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E D I T O R I A L S A S o l u t i o n ? Fo r the past few years now lite r a lly thousands of a irlin e passengers hawe found their live s In serious danger as rad icals, revolutionaries and a varied assortm ent of m ental cases have hijacked the planes ln which they w e re traveling. V a rious methods have been tried to curb the skyjackers, as they have com e to be known, but none have accom plished very much and the o v e rall situation grows stead ily w o rse. W e have to ask ourselves the inevitable question: where w ill tt all end? The answer Is very obvious. The end w ill com e—o r more appropriately, the solution w ill be found--when a plane carrying several dozen passengers is skyjacked to, say Cuba, and goes plummeting instead tnto the ocean w ith a ll lost on board. As Is usually the case, unfortunately, there w ill be no concrete solution until a plane-load o f Innocent passengers lose their lives. And It ts one o f the m ajor m iracles of our lim e how such a d isaster has been averted so long. It ts bound to happen and It w ill happen unless skyjacking Is halted— soon. The m a jority of skyjackings occurring these days a re fo r profit. The planes a re taken over by fanatics wtth plans to get rich fast by eith e r demanding fabulous sum s from the a irlin e s or government, using the Innocent passengers as pawns, o r hostages, tn th e ir plots. During the t920's and early 1930’s kidnapping was a very common crim e in the United State s . It took a m ajor tragedy to curb It. ln 1932, the kidnapping and trag ic m urder of the son ot Am erican aviation hero C h a rles A. Llndberg brought about the so-called Llndberg Law , which made kidnapping a Fed e ral crim e , punishable by life Im prisonm ent. The law was amended In 1934 to make conspiracy to com m it kidnapping likew ise a Federal crim e. The, law , tn effect, took the p rofit out of kidnap­ ping. Up until that point, kidnappers were able to profit by their crim e . However, the Llndberg Law brought the F .B .I, into cases of kidnapping o r conspiracy to com m it kidnapping and such pub­ lic attention was focused on the crim e that very s tiff prison sent­ ences made the crim e sim ply too costly fo r the risk s involved o f being caught. Thus, kidnapping tn the United States dropped con­ siderably. T h e re appears to be a solution, at least a possible solution, to the skyjacking problem , bnt one that few legislato rs tn this country today have (he courage to suggest. C a p ital punishment In the past several years has become extrem e ly unpopular in certain q u a rters, and rem ains so tn sp ite of the fact that the people of C a lifo rn ia last Novem ber 7 voted to return cap ital punishment to th e ir state. W e are not advocates of c a p ital punish­ ment, unless It serves the purpose fo r which tt was Intended. Any punishment, whether ca p ital o r im p risonm ent, ts fo r the sp e c ific purpose of curbing som e type of crim e , tn a ll but one sp e cific instance, we a re against cap ital punishment and would suggest as an alternative life im prisonm ent W ITH NO C H A N C E FO R PA R O L E fo r a ll crim e s which have or could c a ll fo r tbe death sentence. T h is Includes m u rder, treason, peddling heroin, etc. However, finding nothing e lse p ractical ln curbing skyjacking, we find capital punishment a solution—perhaps not T H E solu­ tion but a solution. We would suggest that legislation be enacted im m e d iately to make capital punishment mandatory ln cases of skyjacking o r attempted skyjacking. W e say m andatory because the United States Suprem e Court recen tly outlawed the death sentence as a punishment fo r a ll crim e s which do not sp e c ifica lly make tt the mandatory sentence. W e b e lieve that if a man is out to make a fast buck by sky­ jacking an a irlin e r fo il of passengers he can use as hostages, be w tll think tw ice If he knows that tf he Is caught and convicted he w tll autom atically forfeit hts