Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 29, 1976 · Page 4
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 4

Garden City, Kansas
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Wednesday, September 29, 1976
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Editorial Page 4 Garden City Telegram Wednesday, Sept. 29,1976 I I I Balancing Act President Ford and Jimmy Carter agree on one goal. They both want balanced budgets. Carter has pledged a balance budget by 1980. Ford says he can do it was 1979. The big difference is that Ford has been working toward that end, but with Carter it can only be a promise. Carter has been critical of Ford's many vetoes of spending programs, but in the next breath Wee Jimmy admits something has to go if a balanced budget is to be achieved. It wasn't until a few weeks ago that a reporter zeroed in on Carter's promises of a raft of new programs, proposed in the Democratic platform. Administration experts found 63 new programs proposed in the Democratic platform, and estimated 5 of them would cost $1.3 billion. (The five are the Humphrey-Hawkins full employment bill, national health insurance, an educational equality bill, welfare reform and a child development program.) Carter was asked how he could implement these programs and still balance the budget. That was the $64 question and the wonder is that it had never been asked before. "There will be no new programs implemented under my administration unless we can be sure that the cost is compatible with my goal of having a balanced budget before the end of my term," Carter responded. Carter didn't exactly repudiate the Democratic platform, but he made it as clear as he can make anything that all the glowing goals and reforms of his party, hammered out in New York City last July, will take a back seat to a balanced budget. Carter is a realist. He can't spend more money, without creating more money and the only way the federal government gets money is from you and me. They call it taxes. No presidential candidate in his right mind is going to advocate higher taxes. f f' £} I \ & %• *:• :«?.• •*•»». i*. .*. '•»„ •; .*".. >*• f: •f I n\(i.h. \:,m/,^ Washdays have come a long way from washboard times There are lots of things the woman who washes no longer has to do. She doesn't for instance, have to fire up the kitchen range under a wash boiler; or cut up bars of yellow soap' into chip sizes; or mix up a batch of starch; or grind the wet clothes through a wringer; or empty the sudsy water where it won't spoil the soil; or let it all hang out on the line to dry. But she does have to read a lot of "washing instructions." the label we like best is: "Machine wash warm. Tumble dry." But that's getting -to be a rare one. Fancy combinations of synthetic fabrics result in complicated care in spite of all the wash-and-wear promises. The truth is that you wear a garment after you have washed it according to legend on the label. Take a flame retardant "Winnie the Pooh" sleeper. It is, the tag says, 85 per cent matrix (50 per cent vinal and 50 per cent vinyon) and 15 per cent polyester. The way you launder it is "Machine wash, warm. Use any detergent except soap. Do not use bleach of fabric softeners. Tumble dry low. Do not iron." It isn't easy to get a load of like labels together for a good, old fashioned wash-out. Coming up more and more often on the ginchy clothing styles is the dread label: "Hand wash only." That always brings a blue Monday note to this woman who washes. But we got a smile out of the latest such label. As we started to hand wash a recent purchase by the teen-ager, we flipped up the label. 75 per cent nylon 25 per cent polyester. Made in Singapore.): "Hand wash in Luke Cold Water and Flat Dry." Luke Cold? All we could think of was "Cool Hand Luke." We're waiting for that label: "Hand Wash-Only in Luke Cool Water." \ \ Jack Anderson Crossword By Eugene Sheffer The Senator's Daughter ACROSS 1 Head cook 42 Enticed 45 Combined 58 Remainder 11 Cupola DOWN 19 Artificial 5 Young lion 49 Russian S Modified city plant 50 Thing, formation in law 1 Applaud 2 Half: a prefix 3 Level language 21 Large bird 24 Dance step 25 Picnic pest WASHINGTON —Sen. Vance Hartke's daughter, Sandra, has found some unique employment opportunities with special interest groups that benefit from the senator's votes. Her employers didn't seem to mind that she came to work only when she felt like it. They continued to pay her, sometimes mailing her paychecks to her home, while her father tended to their interests in the Senate. Vance Hartke, an Indiana Democrat, is a friendly fellow who resembles the small-town Jaycee he once was. He has all the appeal of a tramp dog, wagging his tail for approval. He has fetched many a bone for the special interests — a tax break for the Harvey Aluminum Co., a special amendment for the tobacco lobby, government subsidies for the railroads. He-voted