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editorials PAW 4 Garden City Telegrai Saturday, June 26, 1971 Ofh er Ways To S erve ^ (Guest editorial by Rev. Robert N. Alpers, pastor of Community Church Garden City.) It seems a foregone conclusion now that the Congress of the United States will extend the draft for two more years. The President had as a part of his campaign platform "the ending of the draft," but now he has turned his back on the Gates Commission report and is pushing for the extension of the draft. 'It seems clear that we have lived with the draft so long, indeed, far too long for a democratic society, that we are too timid to return to the young men of this country their full civil liberties. Almost everyone admits that the draft is a mess, but we the people have not demanded the end to what historically has been exclusively a war-time measure in this land and therefore the Congress has not responded. While this round has been lost there are several ways in which we can prepare for the next time around. First, we need to get our thinking straight. One of the big arguments against ending the draft is that we might not be able to maintain our large overseas garrisons and therefore we shall return to isolationism. John M. Swonley, Jr. of the St. Paul's Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri points out that "the opposite of isolationism is not imperialism, evident hi control of land by overseas garrisons. It is world cooperation". Again we have thought so long in terms of militarism in international policies, that we are often slow in seeing internationalism as an interaction of peoples, not necessarily just military might. Secondly, more draft counseling is needed by the young man facing the draft. I am amazed that some citizens feel that it is treason for young men to know what their rights are before tihe draft board. We are fortunate in having a local board that seeks to treat men fairly. However, sometimes young draft age persons seeking alternate service or non-combatant roles in the military are not understood. So it falls upon them to know their rights. Schools, Churches,, community organizations are strangely quiet in helping young men face one of the most serious decisions of their lives. There ate so many ways to Serve our country other than the military service. Perhaps we have so corrupted the idea of service and the idea of the free society as the state that exists to serve its citizens with the compulsion to serve in the military that we have messed up the whole idea in our young of wanting to be of service to their fellowman, TURNRQW LIVESTOCK AU DATELINE WESTERN KANSAS Trip 'Home' o trip back to the Mexican-U.S. border. , a En route back, the crowded By NOLAN HOWELL A brief visit to bis native land which developed into a three-month Ions nightmare involving such happenings as a passenger train derailed a mile us> legally. Included was the train derailment and prolonged OT two outside a small town. need to securo recommenda- harassment- by border officials. Fortunately, there were no ^^ from persons in Garden All were experienced in late serious injuries, but the pass- Cilty> including then Chief of 1943 by Pete Sandoval, 1201 N. engerx had to wait about two Police i^ Richardson, a doc- llth, when he crossed over davs before the train could be tor ^ Sandoval's into Mexico to visit Ms birth P laced back °« <*» to** 8 and resume its journey. The delay Mason immediately began to tarn to Garden City W their befriend the couple, giving families, but found Mexican them advise as to What they authontaes blocking the .way. to do to get back into the with a seemingly endless sea . of red tape. There was even. talk of them having to go inland to see a Mexican army otficial whom, they were told, vsould, have promptly drafted them employer, into the Mexican army Instead- of giving them their Who got that bid...Me or You? place prior to entering the U.S. Army during World Wai- II. Sandoval's visit to his birth place was complicated from the beginning by the simple fact .that he was an alien in the United States without a passport. The 46-year-old father's story of coming to Garden City in 1927 as a "wetback" and later becoming a leader was but the of many to face. first and shortest Gordon Penny. . when the couple learned how back inito the U.S. consuming the process unre conBimmis u*, *—«, Finally, out of desperation, couple were was to ^ % was decided Mrs. Sandoval and Vidiam return^' Sandoval should return home to the border bridge 'and again .before their money ran out. met with Mason, the U.S. ibord- Their last night together in er official. Mason agreed to Mexico was spent in a Juarez help and wiitfoin » maltster of movie theater, is they were in As the train neared tihe border, Mexican custom officials boarded the train and began checking passports. The Sando- leaving the theater, they ran vals had none, but he heard other passengers telling the of' ROD TURNBULL'S VIEW Commodities Tied to Corn hours had 'cut all the red tape and secured the needed pai&-' v into a man who looked familiar, ports for the two men. n. He was. It was Fernando Vi- "It is a beautiful feeling 'to .. 