Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 19, 1976 · Page 4
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Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, August 19, 1976
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Editorial Page 4 Garden City Telegram Thursday, August 19,1976 Welfare for Senators Atop the vices which have been laid at the doorsteps of U.S. Congressmen, it has now been revealed that those representatives and senators scurrying for retirement this year will reap enormous pensions. It takes little imagination to guess who passed the laws that set up those pensions. The top pension will go to House Speaker Carl Albert, who will draw down about $51,000 a year now that his arduous labors are over. Rep. Wilbur Mills (of Tidal Basin fame) will have to make do in retirement on about $35,000 a year. Sen. Hugh Scott will struggle to make ends meet with more than $40,000 a year in retirement. You will remember Sen. Scott, of course, as the senator who was identified as being a regular recipient of allowances from Gulf Oil. Sen. Scott also provided the nation invaluable service by pronouncing that Nixon was clearly innocent early on in the Watergate hassle. Their retirement pay is only an estimate, unfortunately. The pension is based on their current pay, and Congress may very well get another pay raise before the year is over. This clever little device in raising pay was, as you may guess, also set up by you-know- who. One may argue that their direct constituents have the right to send any type of nincompoop or girl-chaser that they wish to represent them in Congress. All of us, however, carry the responsibility of paying their pensions. And so we all now directly inherit the responsibility for care and feeding of such people as Mills, Albert, Scott, Hays and the rest. Those who previously have been ex- cercised by the abuse of the American welfare system will surely want to examine the system which now bestows such benefits on such people. SOME CB shorts. . . A 13-year-old former Garden City lad who goes by the handle of "Osage Kid" chats along with the best of them using all the authentic slang and twang of the business. But, his mother reports with bemusement, more than once, to the "Kid's" humiliation, the other party signs off, "Ten-four, little lady." * * * AN ATTRACTIVE woman we know who is never at a loss for words and who is generally regarded as a charming conversationalist says she freezes at the thought of talking on the CB unit her family installed in. her car. But she loves to listen. On a recent drive, she said, a burly trucker passed her on the highway, and shortly a deep voice came through the CB, "Hey there, little lady in the black station wagon, you got your ears on?" Startled to realize she was being addressed, she stammered. "No, no, no. Not me. No, I haven't." * * * A LOCAL FAMILY that has been in the trucking business for years and has been at home with CB radios long before they became so popular alternates between amusement and embarrassment at the way their Mom uses the communication unit. She has no use for the CB lingo, abbreviations and signals. Her GB talk is her plain, everyday, over-the-phone or person- to-person style. . . "Hullo, Don, is that you?," she'll ask. "When are you coming in? OK. Good-bye." * * * GOOD-BYE on CB? Good Grief! * * * A GAME PEOPLE are playing. Making up CB handles for celebrities or just for friends and neighbors. Like. . . think of one for Elizabeth Ray, Mother Lill'yun, Liberace, the Fonz, Archie Bunker, or the Rev. Moon. Or your teacher or preacher or friendly neighborhood grocer. Garden City Telegram Published daily except Sundays and New Year's day. Memorial day.. Independence day. Thanksgiving day, Labor day and Christinas. Yearly by The Telegram Publishing Company 279-7105 310 North 7th Street Garden City, Kansas 67K46 Fred Brooks John Frazfer Lt Roy Adman Editor Managing Editor Ad and Business Manager i know the worst part about this •whole public broundha? Oh,ymean we may- look a bit silljr cXVfe look just a bunch, of DEMOCRATS! Jack Anderson Crossword By Eugene Sheffer ACROSS 1 Beginning for don or take 4 Army life 8 Furnish with folios 12 Swiss canton 13 A molding 14 Poems 15 Drunkard 16 Initials on towels 18 Marsh 20 Loony one 21 Dolts 24 Minute simple organism 28 Kind of railroad 32 Passenger on 28 Across 33 Macaw 34 Author Gardner, etal. 36 Beginning for smith or type 37 Ram down 39 Exclusive possession 41 Scoff 43 Squares of turf 44 Bolt or hook 46 Ventilated 50 A partial insanity 55 Avail 56 Border on 57 Soaks flax 58 Bando of baseball 59 Pineapple 60 Empty talk (colloq.) 61 Color DOWN 1 "- in • ; Boots" 2 In a line 3 Gam or Moreno 4 To liken 5 Past 6 Chess pieces 7 Mexican laborer 8 Words with entry or call 17 Chicle 19 Rural sound 22 Cultivate land 23 Farm buildings 25 Defense alliance 26 Seed covering 27 Disclaim 28 Small rugs 29 Algerian seaport 30 Title 9 Girl's name 31 Cotton 10 Jewel 11 Letter Avg. solution time: 23 min. EJHIJSE! CHESS SflUffl mmm was :*] OH1H HSEKs S HISS HEH§@ Answer to yesterday's puzzle. fabric 35 Sodium carbonate 38 Spanish game 40 Greek letter 42 Beverage 45 Raiment 47 The cattail 48 Son of Jacob 49 Delete 50 Chart 51 Broad sash 52 Domestic pigeon 53 New: comb, form 54 Pronoun Secret Election Strategy KANSAS CITY - The big question nagging the Republican delegates here is whether all the sound and fury has been worth the aggravation. The GOP is so deep in the hole, according to the polls, that it may not be able to climb out by November. In the smoke-filled backrooms, party leaders frankly doubt that Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale can be overtaken by election day. But they intend to put up a battle. Here is their secret strategy: First, they must cool tempers and soothe animosities. The party pros believe they can do this. Both President Ford's campaign manager, Rogers Morton, and Ronald Reagan's manager, Sen. Paul Laxalt, R.