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December 26, 1976 PAGE 4 HAYS DAILY NEWS The Hays Daily News Gerry Reed New evidence shows Ray may have had help Gervais F. Reed, former editor- publisher-curmudgeon at the Garden City Telegram, died this week at the age of 79. Now, the thousand and one stories about this extraordinary man will become sealed even tighter in legend. He was that sort of man. This writer met him only once, and that was by telephone late one night several weeks after I signed on as a reporter at the Hutchinson News. The •conversation persuaded me that the legends will be difficult to sort for fact and fancy. I explained that I had been assigned an obituary about a man Reed knew. Could'he help? "Young man," he admonished. "You know you can get in trouble for libeling the dead." Yes. "WELL, IN THAT CASE you know you can't print any of this, but..." What followed was one of the most outrageous stories I heard in my years as a reporter. Reed's version was that the deceased was a scamp, a tippler, a woman- chaser, and a lot more — and there was some question whether he was not also a thief, cheat and .general all-around crook. "Obviously," I said, "I can't print all that." "That's right. Just say he was one of the best friends I ever had in my life." "But what about all that other stuff?" I asked. At that, Reed's voice went a little weary — almost disgusted that I would ask such a question. "Jesus Christ himself was good friends with whores and beggars," he said. "If he could get away with it, I guess I can too." HE WASN'T KIDDING; no excuses were' necessary, especially not for a green reporter at The Hutchinson News. And that, I gathered, probably Leeword By JOHN LEE described most of his life: no excuses, certainly not for himself. Another memory is pertinent, this one from Stuart Awbrey, former Garden City editor who knew Reed and what made him tick: -k •& -k He had several loves, and two great passions — The Garden City Telegram and the community of Garden City. . Anyone who dared criticize either the paper or the town in his hearing had better be prepared to bear the scars of a scalding, typewriter, frequently bolstered by an acid tongue. The Kansas newspaper fraternity has never known another of his breed. Not in this century, that is, although some of the prioneering editors in the "80s shared his enthusiasm for hometown boosterism and his scorn for the weak journalistic sisters who thought a fight was something to avoid. In today's terms, he was a combination of Howard Cosell and Walter Cronkite, scathing and avuncular, often at the same time. MOST OF HIS VITRIOL he reserved for a personal colummn, which always began on Page 1 of The Telegram and rambled on through the inside pages until. Gerry had let everyone know everything worth knowing about what was doing in Garden. He also told them, in curbstone English, how to do better. A crusad,er to the end, which came this week. Whatever other description is given him, he was an unforgettable character. At Random By L. M. Boyd WORLD'S FIRST thoroughfare with a safety stripe down the center was a stone-paved road built under the supervision of the Spaniards between Cuernavaca and Mexico City more than 400 years ago. "'Actually, the stripe was just a line of light-colored stones. Scholars theorize it was supposed to separate the wagon haulers from the burro riders. Or maybe both from the pedestrians. THE LAS VEGAS airport collects far more from its slot machines than it does from its landing fees. By JACK ANDERSON and LES WRITTEN WASHINGTON — House investigators have uncovered dramatic new evidence that the accused killer of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. may not have acted alone. The murder was pinned on James Earl Ray, an escaped convict, who used phony passports to slip out of the country. According to the investigators, he got as far as Portugal, where he received "further instructions" from a secret conspirator. Ray finally was tracked down in London and extradited to the United States for trial. His activities in Portugal, meanwhile, have been concealed from the authorities for eight years. Not until a few weeks ago did the Hays Americana Smokers pollute nearly everyone We as a nation are concerned about polution. How serious are we? Seventy per cent of the people do not smoke; 30 per cent do. But those who do not cannot get away from it. It is said second-hand smoke is as bad as smoking, and persons who have lung problems cannot get away from it. Also, the child in a mother's arms has no defense. Are we thinking of the child's welfare? A few years ago, they asked