Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 20, 1976 · Page 4
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Editorial Page 4 Garden City Telegram Tuesday, July 20,1976 Britain's New Wealth Drilling in the North Sea is emphasizing anew, the economic power of oil. Since World War II, Great Britain has been an economic bankrupt. Now, North Sea oil is reshaping her into the "have" nations of the world. A firm of international consultants, Independent Economic Models, predicts that Britain's perennial balance of payments deficit (value of imports versus exports) will be eliminated by 1979. It also expects Britain to be self-sufficient in energy by the early 1980s. More than that, Independent sees a reversal in balance of payments which will bring into Britain more than $13 billion a year. Accompanying this will be industrial and related economic growth. Backing up Independent's predictions is a report by Phillips Petroleum of its latest find in the British sector of the,North Sea. Phillips has completed a discovery well which in early tests flowed more than '6,000 barrels of oil a day, along with 12 million cubic feet of natural gas. But while accentuating the positive, Independent also sounded a warning. The new riches will be accompanied by inflation, and the ultimate benefits will be determined by how the energy is used — and on long-range planning for the years ahead, when oil is exhausted. Nice Goal, But. . . The candidates for president have been ganging up on the federal government, saying it is too big, too expensive, which it is. Whittling down of the federal bureaucracy has popular support. The government is a broad and convenient target. The candidates, being opportunists, seize upon the issue. The rallying cry is get the government off our backs and out of our pockets. This has a nice ring in an election year. The next question, however, goes unanswered. -When you layoff those thousands and thousands of federal em- ployes, who have been buying cars, ap- .?pliances and ( 'paying taxes etc., what will that do to the unemployment picture and the economy as a whole and tax revenues? Does the private sector hire them or do they go on the unemployment rolls, or worse, welfare?We'll awaitthe answers from the more erudite candidates. AJtaff^ide Hv (1. h. THAT WAS a brief ban we had on mother-daughter and father-son events. The way families are fragmented, it really might be a good idea to let daughter or son bring either father or mother, depending on who was around, to the socials. * * * BUMPER STICKER: "Honk! Honk! if you love Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." * * * THE POWDER Puff Derby may be in its last years. The problem is money, although, we wonder, even with adequate financing, how long the gals will keep flying under the out-dated aphorism, "powder puff." * * * THIS WORD from an Idaho woman who is a professional baseball umpire: "Whether you're wrong or right, you're right. You don't change your decision. You just have to go on from there." * * * "ENGLISH WOMEN do not look on clothes as a status symbol," says an Englishman who designs clothes for women, and among them Queen Elizabeth. "They don't like their clothes to look as though they cost a lot. But they do like to look as though they've made a gtfod. choice. "It's that attitude of English understatement that says here is my best dress, and it will do for the season. Then they forget all about it." * * * ON JULY 6 the date, in abbreviated form, was 7-6-76 and that's about, as Bicentennial as you can get. Anita DeWitt of Leoti wrote us to report the arrival, on that day, of a niece in Wisconsin. The Bicentennial Babe is Erin Amanda Kennedy. Her parents are Ed and Eileen Kennedy of Nashotah, Wis. She is the seventh granddaughter (14th grandchild) of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Heine, 608 N. 6th. Crossword By Eugene Sheffer Phornix ari-inj; frum ihr a-hr- uf 7*2 ACROSS 1 A half pint 4Gil- 8 Shore bird 12 Middle of banal 13 Rave 14 Town in . Sicily 15 Summer cookout 17 Catalogue 18 Safety (Fr.) 19 Luau feature 21 Old weight for wool 22 Summer outing 26 Hayes or Reddy 29 Bengal quince 30 A measure: Dominican Republic 31 Hebrew month 32 Short- napped 33 Location 34 Narrow inlet 35 Prefix for vice 36 Drawing room 37 Smeared 39 Old English letter (var.) 40 Two — row 41 Singer Frankie, and family 45 Scrutinize 48 Seashore outing 50 To ponder 51 Carry 52 Suffix for car or mop 53 Entrance 54 British gun 55 Letter DOWN 1 Vehicles 2 Sloth 3 Young salmon 4 Native of Brittany 5 Intertwined 6 Babylonian sky god 7 Vast level areas 8 Souvenir 9 Middle of panic 10 Those in office 11 Latvian coin Average solution time: 24 mln. RAHBEMIILBAGRA A T TBSAN KML HER Answer to yesterday's puzzle. 16 Nut or palm 20 Source of energy 23 Fiber in wool ; . 