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December 13, 1976 PAGE 4 HAYS DAILY NEWS The Hays Daily News The will for change? BY JOHN MARSHALL The 1977 Kansas Legislature con• venes next month. Will our lawmakers, , after the fuss of an election year, show us vision or another round of jerking * knees? The genuine problems in this state involve neither booze nor bingo. Nor should our solons fidget much over a death penalty or legalized pot. Other editors Our schools are troubled, from • kindergarten to college campus. Our cities and counties face a continuing ' cash crisis. Our prisons are disasters. ' Our troubled juveniles suffer a judicial 1 system designed to deal with " degenerates; our troubled elderly often - are needlessly confined or cast off. Our mental health institutions, once reformed to national prominence during the reign of Gov. Frank Carlson, ' are again a mess, victims of neglect. We continue to educate bright young men and women — especially doctors — for export. And so on. , THE CHIEF CHALLENGE for the , new legislature is whether it has the ,, will to write new chapters for change. For too long, the Kansas story has been to hold the line, fearing change, one chapter of complacency after another. It is trivial to discuss party machinery or to note that the Democrats have their slim House majority and perhaps have neutralized Senate Republicans. The ills of dear ad astra are apolitical. One glaring example is the threat of a vicious rural-urban splil over a proposed change in the method of taxing Kansas farmland. Such a catfight would open wounds we can ill afford. We need no such swordsplay at a time when the farm dollar — base of the Kansas economy — is weak, when our urban areas continue to decay, when common ideals - are past due. ^ WHAT HAS THE LEGISLATURE * done of late? » The 1975 record was dismal; 1976 ? was little better. 5 One accomplishment was a package 1, — however confusing — of medical 1 malpractice legislation. Mental j patients won a~ weak bill of rights. .The » state court system was streamlined, S but not enough; more money — but not | enough — was allowed for nursing 2 home improvements; standards still Z are pitiful. State welfare payments were increased and a tax levy (a one- year pittance) was shifted to finance some prison improvements. Complacency again. Poor laws seemed better than none. Routine issues continued to appear tough. School finance is an annual brawl. (This is a complex issue, but where were the hard questions such as whether students these days are educated, or processed?) Salaries for state officials, and professors, were increased. By another law, property taxes have increased. Cities were allowed authority to condemn decaying downtowns for private redevelopment. OTHERWISE, NOT MUCH. Rural Kansas especially took it on the chops. A proposed Rural Airport Development Act died quietly. The vision for a state public TV network, to start in Southwest Kansas, is gone — thanks to Governor Bennett, a Johnson Countian, who has all the public TV he can watch. ' Our Secretary of Corrections found county jails unfit for rats, said so, and was quickly stripped of authority to close the dungeons. The real issue, money for improvements of consolidation, remains. Local governments, facing continuing cash shortages, have been told to tax themselves if they need more. Meanwhile, state coffers are fattened with inflation. This question is a problem of economics aggravated by new arrogance. The Topeka vision, especially from Bennett's office, is to reduce the issue to them-arid-us. Somehow, our taxes have become their revenues. In the final days of the 1976 legislature, the game was to pass the blame, a fimiliar election year gimmick. Fingers wagged at the other guy. Fault-finding was most popular. THE RESULT WAS A jumble of a legislature, most of it seeking reelection, with neither time nor tolerance for creative or productive work. Now on to 1977. There is always promise that the system can work. We have had enough marking-time; voters told us that in November. If only our lawmakers and the governor get the message. — The Hutchinson News Congressional Directory (Where to write) . '.Sci)..lam.es Pearson 5313 Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 Son. Robert Dole 2327 Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 Hep. Keith Sebelius 1211 Longworth House Off ice Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515 'THE B6S HAVE RXXEP US AGAIN, ALICE THEY GAVE US EQUALITY AND TOOK AVW OUR PREGNANCY TKABIUTY IW3URW«E!' Hays Americana <ne GtiaME. liRK AMP BRAKES AflE &*crT... &<lflE H&NfiriM iS OK. Shooting of dog raises