Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 20 1967, Page 30

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 20, 1967, Tokyo, JapanReprinted from us. News � world report August 7 1967 not All this country is tense troubled the pleasant places to live in . If you Are wondering whether there is any thing that is right about America look beyond the troubled cities. In the Countryside you find the stability that has Long sustained the nation. In recent Days staff members of a. S. News & world report visited some of the hundreds of communities across the u. S. Where hard working people like at peace with one another. Here is a sampling of towns and Small cities where life is pleasant and free of tension. The people of America and those of the outside would today read Little about this country that is not related to violence race riots crime in the streets strikes student revolts ugly demonstrations. Around the world the impression is growing that there is nothing but turmoil in the United states. Yet a Little time spent travelling in America getting away from the troubled Central cities noting facts reveals quickly that the United states is not All ten Sions and conflicts. The Countryside you soon Dis cover is filled with pleasant places to live populated by upstanding Law abiding people who look with astonishment at what is happening in Many major cities and wonder at the tendency of High officials to stir up the least stable elements of the population. The great majority of american people live outside the Central cities. When the last . Census was taken in 1960, two thirds of the nation s people were living in communities of less than 50,000 scattered throughout suburban areas and in the Countryside. All across America there Are hundreds and thousands of stable communities where Law is enforced race tensions Are absent streets Are Safe by Day and by night and schools Are filled with motivated Young people. Few suburbs even of big cities suffer the troubles of the cities themselves. These suburbs today Are found to be struggling to preserve their stable ways free of the tensions of the inner City. It is in the Many communities away from the big cities however that the nation s real stability is most evident. A few of these communities Are described on these pages. Those mentioned Are Only scattered examples. There Are Many Many others. Their Appeal varies from one individual. To another depending on tastes interests and occupations. Attractive Small towns. In the Northwestern ., for example there Are scores of attractive unspoiled areas dotted with Small towns where race riots do not threaten and there has t been a crime wave since the wild Frontier was first brought under Law and order. X one such area is the Bighorn Basin in Northern Wyoming. This Region is filled with hard working peo continue Scenic areas with outdoor recreation of Many kinds close at hand Are among the advantages of life in Small communities. Pacific stars and stripes August 20 1967 a-7

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