Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 3, 1964 · Page 3
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 3

Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, February 3, 1964
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"New Pieces Keep Turning Up" Drtw Repdfft editorials Page 4 finrilon City Tetotfram Monday, February 3, 19*4 Rocking fhe Boat T aw enforcement presents a dilemma similar to that which faces the weathermen. The guy in the middle, in this case the law officer, can't win. Thia city, as others, has several laws on its ordinance books which haven't been enforced. True, some are outdated, and others are difficult, by their very nature, tb enforce. But an attempt to do so can arouse a public used to getting by with some violations. Those who have been heard to complain about lack of enforcement now are complaining because of enforcement. Some apparently want laws for others rather than for themselvas. We can understand and accept a law which prohibits signs and vehicles out on a parking? But for the property owner, who must maintain this parking, it comes as a bitter pill. He is tempted to say to city or state highway officials : "If this is your property, then you keep it watered and mowed." But as a taxpaying public, we all are gwners of this property. And as owners, we have an obligation to maintain it. On the other hand, we don't have the right to abuse it with view-blocking signs and vehicles. Laws are made, or should be, for the protection of all. And as such they should be enforced, or removed from the statute books. » Jliff SOMETHING LIKE a thousand women in this community have received invitations to become members (active or inactive) of the Belles of St. Ca;the- rine, a booster organization for St. Catherine hospital Belles president, Ora (Mrs. M. M.) Higgins hopes everyone will read the letter — and that many will respond to it. Any woman who <lid pot pet a letter but who is interested in the organization, may call Mrs. Hicrsrins for complete information. Anyone interested in the hospital may he a Belle. BETTER GET started cutting and pasting your Valentines, * * * IT'S A good thing we never got around to making a hard and fast ru'e d> k. against printing elephant jokes in this apace, because we are going to today. . . with apologies to the editor ... and all readers everywhere. *• * *• Why do elephants live in the jungle? Because it's out of the high rent district Why don't elephants like martinis? Did you ever try to get an olive out of your nose? + * * What did the elephant say when the Volkswagen ran into him? "How many timas have I told you kids — don't play in the street!" *• * * Where do baby elephants come from? BIG storks. * * * How do you housebreak an elephant? You get 14 copies of the New York Times ~the Sunday edition. 1963 FIRST IN KANSAS Hoi Boyle Soys — Quarrels Erupt at Mealtime NEW YORK (AP)-Thlngs • columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: One way to keep peace in the family is to keep mum before meals. A survey found that most quarrels between husbands and wives erupt just before the dinner hour. If all the motor vehicles In the United States were placed bumper to bumper they would form a line long enough to reach the moon— and some days that seems to be just what has happened. Ardent hobbyls'.s sometimes Impress us as being a bit balmy but psychiatrists say no. They have found that well . balanced individuals are more likely to have hobbies than those who are either neurotic or psychotic. Our quotable netablet; "We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity- romantic love and gunpowder" —Andre Maurois. The present generation has seen a great religious revival in this country, but, according to Catholic Digest magazine, 100 million Americans still profess no particular religious faith. In 1DG2, cancer claimed more than 275,000 lives. Doctors estimate that earlier diagnosis could have prevented approximately 75,000 of these deaths. Washington is the only state named after a U.S. president, Four state capitals bear presidential names. They are Madison, VVis.; Jefferson City, Mo., Jackson, Miss.; and Lincoln, Neb. *: If you knock over the pepper shaker, that's a sign company is coming. You can also expect visitors if your eyebrow itches, you get two pieces of butter on your plate, or if a bumblebee flies in an open window in your home. Quickies: Frogs can sing under water. About a fifth of the earth's surface is permanently frozen. Hogs fatten better and fight less if soothing music Is piped into their pens. Ripe watermelons range in weight from five to 135 pounds. Women suffer seasickness more often than men. It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who observed, "We are always getting ready to live, but never living." Garden 1>l«tgr«.v Published Daily Except Sunday end Flv* Holidays yearly by The Telegram Publishing Company tt 117 Halt __ __ Ohesuuit _ MR «-MSt BUI Rruwo Marvisi Smltk .. ....... Advertlnlnc Mi«i«at Member ut the AikoclaUd Prctf The Associated Press u entitled at- clusively to the use (or reproduction of all the local news printed ID tht« newspaper w well a* all AP newt tnd dispatcher 411 right* of oub'icat- also reserved. T»ruii *l MabstrtPliea By carrier a month in Garden CU». II 55, payable t o earrUr In advance. By eanridr m otnei citlw w«*re eervlce 1* available, SOc per vok. B* mail to other addresses in ftan»v. Laiw. Scott. Wichita. Oreetey; Ham..ton. Kearay. Grant Ha*k*ll Gray counties. (9.00 per yaar; wiiere $15.00 per year. Second class ullage oaid at Clt.v Kan«&*. If Telegram motor carrier service Is required to hav« i>uplicaUon-4e» delivery by mall in clues that have local carrier twice, loeaj iat«» Letter from Ike's Farm r Manager Reveals Financing WASHINGTON — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, answering a question by Lou Gordon of WXYZ Detroit about gifts to the Gettysburg farm, replied last week; "This is one man's tissue of lies." He was referring to a column published by this writer on Jan. 25, reporting that the Gettysburg farm had been financed by three oilmen, the late W. Alton Jones of Cities Service, George E. Allen of Washington, and W. G. "Billy" Byars of Tyler, Texas. As to whether the facts in this column were a tissue of lies or the truth, I quote a leter from Gen. Arthur S. Nevins, Ike's farm manager, dated Jan. 28, 1958, addressed to both Allen and Byars, with a carbon copy to Jones. The letter begins with the salutation, "Dear George and