THE THUMB AWARDS

Thumbs Down:

To Bell Helicopter of Fort Worth. In the wake of the Thumbs Down:

To Bell Helicopter of Fort Worth. In the wake of the disclosure that Bell has been giving helicopter training to 12 members of Idi Amin’s secret police, the outcry, including editorials in both Dallas newspapers, has been directed solely at the State Department. No one has taken to task Bell Helicopter itself for agreeing to polish the “talents” of Amin’s selected executioners. There is such a thing as corporate responsibility. There is such a thing as accessory to murder.

disclosure that Bell has been giving helicopter training to 12 members of Idi Amin’s secret police, the outcry, including editorials in both Dallas newspapers, has been directed solely at the State Department. No one has taken to task Bell Helicopter itself for agreeing to polish the “talents” of Amin’s selected executioners. There is such a thing as corporate responsibility. There is such a thing as accessory to murder.

Thumbs Up:

To publisher-editor Lyn Dunsav-age and her new Dallas DownThumbs Up:

To publisher-editor Lyn Dunsav-age and her new Dallas Downtown News for providing a voice for efforts to improve the quality of downtown life.

town News for providing a voice for efforts to improve the quality of downtown life.

Thumbs Out:

To baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn for his absurd and bunThumbs Out:

To baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn for his absurd and bungled treatment of the Ranger “tampering” case. Get out and stay out.

gled treatment of the Ranger “tampering” case. Get out and stay out.

Thumbs Down:

To Vice-Principal Donald Gafford of George W. Truitt ElThumbs Down:

To Vice-Principal Donald Gafford of George W. Truitt Elementary School for broadcasting his paddling of a student over the school’s P. A. system so that all students could hear. We suggest his dismissal. Then he can take a long trip back to the dark ages.

ementary School for broadcasting his paddling of a student over the school’s P. A. system so that all students could hear. We suggest his dismissal. Then he can take a long trip back to the dark ages.

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