his ire As I drove into my trailer park today three or four gunshots whistled by my car. I stopped and saw two or three "fellas" standing in front of the sales building (I assume they are employees) shooting and killing a dog. The dog was loose, a stray maybe, or maybe a pet. It was accompanied by two others that happened to escape. It upset me for these reasons. One reason is that I live and have a family here in this park and I don't appreciate having a rifle fired in it. If there was a provocation for disposing of the dog (which I seriously doubt), the police or, animal control officer should have been called in. Oh, I called the police. I was transferred to the county sheriff since Countryside Estates is outside the city limits. I found that it was perfectly legal to shoot a gun at a "stray" dog way out here in the country. So here's what I have to say. If anyone has lost a dog recently or had one wounded, they may know the reason why. For whatever it's worth, I think very little of people who shoot dogs for fun. John Woodworth 19B Countryside Estates Mayor invites all to traffic hearing The 1976 Hays-Ellis County Traffic Safety Study will be discussed at a public hearing In the District Courtroom, 3rd Floor, Ellis County Courthouse, Tuesday, at 7, p.m. The hearing will be conducted by the Hays City Commission for the purpose of discussing the recommendations of the Traffic Safety Study. An outline of the recommendations appeared in the Sunday, December 12th, edition of the Hays Daily News for your reference. The Traffic Safety Study is the most comprehensive plan of its nature ever undertaken in Hays and as such will affect virtually every resident of the community. Therefore, it is vital that you take advantage of this opportunity to examine the Study in detail and to advise your elected officials as to your opinions of the recommendations. Stephen Purdy Mayor of Hays Thoughts "I BELIEVE a leaf of grass is no less than the journey- work of the stars." — Wait Whitman Pope Paul VIcalls for crackdown on Mafia By JACK ANDERSON andLESWHITTEN WASHINGTON — Inside the Mafia, the crime lords make a show of observing Roman Catholic rituals. But one of their most implacable foes is Pope Paul VI, who has called up a U.S. congressional delegation to crack down on the Mafia with "severe legal measures." The congressmen, led by House Narcotics Chairman Lester Wolff (D.- N.Y.),-were granted an audience last month with the pontiff in his private' Vatican quarters. ' Declared Pope Paul emphatically. "There emerges more clearly than ever the need for severe legal measure to be taken against those who traffic systematically in drugs for the sake of profit." The pontiff, his frail voice growing more animated as he spoke, denounced the dope dealers. "The time has come," he declared, "To unite all the powers at our disposal in order to put an end to this scourge that is such a real danger for...humanity." AFTER THE AUDIENCE, the pope visited privately with Rep. Wolff. They exchanged views with all the zeal of a couple of narcotics experts planning a worldwide crackdown. According to a transcript of the conversation, Wolff said: "Your Holiness, we have found that one method of stopping the drug traffic is to reduce the amount of drugs that are produced at their source by the individual country." "Do you have a contact here in Italy?" asked the pontiff. "Yes," said Wolff. "We have been meeting with your drug enforcement people, with all the various agencies of your police." . The pope said he would like to be kept informed of Wolff's work "in order to be able to coordinate forevermore the activities you have begun." The pope added that "ecclesiastical efforts in various countries" are being made to fight drugs, but "these are not sufficiently well coordinated." Footnote: Peter Bensinger, the U.S. drug enforcement chief, accompanied the congressmen during their call upon Pope Paul. Bensinger was so impressed that he sent a personal cable to his 131 offices around the world reporting what the pope had said. "All DBA employees should be greatly encouraged," cabled Bensinger, "by the strong statement made by the Holy Father, condemning drug abuse in the world, and the offering of his personal assistance." BACKSTAGE BROUHAHA — Few events produce as much exhilaration as a full-fledged Washington feud. Such a brouhaha has erupted between a powerful congressman and a high commissioner. It began with the appearance of Reclamation Commissioner Gil Stamm on Capitol Hill recently to testify about the Teton Dam disaster, which killed 11 people and washed away about $1 billion worth of Idaho real estate. A disgruntled Stamm was hauled before the House Conservation subcommittee, .which is headed by Rep. Leo Ryan (D.