The Atchison Daily Globe from Atchison, Kansas on January 27, 1977 · Page 2
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The Atchison Daily Globe from Atchison, Kansas · Page 2

Atchison, Kansas
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Thursday, January 27, 1977
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Page4-NAUGYnjCKNEWS<Conn.)Frl<l»y,.!»»e4,H7l COMPANY Published Every Evening i Except Sundays and Holidays' by Cfjr ?ianijnturh NriOB (Burp. .NEWS Building — USH'alfa.Slw I. \augaluft. , Conn, «i»;u Telephone 7W-H28. 7W'72« and 723-2220 - All Department 2nd C1»ss P«ugr Paid ai ihf Hosl Oilier in N'lugiluck Connecticut IH,;;II One year Six Months Daily by Mail in 1st and 2nd Postal '/ones 46.80 23.40 Three Months One Month 12.40 4.00 Member: United Press-International: American Newspaper Publishers' Assn. N.K. Daily Newspaper Assn.; Conn. Daily Newspapers Assn. Member of Audit Bureau of Circulations. Found Money Gov. Ella T. Grasso is to be commended (or her prompt and effective action in finding the funds necessary for the efficient operation of the Conn. Freedom of Information Commission. Because of a fluke—surely not intentional—in the budget procedures, the FOI Commission wound up with a budget of only $3,600 for this year, an amount which might be called minuscule considering the fact that the commission is charged with ruling on cases involving public access to government information. Already the FOI has found itself loaded with work, although it is only a few months old—work that is vital to continuing public knowledge of what goes on in government. As a result of the governor's prompt action, the FOI will get an additional $22,000 to expedite its work. The commission is an independent state agency, but its budget is included under the office of the Secretary of the State. That office will now provide staff, office equipment and other supplies worth some $4,000. In addition, Finance Comsr. Jay Tepper has found some $15,000 in a $10.5 million speicp.l fund which was set up for next year's budget. The FOI Commission is something new for Connecticut, and its work could have been very effectively h»mpered had the governor and Comsr. Tepper not opted to find the necessary funds. It would appear that Mrs. Grasso has a sincere interest in the right of the public tp keep informed about governmental operations at both the local and state levels. We congratulate her, and trust that other public officials will follow her lead. Viewing With Alarm By Ralph de Toledano WASHINGTON — The "usual pack'of \iewers-wilh-alarm have been twitching their noses and,waggling their ears over Ronald Reagan's statements on the Panama Canal — wilh a large assist from the media pundils. They have been chanting in unison that Reagan is demagoging it when he slates lhat the United States has sovereignty over Ihe Canal Zone. But when you press them for facts il becomes apparent thai they have been indulging in demagoguery of their own. In Ihe mosl frivolous kind of quibble, Ihcy say lhal Ihe United Stales does not have "titular" sovereignty over the Canal Zone. But (rose who are attacking Reagan never bother to quote Article 111 of the treaty of 1903 which stales (hat the United States has "all the rights, powers, and authority which the United States would possess and exercise if it were Ihe sovereign. . . to the exclusion of the exercise by the Republic of Panama of any such sovereign rights, powers, and authority." The treaty was amended twice, in 1936 and I9i5, but the sovereignly clause was never challenged by Ihe Panamanians. The United Stales had paid SID million for the Canal Zone —13 million more lhan we had paid for Alaska 35 years earlier. (Few menlion lhat the territory of Alaska is 1,000 limes the size of the Canal Zone.) In previous years, the Panamanians simply wanted more rqoney from Uncle Sam — and Ihe instrumentality for gelling il had nothing to do with the purchase price or with Ihe sovereign rights we hold in perpetuity. The annual payments we make, and which we have steadily increased, were in return for rights formerly held by Colombia from whom the Panamanians had unilaterally declared Iheir independence, in Ihe Panama Railroad. John M. Cabot, a former assistant secretary of slale and career diplomat who was chief negotiator when the 1955 treaty was written, has stated bluntlyr "I have no! heard much from the pro- new-treaty advocates about Ihe many concessions the Panamanians have won from us by throwing tantrums or bow, when we sought the implementation of Ihe barely ratified 1936 treaty provisions lo secure sites outside Ihe zone for ils defense, they blackmailed us before granting them; or how, after the war, they simply rejected a new treaty granting us their continued use despite Ihe 1936 treaty; or how every concession on our part only led lo accelerating demands on theirs." President Ford has spoken out of both sides of his mouth on the Panama Canal question. Privately, he agreed lo a sellout of the canal, which he has already agreed to surrender. Publicly, he says we will not give up Ihe canal but that we nevertheless must because not lo do so would lead to bloodshed and Ihe anger of a two-for-a-nickel leftist dictator. Though Mr. Ford would have been Ihe first lo rise in outrage and anguish had a Democratic president