RITCnTCl, Thursday, April
As the spinning Earth points its
summer face to the blazing Sun, folks
all over America are planning how
they're going to spend their favorite
season. And chances are water will play
an important role in what they decide
Boaters will be plying lakes and
rivers, water skiers will use a portion of
their summer zipping over the water
behind a boat, fishermen will throw
their lines beneath the surface in hopes
of liberating denizens that therein
reside, and little league baseball players
upon parental insistence climb
into the tub and wash away the infield
well the visibility is so poor. If a diver
had to look at 100 yards of garbage at
one time he might be inclined to gag on
his mouth piece.
In order to SCUBA dive some
equipment is optional, some vital.
Necessary equipment includes fins,
mask, snorkel, SCUBA. Also necessary
is a Certification Card that shows the
diver has had proper training and knows
what he's doing.
diver is prepared
for almost any emergency and need not
While boaters, skiers, swimmers and
fisherman do their respective things
upon the surface of Kentucky
waterways, an increasing number of
Kentuckians will be doing theirs below
the surface. The sport of SCUBA diving
a fact that
is growing in popularity
confirmed by counting the
increasing multitude of bubbles that
pop atop quarrys, lakes and muddy
Short Weight Grocery Herns
Raise Bi lll, Cheat Consumer
Robert Miller that short weight
grocery items are common in
Kentucky stores is bad news for
consumers and speaks poorly for
groceries and food processors.
Forty per cent of over 25,000
items inspected by Miller's
department were found to weigh
less than the package claimed.
While agriculture department
inspectors concentrated on items
like meat and produce that are
packaged on grocery premises,
they also found short weights on
items as meats,
candy, cookies, cottage cheese,
flour and drugs.
What makes this particular
situation so deplorable is the fact
that food is a necessity -something every family must buy.
Low income families budget most
It is difficult enough for the
of their money for food.
If grocers and food packagers
are not deliberately cheating their
customers, their quality control is
so shoddy that it approximates
the same thing.
Makers of cookies, candies,
flour and other products that are
sent to grocers already packaged
have no legitimate excuse for
short weighing customers. The
technology that produced their
average family to keep food prices
down without being cheated by
grocers and pound packagers who
do not take pains to see that a
customer gets everything he pays
for. Short weighting a customer is
like raising prices and keeping it
Needed: Weapons to Match the Monster
Should Be Encouraged
which stands for
enables a diver to carry a
cylinder of compressed air on his back.
A "regulator" reduces the pressure of
the compressed air to that of the
surrounding water permitting the diver
One of the nicest things about
diving in Kentucky waters is
that it permits those who go deep
beneath the surface to see all the
exciting sights on the bottom. Like beer
cans, old tires, steel barrels and junk
cars. Occasionally a fish flashes past.
Visibility in Kentucky lakes ranges
from four to seven feet in some quarries
and 'to 30 to 40 feet in Cumberland
Lake and Dale Hollow. This compares
with 100 feet or more visibility enjoyed
by salt water divers who explore the
life forms that inhabit
Considering the trash on the bottom
of Kentucky's lakes, it's probably just as
Reading maketh a full man, an
warm weather. A "wet suit" covers the
diver from the top of his head to the
toes on his feet. Acting like a second
skin, it provides insulation from the
In light of this it's not hard to
understand why more than one drunk
has taken the pledge upon seeing a fully
equipped diver come lumbering ashore
from beneath the sea.
The prospect of lugging a heavy tank
of air on one's back is not so bad in the
water but on land it becomes quite a
burden. It's good practice though. At
the rate we're polluting the atmosphere
we'll all have to wear SCUBA before
long and on dry land, too.
Whoever the next governor is, he'll
face gigantic money problems.
LEWIS CONN, Publiahar
PITER CONN, Editor
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confidant of Governor Nunn's, had
this to say recently to a civic club in his
hometown of Ashland:
"We are nearing the point of no
return on taxation but no matter who is
elected governor, he is going to have to
raise money from somewhere."
Kelley, an accountant, cites various
increasing demands. But he thinks the
big money problem for the next
governor and the 1972 Legislature will
be presented by teachers, saying:
"They didn't have the people with
them this time, but the next time they
That's exactly the goal the Kentucky
Education Association leadership set in
its plan to raise dues from $23 a year to
The idea if more effort in political
action, public relations, professional
negotiation and field services
aimed at local support, which lagged
badly during the 1 970 Legislature,
One idea on how to increase state
revenue is simply not to let you list your
federal income tax as a deduction on
your state income tax return.