life . And quite obviously, a prose­ cuting attorney would have little d ifficu lty In getting a conviction ln such a case, the evidence being, among other things, tlte eye­ witness accounts of a plane-full of passengers. A s we said , this ts not T H E solution but a solution. And, ad­ m ittedly, ft is a harsh solution. But tt seem s that skyjacking has reached a point where harsh solutions might be the only solutions. And to fu rther the effectiveness o f such a solution, we would suggest im m ediate steps be taken to bring about some type o f International agreem ent tn which a il nations adopt sim ila r laws and agree to returning byjackers to the nation In which the crim e was committed so that the defendant can stand t r ia l and face the consequences o f hts act. A fter a ll, skyjacking ts an interna­ tional problem , effecting a ll nations of the w o rld. A s long as people of all nations of the world travel by a tr, the problem w lU be worldwide In scope. - M ichael J . B la ir A G o o d F i l m . . . Go, by a ll means, to see The Em ig ran ts, a Swedtsh-made movie about the p re- C ivll W a r m igration from ru ra l Scandi­ navia to M innesota. Those who do - or those who already have - may wtsh to Join me ln lam enting that once again foreign film m akers are doing yeoman se rvice ln portraying the great his­ to rical pageant of A m e rica while Our own ctaem oguls chum out the lik e s of Shaft, S u p e rfly and Blacu la. S ix months ago, when Pu b lic T e levisio n showed the excellent eight-part serializatio n of Jam e s Fentm ore C o o p e r's The Last of the M ohicans, describing the upstate New Vork French and Indian W a r adventures of Hawkeye, Chlngachgook, and the fam ily ol Scots Colonel M u nro, the film s were produced tn B rita in and Shot on location tn Scotland. Now we have New Sweden-on-the M ississip p i brought to us through the good offices of Stockholm . It's downright em b a rrassing. I A c tu a lly, IP s easier than you might think tor European pro­ ducers to film the sagas of th e ir ex-nattonats tn the New W o rld . B y and larg e , European em igrants - be they Scots o r Swedes - sought our fa m ilia r com m erce, culture and landscapes. The Scots often headed fo r upcountry h ills and dales, the Swedes fo r N o rthern takes and harbors, and the Germ ans (a s you can s t ill bear mentioned enviously from Pennsylvania to M innesota) fo r the best ro llin g farm land. The Em ig rants chronicles the mid-19th Century outpouring from Smoaland and other cen tral Swedish provinces to the upper Mid­ west o f the United States, Two y e a rs amj I visited Chisago County, Minnesota, the place where the m ovies’ em igrants wind up. A l­ though better land can be had farth e r south, ft’s easy to see how the transplanted Swedes zeroed tn on the country around the Chisago lakes. They might as w e ll be back fn the take dis­ tric t of Sm oaland. Today, along the main stre e ts o f Chisago C ity, C e n ter C ity and Ltndstrom , there ts ltttle obvious evidence of Sw edish cu lture save fo r sto re window nam es like Johnson and Anderson and a Swedish bakery that beats the local Tastee Freez e by a country m ile. But there is an old redbrick Sw edish Lutheran church on a peninsula sticking out Into one of the lakes that m akes one look for a roadm arker giving the kilom e ters to Jonkopping or Stock­ holm. W h ite M innesota Is the generally recognized center of Swedish A m e rica, there are other larg e concentrations In and around W o rcester, M a s s ., Brooklyn, N .Y ,, Jam estow n , N .Y . and nearby areas of Pennsylvania; Rockford, H I.; western W isconsin; north­ eastern Iowa; and the P a c ific N orthwest, esp e c ially San Fran c isco and Puget Sound. Other Swedes spread to less ancestral clim e s; there a r e sm a ll concentrations ofSw edlsh-Am erlcans tn Nebraska, Kansas, and even tn Texas. A l the risk of over-projecting one of my own ethnic fascina­ tions, public Interest ln this so rt of historic Am ericana seem s to be