Billy," proceeds to discuss part of the farm operation, and then continues: "New tubfccf — The funds for the farm operation are getting low, so would each of you also let me have your check in the usual amount of $2,500, A similar amount will also be transferred to the partnership account, from W. Alton Jones' funds. "I bought an exceptionally fine cow, a daughter of Eva's Bandolier Lad, Karama family, at the Thorn asville sale, but I can handle her purchase price from our normal operating funds. We have sold 4 steers recently for 30V4 cents Ib, and will have some more to sell soon. "With warm regards to all of you." In tho left-hand corner of the letter is a notation that a carbon copy ii being sent to W. Alton Jones, Note — Mr. Jones, a close personal friend of former President Eisenhower, later was killed in an airplane crash at Idlewild Airport while en route to visit Ike at Palm Springs. A total of $61,000 was" found in cash and travelers checks in his brief case and his wallet after the crash. Allot from the above letter, there is clear evidence that the Eisenhower farms were financed by Jones, Allen, and Byars. E. Donald Scott, a former implement dealer and a leading Republican of Adams County, Pa., has stated that he was paid by checks on an Allen-Byars account in the Gettysburg National Bank. Victor Re, the Gettysburg contractor who built the $30,000 showplace barn for the Eisenhower farms, said that he had been paid by checks from a joint« Allen-Byars account, also that he had built three smaller barns on the Eisenhower farms at a cost of around $7,500 to $8,000 a piece, also paid out of the Allen- Byars checking account. Robert Hartley, assistant farm manager, a graduate of Penn State University of which Milton Eisenhower was once president, is an expert on Black Angus cattle. He said that his salary was paid by Byars and Allen, as well as those of the hired hands on the place, which number between five and ten. Asked specifically if Byars and Allen paid General Nevins' salary, Hartley replied: "I guess you'd say that." Later he firmly repeated that the two oilmen, not Eisenhower, were the source of General Nevins' salary. Although the evidence noted above does not appear to be exactly "one man's tissue of lies," there is another conclusive way of establishing the source of the money which paid the upkeep of the Eisenhower farmj — namely Internal Revenue. Tax agents refused to let the three oilmen take business deductions on their payments to the Gettysburg farm. They were ruled to be gifts. The Senate Rules Committee, now probing the Bobby Baker scandals, has the power to subpoena the tax records of the three oilmen from internal Revenue. Sen Hugh Scott, a Pennsylvania Republican, is a member of this committee and an eager- beaver digger into all the facts regarding Baker. Scott is also a close friend of Eisenhower. In order t. clear Ike's name and prove that the facts regarding the Gettysburg farm finances are or are not tissue of lies, Senator Scott should move inside the Rules Committee to get all the tax facts regarding these gifts. That lavender carpeting — Bobby Baker has asked hU attorney to sue thn FHA regarding its statements about the fancy townhouse with the lavender wall-to-wall carpeetlng thai he rented to his secretary Carole Tyler and a girlfriend. The FHA ordered the girls to clear out, charging that Baker falsified the application which routinely prohibited him from signing for any other occupants. Baker .told his lawyer that he informed the FHA at the time of his application his secretary Would occupy the house. Future of Chairman Miller — Republican leaders have agreed to postpone until July a decision on whether to oust dynamic Congressman Bill Miller as chairman of the Republican National Committee. Lgftftr to Hit EdttOf For Trading Stamps 1 thought' you might be interested in some things that are taking place around the state in regard to the current "saving" stamp issue. As you know, the only expression heard 9o far in regards to the new stamps have been greatly exaggerated protests by some businessmen and various business groups. And no one ha* thought to consider the 1 opinions of the "people", — the man on the street the housewife in the home, the ones who spend their money with 'the merchant and are entitled to know whether or not something is good for them. In Lyons and several other communities in the central part of the state, the papers are conducting surveys, soliciting the opinions to be written in by their readers. The results are very enlightening and at midweek of this past week, I understand one paper had received over 500 letters and opinions on the subject. The results of a far-reaching survey could wield & mighty strong influence in the "fair and proper handling" of the stamp issue by merchants for their customers. With interest I've been reading some of the mistaken figures of added costs which "they" come up with (costs which no stamp representative have ever quoted them) and this tack-on cost, they are quick to tell you, must be passed on to the consumer. One thing never mentioned is that the consumer receives the most value for this saving stamp which is redeem- td for U.S. Savings Bonds — far more than any existing merchandise stamps in other states. Quite often I receive newspapers from the more distant parts of the state and outstates. Just read what's going on in other places. In reading the Kansas City Star last Thursday, my greatest cause of wonder was not that Mr. Pinley was threatening to take the ball team (A's) out of Kansas City. But that page after page of grocery market ads showed that store prices are the same in Kansas as they are in Missouri, yet the Missouri stores all give stamps. It's time for figuring out who's protecting whom for what? With a proven promotional media that has been widely accepted in 40 states since its inception lost face. Why is it that one lone state's merchants groups continue to oppose its ability to conduct itself as a recognized and legal legitimate business. It's pretty much of an insult to our intelligence as free thinking people. Next thing you know "they'll" be wanting to black out the Thursday evening Andy Williams T.V. »how because it carries a well-knwon trading stamp sponsorship. Let's have a survey, sir! — Stamp-Happily Yours, DONALD FINE, American Saving Stamp Co. representative and fellow Kansan. Wwont HOUSE OF CARPETS WHERE YOU SELECT FROM THE NATION'S FINEST CARPET LINES! 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