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QtherViev/s PAGE 4 Garden City Telegram Saturday, June 19, 1971 No Tax Reform (The key issue in the next session of the Kansas Legislature will be taxes, more taxes. Iowa's problems are similar to ours and even though a tax bill has been enacted, it leaves something to be desired, as pointed out in this editorial from the Burlington Hawk-Eye. It is food for thought for Kansas legislators and their tax-paying constituents.—Ed.) There has to be a great general feeling of relief, sweeping across Iowa, at the news that the Legislature finally has passed a tax bill — any tax bill — and may soon go home. But the relief can be painfully misleading. As we said earlier on this interminable tax debate, an income tax increase is the best answer to the need for additional revenue; but how good an answer it is depends on how equitably the extra load is distributed according to ability to pay. What has finally emerged from the Republican womb is somewhat less than progressive income taxation. It is better than a sales tax increase; but the load still falls too heavily on the middle income wage earner and not heavily enough on the wealthy. Similarly, the claim that income tax increase will permit property tax relief has a hollow ring. Nothing was done to relieve the pressure on the aged and low income lowans struggling to remain in their own homes. The Council Bluffs Nonpareil (never accused of being a liberal Democratic organ) protests that "it is the owners of agricultural property that are receiving all the attention. The relief that any other property owner may get ... will be accidental rather than intentional." The Council Bluffs paper points out that half the owners of Iowa farm land don't live on it and that "a great percentage of those owners, both those who reside in Iowa and those who live elsewhere, do not own 160 or 200 or 240 acres; they own 500-acre farms, and 750-acre farms and even 1,000-and 2,000-<acre farms." The compromise bill is not as bad as some of the original proposals, in its efforts to tax the wages of workers to ease the burdens of big property owners. But both the tax increase and the school aid distribution formula still point in that direction. We are still far away from any meaningful tax reform in Iowa. _. DATELINE WESTERN KANSAS Retracing Horaces Junket "To Tell The Truth," a nationally-televised quiz show. and related developments. "MA, DID THAT FELLER SAY OR TORNADO WARNING 1 "? 'TORNADO WATCH ROD TURNBULL'S VIEW By NOLAN HOWELL tentative site for a planned "Go West, Young Man, Go 1975 dedication and inaugura- _—, „_, , West!," a bit of advice offered tion of the proposed Freedom His current efforts are being We would like to point out during the mid-1800's by Hor- Freeway Trail, r , ' financed by a grant from the that the "local bowling alley ace Greeley echoed again re- The Trail is the personal Rachel Carson fund of the De- mentioned in one of those arti- centfly in Greeley County which project of Jefferson Spivey fenders of Wildlife organiza- cles as refusing to allow baa the honor of having been who trekked across iihe United tion. Also helping to pay his Mexican-Americans to enter , named atfter the fanned writer. States in 1968 by horseback. : way was his recent sale of after World War TI haa not. A Sea Cliff, N. Y. couple was Today, he is recrossing his film rights to his v story, "The been in business snncethe mid in the Greeley County towns of original trail by vehicle to . Long Ride." The film rights 1950s and was never involved Horace and Tribune recently, promote the route ais the pnv were purchased by Universal not so much because of the posed trail. ' Studios. famous New York newspaper- Should Ms dream be realized, Scott City's Bill Royer has main's advice but because of Squaw's Den in Scott County been named central director Che man. would become iihe center point for the proposed trail system. j « A _xu T • • alon £ a orosi s country federally- if it if Mr and Mrs. Arthur Leipzig endorsed nature trail. Estab- Speaking of trips, we plan visited Greeley County and its ii shment <& the trail would al- next week to relate the expert- our imformatimal sources. towns as part of their efforts low persons so desiring to cross ences of Garden Citian Pete A portion of our information to retoace Greeley s 30UTney the country by horseback as Sandoval when he decided in - - described in his book. Over- was mmm<m a century ago. 1943 to 'return to his native land Journey to San Francis- Spivey rea^ ^ ere is k Mexico prfar to entering ^ co.' The bo* written hv 1859, gro^g need ft* additional Army. The trip to visit his is to be re-publwhed by toe aiee&8 for uge by non.,™^,;. birthplace turned into a period American Heritage Publishing - - - - ......