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editorials FAG14 Garden City Tcletfram Thursday, July 1, 1971 Keeping The Press Free •„• The Supreme Court hks slapped down the government and reinforced ttie principle of the first amendment with its landmark decision allowing publication of the controversial Pentagon papers. The High Court moved with unprecedented swiftness to knock the props from under the government argument that the printing of the articles posed "grave and irreparable harm" to the nation. The six justices who voted in the majority saw a greater danger in a throttled press. Said Justice Black: "The guarding of military and diplomatic secrets at the expense of informed representative government provides no real security for our Republic. Justice Douglas added that "Secrecy in government is fundamentally anti-democratic, perpetuating bureaucratic errors. Open debate and discussion of public issues are vital to our national health." For the court to have ruled otherwise would have seriously diluted the people's right to know. Muffling the press in this instance conceivably would have encouraged others to chip away at the freedom to publish, starting a trend that may have reached to all levels of government, to city halls and courthouses across the nation. The f ramers of the Constitution clearly recognized the necessity, of an unfettered press to a free society. Thomas Jefferson's words are as applicable today as they were nearly 200 years ago. "The only security of all is in a free press . . . Were it left to me to decide whether we should have government without newspapers or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter." Bvd. h. THE CAT Placement Bureau, ever since it handled its first dog client, has adhered to a policy; of diversified services. And so ... anpther first: The Bureau is looking for stuffed animals. * * * MISS GARDEN CITY (Kathleen McGovern) is working up an entirely new talent number for her appearance at the Miss Kansas pageant in Pratt the week of July 12. She has written a. reading that considers the life of a clown and the fact that every one, same as a clown, must assume and play out a particular role in. life. Kathy will wear a colorful clown costume and face. Her reading will be prefaced by a short frolic with circus animals. And she needs to borrow some for props.. Large ones. So far she has a bear. If you can loan her others (tigers, lion, monkey, etc.), call pageant helpers Ron Isham at 6-3251 or Judy (Mrs. Martin) Nusser at 6-7014. * * *. NOW BACK to real, warm animals—an aging Pekingese wearing a tan collar has been making himself at home at several addresses on Hamline St. He's been around about a week and is well-mannered and well-groomed. He needs an owner — his old 'one or a new one. If you are interested, call 6-3997 or 6-8543. * * * ARCHIE BUNKER, head bigot on TV's "All in the Family," gave this definition of a morphodite: "A freak who has a little of both and not enough of either." "MORPHODTTE" is a kind of an out-of-date word hi these times when there are so many more fancy and sophisticated terms. In our childhood we didn't know what it meant (it came under hermaphrodite in our dictionary and naturally we didn't know enough to look for it there) so for years a joke we heard at a Chautauqua show was a puzzlement to us ... "I don't think we should get married. You see I'm a morphodite." "Heck, that's no problem. We'll go to your church one Sunday and to mine the next." * * * THOSE WERE innocent times. A kid could hold a thought or a word or a phrase for years wondering about it, not asking, just waiting until the truth and the knowledge presented itself to unravel the mystery. Garden City Telegram Published Daily Except Sunday and Six Holidays Yearly By The Telegram Publishing Company 276-3232 310 N. 7th. Garden City, Kansas, 67846 ART BUCHWALD WRITES: Government Proud of Its Advancement in Red Tape fe*?^:/ —<!**£_ ' "Hey! Watch it, man! You're tying my hands. 