OTTAWA HERALD Page Four Editorials Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1963 Untapped Tax Source From the State Geological Survey at KU comes the cheerful news that mineral production in Kansas the past year increased. In fact, the survey shows that products worth more than $521 million were taken from the soil. This is heartening news for this agricultural state. It shows that Kansas has wealth below as well as on and above the ground. The total the past year was the third highest annual value in the state's history. Most of this mineral wealth was in crude oil. Making up the rest were such items as carbon black, helium, stone, sand and gravel, natural gas, salt and clay. It is heartening that this digging and drilling in Kansas is productive. What, To Your Good Health though, is disheartening is that so much of this wealth slips through without paying its fair share of taxes. Several years back after considerable scrapping the Kansas Legislature managed to pass a severance tax, a tax on products taken from the ground such as those mentioned in the survey. This law, however, was found to have a defective title and because of a legal technicality was declared unconstitutional. Since that time no serious efforts have been made to revive the severance tax. Now appears to be a good time. With the blush of the third best year in history still shining on this segment of Kansas industry, why not assess it a fair load of the costs of Kansas government? X-Ray Won't Hurt You Dr. Molner By DR. JOSEPH G. MOLNER Dear Dr. Molner: What is your idea about a chest X-ray required annually by an employer? There has been much discussion concerning aftereffects, possibly leading to cancer.—Mrs. H.A.M. To clear the air, let's d i s- pose of the "cancer" idea. No, this won't cause cancer. A chest X-ray requires about one - tenth of a second exposure, and comparable amounts for other diagnostic X-rays. It's true that in the early days some doctors and scientists were burned by the rays, but that was the result of hours of excessive exposure. At the rate of one ordinary X-ray a year, at a tenth of a second, 36,000 years would be required to accumulate only one hour of exposure — or 600 years for a mere minute. These figures ought to set your mind at rest. The more urgent concern these days is over fallout from nuclear explosions, and what effect this may have on genetics. Will the increased radiation result in more' babies being born with defects? Whether it is fall-out, or natural radiation, or from an X-ray machine, it is still all radiation. Therefore we want to avoid any radiation, even small amounts, unless there is good reasn for it. I would never hesitate for an instant over the split second of radiation needed for an X-ray. But neither would I permit any X-ray without good reason. It's a very small amount but it all adds up. Because of the significance as applied to birth defects, the important time for protection is in early life — say until 35 years or so. That covers the child-bearing years for the most part. After then, the added radiation is of less significance. There has been some change in routine testing. Instead of chest X-rays for everyone, there is now a growing practice of giving a tuberculin, or skin, test to people under 35. If the test is negative, no X-ray is required. If it is positive (showing that the person has been exposed to TB) then an Xray is taken. If this shows no disease, then an additional X-ray every other year (rather than every year, as in the past) is taken. But — and mark this well — further X-rays are taken at once if there is any symptom, at any time, raising suspicion of TB. By jph This And That A brother paragrapher observes that the modern road to hell not only is paved with good intentions, but it has been made into four lanes. But why? It's traffic is all one way. Justice has lost some of its usual dignity in the Memphis police court since somebody stole His Honor's judicial robe. It should make a n i c e graduation gift, though. The