24 Preposition 25 French city 26 Flock 27 Charles Lamb 28 Hawaiian feast 29 Prefix for berry or gain 32 Wields a blue pencil 33 Master; in India 35 Oriental coin 36 Flower part 38 French psychologist ; 39 Puff up 42 Back of the neck 43 Pieces out 44 Hardens 45 Resort 46 Food fish 47 Greek nickname 49 Fate Art Buchwald Writes: * WASHINGTON — What we're talking about when we elect, a President is power. The power starts at the top and seeps down into every part of the country. For people who deal in power and make their living off of it, it's very important to know — or at least to pretend to know — the President of the United States, or the Vice President, or anyone faintly connected with them. There is no certainty at all that Jimmy Carter will be elected President of the United Spates. But if he is, these are a few things you could say to impress your friends and business acquaintances. "Y'all know Rosalynn Carter, Jimmy's wife? Well, ma brother dated her sister." The Atlanta Connection "Li'l Amy Carter and my daughter used to sell lemonade together." "We just bought a summer home in Plains, Ga." "Come over the house for dinner. Billy Carter, Jimmy's brother, left some catfish in the deep freeze for us this morning." "We just joined the First Baptist Church in Washington. The Episcopal Church wasn't doing anything for us." "My mother and Jimmy Carter's Aunt Cissy have the same hairdresser." "Fritz Mondale's son William gave my son a black eye yesterday." "We decided to move our company headquarters to Atlanta. The South is where it's happening." "Can 1 call you back? I've Jack Anderson got Jimmy's mother, Miss Lillian, on hold." "My law partner used to do Fritz Mondale's brother's tax work." "So I had this bad back and 1 went to 20 doctors and none of them could do a thing for me. Then I heard about Jimmy's sister, Ruth. So I said, 'What the heck, I have nothing to lose.' Now I know you're not going to believe this but I had three sessions and my back was cured. It's amazing what faith can do for a bad back." "Jimmy Carter has 'never lied to me." "Have some peanuts, but I can't tell you who gave them to me." "Joan Mondale went to school with my wife." • "I can never get the Carter, kids' names, straight.'. When they come in the house for milk they all look alike." "I'll never forgive Gen. Sherman for what he did to Atlanta, even if Jimmy does." "Eleanor Mondale used to be in my daughter's car pool." "The reason I didn't take a job with his administration is I told the President I could be of much more value to him by advising him as a private citizen." "Three guesses who came to my Bible class last Sunday?" "When Jimmy was governor of Georgia, he pardoned my brother." "Carter has never forgiven me for turning down a job in his administration." "I'll say this for Jimmy. When we played football together in the Navy, he always wore a helmet." Reagan's Taxes an Issue? WASHINGTON — President Ford's campaign aides are trying to make a case of tax avoidance against Ronald Reagan. The President's men, searching for material to embarrass Reagan, have asked a law firm to analyze the information he has released about his finances. The tax layers concluded, according to a confidential campaign memorandum, that he must be using his children to escape paying full taxes. The confidential analysis indicates that Reagan's taxable income is "extraordinarily low for a man with his financial background and assets." The' lawyers, therefore, believe that Reagan "most likely has a number of irrevocable trusts for his children. In that way, income derived from such trusts would not be reported by Mr. Reagan but would be reported by his children on their tax returns." A spokesman for Reagan categorically denied that the former California governor has established irrevocable trusts for his children. We called this to the attention of the Ford aides, who were upset that we had obtained their confidential memo. They acknowledged that they had no "hard evidence" to prove their case against Reagan. But if Reagan isn't hiding income in irrevocable trusts, they said, he must be hiding it somewhere else. Reagan has only himself to blame for the questions that have been raised about his tax returns. Several months ago, we asked all the major presidential candidates for their income tax returns for the past five years. To avoid future Washington scandals, we contended, the public has the right to know whether presidential aspirants have a clean financial record. Reagan was the only candidate who refused to open up his tax returns. It would violate his privacy, he said. A month after our stories appeared, Reagan yielded under the pressure and released some general information about the taxes he had paid from 1970 through 1975. But he combined all his federal, state, property and sales taxes and revealed only the lump sum. It was impossible to ferret out how much federal income tax Reagan had paid each year. Earlier, a story had leaked out that Reagan paid no state income taxes in 1970, even though his income for the year was $73,000. "The tax lawyers have noted," states the confidential memo, "that if their understanding of Mr. Reagan's 1970 tax returns is correct, that is, no state taxes paid that year, they believe that. . . he most likely paid no federal taxes because the same tax base is used" to calculate both state and federal taxes. A spokesman insisted that Reagan had paid "several hundred dollars" in federal taxes in 1970 but refused to specify the exact amount. 