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editorials PAGE 4 Garden City Telegram Friday, JUIM 18, 1971 They're War Casualties Too The Telegram some months ago revealed the gravity of the dope problem among U.S. troops in Vietnam. A letter from a Garden City GI graphically told of the high incidence of narcotics use. Only recently has the Pentagon gotten around to admitting that something over 10 per cent of the servicemen in the war zone have or are becoming dope addicts. Congress is now conducting its own investigation. Some ex-GIs testified to being "strung out" on heroin while in Vietnam. Why? It was easy to get and they were bugged by the pressures of the war. I Inevitably, a certain fatalism develops among men who never know which bullet, or mortar fragment or booby trap has their name on it. Escape with narcotics is an easy answer to frustration and uncertainty. In the Orient, heroin is accessible and inexpensive. It is one of the main exports of Laos, ' a small country the U.S. is trying to "save" from the Communists. So it is not surprising to see why so much heroin makes its way into Vietnam and is sold so cheaply. And it is easy to see why our so-called allies are reluctant to hinder the free flow of heroin. There is too much money involved, i Drug addiction, be it here or Vietnam, Is a complex problem. There are no pat solutions. But, obviously, it would help to get our troops home , and to identify, if possible, those who are addict/ ed and provide treatment. SbittaffSlJ. Byd. K A LOCAL MOTHER thinks she is beginning to understand about communes. She thinks she may be living in one. Summer so far has brought the older kids home from college. And it continues to bring their friends and friends of their friends. Also assorted relatives. And casual drop-ins and over-nighters from right here in town. She has made some compromises with her traditional life-style. No longer does she panic if a new guest slips into a bed with old sheets, and she has ceased putting out ttie company towels or trying to mop up the bathroom between showers. And she no longer protests, even just enough to be polite, if someone offers to buy a few of the groceries now and then. * * * WRITING IN the National Observer, Edwin A. Roberts, who leans conservative, thinks communes are a fast-passing thing: "We may be absolutely certain tfeat few of the communes begun in recent years will be functioning much longer. That particular style of life has been tried many times over the millenia and it has always failed . . ." Roberts sees other things on their way out, too: "Today's collegians are gradually returning to traditional campus concerns, and no one should be surprised if political zealotry, drug shooting, shabby clothes and Biblical hairdos are little more than an embarrassing memory one or two years from now." * * * ROBERTS RECALLED this country's most successful commune. It was tip experiment of John H. Noyes in Oneida, N.Y., begun in the early Victorian era—1847. It lasted 30 years. One thing that kept it going was the fact that it went into the business of manufacturing steel straps and silverware. * * * THE JUNE 12 issue of The New Yorker carries a "U.S. Journal" feature on Manhattan and Atchison in general and the Maes family, of Atchison, in particular. Sue Maes, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maes, is a graduate student at KSU, a leader in the free university (the University of Man) and she lives in a commune on Laramie St. in Manhattan. The article tells of a warm relationship between Sue and her parents. "Kansans who live in communes in Manhattan tend to be relatively moderate and unabra- sive," wrote Calvin Trillin. As for Jack Maes who is manager of Atchison's American Legion, he admits he's changed some. "When I was First District Commander in 1967," he told the New Yorker writer, "I probably thought all anti-war demonstrations were wrong." But he spoke against the Legion in Atchison holding a counter-march during the Mor- ratorium demonstrations in 1969. And he feels niore comfortable at a meal at the commune now than he