editorials "Let's Not Get Panicky, Fellows—This Could Have Some Pretty Amusing Aspects" A Sign of Service *T*he annual audit and statistical report of St. Cath- v erine Hospital should be of interest to all Garden Citians and to those in the area who look here for their medical services. While the financial picture was much improved over past years, the significant aspect is that which is behind the fiscal facts. A hospital is here to serve. The increased use of St. Catherine facilities means that our hospital is doing just that. And in fulfilling the demands for its services, the hospital is doing so with the efficiency and pood management which has put the profit and lo,<M statements in the black. It should be noted that this has iteen done while keeping rates below average for this size of hospital. But clouding an otherwise bright picture is the total of "uncollectible"' accounts. In many cases, those responsible are unable to pay. But in too many other cases, those who owe refuse to accept a responsibility to pay. It's a strange quirk of human thinking which causes some individuals not to pay for the greatest value they possess — Lheir health. They ignore both physician and hospital bills, and even get indignant when any pressure is used to collect. The threat of repossession keeps car, home, appliance and furniture bills paid, but our bodies are ours only to possess. That a large portion or unpaid accounts are from young people reflects on the "nothing down, years to pay" economy in which they grew up. St. Catherine Hospital will continue to serve us without discrimination on our ability to pay. But we should be more than willing to respond through payment. Letter to Hie Editor About Basketball Fans In answer to some of your questions in your Monday January 27, issue in reference to small crowds attending our basketball games,. Possibly the paying members of the Quarterback Club have already given their answer at their regular meeting. , However, as I listen to non-paying Quarterback members, as well as paying members, while sipping coffee at the Warren Hotel or watching a game in the gym, there are many answers from the four corners of the map. One particular comment is regarding the admission charge to the college games. It is $1.25 per adult and when there are children the cost becomes excessive. There are a large number choosing only a few of the games which they think will be attractive. The, opinion is that three adult tickets for $3.00 is better than two adult tickets for $2.50 and a third more empty seats. Then maybe those who cannot go early do not like to sit on the narrow seats without backs and have someone's knees punch you in the back; .••'. . Of course, I do not beflieve many persona would stay home from a ball gnme because they cannot carry a coke or, a bag of pop-corn into the gymnasium but I do kriow there are a large number of • women who do not care to combat the half-time crowd for refreshments. It is just another privilege of the paying .public enjoyed at a basketball game. Two of ttie familiar comments Heard about the team playing Is the question of why it takes over half of the season to learn to : throw free throws and that, as long as the team is playing catch near the back-court line the ball is not being advanced and. we know there are no points recorded unless the ball goes down the hatch. The above ideas are passed along from sports loving persons who are some of the most faithful attending the games. There is nothing like being in a crowd yelling and screaming (as well as beefing) while your home team is displaying their dexterity on the basketball court. — J. D. ADAMS. Garden City. The WytdTodoy R,usk May Do More Talking By.JAMIS MARLOW Associate! Prcts Newt Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) ~ That Preside^ Johnson has a high regard ^Secretary of State'Dean Rusk is known. Not known is , how much he will let Rusk lalk. At this point perhaps Johnson ; doesn't know. ,' Under President John F. Kennedy, Riwk was a secondary and almost shadowy figure who played second fiddle. He was an expert technician in the highly complex "foreign affairs field where he had specialized since school days. , But ht stayed in the background, letting Kennedy make all the important announce, inents and pronouncements. Rusk seemed highly satisfied to leave it (j)ftt way, This was a switch from the days of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He often sounded like an echo of his older, forceful, sometimes belligerent and always colorful secretary, John Foster Dulles, who djed of cancer in 1959. Dulles asserted himself from ; the begnning, apparently with Eisenhower's full blessing. Dulles was foreign policy. He was in office only seven days when he talked to the nation on television. 