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editorials PAGE 4 Garden City Telegram Tuesday, June 29, 1971 AH: Still A Contradiction Muhammad Ali has won another fight, perhaps the most important of his young life.. The Supreme Court has reversed his draft evasion conviction, thereby wiping out a five-year prison sentence which hung like a cloud over his head. The sole legal question was whether Ali was eligible for exemption from the draft as a pacifist. The court did not stutter. In its unanimous decision, it held that the boxer's beliefs "are surely no less religiously based" than those in previous conscientious objector cases. As a black muslim minister, Ali sought the same draft-exempt status given any clergyman. The government saw it differently, saying his refusal for induction was based on political and racial grounds, rather than religious. Ali could have fled the country to evade the draft as have hundreds of other young men. But he chose to remain and fight for what he believed was his right. In the process, he was stripped of his heavyweight crown and became the target of derision. Through it all Ali stuck to his guns and up to the last proclaimed his willingness to go to prison for his cause. This is to his credit. But Ali still remains a contradiction. His religion prohibits him from fighting hi any conflict except Holy Wars declared by Allah. Yet he makes his living mauling and maiming fellow human beings. There is nothing pacific about him when he climbs into the ring. Pie-ln-Sky Claims Out From now on, advertisers must be prepared to back up claims that their products are and do what the ads say. The Federal Trade Commission has anounc- ed that advertisers must document their claims or face deceptive advertising charges. The auto industry will receive first attention; other big advertisers will come after. This spells trouble for the creative geniuses who hold forth in the ad agencies, but it is good Hews for the consumer. Now, if it is claimed that a product is twice as good at half the cost the FTC will demand proof. The essence of the FTC order is that claims must be grounded in demonstrable fact. It is commentary enough that such an order is even remotely necessary. Byd.K. SCHOOL BOARDS get a lot of static and advice from a lot of sources, so we were interested to read an account of the things Colorado school board members heard from their state's education commissioner, Dr. Byron Hansford. * * * A BOARD'S MOST important responsibility he said, is to select a good school superintendent. And a good superintendent is one who is concerned about the education of all children, not just a special group of pupils, and he also must not be afraid to slay some of the sacred cows in the district HE CONCLUDED with a statement that board members and superintendents alike might keep in mind through stormy sessions: "If your school district always runs very smoothly, you had better get rid of your superintendent because the quietness means there's nothing happening there." * * * ONE OF THE greatest fears of population watchers is that an expanding population threatens the food supply and future generation will be underfed. A current concern however, for a large part of the population in this country is that of being over-fed. This is pointed up by many statistics and here's a new one: "The easy-exercise equipment business makes a hefty $100 milion annually off the fat of the land." ; The most popular items are weighted belts, ' Inflatable suits, exercise wheels and electronic de' vices. * * * 'A FRIEND wears a chain with a cross which, she says, is carved from "Oklahoma ivory." And that turns out to be a round steak bone, ^•^X**^^™^""^"'"' 1 ™ " ' ' ••^-•i in mip. iii~~~*n*^^—~~^~^^d^fm^^~i^^^m^m,, l ,,, i^M^^^ama^^^^B^a^^ Garden City Teleqram Published Dally Exetpt Sunday and Six Holiday* Y»«rly By Th« Telegram Publlihing Company 276-3232 310 N. 7th Garden City, Kantas, 67846 Fred Brooks Edlttr U Roy Allman Advertising Managn John Fraiier Managing Editor Second cla»s pottage paid at Garden City. Kaniat. 67846 """ TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION """" By carrier a month in Garden City, $1.94 plus applicable sales '><K, Payable to carrier in advene*, Local and area college students $10.30 including postage cud applicable sales ta» for 9-month school year. By carrier in other cities where service is available, |l.