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Page 4 Garden City Telegram Monday, November 14, 1977 Editorial The Little Rip-Offs Did Watergate and the Wayne Hays affair and the continuing boil of the Korean scandal teach Congressmen anything? Don't believe it. The little things still count for something, and there is abundant evidence that some haven't learned at all. In the wake of the Liz Ray-Wayne Hays scandal, members of the U.S. House decided it was time to crack down. The result was a rule requiring members to publish itemized lists of how they spend their annual business expense allowances. The amounts — $2,000 — are minimal as these things are measured. Each Congressman is allowed to determine for himself, which items are legitimate expenses, which is to say chargeable to taxpayers. Would you believe that some of those items actually have included hundreds of dollars for Little League baseball players luncheons? New York Congressman John Wydler spent $332 for 35 engraved plaques awarded to high school students. "Congressional Medals of Merit," he explained. More like a rip-off for votes, say we. Another New Yorker, Liz Holtzman, charged the taxpayers $1,290 for catering and a bunch more for the bar bill at her Inauguration party. There are other such unsettling tidbits to make the taxpayers blood boil, but the point is clear: their office accountants should be assigned campaign speech- writing duties, and vice-versa. H\ <!. h. ABOUT Women ...... • DURING World War I, according to an article in the November issue of The American Legion Magazine, the U. S. Navy integrated and inducted women into service as "Yeoman (F)" — Yeoman Female, that is. They came to be known as Yeomanettes, Lady Sailors, Petticoat Pets (shudder) and Yeowomen ( ! ) . Eleven thousand Yeomanettes served; 39 died in service. They never went into combat and only a few went abroad. But faced with an all-out war with German, the U. S. needed women as well as men in active service. The wife of the late Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black was a Yeomanette. The World War I Navy women earned $28.75 a month and drew $1.25 a day subsistence; they received $60 upon discharge. • OF THE 800 million illiterates in the world, about 60 per cent are women, and that is why UNICFF aims most of its training efforts at girls and women. The intelligent cooperation of mothers is essential if children are to be given a better start in life. • THE FIRST woman to direct an overseas mission in the history of the U. S. foreign economic assistance program was sworn to her post last month. Edna Boorady who began her career with the federal government 35 years ago in the Office of Price Administration, now is mission director to Guyana. She has been legal adviser for AID (Agency for International Development (programs in Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines and Indonesia. "I take on these new responsibilities, not so much with the feeling I am a woman under test, but with confidence that I am prepared for the challenge it represents," Boorady said. • IN TOPEKA. Mamie Williams celebrated her seventh decade in education this year. She moved to Topeka from South Carolina in 1899; was graduated at the top of her eighth grade class able to read Latin, German and Greek in addition to English. An honor graduate of Washburn University, Ms. Williams began her teaching career at Lane College in Jackson, Miss. Among her students was Bertha Palmer Haley, mother of Alex Haley, author of "Roots." After several years, Miss Williams returned to Topeka to teach for 42 years. She is the author of four books on the Black history of the Topeka schools. Shs has travelled widely, earned advanced degrees and served on numerous councils and commissions in the state and nation. She said her mother taught her to read when she was three and her enthusiasm for knowledge never stopped. Garden City Telegram Published daily except Sundays ana New Year's day, Memorial day, Independence day. Thanksgiving day, Labor day and Christmas. Yearly by The Telegram Publishing Company 275-7105 310 North 7lh Street Garden City, Kansas 67846 Second class postage has been paid in Garden City, Kan. Publication Identification Number 213600 •Jim Bishop: Reporter 1 A Real Chinese Dinner The Dragon Inn crouches on a big rock halfway between Kowloon and Lo Wu. At twilight it looks like an old movie set. There is a crunchy curving driveway, a wiff of jasmine, and the winking lights of Hong Kong in the bottom of a rice bowl. We declined the invitation. It is the habit of Chinese to giggle when they are pleased, amused, offended or embarrassed. Chen insisted. "You will like it," he said in chop-chop English. F. Fong giggled. He sells slim dresses to fat Americans. "I am a difficult man," I said in pidgin English. "Meat and potatoes. There are many American foods I will not eat. Your guest will disappoint you." They glanced at Kelly. She made a mock bow. "We will go," she said. "We are honored." Chen is not likable. He uses expression like "Boy, he's sharp" in the wrong place. When he visits America, he resents being searched "like a criminal." He fits American men with cheap silk suits and flirts with their wives. We sat around a table for eight, a table which in the center had a lazy Susan and a hole