OCR Interpretation

The journal and Republican. (Lowville, N.Y.) 1929-current, July 11, 1973, Image 2

Image and text provided by Northern NY Library Network

Persistent link: http://dev.nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn93063682/1973-07-11/ed-1/seq-2/

Thumbnail for 2
E P B T O H J U S Curfew . . . We have heard some rumblings lately about the possibility ol a curfew for our youngsters being promoted for the Village of LowvlUe and perhaps all of Lewis County. With tha increase In our crime rate, something we happen to share with the entire country, a curfew to restrict the time that our youth can be out at night, without parental guidance, seems to some a solution. w>u, tn our opinion, it ts not. The thought of a curfew for the Village of LowvlUe or County of Lewis is ridiculous. There are several reasons for this, the most obvious being that tt would be nearly impossible to enforce. Other reasons Include: (1) Why should all youth be penalized for the thoughtless actions of a few? Certainly there are far more responsible teenagers than these that are Irresponsible, Just Uke there ere far more responsible adults than irresponsible adults. We have sufficient minority factions In this nation to­ day, which happens to be one of the biggest reasons for the deep divisions among our people. We cannot take lt upon ourselves to set our young apart from us; a curfew would do HUS. (2) Would any sensible sdult seriously consider a curfew for adults because o! the criminal acts of a few? Of course not! Then why must we establish a double-standard for our youth? (3> It Is quite obviously the responsibility of parents to set guidelines for their children as to what time they should be home at night - not the responsibility of government or police. It parents can­ not effectively maintain such guidelines, then It Is quite ob­ vious that the problem goes much deeper than one that can be solved by a curfew. (4) There Is a growing feeling among our youth that our police In this country are given too much power. We, as responsible adults, have done little to discourage sucb thinking. We have, In 6act, encouraged tt by claiming tt to be true ourselves when police have found lt necessary to curb the acts of our young because we have tailed to curb them. We can think of nothing that would promote and encourage this mis­ trust and dislike of police among our young than a curfew. Place yourself in the position of a 16-year-old youth, as an example. What would be your feelings tfyou had to be home at night at, say 9: SO, or else run Ihe risk of being picked-up by police? You would asstiy get the feeling we are living in a police state, (sj de know of absolutely no place where a curfew has been ef­ fective or enforceable. In conclusion, any governmental official, any legislator who might be considering tbe possibility of enacting a curfew and any county police officer who might be in favor of such a restriction would be very welt-advlsed to consider the probable harm a curfew would create la relation to the benefits tt would provide, tr any. We must agree wtth Lowvtlle Police Chief Bob McCue: \It’s ridiculous!” - Michael J. Blatr 1 0 - W e e k T e s t i n g In May, eight representatives from the HarrlsvUle Community School Association, on the recommendation of tn-coming presi­ dent Beverly Buckingham, met wtth Supervising Principal Peter N . Betrus to propose the discontinuance of mandatory and coo- vwetioatl ten weak taettog. Reporting on a survey conducted by the CSA of area schools on their testing proceedings, the group presented to Mr. Be­ trus compiled findings obtained from schools Including Car­ thage, Gouverneur tnd Lowville; a sizeable percentage of schools contacted have ceased conventional quarterly testing. One prime reason they stated for the change was the realisation that at lean eight valuable weeks were taken from each school peer’s classroom Instruction time to prepare for the quarterly tests, give the testa, aad to review the tests. The schools now rely oo regular class tests and end of unit tests (which Harrls­ vUle teachers already employ) to serve as a progress guide for each student. Mr. Betrus told the CS a delegates that he would have the teacbera vote on this issue and that he would support their