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 ^76*32:12 310 North 7th Street Harden City, Kansas 67H4H Fred Brooks John Frazler Le Roy Allman Editor Managing Editor Ad and BuslneaB Manager TKHMSOFSURSC'KIPTION By carrier a month in Garden City $2.43 plus applicable sales lax. Payable to the carrier in advance. By carrier in other cities where service ia available SI.94 a month plus applicable sales tax. By mail $24.72 a year including postage and applicable sales tax. Local and area college .students $13.91, including postage and applicable sales tax for 9-month school year. By motor car delivery per month $2.75 including applicable sates tax. M ember of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to .the use for reproduction of all local news printed in this newspaper as well as all Al' news and dispatches. All rights of publication of special dispatches are also reserved. Public Pulse Stout Defender of Our Old Pool There are some who do not agree that the world's largest free concrete swimming pool has "outlived its usefulness and is an anachronism in a progressive city." It is a great -tpurist attraction and I have always been proud of and enjoyed swimming in the pool. I swim at'^the pool almost every day'and I find the water is nice and clear and I find it is clean, even the day before draining and cleaning. The life guards are to be commended for the marvelous job they do at the pool. Everyone I have talked with, feels that we should continue to maintain the pool. We feel that the pool could be kept up and used for quite a while, for the money it would take to build a new one. New pools are fine, but will they be free to anyone at anytime? .1 doubt it. There are many, many children who spend the afternoon at the pool that wouldn't be able to, if they had to pay. They are doing something worthwhile, instead of getting into trouble. The pool is worth any amount of supervised playgrounds. When a child has had swimming lessons at this pool, you can bet he knows how to swim. The challenge of being able to swim the pool in order to go to the deep end is great, and they keep trying until they are able to do it. One of the nicest things about the pool is the size, where one is able to really swim and I have been told that children learning to swim there, are much better swimmers than ones from smaller pools. If the most serious problem is the amount of water the pool uses, there really isn't any, since the trees need to be watered anyway. Also, it can't possibly take any more water than the amount that has to be used on the Buffalo Dunes Golf Course, and it is not used by the amount of people that are able to take advantage of the swimming pool. Since a new pool hasn't been started, how can one be ready for next summer? Let us not do as our neighbor to the east and be without a pool at all, because they tore the old one out and the bond issue was voted down for a new one. Also, another town farther east is finding it hard to keep a new pool self-supporting, because not enough people can afford to pay. If we really want to continue to provide entertainment, as well as good, healthful exercise, for the children of Garden City, nothing should be done about closing the pool before giving careful consideration to the use that can still be had from it, even though a new one is built. — MRS. WAYNE S. BERTHOLF, 403 Hudson. IB 34 T 46 21 2ft 38 32 51 22 29 49 20 39 41 36 23 30 42 52 55 "I 25 Q N R H CRYPTOQUIP 7 ~ 2 ° VNWGBI VOLB LOIOHB LOWGBH LMRNVNWOR QORRML Yesterday's Cryptoquip - CRICKETS CROAK IN CRACKS ON HEARTH. (©1976 King Feature] Syndicate, Inc.) Today's-Cryptoqulpclue:-V equals T • - > The Cryptoquip is a simple substitution'cipher in which each letter used stands for another. If you think that X equals 0,' it will equal 0 throughout the puzzle. Single letters, short words, and words using an apostrophe can give you clues to locating vowels. Solution is accomplished by trial and error. 1'ublishi'cl in the Garden City Telegram. Tuesday, July 20, 1976. Quarterly Report—Drainage Dist No. 2 For Quarter Ending June 30,1976 >. Balance on Hand January 1,1976 8599.61 Receipts 3400.48 Disbursements '(JO Balance on Hand June 30,1976 , 12000,09 The New Garden City Monument > Company 301 East Fulton 276-2681 Garden City, Kansas Cemetery Lettering And Cleaning On Existing Memorials. SEE BILL GRUBE FOR YOUR MEMORIAL NEEDS. APPOINTMENTS ANYTIME. . . . Ends Tonight. . "MOTHER, JUGS & SPEED" TTATp SttttTS VMEOtttSMN The mule with the educated foot outsmarts the entire N.F.L! DISNEY PRODUCTIONS presents MITCLM . . . Ends Tonight. . . "DRIVE-IN" "TAKE THE MONEY & RUN" Going Swimming? See JAWS v First? ..M*y K TOO !QBe{ KM VOUWn (MUHN Plus. . . "FEAR IS THE KEY" )

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