if one minded if they smoked.' Have we lost our consideration for others? It is said there are three things that are the big problems for heart trouble and high blood pressure — lack of exercise, right diet and smoking. Are we really interested in our health? Why is it more businesses, especially restaurants, do not cater to the majority and have smoking rooms for the minority. That way one could enjoy a meal without having to inhale smoke while eating. Why don't businesses think of the majority of the people? I feel there are many people who feel this same way, but have not expressed it. Guy Thoman 200 W. 23rd House investigators learn about Ray's Portugal connection from "a ..witness who had previously been interviewed by any investigative agency." The investigators reported this startling development confidentially to the Select Committee on Assassinations. "Ray contacted another person from who he received further instructions," they disclosed cautiously in a preliminary report. THEY DIDN'T MENTION in the report where the contact was made, except that it was "out of the United States." We have established that the location was Portugal. The investigators also have uncovered some intriguing new information about Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy. According to the report, the committee staff "spent seven hours questioning an ex-CIA agent who had come forth to relate his personal knowledge of the contents of conversations between Lee Harvey Oswald and personnel within. the Cuban and' Soviet embassies in Mexico City." Oswald's conversations, according to our sources, were monitored by the Central Intelligence Agency. Immediately, staff members "were dispatched to Mexico City where they conducted further interviews," the report discloses. No evidence has been uncovered so far, however, that Oswald discussed the Kennedy assassination at either embassy. The committee will probe deeply, into any connection between the CIA and Kennedy's assassination. The agency, we have learned, has more than 60 cartons of top-secret documents "relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the activities of Lee Harvey Oswald prior to that assassination." MEANWHILE, THE committee staff is anxiously awaiting .congressonal approval of their request for a record $6.5 million to investigate the assassinations. Behind closed doors', Richard Sprague, the panel's brilliant staff director from Philadelphia, dramatically laid out his plans, and persuaded even the most stubborn members of the committee that the money was necessary. Sprague pointed out that, compared to other investigations, the money he wanted was not an unreasonable sum. For example, he noted that for the first three-month period of the search for Patty Hearst, the FBI spent $2.6 million. In addition, Sprague explained, the New York State investigation of abuse in the Medicaid program has a budget of $6 million for its second year. Rep. Henry Gonzales, D.-Tex., the incoming chairman of the assassination committee, told us he is convinced that Sprague is right. CONFLICT CURBS: President-elect Jimmy Carter, armed with an unpublished survey showing that employees are abysmally ignorant of conflict-of-interest laws, plans to make an executive order on the problem one of his first orders of business. According to the survey, prepared by Ralph Nader's Center (or Law and Social Policy, the conflict laws are so complex that employees can't un» derstand them. In fact, the employees told the Nader interviewers,, the legal terminology is "so boring and burdensome" that they sign federal job agreements without even reading the regulations. Some agencies states the Deport, don't even bother to provide workers with the written laws. Incredibly, federal agencies do not remind employees about potential conflicts when they leave the government. The burden is on the worker to determine if taking-a new job is illegal. As a result, top government executives are caught in a revolving door between business and government, which moves so fast it is difficult to distinguish the watchdogs from those who are being watched. , Bert Lance: A hardnosed push for action WASHINGTON — Thomas B. (Bert) Lance, the Georgia banker Jimmy Carter put in charge of the Office of Management, came to town with the reputation of be'ing an ultraconservative. In fact, as was reported earlier in this column, someone suggested that Lance was even to the right of William E. Simon, Ford's secretary of treasury. , But Lance doesn't fit the Northern liberals' stereotype of the narrow- focused Southern right-winger. Rather, he comes across as a