decision. la tbe early part. of. June, ihe Harrlsvtile teacbera conducted a toll among themselves concerning testing procedures. Meet at Jh e teaching body answered the written survey toad ol those participating In the poll, 100% were lit favor of discontinuation of ten and thirty week tests. In their written remarks, many teachers cited the classroom time lost in this repetitive testing of p**>lta and a* a Ume economy measure to benefit the students, favored unit testing to determine a student’s progress. Also tit written comment, other teachers pointed out that the quarterly testing often comes at a time conflicting with the state man­ dated sylabut, which can prove confusing snd inconvenient to both teachers and students. The teachers recommendations war* than compiled and presented to Mr, Betrus for supposed dln- cusslon snd vote by the school board at the June 14 meeting. It was entered in those board meeting minutes that the. matter la to be held over until fall for a vote. The teaching body of HCS strongly hopes the change In testing policy will be Instituted lor the coming school year. In order to accomplish this. It must be voted into effect by the September school board meeting. We, as parents, should be involved tn thla decision which has a bearing on our children’s education. The present quarterly testing system allows the ten-week finals to count as one-third of tbe student’s average. What tf the student ta not feeling his usual self on lest day, or Is one who panics at test Ume? Is lt fair that his lest marks could drastic, ally pull down his worked-for-10-week average? is tt fair to our children that they lose precious class time for re-testing of material already covered in unit tests? If you agree with the elimination of 10 and 30*week tests, back up your opinion and help make this proposal a school policy. Well tn advance of the September school board meet- Ing (In fact, why not today?), write letters to both Mr, Betrus and tbe school board, stating your opinion. As a concerned parent, show you caret - Sue Burgess A Farmer’s Vieiv C o m m e n t s b y O t i s M u n n How would you like to have one tamdred and five dollars per week deducted from your take-home pay? That 1s exactly what Is happening to me as a da try farm­ er. f feed three tons of dairy ration every week and It ts cost, lag me about thirty-five dollars per ton more than a year ago. Thla adds ap to about f tfty-fl»e hundred dollars per year, while st tbe same time the State Leg­ islators are voting themselves an toerssse o t elghty-flve hundred psr yesr. This increases the Spread between our Incomes tar the year by about fourteen thou­ sand dollars. And they call this a free economy - that supply tnd demand must determinethecost- aad tf this ta the case the Stale Legislator* should be lowering tbelr wage* because tn my o» pinion we have a lot more of them thaw we need and they are not tn short supply, tn fscl, many taxpayer* would be glad fo lake on the Job for a Jot less money. There was a Tot of publicity tn the new*andon television about the cutting of the Governor’s pro­ posed budget by one hundred and twenty million dollars by a group Of eronomy-m tnded Legislator*, who bad the inter-*I* of the tax­ payer to mind, and then a short lime titer passed a sujple- m«titary Hvfget of one-hundred and twenty four million, wtth very tittle pybTtoiry, which Owned |H pit % !n*s of four million. Like Now by Tarry Ottos “ The right of the people to be secure In their persons, houses, papers, and effects, a- galnst unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be vio­ lated, and no warrants shall he Issued but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” (Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution). \No State Shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge tbe privileges or Immunities of citizens of the li­ nked states . . . nor deny to any person within Its Jurisdiction the equal protection of tbe laws.” (Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution). On July 23, 1070, President Nixon approved and authorized a large scale domestic Intelligence plan which Included wiretapping, burglaries, and interception at mall to gather information on radical activist groups and var­ ious political figures In thts