-50 f month plus applicable sales tax. By mail $15.45 a year ineludiM postaM and applicable sales tax. in. i. Aught Couritr-Sounia ART BUCHWALD WRITES: If You're Going to Tend Bar, Put on A Happy Face "Don't you EVER show anything except 'The Odd Couple'?" JACK ANDERSON REPORTS: Raises Repay Underlings For Boyle Contributions? By JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON—Tine Semite Labor subcommittee has tamed up evidiemoe 'Suggesting Cbait United Minie Workers Boss Tony Boyle ftaan'oed tois e<x- toaiyaigiarNt 1968 re-elecitknn campaign wiitfh donations ifirom his hired underlines, iBbm pafiid ttoem back in salary increases the next year. The election, in which Boyite dieleaited the simoe-mundeired union reformer Jock YaMon- sfci, is Already undieir invesHriiga- <a»n by Labor Depadimenit for a host of other alleged iireigular- ibies. The subcommittee floudd that Much of the money wM go for tihie air baig, an "instant balloon," which is supposed to cushion itbe occupanlt of a crasMng car. But critriios fear that itihe explosive detonators for <tba 'bag may cans© deatf- ness, tot tlbs bag can go off by Jack Anderson Ms camp-align was financed by the rank and Me, in reality his own hired officials put up most of the $250,000 he is estimated to have ispent. Less ton one per cent of the money came from the rank .amid file, committee sources lalleige. The Jniyestigaitars found that in neaaiy eM. cases, district officers kicked in $1,000 each for Boyle'iS (re-ctecittiion whale lesser officials ponied up $500. The (following April, alt wais leJairned, these officials were (given salary inicreasias out of the union treasury at least equal to the lamioumlbs they had conltrdlbuited. Other officials, who amad'e no coiKtriibultion to Boyle's oamipaiign, ireoeived mo comparable raises-. Subcomimitfcae counsel Jeray Fedier deteltoed to discuss the. Bddge tragedy, ito study how to save people from drowning in submerged cams. There are dramiatbrc Increases in the proposed budget will be spent for drunk dutvimg research and experimental cams to test safety devicss. Funidte are also afiooated to sett Stan- dairds fior fires, detfirostftnig, defogging and rear-view mirrors. Gofvemiment psychologists!, too, wiH taveisitiigaite the effects- of auifcomaltieid equlipment on the occupants' mental iamd phyislical responses. Finialy, if there's enough money to go around, a study will be maidie of WA6HINGTON—The New York Times reported that at Dartmouth's 201st commencement, David Levy of New York City, the highest ranking graduate, gave an address full of despair. Denying he got anything out of his four years of education, Mr. Levy said, "Take pity on me, those of you who can justify the air you breathe. . . Send me letters and tell me why life is worth living. Rich parents, write and tell me how money makes your lite worthwhile. Dartmouth alumni, tell me how the Darmouth experience has given value to your life," He then went on to plead with the class of 1971: "And if some one of you out there is also made like me, write me a letter and tell me how you oame to appreciate the absurdity of your life." His remarks were received Art Buchwald wairmly by his classmates. In an interview after his speech, Mr. Levy said that he was looking for some menial work until he decided what to do with his life. He said he wais considering becoming a bartender "because it's something to do witlh the hands and it's being with people." x I hadn't planned to write Mr. Levy a letter until I read this last statement. Dear Dave, Sorry to hear things didn't go too weOl for you at Dartmouth and you didn't learn anything. You sounded very depressed in your speech, which of course is your privilege. My main concern is the revelation that you plan to become a bartender. I don't know how to break this to you, Dave, but nobody likes a 1 depressed person behind the bar. Most people who go to bars are pretty depressed to start . with. The role of the bartender is to cheer them up. Besides seeing that their glasses are filled, the function of lihe bartender is to listen to Repairs for Statehouse people's 'troubles and if possible make them forget. The booze plays its role, but the bartender is even more important to the state of people's mental health. When * fellow comas in and says to the bartender, "The world sfMntos. Give me a beer," the bamtender is supposed to reply, "The world is beautiful. Draft or bottle?" The customer is depending on tlhe bartender to get him out of his funk. That's why he's paying 50 cents more for beer than he would if he bought it in a store. Now I know you don't have much use for the profit system, but ithe guy who owns the bar does, and if you're full of despair the word is going to get around. "Dalinsky's Bar & Grill has a new baaiender, and he seas no reason to justify our existence." Do you know what a rumor like thait can do to the sale of Rye & gingerale? What I'm trying to tell you, Dave, is that if you're thinking of becoming "a bartender, you're going to have to change your thinking on life. Stippose siome guy comeis in who has just had a fight with his wife and he's seeking consolation. What do you think he's Siding to say if you start off the conservation witlh, "Take pity on me, those of you who can justify the air you breathe"? You know what he's going to say: "Step outside and I'll punch you right in the nose." Bartending is not, as you de- describe it, "Menial" work. A good bartender has to be a chemist, a psychologist, a social worker, an economist and an expert