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Daily Tipton Tribune (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Tipton, Indiana t PAGE 2 Tlplon Tribune, Saturday July 21,1173 EDITORIALS Social Security Acticn Is Hasty Congress acts on few bills which affect more Americans than Social Security increases and yet few bills have received less scrutiny by lawmakers the past two years. Congress gave Social Security beneficiaries their largest increase over—20 per cent—last October in the final days of the session, three weeks before election day. The House passed a welfare reform bill in 1971 and when the Senate acted on it 16 months later, it tacked on the Social Security increases. A House-Senate conference called to work out differences in the bill reached agreement after only four days. At the time. Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, denounced the Senate’s action in adding increases as “irresponsibility of the other body.” Others echoed his criticism, but the bill passes the House 305 to 1. It’s awfully tough for a congressman to vote against increases in Social Security benefits for 30 million elderly Americans. Last month, beneficiaries were granted an additional 5.6 per cent increase and a million wage earners were told to cough up some of that increase from payroll deductions—all over only three days of congressional action. This time the Senate attached the increases to a House bill extending the national debt ceiling. The House rejected it by a 190-185 vote, claiming it didn’t want to risk a presidential veto of “must” legislation. But the Senate bounced back with the increases attached to another minor bill and after a few changes, the House was forced to vote on it with no tinkering allowed. It passed, 327 to 9, just hours before the expiration of the fiscal year and the start of a congressional recess, and President Nixon signed it into law July 9. Mills’ committee, which normally would hold extensive hearings on the subject, thus has been left out in the cold for the past two years. The Senate Finance Committee has not given Social Security changes during that period the attention usually afforded maior bills. Chilean Situation Full Of Ironies For the second time in less than a year Chile’s Marxist president, Salvador Allende, is calling upon the Chilean people to avoid a civil war. And for the second time in a year he is turning to the military to help keep public order. Both are a measure of Chile’s internal strains which have been increasing steadily since Allende took over two and a half years ago at the head of a “government for the workers.” It is a source of the greatest embarrassment to the government that the focal point of the present crisis is a strike which began last April by 12,000 workers at the El Teniente copper mine. El Teniente is the world’s largest underground copper mine, taken over by the Marxist government from American copper interests in 1971. The miners are demanding a 41-per-cent pay increase as their share of a legislative package passed last year. Copper is Chile’s chief source of foreign hánge. T'he strike is estimated to have cost the government more than $45 million and has forced it to suspend copper shipments to European clients. For Allende the strike comes at a particularly bad time. To help wee vóters prior to elections of last March the government^tepped up the import of foodstuffs and unloaded m\ich of its own limited supplies.    ; As the economic crisis has deepened, the government has depended on its copper earnings to fiance its continuing import of food, oil products and spare parts necessary for economic survival. The strike is filled with ironies. It is the government’s first confrontation with blue collar workers, and it chose to make its stand against the miners once expected to be among its most ardent supporters. Many of the miners are Communists or Socialists. iMW.MMlMa M. Tip—, Uétamm mm rteMtn-iiif My Carrier: M cMle ■ «Mk. BY MAIL IN TIPTON. BOlVAmO, MAIMBON. MAMILTON CUNTON COUllTIBa S ymn mM iM— mM 1 ymr n».ft    |t.M ELSEWHBRB IN UNITCD BTATBB lf*«r|ll.M    •    mmUM    IILM    I    MMrtke    ItJt COLLBOB BTVOBNTB AND MILITABT BBRVICB MBM II Jtper M/BBCRIPTtONBTOBB PAID IN ADVANCB N* aail •akaeriptlaat eeeeplal «Bara carrlar éalhrArv M nONAL MBMBB» UNlíSo PRBBB INTBBNATIONAl Baiared ae Seeewl Cleee MaMer ae OeleBer 4. IW el IBe Beal Of»ee MTlptaa •BCON tka Aal al Caetraaa af MaraB f. IWt. ND CLAM