Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 6, 1964 · Page 2
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editorials Page 4 fiardiMi ritv Thursday, February 6, 1964 "Ow! Oo! Ouch! Help! My Toes!" For a Green Spring T"\oes a Panhandle storm break the drouprht in this area? Some of the lonp-time weather observers say history proves it does. It's recognized by most Southwest Kansans, although seldom or belatedly by the official forecasters, that we must look southwest for our weather. When it's wet in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and northeastern New Mexico, it most often means moisture in Southwest Kansas. So from this angle, prospects here appear much improved. Until this week, winter weather patterns have been running against us as far as moisture is concerned. Once the trend is broken, we usually cnn expect some continued action to the southwest. It may be a green spring after-all. Letter to the Editor Reply on Trading Stamps • w •"» i Mr. Fine, your letter in today's (Feb. 3) Garden City Telegram, though well thought-out has some factors worth my valuable time to reply to: You state that the only protests against: trading stamps have been made by business people, and various business groups. As a business person who specializes in advertising specialties and a member of the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, I can reply that only business persons and organizations are capable of understanding the full impact of such an "advertising specialty", on the economy of the individual business and of the whole community. More than 400 business and professional persons, myself included, have voiced a protest against trading stamps in this buying area. One of the things you forget is that we are also buyers from other merchants in this area. We the members of this Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, both as business persons and part of the buying public, mast certainly do know the "ins and outs" about the various advertising "gimmicks" whih can and cannot be used and the cost thereof absorbed as a business expense. I have conducted a survey previously concerning the business of selling trading stamps — in a state which once allowed almost any type of radical scheme to sell stamps and has since restricted all stamp companies very, very much. This survey indicated that the actual cost of "giving" trading stamps was from 3 to 5 per cent of the gross revenue of the individual business — far too much to be absorbed in its "advertising" expense, therefore, the cost MUST be passed on to the customer who accepts or rejects the stamps. One of your greatest misleading statements was that no stamp representative have ever told the merchants of this cost. There is only one reason: NO stamp sales person wants the person to whom he is trying to sell his "free" stamp program to know the at,- ual cost, including the hidden costs of having workable capital tied up in a bunch of nearly worthless stamps nor of the sometimes additional labor cost of distributing these "free" stamps. Yes, it is true that some 40 states do recognize and permit trading stamps to be "given" away with purchases. As you are so "torn up" about our in- suiting your intelligence, I'll ask you, "Why have the other ten states outlawed their use as an advertising medium?" I know that you will "beat around the bush about that one, so I'll answer it myself; These ten states and their people KNOW that trading stamps are not "given" them and that its program of operation MUST come out of their porkefcbook ! ! ! You speak of a survey — Have you ever taken one among those who "give" any kind of trading stamp? Here's an invitation to make one of your own : Just go to Colorado or any other state where trading stamps are not prohibited nor restrained in any manner; ask the "little" businessman what his opinion about them — in nine times out of ten you'll get the reply: "I wish I had never heard of trad-Tig stamps; now that I'm stuck with them,, I CANT quit without losing all my old customers and not fret any new ones! ! ! We, the people of the Garden City trading area can not afford the million dollars annually to aid the American Saving Stamp Company become the giant which others in the same "gimmick" business have achieved. — . MARION V. CARMICHAEL, Carmichael Printing Service. The World Today LBJ, As Did JFK, Gets Approval for Job Energy 3 THE NUNS who are supervisors of various departments at St. Catherine hospital are taking turns now having long-postponed time off. The reason is that Sister Cornelia is on vacation from her Africa mission dispensary. + * * WHILE MAKING arrangements to return to Nigeria, Sister Cornelia is helping out here, shifting from department to department to relieve the regular supervisor. She is well-acquainted with St. Catherine because, she says, she's worked here "many times." Her last stint of duty was an OB supervisor from 1952 to 1959. Although Sister Cornelia is enjoying her busman's holiday, visiting and helping around in several of the Dominican-operated hospitals in the area, she is eager to get "back to work." And there's no question that she means her "work" is in the Dominican missions in Nigeria. it * * HOSPITAL STAFF members and friends have been enjoying the accounts and colored slides of her Nigeria work. Quick-witted and fun- loving as she is capable and understanding, Sister Cornelia is an authority on the Nigerian peoples, problems and government after three years of mission work. Humor you can readily tell, has opened muny doors for her even in a far-away land. * •* * AT THE dispensary in