Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 12, 1963 · Page 4
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editorials Page 4 (•nrdcn Illy Tolotfrnm Monday, August 12, 1963 Drew Pcrfrson Reports \Anofher Public Trough '"There's a growing concern about federal grants for UK; hiprh-sotimlinK, all-inclusive torni of research. OonijTossional appropriations for medical research durinjr (ho fiscal year ju.-4 ended was more than $800 million. For the next fiscal year, the ask- fd-for figure i" ?T)80 million ;uid if f'on^ro.-s follows it;s own precedent, it will appropriate mure than .SI billion. That there are too many hands in the research "pork barrel" is, obvious to those who know the ways of Kovernment spending. An editorial in ihe American Medical Association's Journal stated recently: "Ilnjre .'-urns are beinjr spent on doubtful, arti- fically blo\vn-np, occasionally ridiculous projects. . . Those whose basic interest still remains the patienl, have found that patient care is apt to suffer unless jealously and vociferously guarded." No doubt many experiments are performed only for prestige and advancement — and to qualify for research jrrants. Alonp with this comes the publication of bushels of scientific trivia. Humane Societies and the more-impressive International Conference Against Vivisect ion have attacked research not only for obvious wastes of taxpayer dollars but also for the cruelties of animals and even babies used in research projects. Medical and other research has pi von us the greatest standard of physical health the world has ever known, and a cure for cancer far outwei^hts any suffering inflicted upon a white rat or guinea pip. But we should stop and determine where this research 'is taking us. Hick people need care, not research. Oil Interests Buy Favors With Campaign Gifts, Cash HEALTH CAPSULES In MirlinH A. IVlli. M.I). WHEN SOMEONE ^CRACKS'HIS KNUCKLES,WHAT ACTUALLY WAKES THE CRACKING SOUNP \ Hal Boyle Says: (Editor's Note —Drew Pear. son ha: gone abroad to Interview world l*cders and report on the prospects for peace. The Washington *eene is covered by his associate, Jack Anderson.) WASHINGTON — Oregon's fi- er,\ Dcmoi-rat. Sen. Wayne Morse, his voice crackling with anger, his bushy eyebrows bristling, wi/erl (lip Senate floor one clay lo deliver a lecture his colleagllcs didn't want lo hear. "(Ireal courage is rr quired, 1 ' he roared, "(o si and a'4-iinst thc powerful oil and ;?as rombine of Ihis contilry. which exercises such powerful influence in the halls of ('oMi'res.s thai it is able lo steal from the American people, Thc industry is .supported by .members of Congress who do not represent the people of this country, but who really represent the gas and oil interests." .Sonip Senator s .srpjjnm'd a little, as if Morse's open mouth were causing an uncomfortable draft. Hut mosl of them put on an act of massive indifference. If hi.s rebuke stung any cars, if his barbs pricked a few consciences, they showed no evi- merely sal listen- nonchalance. Yet senators pretend- happened to be dnuT of it hut ing in studied tin. speech the I'd not to hear tr "'; ! . No group in benefits SISTER Pliilomcna, po])iilar and efficient office • manager of St. C'athm'ino hospital for the past eitfhl years, will leave Garden City .soon. Relieved of her dutie.s here, she will continue her studies at St. Mary's College at Xavier, near Leavenworth. The Dominican sisters at the hospital receive their appointment Tiolices each August. All but Sister Philomcna were reassigned to St. Catherine's. * * * ANOTHER LOSS on the local scene will be felt when Lyle Ashworth, Denial host at Finnup Park's Hospitality House and lonjf-time leadei* of 'l-II youth in the county, loaves to make his home with his daughter, Rosada (Mrs. Phil) Daniels near Philadelphia. Lyle hopes to find medical treatment that will repair his health to the point where hc can count on cominj? back to Kansas to spend a few months each year. •A- * * PROGRAM CHAIRMEN who are lininp uj) their fall and winter schedules would do well to consider invitinjr Martha (Mrs. Lawrence) Towns as a guest speaker. Mrs. Towns, an