The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 20, 1976 · Page 4
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Hays, Kansas
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Monday, December 20, 1976
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December 20, I97fi I'ACiK •! HAYS DAILY NEWS The Hays Daily News i i__ For public TV When Gov. Bennett announced his sounding-board tour of 12 Kansas towns, The News somewhat cynically predicted there would be more official brainwashing of the citizenry than listening by the Governor. For the most part, that's the Other editors way it went. On one controversial item, however, The News admits it was wrong. The Governor was listening. The item is public television, financed in part with state funds. Before his tour, Bennett's mind remained closed to this subject. After the tour, he announced he is convinced the people want state public TV. More importantly, he said he would ask the legislature for TV funds. The Governor was the principal stumbling block for TV, in the 1976 session. He termed a proposal for a state system a "Cadillac" that Kansas can't afford. He opposed various compromises, including a most practical one to expand on existing facilities and personnel. His trip convinced him that the far-flung areas of Kansas beyond Johnson county have been shortchanged on public TV. The metropolitan areas, including Wichita, Hutchinson, Topeka, and Johnson county, have the opportunities offered by public TV. Western, north central, and southeast Kansas have large gaps in coverage. The Governor's statement is a " signal for cooperation. It should not be taken as an opportunity for a new bureaucracy and. for slackening of private efforts to give us public TV. But coupled with the obvious desire of Kansans, Bennett's willingness to support the network is cause for optimism. The Hutchinson News The Fatzer case That's a sad story about H.R. Fatzer, the chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. Arrest reports, released at long last by the legal staff of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, said that the chief justice appeared to be "drunk" and used "loud and abusive profane language" when he was arrested by airport police on Nov. 21. Chief Justice Fatzer was placed in a small jail near the airport for three hours before he was released. But the confused story doesn't end there. A justice of peace at the scene said that there were no charges to be dismissed. He (Fatzer) "didn't appear drunk to me," the Texas justice of peace said. No blood tests are known to have been taken. No charges indeed are on record in Texas, but the flak in the chief justice's home state goes on. The Kansas House -is empowered under the state constitution to bring impeachment charges against a supreme court member. But to its credit, the House has moved slowly to date on the subject. First, it isn't clear if an impeachable offense is involved. Second, the House is in the process of transition with new leadership coming on with a change of party control. Ample time has expired for disclosure of all the facts. They show to date that the chief justice committed an unhappy breach of personal conduct, but nothing else. That mistake, which constituted a behavior flaw unbecoming to a man of the chief justice's standing, is no reason to further pillory one who has a truly distinguished career of public service in Kansas. The Fatzer record as chief justice is outstanding. His leadership has produced more progress on court modernization than in any other comparable period in the state's 115-year history. Impeachment appears to be out of the question. Nor would he be convicted if impeached. There is no rational basis for either even if a legal case existed, and it doesn't. Chief Justice Fatzer deserves a much better fate. His excellent record calls "for that. We are persuaded that clear thinking Kansas citizens will agree. The Parsons Sun At Random By L. M. Boyd 1)0 YOU RKAI.IXK THE AVERAGE peach tree dies at the age of 8 years? KAR MORE MEN THAN WOMEN murder their matrimonial mates, A C1TI7,K\ (IN SCIENCE HAS INFORMED that most animals will not mate successfully, if the female wins a fight with the male. The female needs (o be somewhat afraid, this scholar avers. Interesting, if Hire. His point, he says, is that a man with beard tends to put a woman on her guard, even though such a fellow might not actually frighten her. And this wanness,of hers, he says, gives her a readiness for romance, even as in the rest of the animal kingdom. Congressional Directory i (Where to write) Sen. James Pearson 5313 Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 Sen. Robert Dole 2327 Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 Hep. Keith Sebellus 1211 Longworth House Off ice Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515 Young in the UN: not the best appointment WASHINGTON — The deed is already done, but