Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 24, 1976 · Page 4
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 4

Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, July 24, 1976
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Editorial] The Special Question The special question on the Aug. 3 ballot in Finney County is controversial. A liquor issue always is. Finney County wants authority to allow consumption of alcoholic beverages in the Exhibition Building at the Fairgrounds. Enough citizens opposed the board's original resolution to force an election. The people will have their say about how their building will be used, which is as it should be. It is obvious from some letters we have received that the proposal is not thoroughly understood. For one thing, it does not involve the sale of' liquor in the building. Approval of the proposal will only permit consumption of liquor and only by individuals or groups who rent the building for private functions. Also, contrary to some reports, the proposal only affects the Exhibition Building and not the rest of the Fairgrounds. In other words, even if the question is approved, you still can't hoist one in some other building. It is strictly an economic issue with the county, an effort to attract more conventions to the huge building. Supporters feel the building should be used as often as possible to justify the cost. That makes sense. A convention cocktail hour at the Exhibition Building is not going to corrupt the community. Most large organizations expect to be allowed that social activity when they consider a site for their convention, otherwise they are going to take their business elsewhere. The danger is, however, that a large gathering where drinking is continuous could cause policing problems costing more than the revenue received. That can be controlled by discreet selection of events for the Exhibition Building. The county doesn't have to rent to groups that pose the potential for problems. The proposition asking a limited exception is a reasonable one, if it is possible to be reasonable about liquor. FredBrooki John Fruler !.>• Roy Allman iljl) -harp V ikinp I.photographs show mutual rock formations, hut gi\ «• no indication of life on Marx" Crossword By Eugene Sbeffer ACROSS 1 The lima bean 5 Place to get stout 8 Headdress cord 12 Ancient Greek coin 13 Constellation 14 Muffling device 15 Kipling's water carrier 17 Singles 18 Inflexible 19 Foiled villain's 38 Name for a French boy 39 Roman goddess 41 This, in Spain 43 Rossini's barber 46 Material for an hacienda 50 Burden 51 Upper edges of a ship's sides 54 Teenage problem 55 "— of the Last Minstrel" 57 Sweetheart 58 Prefix for mite or bus "Dammit, slop fidgeting. Xzyaqbil! The weirdo tourist with the camera should leave soon.' exclamation 56 Group of 21 Australian relatives salt lake 24 "... the — of the ocean" 25 Lennon or Lindsay 28 Prefix with angel or duke 30 Kind of ball or Fellow 33 The middle of Rabat 34 Covered walks 35 Francis Scott- 36 Opposed 59 — down (dismantle) DOWN 1 Self- indulgent ones 2 Border on 3-dry 4 Novelist: Nelson — 5 Block of paper 6 Swiss canton 7 Judge's bench 8 "... —perfect union" 9 TV series lOTo- (perfectly) 11 Suffix with tooth or sleep 16 Some Avg. solution time: 22 min. IBIAISH H0HEH BHH EUa H@E mEM BBHHE to yang 37 "— la guerre!' HHHH BBS Answer to yesterday's puzzle. 20 Exclamations of horror 22 To have status 23 Uneven 25 First Chief Justice ofU.S. 26 Oriental sash '; 27 "Saturday- night specials" 29 — cradle (child's game) 31 Cub Scout unit 32 Easter-egg additive 34 Blemish 38 Revise manuscripts 40 Mitigates 42 Game of marbles 43 Equine offspring 44 Conquered Peruvian 45 Stare at 47 Spanish stew 48 Schnozzle 49 Slave of yore 52 Egypt (abbr.) 53 American humorist We Blew It By d. h. WE ASKED our least one what she wanted for her birthday. "A garage sale," she replied without,a moment's pause. * * * EVER SINCE the neighbors had a two- day garage sale in the spring, she has been asking to have one. * * * SO, TODAY, our fifth daughter is three years old. We are not having a garage sale. She has outgrown a lot of stuff in her three years, but we are not about to put it up for sale. * * * WHAT SHE likes, besides garage sales, is just about everything — cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, flowers, trees, bugs, butterflies, and worms. She likes crowds. The more people the better. When we are alone at home, she looks around and complains, "We don't have whole bunch people in our house." She likes food. Between meals. She dotes on enchiladas, fish, pizza, spicy meat balls, peanuts, popcorn, cracker jacks and a lot of other stuff our other children were sheltered from for years. She likes Cotter, Big Bird, -Captain Kangaroo, the Fonz, Bert and Ernie, the Cookie Monster and all of those. But most of all she loves Mister Rogers. Of all the 26 letters, her choice is "W". She is crazy about "W." She won't eat a cereal of read a book unless there's a "W" on the box or cover. "Net Wt." saves jus on the cereal boxes, and on books we count on "Walt Disney" or "written by" or talk her into settling for an upside-down "M". We flew to St. Louis, Mo., and thought she wouldn't board a Braniff plane. No "W." But she was estatic about tWa. It's no problem how to decorate her cake. Three candles and three "Ws." 0, Wow! 