Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 25, 1971 · Page 2
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editorials PAGI4 Garden City Telegram Friday, June 25, 1971 Waiting For A Tragedy Reverberations are still being heard around the state from the tragic accident which claimed six lives at a poorly marked railroad crossing near Wichita. State Rep. Jerry Harper, R-Wichita, is urging the appointment of a special committee to begin an immediate investigation into ways of preventing the rising number of railroad accidents in Kansas. Careless driving is at fault as much as are inadequately marked crossings. The opportunities for tragedies run into the thousands when you consider there are 10,383 grade crossings on county roads, state highways and city streets in Kansas. Harper feeto the state hasn't done enough to force improvements of some of the more poorly ly marked crossings. 1 am convinced the state of Kansas can do much more than it is now doing to halt these needless tragedies," he said. "While it may be easy to suggest that the driver's own carelessness is often the cause of these accidents, that does not exuse us from our duty to establish state policy providing reasonable protection for the innocent passenger. Nor does it eliminate the need to protect the careless.passenger against himself. As Harper points out there is some legisation relating to railroad crossings but it is inadequate. He suggests an interim committee of legislators could review proposals to require reflectors on the sides of railroad cars, more crossing gates, more warning signals, more stop signs at crossings, and more advance warning devices. State action is needed to bring about improved safety at crossings. But, in the meanwhile, much could be done on the local level, in each community where dangerous crossings exist. Why wait for a tragedy to pinpoint the death traps? By d. h. ( O WE ARg fond of our fondue pot. We have it now in a handy spot and it has become the ab- .solutely safe and foolproof repository for a 'number of items that are all too often mislaid, misused, misplaced and miscellaneous. A DIARY KEPT by a Tribune man during World War II had a quotation printed for each day. Going through the diary this spring, the mans wife copied a number of the quotes which seemed to her especially relevant today and sent them on to us "Obedience alone gives the right to command." — Emerson. "Who hath not served cannot command." — John Florio. 'Learn to obey before you command."— Solon. "No phase of life, whether public or private, can be free from duty." — Cicero. "Don't spread patriotism too thin." — Theodore Roosevelt. "He that respects himself is safe from others." —Longfellow. "Remember this — that very little is needed to make a happy life." — Marcus Aurelius. THE 10-YEAR-OLD went by on her way to do a small chore muttering something about getting a chilren's lib thing going this summer. And we told 'her to go to it. We are for any kind of movement at all among the leisure class that sprawls around the place these days. * ir * IN THE D. R. Bowling family there is now a Doctor as well as a Doc. Doc (master sign painter) and Evelyn Bowling went to Tennessee last month to see their son, Randy, become a doctor of optometry. He has passed the national board exams, is engaged to marry a Tennessee girl in 'August, and is in line for military duty . . . This weekend the D. C. Garcia family will go to Wichita for the graduation services at St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. Daughter Virginia will be among the graduates and will be the second in the family to become a graduate nurse. Marcella Garcia, R. N., is employed in Albuquerque, N.M. . .. When Marian (Mrs. Charles) Smith attended the National Federation of Women's Clubs convention in Pittsburgh, Pa., several weeks ago, she checked in at the hotel just as Hildegarde was checking out. The Burtons (Dick and Liz) were there, too, but Marian didn't see them. Garden City Telegram hed Daily heept Sunday aM S!« Holidays Yearly ly The Telegram •ubliihlnf Company 276-3232 310 N. 7th Garde* City, Kaniat, 67144 JIM BISHOP: REPORTER Winchell's Best Was Story Of Down-and-Out Doctor w v. Vi nttf <te°n a. him twice for the same crime? borhwd which nas ^ ^ g ^ columnlists haid assistants, Two dent** Some columnists are great "idea" men. Others strive to perfect a style of writing. A few achieve one or the other. The rest fail in varying degrees. Waiter Winchell, who was always hustling his friends for "items," was neither a writer nor an idea man. And yet, for a couple of decac>js, he was the greatest of them all. , , Ironically, the thing I remem- ogist identified it as a female ber best about WW is not an of uncertain age, item; it's a short story. He told about a well-known doctor who was intoxicated while treating a patient. When the man died, the doctor's career ended. Overnight he disappeared. • On New York's Lower East Side, there was an empty stable and a hayloft. An