the idea of making Rep. Andrew Young the United States ambassador to the United Nations is a bad one. Jimmy Carter is being cheered for this symbolism of naming the Atlanta Congressman the first black to head the American delegation at the United Nations. ,But substantively, the appointment is wrong — for Carter, the administration and, not least, for Young himself Not because Young is not qualified for the job. There is no one in public life with better credentials. As has been said before in this space, Young displays a combination of moral force, political awareness and personal modesty unique among American politicians. He has earned — on his own — an extraordinary influence, not just with Jimmy Carter, but with an ever- widening circle of citizens. THE PROBLEM IS that in the UN post, Young will find he has more publicity than he wants and less influence than he deserves. Or, if he achieves that influence, it will be at the expense of the Cabinet accountability which Carter has espoused — and Which is worth preserving. My well-loved colleague, Mary McGory of the Washington Star, praised Young's prospective appointment, saying "it would be impossible to imagine him casting a veto against the admission of Vietnam to the United Nations, as the present am- By DAVID BRODER bassador to the UN, William W. Scranton, did...." I don't know whether that is impossible to imagine or not. But I do know where that decision has to be made in an orderly government — in Washington, not New York. It has to be made by the President and the secretary of state, using the advice of the ambassador of the United Nations, to be sure, but not allowing him to usurp their authority. THE FACT THAT there could be a misunderstanding about this by a Mary McGory ought to serve as a warning signal to Andy Young about the pitfalls of the UN position. He is not, after all, the first distinguished American sent to Turtle Bay for symbolic reasons. From Warren Austin to Henry Cabot Lodge to Adlai Stevenson to Arthur Goldberg'to Pat Moynihan to Bill Scranton, the lineage has been a distinguished one. Very few have found a way to make a job w,ork..It would be easier, if the United Nations were in the East Indies or in East Berlin than on the East River. Then people would understand that the American ambassador is exactly that — an ambassador — and not a second secretary of state. But the ease of the shuttle to Washington and the access to the Cabinet room encourages the UN ambassador to act as if he had power that reality does not allow him to possess. The realization of that gap between appearance and reality causes both bruised egos and serious bureaucratic problems. Washington gossips thrilled to Stevenson's and Goldberg^s fulminations against their State' Department superiors, but it was destructive to both the men and the system. MOYNIHAN'S PUBLIC tantrums — provoked in part by his petulance with his boss, Henry Kissinger — were great theater but lousy diplomacy, as Young himself has indicated he knows. It may well be that Young sees himself not as another Moynihan but as another Scranton — a friend and counselor of the President, content to use his influence on the inside and go along without complaint once the policy line is set. That is certainly an honorable and useful role — as Scranton, a man utterly devoid of further personal political ambition, has shown. But one must ask if that would fulfill the expectations created by Young's choice, among non-white people here and abroad. And equally one must wonder if that is the best service Andy Young could perform for the new President. I think not. THERE IS ALREADY a disturbing tendency on Carter's part to construct an administration in which the central policy-making roles are filled by people with no political base of their own, independent of Carter's confidence. He has filled the budget, state and treasury posts with three men who have never held elective office, while putting politicians who have achieved a significant power of their own into more peripheral jobs, like Rep. Brock Adams' post at the Department of Transportation. Young does Carter no favor by aiding and abetting this design. The fact is Andy Young does not need an ambassadorial appointment from Jimmy Carter in order to exert powerful influence on' the Carter administration any more than he needed a title in the campaign organization to be a major force on Garten's candidacy. In fact, he may well have less influence as an appointee than he woul'd as a representative of his Atlanta constituency and a figure,of growing stature in the House, the capital and the country. It was his independent status that enabled Young to show Carter the danger of his "ethnic purity" statement. Chances are he could have helped Carter avoid or repair more mistakes as President by staying right where he was in Congress than by going to the glass house in Manhattan, which both magnifies and diminishes