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nber 15, 1976 PACK 4 HAYS DAFLY NKWS The Hays Daily News 'No' was a start 'Incomespolicy* key to U.S. economic woes The newly-elected Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives has promised that a full-scale and fair investigation will be conducted of those attempted bribery activities by the South Koreans. Rep. Jim Wright of Texas said Sunday that the House Ethics Committee will conduct "neither a witchhunt nor a whitewash." Considering the past conduct of that same House Ethics committee, a skeptic would quickly conclude that Rep. Wright has removed two-thirds of the possibly-significant conclusions open to his committee. A great deal of good could be Other editors credited to a public investigation if it would, in fact, turn up a few witches, and show that some presumably non-witches who have cloaked themselves in white are at least partially tattle-tale grey. Our own Rep. Larry Winn, Jr., has become a national celebrity of sorts in this very issue. You have to adjust your thinking backwards to 1972. That is the year, of course, that the political-abuse structure simply began to collapse in America. The Watergate breakin, bribery, corruption, high-level burglaries, illegal corporate contributions at an astronomical level — all reached dinosaur proportions that year. Rep. Winn didn't realize it at the time, but just before the 1972 election, he said, "No" in polite terms. He returned a bundle of $100 bills to the South Korean government, and became a footnote to history. He could have qualified for a whole chapter, but thkt virtue is now reserved for others. In retrospect, Rep. Winn now concludes that he should, indeed, have said a bit more than, "No." At the time, however, saying "No" seemed sufficient^. It was far more eloquent than what a few other congressmen said. Obviously some of them said, "Yes," and that is what the proposed investigation seeks to explore, apparently. The probe may be old-hat,, and terribly expensive, and if it is as sanitized as Rep. Wright would like to see it, maybe overly boring and relatively useless. But it could be valuable if it were to happen that a Democratic Congress would have sufficient courage to probe Democratic conduct (as well as Republican conduct) and consider the ethical proposition that public service demands more than merely not- breaking the law. We rather deserve to find the identity of a few witches, who knew how to say, "Yes;" and to recognize that some congressmen like our own Rep. Winn knew how to say, "No." Most important of all, we need to be reminded that there are times when each of us should be prepared to say a few things other than "No" when confronted with an outrage. . — Olathe Daily News KIM KTEOM WILL KJOUJ CAU THE fSOLL ! At Random By L M. Boyd THE OLD LIQUOR drinking traditions of the Papago Indians in southern Arizona are gone now. Those people no longer gather once a year to get drunk in a special rainmaking ceremony. They used to do that, though'. And their custom called for them to stain the soles of their feet with bright hues, so that when they fell over, the ceremonial grounds would be spotted with color. WASHINGTON - Like President John F. Kennedy before him, Jimmy Carter is bent on assuring the business community that he has no horns. Kennedy named' a Wall Street- approved secretary of treasury in C. Douglas Dillon, packed John Kenneth Galbraith off to India, and made peace with Federal Reserve Board's conservative Chairman William McChesney Martin. ' It didn't do Kennedy much good, especially after he got involved in the 1962 fracas with the steel industry. As Robert F. Kennedy later said, the business community's inherent mistrust of Democratic Presidents "is an ideological reflex...I don't know that businessmen, the big ones, anyway, no matter what we do, will ever be in love with us." Whether Jimmy Carter's projected romance with businessmen will be any more successful remains to be seen. • There is the more encouraging example of Lyndon Johnson, who openly wooed corporate leaders by welcoming them socially to the White House. SO FAR, CARTER has stressed his conservative instincts in several ways. He appointed Bert Lancem, a Georgia banker, as director of the influential Office of Management and Budget. His secretary of stale will be Cyrus Vance, a pillar of the Eastern Establishment. Lance is said by some who know him to be far to the right of Treasury Secretary William E. Simon — and that's pretty far to the right. By HOBART ROWEN Carter also modified his economic growth goal for 1977 sufficiently to convince Federal Reserve Chairman Arthur F. Burns that no dangerously inflationary program was in the wind. From the perspective of broad economic policy, perhaps the most important bit of symbolism was Carter's press conference statement a week ago that "I have no intention of asking the Congress to give me standby wage and price controls and have no intention of imposing wage and price controls in the next four years ... (unless) some national emergency should arise." THIS WAS A response to fears raised in the business community that existence of standby controls — Carter during the campaign had said he would need them — inevitably leads to their use. Therefore, Carter's advisers — liberal economists as well as businessmen — pressured him at a meeting in Plains to disavow standby controls. Carter was convinced — so much so that he had to be 'dissuaded from saying he would "never" impose controls. In the end, he left himself the "national emergency" escape clause. But it is important to put this decision in context. Already, it has been interpreted in some quarters as closing the door on numerical wage-price guidelines. Carter advisers Lawrence R. Klein and Jerry Jasinowski assure this reporter that such is not the case. Klein says that a visible "benchmark," or numerical goal, is needed as a guide for business and labor, especially for the thousands of wage decisions made in 9 the non-union area. The same case has been made forcefully by Arthur M. Okun, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. ' KLEIN WOULD have Carter, very early in his administration, adopt a target of getting inflation down to 3 to 4 percent within two or three years. That's the rough equivalent of the annual growth of labor productivity, and wage increases at that level would be non-inflationary. But obviously, the current 8 to 9 per cent average wage gain could not be cut in half immediately. So the inital wage goal would be the existing 8 to 9 per cent standard, with gradual reductions toward the 3 to 4 percent mark in 1978 and 1979. Variations of this scenario have been proposed by others. Such a guideline policy could be linked with a requirement that the more important wage and price Increases be reported in advance to a strengthened Council on Wage anil Price Stability. Public hearings by CWPS are . another possible public pressure tool. It is of course true that organized labor, as represented by AFL-CIO president George Meany, in the past has vigorously opposed- wage-price controls and explicit wage-price guidelines. BUT THE preponderance of the advice Carter is getting focuses on the need to expand the U.S. economy, and reduce umemployment. These efforts involve the risk of a new inflation — if not right away, at a time that activity moves closer to the economy's capacity, To make both goals — greater employment and control of inflation — compatible, it is clear that fiscal and monetary policy must be supplemented by voluntary wage-price restraints — sometimes called "incomes policies." The United States is the only major industrial nation left without an incomes policy. It is> a matter of open routine for our two major international trading competitors, West Germany and Japan. What is needed, now that Carter has made his ritualistic bows to the business community, is presidential leadership to make such a program effective. The public at large is likely to accept the idea that everyone loses from a-wage-price spiral. Hays Americana Reconciliation rites explained Editor In the article "Reconciliation Rites Staged," appearing in the Hays Daily News 12-8-76 it states, "Twelve thousand, persons received the sacrament of communion at the coliseum Sunday without making the normally-required individual confession. Instead, they were given a general absolution — a rite normally reserved for wartime or crisis situations." Quoting from Pope Paul VI on the 'New Rite of Penance,' "Then there is the third form, with collective recon : ciliation and one general absolution. But this form is of an exceptional nature, for cases of necessity, with the authorization of the Bishop, and with the obligation of individual confession of grave, or mortal sins later. You havr already heard all these, things repeated, and you will hear them again. You will also hear clarifications and rectifications of certain wrong information that has spread about the new rite of the sacrament of penance, such as the abolition of the confessionals. The confessional, as a protective screen between the minister and the penitent, to guarantee the absolute secrecy of the conversation imposed on them and reserved for'them, must, it is clear, remain.." Also in the above mentioned article, and we quote, "Many of the faithful drop out of the Catholic Church because they feel their divorce and remarriage would not be accepted by the church." Quoting from the Encyclical on Christian Marriage, (Casti Connubii), Opposed to all these reckless opinions, stand the unalterable law of God, fully confirmed by Christ, a law that can never be deprived of its force by the decrees of men, the ideas of» people or the will of any legislator: "What God hath joined 1 together, let no man put asunder." (Matt. 19;6) And if any man, acting contrary to this law, shall have put asunder, his action is null and void, and the consequence remains, as Christ Himself has explicitly confirmed: "Everyone that putteth away his wife and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her that is put away from her husband com- mitteth adultery." (Luke 16:18) St. Thomas More Chapter of Catholic United for the Faith, Inc. Mrs. Ralph J. Schmidt Readers are welcome to submit letters to the Hays Americana column. Please be brief. Letters of more than 300 to 350 words may be edited for length. Letters must be signed and include the address. Names will be withheld only