0 „ „ . . darri, another "wetback" living know you're coining into-the ending much local discrimina- " cers thev were simply going „, Garden City Vidarri had a U.S., onto that beautiful free-* tion against Mexican-Ameri- to vlsit m towns <« <*>* M e *»- wife and family in Garden soil," Sandoval says, of their,, cans was told in a recent Tele- can side of * he border. Then* city, but had made three sue- arriving a_short time later gram series concerning the Passports were, therefore, not cessftd trips into Mexico to area sugar beet industry. This fae^ed. Sandoval told a simi- vis i t his mother. Attempting lar story and also escaped bav- to cross back over into the U.S. on his last trip, Vidarri was caught by the border pa- KANSAS CITY - Perhaps mever before in history hove the prices of so many farm. commodities been tied to corn as is currently the case. column, today, relates many of the events occuring in his trip to Mexico and his frustrating attempts to cross legally back over into his newly 'adopted land. .His three-month nightmare began in August 1943 when he and his pregnant wife, Sylvia, stopped at a U.S. immigration booth prior to walking across the bridge into Mexico at El ng to produce a passport.' Once at the border town of gan walking across the "bridge •» *** ?«*«•, . . . , .. separating the two nations. Vidara took Pete into his mother's home in Juarez and stock. A few days ago, one of the nation's largest iced manufacturers listed the cost of various grains delivered to its p aso , Texas. A U.S. official, plant in Texas as follows: Ro bert Mason, told the Sand-o- it would be impossible back into El Paso, Texas. The next couple of days t was • spent on construction jobs in El ;„,.-.; Paso, to earn just enough- ... money to purchase bus fare and "was stranded in Juar- back to Garden City.,. Jir . That was 'in late November, 1943. In mid-February 3944,!'!;'. Sandoval entered the U& ^ Army and a monfti later became a naturalized United States citizen during/a brief ceremony at Camp Lee, yaf ; "That was a day I thought I would never see," the protid Byd. h. CHURCH SERVICES never have been very far away from Elizabeth Hopkins Burtis (that's Bess Burtis, Cap's wife). When she was born before this century began in the house at 510 W. Chestnut, she was just steps away from the room in which the first Roman Catholic masses were conducted hi this town. Therjp was no church building, so when a priest came through the Hopkins home always was available to him to hold services for Catholics in the community. Bess never moved from that house and for most of their married life, St. Mary's Church has stood at the corner of 12th aiid St. John just a block north of it. So it was very appropriate iast Sunday for Mrs. Burtis to say a few words at the cornerstone laying of the new St. Mary's — especially because the cornerstone of the old building was placed alongside the new. The Rev. Emil Dinkel, St. Mary's pastor, discovered it was an extra special occasion for the Burtises when he came across a document in the church files that told him that Sunday, June 20, was the 57th wedding anniversary of Bess and Cap. The Burtises still live in the "Hopkins" home. A part of it now are some myrtle wood candlesticks from the old St. Mary's and Mrs. Burtis say£ they are a comfort and convenience. When she doesn't get out, she can always "light a candle" for a friend right in her own front room. * * * THE CORNERSTONE laying ceremony was a nostalgic moment for many people — particularly for the folks on the west side of town who have . lived for years as neighbors to the tall-spired, red brick church ... for Irene (Mrs. Raimon) Walters who spent her youth just up the street from the church in the handsome Finnup house at 9th and St. John . . . for Helen and Soren Petersen whose home and family was shaded for years by their towering across-the-street neighbor. They've watched, brick by brick, the old neighbor disappear and the new one take shape and think they may get to know and like her too. * * * OF ALL the reminiscing we heard about the "old St Mary's" we were impressed by what a long-time resident, not a member of the Catholic congregation, remembered about the church. She was visiting at the Burtis home on the day Germany surrendered in World War II. The church bells rang, she said, and people began filling the church and stood on ttie sidewalks up and around St. Mary's. She walked up the street to join the crowd — friends, neighbors, young and old, of,all faith^ gathering in gratitude. Always, of course, there has wheat — $56.50 a ton; barley been some irelationsihip price- —$60.00; oaits — $60.50; corn — wise among the various grains, $ 6 ?