«•. Co. of New York. J.9OUO a-UU woo jn-vv-ji **»»V*T>*«, with the present day local bowling alley. * * * On anottoer matter relating to our series of articles on the beet industry, wo would like to make mention here of some of about the Garden City Com- pany'history was furnished by W. F. Staeckjy, present day general manager. Three research papers writ- Corn Crop Big Question Mark . . traffic, as leisure time in- of three month's detention be- ten by local residents also pro- creased. Besides, he points out, cause Sandoval had entered vided needed information: "A The couple is on assignment * nere *** ""^ more tban 9 mil - ®* U.S. illegally in 1926. Company and Factory" by from the history publishing Uon domestic horses in the Sandoval's experiences as a StoecMy's son, Eugene; "The firm to retoaioe the nuiblishier's u - s -» representing a $12 billion Mexican-American who worked Garden City Western Railway," iourney and photograph and a™*"* 1 industry. in the beet fields in the Gar- by Kim Wells, son of Mr. and T^ 6 *F aa P roimo t° r was re- den City area and later became Mrs. Robert WelJs; and "A c®"^ m t** 6 nation's capital a leader in seeking an end to Study of the Problems of Edu- irecently by top government of- local discrimination against eating the Mexican-American ficials and a number of politi- Mexican-Americana was told and Proposals For Better Metih- clans who endorsed his idea, earlier in our series concern- ods of Instruction," by Richard Leipzig and his wife began He later flew into New York ing the development of the beet L. Sandoval, son of Mr. and' take notes of the many changes wrought by the years and by men who took Greeley's ad- their trip from San Francisco City to tape an appearance on industry in Southwest Kansas Mrs. Pete Sandoval. ART BUCHWALD WRITES: KANSAS CITY — The United eign demand the last part o States is going down the final 'this marketing year, so that sfcreitch of this marketing year the year's total maybe a Mttte on May 31. They estimate they in its feed grain supplies. The below that of 1969-70. will shoot about 1,500 pictures grain trade here at the Kansas on the trip, including many City Board' of Trade and else- Speaking of specinc crops, they took in Greeley County. where is like a motorist tea- ™« ^o™ carry-over as of Oc- while in Greeley County, the versing a lonely stretch of high- * otoer *> w™ *s ^tog estimat- couple visited the Greeley way witih one eye on his gaiso- e| d 'a* 70 ° nrlMon bushisls, down County Republican, with State line gauge and the other on the fr 0311 f billion last year; mio Rep. Jess Taylor, and even mileage signs indicating how 123 maffion bushels comipawl studied dugouts at Horace. Pic- far it is to the next filling sta- w* 246 malion last year; the ture® were also taken of prairie tion. oalts carry-over wM be albout dog towns in the airea. In this example, the gaso- the same ais «he 490 million . ' line gauge represents supplies bushels oif last year, white the Before leaving the county, Washington—The $200 student protested, "we are having se- fares to Europe on a standby on hand and the rate of utili- barley carry-over will drop 70 ^ e Leipzdgs promised Tribune round-fcrip a/ir fare to Europe vene financial difficulties as it basis." zation for the remainder of this *o 80 million bushels umdier the edttor-publiSher Otto Epp they hag caused a sensiataion in travel iis. We cannot adtord to reduce "It won't waslh," a .parent marketing year which ends 1970 figure of 237 million bush- would attempt to seek the an- circles. What*sitiarted out as * fares." said angrily. "If they're on a August 31 for soybeans and els. ewers to why the county Was very gloomy time for the air- "Perhaps," interjected an- «*andiby basis we have DO as- named after the New York imes m , ay tum out to be the ^^y. official "we might see our surance they'll get on the plane. Airlines Solved Problem For Harried U.S. Students m . T ^ e . being September 30 for corn and milo..The filling station symbolizes the harvests of the new , . _„ crops. What no one knows for 2SEL*™5J? sure is how adequate the supply will be in the tanks at the filling station. The nation is in * the habit of assuming they will always be full. The supply available for the new marketing year will be the carry-over plus tlhe new harvest. In botfti instances, doubt exists and almost every ^ ^^ wheaft day something happens which ^^^^g^y less com and complicates