growing. H e re in suburban M a ryland, a lo t of kids were queued up outside our tocaj theatre fo r a Sunday afternoon show­ ing of The Em igrants. T h is, 1 suppose, accounts for my anger that the Am erican m edia are not getting tnto our ethnic heritage. Dozens of congressm en are racing to express ‘‘ethnic aw areness’* by Introducing b ills to aid this or that blood or m u scular disease, but serious cu ltural attention (apart from m u sty academ ic tomes and lib e ra l magazine a rticle s lam enting lost D em o cratic votes) is b a s ically lacking. O n ly a few weeks ago a Sw edish television representative called me for my reactionary assessm ent of G eorge M cG o vern’s p o litical circum stances, and, once those were disposed o f, we turned to the subject of S w e d lsh-A m e rlcin*. Last y e a r, tt seem s, Sw edish television had done * program on where the em igrants are* today, and I was surprised to hear lhat even in W orcester, M a ss., a sizable number of the old e r people Interview ed w ere S llll able to understand Sw edish and speak it, albeit haltingly. Why to it that our Am or lean media can’t produre more of these program s’ Our national Bicentennial Is Just four years away, flow long must we w a ll? . Kevin r . Ph illip s In Human Events ld<AVE.B: We thank Thee, our I arher, for this new day. We re . r,'ivp ft with Joy and by Ih y help run rmlne tn make it a good day. fn the oam 'of litre who taught us tn sav when wc pray, “ Our I 3 fher who art Jo heaven. . , .Atn<-n.\ L i k e N o w by Terry Oakes Karen’s Korner \E n jo y yourself while you’re In school, they’re the best years of your life .’’ O ver the past few years, I have been offered this bit of advice by many different people. A fter having spent two and a h a lf months In college, 1 have com e to a more com plete understanding of this favorite clich e of tbe adult generation. And no truer words w e re ever spoken! Aside from the obvious advantages of attending college— achieving a higher education and the benefits that go with th is— college life ts a unique experi­ ence and a most enjoyable one. In college, one Is afforded the opportunity of meeting hundreds of people his own age from as many different places. One be­ com es aw are that there Is m ore to the w o rld than his fam ily and his own little c irc le of friends. He learns to be considerate of others and respect their attitudes and Ideas. He learns to accept other people as they are because he has been accepted fo r what he Is . A1I this happens m atter- of-factly because when one Is liv ­ ing wtth about fifty others on a flo o r ln a dorm , this ts neces­ sary ln order to m aintain a plea­ sant atm osphere tn which aU can live ln peace and harm ony. Many adjustm ents must be made upon entering college. Some of these, although not p a rticu larly enjoyable, can become quite humorous. Unfortunately, train ­ ing the body to accommodate and digest cafeteria food three tim es a day, seven days a week, is a perfect example o fthls. ActuaUy, some of the m eals prove to be quite Interesting, and colorful; ro lls speckled with curious patches of green, blended cof- tee— yesterday’s and today’s, drinkable Jello , soup that should not be stirred , and many more such appetizers. One really learns to appreciate the quality of homecooked m eals after being deprived of them for such a length of tim e, Perhaps Ihe most d ifficult transition to make at college Is livtng away from fam ily and friends. One Is tm m edlatelycon- fronted with the situation of not being able to seek fam ily advice in tim es of dectston m aking. F o r­ tunately, this Is offset by the many friends one makes who are m o re than w illin g to help each other out ln d ifficult tim es. The lack of parental supervision of­ fe rs the student unlim ited freedom , a novelty fo r many. But accom panying this new-found 1 Ib e rty is the burden of respon- s lb llity for one’s actions. When a 1 student gets into trouble or fa lls , he has no one to blam e but him self. Most