Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 26, 1976 · Page 4
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Editorial Page 4 Garden City Telegram Monday, July 26,1976 A Wrong Righted It took time and some pressure from her Senator, but Nancy Donnelly of Oxen Hill, Md., has been reinstated at the Merchant Marine Academy. The woman became a cause celebre when she was booted from the Academy for sleeping with her fiance in the barracks. He is* also a cadet. Nancy said she was offered an "opportunity" to resign before formal charges would be brought for violation of rules. She also said the officers made a deal that her fiance would be permitted to finish his training if she would get out. The man apparently got nothing more than a slap on the wrist. Her story attracted national attention because of the unequal treatment. Sen. J. Glenn Beall, R-Md., got in the act and was instrumental in getting the woman back into the academy. It was not only a blatant case of discrimination but a dumb decision by the brass resulting in unnecessary and unfavorable publicity for the principals and the Academy. The wrong has been righted after much mental anguish for the woman and the book has been closed. But we have a lingering worry about the case. We hope the poor judgment shown by the Academy decision-makers is an isolated goof and not indicative of the quality of leadership at that important institution. Public Pulse Time to Think About the Upcoming County Commissioner Election: Do we all really know Michael Merrill? He lives, works, and is a successful farmer and business man in Finney County. Are we all aware that Mike along with many others, have fears about the safety of the people who might and could be influenced by the possible change in the water quality under our city? -These fears have been brought about, because of the decided landfill location. Are we all aware that the underground water flow travels under the land from the Northwest to the Southeast at the estimated rate of two (2) feet per day and that irrigation wells between the landfill and the city distorts and possibly increases the speed of this flow by the cones of influence as the water is removed from undec the land. Even with all of the expert pronouncements, can we really say without a doubt we ne.ed not worry? Should we take this chance? The present County Commissioners have ruled that the location choice will not change. If the Court rules to deny the permanent injunction now asked by the . people, it is possible that the landfill location 2% miles northwest of the city is inevitable. This assumes of course that the City will have no further annexation to the northwest which is equally inevitable. This assumes that the 55 acres is adequate for the City's needs and there will be no more land condemned for the landfill; which is also inevitable. Now, will the landfill be closer to the City or the City closer to the landfill? If this does come about we should have a commissioner that will insist that all the rules and regulations for health and safety be followed to the letter and not allow people to live with conditions that have existed South of town in the past, under the same rules and regulations. I encourage your attendance at the forum to be held July 27, at 7:30, at the Community Church on Third and Walnut. There will be many other vital issues discussed at this meeting. These issues not only concern land owners and people who live outside of the City limits, but it also involves every person in the Garden City Area. So I urge you to attend and express your own ideas on these issues. YES, it's time to Think! — DON E. WILLIAMS, RFD 1. 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 Z7S-7105 310 North 7th Street Garden City, Kansas 67846 Fred Brooks John Frailer Le Roy Altaian Editor Masiaf l*f Bdltor Ad and Boaastaa Maaager istalrlr ^)i Byd.h. WE HAVE a hunch that there no longer is "someone in the kitchen with Dinah." What's more, Dinah probably isn't in the kitchen either. Along with almost everyone else, she's standing in line at a franchise fast food place. * * * THE OTHER day a housewife blushed as she was caught carrying out the trash — napkins, cartons, buckets and plastic forks from assorted easy-eating emporiums. It was what was left over from the meals she'd been carrying-in. She'd start cooking again, she apologized, but her kitchen rusted. * * * A GROUP of matrons met for lunch in an elegant home last week in this town. You think they had Chicken Timbales and Grapefruit Aspic? No way. They ate Big Macs. * * *WE HEARD about a pre-schooler who thinks chickens are hatched full-grown and super-crusty in cardboard buckets. * * * A RETIRED couple who have gone in Jim Bishop: Reporter Crossword By Eugene Sbeffer for eating out makes the rounds of the name brand diners. They have a set routine. Says the man who once put his feet under his own table at home, "If it's Sirloin of America, it must be Tuesday." * * * IF YOU say "Greasy Spoon" now, you can bet it's a plastic one. * * * A SOPHISTICATED gal claims she loves foreign foods — everything French fried. * * * IN THE really small towns, you can still find the Dew-Drop Inns, the Cozy. Cafes, and the Mid-Ways. They serve chicken fried, steak with potatoes and milk gravy and canned peas, vegetable plates, liver and onions, and meat loaf. Just like home-cooking. Whatever that is. * * * . SO FAR so good. No one has