suggested thai we give up our rights to the canal, it Is not difficult to understand his dilemma. The Panama Canal controversy has touched a nerve among the American people at a time when his campaign has sprung leaks and he does not know how lo cope. For Americans, whether or nol they support Ronald Reagan, the question is not Mr. Ford's perils but Ihe country's. They would do well to listen to John Cabot, who has raised the key question. He has expressed a "dread" of the probable consequences, in the light of Ihe historical record, if Ihe Senate agrees to a new Irealy and we lose the sovereign rights that are now legally "ours" In the Panama Canal. That is what President Ford, the pro- new-treaty advocates, and the national media pundits fail (o consider — and (hat's why they are so angry at Ronald Reagan. The Lighter Side By Dick West Living Up The 200th By William F. Buckley, Jr. Everybody more or less acknowledges thai the Bicentennial, viewed as Central Planning, is something ol a flop. The brightest idea of all — Clare Boothe Luce's, not surprisingly — was too simple to engage the attention .of our planners. She thought il would be appropriate to bring together the great propulsive documentsof the American republic —the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights — and ship them out one week each to the capital of every state, leaving it to the officials of the several states to organize a constellation of activity varied to harmonize with the stale's traditions. The iniliative is now up to the individual state, and New York has done very well on this score. Everyone is aware of the Great Sail that will take place "on theFourthof July, when the mos! imposing sailing ships in the world converge south of the Verrazano Bridge, and luxuriate up Ihe Hudson, committing perhaps the greatest sailing spectacular in history. It is expected thai ten million perople will see the show live, and a hundred million on television. If it rains on July 4, people in this part of the world will simply cancel the Bicentennial. Much less publicized is an idea thai originated with Mr. DuaneLeFlecheof the Albany Times Union, and was developed by Louis Tucker and John Il.G. Pell, respectively the executive director and chairman of New York's Bicentennial Commission, It revolves around a barge. A huge barge. Almost as long as a football field, and almost half as wide. It used to carry railroad trains on the Hudson River, and for over a year they have been working on it, equipping it as a floating museum wherein to portray the life of Die generation of New Yorkers who lived through the American Revolution. On June 3, il will open lo Ihe public at New York City's own perpetual nautical dream child, the Soulhport Sea Museum'. It will then begin its leisurely course up (he great, waterways of New York State, scorning neither metropolis nor hamlet. The day after the Declaration was signed, John Adams, in Philadelphia for the occasion wrote to his wife Abigail in Braintree lhat that day in July would be "the most memorable epocha (sic) in the history of America. I am apt lo believe lhat it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as Ihe day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of lliis continent lo the other, from this time forward forevermore." When John Adams wrote those words, the elation must have caused Ms pen lo quiver. The language is different in spirit from that of the Provincial Congress of New York which one week later ratified the Declaration of Independence. There was more sobriety in Iheir words. "Resolved, unanimously, that the reasons assigned by the Continental Congress for declaring Ihe United Colonies free and independent slates, are cogent and conclusive; and'lhat while we lament Ihe cruel necessity which has rendered lhat measure unavoidable, we approve the same, and will, at Ihe risk of our lives and fortunes, join with (he other colonies in supporting it." The unfolding drama of Ihe next 15 juars evolves now in five exhibitions of the Big Barge. The first is on the Iheme of social dissent and impending conflicl. The second on armed rebellion — one third of all the fighting was done on the soil of New York Slate. The Ihi rd on the reomst ruction of social order. And the fourth on Ihe establishment of enduring political institutions and ideals. The simple, homely, utilitarian barge should Iransfuse some of Adams' idealism and spirit into a state thai sometimes seems to be Ihe nerve center of American demoralization. It appears, on reading Ihe papers superficially, that hall of New York's officials are under indictment., and Ihatthe other half found loopholes. Itisn'l as bad as that, but it is lime not only for all the festivity envisioned by John Adams, but for a great deal of introspection. The Bar gc is by New Yorkers for New Yorkers. But I'm sure lhat non-New Yorkers are entirely welcome. So put il down on your itinerary. Address your inquiries to Ihe New York State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 99 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12210. CONGRATULATIONS to tKe newly elected Naugaluck High School Cheerleaders, who were chosen yeslerday...,They are ttosle Healy, Jodie Hitchcock, Sallie Migutre, Cindy Perock, Chris Scranton and Brenda Schmerke..,. BIRTHDAY greetings today