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   Daily News (Newspaper) - June 9, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                PAGE 6 THE DAILY NEWS Monday June 9 l69 Editorially Speaking Defeat For Extremism The comefrombehind victory of Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty over his Negro challenger city councilman Thomas Bradley has been branded by some people as a defeat of reason by racism and demagoguery It may be that But it was also a defeat for for if race was the determining factor in the election it was not Yorty who beat Bradley but the memory of the Watts riot of 1965 freshly reinforced by the turmoil on the campus of San Francisco State University and a string of other schools It is true that Cleveland another city which experienced its own species of Watts disorders elected Carl B Stokes as mayor in 1967 However his white opponent Seth Taft did not stoop to racism in his campaign Also some whites may have hoped they were buying an insurance policy through Stokes against any further trouble from the black community But 1967 is ancient history The whole face of race rela tions in America has been transformed since then by the rise of raceproud groups like the Black Panthers the spectacle of guns in the hands of black students at Cornell University all the episodes of violence elsewhere All Yorty had to do to win reelection was warn that Los Angeles was one big campus that would be taken over by black militants and leftwing extremists if Bradley won It is often argued with a lot of history to back up the argument that minorities have never achieved a measure of justice without applying force against the dominant majority But this tactic if carried to the point where fear displaces aroused social concern on the part of the majority ultimately exacts a bitter price It was fear not simple bigotry that went to the polls in Los Angeles The wisest thing the black citizens of that city can do is to heed Bradleys words spoken in the depths of defeat Blacks have known disappointment before There will be another campaign another election They came close this close in view of the fact that Negroes are only 18 per cent of the population of Los Angeles The American system cannot be so rotten after all The system works though undoubtedly it ought to work better But it will never be made to work through fear or force Will the campus and black alike get the message Hitching Horoscopes One of the paradoxes of our times is the current upsurge of interest in he occult Business was never better for the casters of horoscopes and authors of books on astrology and prophecy What makes it even more paradoxical is that so many young people reared in an age of science are dabbling in astrology witchcraft spiritualism tarot cards the mysti cism of the East and the like Campus bookshelves are filled with books on sorcery and astrology reports the Rev Andrew M Greeiey a lecturer in sociology at the University of Chicago and director of the universitys National Opinion Research Center The Confucian system of I Ching to guide decisions is par ticularly popular at Catholic girlscolleges he says Half the dormitory rooms have horoscopes on their walls Greeiey attributes the new interest in part to a revolt against science which students say is failing to solve prob lems and in part to an effort to fill the void left by a turn ing away from conventional religion Some students also see in the occult a chance to control their own destinies even though they may only half believe that it works While the supernatural may be a novelty to the young fascination with il is as old as mankind Even today it exists beneath our thin veneer of scientific rationality One of the newest publications directed at this enduring interest is called Psychic In its inaugural issue the magazine reports that disaster warning systems have been set up in London and New York In London the Central Premonitions Bureau a working part of the London Evening Standard collects and analyzes premonitions of disasters The center was created largely as a result of an unusual number of prophetic dreams and premonitions preceding the October 1967 tragedy in Alber fan Wales where an avalanche of slag killed 116 children and adults So far the psychic warning system has collected over 600 premonitions most of them concerning air crashes earthquakes and political events Overall aim of the proj ect is to develop methods of assessing premonitions espe cially large numbers of corresponding ones in an effort to warn of coming disasters and prevent loss of life In New York the Central Premonitions Registry is look ing for premonitions involving national or world events known personalities and other nonpersonal precognitive experiences If youve had a bad dream lately about some public dis aster that hasnt happened yet tell it to the registry at Box 482 Times Square Station New York City Theyll take it seriouslv Almanac Today is Monday June 9 the 160th clay of 1969 with 205 to follow The morning stars are Mercury Venus and Saturn The evening stars are Mars and Jupiter On this day in history In 1399 James J Jeffries won the heavyweight title by knock ing out Bob Fitzsimmons in New York City RINGS SWARTZ JEWELRY CO 717 Washington St Huntingdon Majettie Jet Spaed Latex Flat Wall PAINT 2 gal Houcks Inc Orbisonia Open Till 9 PM 3 DAILY NEWS ROUTES IMMKDIATELY AVAILABLE 1 Route On Church St at 4th to Mifflin St and 70th 1 Route Penn St Between 6th 2nd 1 Route Penn Si 4th to 8th If Interested In Any of These Routes Please Apply