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editorials PAGE 4 Garden Citv Telegram Tuesday, June 22, 1971 It's Not Money Lost A colleague, while not exactly begrudging the money, shows a concern over mounting government expenditures, especially those funds for the needy, the aged and so forth. His concern is shared by many. He reminds us that it costs money to be your brothers keeper. And so it does. The fellow editor points out that more than one-third of the people living in America receive government checks. Over 26 million persons get Social Security Checks. Nearly 8.5 million receive state and local government retirement checks. Civil service retirees number more than a million. Veterans and survivors exceed five million, "AD these millions, in one way or another tap the public till When you add to these totals, the nearly 14 million on welfare and another two million on unemployment rolls, you get some idea where your tax dollars are going . . . checks to some 72 million." he writes. True. But most of those he mentioned either earned or contributed to their government checks. And, if we must put a price tag on humanitarianism, as in the case of welfare, it is not like throwing money down the drain. Most of it in one way or another comes back to the local communities, to the businessmen, landlords and professional men. They Steal, We Pay A number of Garden City merchants have posted in their stores notices that "Shoplifters Will Be Prosecuted." We hope they mean it. Across the country shoplifters steal more than $3 billion annually. In many businesses this loss, along with what employes take is known as "shrinkage." Some estimates are that "shrinkage" amounts to about 5 percent of annual sales. Guesa who pays for this "shrinkage." The ultimate consumer, the honest purchaser foots the bills because businesses figure the losses into their retail prices. The worst part of this philosophy that theft is an expected loss is that many retail establishments come to look on petty thievery as one of the costs of doing business and do little about it. Shoplifters deserve vigorous prosecution. Otherwise the thefts will increase and the honest person will pay more and more. "Sure, I've been stealing slock certificates! Wann* make something oul of it, punk?" ART BUCHWALD WRITES: By d. H BETWEEN keeping the plahted-in-class-hi-a milk-carton nasturtium alive and not losing the last-day-of -school perfect attendance ring, our ten- year-old ia having an uneasy summer. A ROOM AWAY we heard our youngest chant- to a friend "my Mom's better'n your Mom," and we had a fleeting moment of head-swelling pride before we caught the next line , . ." she eats Kennil Ration." One of the older kids explained that the whole song and dance is a dog food commercial. AND THEN there's the little girl who came in to report to her mother that she thought she had one of those "close" veins on her leg like she was always hearing women talk about. "It may not be very close" she said, "but it's pretty close." WHEN SHE'S really broke, says a local woman, she browses around at all the porch-garage- and-basement sales to see others selling the stuff they foolishly bought. It makes her feel better. HARVEST this week may keep many of the regular blood donors away from the Bloodmobile, so others who are eligible will be needed to take their places. Thursday at the Co-op Center. Blood donors last March (continued): Joan Sander, Darrell Mangan, Johnnie Lou Tinner, Andrew Allen, Mary Ann Aldrich, Norman Staats, James Weaver, John Hotz, Harold Frank, Janette Hornbaker, Barbara Blue, Carolyn Holmes, Hadley Kauffman, Dan Crase, Walter Harris, Robert Harsh, Norman Lindner, Dorothy Blake, Kenneth Cunningham, Judith Shedd, Barbara Campbell, Leonard Clark, Anita Bumgarner, Al Towles,. James Coen, Al Karlin, Linda Weaver, Richard Brooks, James Horning, and Roy Wilkerson. Garden City Telegram Published Daily Except Sunday end SI* Holiday* Yearly By The Telegram Publishing Company 276-3232 310 N. 7th Gerden City, Kansas, 67144 More Classified Documents, More Important the Branch WASHINGTON - In dealing CRET and TOP SECRET, oth- witih the question of whether er than when reading * rur the New York Times was cor- SECRET message your palm* reot in printing excerpts from the top secret Pentagon report as to how we got involved LIM DIS, in Vietnam, one must understand the entire question of classifying government docu- JACK ANDERSON REPORTS: White House Has Virtually Forgotten Occupation Act WASHINGTON — Seldom has Richardson not only attempt- despite his passionate support ments. To begin wdfch, all branches of the government classify documents. The more classified documents a department has in its files, the more important it considers the work it is doing. The lowest government classification for a classified document .is LOU which stends for Limited Official Use. This classification