students,how­ eve r, adjust quickly to their new environm ent and become quite content with th e ir surroundings. When one Is not studying, there Is never a dull moment. U n like tn a sm a ll town, there Is always som ething going on around cam ­ pus — dances, m ovies, card gam es that extend Into the early hours of the m orning, \b u ll” sessions, and of course every­ one’s favo rite, the ever-present p a rties. M ore than anything else, co l­ lege Ufe Influences students to grow Into well-rounded Individ­ u a ls. One m akes many new friend s, learn s how to liv e with other people, and from being ex­ posed to countless new and d if­ fering Ideas, he is made aw are of the fact that be is not the only thing tn thts world that ts of any im p o rtance. This edu­ cation is In some ways even more Im portant than theform alschool- tng which one receives at co l­ lege, It is through experiences such as these that people come to the realizatio n of the true worth of the Individual, a lesson that w ill be of more consequence ln building the oft-dreamed of world in which aU men view each others as equals; accept each other fo r what they a re , not who they are; and model their Uves accordingly In a society of peace and harmony. D e a r Uncle Elm e r: Who ts going to be in charge of aH of this new money the county 1s going to receive under federal revenue sharing? T rlstle D e ar T rlstle : Perhaps thesam e fellow who Is to charge of the receipts at the stone quarry. Uncle Elm e r D ear Uncle E lm e r: I was stand­ ing tn line next to you at the superm arket tast week, aad I must teU you that your breath was sim p ly te rrib le . Have you tried Scope? Velm a D e ar Velm a: No. At my age I am lucky to have breath, bad- sm elllng o r otherw ise. Uncle E l ­ m er and dating this boy. We have a problem — long h a ir. M y dad Is making a te rrib le row o f tt. W h atever should r do? Concerned D e a r Concerned: Stt down and talk wtth your tatber. T e ll him that you can understand and ap­ preciate his feelings. Show him you re a lly care how he feels. But explain to him that a man his age should not have hts hair so long. U n cle Elm e r D e ar U n cle Elm er: Did I see you the other night wtth a ll of those ladies at that Tupperware p a rty? T ina Mae D e ar Tina M ae: N o, dam ft! Uncle Elm e r D e ar Uncle E lm e r: When does a fellow know he Is too old for dating g irls ? Jasp e r D e a r Jasp e r: When you have to date them with your bank book Instead of from your black book. Uncle Elm e r D e ar Uncle Elm e r: I am 15 D e ar Uncle E lm e r: Eve ry mouth when my Playboy maga­ zine a rrive s it ’s a ll crum pled and soiled. I have w ritten foe pub­ lish e r and they can offer no ex­ planation. Can you te ll m e the reason? Tobte D e a r Tobte: Postmen read m ore than addresses, you know. Uncle Elm er Tim e s ain’t what they used to be. M y oh m y. T h is dang ol’ snow makes me feel that whiter Is fin a lly here. I been dreadin this fe r a long tim e cuz I Jest hates te r be cooped up fe r so many munths. W a lls, I got ter fotnkin about sum good olegam es ter play whiles waffln out the w inter. 1 found my playin cards- thc ones with the reel purdy de- stgn on them In blue an green. I reely like ter play euker wtth all my ol pals. E v e ry Frid a y night we done went ter some­ bodies house - we changed p laces iuuntal auit ^cjiublican every w eek, And we alts pitched In wtth the foods. Boys, did I ever look forw ard to those Frid a y nights, We done changed partners (Ooops, not that aw ay!) after every game and we even changed tables. I rem em ber the reel nice present and p rizes we used ter gel fer wiim in. Som etim es we gals would give away our per* serves and condyments we done made in the summer and fall. Oh, what a sw e ll tim e we done had. I used ter re a lly look fo r­ ward ter every Frid a y night. The good tim es Is a ll over, B u t th e n ,.. N e w s n o t e s q # «j $ • • d • 0 Gov. Nelson R n rk e felter, who may decide to run fo r a fifth term , has also ap p a rentlyroad theelecilon retu rns. The rrovoraor, who has begun a series o? \tow n m eetings'* to listen lo tax* payers throughout New York, has prom ised tbni the state w ill have an \extrem e ly tight budget next vear.M Angela D avis has com plained of \blatan t h o s tility \ encountered at Atlanta U n iversity where M ack students refused to p a y $ I to hear her speech and who charged was being \used and m anipulated\ by Com m unists. Pouted Com rade Pavta: \Now h ere have I found such blatant hostility . . . . These questions are the sam e as F v c gotten from hostile journalists and the boufpteote media who use everything in their power to disrupt my move* m rn t.\ Uy Karen Young The convicts on death row tn many prisons had reason enough to rejo ice last Ju n e . T h e U .S. Suprem e Court d e c lared , by a 5-4 vote In the Furm an v s , G e o r­ gia case, that capital punishment Is unconstitutional. E a c h Judge wrote his own opinion and two Justices based their anti-death decision on the ‘arb itrary* and ‘freakish’ choice of those on whom the penality had been Im ­ posed.” TheSuprem e C o u rt ruled that tt was unconstitutional when, in a case, a ju ry o r co u rt had discretion to Im pose a lesser penalty. \T h e death penalty Is not ln Itself necessarllycruelan d unusual, but to im pose tt arb it­ ra r ily and copiously Is Im per­ m issible.” W hether or not the death penalty w ill be reinstated to its fu ll extent Is questionable • e s ­ p e c ially in tbe State o f C a lifo r­ nia. Voters In C a lifo rn ia passed Proposition Seventeen - The re ­ storation of the death penalty. Californians chose to o v e r-ru le their own Sup rem e C o u rt. How­ ever, they have no power to o v e r­ ru le the Fed e ral Suprem e C o u rt So the death penalty can be im ­ posed only when the law makes lt m andatory. Before the C a lifo rn ia court r u l­ ing last Feb ru a ry, which d e c lar­ ed the death penalty unconstitu­ tional, only four crim e s had death as mandatory punishm ent They w e re train w recking, p e rju ry in a capital case, treason against the state and m urder of a prison guard or anynon-tom atebyalife- term prisoner. So, tn effect, only these four crim e s could c a rry capital punishment again. The last case was the rallyin g point fo r the vo ters fo r p ro­ ponents of Proposition Seventeen. Why would a prisoner hesitate killing a guard when h is only punishment would be another U fe term on top of the f irs t ? The rem aining question Is whether the C a lifo rn ia L e g is la ­ ture w ill m ake the death sentence m andatory fo r other crlm e s-sucb as rape, firs t degree m u rder o t ;, seHiog heroin'. H th is is con­ sidered -m aking the death penalty mandatory to such crim e s - m a n y cases w ill c a r r y an outrageous and inappropriate penalty. Since the people voted to o v e r­ ru le the court, Prop o s ition S e ­ venteen could prevent Ju d icial review of legislation p e rtain in g to capitol punishm ent. T h is raises the question about tbe separation o f pow ers. The case ts not fa r fro m what the Nixon A d m inistration Is ask­ ing congress to do - d e c ide, what the courts m ay and m ay not do, through legislation . T h is action has had lbs effect on the rest o f the nation alread y . A group o f 19 state a ttorneys gen. e ra l are now drafting proposals wtth a m andatory death sentence fo r crim e s such as m u rder by contract o r k illin g a policem an. Governor Reuben Askew o f F lo r ­ ida named a com m ission that r e ­ cently recommended the death penalty be required fo r anyone convicted of prem editated m u r­ d e r, m urder connected w ith rape, kidnapping, bombing, h ijackin g , o r arson. To m e, the question of the punishment fittin g the crim e Is senseless. If the co u rts are im p aired, they could no longer protect unpopular p rin c ip les, un­ powerful people o r unconform ing activitie s . Som e people a r e s a il scream ing, \a n eye fo r an eye, a tooth fo r a to o th ,\ and don’t