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editorials Pogt t Garden City Telegrattn Thursday, June 3, 1971 Too Liberal? Labels are conveniently pasted on newspaper editors, commentators and people whose life style differs from the noon, whatever that is. If you have longhair you're a hippie; if you support social action, you're a liberal and so forth;. Whitley Austin, the iconolca&t who guides, the esteemed Salina Journal, has an answer for those who worry about newspapers that are "too liberal." In his own forthright way, ho answered a couple of critics thusly: "'Liberal' in their sense apparently connotes something heinous like eating oysters in May or attending a performance of 'Hair.' "The usual dictionary definition of 'liberal' in relation to thought is 'open-minded.' Its antonym is 'narrow-minded.' "So I gather these worthy subscribers want The Journal to be narrow-minded, ait least to the extent of giving prominence to reactionary opinion. Aside from Mr. Buckley, whose super-polished prose is so erudite I'm not at all sure what he means, the columists they seem to want are mostly senile one-trackers who are well to the right of Senators Goldwater and Taft and perhaps even of George Wallace and Roman Hruska. President Nixon is too radical. "They are entitled to their opinions and preferences, of course. But most of the columnists they choose are so far out of the mainstream of American life and politics ,ttiat what they have to say is rarely relevant. They are against whatever is happening; and after they have said that, they have had it. The 18th century has little to tell the 20th. "All labels tend to be relative. To the campus rebels, The Journal seems a moasback troglodte edited by a profitminded bourgeois twice over 30. To Mr Sibrava and friends, we are never to be forgiven for once supporting Lyndon Johnson and the late George Docking. (I don't quite forgive myself.) And so it goes. "The purpose of a Page of Opinion such as this is to shed as much light, information and commonsense upon daily events as is possible to fallible man. The commonsense sometimes is not common, the light sometimes is diffused. The opinions do come in various vigorous shades and do not always agree. But they are pertinent to the times. It \Wuld be Idle to print thie opinions of those whom the times have passed by." 5K, Hf ART BUCHWALD WRITES: Black-Tie Demonstrators Confined at JFK Centlr ning and thrown into the John suddenly we were thrown in a Although F Kennedy Center for the Per- bus and dumped in here. it, the strategy. A photographer said be was iirsts was to •keep, just taking pictures of the fire- black ties, evening dresses, dia- works when two patrolmen mond necklaces and tiaras, had grabbed (him and threw mm . forming Arts. The demonstrators, Wearing "Have I told you about the good ol' days when folks called me the'Jolly Green GiantT JACK ANDERSON REPORTS: Air Fore;e Silences Colonel Who Told of Microwaves vowed to tie up" Washington traffic around the Watergate Apartment Complex with then* Cadillac amd Liocoln'Continental chauffeur-dirivie limousines. Police chief Jerry Wilson said ttvait he had orders that anyone who participated in the demonstration, which had been organized to get our symphony orchestra out of Conisliitution Hall, would be arrested. Ait about 10 o'clock the first demonstrators started chanting . 'WE WANT CULTURE' to which their leaders yelled 'WHEN DO YOU WANT IT?' amd they shouted back 'NOW.' A police captain with a bullhorn said, "Unless you keep your limousines moving you * will all be arrested." But the demonsitraitors refused to heed the warning and traffic was blocked up as far as the State Department. At the signal from the captain, the polics immediately moved in and started making mass arreste. Because of the large number of demonstrators the police decided to detain .all the people at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts- The demonsibratons had been prepared for this mosit of there went peacefully, but once inside the detention center they . couldn't believe