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Image 4 of Jefferson reporter (Buechel, Ky.), April 16, 1970

Part of Jefferson reporter (Buechel, Ky.)

16, 1970" RITCnTCl, Thursday, April EDITORIALS D) Ceo) 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 to do. 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 will upon parental insistence climb into the tub and wash away the infield dust. - - 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. The diver is prepared for almost any emergency and need not confine his sojourns to well-equipp- sub-mari- ne While boaters, skiers, swimmers and j 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 can be increasing multitude of bubbles that pop atop quarrys, lakes and muddy zzzrz Short Weight Grocery Herns Raise Bi lll, Cheat Consumer An announcement by Agriculture Commissioner J. 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 such 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 secret. Needed: Weapons to Match the Monster j Reading, Awareness Should Be Encouraged "ir - rivers. - which stands for underwater breathing enables a diver to carry a apparatus 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 to breathe. SCUBA - 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. SCUBA 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 aquarium-lik- e coral reefs. 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 cold. Englishman Population explosions, 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. innumerable 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. - - - - a Whoever the next governor is, he'll face gigantic money problems. ubllahadEaeh Thursday JffvfMn Rtporttr PuMMnf Ce.,lnc. By TH LEWIS CONN, Publiahar PITER CONN, Editor P.O. Box 18300, Loubvlllt, Ktntucky 40218 Offlca: 1 1 1 Bonnla Lana Phona - 469-333- 3 MEMBER: KENTUCKY PRFRS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPE R ASSOCIATION SUBURBAN PRESS FOUNDATION, Inc. NEWSPAPERS, INC. Sacorri Clw Poatao Paid at Loulavllla, Ky. 8ubacriotlon Ratat: $5 Par Yaar- -2 Yr. $9- -3 Yra. $1 2 Outla Jaffawoo County (8 technological other other V Calendar Public Service Commission 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 will." That's exactly the goal the Kentucky Education Association leadership set in its plan to raise dues from $23 a year to $31. The idea if more effort in political action, public relations, professional all negotiation and field services aimed at local support, which lagged badly during the 1 970 Legislature, aaa 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 federal surtax and blocked it from being a deduction. - - a 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 wistfully: "From the outside it looks like a monolithic administration." a aa State School Superintendent been busy at g political since drawing teachers' ire during the legislative session. 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 breakfast." General William O. Butler, for whom the park is named, died in 1 880. Wendell Butler fence-mendin- has 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 a.m. 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. 4-- MONDAY, APRIL 20 Dietic Association meeting in conjunction with 41st annual convention of Kentucky Hospital Association. 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. 8 p.m. 2944 Breckinridge Lane. SUNDAY, APRIL 26 Louisville China Painters Guild 1 1th annual exhibit at Highland Woman's Club, 2000 Lancashire Avenue. 1 until pjn. TUESDAY, APRIL 21 Welcome Wagon membership tea at Hikes Point Branch of Lincoln Federal Savings and Loan Oak Association. 10 a.m. through 18 the 13 year old observance of National Library Week was initiated for the purpose of providing a framework for citizen action to raise j I : 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 : library support. . - This community has a goodj ';hlre of library f ' ;s available besides the! 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 i I j : there, however, 5 Fern 1 ; St. Stephen Martyr Church St. Ann's Sodality annual spring card party at Hess line and Pindell Avenue. 8 p.m. Kentucky ct 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 what's : Presbyterian Church, 8pjn. Chairman Harold Kelly, a Democrat but a knowledge 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 neighbors, - Nunn's Philosophy "Let the cream rise to Frankfort the top." That's Governor Louie Nunn's view 'of how his administration should if choose its candidate for governor Senator John Sherman Cooper doesn't run. The governor disclaims any intent of arbitrarily picking the Republican candidate. 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 public appearance. Others are waiting in the wings, too, while Governor Nunn watches for the cream on his pitcher and the outcome of the Democrats' churning. and advances, ecological problems, poverty and racial tensions, social changes, youth reforms and Frankfort Watchline Is named Bacon 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 that the 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. processing WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 Homemakers Clubs membership coffee at Fern Creek Community Center. 1 0 a.m. until noon. not does 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 recently? ed v . News Focus Soviet Tensions Grow BY CHARLES BARTLETT As Lenin's birthday Washington - 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 Brezhnev-Kosygin 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. Critics Weakened 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 political struggle. 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 insecurity. 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 protege 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 4s 1 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 system. 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. CHARLES BARTLETT .

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