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) . ! i 4--THE GUARDIAN JULY 22, 1966 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: I I Ou'V" ' 1 IVe. i [Li The Sentry i VOTING PRIVILEGE , According to State Auditor Jones, 687,631 citizens are quali- fied to vote in the July 26 primary. This is an all:time record for a primary, but it still does not reach the record of. 715528 voters who were qualified in 1964 for the general election. However, it is expected that this figure will be passed by expiration date for registering on October 18, 1966, for the coming general election on November 8. The American citizens as a whole do'not seem to appreciate what a privilege it is to be able to cast their votes in a free elec- tion. The candidates in the elections behind the iron and bamboo curtains are chosen by the dictators and the people who Vote mere. ly go through tile motions. This year, in Arkansas, the general election, as well as the primaries will be very important. The voters in this state have a wide choice among many candidates. This is especially true among the gubernatorial hopefuls. Each one seems to offer Some special legislation that could appeal to many voters. There seems to be an unusual interest in this year's election both the primaries and general election in November. For the first time in many years, the RePublican Party seems to be providing some strong opposition in several races: The race for the office of governor is expected to be hard fought. Regardless of one's party affiliation, it always seems to produce better results when each party has a candidate who Could win. This year the Republican Party also has a primary and so it will be necessary for absentee voters to secure the ticket of their party in order to vote properly. So anyone who applies for an absentee ballot must specify upon application to the County Clerk, in which party primary he wishes to vote in order to avoid delay. Otherwise a voter might lose his chance to vote by not getting his ballot back in time. It is not unusual to hear citizens complain about the persons who occupy the various political offices local or otherwise. They also object to certain legislation that has been approved by the voters. It often, happens that these complainants are among those who failed to take the time to vote on election days: In many of our elections a very few votes distributed a little differently could make big changes in the election results, in order to secure better government and better public officers, it is of prime im- portance that a great many more Americans should exercise their right of franchise. Naturalized citizens are usually much more appreciative of the privilege they have in voting in a free election for candidates of their own choosing. The story is told of an h'ishman who had just been made a citizen. On his way home he passed a railroad yard where an engine was shifting cars. So thrilled was he at his new power of citizenship, that he shouted at the engine. "You can puff and snort, but you can't vote." This is a perfect description of a citizen who is not registered to vote or, if he is registered, does not vote. NATIONAL FARM SAFETY WEEK Next week, July 24-30, has been designated as National Farm Safety Week. This observance will be co-sponsored by the Na- tional Safety Council and the United States l)epartment of Agri. culture by a proclamation of the President of the United States. Most Americans are aware of the importance of the agrieul. tural industry in the existence and the Continued progress of this nation. During years of peace and of war, most of us realize that the successful operation of American farms is the principal reason why we are so well .supplied with all our provisions that there is a surplus with which we are able to contribute to the needy in so many other parts Of the world. It may be truthfully said that the know-how of the American farmers isa vital factor in making this nation'the admiration and the envy of the world. Farming has undergone a remarkable revolution during the last fifty or more years: The very fact that it is considered neces- sary to observe a National Farm. Safety Week is an :indication in :Frm theg  ? u-  '[ [ 1[ I sas Ark a n- voters itor'sDesk., are f c w some difficult choices this year. So many candi- dates are seeking state, --'l? "'J--l e own ty and local offices " that many in- dividual "Yes, all seven at once with a wrong number. What is the Society for the Propagation of the Faith anyway?" Fillincj: A Void oxen. The introduction of machinery to farm work has made the life of the farmer as hazardous as that of the men in industrial mills and in building operations. Working with tractors ahd other machines puts the modern farmer in many dangers totally un- known to the farmer of a half century ago. The slogan of Farm Safety Week will be, "Safety is Victory Over Accidents." Its purpose is to be a constant reminder of the necessity of a new awareness of safety procedures in the minds of millions of people who live and work on American farms. Acci- dents kill an average of 8,000 farmers every year and an additional 700,000 receive injuries, many of them serious. Tim introduction of machinery to the farm industry, of course, made a radical change in the danger to the farm operators. Em- phasis will be placed upon the safe operation of tractors and the protection of slow moving farm vehicles which are sometimes driven upon heavily traveled highways. It has been recommended that such vehicles wear a triangular emblem marked S.M.V., which will be plainly visible for 500 feet, day or night. This precaution is for all vehicles that travel 25 miles pet" hour or less. Every operator of slow moving farm equipment, such as just mentioned, should contact his county agent or the Farm Department of the National Safety Council to receive information about how and where to produce S.M.V. emblems. New Catholic Magazine Ft:afures Conservati sm Was.hington (N:)- L. Brent Bozelt is editor of "Future," a forthcoming magazine aimed prfmarily at conservative Cath- olics, The lawyer, scholar and con- Vert to Catholicism, as editor of the monthly periodical, will not rely solely on his own con- siderable skills to speak the message that well deserves speaking. He presently is en- gaged in seeking other think- ers, and in encouraging them to provide readers with the un- heard side of many issues con- fronting the Church today. He has already enlisted the talents of many, and Future articles will include pieces by such formidable scholars as Christo- pher Dawson, the lfistorian; philosopher Gabriel Marcel, Charles Cardinal Journet, and Washington (E) -- Vice Presi- dent Hubert Humphrey said here that the nation's educa- tional problems are too big to be left to the schools. He called for greater involve- ment by all segments of