Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
1- 32 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD Wednesday, July 4, 1973 HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) Are you ready to give up? Some say the world is going to hell. Others say it is al- ready there, but the arrival wasn't given proper notice. In any case, the main thing with the environment of man seems to be man himself. He is dissillusioned with him- self and the world he made. He dwells in an atmosphere of ha'c, fear, cynicism and distrust. If he had a motto it would be the old phrase: "All is lost." Yes, man has pushed his own panic button, and he's running in circles like a mad thing, frothing in his despair. Yet if one dispassionately analyzes man's plight, it would seem there is as much drama- tic self-pity in it as real des- pair. Man has always been a breast-beater and a Cassan- dra. He can always see the black cloud before he notices its silver lining. All is lost? No. indeed. There are several signs and portents to indicate that the world is approaching hell at no more than its normal speed. What are these signs cf hope and perhaps even cheer? Well, to name a few: Every week still has a Fri- day as well as a Monday in it. There are still some penny gumball machines left. If you are the kind of guy who likes attractive widows, there are more of them around now than there were in 1900. Crabgrass is no worse this year than it was last year. No one has besmirched Phyllis Diller by linking her to the Watergate affair. Scientists virtually guarantee that the Antarctic ice cube won't melt this summer and flood our coastal cities under 100 feet of water. The pro football season will start in a few weeks. The whooping crane is whooping it up because it has again avoided extinction. Think how much smaller your world would be without a whooping crane in it to save. You don't have to eat so many leftovers. At today's prices who can afford left- overs? Now that gold has gone up in value, the fillings in your teeth are worth a lot more than they were when they were put in. Since extremists in the wo- men's liberation movement have banned the wearing ol brassieres, there has been more bounce to the ounce in girl watching. Men are getting stronger. A generation ago a man cuuia hardly stagger home under the weight of worth of gro- ceries. Now he can easily lug them home under one arm. Fie on gloom! And fie on doomsayers, too! The most per- fect world is getting almost more perfect in every you just look on the bright side of things. SUITS Tip Top takes a load off your summer suit budget by taking up to and more off our price. The details and fit are unmistak- ably Tip Top. And so is the value. In checks, plaids, herrings and plains. Originally and up SHORT-SLEEVED DRESS SHIRTS Keep your cool at the office in a plain, checked, or fancy short-sleever from Tip Top. The collars are long and pointed or wide and spread. An unbeat- able look for summer. SPORT SHIRTS Tip Top's choice of short and long-sleeved sport shirts is second-to-none. la looks and value. 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(Blazers And better yet, the prices are re- duced by and more. Bold are the lapels, deep are the vents and exceptional is the value. Originally up to TIP TOP crux FRANCE HAS A PROBLEM Juvenile crime becoming serious PARIS Juvenile delinquen- cy is unfortunately as much of a problem, here as in other countries. Recent statistics show that in France juvenile offenses increased 147 per cent over the last six years. Daily in France over 250 min- By Rosette Hargrove, Newspaper Enterprise Association Open Thursday and Friday Until p.m ore are implicated in a variety of crimes. Thefts come first with 70 per cent, robbery shows 10 per cent, mugging 15.6 per cent, offenses centering on au- tomobiles 14 per cent, with sex- ual crimes 4.7 per cent. What is it that incites certain adolescents to commit a crime? Since the appearance back in 1960 of the "bfcusons noirs" (black jackets) one generation of gallic Hell's gels has bred others. And what concerns sociologists more is that juvenile crimes are ever more brutal, more ferocious. No answer Why? Who or what is at fault? How explain the "plea- sure of killing" manifested by some teen-agers? Not all the numerous panel even come near to answering the ques- tions. As the popular evening daily France Soir points out, while juvenile delinquency has al- ways existed, although on a minor scale, an ugly new ten- dency is now apparent. The transition between minor of- fense and full-blown crime has been swift, in recent months, the young thief has become an armed thug. To own a gun, to threaten, to Mil has become for far too many hooligans symbolic of a power which they need and look for. Mugging Is a relatively new development in France. At St. Etienne, a