Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 15, 1962 · Page 4
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Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, October 15, 1962
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editorials Do We Condone Murder? nPTIE PROBLEM of the drinking driver is increas- hip; at an alarming rate in Kansas. Last year, according to recently compiled accident figures, there was a 57 per cent increase in fatal accidents involving drinking drivers. And there was a 00 per cent increase in deaths caused by the drinking driver. Those figures point up the fact thait accidents caused by the drinking driver are especially tragic in that they so often result in multiple deaths and extremely serious injury. Because of the very seriousness of the problem of the drinking driver, there is a great need for each local community to strengthen law enforcement, make sure that traffic courts penalize these drinking drivers in such a way that they will not be allowed on the road until it is certain that they have been rehabililatecl. Kansas has the most modern legislation to control these drinking drivers; this legislation is supported by decisions from the attorney general's office and by the Supreme Court. Kansas has the implied, consent law and chemical tests are legal. Yet accidents caused by the drinking driver are increasing at an appalling rate. Surely this indicates that public support is needed to assure that courts assess stringent penalties on the drinking driver. There is a need for more DWI convictions. There is a need for a rehabilitation program for these drinkers who are not fitted either mentally or physically to handle a vehicle which in the wrong hands can in an instant become a lethal weapon. Why cannot the convicted DWI be given needed physical and psychiatric care? In many cases the driver who drinks and kills is jailed for a few weeks or months then turned loose to kill again. Two often, no effort is made to help the convicted drinking driver to become a better citizen and a safer driver. In the past, in too many instances the driver who has killed and injured others because his mind was befuddled and he was physically unfit because of limior, has received little or no penalty. Any citizen who is asked to serve on a jury can see the need to penalize the drinking driver the same as arn- other potential killer and maimer. What difference is there between the drunk who kills with a hatchet and ttte drunk who kills with a car? Is the loss of a loved one easier to bear? "OUR YOUTH love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority. They no longer arise when their elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers." Socrates said it a couple of hundred years B.C. Criticizinz youth is one of the oldest indoor sports in existence. * * * SEVERAL local men are in the process of training for a volunteer chore that will have them _ meeting early morning busses, rushing to the train depot at odd hours, and getting called out of bed in the. middle of the night. They are Lions Club members who will be in charge of packing and sending blood from the Red Cross blood sub-center here to hospitals in the area. They will take turns being on duty during the non-office hours. d. h. INSTRUCTING the new volunteers is Lew Lyman, chairman of the Finney County Red Cross board, and an old hand at blood-running. When the sub- center was opened here last January, Lew was one of the first to learn the procedure of readying the blood for shipment, and hf helped work out train, bus and delivery schedules. Then he, with some assistance from George Purnell, proceeded to handle the after-honr calls for blood. An example of what this involves is seen in the statistics. In the seven-and-a-half months of operation (up to September 1) the center dispatched 1.4fi() pints of blood, filling 338 orders. Lew filled 10.°) of these orders, sending out '187 pints. There were 75 emergency calls in this period. .>,+.+. LIONS CHARLEY BURC'TT and Dick Bortz al- readv have served an annrenticeship on the job and Joe Tennessen. Ralph Burkett, Vernon Baker and Al Thk'.s are in line for the night duty. •>. +. j, THEIR HELP, the help of the women who work at. the center durinf office hours, and the cooperation of bus and train eninloyes, the Tclcnrani delivery service, the nolirp department, sheriff's office and hiirhwav patrol all have contributed to a successful first year in distributing whole blood in this area. In the Unner Room Love is patient and kind. (I Corinthians 13:4. RSV.) /'AM YKI!: I.arin<i a/id (jrac'tattx Father, help us t/i .s-c/v-p Hinftc nfound iis icith {/ciitle and thoufjht- 1>'l hindnr-M. m> that u-p mai/ be able to show Thij lore, active, in everyday life. In Jesit-a' name. Amen. Garden City Telegram Published Daily Except Sunday and Five Holidays Y.arly By fh» Telegram Publishing Company __ Ta(e P h l^_ B 'L d : 32 ? 2 _ __ _ 117 East Chestnut Bill llniwn ........................ _ ...... ~T ______ — ,.. _ ~ ~.".. """ ' '"" "I Said, Y<ni Do Have Your Hearing Aid Turned On, Sir, Don't You?" Drew Pearson Reports 87th to Be Known as 'Congress of Old Men' WASHINGTON — History will probably brand the exiting 87th Congress as the "Congress of the Old Men." Never before in history _.a. r e so many cantankerous old codgers haggled and hassled, fumed and fussed, delayed and dillydallied, put personal prestige over public welfare as that which is now limping home. The old men not only put a fish aquarium ahead of children's education, but they held up appropriations permitting Uncle Sam to pay his bills whil e one oldster, aged 84, argued with another, aged 83, as to which should cross the Capitol building to meet with the other. Meanwhile, the United States has to compete with a nation which has threatened to bury us and which doesn't have to worry about octogenarian chairmen of congressional committees. What the public didn't realize about the departing 87th Congress is that, out of 17 Senate committee chairmen, H are senators over 65 , while in the House 10 chairmen are over 63. Many of these have become committee czars, not committee' chairmen. In view of the sorry record of the 87th Congress, and in view of the competition which the USA faces abroad, here is a Washington Merry-Go-Rouhd proposal for taking the Congress off its own merry-go-round: 1. Adjourn in mid-June for the summer, then come back to work in the fall. This gives senators and congressmen with families a chance to spend their summers with their wives and children. 2. Cut out rollcalls which re- quire hours of walking and waiting. Instead, use an electronic push-button voting system. 3. Give up the system of calling busy cabinet members up to the Capitol for endless hours of hearings on the whim of two or three senators or Congressmen. 4. Require any committee chair, man over 65 or who has served for 10 years to stop down and rotate the chairmanship. Her« are some of the personalities who illustrate the need for bringing the jet age to Capitol Hill: Codger No. 1 — 83-year-old Clarence Cannon, the powerful House Appropriations Chairman, once a live-wire public servant, is now so jealous of his . owers that he asked Mississippi Congressman Jamie Whitten, a subcommittee chairman, not to approve a penny for Senate-initiated agricultural projects. "It is going to be our bill or no bill," Whitten notified Senate conferees behind closed 'doors. Senate Leader Mike Mansfield appealed to Hcuse leaders to intercede. They could do nothing. Earlier, Cannon tried to pin the blame for big-spending upon the Senate by refusing to appropriate money for "pork barrel" projects. He knew hi s fellow House members were more eager than most Senators to spend the money, but he figured the Senate would restore the money he had cut out. Then he could take credit for economy and accuse the Senate of inflating his figures. But Sen. Warren Magnuson, Washington Democrat, outfoxed him behind closed doors. M*gnuson suggested that the Sen- Ad a II Sees Hope For Congo Solution NEW Y*ORK (AP) — Adlai E. Stevenson, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has told President Kennedy that developments of the past few days "give us somr hope of a solution of the problems in th e Congo." Stevenson said Sunday night, after an hour-long conference with the President in the latter's hotel suite here, that he also spoke with Kennedy about the Cuban problem. Asked if his report on the Communist-dominated Fidel Castro government was as optimistic as the one he made on the Congo, the ambassador replied: "On the whole, yes. I think we have a high degree of solidarity in the Western Hemisphere on the Cuban problem." But he said he had not talked with Kennedy about attempts to negotiate the jlease of Cuban invasion captives because '. e, Stevenson, knew nothing about it. Regarding the Congo, f .evenson indicated he expects acting U.N. Secretary-General U iliant to announce soon what has been done to bring secessionist Katanga Province back into line with the central Leopoldville government. Earlier, Stevenson t:ld re"ort- ers at Idlewild Airport, where he met the incoming President, that he was "more hopeful than I have Gnrdcti City Telegram Monday, October 15,1962 been in the past tha, wt may come to some settlement h. the Congo." Stevenson said he had had rather lengthy conversations with Algeria's Premier Ahmed Ben Bella, but declined to say what the talks were about. Ben Bella was scheduled to meet with Kennedy today in Washington. FIVE POINTS CAFE is now open under the management of MARIE RHOADES Hal Boyle Says: Family Photo Needs Diplomatic Approach Kdltoi ___ ' r Kl;.MS OK SUHSnitlPTION By rarrler a month in ti:i [•>!,•„ City $1 53. Payable t o carrier In advance. By carrier In oilier riti-s where service U available. HOo per week. By mail to other ad'Jnwcs in Flrji/ey Lane. Scott. Wit-lilta. Oreeley. Hamilton, K.-irny Crar.t Uaykell and day counties. $7.60 uer year: elsewhere $1500 tier yrar. Si-c-onil class postage |.alil hi Garden (Mty. Ka/isaa. If Telegram motor carrier «f ivici- (3 required to liave publication-day <ie- , livery by mall in cities that have local carrier service, local carrier rato* Mumbtr ul The Associated Preft The Associated Pres^ is entMleu exclusively to the use for reproduction ol aU tliu local news printed In tins newspaper a.