the community in the task of pro- viding American youngsters with a quality education. Bozell ,saYs that Future, wili attempt to break what he sees as a kind of liberal strangle. hold on Catholic journalism. "We're all roy dialogue in the ChurCh, but only the liberal side gets heard," he states. "Future will provide an alter. native to the monolithic vieWs that are expressed in the Cath. olic press." Bozell promises that Future will not be grim, but witty and urbane. It will also devote some attention to problems that are no longer fashionable, for example, the fact that the Church is still persecuted in many part s of the world. There will be accounts of the state of the Church by roving corre- spondents in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Wtmn the first issue of Fu- ture appears in August it will Garry Wills, the columnist, represent .nearly nine months of effort on Bozell's Dart He What the answer to this .... lem is should be the subject 0 lind the groundwork for the serious deliberation. Perhal  magazine at the Second Vati. state, county and local prima _ no .I s _ I: a ili n tion can of Council about last 15 American fall when he ies should be held called his plans to the atten- dates. However, thatnwoulddiffere]l --'; bish- costly. Yet it might be that ff P HHH Ci i B ozell understandably added cost would be offset wanted to gain the goodwill of oor, a ms the bishops, and to give them elimination of blind man's the assurance t h a t Future balloting. aimed to serve the Church "in itself of the fundamental differences between the farm industry tional needs of children from of this modern era and the one when the plow and other imple, low-income families. ments weq'e operated by men with the help of horsces, mules and Humphrey said there is a Humphrey spoke 'at a nation- al conference on the education of disadvantaged children. Some 500 educators from 50 states participated in: the meet- ing. The three.day conference was called by U,S. Cmnmissioner of Education Harold Howe H at the request of President John. son to help school districts plan projects under Title I of the Elementary and Sesondary Education Act. The act pro- vides funds to meet the educa- trend away from the pattern of other years in which schools tended to become aloof from the community. "The truth is that the Ameri* can school, and particularly the school serving the poor, can no longer afford to be an island cut off from community life," he said. "There is a mutual need: the community needs the school, and the school needs to become a real part of the com. munity." The Vice President pointed out that the Head Start pro. gram recruited nearly 100,000 volunteer workers in its first year, and that 50,000 teacher aides were at work in Ameri- can schools last year. Mr. Humphrey called for the increasing involvement of par- ents at all levels of elementary and secondary education. He said educators should face up to the question of whether some schools actually help enfot,'ee the attitudes of hopelessness and humiliation with which deprived young- stets often start life. On many large farms now, planes are used in planting and dusting. Extreme caution must be exercised in their use. The observane of Farm Safety Week may help in the acquisition of safety habits that will continue in use all through the year ........ Voters are in a quandary. NewspaPers, radio and vision have done a job of presenting the candidates, but again the nu{ ber seeking office has mill1 against efforts to remove fusion from the campail The conscientious voter 8, ways tries to weigh opposifl candidates against one and to make rational as to who is best qualified f' any given office. But this is I easy task. And it seems to come more difficult with succeeding election. One relative newcomer Arkansas has a system for sl plifying the task of candidates. He carries With h a list of offices that are up election. Then, as he ters a friend whose wisdom honesty .:have won his ,dence, he asks him for he plans to vote. The inquir then writes the name the office on his list. By tion day, he hopes to have list complete: Of course, this approach fat" from ideal. Under system, a person votes ing to somebody else's ards. Nevertheless, with such multiplicity of offices and didates on the ballot, tion with trusted friends seer to be in order, until the tional system of corn elections can be simplified. no magazine should even hint at such a claim. Since early this year, Bozell has spent much of his time on a subscription and fund-raising campaign. One well-wisher con- tributed a sum "in four fig- ures," Bozell says, while most donations to Future have aver. aged about $15 to $20. There are 5,000 prepaid subscribers. A single subscription costs $7.5O. The magazine's offices are at 1010 Vermont Ave. N.W., Wash- ington, D.C. Missing Priest Found Dead Slmlton, Conn. () -- Pontifi. cal Requiem Mass was offered in St. Joseph's church here for Father John .J. Draper, assis. tant pastor at the church, who was found dead in a New York hotel. Celebrant of the Mass was Bishop Walter W. Curtis of Bridgeport. Father Draper, 39, had been missing from his post here since June 27 and had been the object of a police search. New York City police said the body was discovered June 28, but identification was delayed pending completion of finger- print tests. Police said Father Draper died of injuries apparently re- ceived when he fell while tak- ing a, shower ......... 2nd Prayer St. Christopher, Martyr, Creed, Preface of Apostles. 26 Tuesday I! Class St. Anne, Mother of tl)e Blessed Virgin Mary. GlorY; no Creed, Common Pref  ace. 27 Wednesday IV Class Mass of previous Sunda No Glory or Creed, Prayer St. Pantaleon, Com" men Preface. or St. Pantaleon, Martyr. Glo: ry, no Creed, Commot Preface. 28 Thursday: IIl 'Class SS. Nazarus and Celsus, Martyrs, Victor I, Pope and Martyr, and Innocent I, Pope and Confessor. GlorY, no Creed, Common Pref" ace. 29 Friday III Class WI St. Martha, Virgin. Glory, 2nd Prayer SS. Felix an id Companions Martyrs, no Creed, Commpn Preface. 30 Saturday IV Class Mass of the Blessed for Saturday. Glory, Prayer SS. Abdon and nen, no Creed, Preface of Blessed Virgin. or SS. Abdon and Senne, Martyr. Glory, 2nd Prayer Blessed Virgin for Satur" day, no Creed, Common , Preface ............... Daily MASS JULY 24 Sunday I! Class VIII Sunday after Pente" cost. Glory, Creed, Preface of T'inity. a more helpful fashion than most of the existing Catholic journals of opinion." He says there is considerable interest in the magazine among several members of tim hierarchy. He attributes this to the increasing awareness on the part of the bishops that there are several sides to most issues. Bozell emphasizes that Future will ..... not claim its views are official 25 Monday II Class. Church teaching, .and says that St. James, Apostle. Glory,