Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 3, 1974 · Page 4
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 4

Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, June 3, 1974
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[Editorial! Page 4 Garden City Telegram Monday, June 3,1974 Hard to Swallow The loss of airmail service here hurts, although the practical effect may be negligible because the airmail will be taken by the regular route truck to Dodge City for delivery by air carrier. (If the same air connections are made as previously, service should not be materially affected. If a day is lost, that's another matter.) But, whatever, it is still a blow to a growing city's pride that we will have no airmail service locally even though four or five scheduled commercial flights take off and land here daily. Airmail service through the local airport will be discontinued June 21 to save the cost of hauling the mail between the local postoffice and airport, a distance of 10 miles. And, if economies like these are multiplied across the nation, the savings could be considerable. But before the public will accept such economies — and reductions in service — the U.S. Postal Service is going to have to change its image at the top. As long as Postmaster General Ted Klassen continues his spendthrift ways ($50,000 of taxpayers' money for stamp albums for his friends, high-paid public relations consultants etc.) the public is not going to swallow cost-cutting in delivering the mail. Such economies leave a bitter taste, knowing that the man at the top could care less about saving taxpayer money when it comes to his own lifestyle. Byd.h. DRESSES SOLD better this spring than they have for several years, a Main Street shopkeeper told us. And some women bought hats. Something else returning from bygone times: artificial flowers and cherry clusters to wear on dresses and hats. The young gal clerks in the store, the shopkeeper said, think these are really neat. It's all new to them, because they are too young to remember when these same adornments were — well, perhaps not neat or cool, but the cat's pajamas anyway. * * A LOCAL WOMAN who went to the state track meet in Wichita not long ago said she was hanging around with the girls on the GCHS team minding her own business when a gentleman started talking to her about what a fine town she was from — how pretty, friendly, etc. And then he went on to say how grateful K.U. is to have Garden City's Don Pile. That he is doing a great job for the school in football and that he is an all-around asset. ' One of the finest young men I've ever worked with," he said. The man, it turned out, was George Bernhardt of the K.U. football staff. Don, son of the Earl Piles, is a 1973 GCHS graduate and all sports fans in this area know of his athletic abilities. * * WHEN ROSELYN (Mrs. Ed) N icklaus went to the Awards N ight- Curtain Call program of the GCHS Thespian Troupe last week, fust for fun she wore her high school Thespian pin (with four stars). The N icklaus daughters/ Debbie and Pam) are active in high school dramatics. Pam won the Best Supporting Actress award. Another theater has-been in the audience was Betty (Mrs. Joe) Benson. She didn't wear the pin, but she has one. Her son/ Jay/ won the Aristophanes Award for "most creative acting in comedy." I "Yoo-hoo, everybody! Watch the birdie ... no, no other birdie up there!" the If Nixon Defies Court Order Dole Says It Might Be An Impeachable Offense By DOUG LOWENSTEIN Telegram's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON-Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., has given a strong ; indication that he believes President Nixon should be impeached if he were to refuse to comply with a Supreme Court ruling ordering him to turn over to special prosecutor Leon Jaworski subpoenaed White House tapes and documents. Although Dole stopped just short of saying such refusal would be an impeachable offense, he did venture that "it comes pretty close to that category." "I think the President ought to comply with any supreme court ruling. There are no exemptions that I can find in the constitution," Dole said. Only one other member of the seven man Kansas congressional delegation — Rep. Keith Sebelius, R-lst,— would comment on the question of compliance with a Supreme Court ruling. Sebelius echoed Dole's remarks almost word for word. "It would be damn close to an impeachable offense," Sebelius said of a President's refusal to comply with a Supreme Court ruling. "It would constitute a damn good argument." Senator James Pearson and Copngressmen Larry Winn, R- 3rd., and Garner Shriver, R- 4th., all declined to comment. "I'm not answering any questions," Rep. Winn declared. "Simply put down that I have no comment." He did say that he does not yet have a position on impeachment or what constitutes an impeachable offense. "I'm waiting for facts, not 'ifs' and speculations," he said. Pearson said he has made it a policy not to discuss impeachment matters and he would not deviate from that policy on Ihe question on noncompliance. Shriver took a similar position, saying that he will withhold comment until the Judiciary Committee has concluded its probe. Rep. William Roy, D-2nd., was out of town and could not be reached for comment. Rep. Joe Skubitz, R-5th., did not respond to inquiries. Jaworski, in an extraordinary request, asked the Supreme Court to rule on whether the President must comply with subpoenas issued by the special prosecutor for White House tapes and documents in connection with I he I rial of seven former White House aides implicated in the Watergate break-in and cover- up. As a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, Dole's remarks take on added significance and could serve as a signal to the White House