only thing to be said of those who listen to transistor radios as they walk down the street is that it is better than hearing them talk to themselves. Any day now the Florida citrus JPH growers, who lost much of their crop as the result of a freeze, may be expected to appeal for federal lemonade. The proposed merger of Pan American and Trans World airlines will- involve many problems. The two, as an example, never have arrived at the same answer to the question of what is the best recipe for French dressing. Local lady thinks it would be simply lovely, in return for France's loan of the Mona Lisa to the United States, to permit a Parisian display of this country's greatest contemporary artistic masterpiece, Jackie Kennedy. Someone remarks that every American hopes finally to become poor enough not to arouse suspicions of the internal revenue collectors. But if that happens, the tax boys become more suspicious than ever. f • A» eccentric friend of ours never has owned a car. He says it saves him from getting arrested in a fascinating number of ways. The chest X-ray, of course, is useful in detecting many other conditions. It is an important, useful tool, and I hope no reader will hesitate for an instant when one is really needed. However, it is also possible to reduce unnecessary X-rays by freely exchanging them. As an example, at least half a dozen X-rays crossed my desk this morning. Insurance companies, for one, are conscientiously asking health departments, medical centers or individual doctors if they may take a look at recent X-rays instead of ordering new ones, thus avoiding duplication of exposure. Dear Dr. Molner: I am 80 and have been wearing a pessary for several years on account of pro- lapse. Would an operation at my age be O.K.? I am comfortable*—Mrs. MR. H. If you are comfortable, and the pessary is effective and causses no irritation, why not continue as you are? Or is there some reason you did not mention to me for considering surgery? Dear Dr. Molner: Will milk cause too much peni- cilin in the body, since cows are given pencilin? —LM. Ordinarily, no. A person who is extremely sensitive to penicillin might have some trouble, but such instances are rare. Are you bothered with ringing in the ears? If so, write to Dr. Molner, Box 158, Dundee, 111., for the booklet, "Ear Noises — Their Causes and Cures," enclosing with your request 10 cents in coin and long, self-addressed, stamped envelope. Auld Lang Syne 25 YEARS AGO Ottawa High School lost a basketball game to Lawrence High, 21 to 12. Battery B, 161st Field Artillery, observed its 16th anniversary as Ottawa's unit of the National Guard. A. P. DeWoody of RFD 1, Ottawa, received a letter from his son, Dorsey, sent from England, in which he stated he would be home soon. He had been in Arabia as an oil company employe for 18 months. 50 YEARS AGO Salina reported a temperature of 28 degrees below zero. A number of veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg living in Franklin County signed up for the reunion to be held on the famous battlefield. Those who said they planned to attend were: Union Army — Samuel A. Whitebread, Mark White bread, John W. Wible, John R. Longsdorf, Noah H. Lindsay, James H. Armstrong and Albert C. Shin. Confederate Army — William M. Akers and Andy J. Kibler. Dr. II. E. Markham went to Kansas City to purchase new furniture for a hospital he was establishing in Ottawa. Prayer For Today In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me. (Psalm 120:1.) PRAYER: Dear God, teach us to pray. Grant that we may dedicate our lives to only those things wliich pleases Thee and reflect the spirit of Thy Son, the Christ in whose name we pray. Amen. Ottawa Herald AS RUSSIANS SEE THEMSELVES - Jo Van Fleet is shown in scene from Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" which will be part of "Russians: SelMmpressions," special broadcast to be presented on Channels 5 and 13 Wednesday, Jan. 16. Program will offer insight into character of Russian people as seen through