The state made a move in that
direction in 1968 when it foresaw the
and blocked it from
being a deduction.
Arguments sometimes got pretty
warm among Governor Nunn's advisers
as he was deciding which bills should be
signed, vetoed or left alone.
It prompted one aide to remark
"From the outside it looks like a
been busy at
teachers' ire during the legislative
But hell have to go all out to top the
attention he got at a meeting at General
Butler State Park. The announcement
went out this way: "Butler to speak at
General William O. Butler, for whom
the park is named, died in 1 880.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
Presentation of "Luther" by Trinity
High School in St. Francis Auditorium.
Youth Advisory Council to Actors
seminar at the
Theatre, three-hou- r
theatre, 10 a.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Buechel Woman's Club meeting at
Bashford Manor Lane clubhouse. 1 1 :30
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
Louisville Country Day School
registration and entrance exams. 9 a.m.
Drama department of Highland
Woman's Club will present two one-aplays. Dinner and show, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Jefferson County H club's annual
talent show at Bigelow Hall, University
of Louisville. 9:30 a.m.
MONDAY, APRIL 20
meeting in conjunction with 41st
annual convention of Kentucky
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
George Bernard Shaw's chancel
drama 'Saint Joan at Meadowview
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
Fifth annual Miss Jeffersontown
Pageant at Jeffersontown High School.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26
Louisville China Painters Guild
annual exhibit at Highland Woman's
Club, 2000 Lancashire Avenue. 1 until
TUESDAY, APRIL 21
membership tea at Hikes Point Branch
of Lincoln Federal Savings and Loan
Association. 10 a.m.
through 18 the
observance of National Library
was initiated for the
purpose of providing a framework
for citizen action to raise
standards of literacy, to draw
national attention to the
development of reading skills and
adequate library services, and to !
encourage community groups to
promote reading and improve :
. - This community has a
';hlre of library f ' ;s available
to its citizen
remodeled, spacious, sculptured
concrete downtown library that
was just completed last year,
Reporterlanders have within easy
access branch libraries at Bon Air,
Fern Creek, Jeffersontown and
Southern High School.
Just because the facilities are
St. Stephen Martyr Church St. Ann's
Sodality annual spring card party at
Hess line and Pindell Avenue. 8 p.m.
People can be made aware of J
happening and what's)
behind it by various means today, ,
the air waves among them. But the
printed word is still the best!
means of getting the background
and the details, the real meat that '
provides understanding of 'what
it's all about. Encouraging people
to read and communities to build )
adequate library services is the
chief task, and a worthy one, of '
National Library Week.
Scheduled for April 12
Chairman Harold Kelly, a Democrat but
happenings around the globe are
enveloping .him, regardless of the
degree of his own awareness of
them. The man or community
that lacks awareness certainly
cannot expect to cope with or
solve his world's major dilemmas
nor the simple ones affecting only
himself and his next door
"Let the cream rise to
That's Governor Louie Nunn's view
'of how his administration should
choose its candidate for governor
Senator John Sherman Cooper doesn't
The governor disclaims any intent of
arbitrarily picking the Republican
And talk that Cooper may run serves
as a buffer against pressure to make any
other choice, of course.
Meantime, Governor Nunn in effect
is telling any of his top people who're
interested to try their wings establish
a record, hit the speaking circuit and
then see how things shape up.
Aides insist this actually has been the
governor's position from the start,
although he didn't spell it out.
But Highway Commissioner Eugene
Goss and Parks Commissioner James
Host seem to read the message clearly.
Announcements of plans and
projects are pouring from their offices.
And don't be surprised if either one
turns up in your area any day for a
Others are waiting in the wings, too,
while Governor Nunn watches for the
cream on his pitcher and the outcome
of the Democrats' churning.
advances, ecological problems,
poverty and racial tensions, social
changes, youth reforms and
contended a great many years ago.
If it wasn't proved then, it
certainly is a known fact today.
The man or the community who
doesn't keep aware of the fast
happening events and changes in
the world today finds it a difficult
task to keep pace.
A knife strapped to his leg serves as a
cutting, prying or chopping tool. The
handle serves as a hammer. On his wrist
he wears a depth gauge, a compass, a
watch and a thermometer. Around his
waist is a belt holding lead weights to
counteract his natural buoyancy. A life
vest or "Mae West" that inflates by use
of a C02 cartridge will take an injured
diver to the surface and keep him there.