realize how h y p o c ritical they’ re being. i nalysis and (U nn merit F o r fu lly a decade A m e rican Intellectuals and academ ics ofthe lib e ral - to - left p ersuasion have articulated, sustained and ju s ti­ fied a decided antl-A m erlcanlsm because of U.S. Involvem ent In V lel Naro. Wtth the w ar winding down and a negotiated settlem ent to sfght, what issue w ill U .S. in tellectu a ls seize upon to further In d ict Am ­ e rica ? The question is im portant to the Am erican people and th e tr p o li­ tical leadership fo r tw o funda­ m ental reasons. F irs t , the discontent and des - p a ir of a sizable segm ent ol A- mertcan Intellectuals and acade­ m ics durtng the last decade pro­ duced a hostile and angry edu­ cated class, The Vtot Nam war and Sen. George M cGovern’s seizu re o f the D em ocratic party provided a 7559 ST A T E ST R E E T , I.O W V II.L I, N 1. 13367 Jo u rnal Established 183B' Republican Established 1830 Merited I860 Published weekly by the owners and publishers Low ville Printing and Publishing Co. Inc. f* Richard E . Sm ith, President - Publisher M ichael J . B la ir, Ed ito r Carol Sm ith, Advertising Manager Caro) Dykeman, O ffice Manager National A d v e rtising R e p resentative INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER MARKETS, INC. _ N M I New York - Chicago - Detroit - Dallas - San Francisco - Atlanta I w e w w p M p e r Entered at Post O ffice, L o w ville, N .Y ., a * second-class m all m atter m e m b e r Association • Founded 1885 SU B S C R IPT IO N - PA Y M E N T IN AD V A N C E $6.00 Year New York State - $7.00 Y e a r Elsew h e re Continental United Slates - $9.00 Y e a r Alaska, Haw aii, Foreign Countries W e d n e s d a y * N o v e n b e r 2 9 , 1 9 7 2 ‘W hat’s the use of taring dowu . , Page 2 . when we can uprightly walk . . . fo r In a larg e r aenae we knnw . . . when someone savs what’s true . . . the M aster o l alt mankind . . , atntlea from nut ihe blue . . . God knows that truth ta everything . . . In this borrowed lifei . . . and In the end II w ill p revail . . . though Interim s may mean strife . . . so many folks ignore the truth . . . unless it fits their way . . . God knows this and tn the end . . . they w ill have to pay . . . so we’ ll use the freedom . . . God meant lor ua a l l . . . we U w rite and say what’s in our h e a rts, . , though it w tll not please all.” M ichael J . B la ir . . . A C L O S E R L O O K D id you watch \P a tto n ” la s t week on te le v isio n ? tf you did, you w ere no doubt am azed, as I was, about a cut which had been made ln tbe film portraying ihe W o rld W ar H a c tivitie s of Gen­ e ra l George S , \01d Blood and G u ts\ Patto n , to many one o f the greatest m ilita ry men o f our tim es and to others one o f the w o rst scoundrels to ever wear the A rm y uniform . In any ca s e , having seen the film In the theatre, I was ex­ trem e ly su rp rised that so little was cut froth the T V versio n , ce rta in ly a break wtth the cus­ tom ary p ractices of T V editors. M o st o f It was there— the blood, the guts mod, o f co u rse, foe Gen­ e ra l’s \c o lo r f u l\ vocabulary. But there was a ve ry obvious cut made tn the H im , which seems to a^faJt, M a x e ll of tha Illn e s s t h a t . our soci ety * ts suffering. I tm referring ’ to the p a rt tn the m o vie where G e n e ral Patton pulls out bis ivo ry - handled p istol and quickly dispatches two rather ob­ stinate m u les which were hold­ ing up the progress of his ad­ vance through S ic ily by blocking a vita l bridge. T h e m ules were them uncerem o niously dumped o v e r the railin g s into the gorge and w a ter beneath the span. T h is was cut from the film by A B C , as I understand tt, be­ cause they w e re afraid of the re ­ action they would re c e ive from the m illion s of anim a l lo v e rs throughout the United States. In other w o rds, the v iew e r Is e n titled to w itness the gory slaughter o f a ll of the human beings that can cro s s a T V screen , but he cannot