9 * JACK ANDERSON REPORTS: President's Dilemma: More Inflation as Price of Boom toriicial prim* of Wifiam «he Conqueror. Hoover proceeds to conquer'* salad and a cup of coffee. A toaM how 'later, to WASHINGTON — President er on *he tennis court, have Nixon is preparing some New beien batting words alonig with Year's resolutions, laffectog balls back amid tortih across the pocketbook Of every Ameri- the net. Tarr wartts the Peace that begins today. seienMous objectors. But r »^«. ,...v u » u ^^ ^^ ^, ..uu^vu His to tarn between Wis poM- Blatchford won't go beyond the back to his equally lonely of- cal advisers whio want to get the present policy. If a local board Sice ait FBI (headquarters. At economy boomling again before siends i conscientious objector thiis writing, Tolson's office was the 1972 electa, and his eco- to *he Peace Corps and he "" " roomie advisers who warn that meeits the q- "" ' too much govemiment stimulus WASHINGTON — Congressman Jim Wright of Texas has held bearings on red tape in the federal government. The hearings were inspired by some statistics his staff dug up, including the fact that whereas in 1966 it took 79 days to process a public works grant for hard-hit unemployment areas, it now takes 348 days. A small business loan that once took 125 days to process now takes .309. A federal highway program which once took six months to start 'after the plans were formulated now takes six years. The big question that Congressman Wright bas been trying to'answer is: "How does the government manage to do it?" What Congressman Wright doesn't know/is that there is an entire government department devoted to findiig new and more efficient ways of delaying federal programs. One of its major troubleshoofc- ens is Archie Falstaff, who bas the title of Inspector General, Red Tape and Paper Shuffling Division, GS 4. Archie told me that thanks to modern technology and communications he has been able to triple the amount of paper work in almost every branch of the government. "Our secret," he said, "is having the wrong people in right place at the wrong time. The more people you have involved in a federal project tine more chance you have of making it ineffectual. But it's not a question of bodies. You have to watch and make sure that no one in the organization has the authority to make a decision. "For example. I bald « case a few months ago concerning ear pollution. We noticed that universities and colleges were Ibednig given grants for research in air pollution without any difficulty! and we smelled a Halt. "So we infiltrated the department and discovered an ecolog- order, the bureaucrat in charge gave him the loan in less than six months. "This was unheard of, and we decided to have a full investigation. We discovered the fault was not with the bureaucrat but with the forms, which were much too short and easy to understand. "So we put our people on it Art •* Buchwald and developed a new form, which was three times as long end' so compMcated no small businessman could HI it out without making 20 mistakes. Now that they're using the new forms we've quadrupled the time it takes to process *n SBA loan." , "That was igood planning," j said. "I believe our greatest con- tribuitioh to government red taipe in the last few .years is that We've seen to it that no single department baa the final decision on any program. "Suppose a mayor of a city comes. to Washington to get federal money for a summer program. Our rules.are that h« can't get the money:until winter. '...'.'.'."'.'.'.'.:'... "We'll send him to one department where he'll 'be shunted off to 'another, who after making recommendations will pass it on to <a third department, who will throw it back to the first. If the mayor keeps bugging us and insisting on the money, we'll take him to court." HAL BOYLE SAYS: Weed Out Your Useless Worries proof Mmousiinie and is whisked fceiMnig eaieirs they dM not loopholes by _.„ _ __ 0 —iion that 40 „.