about eight inches in diameter in its center. Jack and Dorothy Sullivan were with us. Ladies are willing to experiment in exotic foods; men are grim and defensive. Dragon Inn has an orange tile roof and a curving top beam. II hangs over the darkening bay like a frightened fledgling. It has no side walls. All of the tables were occupied by rich Chinese families. The waiters shuffled in slippers and loose pantaloons. There would be no chop suey in this place. No chow mein. No egg rolls. The phrases induced giggles. Softly, I told Fong I would not eat braised elephant trunk, rabbit in- leslines, shark fin soup or charred deer tail. "Peacock tongue?" he said hopefully. Sullivan prepared to fast. On the far side of the restaurant, a big rectangular lank held fish. There were grouper, yellowtail, a flat fish with mandarin wishers, and plump goldfish. The diner picks one. The chef spears the fish and carries him, protesting and bleeding, to the kitchen. A Chinese dinner is 60 percent conversation, 40 percent food. It is a sign of status to eat the unusual, to claw one's way from the rice bowl. Each course was served family style, on the center of (he Lazy Susan. I asked Chen if food ever fell into that round hole. He laughed hysterically. So did Fong. "I tell you about (hat hole," he said wiping his eyes. He didn't. The waiters passed ornamental ivory chopsticks. Kelly does well with them. Sullivan said he wanted a knife and fork or he wouldn't play. The shark's fin soup looked like shredded gray chicken and noodles. It is a sign of Oriental appreciation to make noise while eating. There is a lot of noisy supping, windy- sighs and smacking of lips. The soup sold for 10 Hong Kong dollars a serving — about $1.60. Next came "Fried Sliced Chicken Paper Wrapped." It came in oiled paper the size of a change purse. Eating it is like snapping at a diamond with eyebrow tweezers in a coal mine. I skipped the slewed pigeon. Skipping became important. The Orientals watched me and giggled.'The next course was duck's feel and chuk sang. The following one looked good and lasted good until Fong, a man who is so intimate with a measuring tape that he should be arrested, told me it was grouper head. "What happened to the resi of I he fish?" I said. A lady from Arkansas said, "Mr. Chen, you come lo our town and we'll serve you collard greens." "Ah, ye-e-e-s," he said, not understanding. There were so many courses. Pig's kidney and bamboo shoot. Braised ox tripe. Chen laughed. "You see? It's beautiful. This real Chinese." Next was chicken blood soup. My lips remained sealed. Chen said that if I wanted a piece of truly lender fish, he would order the chef to stroke it to death with a peacock fan. "What is that hole in the table?" I said. Chen said, "Dessert." Fong shook his head. "You would not like it. Try the lotus seed cream." Thank you, no I said. "Please," Kelly said, "what dessert in the middle of the table?" Chen smiled. "Lo"ok underneath," he said. We pushed our chairs away. Underneath was a liny wooden highchair with straps. "So?" I said. Chen shrugged. He showed a wooden mallet. "Put simian monkey in chair," he said. "Strap him in. Hit his head wi.n mallei. Break skull. Eat monkey brains." "What?" Kelly said. "While he's still thinking?" . . . Jack Anderson Reds Arm Rhodes/an Guerrillas WASHINGTON - The Soviet Union and China are secretly shipping weapons to black Rhodesian guerrillas in an effort lo gain new influence in war torn Africa. The tenacious guerrillas are fighting Rhodesia's white minority government from bases in Mozambique, across ihe country's eastern border, and Zambia, to the north. They are waging their hil-and- run war with light weapons, such as rifles, mines and pla'siique bombs, which, according to U.S. Government sources, are being provided by ihe Soviets and Chinese. The communist weapons are shipped by freighter to the official military forces of Mozambique and nearby Tanzania. Some of the arms are siphoned off by those countries, according lo competent sources, and Ihe resl are trucked to Ihe guerrilla bases. The nationalists, split by a power struggle, nevertheless fight for Ihe united cause of displacing the while Rhodesian regime.The two main factions don't receive the same weapons, our sources said. Peking sends the bulk of its support to the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZAMU), while the Kremlin ships its arms to both the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and the ZANU. Neither group wants to be beholden lo the superpowers. Bui Ihe United Slates, Ihe Soviet Union and Red China are in hoi pursuit of African allies. However, governmeni sources lold us that the United Slates is not sending military supplies to either faction in Rhodesia. The Carter administration doesn't want lo gel caughl up in an African arms race with Ihe communists. But neither can the United Slates afford the diplomatic losses thai would follow a bloody racial war in Rhodesia Thai is fought arid won with communist weapons. The .administration, therefore, is desperately trying to convince the obslinate Rhodesian prime minister, Ian Smith, lo transfer power peacefully from Rhodesia's 270,000 whites to its six million blacks. Meanwhile, the Soviets have concluded that providing weapons is Ihe way to win friends and influence