down the line for the legislation endorsed by the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks. By the Brotherhood's own scorecard, he voted "right" 114 times, "wrong" only 17 times, on issues that concerned them. His daughter, meanwhile, turned up on the Brotherhood's payroll for about $10,000 a year. A spokesman acknowledged Sandra had a record of excess absences but insisted her work was satisfactory. She was useful, the spokesman conceded, in locating her father quickly when a Brotherhood bigwig wanted to speak to him. In 1970, she simply took off for a while to campaign for her father in Indiana. Despite this, the Brotherhood continued to pay her for four years until she found a better job. The Brotherhood also contributed generously to the senator's campaigns. In 1971, Sandra found even more suitable employment with the Travelers Insurance Co. at a higher"salary,'around - $12,000 a year. She reportedly spent most of her time, however, attending to personal interests and operating the family owned Stonewall Riding Academy in Pon- tomac, Md. This didn't seem to trouble the insurance company which obligingly arranged to mail her paychecks to her home. There were times, according to our sources, when Travelers executives became dissatisfied with Sandra's performance. Sometimes, a bond executive even suggested she should pay less attention to horses and more attention to insurance matters. But Hartke is an active member of the Senate Coni- merce Committee which has jurisdiction over insurance matters and this apparently worked in Sandra's favor. Not until a few months ago did annoyed Travelers officials finally insist that Sandra follow a regular work schedule. Instead, she quit the company. A spokesman for Travelers denied Sandra was hired in an effort to influence her father. They were not unhappy to see her go, he said, because she had "lost interest" in her work. Sandra Hartke told us her "daddy doesn't get involved in any of the jobs I get." She quit Travelers, she said, because the company had ordered her to prowl around Capitol Hill and she didn't want to do it because it would put her father in an awakward position. Most of her absences at the Brotherhood, she said, were for "medical" reasons. Sen. Hartke himself denied any conflict of interest. He acknowledged that he knew and worked with Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks officials but said he did not obtain the jobs for his daughter. OZARK JUSTICE: We have often reported on shady deals arranged in the backrooms of Washington by the- nation's mightiest poohbahs. But the secret schemes concocted by small-town judges and politicians often have an equally devastating effect on human life. Take the case of Winston Buford, an obscure circuit court judge in the Ozark Mountains. Last June, in the rural village of West Plains, Mo., Buford heard the case of Jerry Mitchell, a 19-year-old college student who stood accused of peddling one-third of an ounce of marijuana for $5. Mitchell was found guilty and Judge Buford -summarily pronounced an incredible 12- year jail sentence. In most urban areas, a small-fry "seller" like Mitchell would have been administered a light fine or a suspended jail sentence. Lawyer Keith Stroup, who heads the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) heard of the Mitchell case and offered to help. Stroup also asked San Francisco attorney Michael Stepanian to join him in West Plains. The two lawyers arrived in town and soon found themselves the subject of extensive coverage by local press. They were portrayed as gunslingers arriving from the sophisticated metropolises of the East and West coasts. 12 Ford cabinet member 13 Boxing champ 14 French composer 15 So be it 16 Worn groove 17 Ancient country All the publicity upset Judge Buford. Behind closed doors, 18 he met wiht Mitchell's local dramatist lawyer, Dave Swimmer, and f*} Bristly offered to reduce the sentence 22 Drench com if the out-of-town attorneys Z3 Torme or agreed not to appeal the case. „. Ferrer 24 Covenant The lawyers refused this 27 Safety assault on Mitchell's fund- 32 Miscellany amenta! rights and are 33 Greek letter appealing the sentence by 34 Born attacking the constitutionality 35 Gocart of the Missouri law. Judge 38 Dispatched Buford, who is running 39 Regret unopposed for re-election this 40 Olive, 52 French painter 53 Fabled monster 54 — Gershwin 55 English school 56 Superlative suffix 57 Start for ace or ate Avg. Solution time: 26 min. year, lowered the sentence anyway. Mitchel only has to serve 7 years, he now proclaims. .Shortly before Mitchell's trial, Judge Buford himself had given by a 5-year prison sentence to a man convicted of second-degree murder. for one 4 Keenest 26 Some 5 Carnival pigeons ride (var.) 28 Summer; 6 Eskimo in Lille'' knife 29 Drunken 7 Morsels revel 8 Click 30 Denary beetle 31 Still 9 One of the 36 Way of Kennedys escape 10 Woe is me! 37 Famous general ' 38 Kind of baseball , pitch . 