-Calif.). As he entered the hearing room, Stamm was greeted by some fellow bureaucrats, who asked how he was bearing under the pressure of a congressional inquiry. Nader fed up because Carter hasn *t called WASHINGTON — Ralph Nader has had it with Jimmy Carter. The Public Citizen could contain his impatience with the President no longer, so he spoke out last week and said what was in his heart. What was in his heart was a lot of bitterness that Carter had gone one full month without asking Nader's advice on who should be in his Cabinet. The names Nader was reading about for Cabinet jobs struck him as redolent of "corporate interests." It was not that way last summer, Nader recalled, when he was asked to Plains and promised, at the end of a long conversation, that Carter's appointees to regulatory agencies would be people who would meet Nader's approval. THERE WAS THE famous photograph of Nader umpiring during one of Carter's Softball games — literally calling balls and strikes on the future President. The symbolism was anything but subtle — Carter was willing to be judged by the Consumer's Friend. Well, the message got through, but the reaction was something else. A reporter rejoining the Carter campaign shortly after the Nader visit heard some strange sounds. The big publicity play with Nader By DAVID BRODER was being described by Carter staff members as a dreadful mistake. It was part of Carter's "liberal love-in," commencing with the choice of Sen. Walter F. Mondale as vice-president and including several liberal-sounding speeches. AND IT COINCIDED with the start of Carter's slide from an indicated landslide to the squeaker he would ultimately win in November. Carter had gotten out of character, one was told. Charles Kirbo was reporting in that the businessmen he was trying to pacify were "scared as hell' by Carter's budding to Nader. No less an influence than Rosalynn Carter herself was described by staff members as fearing that her husband had foreotten that he won all those primaries by making people believe thatVhe was'not just another free- spending liberal Democrat. The seeds of Nader's disillusionment were probably sown right then, as were the disappointments of others who convinced themselves that Carter was some kind of Southern populist who would bring the arrogant power of the corporations to heel. HE IS NOT. If he's anything, he's an ambitious, upward, striving businessman, who shares the entrepreneurial ethic that success is the product of thrift, hard work, good management and lots of hustle, and ought to be rewarded accordingly. He ran an antiestablsihment cam- paigfi for governor of Georgia, but he took no significant actions in the field of tax policy or regulatory policy that hurt the Atlanta business community. His own closest friends were corporate lawyers like Kirbo and bankers like Bert Lance, now his appointee to the key job of director of the Office of Management and Budget. During the pre-convention period, it was demonstrated in a dozen different ways that Carter as operating in economic policy on the conservative side of the Democratic party spectrum. HE EXPRESSED skepticism about massive government jobs programs as a "solution" to unemployment and declined to endorse specific legislation for a national health plan. Most pertinent for Nader's purposes, he refused to let himself get committed to a breakup of integrated energy companies — a fact which the oil and gas people noted, even if Nader did not. For Nader to claim disillusionment now is more an indictment of Nader than it is of Carter. Ironically, it may also be — as Carter mildly suggested — a bit premature. Nader has yet to see Carter's first appointment to a regulatory commission. It would be surprising if the new President did not put some notably tough and independent people onto those commissions. Like Nader himself, Carter is a fellow who prides himself on his reputation for independence. By putting some tough- minded characters on the regulatory commissions, Carter would keep his own distance from the industries that like to buddy up to any President. He would make it plain that if they want to deal with him, they will have to deal on his terms. That kind of regulatory appointee is almost certain, not because it will satisfy Ralph Nader's prescription but because it will serve Jimmy Carter's interests. So be patient, Public Citizen. Your Health By Dr. George Thosteson DEAR DOCTOR: I have had rosacea for three years and have become very discouraged. My dermatologist is giving me an antibiotic. This clears up the acne