countries in Africa. The Kremlin has enjoyed recent successes in Angola, where it backed Ihe winning side in a civil war, and in Mozambique, where it has displaced Peking as the major communisl mentor. But if our peace-keeping efforts fail and a full-scale war does break out, in Rhodesia, the Uniied Stales will not become involved 'militarily, according to reliable sources. Some while Rhodesians prefer an escalated war, naively believing that Ihe United Stales and Britain would come lo I heir rescue against a communist- supported conflict. But U.S. Public Pulse Women's Problems Become Barriers Having been electeu as a Kansas delegate to the National Women's Conference which will be held in Houston, Texas, November 18-21,1977,1 feel I must express my position on some of the issues surrounding the forthcoming conference. I cannot claim to be an expert on the issues of women not even for southwestern Kansas or Garden City where I lived for three years. I do, however feel that as a nurse and in my involvement within the Mexican American community I became familiar with the situations affecting minority and migrant women. Women in general face numerous problems in everyday life. The problems become barriers when we attempt to become self- sufficient and self-actualized by seeking non-traditional roles. The list of things that women were not permitted to do less than decade ago simply because of their sex is long and depressing. The few laws that have been passed lo eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex may have erased written policies and open practices against women. May persons from both sexes would still rather maintain traditional social roles and expectations in our non-traditional society. As women we are still far from achieving the equality, respect and dignity we deserve as human beings. The problems of minority women especially national origin and migrant minorities are compounded by the discrimination they have been confronted with because of our race, color or language. As minority women we need to recognize this and develop the skills lo right the double jeopardy we encounter. On the average we lack the educational and social skills to provide for our personal and family needs in a competitive and complex society. Our overall status in society leaves much to be desired. The resolutions developed and approved by the Kansas Women's Weekend conferees and the National Plan of Action as proposed by the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year reflect the most comprehensive effort to * promote equality for all women. The pro and anti-ERA issue has-been given loo much al- lenlion by the media and by the opponents and proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment. I feel that the Kansas resolutions and ultimately, the National Plan of Action, can have a far-reaching and positive impact for women including minorities. It reflects the thinking of a group of people committed lo the concept of equality, an essential ingredient for a democratic society. If this is what ERA means, which I believe it does, then I am in full support of it. The ERA opposition iden- lifies itself as pro-family based on the concept that such a law will destroy the family structure. The Kansas Coordinating Committee has been criticized for being in support of the ratification of t he Equal Rights Amendment. Based on the resolutions approved in Wichita it is obvious that our main effort has been to strengthen and protect the family unit. Our standards of living are * * bringing about changes thai if lefl alone will continue lo deteriorate our families and our communities. For example: Both husband and wife in oyer half of our country's two-parenl households 'are employed full time; The majority of Ihe single-parent families are low- income and minorities. The Kansas resolutions and the National Plan of Action are proposing, among other things, quality day-care facilities, training for unemployed and underemployed parents, counseling and related services for women and families in distress. And the list goes on. Being a member of the Kansas Coordinating Committee and now a delegate lo the National Conference has given me an insight into the issues affecting Women. As a minority I feel that our efforts can and will have a positive impact in our society. Our nexl step will be to translate our plan into action with the ultimate objective freedom of choice—DOMINGO R. LOPEZ, 6206 E. 126th, Grandview, Mo. analysts consider this an unlikely possibility. Moscow, also, would prefer a destructive war, fought with Russian tanks and MIG jet fighters. The Chinese could noi match Ihe quality of the Soviei weapons; therefore, the Kremlin would likely emerge as the closes! ally of Ihe black guerrillas, should (hey be victorious. Footnote: Our sources warned that Cuban troops are standing by lo support the guerrillas, as they did in Angola. GEORGIA GIRL: Despite complaints thai he is filling his administration with too many Georgians, President Carter plans to bring still another resident of his home slate lo ihe Capital. This lime, Carter wants Omi Walden, Ihe head of the Georgia Energy Deparimenl, lo become the new department of Energy's assistant secretary for conservation and solar ' applications. Some energy experts are groaning (hat