eyes of some of Russia's greatest writers. Television Log Ohaniiel 4, NBC Wednesday 5:00 4—Sea Hunt fl—Torey and Friends 13—Quick Draw McQraw 5:15 5—Whirly Birds 6:30 4—Dragnet 9—Rebel 13—Scope-Kansas University 5:45 5—News 13—Sports Witt) DCT Nelioa 6:55 13—Weather 6:00 4—News &— New* 8—News 13—News 6:10 4—Sports 5-9 —Weather 6:15 *i-News with Huntley-Brtnkley 5—Sports 9—News 13—News 6:25 5—Speak-Up 6:30 4—Virginian 5-13—CBS Report 9—Wagon Train 7:30 5-13—Doble Uillls 9—Going My Way 8:1)0 4—Perry Como 5-13—Beverly Hillbillies 8:3"; 5—Dick Van Dyke 9—Our Man Higgln» 13—Donna Reed 9:110 4—Eleventh Hour 5-13—U.S. Steel Hour 9—Naked city 10:110 4-5-9-13—New* 10:10 5-9—Weather 10:15 4—Weather 5—Movie "Four Daughters'* 9—Steve Allen 13—Weather 10:30 4—Sports 13—Sports 10.25 4—Curious Camera 10:30 4—Johnny Carson 13—Lifeline 10:35 13—Movie, To Be Announced 11 * 05 13—Peter Ounn 11:45 9—Man From Cochlse 12:00 4—News 13:05 4—Movie, "Outcasts" 12:10 5—Speak Up 12:15 5—Movie, "Secret OI The Lon« Wolf" 9—News 1:0(1 9—Almanac Newsreel 1:115 8—Faith for Our Tlmei 1:30 4—Unity Dally Word Thursday 5:55 4—Daily Word 6:00 4—Continental Classroom (Physics) 13—Continental Classroom (Government) 6:25 5—Postmark Mid-America 6:30 4—Operation Alphabet 13—College of the Air 6:40 5— One Way to Safety 6:55 6—Farm Fact* Channel 5-13, CBS 7:00 4—Toaaj 5—College of the Air 13—Rush Hour 7:30 5—Moment ot Meditation 7:35 5—Cartoonland 1:55 &—News 8:00 5-13—Cantata Kangaroo 9—Columbia Lectures 8:30 8—Deputy and Fell* 0:00 4—Say When 5—Jack LaLanne 9—Romper Room 13—Calendar 9:25 4—News 9:30 5-13—I Love Lucy 4—Play Your Hunch 9—Divorce Court 10:00 5-13—McCoys 4—Price Is Right 10.-SO 5-13—Pete and Gladys 4—Concentration 10:50 9—News 10:55 9—News 11:00 4—First Impression 5-13—Love of Life 9—Jane Wyman 11:25 5-13—News 11:30 4—Truth or Consequences 5-13—Search For Tomorrow 9—Yours For A Song 11:45 5-13—Guiding Light 11:55 4—News 12:00 Noon 4—Hi Noon Cartoons 9—Ernie Ford 5-13—News 12.-JO 5~Speak Up 13:15 5—Sports 13—Farm Report 12:20 4—News, market* 5—Local Interview 12:30 4—Accent 9—Father Knows Best 5-13—As World Turns 1:00 4—Merv Griffin 5-13—Password 9—Movie, "Ex-Mrs. Bradford'* 1:30 5-13—House Party 1:55 4—News 1:00 4—Loretta Young 5-13—To Tell The Truth 2:25 5-13—News 9—News 2:!<0 4—Best of Groucho 9—Seven Keys 5-13—Millionaire 3:00 4—Match Game -513—Secret Storm 9—Queen for a Day 3::J5 4—News 3:30 4—Make Room For Daddy 9—Who Do You Trust? 5-13—Edge of Night 4:00 4—Fun Time 5—Cousin Ken's Carnival 9—Torey and Friends 13—News 4:15 13—Turban's Land of Magic 4:30 5—Mickey Mouse Club 6:00 4—See Hunt 9—Quick Draw McGraw 13—Magic Ranch 5:15 5—Whirly Birds Channel 9, ABC IAFF-A-DAY 1962 FIKST IN KANSAS dtriii»« 5 Published daily except Sunday and Holidays Second class postage at Ottawa, Kansas Robert B. Wellington Editor and Publisher Subscription rates to trade area - By mail, one month, 85; three months, $2; six months, $3.75; one year, $7. Subscription rates outside trade area—By mail, $8.00; one year, ?15.00. one month, $1.50; three months, $4.25; six months, MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in the newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches. ® KJnr Futurei Syndlutt, Inc, 1963. World rightl numd. "tie's having trouble with that jump shot." 6:30 4^-Dragnet 9—Rebel 13—Dick Harp 6:45 5—News, Walter CronUU 13—Sports 6:55 13—Weather 8:00 4—New* 5—New* B—New* 13—News 4—Sports 5-8—Weather e:18 4—Huniley-Brlnklej Report 5—Sports 9—News 13—News. Walter Cronkltt 6:25 5—Speak-Up 6:30 4—Wide Country 5-13—Mister Ed 9—Ozzle and Harriet 7:00 5-13—Perry Mason 9—Donna Reed 7:30 4—Dr. Klldare 9—Leave It To Beaver 8:00 5-13—Twilight Zone 9—My Three Sons 8:30 4—Hazel 9—MoHales Navy 9:00 4—Andy Wlllamsl 5-13—Nurses 9—Alcoa Premiere 10:00 4-5-9-13—Newt 10:10 5-9—Weather 18:15 4—Weather 5—Movie, "City of Conquest" 9—Steve Allen 13—Wecther 10:30 4-13—Sports 10.3S 4—Curious earner* 10:30 4—Johnny Carson 13—Lifeline 10:35 13—77 Sunset Strip 11:35 13—Peter Gunn 11:45 9—Man From Cochlse 13:00 4—Naws