did at Sue's sorority house a few years back. "Sue has changed our views on a lot of things," he admits. He now speaks with some irritation about people who judge others by the length of their hair and he waits a bit longer between, trips to the barber himself. "The result," wrote Trillin, "is nothing extreme, but enough to draw an occasional comment at the Legion hall." Garden City Telegram Published Daily Except Sunday and Six Holiday! Yearly ly The Talearam Publishing Company 276-3232 310 N. 7th Gard.n City, Kaniai, 67144 JIM BISHOP: REPORTER Have We Forgotten The True Meaning of Romance? Sometimes when romance, I think I think of' The casMer wore the same erythimg was the same - the we have shiny black dress every day, suwl of waiters around white in the satwirth one foot off the Mgh tables te creamy desserts vm- face of the sordid question: stool, and stoned into emptiness der the ga » ""^•«£ 1 th<J "Okay. Yes or no?" -There was when she wasn't JMUng middle-aged cashier behind A time when women were change. She had a face which the cash ««rte* amwied slowly and gendy. like could be forgotten with ease. I took u second look. Th ffl a fresh flame on an altar can- K she had a figure, it was m caste had a black eye It Jim Bishop die. It is not my function to judge the world, nor its be- haivftor pattern, but love is one hell of a lot more than sex. I firmly believe that there is no more sex going oh now than when I was a kid — or even when my grandfather was scraping his first shave. No, my feeling is that the amounts remain the same, but the quality hais degenerated. Our moral structure is cheap. If we have, fewer houses of prostitution, it's because we have more "K5 Sn^Scomes su- *— «*»* ** -»*» pterlicial, then, as in ancient was a good four-color job. The wafer took my order for two fried eggs, sunny-side up, an order of toast with no butter, and a pot of coffee. I though he would tell me about the black eye. He said notihing, I waited, watching her at work. That wais one beautiful eye. The food was served. I ate, still watching. When I could ''stam/d it no longer, I called the a bank account. Looking at her waiter and laisked him how the cut my appetite. cashier got the black eye. He Day after day and year af- gave me a Gallic shrug, ter year, the black-jacketed one knows, monsieur. No one asked." and cash to her, and most of I couldn't believe it. So I Rome, so wffl our industry and f* time she did not even called the mafee d'. "We did our civilization. The Collos- lookup alt * bem ' tV 81 " as anyone knew, she had never seum and Parthenon to be unearthed 2,000 years after we "What'Credibility Gap'i \ asked Pinocchio. JACK ANDERSON REPORTS: to genius without thinking. We are, in my estimation, a cheap, violent and selfish society. Our gods are money and sex. They should be our slaves. Today, if you are not a swinger, you're nobody. Ironically, a nobody w writing this. Ask yourself truly: how much real romance do you have? Ever sit on a beach at twilight, hoM- inig hands, watching the whit* tops of waves turn to violet and <green a« they tumble? Ever feel tbat extra thump of the heart when you answer the phone and that special voice ®ays: "HeHo?" Ever see an old beaiten-up man sit beside the bed of <a wife dying of cancer waiting for her to waike up 'and iaisk for « sip of water? Ever see a burnt •orange sunset look at itself in • , mirror lake? Ever fled your throat constrict when, on a crowded street, you suddenly see that one person in tine not ask," he said, "'and we will not. She may have fallen in been married, and never bad a 'her apartment. But if we do not fiance. So far as I knew, she ask, then she knows that we never smiled either. suspect that the black eye is One morning I came down- the result of a romantic dis- stairs for late breakfast. Ev- agreement" . . . BUSINESS MIRROR Prime Prime Rate Is Nuisance Did the Air Force's Jets Destroy Friendly Village? WASHINGTON — We have Sn Vietnam for years, says the Moritagwairds, including women, whole~world? received troubling reports that idea of nocturnal farming in children and the