but my face still becomes flushed and burns. I am 50 and I don't drink alcoholic beverages. I try to eat a balanced diet. Can you help? are the nerves involved in any way? — Mrs. B.R. Rosacea (rose-AY-shuh) is a flushing of the face, chiefly the nose, which in some can become enlarged. This gives rise to the less elegant term to describe it, "rum nose." Although chronic use 'of alcohol can produce it in some, the condition is found as often in abstainers like yourself. In rosacea the tiny blood vessels of the face dilate (expand) to cause the flushing The principal cause is a reaction (in the stomach or gullet) to certain substances — chiefly coffee, tea, chocolate, nuts and, of course, alcohol. The cause of the dilation is thought to be a reflex action set off by irritation from such substances. Acne-like blemishes occur because of the frequency of the chronic flushing, which interfere with skin glands. Another term for it, in fact, is acne rosacea. It takes time and patience to track down the underlying cause. Often hot or spicy foods can create the flushing, as can exposure of the face to heat and sun. The best things you can do besides trying to track down an offending food is to avoid any situation that can cause dilation of the vessels. Astringents or cold water washing of the face can help reduce it. The rosacea-type acne is usually a mild form and can be treated effectively, as was yours. Nerves can play a role. It is found often in excitable people, the flushing becoming noticable during periods of excitement. While the chief victims seem to be middle-aged women it can occur in younger folks. In women, menopause may play a role. Hormone treatment may benefit them. If the constant blood vessel dilation causes unsightly veins to appear they can be removed by drying them with electrocoagulation, an effective procedure your dermatologists can explain to you. DEAR DOCTOR: Can you please tell me why I have to sneeze maybe a dozen times before breakfast and during breakfast my nose runs a stream. Then it clears up for a while until mid-evening. Then I get another sneezing spell. — L.B.L. Sneezing bouts of this kind almost always indicate an allergy or some form of membrane irritation. I have known this to be a matter of sunlight exposure. The brightness of the day could initiate an eye-nose reflex. But this would not explain your, sneezing in the evening. A thin flow, which you seem to have, indicates an allergy. An infection produces a thicker, rather yellowish substance. A bit of detective work might bear results. You can begin by seeking sources in your kitchen, perhaps coffee (or coffee odor), something you may encounter only at these particular times of the day. If that is ruled out as a cause there is a whole houseful of other offenders. Looking for the source of an allergy, as I've mentioned here before, can be a long, sometimes fruitless task. Good luck. DEAR DOCTOR: Is putting alcohol on the face bad to remove dirt? I washed my face, then use the alchol and found there had been a lot of dirt there apparently the ordinary washing didn't get off. — R.B. Alcohol is a pretty rough facial cleanser, and I don't recommend it. Normal washing and rinsing should clean any face adequately. Keep it up (your alcohol) and you may end up with a clean face but also with a roughened, dry skin. DEAR DOCTOR: I have lupus. Can you please let me know of any foundation that gives information on this subject? - 3.W. Since a recent article of mine on this subject appeared I have had numerous request like yours. I understand there are efforts underway to Word Of God If thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans, 10:9. There is no room in the kingdom of God for secret disciples. The heart belief must find expression through the tongue! consolidate major lupus groups across the country. For information about the disease, you can write to the Lupus Erythematosus Foundation, Inc., 95 Madison Ave., Suite 1402, New York, N.Y. 10016. , The Hays Daily News Published By The News Publishing Co. 507 Main Street, Hays. Ks. 67601 Published Five Days A Week And Sundays Except Memorial & Labor Day Second Class Postage Paid at Hays. Kansas 67601 Rate of Subscription: (includes Kansas Sales Tax, where applicable). By Carrier: Convenient monthly rates: Hays and Suburbs 12.75 per month Trade Zone Carriers... $2.75 per month By Mail: (Where carrier service is not available). In Kansas S21.63 per year Out of State $26.00 per year All mail subscriptions must be paid In advance in accordance with Postal Regulations. Carriers also collect for a month in advance. 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