could be stamped on a document to announce a softbafl game, an office party, the vacation schedule of department beads or what one must do in oaise of a nuclear bombing attack. (After the attack, report to your nearest post office and wait lor instructions.) Almost anyone in the government family has access to LOUs, and you'll usually find mail-room boys reading them or. elevators between deliveries of interoffice mail. The next designation is CONFIDENTIAL which is really between LOU and SECRET. CONFIDENTIAL could have some security information in it, (for example, not only would it give the time of the «oltba!U game, but who was pitching for the other side). Fewer people are allowed to see * CONFIDENTIAL memo than LOU. (In the case of a nuclear bomlbing attack, « CONFIDENTIAL memo might tell you wfoait to do if the post office wasn't there.) After CONFIDENTIAL comes SECRET. A SECRET document is so categorized on « N to K basis (Need to Know). Only those people who «re actually involved m lihe project are supposed to (have access to sweat more. The' final classification is standing for Limited 1S ~ <1<) Distribution, A LIM DIS is TOP SECRET with hair on it. The highest classification known publicly is LIM DIS FEO (For per cent. 2—To mwkie the person reading the document think he is more impoirtanlt than be really 3—To keep secretaries «nd file clerks busy during slack periods—15 per cent 4—To be on record in ease Art Buchwald Eye* Only). Ti you get one of someone ever calls you on a mistake someone else in the department made—10 per cent. 5—To make sure the press wffll take it seriously when the document is leaded to them— 15 per cent. 6—To impress the pulblic with your frankness when you declassify ifc—10 per oenit. 7—To protect the person (or persons) who were responsible those, it means you were in f or makfag the mistakeCs)— some way responsible for tibe 25 per een*. nuclear attack. (See para- a—National security—5 per graph 3 for this article.) cent Now the important thing to Whiait one must always k«ep understand is why people in the in mind when dealing with government classify Hheir docu- something <as dicey as the Mc- mieoltls. Here is a scientific Namiara Pentagon report is breakdown of reasons and per- that it may taste like nation*! oentages. The reasons a paper security to some people, but is classified are: others say it's spinach and <fa* 1—To mate the person who Mil witih it. HAL BOYLE SAYS; Many Things We Could Do Without NEW YORK (AP) <~ Things phants simply in order to have we could do without: in their trophy room a bigger "His" end "her" chair reel- stuffed head than their own. InefTB. \ Three-tone sport shoes. Scar* articles on the popu- Guys who bleach a streak of lation explosion. blonde in their dark hair in the Gem-^tMoVJed identity tags for deluded hope this will make pampered pet dogs. them look excitingly young. - - • -- Girls who do the same thing in the addled belief this will make them look desperately ait- tractive. Babies who wait until the Jack And arson President Nixon been as gustoy ed to downgrade the Institute albout a piece of legislation as ^ sidetracking it to Atlanta, ihe was when he signed the 1970 Occupation Safety and Health Act last December. Before a guttering assembly tit labor leaders, manufacturers, Congressmen and civil servants, the President said the bill was perhaps "the most important" to'pass in two years. For the 55 million workers who would benefit (from the bill, Nixon said, it is "prob- 1 ably one of the most important pieces of legislation passed by Congress." The President then Walked out and promptly forogot his words. Six months have passed and virtually nothing has been dome by the White House to put its provisions into action. but he also delayed five months before appointing a director. Under pressure, he also rescinded the transfer to Atlanta. And it was mot until we be- ever glan probing the delays a few days ago that President Nixon, for the Worker safety bill in December, suddenly named the 15-mian Workmen's Compensation Commission provided for in the act. The Friends of Animals, t conservationist group, is awarding Jimmy Breslin, author of "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight," its "Rung-a- dung-dung Award for excellence in cinematic buffoonery." The Friends of Animals are outraged because a movie based on Breslin's book features a lion being put through a oar wash. The:iraite animal lovers, .according to Alice Herruigton, the group's president, want to put literary Hon Breslin him- = New ways to love weight "as H by magic" or to keep trim and "fit ** a tiger" by exercising only 3V4 minutes every day. Any form of auto racing. Any new kind of amusement for people under 40. They are already in danger of being mauds: "Deal witlh fore coffee break." this be- middle of the night to have an attack of hiccups when, if they had any sense of human cooperation or filial responsibility, they could hiccup in the middle People who are more stirred of the afternoon. to indignation by cruelty to ani- Whiter colds in summer and imals than by cruelty to chil- The next cJassiiloation Is dren. TOP SECRET. It's bard for someone an the government to tell <tfae difference between SE- Bible Thought For they that tr» after the fleih do mind th» things of tho flosh, but they that art after tho Spirit, tho things of tho Spirit.