JournalWorld Photo Nixon Seeks Votes in South As McGovern Raps at War By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Nixon has com pleted a confettiand cheer filled political sortie into the while challenger George McGovern hammered away at policies and silenced a big un iversity crowd in the Nixon flew back to Washing ton Thursday night after his sixhour trip to his first public campaign appear ance in two In the President rode down Peachtree Street and re INDEX 12 Church Clatiifiedi 2022 Comici 23 Death 20 Editorial 4 Markett 3 Sports 1619 Television 23 Women1 News 68 LOCAL FORECAST Partly Full weather Page 5 Jayhawk Bowling Trophy New Location 530 hours befor ceived a shower of cheers and The White House said police estimated up to turned out to greet Nixon later told 200 campaign officials and Republican party leaders at an invitationonly re ception that it is now essential Kltnn John appears in concert at tonight in Allen Field house with tickets still About 1500 tickets will be sold at the All Raney Drug deliv ery that we find a way to make this nation one that we find a way to work together That is why I am campaign ing in all among all among all among all age he What I am trying to do is appeal to That is why we seek what I call a new Ameri can Southern Republicans pre dicted a Nixon sweep of the South but cautioned against McGovern hit the issue that launched his presi dential Vietnam In the Demo cratic nominee played a tape of a young mans account of the Vietnam The audience in the vast mall of the University of Minnesota was silent as the voice told of napalmed devastation from and his thoughts about ratio nalizing and then condoning the McGovern said the voice on the tape was that of a young GI back from He did not identify him or offer docu mentation of the McGovern received the tape recording when he was inter viewed by Jerry Williams of Boston radio station made when the unknown young man phoned Williams nightly talk show on Labor Day in said he gave the tape to McGovern for his personal rather than for the Five Missing In Of Dynamite AP Five workers were unaccounted for and seven were injured today in explosion at a dynamite plant where a similar blast last fall killed three au thorities A company official told news men that four of the missing workers were in an explosive mixing building when the let He said the other man was working behind Newsmen at the scene said pieces of bodies were found as far as 300 feet from a mixing house while firemen and rescue crews a Catho lic priest recited last rites over the Area hospitals said one in jured man was in guarded con dition and five in fair or good The other man was released after I was looking out the win dow from my desk when it hap said Joe who works in a building across from the I first saw the large bright yellow and red flash and then the large mush roomtype cloud followed by a loud noise and then the ex The explosion shook all the companies in the area and shook hell out of Wyso kinski Three persons were killed in blast at the same plant on Town Borrows Squirrels AP with only one squirrel left in the entire plans to popu late its city parks with the off spring of what officials hope is a prolific pair of rare black squirrels on loan from Mary located in an area with no indigenous squirrel pop has for some years been trying to stock its five city parks with the playful But only one squirrel remains of the group imported four years City officials say the rest fell victim to cats and Marysville City Councilman Philip said a city ordi nance prohibits taking the squirrels out of the city be cause they die in a wild state outside their natural environ But he said theres nothing to prevent loaning a pair for a in definite period for breeding purposes as long as they are cared for in Jeff Hobbs parks and recreation said the city already has received a pair of red fox squirels from and a shipment of grey squirrels from is expected next The grey squirrels are being do nated by a Shreveport whole sale food salesman who say the squirrels are making a dent in the citys pecan crop this Lotsto Be Closed Memorial Drive and several parking lots on the Kansas Uni versity campus will be closed Saturday while workmen finish sealing the Barricades will block V and X zones and Memorial Persons are asked to park in other The lots and the street will be open 3 days left to register to counting Voters may register from 8 to 9 each weekday at the Douglas County clerks office in the county llth and Registration books will close at 9 Russell Stover
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