copyrighted our idea. A franchise casserole chain. That'll take you home again, Kathleen. ACROSS I Footless 5 Curves 9 Essay 12 Mature 13 Rail bird 14 Hasten 15 Perennial song favorite 17 Operated 18 French islands II Iron 21 Soap plant 24 German admiral 25 Solitary 2fi White man 90 Pub order SI "— on Sunday" 32 The heart 33 Before the Age of Bronze 35 Vapor: comb, form 31 Floral emblem of Wales 37 Letters 38 Walked in water 40 Repose 42 Business abbr. 43 British coin 48 School org. 49 Popular novelist 50 Campus . disorder 51 Corrode 52 Rural path 53 Flatfish DOWN 1 Skill 2 Menu item 3 WWII org. 4 Mountain pass 5 Israeli port 6 Decays 7 Overawe 8 Cork 9 Usual drama divisions 10 Narrow inlets v 11 Strong desires 16 Corrida cheer Avg. solution time: 27 min. ^, HSfflKl UESE1 SBS H@H @D®E@ HIS was a@@o HUES HUH @@B[! Answer to Saturday's puzzle. 20 limp's relative 21 Woe is met 22 Shed feathers 23 Game of ball 24 Cradle for .-a ship (obs.) 26 Summit 27 Mean value (abbr.) 28 Arrive 29 Love god 31 Vital 34 Born 35 Flowers 37 Moot gift 38 Clean by rubbing 39 Pilaster 40 Destruction 41 Scottish Gaelic 44 Money of account 45 Cyclades island 46 Mountain pass 47 Summer, in France A Boy's Sea/ding Tears They called Donnie "little shrimp." He was too small for everything, including his : bicycle. To work the pedals, he rode standing. At the age of 10 the boy pretended that he : needed no friends because he ' didn't have any. ! There was something about his face, his attitude, which alienated schoolmates and adults. He was the youngest of five, but the others were blonde and fair-faced. Donnie had dark skin and slitted eyes. His mouth looked sullen and grim. I He tried for the 80-pound baseball and football teams, running harder and accepting . deeper bruises than the^ others.'Donnie never made a" team. He walked fences in his sneakers and jumped the seven feet between tenement house roofs, but no one was impressed. Once, a long time ago, his mother spanked him for losing change from a butcher shop. Donnie bawled. "You will • never be* my little man," she had said, "if you cry." After that, when he felt tears coming, the boy choked them. He was biking home from school and a brown-and- white mutt jumped out from an alley and snapped and snarled at the front wheel. Donnie smiled. He sensed that the dog wasn't angry. He also felt that nobody wanted that dog, just as nobody wanted Donnie. The two became friends. Donnie held his hand out, palm up, and Brownie licked it. The boy felt a funny sen: sation in his chest. It wasn't much of a dog. The floppy ears were too long; the tail curved upward with ragged edges; the body was too long for the legs. Brownie loved Donnie. He tried hard to understand the commands. The mother said she didn't Want a mutt tracking up her kitchen. The boy pleaded for a little space for his friend. The boy had difficulty explaining certain things to his only friend. The first was to accept the coalbin as a bed. The second was that Brownie could trot beside the bicycle all the. way to school, but he would then be ordered to return home alone. Brownie never understood the rejection. He stopped at the edge of the school yard and heard the order, "Go home, Brownie." He stopped and waited for a reprieve. His Jack Anderson tongue hung out as he panted and he appeared to be smiling. When the command was repeated, the dog turned away, walked a few slow steps, and looked over his shoulder. "Go home!" He trotted 50 feet and stopped. The boy parked his bike arid disappeared in the building. Once the dog disobeyed. WHen his master disappeared, he waited, then sniffed his way cautiously through school corridors until he came to the right classroom. The children were hysterical at the sight of Brownie crouching in fear beside Donnie's desk. Miss Burchlejgh didn't think it was funny. She wrote a note to the boy's mother, stating that he was stubborn, sullen, a poor student inclined toward pranks such as this. His father beat the boy for bringing disgrace on the family. This time Donnie bit his lip and refused to cry. He was ordered to get rid of the mutt or wait for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to take the dog away in a cage and gas him to death. Donnie chained Brownie in the coalbin. The dog howled. Everyone agreed that Donnie was a strange little boy. He was silent at dinner; silent at homework. Whatever was in his heart he poured out in whispers to Brownie. Summer came and the older brothers and sisters teased the dog by inching a broom near his food dish. Brownie played the game. He growled and bared his teeth and snapped. The mother said, "These are dangerous dog days. They get rabies." Donnie came home from school. The cellar was silent. He yelled upstairs. "Where's Brownie?" His mother said, "The SPCA took him away." The boy choked. Without permission he hopped his bike and pedalled three miles to the pound. He begged the man behind the counter to return his friend. The man asked for a description. "That one," the man said, "went into the gas chamber with four others a few minutes ago. I'm sorry son. Tell you what I'll do. I'll give you a good dog. A really good one." Donnie forgot his vow. His head bent, the scalding tears came. Sobs wracked his little chest. He knew that no one can replace your best friend. . . CRYPTOQUIP 7 '* 6 SE VUWSA OAHSKNAMM IUEMA VHM YTSWNA .HWL EY LHZR IMATOE- ZRLETM HTSKEUM Saturday's Cryptoqulp — BIBLICAL EPISTLES