most ambassadors. Watching the watchdogs switch allegiances By JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON — The cozy relationship between the regulators and the regulated has become an open secret in Washington. The regulatory agencies wield tremendous power, affecting the profits of great corporations and 'the pocketbooks of their customers. The Interstate Commerce Commission, for example, can authorize billion-dollar mergers behfeen railroads. The Civil Aeronautics Board decides which airlines will get the choice routes. The Federal Power Commission fixes the rates that millions of consumers pay for gas and electricity. There are merely a few of the powers of the commissions, which are supposed the protect the public from exploitation. Yet these public guardians are virtually ignored by the public and besieged instead by the favor-seekers. EVEN MORE DISTURBING, top executives rotate between industry and government until it is sometimes difficult to distinguish the watchdogs from the people who are supposed to be watched. The revolving door between government and industry bears closer-watching during a political changeover. If the patterns of the past prevail, a number of corporate executives will wind up regulating the industries they just left. And more than a few federal officials^will go to work for companies that benefitted from their government decisions. The conflict-of-interest statutes prevent an ex-official from approaching his former agency on any matter that he handled while he was there. Indeed, he is forbidden for one year from taking up any matter at all that was under consideration during his employment. Unfortunately, this still leaves a lot of leeway. It is quite legal, for example, for a past official fo lobby his former agency on matters that didn't come up while he was there. He can seek favors from his former associates, including underlings whom he hired and promoted. Or worse, he can grant favors while he's still on the government payroll and, later, accept a high salary or fat fee from some company he favored. HERE ARE A FEW recent examples of the movement between government and industry: The Securities and Exchange Commission regulates the stock < market. Yet James Needham stepped down from the SEC to become chairman of the New York Stock Exchange. Thereafter, he often represented the stock exhchange before his former colleagues at the Sec. "I didn't feel any conflict," Needham told us. But he conceded: "I realize the public perception may be different than mine." Ex-Food and Drug Commissioner Charles Edwards, after changing sides, is now in charge of food and drug quality assurance at Becton-Dickinson Company. He recently appeared before his former agency to discuss the medical devices his firm makes. "I've given our company a much better attitude toward government regulation," he said. Richard Simpson resigned this year as chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Now he has turned up as a paid consultant for two groups that set safety standards for industry. He contended that the groups aren't manufacturers and, therefore, aren't directly regulated by his former commission, although many of their members are manufacturers. The Justice Department, consequently, is quietly investigating whether he violated the one-year restriction. Your Health By Dr. George Thosteson DEAR DOCTOR: Every once in a while you mention in your column the word "generic" when talking about a medicine or drug. I really dnn't understand this. What exactly is the difference between a generic drug and any oilier kind? — II.R. It seems simple enough, but it still appears to confuse a lot of people despite all that's been written on the subject in recent years. A "generic" drug is the non- trade name. Many drug companies may market one drug under various commercial names.' One is tetracyline, an antibiotic. 1 nis ••generic" drug appears under several brand names. The trade names are always capitalized to indicate they are commerical products. The generic name appears elsewhere on the bottle. In fact, drugs usually have a third name in addition to the generic and commerical ones. These are the "chemical" names, which detail the chemical composition of the generic drug. The chemical name for tetracycline is so long it would take up a few lines of type in this column, and it would be meaningless to almost anyone but a chemist. The generic and commercial names are the important ones for practical purposes. Suppose a certain drug is prescribed, but it cannot be taken with another drug because the mixture might be harmful. Thus it is important to know which commerical medications contain the other drug. Another example of the importance of knowing generic names is noted in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. An overdose of the sedative acetaminophen, a popular aspirin substitute, may in some cases cause liver problems. Therefore