At Once At Doily News Office 325 Penn Street and Another Nice Thing Hell Never Bite the Hand that Feeds Him The Pennsylvania Story By Mason Denison Three Weeks To Go HAKRISBliRG Three weeks to go for Pennsylvania to start its new fiscal year and the answer as to whether Pennsylvanias tax payers are going to pay an addi tional halfbilliondoHars re mains as elusive as it did six months ago As the battle continues over Governor Shafers controversial billion budgetary proposal with its builtin million tax increase it is worth noting that the struggle both pro and con on the issue has diminished little if any in intensity Unquestionably one of the more curious aspects of the great fiscal tiff revolves around the inescapable fact that amaz ingly the biggest fight by far against His Excellencys budge tary tome is being staged not by antiadministration legisla tive Democrats but by Mr Sha fers fellow Republicans in both the House of Representa tives and the Senate In both chambers GOP blocks have introduced their own pective programs to hold the line on role nominally falling to antiadministration stalwarts in this case of course legislative Democrats In fact it is almost unpreceden ted for proadministrationforces to vent their feeling in such in escapably strong terms as publi cly producing fiscal documents virtually in direct opposition to that of their theoretically aligned administration Usually such feelings on tie part of lawmakers are not vented in public rather they are confined to the inner mumble Crumble san ctum Meanwhile where are legis lative Democrats who by virtue By LUSTER L COLEMAV MU Alcohol and Conception In 1942 Selective Service officials issued a new order placing men with children last on the World War n conscrip tion list In 1943 Congress passed an act providing for payasyou go income tax deductions authorizing employers to with hold payments from weekly salary checks In 1959 the first ballistic missile submarine the nuclear powered George Washington was launched at Groton Conn A thought for the day Henrik Ibsen said A community is like a one ought to be prepared to take the helm Dr Coleman TWO OF my three children are making normal progress at school and have excellent relations with their friends Our third child who now is seven seems to have many emotional problems and I tend to attribute them to the fact that she was conceivfd while my husband was in an al coholic state He also was takinglarge amounts of t r a n quilizing drugs Is there any validity to this idea Mrs L H Maryland Dear Mrs H I have never seen any specific statis tics that relate birth abnor malities or behavior problems to the use of alcohol during conception That does not mean that the possibilitiy does not exist even though the chances are remote We have learned by sad ex perience that some drugs that appear to be innocuous may be toxic to some people The ca lamity that followed the use of thalidomide is evidence that strange things can happen with new drugs The genes and chromosomes are hardy but may be affected by the use and abuse of toxic drugs Alcohol must be classed as being toxic when taken over a long period of time in large quantities It is for this reason thai many physicians avoid the use of drugs during the very early weeks of pregnancy Whether or not there is even the va guest possibility that alcohol at the time of conception wax responsible for your childs present state is speculative That which is positive how ever is that irrespective of the cause your child should be studied by psychological test ing and if important clues are revealed she should be treated without delay A discussion with your own physician will then tell you if the specialized care of a psychologist or a psychiatrist is necessary Can eye problems be respon sible for lack of physical co ordination in a child who is just entering the first grade The regular eye examination did not seem to show anything Mrs D O S Massachusetts Dear Mrs S Educators are learning that an intensive eye examination with highly spe cialized instruments must al ways be done in children who have learning disabilities and poor coordination For years complex eye disturbances and neurological abnormalities were overlooked because a child appeared to have good vision during daily activity Clumsiness and poor coordi nation with games memory defects difficulty in reading reversal of letters and poor concentration are only a few of the unusual characteristics of children who are suffering from eye disturbances We read more and more about a condition dyslexia a visual disorder of wide scope and many subdivisions which must be ruled out in all young chil dren with developmental prob lems SPEAKING OF YOUR HEALTH Dont move to a n o w grographic a r o a for health reasons without trial period Dr Colcnwn welcomes let tertt from renders mid while Jie cinnwt nndertHkfi to answer viich one hrwill use questions in column whenever poisi hlr nid when they itrc of gen vrtil interest Address your lvtteru tn Dr Coleniim in run of this nmcspiiper at their control of the House of Representatives in reality wield the legislative whip of control over almost any legislative ac the budget and tax thorn With three weeks to go be lore the start of the new 1969 70 fiscal year theyre still mew Ing and mulling over what they should and should not do as evi denced the other day by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Martin P Mullen who allowed that we are not qntte ready to report a general app ropriations bill out well have oiir own version In two or three weeks