-°0; mito — $59.40; and W1MC w ^ c „„ __ „,_. but seldom like- this year. There middlings (by-product in flour Sandoval's wife was a native has been a realization of this milling) $57.40. ^ Abilene, Kan. fact since last year's harvests, but the emphasis seems to get greater each day, and the •„ ^. ea , mQ ... Ml4 . .. T cross "We had .been gone about a together they began a three- week when we walked back month battle to obtain legal en- across the bridge," Sandoval try back, into the U.S. They recalls. "Lucily, who should be worked at whatever odd jobs at the booth but Robert Mason, they could find in the border He looked up at me and said town, finding themselves bar- 'you back so soon, Pete.' Out red from good jobs because of citizen said .as he recalled his of aU those people who had a union membership require- nightmare trip into Mexico and him to return to the U.S. crossed back .and forth, he re- ment. once he crossed over. membered me." The two men longed to re- his three-month attempt to re* enter 'Ms .adopted land legally; interesting that these ar« ail are all lThev were determined to LC trip and proceeded to the ibridge and journey ART BUCHWALD WRITES: conversation in the grain trade. The concrete evidence may be observed from day to day in futures quotations as they It also is true that each has a little different feed value. Any one of these feeds will serve in cattle rations; Wheat has more protein con- ere listed on the trading floors tent than com. All these of the Kansas City Board of grains provide carbohydrates ration. Trade, the Chicago Board of Trade, and the Minneapolis Gttain Exchange. Almost in in ttoe use their computers to determine which grains to buy at the cheapest price to get the variably, price changes on all required level of feed ingre- grams up or down are influ- dienits. enced by what is happening on corn. An exception may be hi the heavy run of the wheat sought to locate the home of an aunt, knowing only the name of the street. A dooovlo- door search was in vain, but the aunt was located through a unique method. Unable to locate her by The feed plants knocking on every door along This pa.rticular plant was it the street, Sandoval walked to a radio station where .an announcer agreed 'to broadcast .an appeal to the aunt. A sporting, event was being aired at the time, and the appeal was sounded during Agnew's Book/AAy Friends \ ',' • In Press Is Swift WASHINGTON—The summer china. Printed through the i upon us and once again it courtesy of the New York ; our pleasure to list recom- Times. mended books for people to take on their vacation®. harvest, but even' then, corn prospects have an important role. NON FICTION My Friends in *he Press," commercial by Spiro Aignew, Southern Strategy Press—<a heartwarming _ „. wu „„ „„, ^ tot)k P lace > ^ memoir chock-full of anecdotes line in price at the Texas point * ne aunt was too pCOT concerning aU the friends Mr. These things help explain ' the couple to Sand ' oval ' s P lace Agnew has made in the tele- why it is common now to see of bil€l - Afber . a I mt of a c0 ?' v i si °n a «d printed metBa since coiuld get it, and large quanti- br f? ks ' ties of wheat. Corn was out of The reuiuon There are many reasons, but ments as, among those at the top are generally at (No. 1) the southern corn leaf ^ the tw> blight, (No. 2) com is by far when com the largest of the grain crops, or "Action in the com market and (No. 3) the major portion w *^ continue to influence milo," or "Thero were good inquiries from feed manufacturers for dehydrated alfalfa pellets due to the high cost of it is common now w we . , ... „ , — * in market analyses such com- lp * e ^ <Jays » ™ e Kansats couple he has become Vice President ments as, "With wheat prices boarded a train for the long of the. United States. Six pages. or below feed ~ ~~ Reading time: three minute* grain pi-ices, it is no surprise Garden Cliy Telegram and 12 seconds., move in concert strength." what Rocky will do to him next: "State Income Taxes and Why We Need Them," by Gov. Ronald Reagan. The governor of California writes with ferr vor on the necessity for statd income taxes and why each citizen should be willing to pay them "even if it hurts." Citing case after case of people who would rather be on .welfarepar Medicare, Reagan makes .a....... strong argument against loop holes in the tax laws that .allow . „ ~, .. ^ - „ , some California citizens to .get of Fun Ctty/' by Gov. Nelston «££ sco t.free. The governor dedi- "How to Take the Fun Out Art Bucbwald to tax of total igtfain production will be fed to livestock and poultry. Consider what may be grown this year. Within the trade it is being predicted the corn crop could be anywhere from 4 billion bushels to 4.8 billion, depending on the blight and the weather. The wheat crop is being estimated by the government at around 1.4 billion bushels. The milo crop, the government says, could be from 800 to 900 million bushels, barley 460 million bushels, ture.' * J ubhF'hF>d Dailv precept 3)i"<1;iy and Six Holiday* Yearly by The Telegram futmsning Company ai 31U N. 7th.. Girden City. Kansas. 