POtTAOB PAID IN TIPTON. INDIANA The Hoosier Day By DONALD WHITE . .It costs money to preserve and even nnire to restore historical sites, and every proposal should be accompanied by a plan for adequate financing. ..Great pressure is being exerted and public sentiment arroused to prevent destruction of the birthfdace of famed War Correspondent E^mie Pyle. Born on August 3, 1900, Pyle lived the first 18 months in a white frame farmhouse which had been built in 1850. Located on a small gravel country road some 2 miles from the main highway southwest of Dana, the house has been vacant since 1963. Plagued by vandals and deteriorating from decay, the house has been threatened 'with razing. ..The present owner, Mrs. Dorothy Elder, has indicated she she would gladly give the house to the state “with no strings attached.” Cost of restoration would be high, as would improving public access. . .Faced with information about the threatened destruction, the delegates to the American Legion Convention in Evansville, unanimously adopted a resolution asking the state to preserve the site. They also asked for the restoration and preservation of the historical Commandant’s Home at the /J^afayette State Soldiers’ Home. . .Th^ were joined in action to preservb-the Pyle birthplace by the governing body of the State Department of Veterans of Foreign Wars, State Doctors are worried because you’re not — about your blood pressure. Last month, the National Heart and Lung Institute convened a conference of heart doctors on this subject and urged them to help alert you. American Medical Assn.’s committee on hypertension has issued a medical alert. Twenty-three million Americans have high blood pressure and half of them don’t know it. And of the half who know it, half of them are not treating it properly, And if they continue to ignore it, elevated blood pressure may explode—as a heart attack. a stroke or kidney disease. Hypertension—high blood pressure — remains a mass public health problem, though it is easily and inexpensively treated. If one drug doesn’t bring you blood pressure under control, another will. Since the AMA issued this medical alert on March 21, medical facilities have been further overtaxed. Dr. Jeremiah Stamler of Northwestern urges doctors to teach patients to take their own blood pressure. He says the patient is inclined to be more coHiperative when he is a part of the procedure. Hi can be taught to wrap his upper arm with that rubber cuff, pump it up, then gradually release the constriction while listening to his own heartbeat with a stethoscope. It sounds complicated, but it can be t£^ht by a doctor or nurse in minutes. New York’s Dr. Arthur Master teaches his heart patients not only to read and record blood pr^essure fluctuations but to gauge their own dosage of prescribed medication. The ideal blood pressure to have and maintain throughout your life is 110 over 70. Because of the way we eat, drink, smoke and live, few people can maintain bllod pressure this low. The generally accepted criterion for how high is too high is the scale established by the New York Heart Assn. If that 110 goes to 140 or 160, or if that second number—diastolic pressure — goes to 90 or 95, you’re borderline. If the systolic pressure goes from 160 to 180, and the dialstolic 90 to 95, that’s moderate hypertension. It gets serious above 180 and 115. Tha AMA educational campaign now under way will urge the doctor to take your blood pressure as routindy as he takes your temperature; whatever your complaint, you’re going to get the rubber cuff. Today’s Almanac Today is Saturday, July 21, the 202nd day of 1973 with 163 to follow. The moon is approaching its last quarter. The morning stars are Mars, Jitter, Saturn and Nfercury. The evening star is Venus. Those bom on this date are under the sign of Cancer. American author Ernest Hemingway was bom on July 21, 1899. On this day iff history: In 1861, the first major military engagement of the Civil War occurred at Bull Run Creek in Virginia, about 35 miles southwest of Washington, DC. In 1873; outlaw Jesse James held up the Rock Island express train at Adair, Iowa, and escaped with $3,000. In 1930, the U.S. Veterans Administration was estahlished. In 1961, Air Force Capt. Virgil Grissom became the second AmericEUi to rocket into space. His Mercury capsule ride lasted 16 minutes. A thought for the day: Ernest Honingvray wrote, “The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.” CASE