41 At home 42 Bittern's cry 43 Jason's ship '44 Variety of ground coffee 46 Carry 47 Love god 48 Slight hollow Answer to yesterday's puzzle. 51 Epoch ENLIGHTENMENT FOR MEN 24 25 AYR 22 35 50 W. 28 51 20 29 40 41 38 52 55 58 46 30 31 CRYPTOQUIP L P H H S L • L T P V, E P Z W HBU ZSU Yesterday's L QSTSZQSUL GZ HBTTGZ Cryptoquip.- PRETTY MISS FINDS DUE COMPLIMENTS DULY-GOMPLEMBNT'FINERY. , ••;,,, ' ,(©1976 King Features Syndicate. Inc.) - n. ' Today's Cryptoquip clue: T equals F 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. » BEEF FOR ALL OCCASIONS 424 N. MAIN GARDEN CITY MEATS 275-6541 EXCLUSIVE! Jimmy Carter: "NOBODY'S PERFECT!" Telegram-275-7105 Jim Bishop: Reporter SpeerMade Crime Pay Crime does pay. A good example is Albert Speer. He is referred to as Adolf Hitler's "personal architect, confidant and protege; Reich Minister for Armaments and War Production, and second most powerful man in Nazi Germany." He was convicted of war crimes in Nuremburg and escaped with his life. Lesser figures were hanged. But Speer, who kept Germany well-armed after her cities were in ruins, who, let us concede, kept the war going, got 20 years in Spandau prison. In the final months, it was Speer's tanks, Speer's jet fighters, Speer's long-range guns which kept killing Americans, British and Russians long after the Nazi war had been lost for Germany. Speer served his time. He tended a garden in the prison yard. It was he who found a young prison employee, a Dutchman named Anton Vlaer, who would violate strict prison rules and sneak out anything the architect would write. "Up to now," Speer writes, "I have operated on the assumption that in prison all I have to do is to survive; that I will not be able to accomplish anything meaningful until the 20 years are up. Now I am obsessed with the idea of using this time of confinement for writing a book of major importance ..." He wrote two. The Nazi armaments minister emerged from Spandau with his "Inside the Third Reich," which became a bestseller in several nations, and another one, "Spandau, The Secret Diaries." He didn't have a dime when he left prison, but he is now richer than when he worked for Hitler. His American publisher alone (Macmillan) made him wealthy with book club royalties. Three times I have been to Berlin and never met a German who, voted for Hitler. All Germans thought he looked like Charle Chaplin. Speer writes: "When I entered into close proximity to Hitler, and soon afterwards began seeing him every day, my relationship to him far more resembled that of an architect toward an admired patron than of a follower toward a political leader . . . Today, after all that has happened, the once so familiar face of Hitler seems horrible to me." Penance is the only luxury a sinner can afford. Speer saw the banners demanding a final solution to the "Jewish problem," but the self- proclaimed intellectual thought of them as party slogans, not as masses of ovens and gas showerheads and thousands of Jews digging graves for millions of their wives and children. In prison he worried about what his daughter Hilde would think of him. "What will she find harder to take: that I was Hitler's architect who not only built his palaces and halls of fame, but also provided the party rally decorations that gave him the backdrop for his acts of mass hypnosis; or that I was his Minister of Armaments, director of his war machinery and employer of an army of slaves?" Those are small errors of judgment. Speer worries about important matters: "The American director has informed us that he intends to have us taught basketmaking. To our minds that is a discriminatory act and incompatible with the Nuremburg sentences. We were not sentenced to the penitentiary or to forced labor." He violated the prison rules, writing on toilet paper, which is a crude commentary on his work, ,and smuggled it out. "But is it true," he wrote, "that Hitler was the great destructive force in my life? Sometimes it seems to me as though I also owed to him all the surges of vitality, dynamism, and imagination that gave me the sense that I was soaring up above the ground on which everyone else was condemned to stand. "And what do I mean when I say he took away my good name? Would I have had any name at all but for him? Paradoxically, I might actually say that this is the one thing he did give me and never again will be able to take from me." Remarkable. A man who kills one person is executed. A man whose genius provides machines which kill millions of men is spared to make a fortune writing books about it. I forget what Albert Speer used to write his toilet paper books. It might have been a corkscrew. . . // Telegram dial 275-7105 ITS Spot Remover for Carpets WITH THE RENTAL OF A HOST CARPET CLEANER... ONE 4 OZ. CAN OF NEW HOST AEROSOL SPOT REMOVER . 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