'Rising of Cream To Top'
machines can insure
equipment properly fill
the packages. Strange, isn't it, that
the machines always seem to err
on the short side instead of
putting too much of a product
into a package?
And grocers who package their
own produce and meats should
take extra care to mark the proper
weight on the package. It might be
a good idea for them to frequently
check the accuracy of their scales.
The days when a butcher could,
add to his income by leaving his
thumb on the scales should long
ago have left Kentucky.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
Homemakers Clubs membership
coffee at Fern Creek Community
Center. 1 0 a.m. until noon.
guarantee that they are being
taken advantage of by readers and
researchers. Hopefully they are.
With so many other pastimes
competing for a person's
attention, reading sometimes
appears to be something of an
habit. The man or
woman with book in hand is
increasingly a more rare sight, but
one that should be encouraged.
Have you read a good book
Soviet Tensions Grow
BY CHARLES BARTLETT
As Lenin's birthday
observance draws near, the tensions of
Soviet politics are showing through the
Kremlin's bland mask like veins on the
forehead of an agitated man.
All the anniversary cosmetics and
straining to assert the farsightedness of
the revolutionary who was born 100
years ago are not obscuring the
problems that confront the collective
leadership. Unhappily for the
team, which must
face its second Communist Party
Congress in the fall, the propagandists
have not contrived enough jubilation to
muffle the grumbles over the stumbling
performance of the Soviet economy.
Grumbling within the Kremlin, from
Michael Suslov and Alexander Shelepin,
has even reached Western ears and
Chairman Brezhnev, personally anxious
to weaken his critics, seems to have
shifted three officials with Shelepin ties
out of their posts. Since the three were
responsible for the press, television, and
movies, their ousters appear to augur a
The leadership is so widely faulted
for its failure to meet the problems that
the Lenin observances on April 21 and
22, when all party officials will be
gathered in Moscow, could bring
changes in the hierarchy. If they do not
come then, the ensuing period before
the Party Congress is certain to be
charged with political maneuvering.
Kosygin Likely To Fall
The trend of these maneuvers,
already visible, will be an attempt by
the party managers to put the blame on
the government officials. Alexei
Kosygin, 66, and somewhat weakened
by illness, is more likely to suffer than
Brezhnev, 63, and solidly in control of a
party apparatus that is being pulled to
the right by a national sense of
In fact the maneuvers may produce
more drama than change because the
ruling circle is old and closely knit. Not
only have the reins been tightened on
Shelepin, who apparently advocates a
pragmatic modernization. Only one
new, young figure has managed to
penetrate the circle since it took power
in 1 964 and this is a
of Brezhnev's, Konstantin Katushev.
Major Change Unlikely
So while Kosygin could be replaced
by one of his deputies, Dmitri
Polyansky or Kiril Mazurov, and some
subordinate ministers may be retired
for the misfire of their policies, nothing
like fundamental change can emerge
from this crisis in Soviet politics. The
system makes it extremely difficult for
the party to evolve when the pressures
are pulling to to the right.
This is the concern voiced
eloquently and courageously by a trio
of Soviets in a paper that has just come
to Western hands. The best known of
the authors is Andrei Sakharov, the
scientist who startled the world two
years ago by publishing a stirring appeal
for idealism in world relations.
by lifting the secrecy which now hides
the faults which damage the socialist
Democratization is Advocated
Now he and his friends argue that
their country is bound to its errors by
the rigidities of its system. They say
that unless the government is willing to
take the risks of a gradual
democratization, it will continue to fall
behind the capitalist countries in every
significant way. A further turn of the
screw to the right will lead, they warn,
to tragic frustrations.
To succeed in its economic and
scientific aims, the government needs to
the enthusiasm of the
intelligentsia. This can only be
accomplished, the trio insists, by a freer
exchange of information and ideas and
Free Expression Is An Issue
These arguments ring strangely close
to positions taken by Lenin before he
seized power. He argued in those days
for political liberty and free expression.
He noted that revolutionary parties of ,
the past had collapsed because "they
shrank from threshing out their
weakensses." He warned against letting
socialism fall into the chains of dogma.
"You see yourself," Lenin said to,
Gorki, "how the intelligentsia are, how
little they understand the requirements
of the moment." The Soviet
intelligentsia seems at this' moment to .
have clearer ideas on the salvation of
communism than the party stalwarts.