Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 2, 1971 · Page 4
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Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, July 2, 1971
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editorials PAGE 4 Garden City Telegram Friday, July 2, 1971 TheSandoval Fund Tragedy is no respecter of economic status. It strikes the rich and poor alike. No amount of money from whatever source can replace the life of a loved one. Still, the survivors must go on living and when the life of the breadwinner is snuffed out, as in the Rosendo Sandoval tragedy, money becomes an important ingredient for the family's recovery. Heartbreak and grief can be assuaged to some extent when economic worries are eliminated, or at least mitigated. Garden Citians have responded well to the call for clothing and furniture. The fund drive is another matter. As of yesterday only $64.50 had been contributed. While social agencies will or should take care of the distraught family's basic needs, additional funds are needed. Giving to emergency funds such as this are, of course, a matter of individual conscience. And there should be no arm-twisting or finger-pointing. Just a gentle reminder—a reminder that sometimes the reward in giving is nothing more than the inner warmth that comes from helping someone in need. Double Dealing Last year's irony was that some government bureaus were trying to stamp out cigarettes, while other government bureaus were subsidizing tobacco growers and promoting export sals. This year, it's the environment. We hear from the government, and others, that we must re-use more steel, paper, aluminum and glass. The goals are cleaner environment and conservation of our resources. Yet government is a big stumbling block in the re-use, or recycling effort. Uncle Sam is a major user of paper. But the government in most cases refuses to buy paper that includes recycled fiber. The ICC has approved freight rates substantially higher for scrap iron, other metals, .glass, and waste paper than the rates for iron ore and wood pulp. Uncle Sam also is generous with- depletion allowances and other tax advantages to owners of mines and commercial forests. This encourages exploitation of "primary" materials, and discourages use of "secondary" or reclaimed materials. Byd.K FOR AMBIGUOUS statement of the week, we submit: "Our grass has gone to pot." * * * WE DO NOT know if the mad housewife- lawnkeeper entered that gem in her diary or just went around saying it. She was a little crazy (or mad) with the heat at the time. ON A LOVELY day in spring when we thought we had a thumb that was slightly green, we invested a couple of dollars in a box of verbena plants and a box of snapdragons. We kept them alive and watered for many weeks. The verbenas bloomed and the snapdragons were beginning to when the grasshoppers arrived. Now that everything is down to the bare stems, we wish we'd have had the courage to have sprayed a little poison around (after dark, natch). But we chose to face a ravished snapdragon rather than the charges of the ecologists who live here. We just know they'd have said killing grasshoppers fouls Mother Nature's plan. WE'RE THINKING of starting a society for the preservation of snapdragons. * * * ' • THE ONLY RESPONSE we have had to the question, "What is imitation peanut butter?" came from some nut who suggested it was a spread made from plastic peanuts. * * * ON THE RADIO we heard a fellow promise to read a recipe for Peanut Butter Soup which, he said, was guaranteed to make you stick to the roof of your house. * * * AN ARTICLE in New York, the magazine, is about the return-to-nature gig: "Can Crunchy Granola Bring New Meaning to City Life?' Among other foods it mentioned "natural peanut butter." It contains defatted wheat germ! Garden City Telegram Published Daily Except Sunday and Six Holiday! Yearly ly The Telegram Publishing Compaey 276-3232 310 N. 7*h Garden Ci»y, (Cental, 6784* JIM BISHOP: REPORTER Lenny Stripped Hypocrisy From Our Noble Culture "tlafc off! The Flag Is passing by! JACK ANDERSON REPORTS: Bayh Stages High-Powered Campaign; Demos Dazzled The rebel is gone five yews B.-W and I am one of the few who miss him. Lenny Bruce was,a short chubby wit who did an ad lib nightclub act and was arresed several times for talking dirty. Mr. Brace was a sensitive Jewish kid who stripped the hypocrisy from our noble culture. He made fun of us. The dirty words, as Dorothy KilgafLten once pointed out in court, were exclamation poinltis to his sentences and sounded dirty only to dirty people in the audience. However, there were laws against such words in those days and Lenny Bruce would do his laot for a week in SausaMibo, and then * week in the Sausaiito jail. Once, when be was arrested, he demanded that the judge ask the policeman on the witness stand to repeat the offensive words. The cop whispered them. "I can't hear him!" Bruce shouted. "Say them louder." The officer