large manufactur- ing centre in the southeast, the police recently arrested a band of offenders responsible for a number of robberies and at- tacks on women and elderly The two youngest members of the gang were aged 10. In a residential dis- trict of Paris, a postman was attacked and killed because be refused to hand over his mail- bag. His killer was arrested five days later. His age Confessed The murder of a 16-year-old prl, for which a well-known lawyer in a small mining town of northern France was ed and spent three months in jail, caused heated controver- sy throughout France. Since he was freed, one of the girl's schoolmates, has confessed that he was the author of Che crime. At the time he was jost a little over 16. There are in France grams of voluntary workers whose aim is to rehabilitate youWul offenders. Some are redeema- ble. The majority are sent to prison or detention homes where they are usually victim- ized by the envi- ronments of such institutions. It is interesting to note that no mention is made of drugs or drink in the majority of these aggressions. Addicts, it would appear, fall into an older age group. M. Louis Savinaud, a retired judge attached to the Paris ju- venile court, recently said: "An adolescent is capable of giving he best as weB as the worst Of making sacrifices but slso of committing atrocities. The drama of our times is that hu- man life apparently is worth- less and this is what influ- ences youthful killers. It is a problem beyond us all." Blamed Crimnologist V. V. Stancln declares: "Delinquency exists in every country, capitalist and Communist alike. Which leads one to wonder whether there is not a common denominating factor? For example, the bitter- ness of the poor girt or boy j who feel outcast in an affluent society." Mm. Georgie Muers-Adbertin, lawyer and councillor of city of Paris, believes that "acts of violence committed by Ihe young would orar less fre- quently if TV and the mories did not so often tafcn bntal death to spectators of all ages. On the screen, death becomes an abstraction the dead are unimportant." There has been much talk of the lack of interest of educa- tors, the weakness or lack of parental authority. The fact remains that many teen-agers say they are unloved and mis- understood. Proof of this is stressed by the authorities who point to the number of "fugu- who run away from home. Ten years ago, were registered by the police. Last year the number was Truancy But many parents do not immediately notify the police when a child plays "hooky" for several days, especially if be or she is over 16. Truance, accord- ing to M. Lefeuvre, head of the minor's division of the Paris police, is "a form of contesta- tion. "The young have acquired an .ever-incitesing he de- clares, "and they rebel more and more against parental au- thority. The student explosion back in May 1968 which ended by disrupting Ihe entire life of the country, was the natural outcome of a situation which has long been brewing." No parents can understand why their child should ever want to leave home. "He was so happy here" is their invari- able comment. But both moth- er and father see less and less of their offspring. Back from work, they Switch on TV, until bedtime. No possible oppor- tunity to talk. All this may explain why the "commune" idea has taken root in France where 300 .were registered in 1972, each group- ing a minimum of 10 followers. Police say that 60 per cent of truants are traced or return to their homes after 48 hours. Where have they eaten? Slept? The younger take re- fuge in cellars attached to ev- ery apartment in the skyscrap- er complexes around Paris or else break into what once was the servants' quarters on the 6th floor of buildings in the wealth- ier districts. A sign of the times perhaps? There are said to be far fewer cases of truancy due to "pup- py" love or failure in exams at school (between 10 and 12 years Most hooky-players go off on the spur of the moment and 60 per cent are traced and brought back to their parents, eventually, sometimes even af- ter 12 months. Up until 1935 truancy subject to punishment. Today parents are inclined to cele- brate the return of the prodi- gal son or daughter. A while back, Patrick, a 14- year-old, was missing for three days. He explained why: "I am quite fond of my parents. But family life is dull and we scarcely, ever talk. When I have a problem they are not inter- ested. If they watched TV less I surely would be happier." Now that he has come back he hopes that "things will not bt quite the same as before." CLIP AND TRY THIS DELICIOUS ROGERS' RECIPE Champion Chocolate Syrup 1 cup Rogers'1 Golden Syrup Vi cup sifted cocoa Heat Rogers' Golden Syrup. Stir in cocoa, and cook about 2 minutes. Store in a jar with a lid. 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