The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 12, 1997 · Page 5
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THE SALINA JOURNAL OP-ED SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1997 AB f?BY GEORGE —. Making peace is a job for everyone if ansas grows peace tiy the trainload, if we only sell it W e may be going about this Nobel Peace Prize business all wrong. £Three winners of the world's ntbst famous award visited Linds- tujrg Thursday, A Aakingajointlec- t$re at Bethany College. pit was a grand agent. All of the jfeople who packed Bethany's Presser Blall knew they tyere in the pres- ejhce of greatness. GEORGE B. PYLE The Salina Journal ^And that, per- rftps, is the prob- Igm. t- Oscar Arias, for- * mer president of (Jbsta Rica, brought peace to many sjnall Central American nations, dJDing such a good job that his own nation no longer needs an army. wMairead Corrigan Maguire had her fill of the religious violence tiat continues to scar her native l$hd of Northern Ireland and has devoted her life to bringing it to aii end. *And Elie Wiesel survived the i^ost inhuman episode in world ijistory, the Holocaust, to become qhe of the world's most profound exponents of humanity. wThey spoke warmly and movingly about the state of peace in the world, successes and failures, threats and promises. It was impossible not to be inspired. And, perhaps, intimidated. After all, if these three great human beings, plus all the other Nobel Peace Prize winners, their ;fc)llowers and supporters, cannot for,ing peace to the world, what can any of us do? ,/Well, these thinkers had Bought about that, to<p. -..You do what you can do. You '.write your congressman and tell him to support a ban on the export of land mines and other weapons. .Xou make an effort to understand ,p.$ople of another faith, another race, another nationality. 228-1265; E-mail: sam^brqwnback® • SEN/PAT ROBERTS: 302 HarM* You build peace by living it every day, not through grand gestures that win people $1 million awards. The Nobel trio made the case effectively. Arias had the most facts. Wiesel had the best stories. But Northern Ireland's Maguire seemed to have the most practical answer. Do what you do best. The United States, Maguire noted, opposes a proposed world ban on land mines because, our leaders say, we need these most disgusting of weapons to protect South Korea from North Korea. But, she said, North Korea is starving. "I know the people of America would rather send food to North Korea than land mines," Maguire said. "Wouldn't you?" The warm applause of the crowd indicated that, to the Kansas mind, sending food is exactly what we would prefer to do. And why not? The sale of mines and other weapons is extremely profitable for a few, but not for us. Folks in Kansas don't do land mines. We do wheat. And corn. And cattle and hogs. We should be clamoring, petitioning — demanding — that our products get sold to the developing parts of the world with at least as much verve and hustle as is now expended selling machine guns, jet fighters and tanks to those same countries. After all, we have the products the people of the world can actually use. We do a few other things well. We make airplanes, mostly the civilian kind, to haul people around the world to get to know each other, bring aid and cut deals that make life better for everyone. We have damn fine schools and universities. We could send them some teachers, aides and tests, and receive some of their students. We make everything from light bulbs to corn chips, stuff that would have a market in the violence-torn parts of the world if it were our nation's policy to sell them those things instead of M-16s, F-16s and 16 tons of ammo. .senate.gov << .. i •, c r , t) ' ^ REP. JERRY MORAN: *%• Sir ' Fax: (202) 225-5124; E-mail;^ jep f rnoran@mail,hdu8e.gov PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave,,, r ' ',Washin^dn7D^C/205QO;'Prani|g(|p^J3ip^^1^;\ ',' \ ,' f8x^(202^456-^983; E-|ua!ilrpre$|olen! 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POSITIONS AVAILABLE Account Executive Retail Sales Representative Customer Service Representative Sales Coordinator Office Administrator Sales Manager Positions available in these areas of Kansas: Manhattan, Salina, lola, Newton, Emporia, Junction City, Ottawa, Hutchinson, McPherson, Concordia Positions available in these areas of Missouri: Clinton, Butler, Nevada What you will learn at the JOB FAIR: • The exciting industry of Wireless and Cellular Communications • Career Opportunities ' Company Benefits (Including Stock Purchase Program) 'Advancement Opportunities BRING RESUME - INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD ON SITE JOB FAIR will be held at TWO Locations: • Holiday Inn • Holiday Inn Express 530 Richards Drive 1601 Super Plaza Manhattan, Kansas Hutchinson, Kansas 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. If they can't afford to buy it, let's give it away to the poorest of the poor, extend reasonable credit to others. That will increase demand for our products, keep the price up, and make us trading partners with more people and angels of death for fewer. On the issue of peace, Kansas' most distinguished warrior noted that every instrument we built was really a theft from every person who needed something else — a school, a hospital, a meal. Dwight Eisenhower might also have said that every sale of weapons was also a theft from the people who build schools, who sell medicine, who raise food. Theft of a sale, of a customer, of a friend for life. Despite our supposed devotion to the wisdom of the market, our celebrated victory over the rival philosophy in the Cold War, the fact remains that political decisions made by our elected leaders are pushing all the unstable nations of the world to buy our guns, and tanks and planes when they could be pushing them to buy our wheat, our batteries and our CYCUNG AND FTN frozen pizzas. 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