shouted them. "What did he say?" Bruce asked. . The judge repeated the words. "You got those words?" Bruce asiked the court stenog- raifftrer. The clerk nodded. "Repeat them." The clerk repeated theih, "I plead not guilty, your honor," Lemnie Brace said. "I say those words in front of a sophistioaited audience which pays to hear what I have to pay. Here, the witness, the judge and the clerk have said the same words in public^ before an audience including inno- cenit children, and 1 I demand that each of you place yourselves under arrest." He wterit to jail again. On • Miami Beach, he learned that clergymen taike up house-to- house collections. Lenny wa« large on law books, so he looked up the statutes on religion. He lietamed that he could incorporate his own. So he formed the Afro-American Mission Society elected himself president and treasurer, and registered the mission society wditih the State of Florida. isnt dofcg my *dfc. Affl be say* are toe dirty words. His act is obscene. I get convicted anid have to go to jail on bis act and you haven't heard mine. There's something screwy . .." Jim liihop Bruce went to Jai for four months. He wrote a book called "How to Talk Dirty 'and Influence People," a pathetic com- mentairy on his life. The best and most detailed account of his trial Is in « new book written by Martin Garbus, "Ready for the Defense," published by Fairvar, Straus and Giroux. Gairbuis was Bruce's lawyer, «nd saw him as the frightened, brilliant mind who peered through the sham of our piety, and who was driven to an over-' dose of drugs to die in the summer of 1966, alone and easily forgotten. Five years later, the disty word is common in books, our slimy underground magazines and metropolitan areas bave shops adorned with signs: •'Adult Bookshop." Some of our small movie bouses fealture stag pictures which seem to stimulate the wistful sexual cowards who fear getting closer to neality than a movie. Lenny Bruce had no greatness except for Ms 'anger lagatast clean American fakes. In exposing them, he got into the gutter and was flushed down the drain. If he were alive today, it is doubtful that he would be acclaimed. He would have trouble finding work. His act, which was once five years ahead of its time, would now be tame for our jaded audiences. The courts, which closed Bruce's mouth, opened all the others^ . . . HAL BOYLE SAYS: The Odd Couple, Santa and Sam NEW YORK (AP) — Merry Christmas! Whialt'is this— Santa Glaus in July? Wei, why not? Only old fogies and spoilsports want to cramp the joHy yukHade season. It used to start soon after we caught our breath filter cete- braltag Thanksgiving Day. Now Thanksgiving and Pilgrim ia- ittotans are only footnotes to the swelling pageantey of Christmas, which is becoming a yearlong industry. The wise shopper— if he d&dn't buy ail his Christmas presents ait the Washington Birthday sales last February- Fred Brooks Le Roy Allman John Frazier Advertising Manage! Managing Editor Second class postage paid at Garden City, Kansas. 67146 ~~ TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION ~~ By carrier a month in Garden City, $1.94 plus applicable sales tax. Payable to carrier In advance. Local and area college students $10.30 including postage and applicable sales tax for 9-month school year. By carrier in other cities where service is available, $1.50 f month plus applicable sales tax. By mail $15.41 • year including postage end applicable sales tax. ^ Currier rates apply where carrier service available. ~~ Member of Th* Anocloted tots Th* Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for r»pre- duction of all local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP MWS and dispatches. All rights of publication ol special dispatches •re «lso reserved. i-' WASHINGTON — Democratic National Chairman Larry O'Brien is trying to bdihig the Democratic presidential contenders together in the backrooms this month to set campaign spending limits. He's afraid they'll squander (heir money in the primaries anid won't be able to raise enough for the finial election drive. He'll also ask the contenders to pledge their financial resources to the candidate who wins the presidential nomination. O'Brien has run into unexpected opposition, however, from Indiana's Sen. Birch Bayh who has dazzled Democrats with his high-powered cam- • paign. He has courted key Democrats with champagne breakfasts, chauffeur-driven Rolls- Royces, plane tickets to Washington and other costly services. At a reception in MaKl- son, Wis., Bayh provided two free bars and a rock band. And in Chicago, he threw a black-tie dinner featuring Laugh-In's Lili Tomlin and George Shearing. Bayh's campaign headqular- ters is carpeted and furnished in executive-suite splendor. He is a professional campaign staff, who have adopted such expensive innovations as a special radio network, which rushes out Bayh's statements on two leased long-distance lines to the radio networks and hun- direds of independent