aged, who if none of these things hais oc- Air Force jets, guided by faul- lidkulous. would have hewn miaissaicred by curred to you, romance is ty tateffigenioe, bave caused 10- «The VC can dun tbte villagers *h e Auigiist 9 raid. somieilMiig you see only in the for food or the people give it These sources lafeo say the movies. Lonig before I was voluntarily, so why woulld the rfo® paddies were cultivated by born, a man I never knew VC grow anything at night? *b» tea»smiea, not «he Viet proved toimseGf to be the true Why would they "grow any- Cong. No do'dbt the Vtot Conig, romantic. It was a cold night. thing ait all?" asked Hiekey. who inlasfc the airea, frequently He was walking his girl home The military also claims that entered ifflie vtfflaige and demand- from a dance in Bayonne, N.J. take. The stories are difficult because the C-123 spray plan** ed rice. But most of the crop, Her heel was caught in a tight to verify, because the villages were hit three timies on the it as Wiieved, was used to feed switch ,on «h» Jersey Central By JOHN CUNIFF AP Bwlntu Analyst NEW YORK (AP) — A prime nuisance is «he prime rate. It •eldom tiftayn stM, having moved 16 times in the past 30 months. And every time it there's a to-do that no bank news, 'aside from a holdup, can produce. Administration comment .is solicited. Other banks corn- solicited. Corporations commend decreases, decry increases. And the public asks what's pansion can be expected. Within the past week second massacres oil Vietnam more devastating than what happened at My Lai. Villages of friendly Montagnard tribesmen, it's rumored, ihave been wiped out- by mis* are remote and the Montag- August mission «nd 37 time* the vHaigers. nards bear their sorrows in si- on an April mission, Hihe inhabl- lence. We have spent several wsefos, for example, trying to find out what happened to a stoaiw-ihut vilaige in the Song Re river valley in the central highlands. On August 9, 1970, the village was ripped apart by anti-per- banvbs dropped by screaming Air Force Phantom jets. Several F4 Phantoms flashed over tine village around 8 or 9 a.m. They laid down "maximum Jack Anderson Th* Army'a own field manual of land warfare declartss that iberbkides should be used only when crops *TO intended solely for conwunpitiion by enemy fordeis. The bonnbtog and spray Railroad at West Eighth Street. " rf an question. The imme- on the millions is nil, because the prime rate applies to prime customers, which are corpanatSons rather than the long-term im- be great. borrowing costs eventually miay be passed on as higher prices. And, of course, if must wore high button There was no way * he lfoot more, you may be it isn't good news for those lower on <ihe credit-raiting scale. Generally speaking, a rise indicates' that loan demand ex' "Go!" she oeeds supply, a situafcton often . ing of civilian food crops, whe- begged. "Save yourself, tabeirpr*ltea a» forecasting ecp- ifflbier iflw civiMians «n friendly please!" He stood on the track morale contraction. A drop in ,,,. ».__ ^-,, i .., ^». ----- valey to who imght be lurking m the area. Thus was supposed to clear the way for ******* °-" 123 *K. wee paddies A 100 per cent pattern— -spacing the cluster bomibs, in other words, so the entire airea is covered by flying staapnel-is occupied supposed to be enough to kail anyone standing who isn't protected by heavy >armor or a brick wall. The Phantoms used a 300 per cemit pattern over Song Re. enemy Contoadicits Hicfcey: "Everyone in the highlands knows that ce l. it is aii old VC tactic to flhoot ai or unfriendly, violates the 1907 ' wWa !ber ' ** Mield boltlh arms Haigeu Convention which ti» around her neck so that she U.S. has ratffied. «»dd not see the onrusMng Colonel Gallier insists, how- * rain **& heW her ti Sht as they ever, <Baat "« I had known or *ed. Romance? Stupidity? 