coun­ try. The spy scheme was to employ members of tbe F.B.L, C.LA., Justice Department, Se­ cret Service, and Treasury De­ partment tn Its implementation. Although the President claims to bave rescinded the order five days later after strong objections to tbe plan by then FBI director J . Edgar Hoover, the Senate Se­ lect Watergate Committee has beard testimony to the contrary. Former White House counsel, John W. Dean, has testified tauter oath that be has no knowledge of any written document which Showed that the President had In­ deed rescinded the Intelligence plan and that In September ol the same year (two moo tha after tbe President said that he dis­ approved the plan), Dean was told to see what he could do to get the first step implemented. If Mr. Dean’s testimony Is true and can be corroborated by other witnesses, then President Nixon will be guilty of gross violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth A- mendments to the Constitution. By authorizing a plan which called for Illegal beggings, bur­ glaries, and interception of mall to gain intelligence on individuals or groups of individuals, the President infringed upon the rights at citizens which are pro­ tected by these Amendments. But what ta even more sickening is ffiat the domestic epy plas con­ tained no rules for Selecting tile victims at the Illegal sur­ veillance. According to Dean, \It was left up to the tmagt- nation or Interpretation at the people engaged ta the Intelligence work.” And we can Just Imagine who they might be. The Water­ gate Committee has made public a list of people whom tbe White House had categorized as “ en­ emies.” Those on the so-called Dean’s list Include politicians. Senators, Representatives, news­ men, businessmen, entertainers, and members of the sports pro­ fession. These Individuals are not members of a radical group of subversives. Their only crime (If that’s the word to use) was to voice dissent from tbe poli­ cies of tbe President, a right guaranteed to every American by the First Amendment. Is Richard Mllhaus Nixon In­ fallible? Are his decisions and policies beyond criticism? Ap­ parently the President seems to think so. Allegedly, he set up a government spy system to il­ legally gather information on leading figures who would dare challenge the wisdom of his pol­ icies, It is both horrifying and disgusting to learn that in a free nation, with written guarantees at free speech and press, the Pres­ ident would go to sucb lengths' to breach these liberties. And this is npt tbe only case of alleged Presidential miscon­ duct. Even if President Nixon had no knowledge of the Water­ gate coverup (which we think he did know about), he apparently took no action to make all the available tacts known. If he did not participate directly In the faush-tg> attempt, Mr. Nixon at least sought to protect those in the White House by an ill- fated attempt at Invoking execu­ tive privilege. By doing so, and by briefing his former aides on bow to deal with the Senate Wa­ tergate Committee, the Presi­ dent may very weU be guilty of obstructing Senate Committee bu­ siness, a crime which carries a penalty of five years in prison or a 15,000 fine. Unquestionably, we have reached a terribly Important moment in the history of this country. Th# President at the United States has been charged with illegal and unconstitutional conduct while In office. What happens If these allegations can be supported with tactual evidence? Again, let ua revert back to the Constitution. Article n, Section 4 states that the President of the United States \shall be re­ moved from office on Impeaeh- , meet for aay conviction of trea­ son; bribery o#Wher high crimes nod misdemeanors.