to Dolores Pascale, who is umtec turnpt....Il you don'l know how many that is, we sure aren't going to let Ihecatoutof Ihebag....HaveagrealdayDolores!.,.. GET WELL wishes are extended to Althea Lewis, Bicentennial Chairman, who Is recuperating from surgery at Waterbury Hospital You are missed Thea by your friends and your pupils so hurry and jet well.... D EBORAH LITTLE JO HN a nd Dcbra Russo of Brownie Troop 4220 were among those who released balloons from Jfop Brook Dam on May? at the Brownie Fair....The girls, both students at Hop Brook Sdiool, received a note from Mrs. Amos Congdo/i of Beaver Brook Road, Lyme, Conn., saying that she found their balloon last week in the woods near her home.... CONGRATULATIONS to Philip W. lieihl ol Christian Hrad, Middlebury jnd William II. Joyee. Jr. of 5 Dorothy Ave., Prospect, who both received BS degrees at commencemenl e.vercises helrl recently at Bentley College in Wallham. Mass.... FRED BOHG, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Leonard Borg of Deepwood Drive, is home on leave, from the service....Nice to see you around low/1 Fred.... IF A MEMBER of the Little League approaches yon to buy a bar of candy remember it Is for a good cause....The money Irorn the sale is used to buy uniforms and equipment for the boys....So help them out if you possibly can.... CONGRATULATIONS to Jamie Best who is observing a birthday today....Jamie is sixteen.... C.Hnslrut'tiun y Lauded Turning Back The Clock The Almanac WASHINGTON (UPl) - This is undoubtedly a quirk on my part, but I am somewhat put off by kings in business suits. If a monarch is going to use the title, 1 feel he should dress the part. And that includes democratic kings, like Juan Carlos of Spain. The Spanish monarch, in America Ihis week for a Bicentennial visit, scaled Ihe summit of Capilol Hill lo address a joint meeting of Congress. He much. But even in this lion, one in which every citiien egalitarian age, there ought to has full scope for political be some way lo telling a king parlicipationwithoutdiscrimi- from a doorkeeper. nation of any kind and without Juan Carlos apparently is the undue sectarian or extremist Jerry Brown of sovereigns, pressures." Like lhe California governor, he You can't quarrel with thai minimi«s or spurns the trap- kind of platform. Mo Udall pings and perquisites of bis could run on it. But it makes position. you wonder whether kings have And when he speaks, he much of a future, speaks of liberty and justice, I realize that bring a modern individual freedom and civil monarch isn't exactly the life ol rights. Which is the sort o( Riley. As the first new king in thing that put kings out of some time, Juin Carlos must business in the first place. be under a lot of prestsure. i'm not suggesting there is Other countries will be anything wrong with a king watching Mm closely. Should he princi- botch the job, any country lhat ONE YEAR AGO A proposal which would mandate compulsory binding arbitration for municipal employees drew strong opposilion from municipal officials, including Mayor William C. Rado. Democratic mayors from across the state met with legislative leaders and unanimously denounced the binding arbitration bill which was passed by the House. Nolan Ryan, the California Angels' righthander, equalled Sandy Koufax's major league record of four no-hitters and scored the 100th victory of his incredible career in a. 1-0 bowling alley. The blaze caused an estimated $50,000 damage. The U.S. Air Force launched its greatest effort of the war against North Vietnam and smashed an eighl-square mile supply complex in the Red River Valley 80 miles norlhwesl ai Hanoi. Z5 YEARS AGO The Naugaluck Exchange Club issued 1500 tickets lo be distributed to the children in Naugatuck's public and parochial schools for the Industrial and Commercial ex* position it planned to sponsor in the National Guard garage on Rubber Aw. The exposition was masterpiece over Ihe Baltimore being conducted for Ihe purpose Orioles. of raising funds for completion of the New Dam swimming pool. A new schedule of rates for the The governors of the 50 states favored capital punishment by almost a 2-1 ratio, mainly because of solid support in the proved by the Connecticut Public South. The United Pres In- Utilities Commission, with the to-national poll of U.S. governors amended schedule effective penalty, 17 were against it and five had ro opinion. 10 YEARS AGO Gemini 9 astronauts Thomas Today is Friday, June 4, the 156th day of 1975 with 210 to follow. The moon is approaching its first quarter. The morning stars are Mercury, Venus and Jupiler. The evening slars are Mars and Saturn. Those born on Ihis date are under the sign of Gemini. American singer Robert Merrill was born June 4. 