-pie, none of them involved in air pollution, had to unanimously approve any federal money could cause skyrocketing, infla- • . . v • AJ "OifMivvo any J.CTUK?ICU IIIAMIVV [uaflAeaitnons, ,know when be would 'be back to spe nt for research. Since then > . Mn/vWIV . . ... ••.... Nixon vigorously denounced Wiaitipn and attacked deficit, spending during the 1968 presl- diemltiiial campaign. Yet he ' wound up ittoe 1971 fiscal year yesterday with <an estimated. $20 billion detCicit. His. own economists expect the. deffictt to reach another .$20 biMiion .in the 1972 fitscial year. This wi! miafce a whopping, 'two-year toital of. $40 biliori, highest in ps/acetimie history. Nixon also declared alt his .felt presidential press ccmifer- guktelinas for labor and mian- agemenit. Now the nation faces a (hot summer of lalbor- m-aiDagemeint isitrifla. Critical staifces are expected by .the. dock, copper, telephone and steel union®. These could foe followed by a coal' strike in September. In desperation- the President has tried to'siet gU'idielimes, which the are ignoring. : JJioijI jJijiiTvi Nixon told business leaders in . 4. ' 1969 tot ".those who belt on in- e> Hation wil lose thieiir bets," Sj^fT . . called for a balanced budget *5* *"* "fTf in his 1970 Sbafe of the Unfaa • Abftytejhis_bead_ address iamid repeatedly promised "full employmerat." Yet hie has dMed to hailit intfliattiion; he. is ptun'giinig the government deeper ail debt; and uniemploy- mianit is high. Many factories, meanwhile, (are operating alt only 75 per cent of them- capacity., and the decline in profitis bas reduced the governmenlt's tax take. Jack Anderson work. • Uinider the Dome •— Senators wouilid like to'see a match between W'iliam Proxmine, D- Wis., and Strom Thurmond, R- S.C., for ittoe push-up champion- BlaibcJhford will take him. > About ia dozen objectors aire now doing their time ia the Peace Corps. But Blaftclhford doesn't want to make the Corps Charles •a haven lor refugees from the ndlsi. volunteers. Affing Aide — The FBI is presenffly withouit a No, 2 main. Clyde Tolson, lalbful factotum to J. Edgar Hoover, has been ailing and away from work. Tolson has been Hoover's constant lunching and dining . not on© school has qualified for a girant." «<i hope you took care of thfe troublemaker," I said!. "He's now working in «he maiLroom. Sometimes, though, ship of tihe Senate . . . Though we run into a situation whene boitfti are in lathlatdc trim, the no one is >at fault. batting OB that the 68-year-old Thuwn'oind would out-puslh the 55-year-old Proxmire. Old came to the small business ad- Strom keeps fit by standing on ministration for a loan. He pre- "Several monlttos ago, a mJan whose laundry bunted down his head, liifitnmig barbels and pumping a Mbe two miles ev- sented references from his bank and filled out all the forms. NEW YORK (AP) — Have you weeded out your useless worries lately? Nothing etoows up an amateur worrier more than his wWntg- ness to fret about anything and everything ttoatt comes along. Your professional worrier, on (be other lhand, is more selective. When be knits Ibis brows it's about something big. Just as you clean your borne, you shcuM cHean out your mand occasionally and throw sway Che nattered, mothealten wonrdes of (the past. Here, tor example, are a few problemB we've decided not to fret about during the hot, exhausting summer months: Has Undo Sam opened a secret account in a Swiss bank? Will J. Edgar Hoover become ifihe fimsit centenarian head of a major U.S. government bureau? • Why is ft that ifihe more women try to be like men the more Hhey continue to act like women? Can you get a college education without flittaemdinig class at all? Exactly how hot, really, is a man who is hot under the collar? la ttie whooping crane about to undergo a population explosion? Would Frank Sinatra look better in la wig tlhain a toupee? Wdl Muhammad All become a fighting pamson? When wdll doctors amid dtem- itMs sftait a rice price war Ifise chain stores and ttinig do? . .. If <lhe generaition stre*c(hed any farilher won't it become a big fait yawn? When we all ran out of money, credflit took its place. Now that we- •are al runndmg out of credit, what can we tad to take its plaice? If chaiity begins at home, why don't more people stay home? Is the $1 ice cream cone on itihi3 hmnum? If women HMnk Ihey always