\ If tn the future the President stUl refuses to answer questions nhoot his conduct in the Water­ gate and related affairs, impeach­ ment proceedings should be be­ gun and his innocence or guilt determined at such bearings. T H E W O M E N ' S S I D E a v a M a t a i a In time of need or emergency I, as well as every woman I know, have an Inner strength to cope with and pull through this perilous time. We have always been told that men are superior and more Intelligent and indeed they are In many ways. And we probably couldn’t manage as well . without our menl However, 1 have found that no matter bow large or small the problem, the woman seems to cope extremely well. Every day lt seems that some problem arises from the clothes dryer breaking down when Sandy needs that particular dress for a date In less than an hour, to Bobble telling out of the tree house and possibly breaking his arm, to having company arrive at supper-time and trying to stretch what you have In the house to feed four more » the modern woman seems to rise above all aad conquer again and again any­ thing that comes to pass. She very rarely fails, but seems to always come through with flying colors. Surprisingly enough, I don’t be­ lieve we even realize tbe enorm­ ity of the situation, before we are pitching right in and solving tbe mess as well as picking up the pieces. After lt ta all over tad we bave accomplished tee im­ possible then and only then do we realize how much we have done in such a short time. This goes an day to dsy with nary a thought on our part, but with aa unconscious inner strength. Others see us doing the Im­ possible tasks and as time pro­ gresses realize the \staying pow­ er\ we have. They (husband, children, friends) appreciate what we do more than we know, even though we sometimes think we are taken for granted. All of a sudden we And a private note tucked tn our pocket, or an outstretched band full of wilting flowers before a beaming child­ ish (probably dirty) face, or a thank you smothered In between a \please” and a “ see ya.” These \little\ things, really wonder­ ful things In our life, make ev­ erything else that has happened tade Into nonexistence temporar­ ily. Then we give a long, deep sigh, turn around, aad get busy again (never forgetting the well earned moments of love.) , 3 )ounral anfc jttapuMinm 7855 STATE STREET, LOWVILLE, N.Y. 13**? Journal Established 1838 Republ.c.n '»*» Merged I860 Published weekly by tbe ownera snd Lowvtlle Printing and PtfellslHwgCe.»Jnc. Richard E. Smith,President - Publisher Michael J . Bisir, Editor Carol Smith, Advertising Manager Carol Dyke man, Office Manager Tony Urbanlak, Staff Photographer National Advertising Repressntative INDEPENDENT NEW8PAPER MARKETS, INC. New York - Chicago - Detroit • Dallas - Sen Frtnclsco - Atlanta Entered st Post Office, LowvUle, N.Y., as second-class matter [P E R SUBSCRIPTION - PAYMENT IN B r sewwuwAv. J J . Z . *8.00 Yesr New York State - 5100 YearEU ^ b e relnCm ttBe^ AieooleWon founded fgw Unltaj states - $8.00 Year Alaeka, Hawaii, Eoreliffi Cosmtrtee^ N m m t W ednesday, J u l y 11, 1973 Page 2 \Wtiat's the use of laytng down. . . when we cansprtghtiy wMk. . • to sense we know . . . when someone toys what’s true .. .tte M asto^aU manMB , . , smile® from out of the blue . • . God know® thmt truth 1* everythin* • . # borrowed life ... and In the end it will prevail ... though interim* may m*M »mw * *. so miny folks Ignore the truth. . . unless lt fits their way . . . God know* till* ana m ms end . . • tbey will have to pay. . . so we'll use the freedom , . . God meant for us au . . * we’ll write and say what’s tn our hearts . . , though tt will not plasse all. A C L O S E R L O O K M ich a e l J . B l a i r Dear Uncle Elmer Deer Uncle Elmer: Has Wa- tergate taught the politicians any lew one? Benny Dear Benny; Yes. Don’t get cangbtl Uncle Elmer Dear Uncle Elmer; Wbat are our governmental leaders doing to help relieve the gas short­ age? Mary Ann Dear M a ry Atm: They arc contributing thetr telr share. Un­ cle Elmer another term as Governor? Pauli Dear Paula: It will be a terri­ ble blow to the state’s eco­ nomy. How will the state ever survive tbe loss of s everal Rocky- mUllons In campaign finds? Un­ cle Elmer I recently drove from Boon- ville to West Leyden, a distance of about seven miles, and can re­ member when all the distance was covered by operating dairy terms, and *U I could count at my trip tbe other day was three. The rset have sold thetr dalrlaa, some of the barns have fallen down and the land abandoned or set to tree# by the State. This hurts the economy of the near­ by villages, which tose the bus­ iness generated by the purchases of an operating farm and also lowers the tax base to run our town and county business and to meet Ihe demands of our ov- er-lncreaslng school budgets, which seem to know no limita­ tions. Talking about taxes reminds me of a bare term at Culpepper, Virginia, advertised for sale at * price of two-hundred thousand dollars with taxes of about one- thousand dollars. Some dif­ ference from what we would have to pay here tn the Empire State, first tn taxes, first In bonded debt and first tn per pupil school costs, but the State does put up signs at places showing our tax dollars ai work. Thts ta to ad­ vise you of th*' fact in case you would fall to realize tt at first glance. It ts a bit frustrating to think that the tax dollar we work so herd to ram moves Into an en­ vironment of fre* and easy spend. ing with Uttle thought of vslue received, - Ott* Munn Dear Uncle Elmer; Is the na­ tion really facing a serious en­ ergy crista? Bette Dear Bette: From the num. her ot people on our welfare rolls, l would have to say yes. Uncle Elmer Dear Unde Elmer. DM you hear where Joist Dean la going to pass for the next centerfold at Ptayfiri magaxlne? Joe Dear! Joe: Some people will do anflhtag lor publicity. Un­ cle Elmer Dear Uncle Elmer: Did you read tn the papers where Gov­ ernor Rockefeller might not seek Dear Uncle Elmer: What would have happened If Mr. Nixon had given Mr. McCord executive clemency? Sadie DearAsdle: Perhaps a \Bug­ gers fog N Ixon” would have been formed,’ 'like tbe \Teamsters tor Nixon” alter he pardoned James Hoff*. Uncle Elmer Times ain’t what they used to be. Why*, th* other day ol Uncle Elm-r an me went fer a ride jest to enjoy the beau­ ties of the countrealde. It was a reely ntse day out with the sun shining an a gentel breeze Mow In. We’s notlaed * heap ov nlse thine goto on. Folks wa* out berbeqata, an plsyto game*, an mowing lawns ait lots ov other good things. We a nottsed too that folks has be­ come more aware ov keeptn things cleaned up an folk# jeat don’t litter tn much ** they# used ter. It made ol Uncle Flm-r *n mm feel purdy proud ov our feller man fer brytn a heap harder ter keep our land beautiful!. An it shore ts nice ter see everybody workta at it tergether - from you*g to old. And ot Elmer an me was reely amazed at all the heap good sized gardens around, We’s thought that folks didn't do that sort of thing now-a-day*. We’s didn’t think folks bad the Ume, But tend ov gnashes theys do an what better things kin ya eat, but what ya grew yourself? Yup family working tergether to a garden slnt all a thing ov the past. Buf then , . » A n a l y s i s find Comment A 25-year police veteran of the Watertown Police Depart­ ment ts retiring because he says he ts \fed up wtth the justice system.” Detective John S. Richardson concluded 25 years and 4 months of service as a police officer. At age 30, Richardson said “ I could stay 12 more years, but I'm retiring because I’m f«l up with tbe Justice system today. It stinks. It** rotten.\ Richardson continued, \I love police work, even though I worked long hours, some on my own time. The pay Is good. But the work la to no avail, It accom­ plishes nothing.” Richardson, a World War II UJS. Army Air Force veteran, was assigned a patrolman In March, 1948, and walked a po­ lice best Ms first year and a half. He then served on a motoreycte patrol for nine and a half years before being appointed a plain­ clothes detective, a capacity he has continued tn for 14 years and four months, \I’ve talked to other retired cops,” Richardson said, \and that Is the same reason they’re leaving. H’ s bad losing good, experienced cops.” Tbe court system has been \dropping off” since about 1967 or 1988, he said, referring to the situation state and nation­ wide, not Just locally. \The guys that we have a r­ rested hsve been put back on the streets by either gome stu­ pid technicality, or tf we’re lucky, have been given reduced charges and put on probation. And a good many of them are the repeaters,” he explained. One such technicality Is search and seizure. \In order to con­ duct a ear search, they want us to go get a warrant, giving the crook time to dump the goods,’.’ \They are gettlngcarrtedaway wtth amending charges, es­ pecially with the repeaters,” he said. \Once or twice ts enough. Lets open our eyes. If he's a repeater, amending is not dotog any good - he’s got to learn somehow.” \They talk about equal rights,\ be continued, \Who’s got rights, not the good people. They’re It was with considerable sat­ isfaction that we were able to wrap-up last week a most suc­ cessful \Help Terry Find.” As this article was being written, the food cootzleed about 91^00, donated by a wide range of thoughtful people from Lewis and Jefferson counties and as far away as New York City. Terry Moshler, 14-yeor-old sob tf Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mo­ shler, Lorwvllle Star Route, left July * for an appointment to be admitted to Boston General Hos­ pital on July 5 lo undergo var­ ious teste and treatment and a possible kidney transplant oper­ ation. Terry, for those who are not already familiar with him, wa* born with only one kidney, which maiftmctlooed, necessita­ ting bis trip to the Boston hospital. Whan Terry left for Boota* with hla parents July 4, he was aided on hla way by a check for ♦500 from the \Help Terry Fund” which we started for Mm two weeks earlier. At the time he was given the check, the ftmd was al 1538, The remainder Is being sent to Ms parents. It is a good feeling for us at the JOURNAL to have been able to successfully help this lad and Ms financially hard-pressed par­ ents, This 1* one type tf pub­ lic service that newspapers and their editors are always seeking to perform - an opportunity to really do something meaningful tnd to be able to witness the positive results that can be a- chleved by the news media to such an endeavor. It was also moat gratifying that we were Joined by other neww media of the a re» in promoting the \HetpTerry Fund,” Wears grateful to WOTT and WTWNY ra­ dio and television of Watertown and particularly to Bob Strom tf the P06T STANDARD, whose ef­ fort* were toatrumental to get­ ting tbe aid of the Watertown based news media, Terry, his parents and every­ one who knows him are deeply appreciative of all who donated or contributed in any way to the success of the fund drive. And, Terry, we realize you will be reading this - so all of us at toe JOURNAL, WOTT, WWNY„ WWNY-TV and the POST STANDARD and everyone who has thought of you wtah you toe very best and a most speedy recovery. -O- It was also mostgratlfylngdur­ ing the past week to be able to report toe end of the nearly four-week-old strike at Latex Fiber Industries, Beaver Falls. As we pointed out ta an edi­ torial In the JOURNAL two weeks ago, prolonged strikes In a small Industry and ina small community usually breed bitterness, turn neighbor against neighbor and friend against friend. Certainly not getting protected - it's the crooks who are getting pro­ tected.” He then cited two ctty men whose records with City Police serve a* examples, supporting Ms beliefs. \Subject A: In the last two years, t have arreited him three times cm three felonies. Since June, 1968, we have arrested him 14 times. Including five times for burglary, a felony. Once we caught him In a building and re­ covered stolen property, but he has newer been Sent away to prison. Each time hla charges were reduced by the district attorney's office, and twice he waa sentenced to eight months in Jail. No more than 30 dsy# after he got on! of jail, he was arrested agsln. ‘SSubject B: He Just got ar- (Conttnued on P»g« 9-B) considerable praise must be ex­ tended to both management and union officiate who did thetr ut­ most to settle the wage dispute in an amiable way - before any bitterness was allowed to be­ come acute. We found ourselves on the re­ ceiving end t f a bitter and hos­ tile attitude oo the part of what appears to have been a few agi­ tators. We were advised a few daya after our initial editorial appeared, by an Irate area bar owner, that there was a move­ ment afoot to have us \tarred and feathered,” because our ef­ forts to promote an atmosphere tf understanding between man­ agement snd union was misin­ terpreted aa a \sell-out” to man­ agement, something wMch la dif­ ficult to understand ta view tf the settlement. In any case, after reporting tbe strike waa concluded In last Tuesday’s ed­ ition, the same bar owner calls again • at 1:20 a.m. - with further threats and bitterness. All we can say Is that we are glad that this sort at thing did not have time to spread and that the overwhelming majority at tbe striking Later workers conducted themselves in a most responsible manner and that the 66 to 6 