1919. This also is the 5lsl birthday of actor Dennis Weaver. On Ihis day in hislory: In 1896, H<wy Ford wheeled his first car from a brick shed in Detroit and drove it around the darkened streets for a trial In 1942, lhe "Bailie of Midway" began, in which the suffered its first in World War II y American forces. In 1967, war broke out To the Editor of The NEWS: My wife and I granted a sewer easement through our property. \Vehadsomeconcern as lohow it would look alter it was completed and if there 'might be any damage to our house since Ihey were going lo have Lo dig close to the house. However , we would like to state lhat Ihere was no damage lo the. house and lhal the land has been left in better condition than before. Julio Marques, Ihe foreman for the contractor, was very cooperative and did what he promised us and we found his word was good. Since I was not around much of the lime cny wife was left with dealing wilh the contractor. She had no trouble whatsoever and was treated with courtesy at all times. Nobody likes their properly torn up and are usually concerned lhat it is going to be left in poor condition. This has not been our experience. We also have an easement for a gas pipeline. When Ihey put in a new line a few years ago Ihe company and the contractor were extremely careful nol to do anything that would cause us hardshipor make us unhappy. II just is nol good public relations to antagonize people. They too left our property in better condition lhan Ihey found it. We are writing Ihis in Ihe hope thai we can ease Ihe anxieties of the property owners who are concerned about the sewer lines running through their land. \Ve believe they will find, as we did, that the contractor will restore Iheir property in as good a condition as it was, if not better. If Uiey wish they are welcome lo look at Ihe completed job on our properly and talk to us. CHARLES F. AND RUTH A. HALL 25 Inga Circle We had doubts about signing the easement because so much of our yard was involved so we went to an attorney for advice. His advice was to sign the easement because, "You Can'l Fight City Hall!" Before the work svas started in our yard, the foreman, Julio Marques,' explained in great detail precisely what was lo be done. He had several conversations with us and assured us that considerable care would be taken of all trees, shrubs and re- seeding. Being a property owner in Ihis town himself, he could readily appreciate our concern and deep feeling for our property. He assured us again that the greatest care, time and patience would be given to the tremendous project that was lo be undertaken through our valuable land. The crew from Velleca Construction Co. was on our property for the short lime of 4 working days. We took pictures of our yard before Ihis crew came in to do their job, just in case Ihere may be any question as lo exactly what it looked like BEFORE and AFTER. AI-TER — we are very pleased to stale, looks belter than before the work was started. The new blades of grass are just starling lo pop up, the re-located flowering crab apple tree has taken hold beautifully, we did nol lose one shrub, and even the re- conslructed splil rail fence looks belter than before. The only tree that was felled (which unfortunately was second base) was cut neatly and given to us for firewood. Not a trace of debris or litter was lefl in Ihe yard, and when a heavy rain storm washed away the newly seeded grass, it was soon taken care ol with new seed. And on (op of this, we now have a sewer hook-up wilh no more septic lank problems. We are very grateful lo Mr. Marques and the Velleca Construction Co., for Ihe excellent work performed and can see thai their main concern is nol only "gelling Ihe job done" but trying Iheir best to make each To the Editor of The NEWS: When we first realized that lhe sewer pipe for our street was lo homeowner satisfied and happy go directly Ihrough our property, when the job is completed we were quite upset because we -----had spent years developing our yard, planting shrubs and trees and always treating Ihis land Thai's PROGRESS!! JOHN R ANDERSON EDNA M.ANDERSON 86 Sunset Drive and Project 11 go hand in hand. Naturally, utmost concern was Ihe company about a 10 per cent increase. 50 YEARS AGO espousing democratic was'escarteddoi-nUieaisleoflhe pies. Jusl incongruous. Juan might be considering the House chamber by Doorkeeper Carlos come» on like Huber! adoption of a mooarchii! form James T Molloy, and at first I Humphrey. Dig thij: of (owrnmwt would tHnk twiw wasn't sure which wat which. "The SpanUh monarchy has about doing so. iffSAtt swws <r -—- lasted six days and Israel emerged victorious, taking vast areas of Arab territory it still holds despite repeated demands The finaVr'eportb^ Chairman "»' il te returned Stafford and Eugene Cernan A. J. Grant of the Poppy Com- '". l972 - Nack m ^ An 8 ela blasted triumphantly into ortil mittoe of the American Legion, " avls , was acquitted of murder, from Cape Kennedy on their third was submitted at tha meeting of *™ a P ln S and criminal con- try and set out to catch a waiting the Naugatuck Post and showed sp^X charges stemming from Dateline 1776 a Her a crew of workers and large -ft machinery were through wilh % Iheir work. We were duly concerned because approximately H By Vniled Press International years ago we bad a storm sewer PHILADELPHA June 1 put through our yard in lhe same Congress adopted a resolution area and we found (he work did recommending lhal the colonies not progress too rapidly and a equip their mililia wilh "arms Ho « church St. which housed Old Gold cigarettes was only 15 cents a Partar . s starry Store, Stokes cents, a can of peas or corn was dmer at Daly's Reslaurartwas Paint store B!xi * n abanaoned 15 cenls,prim e ribroastbeelcost »cenk. anded r ?«i- Bn , M 'T and tta TIT * " ymg Camp " Stnkefwce

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