the conditions that they had to put up with. ^ week> People were jammed in tight in the halls and ante-irooms. As each new group of demonstrators was brought in, it • t ..1_ _ 4, Jjl IT.u into the brass section of Meyer Davis' orchestra. Art Buchwald the momtaig «o thai; traffic*" would be running 9 smoothly again. ' ' ! V -i. ~' : j ; ^ The police dh<ef set $100 bond for every person over,35 and $43 for those under.; The organize® of the demonstration^ vowed™ they wouldn't be intimidatea^ aind promised to come back 'f|J September to tie up traffic;-;' again when the Kennedy Co* ter was officially opened- A spot pofll the next day revealed that most of the .people who lived in Washington believed A woman, who said she was that the demonsitrators who tost walking her dog, found wound up an the Kennedy Cen- EseM^eping unte Peter ter Thursday night had only Duchin's piano. "The only rea- themselves to blatnie. BUSINESS MIRROR Businessmen Oppose War By JOHN CUNNIFF Vietnam trip. Results? WUlens AP Business Analyst thinks he has succeeded NEW YORK (AP) - Four some extent, years ago Harold Willens, a In recent months the «lllb- Los Angeles executive amd real tudes of some businessmen apostate developer, .and Harold pear to have changed. Wjthto Niles, then chairman of Balti- the past year the heads of Bank more Life Insurance Co., of America, Interniational Busi- formed Business Executives ness Machines 'and E. I duP<int Move for Vietnam Peace. have spoken against the war "Ait that time," said Willens and blamed it for domestic ".anybody who spoke problems. the war was consid- Willens, a 57-year-old mfllion- or a nut." aire grandfiaither and lormer Marine, was asked if he felt a The hate mail flooded in, major change really has His addly, is exactfly thepomt; no trative job in Washington. . .. 1969 nology developed the » that being overly idea- feet was to stifle the investigation 'and silence Burner. Byd. h. MEMORIAL DAY brought a visiting relative who brought a fistful of old Distaff columns which turned up in the spring houseeleaning. They appear to be about six years old ... many of them referred to the flood: * * * A SEVENTH STREET housewife said her family would not let her forget the day of the flood. On the evening of that disastrous day, with reports coming in about how far into the town the river might spread, this woman served catfish for dinner. It made the river seem very close, they thought. MENNONITE WORKERS stopped by the Red Cross headquarters to get something cold to drink —anything would do, they said, except chocolate milk shakes. That's What the gunk they'd been working in looked like. * * * SOME SMALL good came in the flood. A local woman admitted that during the emergency period when all activities were called off and the stores were closed and she was nervous and fidgety, she took to the ironing board. . . and got to the bottom of the basket for the first time in months. * * * SOME OTHER six-year-oldies: Overheard: "He thinks I'm nervous and high- strung . . . just because I'm hysterical most of the time." * * * After a year of lessons, the second daughter takes pride in being able to play "Spring Song" on the violin — in exact imitation of Jack Benny. * * * FROM A GUEST column written by Pat (Mrs. Jim) Fishback: What adult can explain the reasoning of a small boy who said, "Gee, teacher, you sure do smell good today. You smell just like Fritos." SOMEONE ONCE described a vacation as that time of year when you pack up seven suitcases,, four children, two aunts, a mother-in-law, two dogs and a parakeet and get away from it all. (XDlSITSWW'H WiHH xi 11/1*51*1* *",, *v XAIO **»uv •»**•-• —„- —— —, lll'tiJUir uiuam&c t.