attractive younpr woman, is supervising the opening of a physical therapy department at St. Catherine hospital. A graduate physical therapist from Virginia Medical College, she formerly was with the Hadley Memorial Rehabilitation hospital in Hays. She moved here last winter with her husband who is credit manager of Hurtis Motor Company. The uses of physical therapy — how it helps victims of chronic and crippling ailments and how it is used to restore injured limbs — are explained in understandable, laymen's language by Mrs. Towns. She also can give an enthusiastic review of the equipment and machines that will lie available in the new department . . . and she has expressed a ready willingness t« "got up and talk" at every opportunity about, her work in order to let folks know about physical therapy and what it can do. d. h. .. „ , America collects from Uncle Sam and passes out more favors lo |K)litician s than Ihe recklessly greedy, unbelievably wealthy oil barons. They keep the taxpayers' rnon- oy circulating in dizzy circles, perhaps the closest thirog lo perpetual motion in corruption ever achieved. The more the patricians of petroleum drain from the government through tax loopholes, the 1 more they slip to politicians to make Ihe loopholes in the tax laws still bigger. Few men who administer or vote on oil matler s haw: not been tempted. For their favors, the oil barons offer them campaign contributions, law fees, even cash in paper sacks. -Many a candidate for Congress, down to his last campaign dollar, has l»cn promised funds in return for his pledge to vote "right" on oil. Sometimes the contribution is channeled throng h campaign committees, w h i c h permits a candidate, lo report it without advertising that it came from the oil interests. Sen. Frank Moss, Utah Democrat, once turned down a $5,000 oil offer that was dangled before him by the Democratic senatorial campaign committee. The catch: He would have been obliged to vote for the oil depletion allowance if hc had taken the money. Tlw first feeler from the oil crowd usually is held out caut- ously. A senator in debt, say, might be sounded out indirectly about accepting oi] money. For instance, a Senate employe recently asked freshman Sen. Tom Mclnlyre, New Hampshire Democrat, about his campaign deficit. Mclntyro said he was still about $10,000 in debt. The employee remarked quietly that he knew an oilman who was willing to pay off Ihe entire deficit Hut Mclntyre refused to bite, held a fund-raising dinner instead in New Hampshire. A» for the paper sacks, one /filed with $2,500 in $100 hills was offered to the late Sen. F'rancis Case, South Dakota Republican. Thc receptacle suggested that he could have pocketed the money without reporting it. Instead, he strode onto the Senate floor and denounced the brilx-ry attempt in a voice shrill with outrage. If he had taken (.he money, of course, hp would have been "hooked" for live rest of his career. Question: How many politicians have been hooked in this manner? The answer, if it were known, might shake the? very foundations of our republic. Another pattern is suggested by the number of politicians whose law firms hav c been retained by live oil industry. Politically, they run a wide gamut from Thomas E. Oewey, thc two-time presidential candidate, to Sen. John McCIcllan, the Arkansa s investigator. (It is worth recalling that the Senate, more embarrassed than indignant over Case's charges, selected McCIcllan to investigate he bribery attempt. He was the model of a discreet investigator, displaying little of the enthusiasm he has shown for going after labor racketeers and TFX contract officers.) Special oil privileges cost the taxpayers millions, which they must replace in federal revenue. The oil loopholes have also spawned the lusty Texas tycoon who flashes $1,000 bills, drapes his women in mink, and turns in his Cadillacs when they develop a rattle. Ol| fortunes havc built towns and cities. Dallas, for one, has been described as "a 1 monument to the 27'..i per cent oil depletion allowance." In winning their tax privileges, the oil boys have followed the principle that oil and politics definitely