Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 7, 1971 · Page 7
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 7

Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, June 7, 1971
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Pride, Pope Pitted in Battle AMALFL Italy (AP) - The pride of this small town on the picturesque coastline below Naples is pitted against Po>pe Paul VI and the Vatican in a struggle over whether Amalift is to get a new bishop. Ever since ;the last bishop, the Most Rev. Angelo Rossini, died in October 1965, the 50,000 residents of the. diocese have been twessing for the pontiff to name a successor. Pope Paul has declined to do so. The- policy of the Vatican since the F'cumeniieal Council has been to,cut down on small dioceses. Bishops are now supposed to: be named to rule areas or not less than 100,000 population. On May 30 local Catholics sit their temper. •They barred* the way to the cathedral to the. papal-appointee "apostolic, visitor,!' the Most lev. Jolaftdo Nuzzi, who is nshop of neighboring Nocera. The bishop calmly called upon carabinieri—national' police—to escort him to the church so he could say a Mass. • Demonsitraiboius cut loose with BUSINESS MIRROR Have -'• , ", , / Two Big Problems By JOHN CUNNIFF AP Blrtirtts* Analyst EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two columns on the probjiems of America's railroads. ' The first examined the plight of the railroads. The following presents the industry's proposals. NEW YORK (AP) — The two «iajor problems of railroads are regulation and money. The first, though not unique, has a peculiar application to rails. The second is common to all industries in very serious trouble. The first problem, as seen by the industry: ' • .In order to abandon unwanted, parallel lines, a railroad must petition the Interstate Commerce Commission and the state -public ' utilities commission, a process that can consume six to eight years-. Even to lower fares, a rare occurrence, as much as .three years is needed. Less regulated competitors, such as truckers, can lower rates immediately and. take away fu&iness. Furthermore, the government heavily subsidizes the .routes on which the truck, barge and airfreight operators move their cargo. ."...,. In 1969 it cost the rails 34 per cent of revenues to provide basic right-of-way facilities. For trucks and buses the figure was under 5, for airlines 4, for barges nothing. . The second problem: Because the railroads are unprofitable, they are forced into greater un- profitabilty. That is, since they seldomr can borrow at prime rates v they cannot fix their equipment to operate at max* imunv efficiency. rtfe Thin -cycle is having .tnevi*. table consequences. The rate -of return-•«! investment dropped to 1.76 per cent last year, the third lowest in 50 yeans and the worst since 1938. Four tines are bankrupt, a dozen more close tu it. These are among the arguments presented in Washington these days by ' representaitives of the industry, once powerful and -arrogant, now weakened, frustrated and fearful of its life. The past haunts it. When memories of its greed recede into history, the history books remind a new generation. And stiff regulations, passed at the turn of the century when the industry was a monopoly, continue to be applied. "We ought to stop subsidies for all transportation modes," said George Smathers, the former U.S. senator from Florida, and now general counsel for A m e r i c a V Sounl transportation Review Organization," Acronymed ASTRO. But Smashers qualified his statement. "It ought to stop," he said, "but if the taxpayer is going to be called upon to subsidize airlines, trucks and barges, why not do something for the railroads?" Such a fund the railroads could use in order to upgrade their roadbeds and terminals. "The maximum package needled to bring them up to par Would be $500 million a year for 10 years." A.9 subsidy? "Some would be repaid. Some of it would be in the form of a subsidiy. It ought to be stopped when it is evident the railroads can make a profit." Won't they fight to maintain that subsidy, he was asked? "Of course they will," he said. "But it should be looked at every, three years, and when the time comes that the raiiiroads are a viable enterprise, then no more subsidy." Regulations. "Wfe don't advocate total deregulation. 