-Nev., have assured us that they will be able to bring their forces together for the campaign ahead. Second, they must bring the • high-flying Jimmy Carter back down to earth. The pros say they have no alternative; they must open up on Carter with all their anti-aircraft batteries; he must be riddled full of holes or their ticket won't stand a chance. The trigger man will be the vice presidential candidate. The GOP strategists hope their No. 2 man can embroil the Democrat's No. 1 man in a running exchange. The two may scratch and scar one another. But if the strategy works, the Republican . presidential candidate will stay above the battle and remain comparatively unscathed. Some of the party's lesser lights, meanwhile, will concentrate their fire on Walter Mondale. They believe he is vulnerable because of his liberal record. The Republicans will try to portray the Democrats as big spenders, as wasters of the taxpayer's hard-earned money. President Ford tried to impose a $395 billion spending ceiling on Congress for the 1977 fiscal year. But the Democratic leadership added $18 billion and adopted a $413 billion ceiling. Of course, the truth is that the President caught Congress off guard by requesting a spending ceiling that was unrealistically low. The final figures weren't available on ..the actual spending in fiscal 1976. Under the law, a spending ceiling can't be set until the previous year's level is determined. So Congress could hardly accept the President's $395 billion ceiling without the risk of violating federal law. Clearly, he was playing politics when he proposed the ceiling. The higher $413 billion ceiling was determined, in large part, by the subsequent spending figures. Ford has refused to cooperate, meanwhile, with the new congressional budgeting process. Yet when he was still a congressman, he fought for a better budget system. Now that Congress has one, he is bucking it. However, the budget is complex and the astronomical figures difficult to understand. The GOP strategists believe they can use 'the figures to show that the Democrats are spenders and wasters. GUNS FOR REAGAN: As a postscript to the Republican convention, the story" can now be told of how supporters of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter wound up on an advisory council backing Ronald Reagan. They thought they were supporting the gun lobby. But after they signed on as advisors to 'the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms,, the group solemnly endorsed not only Saturday night shoot-'em-ups but also Ronnie Reagan. Indeed, the group poured more than $16,000, some of it perhaps illegally, into Reagan's drive for the presidency. The unwitting advisers may be even more upset to learn that the group contributed $1,000 to the House pain-in-the-neck, Rep. Larry McDonald, D.-Ga. This was his reward, apparently, for writing the solicitation letter hitting up gun lovers for money. More than 150 members of Congress were bamboozled into permitting their names to be used to root for Reagan. Among them were dozens of Ford and Carter supporters, including Sen, Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., who has come out four-square for Ford, and Rep. John Flynt, D.-Ga., and Rep. Olin Teague, D-Tex., who back Carter for President. The congressmen joined the gun group's advisory council because of their opposition to gun controls. They may' not know about the group's role in the Reagan campaign. A spokesman pointed out that the group's newsletter "Point Blank," announcing the support of Reagan,- was sent to every adviser. Not a single congressman jumped ship because of the Reagan backing, the spokesman noted. But few congressmen have time to read all their mail. They may have laid aside the newsletter without looking at it. The story of how the gun group- got involved in the Reagan campaign is complex. The group formed a separate, fund-raising committee to support pro-gun candidates. This committee has the same office, same telephone and same personnel as its parent. So the two are virtually, indistinguishable. It's really the fund-raising committee that supports Reagan. The committee belongs to a category, which is restricted to contributing to more that $5,000 to a single candidate. But the $16,000 for Reagan was channeled through another front group called "Sportsmen for Reagan." No Link In KC Dynamite KANSAS CITY (AP) — A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said Wednesday there was no connection between dynamite found in a vacant house and the Republican National Convention. "It was so dusty that it had been there for a considerable length of time," the spokesman said. Earlier, the bureau said the dynamite had been manufactured before 1970 when new registration requirements went into effect. CRYPTOQUIP 8 ' 19 MBDSVSLL BZSL LBDSWGDSL HUSXWS HXLWVSL GZ WMS XGU Yesterday's Cryptoqulp — FINE TEACHER HARPS ON PERFECTION OF PERSON. (© 1976 King Features Syndicate, Inc.) Today's.Cryptoqulpclue: Uequals R The Cryptoqulp is a simple substitution cipher in which each letter used stands for another. If you think that X equals O, 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. Jim Bishop: Reporter Stranger Than Fiction TERMSOK SUBSCRIPTION By