>wt***j •»*•<» OC" became obvious that 'the Ken- Willens said, considerably fas- curre a in thie business attitude. nedy Center did not have the ter than the membership appli- «j ^ink the line of the prag- faeuittes to handle them. cations. Willens and Nile® fete, matist , aiM i ,the idealist are At 11 o'clock there was no however, that the war was a mee ting," he replied. Damn gin left, >and by 11:30 all the mistake of (historical magni- few Businessmen think we are scotch had been drunk and tude, a military blunder, a po- unpatriotic now. All of them re- Washington — Deep-to its Finaly, Buomeov wrote that EPA's own studies show out- some of the people started to litical scandal. _ late mfflation toJhe war, for ex- bureaoicracy, 'the Air Force exhaustive investigations were boards spew up to 30 per cent C!r y. BEM .advocated the business- ample." has silenced .another "BiUy needed and that he "would like of their fuel into the water. The only food was a cold man-citizen speak out on the is- DO you really think you can Mitchell" who dared to warn to' investigate other such para- But EPA's Associate General buffet and .strawberries, and sue. But its founder soon real- end wars? _ • that microwave devices hunt meters as hematologic, efldoc- Counsel, Robert Zener, wrote champa-gnia, which bad been ized that few establishment fig- "Yes. Maybe there 11 be littto servicemen's eyes - - - rine and biochemical changes." Parmele that the Federal Wa- hasitily brought in by the Red uires either cared or perhaps ones. But my festaig is tnat For speaking oat on a sub- Burner was never allowed t» Pollution Control Act ex- Cross for Uie emergency. dared to. ®jnce we've .always had wars, it Jeot that the Air Force wanted to proceed By August of 1969, empts "discharges of oil from r^ American Civil Liberties BB m tfrevr memberships is no reason to extrapolate into hushed up, he quickly lost his he had been shifted from aero- properly functioning vessel en- Unii:on pw t es ted vigorously that stealdily, however. And then, the future. We changed the research job. spiac e medicine to an adminis- lines. .That, Parmele told us te demonstrators were being 5^ BEM was a one-issue or- name of /the game when teen- The original Billy Mitchell was a tough Army Air Corps officer who was court-martial ed 'because he wouldn't stop telling Ibis bnassihound bosses feait the U.S. needed to pay more attention to 'air power. Col. Alvin Burner, an Air Force scientist and physician, is totally unlike the wasp- tongued Mitchell. So mid is Burner that he begged us not to print this story. But his Mends have given us the facts that the Air Force bald hoped to hide: In 1968, Colonel Burner, then head of radiobiology at the Aerospace Medical Division, came to the inescapable conclusion that certain microwave emissions can cause serious eye trouble sometimes yeiars after exposure. Buimer .already knew the chances he' was taking. All three services expose hundreds of young servicemen to radar and other radiation, waves. By exposing the .danger, he could open the armed Jack Anderson Caipp's Conspiracy — Al Oapp, the humorist and hardliner, is claiming his recent indictment in Wisconsin on diirty- old-imaii charges is part of a plot by the radical left to "get" him. But Lawrence Derning, the district attorney who issued the warrant for Oapp's arrest, happens to be a former president of the Conservative Club (now a chapter of Young Americans for Freedom) at Meanwhile, his findings of the University of Wisconsin. two years ago are now accept- He worked for Barry Goldwater ed almost as writ. in 1964 and was a delegate for Burner's boss at the time of Richard Nixon at the Republi- his trials was Maj. Gen. Char- can convention in 1968. Alles Roadman, also a doctor, though Capp's conspiracy the- now retired from the Air ory might seem hard to buy, Force. "There was no connec- William Buckley, the brilliant tion at all," between Burner's conservative comimenibaitor, microwave work and his trans- was sufficiently impressed with fer, Roadman ed or let go. But police said the the militarization of America. "We have to get away from demonstrators knew what they Willens, its chairman, de- the fuzzy thinking that says were getting into when they voted what his wife said was waers taire inevitable .and that came out that night, >amd they 101 per cent of his time to peace is a Utopian concept. EI- felt no obligation to process speeches, membership work, ther man or war is obsolete. them wiitfti .any speed. lobbying iand most recently to a We ihiave to decide. "Most of the people in there," : — ; . . . said a police sergeant, "axte troublemakers. They came {ram alll over the country aind if they want to tie up the traffic in Washington, they're get- what they desieirve." But reporters discovered in- r that many in- jhad been round- \CROSSWORD - - -. By Eugene Sbeffei\ • r time (for him) to go to Washington, nothing more." Motorboat Pollution — The Bible Thought From the rising of the sun to the going down of tht same.