on every fact of life. The right word can send a customer happily home to his loved ones. The wrong word could make him stagger out in the street and lie down in front of a bus. Dave, before you take this major step, please Ohink albout it carefully. It's one thing to believe that life isn't woiith living —but it's 'another thing to bring down the whole neighborhood witlh you. Besides, youir'e never going to make any tips if you keep talking the way you do. Cheers, A.B. HAL BOYLE SAYS: Things That Make Life Worthwhile it may cause more injury than it prevemlts. Some money will be spent, however, lor unperfected but promising torn padding and belt-ftyipe restoaineira. Sem. PM Haart, D-Midh., the Senate trust buster, is likely to yelp when he finds out how Mt- tle 'monieiy is pinpointed for siaiMy sibandiairdis on llhe 100 mil- Mon velMicJes already on the road. Only one man wall be added, under the new proposals, to the inadequate two^n/an staff. Uniforitumaitely, (the proposed' budget almost entirely ignored research on cudh vital subjects BIS "electric fires, carburetor fires, oar fabrics, ischool bus escape devides and toxic motor gases. There is an appalling lack of irag on ttoe wagon" improves a driver's parfcraniaince. Footoote: Some 750 government employes will be used as driverngudinea pigs in a $1 mil- Jikwi piroguaim to test satoby equipment. Runaway Car Is Back With Owner Once Again UPPER SANDUSKY, 'Otaio (AP) — Eairl Gerber, 58, of Upper Sanidutefcy, tos Ms oar back after it nan off laMd left him. The auto went into a ditch on a Wy-a/nidot County road and Gerber, who was alone, got out to push. He wedged a stick against the accelerator and this front seat to give Mim a. power will be let soon for repair and renovation of legislative committee rooms on the fifth floor of the Kansas Statehouse. Staite Architect William Bale told the Kansas Legislative Coordinating Council Monday that ithe renovation should be completed by September and will cost about $51,000. The rooms were scarred by the installation of a new heating anld air conditioning sys- NEW YORK (AP) - Things that make life worth living: Finding that you've only got one, not two, more payments on the mortgage before the house to finally ours. The defiant smile of a four- year-old girl who had just lost an upper front tooth. The luxurious feeling of taking a wavm 'shower after a long walk through a soaking winter rain. Beaitftnig tibe biggest drum in a parade. Reaching into * bole fa on oak tree and finding a five-page scribbled letter from HER. Bedding down in dry sand under a starlit desert sky. The • purple grace of liiaas framed against a weathered white New England home. The smug self-confidence on the faces of people coming out of church, convinced they are through wdlth sin forever—ior at least until next time. Having someone who loves you tie .your bow tie for you, then give you a pat on the cheek *amd a goodbye kiss. Notiicfling how much your voice sounds like a baritone opera sto when you sing "Old Man River" in the bathroom. Discovering you've got dates with two pretty girls on the same nigiht, and trying to decide which of them you'll leave desolate. Fixing a leaky faucet unaided without having to throw yourself on the doubtful mercy of * busy plumber. Watching a waiting wife embrace her husband as he step* from an airplane, a soldier home from his wair, a body un- scamped, his mind unmairred. Getting word that your son, who .almost flunked out of high school, is on the dean's list in his freshman year in college. The utter joy of a shiafll boy when he despondently shakes an empty candy box—and out pops an overlooked gum drop, a bonus Irom the blue. . Listening to your wife make her first speech ait a P-T-A meeting' and getting a big hand from ithe audience. You know that now, flushed by success, she won't mind so much going to the next meeting by herself. Sending'a liWie boy away to summer caimp and getting back a little man. Yes, ithalt's one of the nicest iBhinigls laibout life—evten fflhe small events in it can yield a hearbful of happiness. CROSSWORD - - - ByEuzene Sbeffer Once out of to *dh to ear Mrs. Lottie Mills of Coldwater was appointed by the coordinating council to serve on the Education Master Planning Committee. • The council authorized employment of Martin E. Segal Co. to investigate the feasibility of increasing benefits under the Kansas public employes system. The cost $10,000. palgn Aiwncfag .sctaeme.is 1lhe m «ito fees. Nor does «he a man who lived a mi co ttted toe Carrier rates apply where carrier service available. n. •* , Of ^ At»cf«««J Press « Associated Press It entitled exclusively to the use for rear*of all local news printed in this newspaper as well as alfA? A riahh " counsel, and cihiel spokesman, refused 'to discuss He toas repeatedly insisted, however, that Kibe umliora ejection was cJeiaitt. "No blot of il- leigailby" could be placed upon Sit, he told the Labor Department during the invesibigatixHi. Footnote: It stolid not be sur- panLsirag that UMW officers were wiffinig to put up money for 'Boyle, for virtually aM of them aire appofabed by Boyle not elected by this memibenship. The Labor Department sued the wviion to stop this more than six yeans ago. The case is ffinialy expected to go to trial in July. Federal aiuto safety officials have siecireitlly prepared a $40.5 milion proigpa'm for 1973 to study « Rube Goldbeait world of Jife-'savirag devices, including tlhe conitroversial aik bag. We lhave obtaiined a copy of *he confidential plains, dated June 17,1971, for the 1973 fiscal year. The (huge sum souglhit by thie Hlgtoway Traiffliic Safety Ad- miniiistraitiiioni would lalmost double Dhe $21.7 million that' waa laWowed for research and anal- in the 1972 fiscal year. Whie most 'saifeiby aidvocates ^. j more money is needed, how it should be spent bats already isitlrred conftnaversy in ^ ' ' rooms, BUSINESS MIRROR 3 Reasons Why Consumer Confidence Is At Low Ebb HORIZONTAL 1. Andy's sidekick 5. Asian isthmus 8. Kick a football 12. Strict disciplinarian 14. Western state 15. Tract 16. Frenchman's dream 17. Satisfied 18. Abate 20. Western capital 23. Primitive Japanese 34. English river 25. Forestall 28. Joker 29. Ward off 30. Word )n baseball 32. Envoys 34. Flatfish 85, The dill 86. Kind of bucket 37. Babbler 40. Fortify 41. Every 42. Junior, for one 47. American author 48. Gastropod mollusks 49. Look askance 50. French article 51. Baseball team VERTICAL X. Danish land division 2. Deface 3. Native metal 4. .Plant organ. 5. Unite 6. The law thing- 7. Studios 8. Follow eagerly 9. Indians 10. Wheel hub 11. At that time- Answer to yesterday's puzzle. HHHU nsi Swiiii 13. Newspaper paragraph 19. To'covet 20. Adage 21. Grandparental 22. Theater box v 23- Sovereign'* 1 decree 25. Fatherly 26. Secluded corner 27. Bulrush 29. Window . section, 31. Half a score .33. Reap 'IBM AV«r*x« time of (elation: M minutes. man 36. Russian city 37. Resound 38. Level to the ground 39. Dull pain 40. Chalices 43. Honest one 44. Cuckoo 45. Cognizanc* 46. Chemical suffix By JOHN CUNNIFP AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - Whle the forecasts at midyear remain mather opttmisitiic, at least three measures of economic health followed by ordinary Americans are failing to respond as had been hoped. Interest rates are climbing again. Inflation continues and may even have accelerated!. Uwmployimieinit remains high and its wMtely expected to continue .around 6 par cent or more for the rest of the year. And partially as a result, a fourth measure, consumer confidence, xtemafas depresisedi. Highly sensitive to any news about interesit rates, inflation amid jobs, consumers arc kieap. ing a (rubber band on their money roll, (refusing to overextend themselves. They ha-ve been spiritless buyers, And there's the dilemma. In order to get the economy moving, it is generally agreed, conlidence must be built. Almost every economist considers it a necessary ingredient, it is the common theme of most midyosv reports from- banks and businesses. But how is confidence to be built when consumers anld businessmen one faced with the disappointing statwitacal facte? Jn the absence of encouraging news, both consumers and businessmen brood rather than act. The Morgan Guaranty Survey, for example, notes ithalt businessmen not only are concerned wWh the immediate stale of the economy but also are disturbed by a feeling that basic, long-tfange changes may be taking place. Such deep probing and questioning is not the type of thinking that brings a commitment to the future. It is instead the prelude to more indecision and procrast nation. The Bank of America is not among the pessimist*. It foresees a recovery in both business and consumer confidence, "the catalyst needed for sustained amdi rapid giwtih in the economy." In a "progress report/' the B of A comments that the recovery of confidence already is taking shape. "The evidence ... shows up in what people are doing rather "4han merely in wharf; they are flaying," it contends. At the same time, however, the bank makes these ominous —"Long -and short-term inter. est rates will rise moderately during ithe last half of the year, though they will fluctuate sharply at times." In fact, it adds, "unless and until inflation can be reduced significantly, interest rates will return to levels .that could restrict economic recovery." •—"For the remainder of 1971 ... the unemployment pate wild probably hover near 8 per c«it am) prices will grow about 5 per cent," Can confidence |>e restored in such an atmosphere? It would appear that some ingenious thinking and acting, not so far demonstrated by the nation'! leadership, would be required-* and very foon. 41 47 49 17 45" IS 19 51 10 27 CBKPTOQUIPS PXOOFRLFQS LZQSZ1 BJSPWJ. RBZ5JWJ Cryptofl[ulp ~ UPPITY SPINSTER TURNSI AWAY NEW SWAIN. , . ^ <Q JW1 King S>aturcs Syndicate, Inc.) duet fi equals tt , :

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