ARE APOSTOLIC LETTERS. (© 1976 King Features Syndicate, Inc.) Today's Cryptoqulp^clue: U equals R The Cryptoqulp 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. FTC Bow to Big Oil TERMSOF SUBSCRIPTION By carrier a month In Garden City (2.43 plus applicable sale* tax. Payable to the carrier in advance. By carrier in other cities where service is available 11.94 a month phis applicable sales tax. By mail (24.72 a year including postage and applicable sales tax. WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission is supposed to protect the public from rigged prices. Yet it has dropped a case that its staff says would have brought down the prices of automobile accessories. The staff developed evidence that Amoco, Exxon, Sohio and Standard Oil of California were restraining competition. The four oil giants jointly own the Atlas Supply Co., which sells tires, batteries and accessories. Through Atlas, the oil companies allegedly were able to manipulate prices. They accomplished this, according to confidential FTC memps, by restricting the distribution of Atlas accessories and keeping them out of the hands of discounters. The FTC staff wanted to break the tight hold of the four oil companies on Atlas products. This would have increased competition, resulting in "lower prices to consumers on the two largest volume products, tires and batteries," states one confidential memo; Yet the FTC, despite the strong objections of staff investigators, refused to take the four oil companies to court. Instead, the FTC filed a "Part II" complaint against the quartet. This was a cozy backroom procedure .which permitted the companies to conduct secret negotiations and to seek.an out-of-court settlement without painful publicity. The closed-door negotiations dragged on for several months, but the FTC staff was unable to bring the oil companies, to terms. One FTC proposal would have made Atlas products available to independent wholesalers, who could then compete with the four oil giants for the business of retail dealers. 1 Another proposal would have barred the four companies from assigning their chief marketing officials to serve together on the 'Atlas Aussie Minister, Ford Will Talk WASHINGTON (AP) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Eraser is here for a round of talks with President Ford and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on global security. Fraser arrived Sunday at Andrews Air Force Base from Montreal where he attended the Olympic games and conferred with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Fraser, regarded as one of the most pro-American heads of government in the Pacific, opens the official portion of his visit on Tuesday when a White House welcoming ceremony is planned. , The 46-year-old prime minister also will meet with, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Treasury Secretary William Simon and. members of the House and Senate. It 1s his first visit to board. The board is now dominated by the Big Four's marketing specialists, who have developed and implemented anticompetitive practices. But the oil barons, in the secrecy of the FTC backrooms, refused to cooperate. A confidential memo, summarizing • the negotiations, reported bluntly: "The respondents' final settlement offer includes only token con cessions. . . and would fail to prevent Atlas from continuing to be a medium for collusion." • Frustrated over the oilmen's unwillingness to compromise, the FTC staff broke off negotiations. A sharply worded memo, signed by several high-level staff members, recommended that the FTC file a formal complaint in court to break up Atlas. "On any scale," declares the memo, "the an- ticompetitive aspects inherent in this combination outweight any possible benefits . . . Divestiture in an essential remedy." But the FTC, like other regulatory agencies, is overrun by the lawyers and lobbyists of the corporations that are supposed to be regulated. The commissioners, their actions hidden from the public refused to file suit gainst the four oil giants. This made the staff so angry that it recommended dropping the whole matter and the FTC voted to close the file on the case. Footnote: An FTC spokesman said he couldn't comment. A spokesman from Atlas also refused to comment because of the case's confidential matter. Public Pulse Ode to RE-ELECT ROBERT BUERKLE DEMOCRAT COUNTY COMMISSIONER 2ND DISTRICT PROGRESSIVE COMMISSIONER FOR A PROGRESSIVE COUNTY NOW FINISHING HIS 4TH YEAR PAID POLITICAL ADV.-DEL CAMPBELL CHAIRMAN To a very Special Child, I've come to know so well. You are loved by many people and they all think you're swell I I enjoy taking care of you, there's nothing else I'd rather do. Your smile makes me happy it always makes me pleased. I'll always be around whenever you're in need. Your parents are so lucky to Hope have a child like you! You are a gifted child and we all thank God for you! Hope Ann Encinias (A gift from above, a child of love). Your Babysitter. — JUANITA (TOOTSIE) IBARRA, 2308 "C" Street. (Hope is the newly adopted baby of Martin and Midge Encinias and was featured in a page one story in The Telegram July 17. —Ed.) SKYLARK BY BUICK Skylark Sedan FREE SPIRIT IN THE RIGHT SIZE PACKAGE WHERE OUR CUSTOMERS SEND THEIR FRIENDS WESTERN MOTOR COMPANY, INC. YOUR BRUICK-PONTIAC-OPEL AND CMC TRUCK DEALER 5TH & FULTON GARDEN CITY. KS. 275-4291,

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