look more interesting by taking sKwneitihimg off, why dont they take dif their mascara? What will ithe U.S. Supreme Court £ind to turn loose next? Will it finid reasonably grounds to declare itself uocon- stitutiiomial? Can motor oairs ever be made sale unftil someone comes up wMi a safe Martini? What wil happen to pork barrels if we reach Hhe point when* there is absolutely no place left in America to build another dam? Couldn't the noise level in tine average oM'qe be cut in half if it were legal to exterminate gum poppers? Yes, it's foolish to get wrinklies tfirom frelbtiinig over trifles. You need to save your stoiength for a more important worry—-such as how soon wffl your income be so smafll it won't- even pay iflhe tax on it? Now, tare's a real brow j bender. ery day . . . Thurmond recent- Because everything seemed an ly trounioed Sl-year-old Sen. Percy, R-m., at ten- ornate Room for re P° r ' ters ' wh{ > Clairifiicaitioin — In a recent coluimn on governimjent laxity toward illegal loans by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, we quoted a union dissident spokesman's ' views on the origins of the government's ctiumminetss with the union bosses. The spokesman, Burton Ha31, siaiid he believed it stemmed from a testimonial dinneir held by the ILGWU 10 yeans ago to Ben Nauimafif, the Labor Ex-Garden Citian Featured Speaker Mel Whitlock, a former Garden City High School student, delivered the valedictory address at the 18th and final graduation of 92 psychiatric technicians at Porterville State Hospital, Porterville, Calif. The entire training program CROSSWORD ---By Eugene Sbeffer over bv S£g fkst iaduat m San? three , *"» «» Bepawbment official responsitole ua ustered to for oyerseietog toe unioox's loan wfaMock is the brother of mi Witih ' a ' ctlvities - Hal noted tat the <®™™ S*«te gave Naumolf a color tension set. a bis- Mrs. Gary Spikes and son of A z. WhiSock 3 Se late M» Whitlocfc. M S ' BUSINESS MIRROR Nixon Soys No, No, No; Economists Wonder Why HORIZONTAL 1. Fuss 4. Heavy hammer 8. Two 12. Mass 13. French river 14. Parcel of land 15. Before 16. Forestalled 18. Leather strip 20. Chill 21. Precious jewels 24. Extreme 28. Recital 32. Scorch S3. Salutation 34. Dismantle 86. Chalice 87. Await I decision I 89. Wireless i message 41. Scoff '43. Connery 44. Male sheep 46. Swell 50. Controversial drug 55. Sphere 56. Roman poet 57. Whirled 58. Flap 59. Ordered 60. Camping need ' 61. Printer's measures VERTICAL 1. Overwhelms 2. Move swiftly 3. German river 4.Littlo children 5. Atmosphere 6. Employ 7. Son of Jacob 8. Discussion groups 9. Perform 10. Anger 11. Communist 17. French coin. •19. Khan Answer to yesterday's puzzle. ^ i I 1i N ii W A N D E R e RHS T A fl ~ PL A CPiicuR A R E Average time of solution: 23 minute*. 22. Type of glove 23. Skin . infections 25. Rip 26. Chibchan Indian 27. Ancient Syria (Bib.) 28. Knocks 29. Level 30. Smooth 31. Egyptian river 35. Countryman 38. Ridicule 40. African antelope 42. In India, rule 45. New wine 47. Routine 48. The chick-pea 49. Recedes 50. Crowd 51. Gardner 52. Free 53. Monkey 54. Sister The situation is so , in this opinion of his political advisers, thalt they are urging drastic remedies. They are wiling to risk more infflaition if this is what it takes to stimulate the economy. _ . ^ Bult White House economisfe, political and economic circles. wWie laldmittfjnig that the economy has been more sluggish ' than they toad lamibicipated, see signs. Fred Brooks L* Roy Allman John Frazi»r Editor Advertising Managai Managing Editor billion activity, jumped $31 the aSksit quiarter and By JOHN CUNNIFF .them, and perhaps 25 million tudes mate him .sensitive to the ™™ v ™ n ! S ;^ naly5 t *"* dir ' eclta 5 r alfected by wage- fears and topes of ordinary NEW YORK (AP) - The ad- earners' idleness. MdBion 9 more Americans rich and poor .coast m<rna)3taiaitoon''S series of mega- such idle wage-earners' co- to coast ' tive sfoalbemewfos regtardiing pos- worlaeiits and neig'hbors are sible steps thalt might be taken faiighbened that the same could "^ ^ Qu^e" clear that whoev- to isibrengrtjhen