'But'we want to be able to raise rates up to 6 per cenit a year, which then could be turned back after ICC hearings." Fire Victims Find Friends COOLIDGE — A Coolidge family had unexpected house guests 'when an Arkansas couple we<re'' stranded when their oar caught fire and burned while passing through Coolidge on US50. Mr. and, Mrs. Don Norman, Berryville, Ark., were driving through Coolidge is extreme western Kansas when they discovered thfiir car was on fire. They abandoned the burning vehicle, saving only some articles of clothing before flames engulfed the entire oar. ' A fire truck from Holly, Colo:, was called but the car had been destroyed before it Was able to arrive at Coolidge and •extein- guish the blaze. The stranded couple spent the day in the'home of Mr and Mrs. John Borgen of Coolidge. They later resume their trip home by bus. The Sunday morning fire was blamed 'by Norman on a, near wheel which he said appeared to have been "dragging." POM? i City 1 Garden City Telegram Monday, June 7, 1971 a barrage of fruit and a few stones, and shouted insults ait tfae bishop. Police waded in and dispersed the protesters, but the bishop cancelled his Mass anyway. Last Friday, 40 persons were charged wi*h disorderly conduct in the incident. The roots of the conflict are more historical' and civic than religious. Resident have reminded the Vatican that Amalfi and the adjacent coas<tJlifle has a rich tra- dibimi, daitimg to the 4tih cenitury when it began gaining power as a maritime republic. The republic developed a booming trade with the Orient and was able to defy would-be invaders until 1131 when it was subdued by King Roger of Naples. A town of such historical prestige cannot remain without its own bishop, residents say. They also claim that in the warm moniths the tourist influx swells the population by hundreds of thousands, thus necessitating the presidence of a bishop. , SOMETIMES, WH6N TWO PEOPLE WALK HOME FROM A I KNO(«Lr (/5£P TO THINK ABOUT WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE UALWN6 HOME RfflMA$HOh)ORACAftUVAl OR SOMETHING HOLDlNS HANK? WITH THAT LITTLE RED-HAIRED 6I&, AND I SNUFFY 'JMITH Gastro-enterities has killed 185 people, most of them nonwhites, in five eastern Cape Province towns in South Africa in the first 46 days of 1971. Medical authorities said this was "quite normal." TRUDY v~ THftT PORE OL' MULE OF VOR'N IS WORE TO ft FRAZZLE-SHE AIN'T TO 00 NO OADBURN PLOW PER TWO-THREE WEEKS BRACE VOR6SELF, LOWEEZY-I GOT SOME TERRIBLE BAD NEWS PER VE THE RYATTS Y/PEE/ , MICKEY MOUSE @_K»igfntonnSntlea*, lot, I "Towel gam weight again,- Trudy?" We've got ' . 'v. Pinto 2 door ; v ttftessthanVWm The llttl* carefree car. Pinto is sized small, like the •cohomy import, but it's bigger on value. And price is only the beginning. Pinto calls for, only half as many oil .changes as VW. One-sixth the chassis lubes. So easy to service that you can do most routine maintenance yourself. And Pinto is bigger on performance. It has a 75-hp engine that has averaged over 25 mpg in simulated city/ suburban driving. Sports-car type rack-and-pinion steer- Ing. Wider stance and lower silhouette. Maverick 2 door iTO'los than Nova 2 doer The Simple Machine. Maverick's price makes R simpler to own than Nova. But that's not the only reason we call ,it the Simple Machine. Maverick's simple to drive and park because of its shorter wheelbase and smaller turning circle. Simple to service because it's been designed that way. Maverick offers a 4-door sedan for a low price of $2235* ($145** less than Nova 4 door). Or choose the sporty Grabber model. A choice of an economical V»8 and three thrifty Sixes. •Ford's suggested retail price for Pinto and Maverick. However, the models shown are equipped with accent group (Pinto $60; Maverick $52) and white sldewall tires ($29). Destination charges, dealer preparation charges (If any), state and local taxes are extra. "Comparison based on manufacturers' suggested retail prices for closest comparable body styles of lowest priced models, comparably equipped. LAKIN MOTOR CO., INC BURTIS MOTOR CO., INC. • P.6.lox797 V I2th & Kansas . Garden Cify, Kaaim I'M JUST -FOLUOWIN'] P1REGTIONS... IT SAYS FOR TUH PUT ON STEVE CANYON YOU CAN'T tQSE¥/\S IF I'M ME,BABV ! III. SHAP0VWN3 BE IN THE NEXT . THE'COUNT- WEtl. PO A FAKE A I iVi.SEENlHATMIVOt BIT OF /ME PUTTiNS VblT\ [ CONFUSION IN ANY AlR- ON A NEW.YOfeKFUfiHT \\ PORT IN THE UN -THEN YOl)'LLCHAN6E INTO I OR AM I AFRAID «F LOSING YOU IP sreve/oo r REALLY WI5HTOPRETCNPTO BE THE FEW ALE REP WrTHTHBIMPER- DONATION? MOOSE REMEKABER. NO MORE PETS' POGO ILONDIE MY WIFE JUST PHONED ANO SAID WE WERE GOING TO THE OPERA TONIGHT BUT "YOU HATE THE OPERA, MR. DITHERS- WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING? IF I DON'T LAUGH/ I'LL CRY/ BEETLE BAILEY

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