Carter should find someone wilh more experience than Walden. Bui solar energy advocates say she would be an excellent choice because she worked for Carter when he was governor and is close to him. They hope this relationship will help produce more dollars for solar research. Carier reportedly picked Walden in order to ease the criticism that he hasn't ap- poinied enough women to his administration. But he cer- lainly can't be faulted for not picking enough Georgians. WASHINGTON WHIRL: Transportation Secretary Brock Adams recently dispatched, a five-man delegation to Tokyo to ask ihe Japanese to install air bags in the Toyotas, Datsuns and other cars (hey export to the United States. Adams reportedly hopes the Japanese will set an example for U.S. manufacturers by installing ihe air bags before the 1981 deadline set by Congress. — Comptroller of the Currency John Heimann, a target of some criticism in the Beri Lance case, has been shoring up his image in Ihe banking community. He receently testified before a House subcommittee and opposed lighter federal regulations of banks, a position most bankers would naturally agree wilh. But when another subcommittee sough) Heimann's views on banking abuses, he politely begged off. He explained that he didn't know enough about the matter. Follies Raised Over $ 10,000 7:00 P.M. — CBS LOGAN'S RUN — Logan, imprisoned by a society benl on creating a "master race, laces Ihe alternative ol joining thai society or allowing Jessica lo become one ol its mindless "menials." 7:00 P.M. — NBC LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE — "The High Cost ol Being Right." Jonathan Garvey suffers a serious loss ol confidence due lo poor crops and his inability lo find work, but when his wile gets a job at Ihe post ollice. he threatens to divorce her and move away 7:00 P.M. — ABC SAN PEDRO BEACH BUMS - "Lilting Is My Lile." Because ol Dancer's blunder. Moose is lired by the president of the beer firm he works lor. When the rest ol Ihe bums set out to help him — they discover Ihe beer firm president is trying lo shield his more than businesslike interest in his secretary. 8:00 P.M. — NBC NBC MONDAY MOVIE - "The Godfather." Part III 10:30 P.M. — CBS CBS LATE MOVIE - "Coffee. Tea or Me?" Ch. 6 KTVC (CBS) Ch. 11 KGLDINBC) Ch. 13KUPK(ABC) Fred Brooks John Frailer Le Roy Allmin Editor Managing Editor Ad and Business Manager The Fourth Edition of the X- Ray-Ted Follies '77, presented October 7 and 8 in Garden City, sponsored by the Belles of St. Catherine, is now history. It was an enormous financial success, and a large success in terms of community participation. Within the next few weeks, a check for over $10,000 will be presented lo St. Catherine Hospital by the Belles, to be used for equipment in the Nursery and Pediatrics sections of the Hospital. This dollar amount is the largest ever generated through a Follies presentation by many hundreds of dollars. Why was this all possible? It was due lo the generosily of so many individuals and businesses in Garden Cily. As Presidenl of Ihe Belles, I would like lo convey my personal thanks, and the thanks of the Belles Board to all of the people who contributed so generously of Iheir time, talents, goods and services, and money, to make the Follies such a rousing success. It is good to know that Garden Cily contains so many people who are willing to give of themselves in order that St. Catherine Hospital may continue their work in providing excellence in patient care. Your readers will be interested in knowing that the hospital has already begun its work in providing high-risk infant care, for example. Tiny infants born weighing a few ounces over one pound are surviving and growing. Some have been returned lo the arms of eagerly wailing parents, healthy and ready for their chance in the world. Follies proceeds will be used for the equipment lo provide this type of infant care. And even if the life of just one child is saved, our efforts will have been repaid many times over. The Belles of St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary has been proud to sponsor the follies, and would again like lo lhank Ihe over 300 individuals and business who made this event a milestone in Ihe life of Ihe Hospilal.—DOLLY THRONEBERRY, Presidenl, The Belles of St. Catherine. * * * Job Well Done May I lake this means to express our appreciation lo Ihe casl of South Pacific for a job well done. We Ihought the show was very good. Our hats off lo you. We think something of this nature is excellent for a community and we look forward lo the nexl production.—GERALD and PHYLLIS GREENE, Garden Cily Public 1 (In Ulysses and Johnson, cable-TV customer! receive Denver's public TV station on channel 10. 1 Monday Cable TV Channel 7 ^ p.m. THE BIBLE-THE SOURCE "The Story of Daniel" Marilyn Mickey narrates this series of stories from the Old Testament. 9 p.m. THE AGE OF UNCERTAINTY "The Fatal Competition" John Kenneth Galbraith takes viewers to NORAD— the nuclear war command center buried one mile beneath Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado. 10 p.m. THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY "The Music School" by John Updike. A writer struggles to find a focus in his life. m I I Til 1 \ ';%$ : M if I! m

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