the ieccnomy is happen to them. er is' running that show in _ ,, Washington doesn't umdersitanid Seldoim on recent years have the consumer," he said "This people been more reluctant to is going to knock down the con- buy whierai they had thie capacity suimer confidence index, 10 to buy, the main reason being podnta." ._ 0 — ., j^. their fear of their immediate vate_ economist agree with the fuibure. Unemploymenit, interest ^ ^ as l b e ' ar i shown thalt the thalt the in- rates and prices aire rising. lower the conlidemce the lies® Ti . .,,„_„. , l " aeire ^ a tendency for people • f T^ y.]» elie ved by econ- and busmesses to make plans. •u\f ifcj'U& WUi|^iVAljlx4.» 'U1«W IWUVIUiJUIlHIV JJJ oaiulsinig a lot of perplexity in . tt usnit so rnudh the economoc M™™^-*** causes Klhe eon- stemia/tuon. A good many pri- i yet. oinuisihs Second clan poitag* paid at'Gardan City, Kaniai, 67844 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION By carrier a month in Garden City, $1.94 plui applicable saUi tax. Payable te carrier in advance. Local end area college students $10.30 including postage and applicable sales fax for 9-month school year. By carrier in other cities where service it available, $1.50 * month plut applicable sales tax. By mail $15.45 • year including postage and applicable sales tax. 'Carrier rates apply .where carrier service available. Member of The Associated Press Thk Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for reproduction of all local news printed in this newspaper ai well as all AP news and dispatches. All rights of publication of special dispatcher •re also reserved, ftt ^ ty. in tihe second .quarter. Construction is booming; retal sales are up; consumer sentiment surveys are hopeful. concern is he manner. mare These are the President's de_ ..._ .„, cdisions, as relayed by Treasury ^ And if .unemployment is hoid- Secreibairy John B. Connaly': ing alt 6 per cienit, ^at leiasit em- "He is mat going to .institute ptloymemt is up because of .an a wage and price review increase in the work force. Conclusion: insiders say the President is listening more closely to his economist and, therefore, his New Year's res oluitions wil be moderate. economy would stiart moving ahead a>gadn, .though not wifihouit problems. As it is, reifcail saleis -are far behind purdhasing powietr, Why, then the tive, melt of . ministrator 'ftiadns won't < tagged it was thought that if you ptut money into the hands of the immediately consumer he would spend it. now known to be Made insecure by war, inflation, recession, discord, joblessness /and what not, he may 30 niiu i/iii;c J.CVJCTW . - • . jicooanoai* 'imu nnai uui/, Jit; jniaiy boiard. He is not going to in- *? atllcm s «ps™«s on the nega- bank his money or simply etutt , ., . - ** it-lTim X.nv%m,ni.nli1** ...uU.^^. ^A J_ _ A_ . " ~ " »*•*.••**• stotute mandatory wage and price controls. He is not going to seek tax reductions*. He is not going to increase fiscal speniding." Place those statemients in this context: More Americans are jobless than at any time in a'decade. when it is a te- lait a wise ad- or candidate re. sayimg whait he only to avoid being a shoeibox instead of purchasing appliances iand furniture, Siiidliniger maiintauis that tho most i%cenlt statements, while the most damaging to con- 12. vF 28 41 SO 59 29 19 22 W 53 14 17 40 25 36 47 10 26 21 49 Conscientious' Objectors — Dra>ilt Director 'Curtis Tairr and *? ^ " UOCJ/Il ^-. w .. »» w -*».»y u^«»;vr A<* *• u»^i,*i«w* vtuiMug^A j TT Jiui^ot/ WXU7Uauiiuljr U'jJ* llCt-Vt? l5!dl~VVU UIUl'V MJ BJiaitdhfard, working out togeth- There are wall over 5 million ol dated suirveys of consumer atti- Americans more insecure. Among those most perplexed fidence, merely follow a series by the statements is Albert Sin- of earlier 'pronouncements that dlinger, whose consitanitly up- have served only to make ORYPXOQUIFS ;j OKIXJ25N O'KI/IXNS SJJOAXHCK'6 ZHAXNKCXHOLKO. BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES <» 1971 Kintf Featurea Syndicate, We.) clue; Q e^uala

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