—Romans 8:5. On what doe*, your mind dwell; the world of the flesh or the world of the Spirit? Re- self through a car walsh as part member your wffl reap what of the Award ceremonies. you sow. Amymore night talk shows on television during which famous guests show bad taste by examining their moral freckles on camera. Anymore taxes on anything. Martinis with a ratio of more than 5 to 1. All marriages performed in weird places or while ihe participants are doing ununial things—such as skin diving, touring a gold mine, or water skiing. Big game hunters who shoot wild buffalo, lions and ele- summer colds in winter. People who buy something they don't need merely because of price of it went up since the day before yesterday—and may more tomorrow, razor blades and duller comedians. Girls with see-through blouses who aren't worth looking at, let alone seeing through. Listening to a pompous high school graduation speaker tell the class to "live dangerously." Is there any other possible wtay for them to live in this century? « From these and other do- withouts, deliver us, Amen. During this time, an estimated 900,000 workers have been disabled, 6,000 killed in industrial accidents, and 160,000 stricken with occupational diseases; of these last, 1,700 have died. Hint Difficult Time for Wiretap Policies Ahead \\CROSSWORD ••• By Eugene Sbfffer The duty to carry out the act was given by Congress 1 to the Department of Labor and Health, Educlaltion, and Welfare. By BARRY SCHWEID Associated Pross Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court in a 'tough 5-4 decision by Justice Potter Stew- ait tea tightened restoicitions on searches, indicating peHhiaps a difficulit time for the Nixon adminis/toa/taion's icies. A government appeal seeking fihe urareistoaoned right to wire- Labor, at least, Is getting or- tap persons it sees as domestic gianized to carry out its assign- subversives wias granted review ed role. ' Monday ishor.tly before Stew- TT™,, a. ^, ,_ j i. ant's ruling cut down the mur- HEW, on the other hand, has d&r omviotal ^ a New mmp . shire (man. The FomrtHh Am.eitidimiemlt and its guainambeie laigadmist unreasonable searches amid seizures is central to both cases. Stewart sadd Euiward H. Cool- id'ge Jr. was entitled to a new heated diis'senlts from Chief Justice Wairren E. Burger and Justices Hugo L. Black and Byron R. White, noted that searches "without prior 'approval by judge or magistrate, are per se unreasonable under the Fourth Amendmei'it—'subject only to a "In times of unrest," he went on, "Whether caused by crime or racial conflict or fear of internal subversion, this basic law (itlhe Fourth Amendment) and the values that it represents may appear umrealisiHlc or extravagant to some. But the wiretap pol- few specifically established and values were those of the au- BOBOONTAI. 44.Tot«rtlfy 1. Egyptian 46. Food fish sun-god 50. French 4. Book of «oin hour* 51. J«wUh 8. Worry month 12. Oowrtena- 52. Edible tiom flih (pi.) 13. Nautical 56. French. term- river 14.Otarl'«iwm* 57.Tint-e1aM 35.8eaeovn M.Jaator John W. Chinese pagoda* CO. Require been dragging its feet. In a private letter, another of the bill's author®, Sen. Harrison "Pete" Williams, D-N.J., chided Secretary Elliott Richardson for HEW's "seeming lack of interest." One of the key parts of the bill cals for HEW to establish trial dn the slaving of 14-year- old Pamela Mason of Manclhes- wefll-delineaited exceptions." The government's wiretap operations are based on the idea tot there is an exemption to this rule for national security cases. This position is associated most With. Altty. Gen. John N. Mitchell, who .declared two weeks aigo that "never in our 'history has this country been comfirontted with so many revolutionary elements determined to destroy by force the government and the society it stands for." Stewart, in announcing revter- a National Institute for Occupa- ter piiinoipaflly because police sal of CooWge's conviction and tional Salety and Health. "The toad not obtained a warrant roeutral magistrate to life sentence, said the burden is on tese seeking an exemption effective date of the Act, April from a 28, 1971, has come and gone," vacuum the suspect's car for from the wairnanlt requirement Wote Williams, and HEW has evidence. to slhow the situation was im- done nothing. The decision, which drew peirative. of our fundamenifaat constitutional concepts. "In times not 'altogether un» lifce