Interestingly Phlladelphiar Mullen estimated that the cratic spending proposal would require somewhere between million and million in new of an absurd spread if there ever was one But while legislative Republi cans have been leading the fight against Mr Shafers budget the Governor has been grimly and almost singlehandedly leading the charge in favor of his half billiondollar spending proposal increase Currently His Excellency is embarked on a program of issuing mimeographed pronoun cements to local newspaper spur porting to show what budget cuts would mean in each local area ana listing the amount of tax monies returned to the area ing the past fiscal year The gubernatorial tome winds up with this rumble These then are some of the major services paid for by state taxes in individual counties If substantial cuts are made in any of them there are only two alternatives CD A proportionate cutback in the service or 2 An ircrease in local taxes to mate up the difference Question to Hts Excellency Why would cutback in ser vice be necessary when at the very least the same level of funds would continue to be available Of course the cutback ac tually is based on the supposi tion the halfbilliondollar in crease may not be which again raises the question of how there can be a cutback when there isnt anything exist ing as yet to cutback No one has proposed that spend ing be reduced below the current vel TJ 1969 KiDK Features Syndicate Inc Motorola TV W L Wilson 422 Washington St Phone M3141I ITS EASY TO CLEAN CARPUS and Saw Monty with MT Dietrii Carpet RENT FOR ONLYM with BkiilMtrt D C Goodman Sons Inc Mount Union Ph JMZ News From RAY CROMLEY 125 YEARS AGO Married On Thursday May 30th by John Owens Esq Mr James Hunter to mm Catherine Hop kins all of Anils Township On the same day by the same Mr James Hooper of Allegheny Furnace to Miss Sarah Gwinner of Springfield Furnace On Thursday 30th uh by the Rev H G Dill Mr John P Stewart and Miss Lucy Anne Fos ter both of Huntingdon County 25 YEARS AGO The Rev Lewis S Knepper of Huntingdon was distinctly hon ored by the Lions Clubs of Penn sylvania when he was unani mously elected district governor of 14 C at the Pennsylvania Convention In Reading Trough Creek Valley was struck by a killing frost during the night according to Informed sources as the temperatures dip ped to the low 30s in the coldest June weather since 1936 London Allied invasion tr oops struck out beyond captured Bayeux In an apparent attempt to isolate the Cherbourg Penin sula and air forces revealed that planes already had begun to operate from airstrips In the Normandy assault area The United Nations radio at Algiers reported that the Allies had cap tured Caen 10 YEARS AGO A change in the ownership and management of the Saxton Manu facturing Company was revealed today The plant a division of Scampers Company New York will be known as the Saxton Corporation Edward M Walsh of Eighth Street Saxton who has been associated with the firm for the past two years has taken over as new manager Rewrite Rules of Criminal Cose By RAY CROMLEY NEA Washington Correspondent The Daily News YOUR Hometown Newspaper The Daily News FonndedieU By JoMph F Biddle 191119M Published Dftily except Smday by Joeeph F Biddle Publishing Co HunUncdon Pi John H Biddle president F JBMcMeen vice A P B Pullincer ffc retary Second class postarepaidatHontincilon Pa Postmaster Sena 3579 Form to The Daily News PO Box 384 Huntingdon Pa John H Biddle EuggmiT Shore E F McCartney Leriofa D Kort Winifred Hivn Mailand H McDlroy R M IsenbarK Antoinette a Editor Dir of Adr belli Adv HIT Mameinc Editor Society Editor Edftor Circulation Mcr Ml Union Ed WASHINGTON NEA Judge Warren Burger has expressed some strong differ ences with how the US Supreme Court has operated in recent years Since it is virtually certain Burger will be confirmed as chief justice on that court the public should know just what these disagreements are and what they are not The evidence indicates that Burger believes the Supreme Court has been on firm ground in its basic and fundamental constitutional interpretations on the rights of men and women accused of crime The holdings of the Supreme Court on right to counsel on trial by jury instead of trial by press and on coerced confessions will always stand out as landmarks on basic rights The basic function of judges is to decide cases and resolve controversies In performing that function a court of last resort such as the Supreme Court must as we all know construe and interpret constitutions statutes rules contracts wills and trusts and in so doing It will frequently make law This is inherent in the evolution of common law Burger is not in agreement with those who have objected to the Supreme Courts making rules for police procedures in criminal cases He believes the court should be in that business In fact Burger assumes the correctness of the objec tives the court sought to reach in its controversial deci sions on police procedures for the interrogation of suspects including the conduct of lineups and eyewitnessidentifica tions and in the conduct of preliminary hearings I question says Burger not the court or the last decades holdings opinions of the court but its methodol ogy and the Supreme Courts almost undigni fied haste to clothe detailed rules of evidence and police station procedure in the garb of constitutional doctrine He believes that it has been unwise for the Supreme Court to revise something as complicated as the code of criminal procedure and evidence piecemeal on the narrow record of a few than by the