1 It was a harsh, flamlwyant, and in a way undiplonuutic talk. But it set the tone for Ills «ix years in office. Dulles worked extremely hard. So does Rusk, but differently. The public was far more aware of Dulles with his record-breaking travels and sometimes unfortunate comments. The change under Kennedy was so complete it had to be deliberate. Rusk's statements, never as memorable as Dulles'. w»re almost invariably the obvious ones. Or he simply repeu.v*.. u position already taken by Kennedy. As a result, his place in the history books won't be as vivid as Dulles'. But from the standpoint of day-to-day living it was easier on him. His low • key observations had a special benefit for him. He has never been criticized as Dulles was. If you doubt it, just try to remember when Rusk has been criticized for anything, even in Congress by Republicans. Dull** mad* headlines but exposed himself and the Elsenhow " administration to a lot of rebukes, although 'Dulles always seemed to be . itting them because it was he, more than Eisenhower, who stuck his neck out. In his Senate years Kennedy seemed to pay more attention to foreign affairs than Johnson, who made his fame as an operator on domestic problems. Therefore, Kennedy had some positive ideas of his own when he took offce. For this, reason it won't be surprising that if for a whHe at least Johnson lets Kusk do 'more talking than Kennedy did. This is unlikely to last long. Johnson likes to talk, perhaps more than Kennedy. In the end he probably will, like Kennedy, do the main talking on foreign policy while, like Kennedy, getting advice from Rusk. Drew Pearson Reports LBJ Considers Newspaper Publisher for AEG Post WASHINGTON - Clint Anderson, the astute and able Senator from New Mexico, has been bending the ear of his old friend, ex-Senator Lyndon Johnson of Texas, to get the No. 1 political chameleon of the Southwest appointed to the Atomic Energy Commission. He is Robert McKinney, publisher of the "oldest newspapter in the West," the Santa Fe New Mexican, who was a rootin' tootin' Democrat when Truman made him assistant, secretary of the interior, then became • root- in' tootin' Republican when Eisenhower appointed him to the International Atomic Energy Commission, then came back to the Democratic fold when Kennedy made him Ambassador to Switzerland. , Though he has been all things to all political parties, McKinney has been faithful to at least one man — Senator Anderson. Anderson, who has most of the press against him in New Mexico, got McKinney his job with Truman, later his job with Eisenhower, then his job with Kennedy, and now wants to reward McKinney's infidelity with a job from Johnson. When McKinney began angling for an appointment under Eisenhower, he gave orders to his editor, Joseph Lawlor, to ditch the paper's pro-Democratic policy, omit critical cartoons by Herb- lock, tone down criticism of Ike, and especially of Admiral Lewis Strauss, then •chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. McKinney's political turnabout finally got too much for editor Lawlor. He resigned. Said Lawlor: "As McKinney left for VI- enna to take his new job, he told me; 'My primary interest is in seeing the monthly balance sheet.' " tut a few day* after Kennedy wai elected, McKinney hung his Republican clothes back in the closet, took his Democratic togs out of mothballs, and started angling for a job as Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. Kennedy, wise to McKinney's palpitating record, turned him down. Finally JFK yielded to McKinney's No. l political backer, Senator Anderson, and offered McKinney the ambassadorship to Switzerland. The Swiss are a polite, long suffering people. They had just tolerated Eisenhower's hardboll- ed, inconsiderate columnist friend, Henry J. Taylor, as Am* bassador; and Kennedy apparently figured they could suffer some niore. They did. They heaved a big sigh of relief when McKinney resigned. With Johnson in the White House, McKinney is angling for the job he covets most — appointment to the Atomic Energy Commission, and eventually its chairmanship. His great ambition is to succeed his close friend, Admiral Lewis Strauss. As a Senator, Johnson did a good job of blocking Strauss »s Secretary of Commerce. But Ander&on, a key meiube. of the Senate Finance Committee and a good influence on most issues, gave Lyndon potent lupport in pushing the Tax Bill. So the No. 1 chameleon of the Southwest may achieve his ambition. Prf*id*nt Jehnien has on his desk » book with enough am- munition to bjow the military lobby sky-high if it tries to kill his cutbacks of military spending. The book, "The Passion of the Hawks," by Tristram Coffin, reveals that two of Mr. Johnson's loudest critics on defense policies, Senators Barry Goldwater, R., Ariz., and Strom Thurmond, D., S.C., are serving in Congress illegally. Both Goldwater and Thurmond are major generals in the Re- series, (Tarrying out military duties and being paid for such duties. The Constitution, however, explicitly states; "No person holding any office under the United States shall be a member of either House during his continuance in office." Furthermore, Congress Itself has decided in the past that