see the necessary slaying of two anim als that w e re causing, b y blocking the bridge, the deaths of hundreds o f men to the ad­ vancing m ilita ry colum n, which was at the tim e under heavy a rtl- le r y and a irc ra ft attack. W e re ­ lis h the sight o f s p illin g the blood ready outlet fo r the angry and alienated intellectu a l and acade­ m ic. The defeat o l the M cGovern forces at the p o lls and the pro­ spect o f an end to the w a r leaves such false Intellectu a l fury w ith­ out a cause o r an o u tlet. Second, the histo ry of an In ­ tellectu a l class denied p o litical power has often provided the p r i­ m e r cord fo r the explosion o f vengeful violence, revealing an antl-dem o cratlc and to talitarian turn of mind. D r. L e w is F e u re r, form e rly a t the U n iversity of C a lifo rn ia at B e rk e ley, and now professor o f sociology at the U n iversity o f Toronto, contends that the 19T2 D e m o cratic convention “ was the firs t ta A m e rican history that could be caUed the 'convention of the In tellectu a ls,’ ” Feu rer contends, m o reover, that the M cGovern Intellectu a ls tend to speak and act “ In non- dem o erattc term s ,” reinforcin g th e ir rh e to ric w ith threats o f violence by vowing to produce another \C h icag o 1968” If Mc­ Govern was not nominated. S o , a sizable elem ent of Mc­ Govern’s Intellectu a l and acade­ m ic support In th is country op­ poses violence overseas, but Is fu lly prepared to em ploy violence as a means to achieve p o litical ends at borne. It w ill be d ifficu lt for the rad i­ cal M cGovern Intellectuals to claltn that the defeat of M cGovern was the product of a “ rigged election.” Therefore, the Issu e they are lik e ly to substitute fo r the V iet Nam w ar Is the U.S. econom ic and p o litical system It­ se lf. The basis fo r this tran sition by Intellectu a ls from a foreign to a dom estic Issue has already been laid by the environm ental and consum er movements ln th e late 1960S and e a rly 1970s. -JRIchard J . B a rn e t spelled out o f our fellow man by the b a rrel, but we cannot stand to see the sight ot an anim al betag slain. W hat hypocrites we are! D id you ever notice the pet food section tn your local superm ar­ ket? lt usually consists of row afte r row of all kinds of goodies fo r the dog and cat, including such “ delicious” names as G ravy T r a in , Special Cuts, Prim e , etc. E v e r y year Am ericans spend m o re feeding their anim als than It would cost to feed and clothe much of the starving multitude around the world. No, we don’t give to C A R E , we don’t give to Jew ish R e lie f, we don’t give to C atholic C h a ritie s , we don’t glvo to U N IC E F , and usually “ because we can’t afford it.” But we sure as bell can afford a ll of those pet \goodies.” No, I do not hate anim a ls! I have had pets a ll of my life . 1 now own a German shepherd and, from tim e to tim e, I am wonder­ ing tf he Isn’ t better fed than I am . He ts pampered, catered to, etc. And he ts “ man’s best frie n d ,\ as they say. But . . . W e ll, to put It bluntly, wby do the anim al lovers among us have to be so damn s illy ? -0- Talked wtth L a rry M arsh the other day about a most serious problem he is encountering at G eneral Telephone, tt seem s that some Individual o r In­ dividuals have been getting their kicks by blasting with a .22 c a li­ ber r ifle the telephone c a b let b e t­ ween Beaver F a ils and Croghan along the Low viU e and B e a v e r R i­ ve r R a ilroad tracks. On tores occasions, a ll during tbe past few weeks, toe vandals have caused the disruption of s e rvice forabout 80 custom ers betag served by the cables. The seriousness of the problem cannot be understated. W hen a telephone Is out o f o rd e r, a doc­ to r, an am bulance, toe police can be very fa r away If needed. When 80 phones a re out of o rd e r a t the sam e tim e the problem and lik e ­ lihood of such an em ergency a- risin g Is Increased 80 tim es. The vandals have been striking between 4:30 and 