< wi'll aa all AP news and dispatches. All rights ol publication of special dispatches are also reaerved. delivery by Rail in citlea that have local carrier service, local carrier rate* NEW YORK (AP)-One of life's little ordeals is what to do or say when someone shows you a picture of his family. Just as children like to roll up their sleeves and show their vaccination marks, grownup men like to whip out their wallets and show off photographs of their loved ones at home. It pays never to leap to premature conclusions when someone suddenly confronts you with a photo and asks you proudly: * "Well, what do you think of that?" The art of the eamer a hasn't realty progressed very far. At first glance it is hard to tel) an old barn from a mother-in-law, or an apple tree in bloom from a high school girl in her graduation dress. The best thing to do is to peer at the proffered photo uncertainly, then exclaim heartily: "My, even without my glasses, I can tell that one is a real corker." This will please him mightily, and bv artful questioning you can elicit from him whether it is a picture of his last family reunion, or only a color photo of an Easter egt! basket. If it s a clear day and you have 20-20 eyesight and 'you are reason- ably certain the photo he hands you is that of a human female under the age of 70, you might say: "Gee, doesn't your wife object to you carying around a picture of a movie star in your pocket?" "What do you mean a movie star?" he'll answer. "That's my wife." And by a single remark of intuitive genius 'you will have' made two lifelong buddies—him and her. You can always be sure of a free meal at their house any time. His wife will probably even be glad to do your laundry for you. Utmost tact is required when faced unexpectedly by a photo of a squirming infant. The truth is, as every honest person knows, that most snapshots of babies look like an incomplete job in taxidermy. If you ire uncertain of the sex of the child, you give a long sigh of admiration and murmur: ", that's realty worth coming home to at night, isn't it?" If you are certain the infant is a boy and his brow doesn't slant back loo abruptly, it's always safe to observe: "My, what a forehead! That kid's gonna he a real brain. And those shoulders! Just look at those shoulders!" ate simply accept the House figures, wiping out all "pork barrel" projects. Cannon raised the loudest howl against accepting his own cuts. Codger No. 2 — Big, bluff Sen. Bob Kerr, age 66, wangled so many dams for Oklahoma that Congressman John Blatnik, p., Minn., complained privately: "I don't know where they're going to get the water to fill them all." Kerr also battled behind the scenes for oil, uranium, and helium interests in which his Kerr- McGee Company owns large holdings. While thus squeezing economic benefits out of the taxpayers, he also attended the Senate's weekly prayer meetings where he delivered the senmon at last week's meeting. His theme was that the cold war was essentially "a spiritual conflict and would be won or lost in the hearts of the Christian people." Codger No. 3 — Virginia's Congressman Howard Smith, the House Rules Chairman, used his autocratic, arbitrary powers to bottle up bills that he didn't want to come to a vote on the House floor. Among those he blocked were four 'bills to aid migratory workers, America's most impoverished, neglected peoolc. Virginia's political boss, millionaire Sen Harry Byrd, uses migratory workers to pick his apples. Codger No. 4 — the 75-year-old Byrd did his share to obstruct the President's fiscal proposals, which had to pass his Senate Finance Committee. Byrd holds the chairmanship because he is a Democrat, yet has backed the Republican party in the last three presidential elections. His office is busy calling Byrd's friends to re-elect a Republican congressman, Joel Broyhill, over Democrat A.C. Johnson. Note — in contrast, three venerable legislators are retiring from the political scene this year with credit. They are: John Taber, 82 years old, honest, hardworking New York Republican, who served 40 years; 87-year-old Brent Spence of Kentucky, a Democrat with 32 years of distinguished service; and Clare Hoffman, aged 87, the Michigan Republican needier who served 28 years. All three were dedicated to the public service whether you agreed with them or not. WILSON'S Certified Skinless FRANKS 49c ib. WILSON'S Certified Sliced BACON 2 ft.'149 SAVE 40% ON v£ M u? us STAINLESS STEIL COOK WARE ON TH.S WEEKS SPECIALS Reg. 7.25 6-Qt. DUTCH OVEN S PEC,A L '4.49 Reg. $ 5.453-Qt, COVERED SAUCE PAN SPEC.AI $ 2.99 GET YOUR COMPLETE 9 PIECE SET ON OUR SPECIAL A WEEK BONUS VALUE PLAN DOTTIE Sweet or Buttermilk BISCUITS 3 Tubes 19C DREHER'S Sweet Chips PICKLES 33c pt. Jar IDEAL ICE MILK V2 Si 39c KUNER'S PUMPKIN 2 Cans 2/C JACKSPRAT Evaporated MILK lOc MANDALAY Crushed PINEAPPLE 8-oz. Can lOc ALLEN'S GREEN BEANS 3 Cans 2/C SANTA ROSA TOMATOES 6 Cans O7C COCK OF THE WALK PEACHES 4c 2 ol $ 1.00 VISTA Saltines CRACKERS £ 19c CAMPBELL'S or HEINZ SOUP •SJ lOc HART CHERRIES 6 £, $ 1.00 CALIFORNIA Vine Ripened TOMATOES Long Slender CARROTS 2 Bags 19C 2 Lbs 29c Be Present in Our Store Wed., Oct. 17th 2:30 p.m. Cash Day Drawing Prize $350.00 Evangelist D«nnli J. Brown D.D., Editor-Pastor Riverside, California EIGHT BIG DAYS ARE PLANNED! Everyone is included. OUTSTANDING STUDENT & BIBLE TEACHER AND PREACHER IS AMONG US! Hear him Sunday thru Sunday—and nightly at 7:30 at the large and comfortable sanctuary of the Fellowship Baptist Church at First and Spruce. Our pastor, Rev. Froggatte, accepted Christ as His Savior under Dr. Brown's ministry. Dr. Brown was also his first pastor. To our church, this makes this a special meeting indeed. Please joirv us in making each service a memorable service . . . first to Christ—then to our pastor and Dr. Brown. Fellowship Baptist Church 1st & Spruce Garden City, Kansas W. T. Froggattee—Pastor

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