aging man ; rented it and struck his name on a cross in the grass. It read: ."Doctor Brown—Upstairs." For years, Doctor Brown treated the poor. If they had some Jim Bishop me." I expiressed proper sorrow and askec! what this meant to me. "You and I," he said solemnly, "are going to Hollar- wood together and take the joint apart. You're a writer: I'm 'an idea man. I'll do the talking. You do the writing. W« split down the middle." I couldn't help laughing. Het* stood a cipher with nothing asking me to quit a good job paying $80 a week. doing," I said. He If they treatment had cost , with thanks, nothing, the nothing. s. In time, the poverty-stricken formed queue lines down the stains of the stable. The people •Nothing pqgitively identified tfieir work appeared to be weary. "»be cdnTto 'give "him, he" acceded and the husband was arrested. 3^ >re F^*-" h * £1' JJL.. with thanks. If thev had He was convicted 'and given we could make miffiions togem- 20 yeans to life. He served 18 of er." I Shook hands and left. A them .and was freed. He was a down payment was put on a gray-haired bum with a walk- house. On Saturdays I took (be ing stick. One day he saw his giuis to 'the matinee around the wife on a shopping street. "I comer. Everything was great . —- - - - sure put one over on you," she until *he name, two stories trusted Doctor Brown as no said bappily. The old man beat high, came up on the screen: other man of medicine. One her to fog^ with his cane. The "Produced by Jerry Waild. question was: Gould *he author- It gave me --- x -- 1 ities try ithe man and convict heartburn . . . "Ah, much better! 'Only the news that's print to fit JACK ANDERSON REPORTS: Job Rate, Dope, Despair Spell Another Hot Summer day he was found dead behind the roUtop desk he kept up-' stairs. The poor chipped in their dimes and quartos to give Doc a decent burial. The hearse was followed by hundreds of people. At the cemetery, someone moaned: "We forgot to chip in for a headstone." He ran al line way back to the East Side. When he returned, the poor were still mumbling prayers. A piece of wood was stuck -in tlhe ground. It read: "Doctor Brown —-Upstairs." instantaneous HAL BOYLE SAYS How To Tell The Hims from Hers NEW YORK (AP) — Are you lenses? Undoubtedly it's a ca- still having trouble tolling the reer woman. Does it simply sexes apart? reach into its pocket and pay You are? Well, little wonder, the bill? Undoubtedly a career Instead of taking pride in look- man. ing different, the members of If it wants to go out and have both sexes seem to be more a drink during a family fuss, be- WASHINGTON — Lawmen ed a young officer to resign don't tallk about it out loud, but because of (his views on Viet•they expect a big blow-up in the ghettos this summer. AM the explosive ingrediienibs Caught in tine squeeze play are present: was Lt. James Carr, a 1968 —Unemployment — More Air Force Academy graduate, ithan 40 per cent of *he black who had planned an Air Force teenagers in the ghettos can't career but tod gradually find work. Alt the same time, most citks are short of mbntey and are cutting recreational serviices. Millions of young blacks wall be in the streets, hustling pocket money, stewing over their grievances, look* ing for trouble. —Addiction — Heroin addiction is centered in black urban ghettos. Of the nation's 250,000 heroin addicts, a disproportionate number are poor blacks. They must turn to crime to raise 1)he $50 a day it costs to satisfy their craving. Anoither columnist, a good idea man, was tossing mail into a basket. One was an invi- tateon requesting him to aittend __ a luncheon at the Waldorf-As- and more determined to look as it's the husband. If it wants to , . . .. , ,. c toria to listen to a noted mil- much alike as possible. cuddle up and kiss after a fam- wed by helicopter to the Secre- lfonaire ^^^ "The Success- However, this mutual neuteri- ily fuss, its the wife. fca-y- , „. . ..ful Formula for Better Busi- - - - - .„...„ .—» *-i nam, then used 'his resaigniation Carr's next efficiency rating ng|SS „ The ^^0^ wen t info, as grounds for kicking 'him out. was low, and <his TOsigniaition the basket ^ was retrieved Jack Andersoii was cited as tlhe reason for .the drop. Then Seamans turned around 'and used 'the poor raiting as justification for bouncing Carr out of the Air Force. Instead of tatting 'him go ahead gave him an involuntary honorable discharge. In other words, Oatrr was advised by his superiors to resign, then was fired from iflhe Air Force for taking their advice. "It would be ludicrous, absurd if it weren't so undiernanded," Dissullusion — MHitainit come dfeilluslonield with the Vietnam War. He joined the Concerned Officers Movtemeant, arid spoke to his immediate superiors olf his misgivings. They suggested Ihe ™lir?iE A ZmrL M *°" n """ Me * al C8 *'' is a hot summer to ignite the tinker. Buit meail ' w 'hile, he discussed his Vietoam views in an im- Every Admi-nfetrattion has promptai television interview been less *ban