on how far it can go in resisting evidential requests. Jack Anderson Nixon Plea: Don't Impeach WASHINGTON —Over brandy and a cigar aboard the presidential yacht Sequoia, President Nixon appealed to a dozen conservative congressmen the other evening to lake a stand on impeachment. "If you believe I am innocent," he urged, "vote against impeachment in the House. Don't pass the buck to Ihe Senate." He reportedly fears many representatives may try to get off the hook by casting a procedural vote for impeachment. They could explain I hey didn't mean to judge the President but merely wanted to bring the case before the Senate for a decision. This rationale could produce an overwhelming House vote in favor of impeachment. The psychological impact, he is said to feel, could influence senators to vote to remove him from office. So as the Sequoia cruised down the rain-swept Potomac, the President asked his conservative House friends to settle the impeachment issue in the House. He assured them that he has cooperated as far as he could with Ihe House Judiciary Committee, which is inquiring Solon Works for . Post with U.N. WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. Henry P. Smith III, a New York Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, says he is seeking appointment as a congressional liaison officer with the United Nations. Smith, who is not seeking reelection, said he has been "working gently" toward obtaining the U.N. post after he leaves Congress. The appointment can be made either through the U.N. or through the U.S. State Department. into impeachment. He couldn't release tapes and documents, which might damage U.S. relations with other nations, he said. He explained that he had had a number of private conversations with other heads of stale. It would seriously violate international protocol, he said, if these conversalions could be compromised by release of Ihe Watergate lapes. Presumably, he didn'l discuss his Watergale woes with other world leaders. The President, obviously cheered 'by the success of peace negotiations in the Middle East, as in a bantering, bouyant mood throughout the three-hour dinner cruise. He joked with his guests about running Secretary of Slate Henry Kissinger for the Senate. Kissinger could be groomed for the seat of retiring Sen. Norris Cotton, R- N.H., and a bipartisan campaign could be organized to make Kissinger chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the President speculated gleefully. He suggested that the resourceful Kissinger, as a Senate chairman, might even be able to negotiate peaceful relations between the Senate and Ihe White Hosue. The President gloated over Ihe defeat of Sen. J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., which will remove him as Senate Foreign Relations chairman. As next in line, Sen. John Sparkman. D-Ala., would have to give up the Senate Banking Chairmanship to take over Fulbright's chair. The President said he hoped Sparkman will choose the Foreign Relations chairmanship, which he has now said he will do. And this would make Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., the new Senate Banking chairman. "Those bankers are beside themselves," chortled Nixon. "The bankers don't want Proxmire." Speaking seriously, Nixon told his dinner guests that two days before the Syrian-Israeli Iruce, "I wouldn't have given a 50-50 chance of an agreement." He told of the dramatic cables Kissinger had sent from the Middle East. Turning to his staff chief Alexander Haig,.lhe President cracked: "If those cables could be published, they would make quite a book, wouldn't they?" He as optimistic about his forthcoming summit meeting with Leonid Brezhnev in Moscow. The President said he would have more flexibility lo negotiate than would Brezhnev. The Vociet leader is far more subservient to the polilburo, siad Nixon, than most Americans realize. On the other hand, he said, Ihe Founding Fathers had given the American president more "maneuvering room" than other rulers possess. Earlier in the evening, Rep. Gillespie Montgomery, D- Miss., asked Nixon magnanimously: "Mr. President, what can we do fgr you?" The President responded to this offer by urging his conservative guests to support his veto of "irresponsible spending bills." Government spending was spurring inflation, he said, which could become the nation's biggest headache. He also admonished them not to let the Pentagon sell them a military force superior to that of the Soviets. "All we need is to be equal," said the President, "don't you guys let the military push you into superiority." Footnote: The President served Chateaubriand, with mushrooms, peas and a spaghetti dish. He also passed out Sequoia matchbooks, which he autographed. This was Ihe second time in two weeks that he has taken conservative congressmen on a dinner ; cruise as part of his effort lo gain support against impeachment. GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM Published daily except Sundays and New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Labor Day and Christmas. Yearly by The Telegram Publishing Company at 310 N. 7th, Garden City, Kansas, 67B4A. Fred Brooks Editor John Frailer Managing Editor Le Roy Allman Ad Manager TELEPHONE 274-3232 Second class postage paid at Garderi City, Kansas, 67846. Terms of Sufiscription By carrier a month in Garden City, S2.18 plus applicable sales tax, payable to carrier in advance. By carrier in other cities where service is available, S1.70 a month plus applicable sales tax. By mail $21.63 a. year including postage and applicable sales tax. By motor car delivery per month $2.50, including applicable sales tax. Carrier rates apply where carrier serv'ce is availab.e. Crossword By Eugene Sbeffer Jim Bishop: Reporter A Marriage Full of Love Happiness is a