— Psalm 113:3. ,«n»- "»» - j r Throughout each day, as op- was it to telephone Derming person- portuniity serves, .praise is ap- ally to make sure he hadn't proved. Not alone in words but been taken in by the Bolshe- in patient dealings, merciful ait- viks. , ^ Motoroat o uon forces to hundreds of damage E Smental Protectikm clains a - in ? s - . . . , . ,. Agency often protects the pol- Contrary to what most v,isi But the injured eyes or tne luters Ta ^ &v than the envia , onw tors think touris . m i s no t meat. Conservationist Living- sjm Parmele ^^ to enlist ft A ^ Ms fl ht motorboat pollution of lakes and ^ams. After ^ to titadies and the service of loving hearts, let His name be praised. HORIZONTAL 37. Protect 39. Indian 40. Mr. Whitney 41. Kind of party 44. Mountain pass 46. Alaska city 50. Cant 51. Assistant 52. Expand 53. Fuss 54. Printer's word 55. Scottish Gaelic 56. Household need decided to er ton . his career rath- In May, the Power Institute in Alberta, Canada. Few high-level officers have ever laid their careers more sacrificially on the line. Burner wrote bluntly that, although radiaition dangers have been suspected since 1890 and the military has been "increasingly aware" of the hazard since 1955, the Air Force has done next to nothing about it. A major study was leffit un- funided by the Air Force, he charged, even .as the unpleasant evidence .accumulated. "The critical organ for microwave damage appears to be the crystalline lens of the eye," be said. "It is conceivable that a cataract may first be- Puerto Rico's number one in- dustryi Manufacturing is the Wmd , a l t s(mrca rf in . come, with 1970 output estl- mated .at or close to $1 biUion. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.—Psalm 23:4. God is always dose at hamd, even in our darkest days. PUBLIC PULSE The House of The Kiln for one • 6. Russian. v news i agency 9. Pro's companion IZ.Bright- ,• colored l fish 13. Turkish regiment 14. Harem room 15. Window section .16. Small rugs TT.Footlike organ , 18. Dross 19. "Paul „-,__,_.,-,»' 20. Exploit 21. Matador's plaudit 23.GreeJc . letter 25. Dress part 28. Kind of tray 32. Toward the mouth 33. Dreadful 34. Seville . businessman •• • '• 57. French father . 58. Rodents VERTICAL 1. Dandies 2. Gem stone 3. Frog genus 4. Work "byPoe 5. Meddle 6-Winglike 7. Sylvan deities 8. One of the family 9. Vestment 10. Poems Answer to yesterday's puzzle. IDIEIAILISI I All Ml I INIGI It Famous caricaturist 20.007 adversary 22. Note in the scale 24. Exclamation 25. Male swan 26. Money of account 27. Malay ;gibbori j 29. Compete '; 30. Sea bird .'> 31. Color 35. Latin conjunction' 88. Recount -\ 37. Take out '• 38. Hebrew « name for ] God 41. Pierce •; 42.Ebb,foronf i 43. Footless • ' animal ' '{ 45. European . river ' 47. Odd { (Scot.) i 48.Amiperla- '..! tive I 49. Farm animal* Avenge time otiolutlon: ZGniluutM. 51. Viper (The author of the following letter taught grade, school music her* in 19491950. During that tint* she stayed at tht horn* of the late Florence MeCray. Her letter is a tribute to her friend's memory.