broad-gauged, well-informed, shrewd and sophisticated businessman-politician who has the knack of getting things done. Moreover, his wit and charm — plus a generous helping of Dixie corn pone — will brighten Washington considerably. "When I walk across the hotel lobby," Lance told the Wasington Press Club last week, "I just put out my hand and say, 'Hello, my name is Bert Lance.' And I see some of 'em look over their shoulder as if to say: 'When did he get loose?'" AS DIRECTOR OF OMB, Lance will have many insiders consider to be — potentially — the most important job outside of the presidency itself. If he has good rapport with a President, the- man who puts together the nation's By HOBART ROWEN budget is likely to see him more than any Cabinet member. And there is no doubt of the closeness of the Carter-Lance relationship. Lance's access to the boss is total, and he is one of a very few who have earned the privilege of saying "no" to Jimmy Carter. "I think I understand him probably as well as anybody in the country, with the exception of Rosalynn," Lance told Washington Post editors the other day. "And I understand how he does things, and we don't spend a lot of time talking about the weather and that sort of thing... "I like to beat him on the tennis court. He's a poor loser ... he doesn't like to lose at anything. I don't either, so that's the reason that we have a good relationship.... "While I was in his administration in Georgia (as highway director), I would go in and work hard, and you know, be concerned about the problems of the state. And I was willing to (tell) him when I thought he was wrong. With Treasu r Secretary-designate Michael Blumenthal of the Bendix Corp. and Economic Council Chairman- designate Charles L. Schultze, who comes from Brookings, this plain- speaking Georgia banker will help establish the economic policy of the Carter administration. What becomes apparent after a round of talks with Lance is that the Georgia banker is just as anxious to re- stimulate a weak economy, as the liberal Blumenthal and Schultze. To be sure, Lance doesn't want to see Carter get into wage-price controls — nor do Blumenthal, Schultze, or other Carter advisers. But on behalf of the President-elect, Lance didn't hesitate to do a little jawboning with Edgar Speer, chairman of U.'S. Steel, and Lewis Foy, chairman of Bethlehem, after they raised sheet steel prices last month. HE HAS THE MORE or less typical business attitude about "the encroachment and interference" of government in private affairs. But that doesn't seem too far from economist Schultze's impatience with yards and yards of regulatory red tape, as ex- pressed in his thoughful Godkin lectures at Harvard. A memo to Carter from liberal economist suggests that the new administration actively seek ways to junk some of the clumsier regulations in the health, safety, and environmental areas, without sacrificing basic principles. With both Lance and Schultze on this wavelength, something might actually be done to respond to one of business' basic complaints. There are bound to be some differences in approach on the Carter team. For example, it is clear that Lance doesn't want to fuss much with the banking regulatory system, simply because no depositor has lost "a dime," even with recent major bank failures. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," Lance quotes a Georgia philosopher. But a policy less casual 1 is clearly going to be needed to make sense out of the jerrybuilt banking and savings institution structures in this country. All in all, I come away with two impressions of Lance. The first is that he is a good manager who will tolerate very little bull in the Washington bureaucracy. And second, as a conservative businessman, he is as committed as anybody to getting the economy moving again through federal action, not just talk. YourHealth DEAR DOCTOR: Will you please discuss the "malab- sorption syndrome"? Is it curable if the patient is getting iron pills plus eating a pretty good diet? Is alcohol a factor? — M.S. That is a tall order for the limited space available here. It is basically the inability of the body to absorb sufficient nutrients from the food eaten. The goal of digestion is to break food particles down to their basic nutrients so that they can be absorbed by the body. Most of this is done through the walls of the small intestines where the nutrients pass into general circulation. It is important to know if the food is being improperly broken down or if there is a defect in the incomplete digestion, then we suspect a disorder of one of the organs that produce material for digestion — the