woman named Kelly. This is our thirteenth wedding anniversary, and it is awkward to explain that we have daughters aged 36, 30, 21 and 19. These are not my children and, in a separate sense, hers. They are ours. Kelly is only nine years older than Virginia Lee, but the Mother's Day card is full of love. That's what we have instead of brains—love. It runs through the family like freckles. In times of trouble, we cling tightly. At other times, we disagree and wave our arms and shout. That, too, is one of the tiles in a huge flowery mosaic. A good marriage is a sad thing. It should endure forever, but it won't. A day must come when the air is still and the birds are quiet. By all the actuarial laws, it will happen to me first because I am much older than Kelly. When it happens, I know I will feel a deep regret because love is possessive and greedy. And yet, if it ends today, I am a lucky character, far ahead of the game. I will match my 13 against anybody's 50. If you don't know Kelly, I think you would admire her. She is an effortless lady. She is a fairly tall blonde with wavy hair and a bun on her neck The eyes are the color of a summer sky. She looks like a profile on a Greek coin. She had an earlier marriage. II limped for a long while and, from what I understand, no one was at fault. Some people marry before they mature. I had a first marriage, loo; she died suddenly when I was on a ship bound home from Europe. That was 17 years ago. Like last week. I could never understand why the four girls loved me. My innate character is unforgiving of mistakes. All of them grew up under a disciplinarian. Once, when I punished Karen, I said, "Okay girls. I'm tired of the tears. I'll change. I'll be the soft touch around the hosue." They exchanged looks of horror. "No!" they said. "Don't change. Whatever you do, don't change." I have been an active participant in every part of their lives. Very few things have escaped the old man's notice. And—what is worse—I have an opinion on everything -from make up to boys. Thirteen years have gone by, and so have the Mary Janes and the little starched frocks. Kelly looks precisely Ihe same to me. She is ageless and wise, an she has learned a lot about the writing of books. She even takes notes at interviews. I never go anywhere without her. Nor would I. She fears flying, but she has flown around the world with me twice. She can't swirWand she has served as first mate on cabin cruisers we have owned. We are a team, all the way. And yet, we must be growing older and more sedentary, because all the girls are now women. Virginia Lee has eight children, but she makes times for long chats with her mother. Gayle assists at autopsies. When I had a spinal operation, she came to my room in her bilious green uniform and said, "When I heard that you were not coming to my department, I thought I'd come up and visit yours." Karen studies hard at Florida Atlantic University to leach who she calls "exceptional" children, and who I call retarded. Kathi is at Broward Community College majoring in family psychology. Someday she hopes to mend warped marriages without pain. None of them needs us. The noise around the house diminishes. But we have each other in a sort of pink paradise. I know I'm the lucky one. She insists she's the luckiest of women. One of us is mistaken. We like music; gin rummy; a mad game called Yatzhee; most of all we like couples ACROSS 1 Saucy 5 Guided 8 A witch 12 Baseball brother 13 Hebrew priest 14 Nebula in Taurus 15 Marquis of Argyll 17 Shore bird 18 Dawn goddess 19 Card game 21 Diurnal 24 Complacent 25 Phrase in equation 26 Place to pitch tents 30 Sainte (abbr.) 31 Tapestry 32 Tier 33 Cots 35 Nap 36 Bulgarian coins 41 Girl of song 42 Tel 43 Center of social ring 48 Morning, glory, for one 49 W.W.II. area 50 Discharge 51 European river 52 Droop 53 Capital of Latvia DOWN 1 Leather moccasin 2 High note 3 Gypsy husband 4 The black gum 5 Dregs 6 House wing 7 Predicaments 8 Scrawny animals 9 Sandarac tree 10 Manner of walking 11 Competent 16 Lad Avg. solution time: 27 min. Italia a around the house to sit, to sup to sip. Kelly bakes beans, 37 Hoarder carves a ham, makes cole 38 City in slaw and celery stuffed with blue cheese. The conversation moves along many tangents- most of them interesting. She allocates time for housework, time for meeting girl friends for shopping. I hack out each day so that there is sufficient time to think out a newspaper column which is either edifying, amusing or about family life. In the afternoon, I play golf and walk in the sun. After dinner, I do a little work on the next book—would you believe the 19lh? When I die, people are going to say, "You know what that man did? He wrote three feet of books." I wish I could tell you a good solid fault in Kelly, because it would make her so much more human. We need faults for contrast. Her father was a physician, Dr. James Kelly of Jersey City, N.J. Unconsciously, she tries to imitate him. She has a pill or a vitamin for everything. My breakfast looks like a bowl of confetti. Great years, these 13. Away way back before I met her. I can remember some harsh, painful ones. I'm forever grateful that the best was saved for last HU1I1 HHEI1S fflHH MBQ mass HHQil H@H @BK]E Answer to Saturday's puzzle. 20 Recipe quantities 21 Flat, circular plate 22 Fictional dog 23 Detail 24 Chalcedonies 26 Minute openings 27 Flower 28 Enameled metalware 29 Pitcher 31 Actor Walter 34 Shore bird 35 Steal 37 Tourist's need 38 Wheel hub 39 Eager 40 Languish 41 Curse of cities 44 One — time 45 Wurttemberg measure 46 Equip 47 Greek letter CRYPTOQUIPS LDEZ NAROEH FBOWXWMYFBJ IBORRZ OHMIBA XNA FBOV-DL LOEOYO XOV (C) W74 King F.aturw Syndicate, Inc.) Today's Cryptoqulp clue: F equals B S5£ SISSSi ^ * •£-«•

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