faank With the after ' a Concerned Officers public 'about what has been go- Delating. This raised the ing on in Vietnam. hackles on line back of Air As ifar back as 1962, a State Force Secretary Robert Sea- Department message, still mams'* neck. His office prompt- classified, directed U.S. coim- ^ oallled * he ba9e for Oarr ' s Tnander.s in Vietnam not to take 'records, which were hiand-car- miiissions he told us. Footnote: The Air Force in- painting " a portrait of a neigih- slats Canr was ousted because — his ''performance over tlhe past three years was below standard." Until his dissent, however, his work was rated "ouit- sitandtog" to "above average." As for *he .helicopter delivery of Carr's records, tlhe Air Force zation hasn't gone so far as yet Can it forgive quicker than it that in most cases a deter- can forget? A woman. Can it mined bystander can't still fig- forget sooner than it can fcr- ure out the sex of an individual, give? A man. The question is why he would But what if yon are walkin? want to take the bother. behind a couple of teen-agers Here, for example, are a few arm in arm, each wearing long remaining ways to tell the hims hair, sloppy sweaters, faded from the hers. . and patched demin pants, and If it will still bend over to identical sandals? What about cessi~~Foiranu!a for Better Busi- pick up a dropped penny, it is a their sex? middle-age male. If it won't If you're real nosy, you might stretch its tight girdle to retrieve anything less than a dime, it's a middle-age female. If it is always .accused of nev- cither. er listening, that's Papa. If it is That's no help. What's hi a always accused of never stop- name any more? The only Way ping talking, that's Mama. to be sure of the sex of a teen- Put a dinner check on the ager is to be the parent of one restaurant table. Does it make and that's too much trouble to little shrill cries of alarm and ask anybody to go to just to say it 'has lost one of its contact siatisly simple curiosity. Along the back he wrote: "Guy is crook. Does €me. When free, latches onto poor inventor, gives him peanuts for his discovery. Becomes highly suc- cessiful. Last line he's invited to make speech on 'The Sue- ness. A third writer, then on Park Row, saw a small item man who served half his wife, ask them their names. "I'm Pat," says one. "And I'm Terry," says tihe Three Kansas Counties 'Report Blight Cases TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three Kansas counties- Douglas, Riley and Woodson— siaid an officer happened to be have reported cases of corn godng CROSSWORD -^By Eugene Sheffer {HORIZONTAL 41. Roman from Andrews to Sea- mane's office anyway and brought tine papers along. Bible Thought Let you> speech be always with grace.—Colossians 4:6. How much heartache could be avoided in our world ilf people would only bridle their tongues! Wihiat good is ever accomplished beitween people, when they allow their tempers to flare? blight, officials said Thursday. A sample of suspected blight in Jefferson County has been isenlt to Kansas State University for testing. Dr. William Wilis, extension plant pathologist at Kansas State, saM the condition in both Riley and Woodson is not critical. He said 'there is one field in Douglas County with heavy blight. Dr. Willis said the disease could spread if hot, humid weather continues. reporters on missions that might result in bad publicity. "Ambassador Unas over-all aiuitihoriiity for handling of news- mien, in so far .as U.S. is concerned," read the message. ".He will make decisionis as: to when newsimien permitted to go on any missions with U.S. personnel . . . Ooiirespohdlsaiitis Should not be token on mds- aioaiis whose nature >&uch that undesirable dispatches would be highly proibable." The message 'also ordered suppression of ithe fact that Americans in 1962 were ail- ready directtog comlbait mis- sionis aigiainat the Viielt Cong. "It not repeat not In our in- tea-eat," ciaiuibioned the secret linsitruotknus, "to havi& sitories indicaitag that Americans are ' leading and directing combat misiSdonis against Viet Cong . . . Sensational stories children or civilians who become unlontuniate vktims of LETTERS TO PARENTS Heroin Arrests Up 250 Percent in Last Two Years coma and death from respiratory failure. Heroin user wM nave "needle tracks", small needle marks on his body, most often on ithe arms over a vein. It can also be given in the legs. Ab- Fred! Breoki Le Key Allme* Jehn Frailer Editer AaVerilitfif Managei Managing Editer Secend cla»t portage paid at C»rdeii City. Kama!. *7B4» ~~"" TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION By carrier a month In Garden City, $1.94 plui applicable talei UK. Payable to carrier In advance. inimical to national interest." The message also warned sternly: "U.S. military and civilian personnel must see ithat (these instructions) aire adhered to scrupulously and that Ambassador given complete cooperaition if we are to avoid (This Is tKe sixth in a weekly (series of articles about drug abuse, using information furnished to the Pinney County Sheriff's of- fic«.