IS: 05 4—Movie, "Journey to Freedom" 13:10 5—Speak Up 13:15 5—Movie, "Daltons Ride Again" * 9—News 1:00 9—Almanac Newsreel 1:05 9—Faith For Our Tlnieg 1:30 4—Unity Daily Word KEEN TV SERVICE |114 S. Main GH 2-3490 Ben's Last Show Is Funny And Sad By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP)-Ben Blue put on one of his funniest shows at his Santa Monica night club. Then he stepped in front of th curtain and announced the plac was closing. Thus marked the end of th five-year career of Ben Blue' nightery. "You might call i 'death of a fun salesman,'" sak. the poker-faced comic' with grim humor. Romanoff's ends its 23-year his tory this month, and Blue pre diets that many more class res taurants and night spots will fol low. He cites this cause: The gov ernment's crackdown on expense account spending. "Much of our business came from big industry—aircraft, mis siles, etc.—who would bring their friends and clients in for enter tainment," he said. "We also go a lot of tourists who were in town on expense accounts. We can't de pend on the local people for patronage." "I closed down the place las spring because it was in need ol redecoration," he said. "I spent $40,000 to make it over and then went on the road and playec Las Vegas, Reno and other spot while the work was being done.' "We opened up in September and business was not as good as it had been. I couldn't figure ou why we couldn't build up the business. Then I realized that the credit-card clientele had fallen off. I tried to keep the place going, but I couldn't make it." "So we're closing up," he said "and that means throwing 82 people out of work, including 16 en- Tonight's TV Highlights Perry Como will have Jane Powell and Peter Ustinov as guests this evening on Channel 4 at 8. The Peter Gennaro dancers will appear also, of course, and they are pretty good. Earlier, that long western, "The Virginian," which runs an hour and a half, will tell of a killing, and a claim that it was self-de- r ense, and some other western stuff. Star of "The Virginian," Lee J. Cobb, is one of the great actors. Channel 4, 6:30. Steve Allen will have Billy Daniels, singer as a special guest, Channel 9, at 10:15. Late movies will include "Four Daughters," a 1938 oldie starring John Garfield, Priscilla Lane and ale Page, Channel 5 at 10:15. Lightning In Hawaii HONOLULU (AP) - Bolts of ightning—a rarity in Hawaii— olted downtown Honolulu Tuesday. Snowfall in the mountains marooned two men overnight and the leaviest rain in five years drenched the city for the second straight day. Ottawa Roller Rink Public Sessions Wed. and Fri. 7:30 to 10:00 Sat. nights 8:00 to 11:00 Private Parties CH 2-9704 Mon., Tues. and Thurs. Sun. Matinee: 1:00 to 3:00 Children 12 and under UNBELIEVABLE! It Says . . . For life-time Farm and City Construction, use ."Heated" Ready-Mix Concrete from PENNY'S READY-MIX in Ottawa. — CH 2-1045. tertainers. I don't know what my plans will be now." Fortunately for Blue, he is a name entertainer who can work in any medium, but he predicts a bleak future for many other bistro owners. Bob Cobb, operator of the famed Brown Derby restaurants, agrees that the Treasury Department edicts are going to be tough on the business. "We started feeling it immediately after President Kennedy made the first announcement about the tightening of expense- account deductions," said Cobb. "It is bound to hurt any restaurant that caters to the class clientele." "Our situation at the derbies is not critical now," he added. "But any time you lose a particular volume, it can become critical. Fortunately we can pick up a large amount of tourist trade. But even this is largely expense-account business." HURRY! Ends Tonite Box Office opens 7:00 p.m. Shown 8:00 Only Children 35c Stam TOMORROW Box Office opens 7:00 p.m. Shown 8:45 Only PULSATING HORROR! What is the terrible mystery of this world beyond our world? CO-HIT Shown 7:30 Only ME iivrrn HIS WAV WITH! MIUWOU HMO AND* SU-SHMTES MINE 01*1!
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