X-566: Tad R., aged 36, i^ “Big Brother” to the Young People’s Society of his church. “Dr. Crane,” he mused, “when I was 16, a group of 10 to 15 teen-agers always attended our church summer camp. “There we got a lot of inspiration trom specially trained leaders who knew how to handle Idealistic young folks. “But in recent years our church has ignored this summer camp idea. “Meanwhile, our Sunday School attendance has dropped 20 percent. “And at the preaching service at 10:45, we now average almost 30 percent less. “So wouldn’t it be wise to revive an interest in the summer church camp? But how?” ■( “Then they were to write an essay outlining why they preferred that specific chapter. “Dr. Crane, which do you think won first place?” Well, I didn’t hesitate a minute to say it must have been Chapter VI. For that chapter deals with how to win friends, be more attractive “date bait,” carry on effortless conversation, etc. Since these college students were 18 and 10 years old, I guess was told me n correct. “And 90 percent selected the same chapter!” he added. Then he told me the winner was Chapter XVIII, entitled “Psychology Goes to Church.” IDEALISM’S ZENITH Young people are naturally at the zenith of their idealism in the middle teens. When Dr. L. W. Hess was Head of the Psychology Department in a prominent Michigan College, be kept using my textbook, “Psychology Applied.” When I was up there for an address, he asked me: “Dr. Crane, during the last of the course, I asked all the students in my various sections of Applied Psychology to pick out their favorite chapter in your textbook. figured Chapter VI was of more immediate practical interest to them than such chapters as the psychology of Advertising, Selling, Sex Differences, Music, Writing, Marriage, Religion, Medicine, etc. Hiere are 21 chapters in this widely used college textbook, so I believed maybe 25 percent would have picked Chapter VI. Dr. Hess shook his head, and Yet this was not a divinity school or college for nurses or special church workers. It was a typical private liberal arts college! Which should encourage all of you older readers, for it shows the natural idealism of youth in the teens! So by all means encourage attendance at church summer camps! All 5 of our Crane children attended such for several years during their teens. Mrs. Crane and I did likewise in our youth. For the churches (like the Army and our political parties) MUST maintain a steady recruiting policy! Mrs. Crane for several years offered to pay half (50 percent) of the cost for any boy or girl wishing to attMid from the little village church near our summer home in Indiana. Moat parishes have similarly dedicated adults who’d make an equal offer! <Alw«y» wtH* »• Or. Crmm* In e«r* M IBM tr. ««ClMillB • IMIB CtAflHMS. nvMtpt an# U nati ta cwar typtUB brS prmttMii caatt w— van mnB lar a«a a« M» Baaklat».) Representative Lee Clingan (D-Covington), announced he would introduce a bill in the 1974 C^eral Assembly asking the state to make the house a State Memorial. Police have indicated they would patrol the remote area to protect against faurther destruction by vandals. And if hypertension is indicated, most physicians will urge you to get the equipment and leam under supervision to do it yourself. ..Pyle spent much of his time during the war years in Italy where I was serving. Dad had attended school with him and knew him well. His newspaper stories about “G.I. Joe” were ^read avidly by millions. He had the ability to describe simple everyday incidents in language everyone understood with such daarity the reader felt a part of the scene. Unlike many correspondents, he lived, ate, and suffered with the men in action, refusing to be only a casual observer to history in the making. He was killed by a sniper bullet on the small Pacific Island of le Shima and is buried the Punch Bowl National m Cemetary, Hawaii. ..I view the preservation proposal with mixed emotions, and question whether it is a porject which should be under taken by the state. Private funds and non-profit organizations would be a better vehicle for such a venture. Certainly Pyle’s writings equal those of the beloved Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley, whose birthplace and Indianapolis home are preserved by non-state backing. Indiana acquired the birthplace of equally famous Wilbur Wright near Newcastle. The original birthplace, destroyed, had been replaced by another farm