productions. Only % utilized. one thing is sure. The carry-^ ^^ ^^ ^ ^ not . . name aer e ew or 1^5 m , ay turn out to be the other official "we miglht see our suiance t ^ am carry-over now newspaperman, the county seat moslfc exciting summer the «vfta- way dear to give young peopte Wh*n we estomated to run any- of Tribune after hvs newspaper, tion business has had in years. a 10 per cent reduction." pw* we ' ^ to 100 and Horace name. after his first K ian » t known how *«««**» wouM W^' a J«> ««• one monUi. Statistics on do not menltion wheat, but it is a known fact tbait wheat is beting fed 'heavily to livestock *his year. Of take them to the. air- don't want to see them again until September." the $200 fare came albout. Orig- "I put it to you," a father "That's right/' a mother said, the scheduled airlines saM. "If we can't send our kids "We've bad them all vear. Let them for at Lon? Mand University' and charged a young person over to Europe, tfoen we can't go on Europe worry about has had a number of nihoto- S 450 *° flv TO*"™* trip from New our own ana if we can t go, awhile." graphic assignments in various York to London or Paris. you're going to be flying empty foreign countries. WMfo the economy in the if if if doldrums this was too much Scott County may soon re- for most Parents to afford and ceive national publicity as the xt to 01 "* 1 as tf 1971 would *» 747is for the next five years. center of a proposed cross country nature trail. She same Squaw's Den in northern is fed to Soabt (has 'been chosen as the they have been in many past years, to fact, assuming it is AUtogeKher, ifihe available date . vital always to have some re- on feed utilization indfealtes the 20-50 Bushels serves on hand, if only to fill importance of 1971 harvests pipelines in the feed industry, an< j ujuggesibs why the grain an off year for all travel. Finally, as summer approach' ed, a meeting was arranged in , New York between the major airline companies and a rep* resentatave group of parents. It opened with some rancor. ?. A parent saad, "The airlines - The executives asked for another adjournment. Then when the meeltaing recommenced a spokesman said, "We have consulted with our sales department and, while it will be a Art igreat Sacrifice, we think we can Buchwald fly your children to Europe'and back for around $200." "It's about time," one of the parents said. "Then you aoflept?" the Bydh. LAST WEEK in this paper we read Elan Tor- i-ence's AP story on the summer of 1936. It was a hot one — the summer, that is. The hottest one ever in Topeka, Torrence wrote, and probably in much of the rest of the state. WE THINK we remember it. It must have been the summer that we noticed the heat. Children seldom do, you know. We remember lying on the grass—brown-as-autumn buffalo grass— and thinking we'd die. Wishing it. We felt worse than we did the time we ate stolen, unripe peaches. if * * OUR MOTHER, same as the other - housewives, kept the dark green window shades pulled all day. Windows and doors were closed early in the day to "keep the heat out." This was a good plan when there was cool night air that could be trapped in, but it didn't do much good when th« nights cooled only a few degrees. ELON'S STATISTICS showed that Topeka had 23 days in July with a temperature of 100 or higher. Seventeen of them were consecutive. Highs for the summer went to 121 in a number of towns. In August for 19 straight the mercury went to 103 or higher. The average high was 108 and the average low 79. September had five 100-degree days. The sum of the summer was: 59 days with a high of 100 or higher, including 31 with readings of 105 or above and nine days up to at least 110. SOMETHING happened to the wind, too, in northwest Kansas. Most days were breezeless. "Too cutting back output from the hot to blow," the men said. Farm kids weren't allowed to cool off in the stock tanks lest they splash out the valuable water—which was pumped, in many cases, by wind power. Another discouraging thing was that the skies were uncloudy day after day. The sun was relentless and the shade was powerless. are taking advantage of a hope- You figure out a way of getting spokesman said. less situation. They know they the kids out of 'the house and "I don't believe there is a . - . _ GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — have us in a bind. We cant af- then weSil start talking to you parent in America who would it now is being realized that, foade reacts so strongly to ev- Yields ranging from 20 to 50 ford to spend $450 to send our a (bouft going to Europe our- molt spend $200 to gat rid of a pracitacany speaking, feed «ry foot of news about the com busfoels an acre .are being re- kids to Europe and at the same selves." teen-ager," * mother "saiid. utilization to the new market- .