7 p .m ., plinking at foe cable from the railro a d bed, tt ts believed. The bullets strike the cable and short oot tb» In­ dividual w ire s tt con tains,cRptaleg the disruption of s e rvice . J * M r. M a rsh asked that we bring the m atter to toe public’s atten­ tion, which we a r e most happy to do In an effort to help. A t foe sam e tim e , we ask lhat i f anyone has any inform ation regarding foe vandals, no m atter how Insigni­ ficant they might b e lieve tt to be, to caU the L e w is County S h e riff’s Deportm ent, which 1s Investi­ gating, a they p re fe r, they may call M r. M arsh sim p ly by dialing “ 0” for toe operator and taking that they be put to touch with him, or they m ay c a ll me a t the Jo u r­ nal (376-3523). Both M r. Marsh and m yself wlU protect th e ir 1- dentlty If that Is to e lr desire. JABBERWOCK b y Ja y Addison A N e w Vork Press Association Service The Thruway <s nifty for get­ ting where you want to go Bot It s boring. S o are most Interstate highways Now, when I'm bored. I get drowsy And the safety people tell os that Drowsy and Ale., aren't compatible So I've road- tested some super-highway, antt-botedom tips cf my own (1) For exactly ten minutes -• so long as it's safe to do so -■ try driving at EXACTLY the posted Spaed limit It's not as easy as you might think (2) Here's an old one you may have forgotten Wave ai the kids in the car try front of you Give yourself extra points if you wave before they do (3 ) I save this one for trips that run over three hours \Sh u n p ike\ from one interchange to the next it's not fair to d o it b e tw e e n th e sa m e tw o interchanges m ore than once Incidentally, w h e n you get oil the hig h w a y onto the old roads, yo u 'll appreciate the lim ited access highw a y all over again (4 ) At a service stop, buy g Coke or a cup of coffee far tho attendant D o n 't be surprised if this terrifies him at first Bu i tho pennies you spend w ill keep you both w h istling for hours Even off key, w h istlin g isn’t boring this.new assault on A m e rica by the rad ical taieHectuals tn hi* book, \R o o ts of W a r.” He emphasized foe economic Issue as an intellectual linkage to toe V ie t Nam w ar when he w rote: \T h e most cru c ial In te l, tactual and p o litical task of toe 1970s is the development of an al- tem a live vision of a world econ­ om y, based on foe values of Just distribution o f economic and p o li­ tica l power, and tbe p rio rity of human growth over economic grow th.” These are Intellectual code words for socialism wtth power placed ln the hands o f intellectuals lik e Bam e t and other alienated U .S. intellectuals. The danger Am erica faces to the post - V ie t Nam w ar period is foe absence of solid counter- tatellectu a l opposition to refute the irratio n a l power lusting of the likes o f Bam e t, During the last decade, the rise of fop intellectual radicals and the. passive acceptance of their anll-Anw rlcanlsm has been due alm o st exclusively to Iheabsence of Intellectual opposition. Be­ cause of fofs absence of opposl tion, many well-m eaning and o il line lib e ra ls slow ly accepted tl doctrine o f denunciation anddes pair when tt cam e to the U n lit States, One is Atuherat Pro fess! of H isto ry Henry Steele Con lunger, \W e have grown u creastagjy callous to crlm i against hum anity,” w rites Pro Comtnager of Am erica fo reviev tog Barn e t’s “ Roots of Wax D r. Henry Kissin g e r, when a c ! nowtedfog the tentative agree meat with the North Vietname< p rio r to the presidential etactioi expressed the b e lle! thal the er o l the w a r would bring aboi national unity which our “ V ii Nam Involvement has made irr possible.” m !s w>» not b r li about national unity, because tl p ttllftc& fcl and academ ic els? ta Am erican society whtchhelp! sow the seeds of distrust snddl.- w lty over the last decade has vested Interest fo keeping Am ei lea tn a stale ot turm o il and rte< p a ir. - Je ffre y S t, John.

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