'are large- even suspected that there were Judge for yourself what she in this valley, money plentiful >and that economic ex- the First Pennsylvania Banking & Trust Co. iwiitiated a rate increase to 5.75 per cent from 5.5 per cenlt, and while most commercial banks faliled to follow, some bankers feel It is only a matter of tiime before they do •o. To John Bunting, PB&T pites- ident, there is no mystery involved in the move. "Our loam demand has been sftrong. The money center banks have not had the same increase in demand. We're up 20 per cent from a year ago. Very few New York banks ' could make *hat statement" To a company such as General Motoits, which migfot borrow $20 mffion, a one-quarter point rate change could make a difference. Conceivably, it could miake a cuistomer retconsider its intention to borrow. Has Bunting's move hurt his bank, as you would expect it to? You might think it should, but your thinking may be too 'Simplistiic, too logical. This prime irate business is reaiUy a mysterious thing. "You would think there would be few reasws to borrow from us," said Bunting, "but it hasn't affected us." said and what he did. CROSSWORD-^ By Eugene Sbejer] A1rFdrcetocan hope tot fl» America^ will the village* and, • Sources familiar with toe believe the villa>ge was by friendly Paris, the Grllon Hotel a restaurant facing the U.S. Embassy. It's an L-sfoaped room with a long glass counter exposing fluffy desserts. Behind it sat a middle-aged I will pull down my barn* and woman. She was the cashier. build greater.—Lukt 12:18. Every day the waiters brought Expand the heart, enrich the the resftamant checks to her, spirit, add knowledge to knowl- watched her add them, ring the edge; we leave our barns be- regisiber, and leave the change hind. on a small rubber mat. HORIZONTAL 39. New 1. Crude Zeafend bird 40. Wager 41. Enroll for service 45. Transportation fee 48. Door 50. Theater sign 51. Biblical name 52. Metal container LETTERS TO PARENTS This tripte-sitreogitlh saturation would easily have ripped and riddlLed the frail staaw walls of the native (hootches, killing or maiming nearly everyone 1 . Momenite alter the Phantoms had dropped their deadly protective barrage, the three C- 123s lumibered over the valley, spraying an arsenic compound called Agent Blue to destroy <flhe terraced rice paddies below. Legitimate Drugs Can Be Extremely Dangerous metal 4. Knocks S.Rapld 12. Caren 13. Charles Iamb 14. Exchange prepiium 15. Untried IT.FJsh 18. Brief nap 19.FemaJa dear ' 31. Indian unit of weight 22.Brigfataett 28. Ran 29.MMat 30. Highest note of the gamut 31. Augury 53. Marries 54. Raced 56. Insect VERTICAL 1. Musical work' 2. Hindu queen 3. Suffix: - x female 4. Relaxed 5. Place of sacrifice 6. Dessert 7. Equestrian's needs 8. Confronts 9. Khan 10. Title 11. Summit. Answer to yesterday's puzzle. (This is HM fifth in • weekly 'serios about drug abuse, using information furnished to the Fhiney County Sheriff's office.— Ed.) By GROVE R CRAIG Barbiturates, unlike M;ari- Lit. Col. Gary L. Galier, the Juana, Heroin and Hallucino- Ammy Chemical Corps officer S®n&, are legitimate drugs. who approved what he called However, although they can be «hi)s "model food destrudtaon aire prescribed legally by Brooks L« Roy Allman John Frazitr mission," maintains there were physicians, they can be ex- only a handful of Viet Cong hi toemnely ^dangerous when mis- the area. used because normiaMy used The U.S. Command in Sal- they depress the central ner- gon, in a memo we hlave obtain- vous system . . . the brain and ed, also say® it "believes" no spinal column. In this caite- "friendly" civilians were in tha gory are: Song Re river vzilley. Seconal, Secobarbital: these Yieit mifflbary maps, prepared are red capsules and referred in 1965, clearly show a Mon- to by drag misusers as "Red tagm/aavl village in the valley. Devils" — Nemibutal, Pento- Air Photos taken two weeks bairbital: these aire yellow in alter the spraying dhow,about color and in capsule form also. 900 hootches. ' Slang term is "Yellow Jaek- Gallier now claims that the ets" — tuiinal, amowith seco- hootchies were abandoned and bar bit al; red and blue (half that "VC production units" slip- and half) and called "Rain- ped into the valley at night to bows" on th6 street market — AJvorlWno. M.IMOOI Editor Editor plant and tend some 2,000 acres amytal, AmdbarbifaaH; all blue S«cond cl«it poifag* p«M at 6«fJM Ctty, K«nn«. 