^g^ <„. anything else that ported from wheat fields that time if we k€ep tarn at homia The airline executives asked "Genitflieinen," a father adding year will depend almost VKfl ^ ^eot yMds, good or escaped major storm damage, this summer weW all go nuts." for a two-hour adjournment. ed, "by making, it possible'for entirely on waait is grown tms bad. says ^ Kansas harvest laibor An airline executive defended They came back and said, our children to go abroad this summer, in otner- wonts, we control office. the Wigh fares. "The ireason we "Thiis is our final offer. We summer, you have not only winte?from ou^ 19?1 harvSfcs Garden C^T Telegram The 50-buslhel wheat was cut have to charged much is wM give your eWWren a 30 per saved the airfaes, you have not from suppUes m sitfplus - ubl - 1 - fl| 3. e - d Dai ^ -*&& w^"«l» n< » kl .' the Wichita area. (Out we find fewer and fewer cent discount on round-trip also saved America." bins. The big doubt continues to be the corn crop, threatened by blight. Corn is the bellwether crop. But every time anything happens to put up the price of corn, prices rise on other feed crops too, including wheat. Price rations use. As 7th.. Garden City. Kansas. 67846 Fred Brook* te Boy John Frmilei Edltm Muaglnc Edltw TELEPHONE J7f-328t Term* of Snbierlptioa -ril_ T „.._,,, By carrier a month In Garden COM1 « ^y 0 "®, plus applicable sales chmSOn. less is fed. At the same time, unless they too get out of line in price, more milo, more wheat, in fact more of anything that livestock and poul- •eryice'to' try will eat, will be fed as long as the price of corn rises. There are more people in the United States this year than last, and presumably they have been eating just as well, maybe eyen better because of the government's expanding food stamp plan. But as the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates, feed grain usage in this marketing year, 1970-71, may fall a little short of the record 177 million tons con- tbe wheat rapidly and the bar- we can't make a profit on vest is spreading northward volume, we have to make it into Central Kansas. on a. high markup." The control office said test "You know very well why cutting or fuffl-scafe harvest we can't go abroad," a father should be underway during the said. "How can we take a weekend around EHswonbh, Lin- vacation and leave our teen- Joim and Hut- ageirs ait home? We can't even go away for a weekend without Enough combines were avi- the roof falling in." $L50 a month lable Friday, but there was a A second parent said, "The 11 gj^^g demand for ex- airlines owe it to us to get our perieiiiced operators, the office children out of our bair." said. "But," an airline executive JACK ANDERSON REPORTS; GovernmentMoneytoHelp Build Ail-White Hospital CROSSWORD • - - By Eugene Sbeffer HOBIZONTAL 46. Toy* 1. Outdoor shelter R.vVentur* 9. Donkey 12. Cover 19. Lewi 14. year Bp ffier e rlt a « 8 a^y wher. WASHINGTON — The gov- new beds at John Andrew, enrolment has agreed to put up whidh isn't even crowded, b ™ ld a new three hoked up ais it is, contains this candid statement about the *» «ly $300,000 or $5,000 county hospital: "The majority $750 000 in the 1969-70 year. This ^ ' an^txnS* 1 ? ^LFtiFS!!* ^^ ^^^ wM not have to ^ soOtlhe *» ^^ docitoirs> the ^^ Population of Macon reason is tiiat much of the ' sha;Pe a s ? adou ' s ' ultramotlern senisiibiities, it seems,, not only County is -accomplished at Ma- livMtm* WP have hefin rnri bospSlflal with black doctors. are the nation's taxpayers ask- con Counlty Crenenal Hospi- sumtemsy*MWs«™*be The costly project might ed to put up $750,000, but an- tal." SrfMJtoS*^? ^ bSbt mxm£y te ^^ ^ tt ™ m other ^S 00 ' 000 ^ be s ^ U€W€d Sck^ryet 6 SS&d S»J«-S! *BLZ**S «? - - —^ ^ d -^ s feed supplies. IS.Inter- jecUon 16. Repair IT. Sol 18. Tropical plant 19. Crude metal 20. Bottle stopper SI. Parcel of land S3. Tibetan gazelle 25. Separate 28. War 32. Mine entrance 33. Corn-lily genw 34.Waahbowl* 37. Other than 39. Absent 40. fillet 41. ScrutiniM 44. Atmosphere 50. Skip 51. Icelandic tale 52. Mountain range 53. Salutation 54. Greek poet 55. Long* sound 56. Married 57. Hairless 68. Feminine name VERTICAL 1. Gaiter 2. Sunk fence 3. Always 4. Destruction 5. Lower in rank 6. Affirm 7. Go back on a promise 8. Conclusion 9. In addition to 10. Acid 11. Submerged 20. Parody Answer to yesterday's puzzle. uuu pui uau" K.Hypothett* calfore» 24. Conjunction 25. Flounder 26.