in extraordinary circumstances, but the editor will not publish letters from contributors whose identity is not known to him. No 'thank you 1 letters, please. Did U.S. fail to act on first oil price hikes? By JACK ANDERSON and LES WRITTEN WASHINGTON — The United States could have held down the disastrous oil price rise, which threw the Western world into an economic tailspin in 1974. This is the view of Treasury Secretary William Simon, who worked behind the scenes to keep oil prices from soaring into orbit. As Simon recalls the events that led to the oil crisis, the Shah of Iran was the loudest advocate of extortionary oil prices. It's no secret that he pushed his fellow oil potentates to raise prices to the outer limits. This alarmed Saudi Arabia's late King Faisal, a fiscal conservative, who was worried about the economic consequences. Yet he didn't want to stand alone against the other oil powers. He confided his concern to Simon during a visit in Saudi Arabia on July 20, 1974. The king suggested that the United States could hold oil prices to a reasonable level simply by intervening with the Shah. SIMON TOLD US that the United States, indeed, had the clout to stop the Shah from agitating for higher prices. .On this point, he was emphatic. The United States' hold on the Shah, Simon said, was powerful enough to restrain his oil greed. The Treasury Secretary reported to then-President Richard Nixon on his talks with King Faisal. Simon told the president that he agreed the Shah was the key to price stability. Simon urged Nixon, therefore, to use his influence with the Shah to keep the lid on oil prices. Nixon appeared to agree. He clen- . ched his fountain pen between his teeth, yanked off the cap and scribbled a note to himself on a scrap of paper. This was an indication, said Simon, that the president intended to contact the Shah. On Aug. 6, 1974, the Treasury Secretary reminded Nixon at a Cabinet meeting that oil prices could cause runaway inflation. The president agreed with Simon that controlling inflation was the nation's No. 1 problem. Two days later, Nixon resigned over the Watergate scandal. An uncertain President Ford left Secretary of State Henry Kissinger free at first to direct foreign policy. During the changeover, no one spoke to the Shah. SIMON HAS NEVER been able to find out why the Shah was permitted to push oil prices out of sight. Some say that Kissinger wanted to make Iran the linchpin of the Persian Gulf and that the Congressional Directory (Where to write) Sen. .Fames Pearson 5313 Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 Sen. Robert Dole 2327 Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 Rep. Keith Sebelius 1211 Longwor'th House Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515 Shah needed the oil profits to pay for the build-up. Others say that Washington secretly wanted high oil prices to slow the wheels of the other rival industrial powers, which were more dependent than the U.S. on oil imports. Whatever the reason, according to Simon, the American consumers have shelled out additional billions for petroleum products because no one spoke to the Shah. PAR'S PASSPORTS: Bo Hi Pak, a key figure in the South Korean influence scandal and the mouthpiece for the controversial Rev. Sun Myung Moon, held two passports when he applied for permanent residence in the United States. He withheld this pertinent information from U.S. officials. The Immigration Service, at the request of Rep. Joshua Eilberg, D.-Pa., is quietly reviewing Pak's immigration record for possible law violations. He could face deportation if the government can prove fraud in connection with his immigration status. Your Health By Dr. George Thosteson DEAR DOCTOR: Is it true that women who have nausea during pregnancy suffer from lack of vitamin B-6? I have put off a second pregnancy because of severe nausea during the first. Medication helped suppress vomiting. — Mrs. S.R. If nausea and vomiting are severe, a rather serious condition may develop, usually associated with a liver problem. However, it is relatively rare, occurring in about one in a hundred women. Pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) has been used in such cases. The causes of "morning sickness," which is what I assume you are referring to, are usually not that serious. It's estimated that half of all pregnant women are nauseous during the early weeks of pregnancy, and a third of those may develop vomiting. The problem normally arises by the fifth or sixth week and ends by the 14th or 16 week. If vomiting is prolonged, it can result in serious fluid, mineral and weight loss, and must be corrected. Some of this is thought to be psychological. It is not clear why morning sickness occurs, but some have suggested it may be a general metabolic change' associated with the pregnancy. By that is meant a subtle change in the ways various nutrients are used by the body. A few common sense tricks usually help relieve the problem. A dry cracker, dry toast, a bit of weak tea before arising often helps. Some women have found that a dry cracker every couple of hours during the day relieves the nausea. Meals should be small and frequent. Dry food should be eaten first, followed by liquid — not too much liquid, however. Liquid should be sipped. It helps to rest for about 15 minutes after arising, and after a meal. If you become nauseous at •the sight or smell of foods, the job. will be tougher. In any event, the amount of vomiting and nausea should be'reported to your doctor. DEAR DOCTOR: I have been told by my union doctor that I have fissures. That was two years ago. I was not told what to do about them. It seemed they healed themselves, but now I have them again. I have bleeding and when I wipe myself it hurts. I get this way whether I'm constipated or not. Is there anything I can do for this? I have been using creams but they don't help. — A.D. Fissures in the anal area are splits in the membrane. They can cause bleeding, pain and discharge. Some heal as yours did, but they often recur. Infection will delay healing, as will hard stool or straining at stool — all in all a nasty situation. Ointments won't heal the fissures. It is more helpful to sit in hot water baths (Sitz baths) to relieve pain and sooth muscles that may have spasm. There is one pretty good way to eliminate them once and for all, and that is surgical removal of the infected tissue, after which healing results. It is easy for a problem of this kind to lead to more serious ones. You tell me you avoid eating because of your pain at stool. That could result in_ a nutritional deficiency. Better you should use a stool softener with you meals. In any event, (here is no good reason for you to have to live;with this problem. I've told you what is possible in the way of treatment. Now it's up to you to get the help you need from someone who offers more than mere diagnosis. DEAR DOCTOR: Is it true that if a shingles rash stretches completely arounc) the trunk of the body a person will die? — H.F. No truth at all. DEAR DOCTOR: In urinating I get excruciating pain at the very end of my penis. The pain then leaves and does not appear for several days. Your suggestions would be appreciated. — R.A.K. Since the pain does not occur with each urination (you have several days free of symptoms) it is possible you may be passing small blood clots or even small stones, Infection and ulceration of the urethra could be factors. In fact, the problem can lie as far distant as the bladder. Any such pain during urination demands a rather complete investigation, preferably by a urologist. Shingles can be a painful disease! For a copy of Dr. Word Of God They said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people. Mark 14:2. Whenever we humans plan little dirty tricks against one another we have to be so very careful to do it right. It's so much easier to be kind, and loving and nice to one another. Thosteson's booklet, "The Facts About Shingles," write to him in care of this newspaper, enclosing a long, self-addressed, stamped envlope and 15 cents. 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 Si Labor Day Second Class Postage Paid at Hays, Kansas 67601 RateofSubscriptipn: (includes Kansas Sales Tax, where applicable). By Carrier: Convenient monthly rates:. Hays and Suburbs 12.79 per month Trade Zone Carriers... $2.75 per month By Mail: (Where carrier service is not available). In Kansas 121.63 per year Out of State J26.00 per year All mail subscriptions must be paid in advance in accordance with Postal Regulations. Carriers also collect for a month in advance. John Lee Editor and Publisher GlenWindholz Managing Editor Gilbert N. Kuhn Business Manager Donald Haas Advertising Manager GeneRohr Mechanical Supt. Thomas J. Drees Circulation Mgr. TV STATION KAYS Chunnol 7 — Program Log Wednesday, Dec. 15 6:30 Mary Tyler Moore 7:00 Surfine Special- Julie Andrews 8:00 CBS Wednesday Night Movie: "The Getaway" 10:30 Final Report News, Weather, Sports 11:00 CBS Late Movie: TBA Sign Off News, Weather, Sports Thursday, December 16 7:00 CBS Morning News 8:00 Captain Kangaroo 9:00 The Price is Right 10:00 Joyce Livingston Show 10:30 Love of Life 10:55 CBS Midday News 11:00 The Young and Restless . 11:30 Search for Tomorrow 12:00 Midday 12:30 As the World Turns 1:30 Guiding Light 2:00 All In the Family 2:30 Match Game 3:00 Tattletales 3:30 Gambit 4:00 Christmas Concerts Great Bend High School 4:30 Mike Douglas 5:30 CBS Evening News With Cronkite, 6:00 Evening News, Weather, Sports 6:30 Jennii.rfs Christmas Concert 7:00 The Waltons 8:00 Hawaii Five-0 9:00 Barnaby Jones 10:00 Final Report News, Weather, Sports 10:30 CBS Late Muvie: TBA Sign Off News, Weather, Sports TV STATION KCKT Channel 2 — Program Leg Wednesday, Dec. 15 6:30 Adam 12 "Ramparl Division" 7:00 John Davidson Christmas Show 8:00 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast 9:00 Mac Davie Christmas Show 10:00 KSN News, Weather, : ,*j(y Sports '1?:30 Tonight Show 12:00 Tomorrow 1:00 KSN Late News Thursday, December 16 6:42 Sign On 6:45 Kansas Today 7:00 Today Show 7:25 Take Kerr 7:30 Today Show 8:25 KSN News 1, Weather 6:30 Today Show 9:00 Sanford 4 Son 9:30 Hollywood Squares 10:00 Wheel of Fortune 10:30 Stumpers 11:00 50 Grand Slam 12:00 KSN Noon News 12:15 Elmer Childress Show 12:30 Days of Our Lives 1:30 The Doctors 2:00 Another World 3:00 Sumerset 3:30 Flinstones 4:00-5:000. m. 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