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 275-7105 310 North 7th Street Garden City, Kansas 67H4B WASHINGTON — No matter what the Viking pictures show us concerning the planet Mars, there are still a number of people who believe that there are life-size Martians living there. One of them is my friend Kampelman who reads every science fiction book he can get his hands on. We were watching television together as Viking was transmitting the photos on the screen. "They landed in the wrong place!" Kampelman shouted. "What do you mean the wrong place?" "They landed on the Chryse Plantia. No one goes there in the summertime." "Why not?" 1 asked. "It's too hot. It's worse than Palm Springs at this time of year." "Why didn't someone tell them?" "Who knows what those crazy scientists are thinking. All they were interested in was finding a smooth place to set down the camera. They didn't care what kind of pictures they would get out of it." "Where should they have landed if they wanted to see Martians?" "Coney Chryse. That's where' everyone goes on vacation. They not only have a nice beach but a fantastic amusement park." "But there is no large body of water on Mars. Why would they go to the beach?" "There used to be water there, billions of years ago, and when it dried up they decided to keep the beach up. They had a roller coaster there, and they didn't want to x move it." "I think you're putting me on." "I am not," Kampelman said indignantly. "Look, suppose the Martians sent a camera to earth. They would look down and find the smoothest area to land it on. That would be the Sahara Desert. Do you think they'd Jack Anderson learn anything about us by taking pictures of the Sahara?" "But we surveyed the planet and we didn't" see any buildings." "They live in rocks," Kampelman said. "Everyone knows that." "I didn't know it." "Sure, they have the equivalent of a Housing and Urban Development Department there, just like we have in the states. But like HUD, they're so snarled up in red tape they've never gotten anything built." "If they don't have any rain, maybe they don't need houses," I suggested. "Actually, their rocks are very.jnice. .They're warm at night-andrcool in the daytime. They also make great tax shelters." "Kampelman, you seem to know more about Mars than anybody." "It's common sense. If you lived on Mars you certainly wouldn't pitch a tent on some barren spot where nothing was happening. Viking isn't going to tell us anything about the planet that we don't know already." "But suppose they find micro-organisms or germs where Viking landed?" I said. "It will prove my point. Martians aren't going to live where all the germs are. They're not dummies." "So you feel if the Viking scientists had gambled and landed the TV cameras amongst the large rocks instead of on the desert, they would have gotten pictures of life-size Martians?" "I know it. Some of them have been waiting to get on TV for a million years. They're reallyhams at heart. If Viking had landed next to one of their canals, the Martians would have sailed their tall ships up it and given us the greatest show ever seen on television." "I guess we blew it," I said. "We sure did. Turn to ABC. We might as well watch a ball game." 25 33 43 50 54 TT 27 J9 28 25 55 29 53 38 56 59 30 35" ^ 31 48 32 49 Y T Y F T N I F CRYPTOQUIP LGTDOFLD I Z L IGUDOUFTN FLOOLZD Yesterday's Cryptoquip — SOUR OLD LADIES ARE IN NO MOOD FOR FAMILIAR FUN. .. (© 1976 King Features Syndicate. Inc.) Today's Cryptoquip clue: D equals S Jimmy Carter Justice Editor Managing Editor A.I nnd Builnen Manager TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION By carrier a month in Garden City $2.43 plus applicable salea tax. Payable to .he carrier in advance. Hy carrier in other cities where service is available H.94 a month plus . applicable sales tax. WASHINGTON - Jimmy Carter will advocate a new form of law and order, with more emphasis on prosecuting crooked business executives and corrupt government of- 'ficials. The Democratic presidential candidate has asked a task force to prepare a position paper incorporating his views on criminal justice. It is now in draft form, labeled "Not for Dissemination," with a final version weeks away. Eight years ago, Richard Nixon made law and order the main theme of his campaign. He subsequently put John Mitchell and Richard Kleindienst in charge of law and order at the Justice Dept. Both have now been convicted of violating the laws they had sworn to uphold. From the first, they were more enthusiastic about enforcing the laws against malefaction than malfeasance. They were quick, for' example, to prosecute overzealous protesters who, in the name of peace, violated the peace. But the Nixon prosecutors were slower to enforce the laws against white