a member cannot be both a Congressman • and a General. • A cltlbrattd cat* as that of Sen. James H. Lane of Kansas, who took his seat July 4, 1861. A few weeks before this, he was appointed a brigadier general in the volunteers, corresponding to the reserves; whereupon the governor of Kansas declared his se,at vacant, and the Senate Judiciary Committee ruled: "In the opinion of the committee the office of Brigadier General under the United States is incompatible with that of either House of Congress. By accepting the office of Brigadier General the sitting member, Mr. Lane, virtually resigned his seat in the Senate, and it became vacant at the time." The new book, "The Passion of the Hawks," 'quotes from a celebrated debate in which one of tht great legal experts of the House states: "The object of such a Constitutional inhibition was not merely to remove mem- "bers of Congress from the tempt ation of Executive favors, but it was designed to enforce the the oretical separation of several de partments of government. . ." 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If Telegram motor carrier aervle* is required to hav* publication-day delivery by mall In cities that havt ioca) carrier service, local carrlet * me IF YOU want a preview of the Community Concert that'll be presented here March 24, watch the Tonight show (TV channel 11) tomorrow night (Friday). The Romeros, a. guitar group composed of Caledonia Romero and his three sons, will be on the show. The Romeros apparently are coming up fast in the entertainment world. On February 7th they will present the first guitar recital ever given in Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center. Local Community Concert officials are congratulating their own foresight in booking the Romeros this season. "They'll cost twice as much by next year," one said. * * * MORE ABOUT music: A musi?ian in this town suggests that anyone who is interested in.tak- ing up something musical, regardless of their talents, consider the auto harp. It's a zither-like instrument, she says, and anyone can learn to play it in no time at all. It's nice music and it's fun. Also you can buy one for from 80 to 40 dollars. * * * ATTENTION OLD Scouts. In February the Boy Scouts of America will be celebrating their 54th birthday. Pack 4. k, 6.1 at St. Mary's church is planning a birthday' dinner and to help the boys get a better idea of the history of scouting, den mothers are looking for snapshots, handcrafte, badges or any mementoes that Boy Scouts of yesteryear may be able to lend them. DEN MOTHER EarJene (Mrs. J, J.) Appel- .hans says something like 86 million men and boys have been in the Scouting program during the 54 years. Surely some of them live here and have interesting keepsakes. Other den mothers' of Pack 61 are Lorefcta (Mrs. Leonard) Franz, Alberta (Mrs. Adam) Rupp and Josie (Mrs. Tony) Geier. If you can contribute something to. the .Scouting history display, call one of them, Men Get Tired Of Such Remarks tlty day? My doctor lets me have, 1,800 on my diet— and tftt pounds are simply metting ott" NEW YORK <AP)-Remarks a man on a diet gets tired of hearing: "Gee, George, have you been putting on more weight lately?" "I don't see why you make such a fuss about losing weight. All it takes is a little strength— the strength to push yourself away from the table." "Why bother to take it 6«? As soon as you quit starving yourself, it comes right back on." "If George ever did some real work, he wouldn't have *U that blubber on him in the first place." "You should be like me. Jto matter how much I stuff myself, I never seem to gain an ounce." "Mtytot you h*v« lost five pounds, George. All 1 can say is that it still doesn't show." "I read in a medical journal that only two out of every 100 people who diet themselves slim stay that way—so it looks like your're up against pretty hopeless odds. "If you didn't have some hidden frustration you probably wouldn't have gotten so fat to begin with. Maybe food is your consolation for some childhood sorrow.'' "George has the weirdest dreams lately. Last night, for example, he dreamed he was taking a bath in a tub full of mashed potatoes and coconut custard pudding." "I IMf* til order the peach parfait for desMtt. What'll you have, dear—another radish or a nice carrot?" "At your «g0, the more weight you loi« the more wrinkles you get in your fact." "You mean yout doctor only lets you have 1,209 calories a —Whether buying of selling Telegram Want Adi! JOHN TATRO M M4M NOTICE My office will be from Feb. 6 through Feb. 9 whilt we attend a research itminar in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. K. L Bourne 417 N, Miin . Garden City, Kansas Freshness and Flavor Now the entire family can enjoy weight control the modern, economical way with Figure 8, the vitamin-fortified skim milk! Figure 8 is high in taste appeal... low in calories. You can almost watch those excess pounds disappear! So why wait? 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