carrier a month in Garden City 82.43 plus applicable sales tax. Payable to the carrier in advance. Hi ra-ricr in other cities where service is available *1.94 a month plus a|>jj|icg!ilt' sales tax. My mail $24.72 a year including postage and applicable tales lax. Most humans who wish to study animals study the human family. It is such an engrossing pastime that we seldom have time to observe other animals. They are worth our time. It is difficult to believe that the whale, who may grow to be 200 tons, and mice, who grow to weigh three ounces, emerge from the same-sized egg. A male silkworm can detect a sexy female six miles away. You may lead a dog to a mirror and he will see another dog. He will sniff. If he doesn't smell another dog he will trust his nose, not his eyes. Small birds in Africa ride listlessly on the backs of crocodiles and, when the reptile is finished eating, the bird picks its teeth. Tortoises and turtles, born wrinkled and slow, often live to be 200 years of age. Hummingbirds are so small that it requires 18 of them to weigh one ounce. The hammerhead shark is such a slow swimmer that he seldom catches the fish he would like to eat. His liver is the only one known which can store vitamins for six months. A seagull will eat twice his weight in one day. He is so lazy that in winter, he will stand on an ice floe hoping to spot a fish. Snakes can unhinge their jaws at will to swallow something larger than themselves. Mockingbirds, with no ears, can imitate the mating call of other birds. Blind fish have been observed by cameras at an ocean depth of seven miles. They live in eternal darkness at pressures which would crush a nuclear submarine. Some insects, such as ants, have five separate noses. Norwegian rats double their population every three months. They love cities and sewers and cellars and no nation has ever been able to reduce their numbers. Some eagles are bigger in adolescence than in maturity. 'Bonefish become hysterical if someone drops a stone a quarter of a mile away. The arctic tern flies to South America and thence across the vast Pacific at 35 miles an hour to Australia, Thus the little bird flies eight days without rest or food or water. The wild dogs of Australia — dingoes — cannot bark. Cold- blooded Gila monsters store food in their tails. The mayfly, an insect, is born, matures, grows old and dies within six hours. The eggs it lays require three years to hatch. The piranha fish, small in size, will attack a horse in South American waters and strip him to bones in minustes. They charge in schools of thousands. When they find no food, they eat each other. The bushmaster is one of the few muscular snakes, which, when it attacks a man, can knock him down. Science does not understand electric eels; they can discharge 500 or 600 volts at will. Man lives longer, on the average, than other mammals, sometimes surviving 110 years. The largest mammal is the blue whale, which grows to 100 feet in length and can travel 480 nautical miles in a day without strain. Horses and storks sleep standing up by locking their knee joints. Under the hot Sahara desert, fish have been caught in subterranean rivers. No one knows why, but all pregnant eels in the Atlantic swim to the Sargasso, Sea, near Bermuda, to have their babies. Elephants have ears as large as banana leaves, but they can hear the footsteps of a small bird. Bats have poor vision, but they navigate dark caves by emitting a squeaking sonar sound which detects obstacles ahead. Some tropical fish can live for a week on land, walking slowly from one stream to another. Salmon will climb a concrete dam to hatch their fish where mother was born. The laziest fish is the remora. He attaches himself by a suction cup to a large shark, and, without effort, takes a voyage and waits for the kill. The sturgeon is a fresh water fish, but some have weighed one ton. A horse, born with hyperthyroid eyes, sees everything enlarged elliptically. A small piece of paper, wafted on a breeze, appears to him to be as big as an elephant. He averages 1,100 pounds, but he will become hysterical in the presence of a mouse. The female porpoise, an air breather, gives birth under the sea. Males form a protective ring around her. Females grab her baby, sunder the umbilical cord, and run upward to throw the infant into the air so that it will breathe. Animals. Why do we think humans are so fascinating?. . . EATING OUT? For Good Old Home Style Cooking We Suggest You Try The HORN AND HOOF CAFE 800 E.Fulton Garden City, Ks At The Garden City Sale Co. Ample Servings At Reasonable Prices Our Speciality Home-made Chicken and Noodles Fresh Baked Home-made Pies. Now Under New Management ANN AND DON NEWSOME "TRY UP-YOU'LL LIKE US" INTEREST EXEMPT* •600,000 City of Garden City, Kansas Industrial Development Revenue Bonds Wheat Lands Motel and Restaurant, Inc. $5,000 Denomination Semi-Annual Interest August 1 anil February 1 Tax Free Yields From 6.5% to 8.25 1 ¥r Interest Exempt, in the opinion of counsel from all present Federal and Kansas Income and Intangible property taxes. Offering: These bonds are offered when, as, and if received by the underwriters and subject to the opinion of bond counsel. Offering is made only by prospectus which may be obtained from the undersigned upon request and without obligation. For additional information and-or offering circular, contact: First Municipal Corp. 425 First National Bank Bldg. Wichita, Kansas 67202 316-262-3481 Mid-Continent Municipal Investments Century Plaza Building Wichita, Kansas 67202 316-262-5161

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