67146 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION By carrier • month (n Garifon City, $1.94 plut •pplfeabU ial«i tax. Payabl* to carritr in advance. rice. capsules, caled "Blue Heavens" by aibusers. But Dr. Matthew S. Mesdson These are all dangerous pre- and Dr. John D. Constable, both scription drugs usually pre-' °* W ° over the valley by herbicide assessment mission, ,. ,, 9C V •"«•'•• eollago itudanti $10.30 including ooitago and siay that Gallier told them applied* »U» ta» for 9-montK ichool yoar. there were no huts below. By carriar in other eltiai where service It available, $1.10 flown scribed as sleeping on a are the most commonly found barbiturates on the illegal "street market". Barbiturates are highly addictive. Physical And Dr. Gerald Hickey, an addiction or, as it is called, month plui applicable tales tax. ly mail $11.41 • year including poitag*,i anthropologist with the RAND "phygjically hooked' •IM applicable 4|lei fan. ),€tarporia4il[», who lias worked wil; users —Require' taneaised doses regulairly because the body builds a tolerance to these drugs. Be depressed, drowsy .and demonstrate marked slurred speech. Become psychologically de- . pendent, or mentally "hooked". Suffer withdrawal pains if dose is not availalble and can experience nervousness, tremors, convuMons, delusions, hallucinations and delirium. . "Intoxication" on barfwtur- aites can range from lethargy to deep coma, depending on how much is taken. The trouble is, alter taking too much the misuse? doesn't remember how much he has taken and often takes more and more until a coma H&suilits. In addition to these dangerous possibilities, drug users often drink alcoholic beverages in addition to taking drugs, at the same time they aire "on" drugs. It has been proved that barbiturates, when combined with alcohol, can be deadly! intended or accidental death can result. More people commit suicide with barbiturates than with guns! It is best to keep well in mind the fact tbat some barbiturates ape obtained by youth from home medicine chests, but the vast majority are obtained from "street markets." Moot barbiturate* or* mad* legally in the U.S.A., sold legally to Mexican and other foreign "firms, and reappear back in the U.S.A. on the illegal "street market" within 6 months. They cost aibout 25c each and are usually packaged in foil wrappers containing 4 to 6 for a dollar. It is of some comfort to know that stimulants and barbiturates are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration under the drug abuse control amendments of 1965. These provide for a strict accounting of supplies of the drug by the manufacturer, distributor, and seller, and restrict the user to five refills of the prescription, at the discretion of his doctor. Therefore, these drugs can be had legally only through a physician. Hlioilt manufacturing and dispensing of barbiturates can bring fines of $1,000 to $10,000 and prison sentences of 1 to 3 years. Those convicted of selling the drugs to persons 33.CHa»«wort 34. Household need 35. Electrified particle 3«. A pinkish color 37. Moves ftirtively 16. German city 20. Absent 23. Rip 24. Miss Fitzgerald 25. Wading bird 26. Steals 27. So be it '<28. YielC 29. Pallid 32. Woman . who entertains guests 33. Australian animal • 35. Presidential nickname 36. English novelist 38. Incites 39. Rhythm inverse (var.) 42. Peruvian Indian 43. Scrutinize 44. Camping need 45. Not many 46. Sharp tool 4T. Free Avmt«ttaM«fwl«<lo»: SSmlanUi. 49. Doze 21 can receive up to $15,000 fines and 5 to 6 years in jail. How to handle tell-tale signs of drug abuse in a chid will be discussed in another airticle. Right now we are going over the, facts so that we all have firmly in mind the nature of the "enemy" we £ire facing. Watch for next week's "letter," in this newspaper, I am sure H G H O C N K T T TOH IGECJDANATC DAGKGHN, you wil and it informative ng. Cryptoqulp— AFFLUENT GIRLS ARRANOB •JTORBIGN TOURS. (O im Xinf TMture* Syndicate, Inc.)

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