stations for their news shows. In response to O'Brien's appeal, Bayh has argued that a spending limit would hunt candidates like himself who need public exposure to catch up with front-runner Sen. Ed Mus- kie. The source of Bayh's campaign cash has been one of Washington's great mysteries, and the Senator and his aides have kept mum. Nevertheless, we have been able to lift some of the secrecy. We have learned, for example, that the Bayh organization approached the American Security and Trust Co. in Washington earlier this year to line up a $250,000 loan to meet the Senator's early expense®. The bank at first gave some encouragement. But when Bayh's aides sat down with bank officials in Washington last February, the .deal fell I through. The bank's general counsel decided the loan would violate the Comipt Practices Act's strictures against contributions for political campaigns by corporations or national banks. While the Bayh fund-raisers were apparently willing to accept such a dubious favor from the bank, they insist that the campaign has not accepted "one nickel that has one string on it." Despite Bayh's close ties to organized labor, they further insist that "not one nickel" of the Senator's campaign money is coming from the unions. Bayh has been taking in be- tween $25,000 and $30,000 a month to finance his presidential ambitions, according to one insider, who said most of the money had been raised by Mlton Gilbert. The New York industrialist played down Shirkeyville, Ind., says this source. But Bayh's campaign manager, Jim Nicholson, says the Senate helps pay his own campaign expenses. He is so short of cash that he will have to borrow money to take his family on * short vacation in August, says Nicholson. We will report on the finances of other presidential candidates in future columns. Footnote: Bayh also talked to us about 'his finances. He knew nothing .about the attempt to line up a $250,000 campaign his own role 'but acknowledged loan from American Security that "a few hundred thousand amid Trust, he said. He has no pemsonal fortune, he said: indeed, he owes an Indianapolis Ibank $7,500. Jack !Ajldersoil dollars have been raised to date." He said be had contributed heavily in 1968 to Richard Nixon's campaign through their mutual friend, Robert Abplanalp. One insider asserts Bayh, who lives in high style in a fashionable, decorator-perfect home with frequent_catered parties, dloesn't dip into his own pocket for politics. He pays income taxes on about $100,000 a year, much of it coming from lecturing but some from a 340-aore farm at Bible Thought And he that talceth not his cros's, and follow** afher me, is not worthy of m«.—Manh«w 10:38. It is very difficult to be a follower of Jesus of Nazareth. It takes effort, work and even sacrifice to be a true Christian. In flhe articles of incorporation, he pledged that he would send 10 per cent of aill loot to Africa, and keep 90 per cent for himself. He bought a leop- ardskin oar, donned » roman collar, and made 1 house-to-house collections. It was fruitful, but lie found it wias drudgery too. "Most of fihe dames who answered the door," he said, •'were middleaged. They were widowed, divorced, or their bus- barads didn't care for them. I soon learned that they all had one thing in common: loneliness. "To get a contribution, I had to silt and listen to what was missing from their love lives for two or three hours. Then caime the check. I sent 10 per cent to African natives, and lived high on the 90 per cent. Know what? The cops arrested me. Said I was a fake minister. They bad nobbing on me — I wais legal — but they harassed me out of the racket." He wenlt back to nightclubs and four-totter words .and, in April 1964, waa arrested by a detective. The detective wrote all the bad words, and none of the good ones, on a sheet of paper, and testified in court Bruce Jumped to Ms Jeet. "Judge," he said, "that guy will be able to get plenty of last-minute bargatoB over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. It mlay seem odd to try to team up Santa Glaus and Uncle Sam, but, after aU, odd couples are in vogue nowadays. Anyway, what with the popu- laition explosion, the work is pil- ang up for the Jolly Old Sainit and it takes him longer to geft it done. So if you wamt to be sure old Samba reads your leitter 'and sbil has tee to get the .presents you ask for, you'd bete* write him mow in July. Here's what I'm asking htm to bring: A "not secret" stamp for government officials to mark on official documents which nobody bult the printer will read anyway. Someitihinig in metal from Ft Kniox. A right number from the telephone company. A pension from my draft board. A free tooth from my dentM. An imteregtling new wonder drug. It's cafled money, is guaranteed to cure most cases of depression, and has no bad side effects. A wallet that will seM-de- struct 10 seconds alter a mugger takes it tfrom * victim. The mugger will be turned into aishes too. A film so dean that my 