liver, gall bladder, etc. If digestion is not at fault, then an intestinal defect is looked for. A study of a tiny section of the intestinal wall may show defective villi — which are tiny projections in the intestinal wall that serve to increase the total area for absorption. Heredity may be a factor. Whatever the cause, the victim will show symptoms of anemia (often mistaken for malabsorption syndrome) and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Many have an intolerance of glutei) (a wheat product). Alcohol can be a factor. Liver or pancreas problems may result from heavy drinking. But I cannot answer your question about diet and iron supplements. As you can see from the above, the diagnosis of malabsorption is only part of the detective work. Finding out the why provides the jackpot answers, Diet or supplements by injection may be in order with malabsorption, but this is determined after the cause is found. DEAR DOCTOR: Thank you for your reply to an inquiry about bedwetting. You said, "I wish that the notion that all bedwetting stems from personality traits such as laziness, stubbornness, etc., would be squashed and proper treatment sought." I agree. I was a bedwetter until I reached the age of 13. My mother was patient and she took me to a doctor. I had a small bladder capacity, which did not correct itself until maturity. When I was small I remember occasions when I could not reach home soon enough. My first cousin also had a bedwetting problem. — Mrs. ILL. My point was that not all bedwetting is pschologically based, and that it is always best to investigate physical causes. Your letter makes the point quite well. Thank you. DEAR DOCTOR: Will having blood transfusions change your blood type? — Mrs. V.I 1 . No. . Word Of God But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8. Christ's demands upon His people are' for a world-wide witness, but His power always backs up His demands. The Hays Daily News Published By The News Publishing Co. 5U7 Main Street. Hays, Ks. 67601 Published Five Days A Week And Sundays Except Memorial 4 Labor Day Second Class Postage Paid at Hays. Kansas 67601 Kate 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 is not available). In Kansas $21.63 per year Out o( State 126 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 GeneRohr Mechanical Supt. Thomas J. L)rees Circulation Mgr Television Log TV STATION KAYS Channel 7 — Program Log Sunday, December 26 8:30 Mr. Gosphel Guitar 9:00 Day of Discovery 9:30 Old Time Gospel Hour 10:30 Face the Nation 11:00 Insight 11:30 Youth for Christ 12:00 NFC Champions 5:30 Evening News, Weather, Sports 6:00 Sixty Minutes 7:00 Sonny 4 Cher Show 6:00 Kojak 9:00 Lundstroms "Movin 1 Thru Dakota Country" 10:00 Final Report News, Weather, Sports 10:30 Late Show "The Three Worlds of Gulliver" Sign Off News, Weather, Sports Monday, December 27 7:00 CBS Morning News 8:00 Captain Kangaroo 9:00 Price is Right 10:00 Joyce Livingston Show 10:30 Love of Life 10:55 CBS Midday News 11:00 The young & 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 Mike Douglas Show 5:30 CBS Evening News With Cronkite 6:00 Evening News, Wea, sports 6:30 Wild Kingdom 7:00 Rhoda 7:30 Phyllis 8:00 Maude 8:30 The Secret Life of John Chapman 10:00 Final Report News, Wea, Sports 10:30 CBS Late Movie: TBA TV STATION KCKT Channel 2 — Program Log Sunday, December 26, 6:58 SignUn 7:00 Amazing Grace Bible Class 7:30 Defenders 8:00 Jarnes Robeson Presents 8:30 Revival Fires 9:00 Herald of Truth 9:30 Oral Roberts Presents 10:00 RexHumbard 1 1 : 00 First Bible Baptist Church Hr. 12:00 AFC Championship (Tena live Time) 3:00 Meet the Press 3:30 The FBI 4:30 NFL Game of the Week 5:00 Garner Ted Armstrong 5:30 News Center 3- Access 6:00 Wonderful World of Disney 7:00 NBC Mystery Movie "McCloud" 8:30 The Big Event "That Was the Year ' That Was" 10:00 KSN News, Weather, Sports 10:30 Mary Hartman, 12:00 KSN Late News Monday, December 27 6:42 Sign On 6:45 Kansas Today 7:00 Today Show 7:25 TakeKerr 7:30 Today Show 8:25 KSN News & Weather 8:30 Today Show 9:00 Sanford&Son 9:30 Holly wood Squares 10:00 Wheel of Fortune 10:30 Stumpers 11:00 50 Grand Slam 11:30 Gong£how 11:55 MBC Mid-Day News 12:00 KSN Noon News 12:15 Elmer Childress Show 12:30 Day of Our Lives 1:30 TheDoctors 2:00 Another World 3:00 Sommerset 3:30 Flintstones 4:00 Bewitched 4:30 Emergency 5:30 NBC Nightly News 6:00 KSN News, Weather, Sports 6:30 Adam 12 7:00 Little House on The Prairie 8:30 Monday Night at the Movies "CamelotPt II 10:00 KSN News, Weather, Sports 10:30 Tonight Show 12:00 Tomorrow 1:00 KSN Late News

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