orderly process of statutory rulemaking The evidence suggests Burger now believes the Supreme Court rulings on isolated complicated unusual cases when applied generally tend to unduly restrict police procedures by technicalities which can be interpreted quite differently by different judges Burger argues that rules must be used in a common sense way which meet the spirit of the both the rights of the accused and the practical problems of the police Burger insists the Supreme Court should take the lead ership in rewriting the rules of federal criminal procedure in an orderly systematic and comprehensive way But he believes that a variety of men with wide practical experi ence must be in on the that Congress too must have a say Newspaper Enterprise Assn The Lighter Side Huntingdon Office 335 Peim St Telephone 6434040 Mount Union Office 20A S Jefferson Street Telephone 5421641 of By DICK WEST WASHINGTON U PI List ed below are five incredible news Items Four of them I made up by stretching my Imagination to the breaking point The other one sounds of circulation equally farfetched but actually Net Paid in Adrance Circulation 105M SUBSCRIPTION RATES MAIL payable in advance Huntinfdon and contingent counties per year Re mainder in Pennsylvania All other mail per year 00 per year WARD ALL MODELS Air CofidHioRiHf FOR YOUR HOME Ask About Our Auto Pickup Truck Air Con ditioning Open A Mont gomery Word Charge Ac count 14 S Jefferson Mt Union Ph 5422586 or 5422587 happened See if you guess which one is factual National Petroleum Producers Associa tion urged Congress today to eliminate the 27 per cent oil depletion allowance The allowance is nothing but a tax shelter that has enabled a bunch of us oilmen to get the association told the House Ways and Means Committee We dont feel that we are entitled to advantages that Other taxpayers dont have so we are demanding that It be abolished Ameri can Textile Manufacturers As soclation appealed to Congress today to repeal all import restrictions on foreignmade textiles Import quotas and tariffs are unfair to Japan and other textile producing countries the association said We welcome their competition which helps keep us on our toes WASHINGTON Defense Se cretary Melvin R Laird recom mended today that Congress reduce the Pentagons budget in the next fiscal year by 75 per cent The Joint Chiefs of Staff and I agree that too large a share of the national tax dollar is going to the military Laird told the Senate Appropriations Committee We believe that if we voluntarily tighten our belts we can make do with a lot less money and still get the Job done WASHINGTON A member of Congress testified today that a public works project in his home district isnt really needed and should be aban doned He described a proposed million harbor improvement as a small boondoggle that wouldnt benefit anyone except one private company Your Horoscope The Stars ESTRELLITA For Tomorrow THIS days stellar influences warn against carelessness in business and financial matters Be particularly careful where details are concerned In the late pm hours aspects will be more generous will especially favor social functions and group activities generally Tor The Birthday If tomorrow is your birthday your horoscope indicates that you have great cause for opti mism now especially where personal interests are concerned With the possible exception of brief periods later this month early next March when you yourself may Initiate some friction you should find great happiness in family relation ships and sentimental interests should prove unusually Interest ing during the balance of this month in August November next April and May If youve a yen for travel most propitious periods for taking off during the next 12 months will occur in early August early Septem ber late November early Janu ary and April Career matters will also be generously Influenced during most of the year ahead and you should be able to make consld erable progress along this line though some change of WASHINGTON The AFL CIO proposed today that all of its member unions accepted an immediate 10 per cent pay reduction in the Interest of combatting inflation There is no doubt that high union wages are mainly respon sible for the inflationary spiral George Meany pres ident of the labor federation direction in your activities may be involved Look for some pecially good periods for ad are willing to do our to reverse the trend and feel certain that business industry will cut their vancement opportunities profit margins and pass along to advance In late July during the savings to the consumers the weeks between Oct 1 and fln case you didnt spot ls Nov 15 in late December Feb ruary March you ltem above not indicate any change in your status during the balance of the fact that you may be the re cipient of a small windfall later this month Beginning on Jan 15 however you will enter a truly splendid cycle for Increas ing which will last for at least three months In the meantime stress conserva tism in all monetary dealing and do use the first three weeks of September for getting financial affairs in shape and making plans for longterm ventures with early 1970 In mind A child bom on this day will be endowed with splendid writ ing ability especially In the field of poetry the dra ma could also succeed as a dramatic actor or In jurispru dence as trial lawyer now for it Otis G Pike DNY who presumably will be tried Maytag Washers Drytrs 25 Years Servicf NEiMANS Mount Union WEAVER THE FLORIST til Frith St   

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