Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 30, 1977 · Page 12
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Garden City, Kansas
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Wednesday, November 30, 1977
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Garden City Telegram Wednesday, November 30, 1977 Page 13 Washington Today Meat, Egg, Coffee Prices Dip By WALTER R. MEARS AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — They've got the White House, the Pentagon, Gerald R. Ford and even John Wayne on their side — but so far, volunteer lobbyists for the Panama Canal treaty are being outdone by the conservative opposition. That unequal match doesn't necessarily foretell the outcome of the eventual Senate vote to approve or reject U.S. agreement to relinquish control of the canal in the year 2000. But in the rival efforts to generate public pressure, the opposition is far ahead. "We believe that this is a reversible issue," said John 0. Marsh Jr., once a top Ford aide, now a leader of the Committee of Americans for the Canal Treaties. He said that at this point, public sentiment is against the agreement, and acknowledged pro-canal volunteers cannot match the money and mail generated by the opposition. "The canal has a constituency, the treaty hasn't a constituency, and one has to be created for it," said U.S. negotiator Ellsworth Bunker. "... I've been out on the sawdust trail." Marsh added that treaty backers need to gain support "from the crossroads of America," where the average man dwells. They spoke the other day, about as far as you can get from sawdust or crossroads. The setting and situation tell part of the story of the lobbying mismatch. It was a sendoff luncheon at an exclusive Washington club for a delegation of about 20 civic, business and communications leaders, bound for Panama to meet with Panamanian and U.S. officials. Angier Biddle Duke, the former U.S. ambassador to Spain and a leader of the Citizens Task Force on Panama, said each member of the group contributed $1,000 to pay for the mission. \ They will, presumably, return to spread' the word in behalf of the treaty. The Committee of Americans for the Canal Treaties, headed by Marsh and S. Lee Kling, a former Democratic Party finance director, is trying to do the same thing. "President Ford, we believe, will be an active spokesman," said Marsh. Ford is one of the people featured in spot radio and television announcements the committee is sending to its supporters, seeking to have them broadcast on public service time. So is Wayne. The Conservative Caucus is seeking free broadcast time, too, for spot announcements taken from Ronald Reagan's Senate testimony against the treaty. But the heart of the opposition lobbying effort is a massive mail campaign, organized and financed by a coalition of conservative groups. They had been at work for months when the committee for the treaties was launched after a Sept. 7 breakfast at the White House. And there's more to it than liming. It also is a matter of tactics. The opponents gel the jump there, too, by starting their campaign from the bottom up, with mass mailings arranged by Richard A. Viguerie, the conservatives' master organizer and fundraiser. It shows. In its kit of inslruclions to treaty supporters, the pro- treaty committee notes: "Senate members have been inundated with mail againsl ratification. Most of that mail, however, is not of an individualized nature. That is, there are mass- produced letters which are all the same, and a great number of postcards. A personal letter from you to your senators will have much more impact." Perhaps, but in Senate mailrooms, the letters pro and con are more often counted than analyzed. So the conservatives have an emotional issue, an easy slogan — "giveaway" — and a game plan designed to generate maximum pressure. Letters from home are hard to ignore, even if they do have a suspicious similarity about them. That leaves the pro-treaty volunteers in a catch-up situation, trying to get their message across by spreading the word from the top so as to mobilize grassroots support. Their case is more complex and therefore more difficult to make. MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Meat, eggs and national brand coffee are cheaper this week in Kansas supermarkets than they were a week ago. Dairy products, sugar and bread are higher. The weekly Kansas Farm Bureau's shoppers guide survey Monday found price cuts on five of seven beef cuts and four of six cuts of pork. Eggs were down as much as four cents a dozen to a statewide average of 69 cents for extra-large eggs. Sirloin and round steak dropped six cents a pound—to $1.72 for sirloin and $1.25 for round steak—and ground beef was down a penny to 69 cents a pound. Rib steak rose a penny a pound to $1.71. At the pork counter, center cut pork chops fell seven cents a pound to $1.76. National brand bacon dropped two cents to $1.50 a pound, but store brand bacon posted a dime-a-pound increase to $1.38. Whole ham was up an average of three cents a pound to $1.24. The Farm Bureau survey found whole milk unchanged at $1.66 a gallon, but 2 percent milk was up two cents to $1.59 a gallon and butter was up two cents a pound to $1.44. National brand bread rose two cents to 52 cents for an 18- ounce loaf, and store brand bread was up a penny to 26 cents for a 16-ounce loaf. Cane sugar rose a nickel to $2.09 for 10 pounds, and beet sugar was up seven cents to $2.08 for 10 pounds. The survey found the statewide average for national brand coffee was down 16 cents a pound to $3.50, while store brand coffee rose six cents to $3.24. While