—Lupine 27. Foreo \ 29. Wood»> man's tool 30. Pinch 31. Make law edging 35. Greek letter 36. Sports structures 37. Mission 38. Roman numeral 41. George Bernard 42. Inlet 43. Mimicked 45, Heathen deity 47. Algerian city 48. Religious language 'of ' Buddhism 49. Show vehicle M*! Mlatlm: JZ mi«u«*s. 51. Recede Macon a lot of empty hospital beds. The county is already this the end of the Although abate officials claim are both White and black doctors on the staff at each *** ^ s <* 1970. Also, oat(file feeders .aire elowinig their expansion rate. These factors seeminig-ly toave curbed domestic usage of feeds since about *he firsit of «he year, and may Moreover, continue to do so until October 1. Kowevar, «he USDA conitenids, oMw teve money just a «ew years iarie vaoanlt V. an unusea cawity ^ m fal its flw>Uoatol T^L W i* g^ approval fa ^g extra- ordtoa^y project. Under the law, hospital black doctors use John Andrew and the white doctors use tine county hospital virtually exclusively. an ITmrST'VE been that summer when we first heard ttiose similies: "Hotter'n a stove lid," "hot as a little red wagon" or "hotter than the hinges of Hell." WE WERE supposed to keep the house clean —there was some oldie about "cleaner is cooler" —and we canned. A fellow who owed us money brought a truckload of stuff from Colorado, and we "settled up" with him by the bushel and started an ungodly session of jar washing and scalding and filling. All of this, we were assured, would keep us from going hungry in the winter But how, we asked, could you be hungry in the winter if you bad died of the heat (in and out of the kitchen) the Bunyuer before? \) girarats are supposed to have Hospiitial adminSsitrator Wayne tihe approval of the local medi- Peloquin, aisfced how he could 60 beds Cal pla ? iniiin ' g coun ** 1 m meldi ' justify the new hospital since , Th® county'® eight black doc- Macon County Medical So- bed'tam expanding John An- feed grain usage in this tors, having helped initiate c i e ty fajted to 'approve thw drew, retorted': "I'm not even miaikeitdirag year wffl exceed to- *b e construction of John An- project, but on four occasions trying to justify It. I'm just production in 1970. Thus, drew, now control it. The idea since 1968, it baa voted specific- teittinig you we're going to dlo against having more than it." have been sending their patients across town to the creaky, 32-bed Mlacon County we wol be drawing from re- of using a hospital run by serves. The carry-over of all blacks, however, apparently feed grains, as bow estimated, upset the three white doctors will be around 35 million tons, some 13 million below a year earlier and the lowest since 1954. The population of the United States in 1954 was 161,761,000; today it is airound 205 million. The feed grain oairry-over on October 1, 1961 was 85 million tons. Exports of feed grate from last October 1 through Apr! As this old facility became increaisdngily obsolete, tihe county biosplibal administraltinn got Ilia Health,' Education, and Welare Department to author- one general hospital in the county. The man 'apparently responsible for getting the hospital approved is Clay Dean, a state Health ..Depairbment official responsible for adminis- However, when we questioned McDonald Rumple, deputy director of fine program in Washington, he bad a different reaction. "It cam be Stopped," he said. "This tering the federal program to *>es ««* represent good heaMi Alabama. While we were un- facility planning.' He promiis- d a fuH investigation. Footnote: Two crusading Alabama lawyers, Morris Dees to reach him for comment, it can be safely said that he ize a $750,000 grant to build a knew full wel the situation in new 32-bsd hospital on the Macon County when he .put his and Joseph Levin, are prepar- were about 5 per cent ahead of same salted signature on the application ing a suit to bait the project. the same period a year ago. The total cost of tine new and sent it on to Washington, The suit WM be filed on behalf However, the USDA is of the hospital would- be $1.5 million, where it was rubber-stamped of the county medical society opinion tfoait hiigta prices and or around $50,000 for each of its by oblivious HEW bureaucrtto. and a nuraber of other «n,mwoitii«i«n untM ^,,,^,41 ««^_ - 33 beds, xh© cost of adding 60 For 'even toe lapplioaitiou, sens. i ' • • t ' , ORYFTOQUIP8 KJTQ C8S« Z8KILKYBS D C S Q ».' SZ QDVSSC LPT ZJPF IPLBVFK. Cryptoqulp— LATE-LATE RERUNS WOO OUR TBUtVISION VIEWERS. ' _ wil cuntail for- (C 1«« King Featuret Syndicate, Ine.) <kjvto«uip «ine; L tquali r

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