collar crimes. They ignored the laws against perjury, for example, when their own people found it expedient to fib. This left the impression that there was a different justice for the rich and the poor, for the powerful and the weak. Carter wil) offer to put criminal justice back in balance by prosecuting businessmen and bureaucrats, congressmen and judges who violate the laws. He would divert millions of dollars to cracking down on crimes "which cause great harm and property loss but which are pursued inadequately." The con- fidential draft adds pointedly: "These crimes would include business crimes and government corruption." The draft, prepared by Washington attorney Arnold Sagalyn, accuses both the Johnson and Nixon administrations of Wasting much of the money the federal government spent to right crime. "Anyone who promises to banish crime with a few federal dollars dooms such a program to failure," the paper declares. ."The goal is misleading', naive and unrealistic." ' A staggering $4.4 billion has been spent by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) to help local police forces. We have shown in a series of columns how most of this money has gone for such wasteful items as Dick Tracy weapons that don't work and luxury limousines for deputy sheriffs. Carter would divert at least half of the LEAA funds to coping with crime in "our most dense living areas and . . . other areas where violent crimes and burglary present the most danger to citizens." Some anticrime funds should go into welfare, jobs, schooling, mental health and other programs that can prevent crime, the study urges. It adds: "Both the revenue-sharing funds and the federally controlled 'funds should be devoted primarily to underfunded portions of criminal justice, for example, prosecution defense and court systems. 1 ' The study cautions, "The finest research products of recent years tell us much more about what does not work than what does work." To study the crime problem, the Carter task force recommends establishing novel semi-public, semiprivate "corporations for crime and criminal research." Footnote: Similar task for : ces are studying everything from agriculture to zoology for the Democratic candidate. Aides say they will be used in his campaign and, as they become more refined, as guidelines in his Administration if he should be elected President. WASHINGTON WHIRL: President Ford must take Ronald Reagan more seriously and treat him with more dignity if the White House wants Reagan's support in the future. Sources close to Reagan say he is bitter because the President "has treated him like a second-class citizen, like a second cousin." Reagan feels Ford has talked down to him in the campaign, regarding him with scorn and contempt. Nevertheless, Reagan could actively support Ford if the President wins the GOP nomination, provided Ford changes his tone and his tune. — Ronald Reagan, the hero of the Republican right, is regarded as a left-winger in some quarters. A radical outfit known as the "Washington Observer," located oddly enough in Torrence, Calif., thinks Reagan is a Communist dupe. It is peddling a book called "The Counterfeit Candidate," which portrays the conservative Reagan as a dangerous leftist. — Jimmy Carter isn't the only candidate to inject that old-time religion into the presidential campaign. At President Ford's campaign headquarters in Washington hangs a photo of the President, with the caption: "There is a higher power, by whatever means we honor him, who ordains not only righeousness but love, not only justice but mercy." — Rep. Shirley Chisolm, D.- N.Y., was extolling the Democratic convention the other day on an elevator crowded with her colleagues. "There was such an at ; mosphere of love there," she enthused. "Everybody loved one another. It was wonderful." Came a voice from the rear: "Yeah, Shirley. All that love may have been wonderful in New York, but a lot of people have been getting in trouble for it here." — Rep. Bella Abzug, D.- N.Y., has given up hope of winning the Democratic nomination to run for the Senate in New York. She has told friends privately that "the game is up," that ex- United Nations Ambassador Pat Moynihan appears to have the nomination sewn up. DANGEROUS COLUMN: The Food and Drug Administration has accused columnist James Kilpatrick of writing a dangerous column about the apricot-pit-derived drug Laetrile, which has been offered as a cancer cure. Kilpatrick conceded that the drug is probably "worthless" but defended the cancer victims' right to use it, contending it is "harmless." The FDA, in a private letter to Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D.-Wis., warned that Laetrile is far from "harmless" but, on the contrary, could cause death. "Mr. Kilpatrick's false claim that Laetrile is harmless cannot be dismissed or interfere with early diagnosis and swift treatment." Footnote: Kilpatrick told us the FDA is "wrought up. This is purely a matter of scientific disagreements on the harmlessness." 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