our ocjm they won—toy legal and constitutional means in England, and by revolution on tlhis continent—a right of per- -sonal security againsit arbitrary intrusions by official power. "If times have changed, reducing every man's scope to do as he pleases in an unban and industrial world, the changes have made the values served by >tlhe Fowbh Amendment more, not less, important." The hurt to Mitchell and the government seems to be that to win the wiretap ease they will have to persuade the Court they /are euUltited to an exemption. instrument 38. Norse goddess 19. Flipper, for OHf SLteWI* eetaeeans 34.ToungsMl 25. Boring routine 28. Moisture 28. Microbes 32. Grows old 34. Circle HftntAt 36. To harvest 37. New fork and New Orleans SB. Not hither 41. To sift (Scot) 41. South American river 61. Polish river VERTICAL l.Hetdweor 2. An ago 3. Large, Toracioug »hark 4. Detestation 5. Matador's cheer 6. Marsh graw 7. Noted . fabulist 8. Girl of tha 1020'a 9. Actress Barbara 10. Word from the Cross 11. Can be good or bad Answer to yesterday's pusde. UUM UUffl IdHfflflB g^!3 HHII BBBflP iCIAILIEINIE rlAlMII IL| SltlAID!i lOILIUISI A*eni«thM «f Mlvtian: tSmlnutet 16. Trouble 20. Haul 21. Outer garment 22. Famous novelist 23. Coral, for one 27. Twisted 29. Reverberates SO, Chief 31. German admiral 33. Houses for hones 35.FoodfJsh 38. Health resort 40. Packed on* within another 48. Famous dam 46. Hawaiian food 46. Install m office 47. Charles Lamb 48. Nimbus 49. Sabot 53. Chemical suffix 54. Tibetan gazelle 55. Japanese coin. BUSINESS MIRROR Nader Report Ignites Questions Fred Brooks Le Roy Allmen John Fraxier Editor Adverttiing Manager Managing Editor' Secgnd clan pottage paid e» Garden City, Kenui, 67146 -'.' TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION By carrier a month in Garden City, $1.94 plus applicable talei ta»v)fayablo to carrier in advance. .. Local and area college student* $10.30 including postage and applicable salei ta» for 9-month schoel year. By carrier in other cities where service is available, $1.50 r month plus applicable sales tax. By mail $15.45 a year ineludieg postage and applicable sales tan. • —«w^» • i' in • > ' Carrier rates apply where carrier service available. Member *f The Al*e«tated Frets Thk * Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the us* for repre> ductlon of all local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP newt end dispatches. All rights of publication of special dispatch** *ft allt WMryed. • ,, By JOHN CUNNIFF NEW YORK (AP) — A 547- page Neder report criticizing First Natiowal City Bank illus- .tratos a difficult decision that consumers must make in judging material directed to their interests. In short, are (the accusations a report makes sound, or are they influenced by a predisposition on ibhe part of critics? ' First Ciby said the study represents "a frightening cynicism about cither people's ethics." The comment alluded to the study's suggestion that the •bank's assets and profits and power were used ait the expense of the consumer 'and that the bank helped perpetuate tho slums by removing more money than it invested there. The bank's comment was to be expected. So was the critical tone of the report. The modern consumer movement is in its second decade and its tone has become 'familiar <as a fire whistle or a police siren. There is much evidence that business can be amoral, venal, stupid, insensitive and corrupt. But the problem .is to put it in perspective, because the same can foe found in almost any in- sifaitution of man. For the present, the consumer movement is providing business not only with a warning but wWbi a valuable' oppw- tunity to see itself as many others see it. It is learning that decisions made by businessmen because of what they believed were sound business reasons, , may appear—awd could be—corrupt When viewed and judged on a moral basis, Paced witti empty seats on long, expensive flights, the Airlines are advertising lower prices to attract the youth of the world. Youngsters have a wanderlust and the time to travel, but often s they don't have the money. Viewing those empty seats, airline executives conclude that it is better to fill them with low-paying youngstera than to leave them empty. The long-range goal ia to sell youths on the advantages of travel by air. A habit formed young generally can be expected to persist. For a 20-year- old, there's SO years for that habit to persist, and most of that time the full fare will apply. But is it fair to charge one group, less or essentially the same service? Those over 25 can argue that they are being forced to subsidize other passengers, They can suggest convincingly that discrimination b ? a * e con be equally as damaging as dis- crmination by sex or color. Y •-MT JWG-ZPXQPQ JWJ OXK JWTK XJ JS WT1C A W J AZ. JJWIJ SAPI3 DRIVER SHOUUM 4

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