settlement vote certainly indicates that our bar owner call­ er could not have represented but tbe views tf a very few people, and we end-up wandering Just who or wbat motivated him? Now Is the time to heal the wound* created by the dispute and to get on with the task of working together on othe, prob­ lems that face us. -O- It was a wonderful gesture of the Williams families, the former owners of toe Snow Ridge ski area at Ttrrto, In donating a nine- acre tract of tend and 913,000 for tbe development of a park at Turin. The gifts were made by Mr. and Mrs, Lawton L. WU. Items and Mr. and Mrs. L,Perry Wtiliams ta appreciation of the loyalty snd cooperation t f Turin residents ta making Snow Rldge successful over tfaepsst 27 years. As we said, lt was s wonderful gesture • s gesture made by two couples who had klreedydone much to contribute to the well­ being tf the Turin area, as weU as boosting through the Snow Rldge siding faculty tbe economy of the entire county. -O- Now that we bave witnessed lb* cleanlng-tg? of ate t f tbe co*s»- tie* major automobile Junkyards- \car-bancles” - we are anxiously awaiting the next step In tbe Junkyard elimination effort. We certainly hope that the effort does not \die on tbe vine” and that lt will be continued. Quite obviously, with some concerted effort we could easily see the ell - ~W 11 I rt *“ •** at m» syaeores before 4bs aumaWSlraw* to a close • and come next spring we could all enjoy a truly \Greened- up” county. We have already acMeved the distinction t f being among the top ten counties In the state tn the effort to clean­ up toe environment and halt Uttering, and being within reach tf becoming No. ! should give us ail the incentive to dig even deeper Into toe mess we have created around us. -O- And speaking of Uttering, the o- verali effect tf the Green-up cam­ paign we undertook tn Lewis County (toe first county-wtde clean-up campaign in the state and one now being copied In var­ ious areas) is quite apparent. As we ail drive about the county, it becomes obvious that our Utter­ ing problem has decreased great­ ly. The Green-up campaign ac­ tually had a two-fold purpose - to clean up the county’s titter and to promote the feeling Out tittering u a \no-no.” As we can now see, both purposes were sub­ stantially achieved. We still have a problem, but It te obviously much less severs. Most t f us It seems have come to realize that toe oM saying \Every tit­ ter bit hurt*” is much more than Just a clever slogan. J A B B E R W O C K by -lav Addison A New York Press Association Service The \Scien tific M e t h o d \ trium p h s a g a m f P R O B L E M N Y S keeps building m o re a n d bigger highw a y s : w e keep buying more and bigger cars H Y P O T H E S I S . S to p the fo r m e r ; the latter ceases. O B S E R V A T I O N A lm o s t every traffic light in the stafe is tim e d to nearly p r e v e n t the m o v e m e n t of traffic. W a ter-soluabte sand and rocks are use d for th o s e p o t ­ holes that do get filled Fo u r lanes are pinched into one during rush h o u r s w h ile a back-hoe, tw o trucks, a n d 14 m e n w a tch E X P E R I M E N T . N e w York C ity got n d of horses years ago sim p ly by re m o v in g the hitching posts and carriage steps N o w th e y 'r e getting rid ot c a rs by c losing streets and re m o v in g parking place Th e y 'r e e v e n expertm e n tir w ith a o n e - w a y street pfa that only goes in a threi block squ a re; o n c e yo u gi in to it, y o u c a n 't get out. C O N C L U S I O N N Y S m u s t si th e pattern. N o m o re rat b u i l d i n g s : n o m o r e ci m a n u fa c turin g . N o moi road repair = n o m o re c; repair. A n d sell th e sno p lo w s to O h io . In th r e e years, the chtx k a b lo c k ro a d b e d s w i eradicate th e internal con b u s tio n e n g ine . M illion s > dollars w ill bn saved. A m o s p h e ric pollution w ifi t virtually elim inated W e 'll t healthier th a n w e 'v e been i years, w h a i w ith all th e wall ing a n d fresh-air breathing PRAYER: Dear Lord Jesus, when wo ore going through dlf- ficult times, and we feel that oil te black, teach ux to know teat You are turning tbe black Into gold and giving us of Your spirit that we may share Your love with others, tn the Master's name, A mao.

xml | txt