67846 „ Fred Brooks x:. EtHtoi Ix> Boy Allm»D _— Ad Manes** John Frailer Managing Edltot TELEPHONE 278-8232 Second class postage paid at Barden City. Kansas, 67846. Terms of Subscription By carrier a month In Garden "Investing in Lockheed tar Fun and Profit," an amusing valuable book on how to successfully manage a large . John Lindsay." Every Rockefeller. In this hilarious ca t es m - s book, Rockefeller recounts how C ountant he has played one practical joke ' ''""' friend "The Sensuous Telephone)" by Mayor "M." The wife of a' famousfat- „, T . . . „«.-. —««»,,. ~,^j u.me tomey general tells you what aircraft company. It was originally printed to sell for $3.95 but because of inflation and unex- •j. :_ „,„„.. _.:..A ^'•Wi *»«»'«i««' I .w n»"«(s«»' "f it .is now priced 5^^ devilish to thwart him. worked ^ for New Yo rk telephone. She descriBes city Rocke £ eUer fan^A U p ous ways of holding the phone, the positions used when tfflk- 'One Thousand Reasons for ing on it, pre-phone, foreplay or Lindsay is the perfect fall guy how to work up is concern over plus applicable sales tax. By mail $15.45 a year including postage and the effect feed grain costs will applicable sales tax. feeding practices and winter. Higher com prices, as an example, might influence hog farmers to send gilts to market rather than breeding them for the via. vaiicy «ou muui/ii i/u»ue«s. __i_;«_ _j „_ and oats 940 million. Put these rajsmg °* more together and you could have something in the neighborhood JACK ANDERSON REPORTS of 8,150,000,000 bushels. ——•«^—__________ Of the total of these grain yields, about 525 million bushels of wheat will be used domestically .as human food, anid about laraoither 200 million bushels of corn, oats and barley. This leaves something like 7,425,000,000 bustoels to be used ias livestock and poultry feed or for exports. Not only are Carrier rates apply where carrier service la available. Member of the Associated Pre» The Associated Press la entitled exclusively to the use for reproduction ol all the local news printed news and dispatches. All rlehts of publication of special dispatches are tn this newspaper as well as all AP «lso reserved. ment official as to why we were involved in Vietnam. It includes the pledges of four American Presidents, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, pacification, Vietnamization, incursions and the secret Swiss Bank account numbers of all the lead- ens we have supported in Intio- and the reader is 'kept on th edge of his chair wondering how to fake i get a dial tone. CROSSWORD - - - By Eugene Sbeffer\ FPC Sets up Clandestine Meeting with Gas Group HORIZONTAL 45. Bristle 2. Title I.King of 46. Brother 3. High card (abbr.) 4. Rougher 47. Donkey 5. Crowds 49. Silver close 54. Hint together 55. Sierra— 6. French 56. Joined friend 57. Spread 7. Concen- ,gra«s irate 58. Chairs 8. Constructs 59. Legume 9. Divider VERTICAL lO.Affirma- 1. Snake , tive WASHINGTON — As pairt of from giving away a Fedetral Power Commission making any daals the feed grains used for livestock raither substantial quantities of officials set up .an illegal, se- wheat. its case or a public amnouracemeint that it is being held." Within the United State, there just is not any question but that feed grants dominate the grain scene in volume. When soybeans are added, the -ppQ significance is even greater. eating nation, and anything that affects the feed supply for the livestock and poultry Is of vital importance. .being effort -to ramrod through a $4 potenit industries it is supposed Some quairters already view- but billion gas mate iraoreasie, FPC to regulate. ed .line industry figures with Yet Toim Joyce, head of the "inltenise suspicion," Wald. saiiid. ciret meetiing with .an industry Bureau ol Naitural Gas, set up He warned of the "danger of • spokesman only weeks betfore a closed-door meeting between criticism if word of this meet- the FPC top brass amid John Jacobs, the persuasive chairman of the Gas Reserves Committee of the American Gas Association. The 'conifereinice was express- Ms casie was to be iheiaird. clandestine affair was thwarted by a pro-consumer who charged lihiait this secret sesstan would violate FPC 'reigulaitio.njs and couM lead to ; a ^ell-out to the industry. We learned of the meeting from a steal of confidential documents which were slipped to us so that we migiht inform ing anid the subjects discussed reaches outsiders." Jacobs would be "clued in" by the meeting on What his testimony should be and might "also gather suggestions on Judah 4. Irritate 9. Adage 12. Thus (L.) 13. Hearsay 14. Sense organ 15. Bias 17. Caress 18. Attach 19. Western Univ. 21. Cooper's product . 