European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 9 1968, Page 7

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - April 9, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseTo Doy april 9, 196s the stars and stripes b to 7 a states tuneless by Barney Seiber Chicago up Okay you re one of those Arrn tonal americans who remembers his zip code area code. So Feuu Security number and old Anny nerf ii number. You even re member the name of your congressman. Quick now. What s your state song Ste Book Emhe Stet i pub shed by inn Council of state governments Here Only our of the a Jet . &�.nectlcut, Nevada and Pennsylvania Are tune is Michigan Bai no state song but it has 8 a few of the states such As Ohio and Wyoming Nave several Runoff Octal state York has four such unofficial state songs played at official functions tort never give official Sanction by the state legislature. One reason that state songs Are unfamiliar to the average citizen is that Many Are musically , like Illinois which have pleasant melodies Are handicapped by Florid 19th Cen Tury lyrics which give them an East Side ladies literary and buteo Callon society have vaudevillian titles such As when it s Iris time in a number of states have assured built in familiarity for their anthems by borrowing popular song. A number of years ago Oklahoma s legis lature replaced Ai undistinguished and Una Mullar Anthem by obtaining rights to the title song from the Rodger and Hammerstein Broadway musical Oklahoma of course there s an easier and sometimes cheaper Way. Florida for example has a Suwanee River. And when historians decided that was the Stream Stephen Foster really meant when he wrote Swanee River Florida s legislature made it the state song it is inthe Public Domain and there Are no copyright problems. So too with Virginia s carry me Back tools Virginne and Kansas s Home on the last to make sure that no one would forge that Kentucky borrowed Foster s my old Kentucky borne As its state song former gov. A. B. Happy Chandler used to Solo with it on Derby Day at Churchill Downs. Newest of the state songs is Nebraska a titled Beautiful Nebraska written by a naturalized russian and chosen by the 1967legislature from among a number of original compositions selected for the state s Centen Nial. Perhaps the boldest and brass est of Testate songs is on the reason is simple. The legislature borrowed it from the University of Wisconsin where it was the school s football March. Draft exempt 000 wanted etto work i Stanford Calif. Up group of businessmen is seeking Young men to work in Negr ghettos under a plan that would exempt them from military service. The group. Incorporated Ashe National service foundation Aims to raise 5 million and sign up 1,000 youths for two year Calif. Railroad bows to Jet age sends the Lark to retirement by Patrick j. Sullivan ment. Experienced travellers san Francisco up the Lark Plush Southern overnight Pacific s once train Between san Francisco and los Angeles rumbled into oblivion sunday night another Railroad victim of the Jet age. Two versions of the historic consider the Lark the smooth est Riding most luxurious sleep in car train in outstanding feature of the Lark in those Days was the$247,000 Lark club a three car train nos. 75 and 76, made their last runs simultaneously one de parting at 9 . From los an Geles the other from san fran Cisco. They passed in the dark Ness for the last time shortly before 3 . Monday. A mounting deficit estimate Dat $1 million a year and a Sharp decline in passenger interest were the reasons cited by the spin its Appeal before the stat Public utilities commission to end the 58-year-old run of the Lark. Officials testify the Lark Railroad official testified simply could not com Pete with the five airlines that Fly Between the two West coast cities in one hour or less. The end has advanced slow Lyon the Lark since the mid-1950s, when profits first began turning to losses. Steady whittling by Southern Pacific has left but a skeletal resemblance to the sleek 18-Cartrain that once hauled up to 300 passengers a night along the coast. But this year passenger traffic had dwindled to an average of 78 persons per trip and two Pullman cars hooked to two or three coaches were All that remained of a train once consid ered a prestigious Streamliner. Pacemaker for trains said a 1948 advertise scholarship honors Martin Luther King South Bend ind. Up a scholarship honouring the late or. Martin Luther King has been established at the univer sity of notre Dame. The scholarship was made pos sible through a gift from or. And mrs. John j. Bundschuh Scarsdale n.y., and will be awarded annually to a negro student at notre dam. Train kills guard at embassy in Bonn Bonn up officials Sun Day announced a police guard on duty at the soviet embassy Here was fatally struck by a passenger express train Friday night on tracks running behind the embassy. A police spokesman said investigators Are trying to find out Why Rudolf Staw 29, left his Post at the embassy Entrance and was on the Railroad tracks run Ning along the Rhine River embankment behind the building. Unit sandwiched i the Middle of a string of 15 pullmans. The Lark club housed a Kitchen richly upholstered dining room and cocktail lounge and a train to town radio Telephone Booth. The Lark club disappeared years ago from the night runs presaging the eventual decline of the train itself. The final run of the Lark will mean different things to differ ent persons. To those who re member the train in its glory it will be yet another deathblow to the Era of great passenger to others it will mean further advancement into the Jet age and the answer to a ques Tion posed by Southern Pacific in 1968 newspaper advertise ments relating the travails of the train the Lark what futures there for a Bird that can t Fly Pablo Casals deplores King assassination n e w y 0 r k a Pabl Casals the cellist arrived from puerto Rico sunday to receive the 1968 Freedom House award. Casals 91, lives in puerto Rico a self exile from Spain. The cel list said he was very Happy an very honoured to be chosen As recipient of the award. Casals also commented on the death of civil rights Leader Martin Luther King. He said he Hope the life of King would inspire All men of All races to greater efforts toward the attainment of his vision of Mankind United in peace and in a prepared statement Ca Sals said the horrible crime committed against or. King is crime against All people who be Lieve in the cause of Freedom Anun emeritus Law professor at Stanford Law does not authorize such deferments but Rathbu says the boards Are legally free to do , the group Hopes the Law will be changed to exempt men from the draft who wish to perform civilian difference Between us and Vista and the peace corpses that they Are not committed to changing the draft system Rathbun says. The project is intended As Pilot program to demonstrate to the government that the nation Al service foundation idea is feasible. It would assign men 18to 23, Black and White to activities throughout the Sanfrancisco Bay area. Conceivably four Millio Young people could be involved in National service by 1972, at Acost of some $20 billion one fourth of the defense budget for1968," the foundation says. As for the $5 million sough for this summer chairman fit ton is optimistic. He Hopes to raise the Money from foundations and the labor and business communities. Sparked by two groups about 500 businessmen already Are participating. Among the leaders Are the president of Thealo Alto chamber of com Merce a Branch Bank manager a wealthy investor an assistant City manager a number of High ranking corporate executives and some Stanford seek a mobilized mid dle composed of people of neither extreme left nor right who Are willing to act on need believed to be urgent. The National service foundation grew out of two unique but intertwined organizations. One i called woman to woman build ing the Earth and the other Community for relevant Edu cation. To hang up hang ups their members mainly up per Middle class engage in regu Lar discussion groups in which participants talk about their personal hang ups their fears and hates their i abilities to relate to other estimated 2,000 persons in the area attend these meetings and new groups Are operating on the Stanford Campus. This experience of learning to communicate with other should be used in constructive activities to meet National an world needs say members of the Community for relevant education

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