—Ed.) My I had expected a house of draiwn shades 'and that of a confined person to be next to a loydy girl my age maimed Ruby wbo taught cor- gloomy rectiomal speeclh. like a isickroom. I expected 'the Florence cooked breakfast conversation to be dry and for Ruby 'and me in exchange tasteless. It wasn't thait way. *or our doing 1lhe dishes. It was Thie touisie was dean and neat, not easy for her to Wheel around The darkness gave it Hhe.cool- the kitchen., but she was most " - - - - • neat and .an exeefllemlt cook although bordering on the Mly side. I'M inever forget her miak- mess of a enoe looked ageless—mo wrinkles, no gray hair, a bright Garden City Telegram •ubllihed Dally Except Sunday and Six Holidays Yearly ly The TtUgram Pubtiihing Company 274.3232 310 N. 7th G.rd.n City, Kaniat, *7l4t Fred Brooks Le (toy Alienee John Frailer Edifer Advertising Managei Managing Editor I saw the radio, graph, the thick piles of maga- Secend class postage paid at Garden City, Kanias. 67146 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION ly carrier a month In Garden City, $1.94 plus applicable sales tan. Payable to carrier in advance. ''-* local and area collage students $10.30 including postage and applicable sales t« fer 9-month school year. ^ ly carrier in ether cities where service is available,. $1.50 x ly eerrler in etner cities wnere service is available,. 91.BU f evaluated, wmcn could mfean been a pan ot month plus applicable sales tax. By mail $15.48 a year including poitag* disdardtaig or changing millions had polio as a and applicable sales ta«. i;_ of dollars worth of equip- no nottce of it Gamier rates apply where carrier lervlce available. *' »«>*• nor diid I. in 1949 with "Florence Me- was the day I hesitantly stopped by white on a trip vuav .. ^ uu »>.» u . ...», »*».„.« «« downtown. Florence and my come recognized several years mo ther had been ischoolmaites She asked questions about my after exposure . . . .and had kept in touch all these work, my coming marriage, yeans. I had promised Mother I would at leaist stop lung enough to s>ay "helow". As I stood in .the hot late sum- a £ j£. mer sunshine iand gazed at the drawn windows, I wondered how the casual conversaition , would go. Florence was unique, zines all along beneath the ' ' ' " " couch; and in wtoait was once „„„ -. „«- ..™..»«, — ~-..._. . the dining room, shelf alter walked up the cement ramp on shelf of beautiful hand-tainted the porch and rang the bell, china and figurines. This greeting was warm and I left witihin the hour I came (spontaneous. She remember- and saw no more of Florence ed me. She motioned mie to a unltdl about four months later me accepted leveis 01 raoua- chair then put herself easily when I needled to find a room. wu<i»> ..»»• ...* ,,~««» tion set by the services 'be re- onto .a sod a. The wheelchair had Word of my need had reached ways wonder, does the house evaluated, which could mean been a part of hier since she'd Florence. Because she rented of drawn shades stiM throb with a child/She took her, upstairs and extra bed- 'full living as it did the year I being difflpfent,. (rooms on occasion, she had a was therAjf—ETHEL McNEILL • v room for me. I was in a room HARNDEN, Synacuise. Burner added ominously that although the eye was the main area of danger, microwaves might also cause heart, nerve, brain, blood and liver damage. He even took a swat at ter service. "The Navy," he wrote, "has realized for >a long time that carrier deck crewmen who are but how unique I would find exposed to relatively high in- out in the months to come. I tensity microwave fields during their watch show . hyperirritability, fatigue and lassitude." Burner recommended that accepted levels of radila- smale that masked loneliness, ing fancy open-laced sandwich- bitterness, or pain, if 'any. es for one of my required treasi- lt must have been hour's of labor in love Cor She insisted of her outings at church ^ ^^ wag a kMji ^ ^ dining room where the most phono- exquisite figurines .amd china of her hand painting were fired. The; things were expensive but people paid., I never saw the kiln in use. She must have used lit while we were working so that she could be free while we wene home. tf-2. the house of the kiln to go home to make preparations .Jar my wedding. I'll >al- • NFURK Fazzt KFROK RZZ RNUI. CBWJCOqUJL'S zzu.P OGRIKUPI R WATER {3KIBR. SIUO> (01871 Kl« VeatunaSyndicate, loo.) : ,*'•".• \ Ctyptoflulp etuei I equate • '

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