24. Gazes 27. Rubber tree 28. Corded fabric 30. Frighten 31. Equips 33. Sun 35. English school 36. Discard 38. Flap 40. Strange 41. Wobble 43. Spanish mothers 11. Moist .;"" 16. Container 20. Intertwine 1 "" 21. Explode 22. Lewis --v Carroll's , heroine. •.-,• 23. Moved ;^» backward \ 25. Bat away ' ; ' 26. Dispatcher , 29. Kitchen / ; need ' • 32. Gratify 34. Flickering . 37. Corolla ; ' leaves 39. U.S. historian ; 42. Answer to yesterday's puzzle. 44. Speck 47. Perform 48. Girl of song 50. Tibetan gazelle 51. Mischievous child 52. Bora ..„ 53. Greek A v«M;e time .flotation: 22 minutes. letter ly designed to exclude consuim- how he sihould shape the er .advocates such as the sponses on orosis-examdiniation. Farmers of this country always have fed some wheat when prices were lovy on .the itihe pulbMc of the costly howiis- breiad graui. Vetenanis recall in wiagigle wMch would affect depression days when wheat was 25 to 30 cents a bushel, American Public Gas Assoeia- ,No other witness will be given tkm Who were also parties to this .advantage." Wald frankly suggested It if it was fed, but at the same time corn was worth only 10 cents, so there was a hall the United States. The plot to sock te can ' hous€)vlilfe irate cases. In a memo darted M>a;re'h 18, 1970, FPC General Counsel Gordon Gooeh, the very man charged with enforcing the commission's rules, gave this Ameri- meeting his personal approval, a wtopping even though John Jacobs was suggested might we! "create an impres-y siom of collusion." Finaly, he saiid, 'such a meating violated boiflh wrlibten rutos and "definite instructions," and therefore should be called off. Wald's timely protest suc- gas nafe increase is a compli- scheduled to testify on the case ceeded. The meeting was oan- oaited alfiaiir, as we explained government price support loan program first went into effect m the wheat rate was put much higher than corn. As late as 1963-64, the support loan on wheat averaged $1.85 a bushel, while on corn it was $1.06. Wheat was valued for bread, corn as 'livestock feed. FPC Chairman John Nassi- kats .and 'Ms pro-industry underlings sought to grant $4 billion by using gas industry figures which they bad aliready been told were umneMafole. These figures — disputed by Naissatoais's own economic sba^ —<atibem/pt to show that thie industry must get huge rate in- on May 1, 1970. On March 23, a few days before Jacobs was to huddle with his supposed regulators, an FPC official revolted. Hasikel Wald, head of the cieied a few days before it was to be held. Gooeh asserted to my associate Leg WMtten that he was "responsible for catling it off." He did not mention Wald's 15 21 FPC Office; of Economics and protest or his own earlier ap- long a fighter for the coraisum- proval of the meeting. Nassi- eir, ouitiined his .apprehension in a oonfitietnftkl memona-ndum to General Counsel Gooeh. Wald's memo is woirth quat- irag at lenigith for it shows more Today, the wheat loan aver- creases if it is to develop new vividly tihan any of tfas Nassi- ages $1.25, and the com loan gas reserves. . $1.08 a bushel, No. 2 basis in kas has declined comment. Jacobs was in Morocco and could not be reached. Footnote: Rep. Neal Smith, D-Iowa, chairman of the House Small Business Special Problems subcommittee, is caU- 2T 5ft 20 50" 44 40 51 52 ers and pro^rudusti-y factions are locked in combat. the government program. But /FPC rules clearly state that market prices on both grains no staffer can meet off-itlbe- are well above the loan, with record wftfa a potential wit- the result that in certain loca- ness who is directly involved Wald wrote. tions, wheat is cheaper than in a disputed case. Thkj.rul.e is no transcript or kas Papeins the Byzanitirae world inig Nassikas in July to testi- of the FPC, where pro-consum- fy on oua % revelations!. .Our documents, said Smith, oast doubt on the FPC's figures. Smith "It will be >a closed meeting," said it appeared that small T« . ' * ORYPIOQUIPS /D HTCVB-UPOCT HL.V.BCTZPR UP'n<?H> " • i» ,R HTNZ O:LZC will be miin- businesisimen, housewives and the poor would be vicitimized ON o L z c. com and thus is fed to live- designed to prevent ifchfb FPC utes and tihere wM not even be by itlh*V$4 billion increase. .. TMtold»y'» WORN OLD i, Ofyptoqulp—AXK-S KAfVS MORALS. WINGING STINT TAXED:; (

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