83- yetar-old mother can take me to without eiitiher of us worrying about having to explain to the other wfaiait it's ail about. A boy friend for my teen-age daughter whose haiir doesn't look like a mop .covered with tang fishing worms. A delaitable inflation. An offiioial government nws- infarmiaition official to weed out any unofficial information that migfhit creep into any official irndsiinformational announce- mentis. CROSSWORD - - - By Eugene Sheffer LETTERS TO PARENTS LSD Tripper' Risks III Effects Long Afterward (This is the seventh in a Weekly series about drug abuse, using information furnished to the Finney County Sheriff's office. — Ed.) By GROVER CRAIG LSD is classified among the hallucinogens anidl is by liar the most potent in this category. A dose the size of the point on a pin is sufficient to sent the average person into laimazing "trips," all within thek own minds and, of counse, entirely imaginary. LSD stands for lysergic acid diethylamide and street terms include "acid," "trips," "cubes," "pearly gates," and "heavenly blue," "senamlers," "mind blowers" and "mind benders." LSD was synthesized, (maide), in 1938 by a Dr. Albert Hoffman in Switzerland. However, the true powers of LSD were not discovered until about 1943, and then by accident. Beginning early in the '60s LSD drew public attention by Dr. Timothy Leary and others we have read about since, and a sort of cult developed around it. "Hippies" soon found LSD a favorite. LSD and many other hallucinogens came to be known as "psychedelic" from the Greek meaning for the term mind- manifesting. LSD is usually taken in liquid form, capsule, pill or dropped on a sugar cub* and swallowed. Initially the result of taking this drug is disorganization and confusion of the centoal nervous system. It can cause brain action changes and effect the level of consciousness by causing hearing and sight hallucinations, (imaginary happenings — dream-like experiences). Color of the substance, whether liquid or solid is usually blue, but sometimes in tablet form it can be white. Being under the influence of LSD is referred to as a "trip" and these periods usually last from 6 to 12 hours per dose, depending on the amount of the drug taken. The results of use, both immediate and long-range are extremely dangerous. Users will experience: —Very irrational and extremely unpredictable behavior —Sight and hearing hallucinations —A very confused mind re- suling in bizarre behavior and groat panic. "Trips" on LSD closely resemble an actual period of insanity. Suicide or accidental deaths have occurred. Surprisingly, a user of LSD can go into hallucinations without taking the drug again, and suffer all of the ill effects of the drug, for up to three years after the last dose was taken. There have been cases of extended "trips" from just a single d'ose wlwe the user "freaks out," meaning his effects stay with him for long periods even though he has taken only one dose. Physical harm from the drug usualy comes as the result of the behavior it causes from the disorganization of the mind which it causes. Mental harm is continually studied. Many medical people believe LSD use damages brain tissue causes gross emotional and personality changes, but they are still in the process of clinically proving it. All indications point to severe v disruption of the personality, temporary or permanently, variations depending on other individual factors involving tolerance. But, it is felt that once brain tissue is injured it remains injured, it will not regenerate! Recently, in the research being done on LSD, there aire strong indications that it causes chromosome damage, thus causing potential damage to offspring of the user. So, not only does the user endanger his own life and future, but also that of his yet unborn : children. The usual source for LSD is the "street market," and it sells for about $2.00 to $5.00 per dose. What is this world coming to you say? Be with me next week — there's much more to discuss on the subject of drug abuse. It has many widening effects on our lives and those of our children. HORIZONTAL 1. Dressed 5. Fairy 8. Ancient Biblical kingdom, 12. Sharpen 13. Suffer 14. Automotive part 15. Seed covering 1 16. Health resort IT. Irritate 18. Begin again 20. African lake 22. Common* orative 26. French cap 29. Lubricate 30. Feminine name 31. Among 32. Conclusion , 33. Healthy ! 34. Free I 35. Biblical ' name 36. Abstains from eating «7. Made a specific demand 40. Body of partisans 41. American native 45. Musical work 47. Paddle 49. Single 60. Type of fabric 51. Employ 52. Volcanic mountain 53. Liberate 54. Spread hay 55. Coalmining: regioh. VERTICAL l.Burn 2. Learning- 3. Blackbird* 4. Deceived 5. Comforted e.Lablum 7. Flabby 8. French revolutionary leader Answer to yesterday's puzzle. HUHHH' asm EUtfflH fflUHBB HEJH sacsa HHIIH Bams] BHE ATerafetlmeof lolitUn: JSminnten 9. Adds oxygen to 10. Whole amount 11. Insect 19. 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