it is important for doctors nad patients to know the various trade-name drugs that contain this generic drug, and there are several. It is used in some over-the-counter preparations, in fact. The same article states that, in proper doses, acetaminophen is generally safe, but overused it can be dangerous. Becasue many generic- drugs are used in over-the- counter medicines, it is well to recognize the generic names so they can be avoided when necessary. They can be found somewhere in the fine print of the labels. DEAR DOCTOR: I hope you can help me. My baby is 11 months old and has had a rash on his rectum for months. The doctor did a test for fungus. It was negative, i wash the area each time I change the . diapers, but it does no good. Can you suggest anything? — MRS. J.O. How about the diapers themselves? Most diaper rashes are caused by a combination of physical irritation and chemical reaction. The problem may lie in either the diaper material or the laundering material. Try boiling the diapers and drying them out of doors, if possible. Or try the throwaway diapers. A zinc oxide ointment is usually effective in relieving discomfort. You may have to change diapers oftener. Another effective measure is to leave the baby diaperless in a crib occasionally (in a warm room). Often, even brief exposure to the air is just the thing. DEAR DOCTOR: I am a woman, 33, and quite healthy. On my right buttock I have what is called a lipoma. Could you please tell me a little about this? Should it be removed? I don't have any pain or discomfort from it, but I do realize it is there. — Mrs. V. A lipoma is a fatty tumor (lipo means fat). It appears as a localized lump of fat. Actually it is sometimes difficult to tell it from surrounding fat deposits. They are painless and only rarely malignant. Lipomas are quite common, occuring most often at the back of the neck, the ab- donmen, buttocks and arms. If they become a nuisance they ,can be removed surgically. However, the result may be a depression at the lump site, so it's a choice you have — the lump or the depression. DEAR DOCTOR: Please tell me why my gynecologist insists on a Pap smear when I had a hysterectomy five years ago. I am 47. — S.K. Because the cervix apparently remains and is still Word Of God And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed. Acts 14:23. Church ordinances or rituals are absolutely meaningless apart from prayer and trust in the Lord. subject to the same problems as before removal of your uterus (hysterectomy). Dr. Thosteson welcomes reader mail but regrets that, due to the tremendous volume received daily, he is unable to answer individual letters. 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 $2.75 per month Trade Zone Carriers... $2.75 per month By Mail: (Where carrier service isnotavailable). In Kansas 121.63 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. John Lee — Editor and Publisher Glen Windholz Managing Editor Gilbert N. Kuhn Business Manager Donald Haas .-.. Advertising Manager Gene Rohr Mechanical Supt. Thomas J. Drees Circulation Mgr. TV STATION KAYS Channel 7 — Program log Monday, December 20 6:30 Wild Kingdom 7:00 Rhoda 7:30 Phyllis 8:00 Maude 8:30 All's Fair 9:00 Executive Suite 10:00 Final Report News, Weather, Sports 10:30 CBS Late Movie: "The Singing Nun" Sign Off News, Weather, Sports Tuesday, December 21 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 & The Restless 11:30 Search for Tomorrow 12:00 Midday 12:30 As the world turns 1:30 The Guiding Light 2:00 All In the Family 2:30 Match Game 3:00 Tattletales 3:30 Double Dare 4:00 Christmas Concerts 4:30 Mike Douglas Show 5:30 CBS Evening News WithConkite 6:00 Evening News, Weather Sports 6:30 TheMuppels 7 : 00 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 8:00 M-A-S-H 8:30 One Day At A Time 9:00 Switch 10:00 Final Report News, Weather, Sports 10:30 CBS Late Movie: "Kojak, A Killing in the Second House' ' Two Weeks in Another Town" Sign off News, Weather Sports TV STATION KCKT Chdnnttl 2— Progrom Log Monda* /cember 20 6:30 "Christmas Is" 7:00 Little House on the Praifie 8:30 Monday Night at the Movies "The Loneliest Runner" 10:00 KSN News, Weather, Sports 10:30 Tonight Show 12:00 Tomorrow 1:00 KSN Late News Tuesday, December 21 6:42 Sign On 6:45 Kansas Today 7:00 Today Show 7:25 Take Kerr 7:30 Today Show 8:25 KSN News 4 Weather 8:30 Today Show 9:00 Senford & Son 9:30 Hollywood Squares 10:00 Wheel of Fortune 10:30 Stumpers 11:00 50 Grand Slam 11:30 Gong Show 11:55 NBC News 12:00 KSN Noon News 12:15 Elmer Chlldress Show 12:30 Days of Our Lives 1:30 The Doctors 2:00 Another World 3:00 Fllntstones 4:00 Bewitched 4:30 Emergency 5:30 NBC Nightly News 6:00 KSN News, Weather, Sports 6:30 Adam 12 "Hot Shot" 7:00 Baa Baa Black Sheep 8:00 Police Woman 9:00 Police Story 10:00 KSN News, Weather, Sports 10:30 Tonight Show 12:00 Tomorrow 1:00 KSN Late News

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