potatoes rose 17 cents to $1.27 for 10 pounds. Feds to Bargain with Smut Defendant WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The government says it's ready to bargain with New York publisher Alvin Goldstein and Ihe other defendants to avoid a Ihird trial in the federal obscenity case. Assistanl U.S. Allorney Ben Burgess said Monday he would offer Goldslein and his attorneys Iwo oplions in an allempl to reach a settlement. "We want lo gel Ihe case resolved," Burgess said. "The public has some righl lo Ihe resolution of the case." The defendanls were named in a 12-counl indiclmenl accusing them of mailing obscene issues of Screw and OIVll YOU!' lUDCCT A IIEAKI Smul magazines inlo Kansas. Burgess said Ihe govern- menl may ask for dismissal of charges againsl Goldslein and James Buckley, Goldstein's former parlner, in exchange for a guilly plea by Goldslein's firm, Milky Way Produclions Inc. The maximum penally in that case would be a $60,000 fine. The defendants had suggesled such a move earlier, Burgess noled, bul governmenl proseculors rejecled it. He said he is now reconsidering because of the expense thai would be involved in anolher Irial. Anolher possibilily, Burgess said, is lo allow Goldstein (o plead no conlesl lo Ihe charges againsl him, accepling a guilly plea from Milky Way Produclions and dismissing charges againsl Buckley. Paint Sale 1/2 price on "EZ-15" latex paint. Reg. 8.99 gal. • 15-color interior • Flat finish • Covers in 1 coat *4 off "Gallery' latex. 6 99 Reg. 10.99 • 50-color flat interior • Covers in 1 easy coat • Great 6-yr durability • Golorfast, washable Save $ 1 Our fast-drying white "interior latex flat". Goes on easily O97 with brush or *il roller. Soapy- Reg. 3.99 watercleanup. gallon. Time to paint? See us. USE WARDS CHARG-ALL CREDIT 275-7116 1812 E. Kansas Avenue Garden City, Kansas In a no conlesl plea, a defendant does nol admit guill bul presenls no defense, avoiding Irial on Ihe case. Those Iwo proposals will be suggested lo defense attorneys as soon as possible, Burgess said. If they are rejected, he said, the government will probably seek a new trial. Neither Goldstein nor his al- torneys were immedialely available for commenl on Burgess' suggeslions. Two previous Goldslein trials have been held. U.S. Dislricl Courl Judge Frank G. Theis declared a mistrial Nov. 17 when jurors were unable to reach a verdict on the charges against the defendanls. Some jurors said aflerwards Ihey had been deadlocked wilh nine favoring acquittal and Ihree favoring conviclion. Lasl year, Ihe defendanls were Iried and convicled in Wichita, but the convictions were overturned by Ihe Irial judge on grounds lhal a governmenl prosecutor had made prejudicial stalemenls in his closing remarks to Ihe jury. Cat Imprisoned 23 Days in Camper BLACK EAGLE, Mont.(AP) — A member of Ihe Jim Smock family — "Barney" Ihe cal — was especially thankful this Thanksgiving. The Smocks had been looking high and low for Barney since he disappeared Halloween night. ' Barney, described by Mrs. Smock as a "long-haired alley cat," finally lurned up Thanksgiving eve. He had accidenlally been closed in Ihe family camper afler a Irip on Halloween and had been Irapped Ihere for 23 days wilhoul food or waler, Mrs. .Smock said. Bul, she said, Barney, "a super-big cal," was declared in good shape by a velerinarian afler a checkup. Barney, an avid camper before Ihe ordeal, apparenlly has losl his desire lo Iravel. Mrs. Smock said he "didn'l even wanl lo gel into the car to go to the vel's." When shopping becomes too much take a break with the BEST (T BOTH • 2 boneless whitemeat Chicken Planks TM • 1 Fish Fillet • Fryes The last thing you need to do while Christmas shopping is go home, cook, and clean the kitchen. You need a break. With the Best O' Both at Long John Silver's* You can relax and enjoy 2 Chicken Planks, 1 Fish Fillet, and fryes. Take a break. At participating shoppes. SEAFOOD SHOPPES 205 East Kansas Avenue Automotive bargains. Now save 1/3 on fiberglass- belted tires. Weirds bias-ply Twin Guard. • 2 fiberglass belts resist impact damage • 2 polyester body plies provide a smooth ride Free mounting. TUBELESS BLACKWALL SIZE A78-13 E78-14 F78-14 G78-14 H78-14 A78-15 G78-15 H78-15 L78-15 REGULAR PRICE EACH $33 SALE PLUS PRICE F.E.T. EACH I EACH 22.00 | 1.73 $40 26.65 i 2.26 $44 : 29.30 ! 2.42 $47 : 31.30 2.58 $49 i 32.65 , 2.80 $37 $48 $50 $56 24.65 i 1.93 32.00 2.65 33.00 2.88 37.30 3.12 NO TRADE-IN NEEDED. Whitewalls $4 more each. Twin Guard sale ends December 7. Big bias-ply value 16 s Low as Size A78-13 tubeless blackwall; plus $1.73 federal excise tax each. No trade-in needed. Tuhi-li-HS Illnckwull Size A78-13 B78-13 E78-14 F78-14 078-14 B78-15 G78-15 H78-15 Kvcryilit y I,uw PriiM 1 Kiu-h 16.50 19.50 22.50 23.50 24.50 20.00 26.50 I'lus K.K.T. Kiu-h 1.73 1.80 2.26 2.42 2.58 1.70 2.65 2.88 No Trade-In Needed. Now 30% off. Steel-belted Road Tamer Radial whitewall. Suit 1 I 1'lus Price I K.E.T. Kiirh j Eiirh 'IXllicless Whili'wull Sizi- KH7" If L'I)5,7IIH 14 (IHTU-I-r IJK7II IS' ±J.V7IW.|r, *7 IIK7M 15 .Mf) TnlM'i JK NOTKADK-IN NKKIIKM SINUI.K KAIMAI. 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Sav Wards dirt-trapping spin-on oil filter. Reduces engine Reg. 1.88 wear. Si/es lor «• eg most I'S cars. J[ Breather filter ........ 1.49 Unattembled. Save 6.00 Wards 2V 2 -ton steel automobile ramps. 5,000-lb. cap,/ pair. 8" lift. Not for super wide tires. REG. 25.99 SAVE AT WARDS LOW PRICES - USE CHARG-ALL CREDIT We care about your car. 1812 E. Kansas Avenue Garden City, Kansas Monday thru Saturday 9:00 . 5:30

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