do mix. They have escaped investigation by practicing bipartisan corruption, thus neitlicr Average Dog Has Five More Years ME TIGHTENS A TENPON THAT CROSSES OVER A JOINT SO THAT THE TENPON SUPPENLY SNAPS OVER A BONY PROMINENCE. finrdon City Telegram grain Publishing Company at 117 East NEW YORrf (AP)—Things a colunmnist might never know if he didn't open his mail : A single girl at 21 has a 00.8 chance of getting married sometime in her life. At 30 it drops to 55.3 per cent. At 33 to 42.1 per cent. At 40 to 20.t per cent. By the time she reaches 45. the matrimonial odds are about 9-1 against her. Only people get dog-tired and orgy? One of the common causes of fatigue, health authorities say, is the simple failure to breathe deeply enough. Shallow breathers lead weary lives. Getting rid of radioactive wastes is one of the growing prcblcms in using nuclear fuel. The United States alone has stored some 30 million gallons of this dangerous material in underground tank s "In This Boal We're All Integrated" late Sen. Thomas Hcnnings, Missouri Democrat, havc cared to speak out. Shortly before his death, Hcnnings warned Americans that "gas and oil money not only talks but votes." Yet, like Morse, Hennings's voice was lost in a wilderness of silence. Even the Negro underworld will participate in the August 28t'.i march on Washington. Rather than him down underworld offers, Negro leaders are quietly organizing the hoods into a special security force to help keep the peace. Marvin Smith .. r AiiVtrtisiiig" Editor eluslvely to the u.«« tor reproduction of all the local news printed In thl« newspaper as well a.i all ' ~" and cILipntchni. All rlg-hls o (Uno reserved. Terms of Slibicrlptlon By carrier a month In Garden City, Jl.oS. paj-nbla t 0 carrier In advanc*. By carrier In other cities whert service is ai-ailnble, 30o per week. By mail to other addresses In Flnne», Lnne, Scott. Wichita, Greeiey, Ham- ..tnn. Kearny, Grant Ha.ikell Md Gray counties. $9.00 per year; «l3e- P a,d « u a raen City icunsa*. ^U&To Ta'™ £KiiM3!S d«"very by man in cities that hav« serTlc »- local c " ri " to better nutrition and care the average dog has added five more years to his life span. The suspicion is growing that women aren't doing their fail- share of worrying in this country Or, if they do, they a.ren't paying the penalty. Women have only alxnit a fourth as many peptic ulers as men. This is National Sandwich Month. It is also one of the months when you are most likely to be struck by lightning. Household hint for outdoor chefs: A handful of salt thrown on the coals in your barbecue pit will lower the flames and help keep the steaks from charring. Our quotable notables: "The surest cure for vanity is loneliness." Thomas Wolfe. Real rundown and short of en- One of the lo show kindness to an older person is merely to sit and listen to him reminisce now and then. Psychiatris say that one of the greatest needs of the aged is to have an audience for their memories. Signs of our times: This one's in the Hotel Edison rum house: "Dring big!" The stronger sex: Psychologists say men are better able to put up with the small annoyances of daily living, but women are les s likely to go to pieces in the face of a major crisis. Advice from the Farmer's Almanac: "A lot of kneeling keeps you in good standing with God." An energetic honeybee may carry 47 pounds of pollen back to the hive in one day. Cut from the Boston Butt CRACKERS Safeway Brand Lean Sliced 1 Lb. CA> I'kg. 35f> Prices Effective Thru Wednesday, August 14 at Your Nearby Safeway Store, Sales Rights lleserved! Shrimp Captains Choice Frozen Breaded 10 Oz. I'kg. 59< Safeways Feature Buys! Snow Star ... All Flavors Ideal for Summer Treats Sun Valley Frozen With $3 or more purchase t The popular 303 Van Camp Can 10 oz. Pkgs. Tide Homo Laundry Size '3.19 Biscuits Mrs. Wrifj-hl's with a $3.00 pur- m 9f chase or more. Limit 3. Tube f ' Orange Juice 49 Bel Air Frozen Summertime Treat 12 Oz. Can Produce Buys! White Grapes Elberta Peaches Cauliflower Vine IU[R'iu.<t Seedless Lb. U. S. No. 1 Flavorful Dflicatt 1 Flavor Snowy Curd

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