-Ed.) By GROVER CRAIG While discussing Heroin it is scesises (boils) often become Immediately alarming to par- , a ipiparent at the site of injec- ents to learn that most city, county and state arrests for Heroin, across the country, have increased from 100 per cent to 250 per cent in the past two years! What is Heroin? Heroin is diaceitytaorphine, an alkaloid deaived from morphine; it does not occur in opium. It is most usually a white, off-white or brown crystalline powder. It lias for nmniv years been first choice 'among addicts of opiates. In slang terms it is refer- to a* "H", .. 11 M u. i« «u j.r applicable «*l«t tan fer t-month wheel year. By carrier in ether eHlei where service ii available, $1.50 * month plus applicable lalei ta>. By mall $IMI a year includlM pottaf* •nd applicable tales tan. Carrier rates apply where carrier service available. possession area ccllo«o itudont, $10.30 ineludln, postage an* .^^^^eStSd'in- * ™ tofrtaA, potent, highly ad- temaitionall scene." Though this message has been superseded by others containing noble language about the public's right to non«secur- ilty informaittion, the original guidelines continue to be M- througfaout the Vietnam ef TIM Asteefvted fnu Th» Aiieelated Press Ii entitled o*cluilvely to the uie for reproduction of all loci! newt printed In thli newspaper at well ai all AP newi and dlipatchei. All right* ef publication el special diipatcboi are alte reserved. TJw Air Force recently urg- narcotaiic! Is illegal. Heroin has <a generally sedative and analgesic effect. The first reaction to introducing it into the system is unpleasant to most people, but a calming effect follows and, depending on how much is taken at a time, may very wel progress to tions. Dirty needle diseases are common 'among users, such as hepatitis and nationally approach epidemic levels. Most abusers, using Heroin-, actually seem to have a dreamlike disposition, butt when in need of a "fix", (another dose), they become capable of .aggressive .and even violent behavior. Signs of use of Heroin, among others, are pinpoint pupils and a pale completion. The body builds a tolieranice for the drug and the user needs an increased dose regularly in order to achieve the same desired effect. Withdrawal pains occur when drug is not available. The psychological dependence on the drug makes the user THINK he needs the drug to function and he is extremely uncomifortaible without it, oncie "hooked". Ex-addicts often return to the habit and the history of complete recoveries is disheartening to say ithe least Infection of the user's blood stream, • lungs and heart, can and ofben do result from Heroin injections. The lungs can have blood clots. When this type of infection occurs it is usually caused by bacteria that can be very resistant to treatment and therefore the death rate is very high. Source for Heroin is the illegal "street market" and the , cost is usually $3. to $5. per capsule. Physical dependence can cost from $20.00 to $200.00 per day. What could possibly be appealing about the use of such a horrifying drug? To the user, ithe great appeal is that these drugs induce .a sense of good feeling, depress or overcome emotional pain for a while and minimize feelings of fear, anxiety and .tension. But, when it is so unmistakenly evident that narcotics can become a way of life, consuming complete at- tent&on, energy and income, it is the duty of everyone, with any contact or influence with young people to educate them whenever possible about the PACTS surrounding drug misuse. Be with me next week for more helpful information on drugs, their use and abuse. 1. Fold 4. Rapid 8. Flounders 112. Suffer .13. Samoan I seaport .14. Charles Lamb 15. Phase of the moon 17. Loud noise 18. Hunter's quarry 19. Melodies 20. Summoned 22. Slim 24. High cards 25. Cogitatora 29. Wrath 30. Plant of ^ .mustard family 31. Compete 32. Uneasy 34. Camping need 35. Routine 36. Hooded jacket 37. Track event 40. City in Indiana poet 42. Military units 46. Plunge 47. Italian city 48. Born 49. Snow vehicle 50. Is in. debt 51. Greek letter VERTICAL .1. Resin. 2. Atmosphere 3. Holders of property as a guarantee 4. Confronted 5. Mimioker 6. Transgress 7. Make lace edging 8. Expose false claims 9. King 10. Climbing stem Answer to yesterday's puzzle. Average tlmn of nolution: 25 minute*. 11. Droops 16. Observes 1&. Metal containers 20. Two 21. Land measure 22. Pronoun 23. Sound of disapproval 25. Allowance for waste 26. Each and all 27. Skating- enclosure 28. Bristle 30. Surfeit 33. Bartered 34. Tropical plant 36. Heads 37. Fishing poles 38. Wicked 39. Exist 40. Recreation 42. In favor of 43. Base 44. Snara 45. Yellow, for one 20 29 SI 49 21 m 35 50 m 22 34 26 31 27 ciml'OQUirs T D J-T B KL R K L R TWKLW WYDJZ BI8L IMZ CYL'T CISYMJ. Yeatefday'a Cryptoqulp—IMPASSIONED PASTOR OFTEN PfUOpAKBD SINB SERMONS. __ i

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