home. Neglect over long years caused the destruction, and nothing was done to develop the site until action this year. The Dana home could well end up in the same situation. ..Interviewing Director of Natural Resources Jmeph D. Goud, we discussed the problems involved with such projects. He said:    “There is not a community* in this state that I have not received letters from that has an dd school house, jail, or something that they feel is a historic site. . . many of them rightly so. As a department we can’t take on these responsibilities. We immediately have to put a custodian there if for no other reason than to protect against vandals. E^ch place takes rehabilitation and care, payrolls, manpower, paint, plumbing and custodial care.” He’s ready to wed —he just needs a girl By Abigail Van Buren O 1V71 Br CMcaw Trtiwn n. Y. n««s SnM., Inc. DEAR ABBY: I’ll soon be 30 and I want very much to get married [preferably to a nurse or teacher] but l^have troidile finding marriageable girls because I don’t jdriidi, smoke, or dance.    —^ I’m a college graduate, not repulsively ugly, and I’m a stay-at-home person. So bow does a stay-at-home person meet another stay-at-home person? Pickings are mightly slim—someone else’s castoffs [divorcees with kids] or a girl with a face that only her mother could k>ve. Guys tell me to go to a bar and order a soft drink, but bars are so noisy you can’t hear yourself think, let alone carry on a conversatimi with someone. Mom says go to church, an idea which doesn’t appeal to me much. And computer dating is a *t>ad trip.” When I was woridng I met girls who only made it tlnii high school. If I’d say I was interested in anthropology, they’d say something like, “Oh, I like gardening, too.” If I don’t find work by September, I’ll go to technical school where the girls will be 10 to 20 years younger than me, and unless you are Sonny and Cher I dcm’t think that will work out. Any suggestions?    B.    B. DEAR B. B.: Volunteer work and commxmity-sponsored social ¡MTOgrams attract the Und of girl you want. And don’t put down your mother’s snggestioa. “Stay-at-home”' girls usually go to church. DEAR ABBY: I have been married to sevw months to a real “he man”—or so I thought until rece^^. Now I find that he puts himself to sleep by sucking his right thumb and rubbing his left earlobe! I have cau^ him at this several times and it really bothers me to be married to a man who has such bM>y ways. I haven’t said anything to him about it because it’s too embarrassing. Now I’m wondering if msybe I should tell him I have seen the way he puts himself to sleep and ask him to please try to get over it. Abby, this man is 6’ 2”, loves all kinds of sports, and he’s seen active duty in Viet Nam, so I can’t understand it. How should I handle it? “BABY’S” WIFE IN ARKANSAS DEAR WIFE: What posMMe harm Is your husband doing to himself—or to you—hy putting himself to sleep In this manner? Leave him alone, and thank your lucky stars he doesn’t need sleeping pills! DEAR ABBY: When Rudy [he’s my husband] was stationed in Kentucky dbout 18 years ago he became friendly with another soldier. Rudy spent a k>t of time at this buddy’s house. At the time Rudy was 26, and single. To make a kmg story sIxh:!, he had an affair with his buddy’s wife. Rudy says he really didn’t care much for hm*, but she was handy. 1 have known about this for a long time and it never bothered me because my husband hardly ever mentioned it. Now all of a sudden he is talking about it a lot and I find myself becoming very jealous over something that had Mieolutely notMng to do with me. I’ve even had nightmares about it Rudy is 14 years older than me and we have had a good marriage. Do you think be keeps talking about this affair because be féels guilty and wants to get it off his chest? Could he be proud of it? Or do you think he just does it to hurt me? I have never told him how much It bothers me because I believe he should know that You can print thk. AH Rudy leads in tiie newspaper is the sports section.    UPSET ENCAR UPSET: B dom’t matter why Rudy talks about It. but I thlak you oagkt te tell him how mecfa It bothers you. Ask him not to meatisM it agaiau CONFH>ENTIAL. TO M. M. IN GREAT FALLS, MONTANA: It’s a great deal eaeter to forgive aa enemy after you get even wttk Idm. PveMamaf Teal feel hatter If you It aff JMT ahaal. PUr a pareeuai reply, wette te AEBTt Bex Ne. mm, L. CaMr.

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