her mission (a three-nurse operation), there's plenty of paper work, she declared. File cards are made for everyone treated and summaries are made at the end of each day as to ages, $ex, religion, etc. The Nigerian Ministry of Health requires much of the record-keeping. Nigeria* is basically a Mohammadon country, but some natives are Anglican, Catholic or of Protestant denominations. The dispensary is for everyone. Surrisingly, only a very few patients list themselves as pagan, the nun said. (More Tomorrow) By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — This week President Johnson passed his 75th day in the White House without any known calamities. That was the way it was with President Kennedy in his first 75 days, too. But then the roof fell in on Kennedy. On his 85th day he headed into a major mistake, and it was self-made. That was the day the disastrous Cuban invasion got under way. And he had backed it. Nothing like It Is in sight for Johnson although critical trouble hit him earlier than Kennedy: The Panama riots which, were none of his doing- This is a picture of the two men in their first. 75 days and their problems: Both got wide public approval for the energy they put into their job. They had this and perhaps only two other things in common. Where President Elsenhower had operated through his staff, like a chairman of the board, Kennedy and Johnson tackled their multiple problems directly and both backed liberal programs. Those three elements — hard work, direct attention to details, and a definite social and political viewpoint—may be considered essentials of the presidency. But there is another vital one, judgment. Kennedy's judgment wasn't always good but ho had time to make up for his mistakes. He had almost three years in which to be weighed and measured through trial and error. At his death the country seemed to think he had balanced well. Johnson hasn't goofed badly yet, at least so far as can be seen. He'll probably make mistakes, maybe beauts, being human. But, with less than nine months before election, he doesn't have the time Kennedy did to make up for them. A couple of bad ones before November could ruin him. Since there were more than two months between Kennedy's election and the day he took office, Kennedy had one big advantage over Johnson. He had more time to get ready, to pick his own people and prepare his programs. The presidency just fell on Johnson. But this had its merits. He inherited a going concern. But, just because the men around him were already well known and had been appraised, it meant the nation put its entire attention on him. This by itself would force him or anyone to extra effort since it meant everything he did, and how he did it, was being compared with Kennedy. Jn some ways Johnson had an advantage over Kennedy, in some not- This country's most troublesome opponent, Premier Khrushchev, was both friendly and cantankerous with Kennedy, starting out. He has been mild and even almost self-effacing with Johnson. He had become more agreeable in almost three years of dealing with Kennedy, particularly after Kennedy forced him to take his missiles out of Cuba. Besides, Russian economic trou- bes forced him to fuss more at home. Kennedy had foreign problems in his first 75 days, but they weren't explosive for this country, like the Congo and Algeria. But Algeria was mainly a French concern; the United Nations had to tackle the Congo. Johnson's foreign troubles were more numerous, fiery and widespread. Some of them, like the Panama crisis, directly affected this country: A coup in South Viet Nam and French President Charles de Gaulle's recognition of Red China. These were in addition to the mutinies in Africa, the revolt in Zam'bar, civil war on Cyprus, and the old threat of war in Malaysia. Johnson still lacks the grace and ease with which Kennedy started out. In the beginning, at least, the two presidents' speeches had a very similar and very obvious literary flourish. They had pretty much the same men helping them. As time went on, Johnson's talks seemed less literary, more homely, perhaps not as sharply organized. In the long run this may be more efective than the self- conscious literary quality of the Kennedy talks and for one good literary reason: Kennedy's speeches were so deliberately literary they were sometimes corny. Ellis Bar Association Recommends Cruise HAYS, Kan. (AP)—The Ellis County Bar Association has recommended the selection of District Judge Benedict P. Cruise as successor to Justice Schuyler W. Jackson of the Kansas Supreme Court. He has been judge of the 23rd judicial district since 1954. > Garden City Telegram •ubllihed Dally Except Sunday and Five Holtdeyi Y.irlv Iv The Telegram Publishing Company Telephone »R 6-1232 117 E«it Chcitmif Hill Brown Mir\in Smith Edltoi Mmn»«;ei TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION By carrier a month In Garden City, $1.55. Payable to carrier In advance. By carrier In other cltlee where aervloe Is available, SOc per week. Bj mall to other addresses In Flnney, Lane, Scott, Wichita, Greeley, Hamilton Kearny. Grant Haikel and Gray countlea. $9.00 per year: elsewhere $15.00 per year. Local and area college atudenti, $5.00 for U-month acbool year. Second class postage paid at Garden City. Kansas. If Telegram motor carrier service Is required to have publication-day da- livery by mall In cities tliat have local carrier service, local carrier rate* Neratter of The Atioelated Pren The Associated Pres» Is entitled exclusively to the use for reproduction of all the local news printed In this newspaper as well aa all AP new* and lltDHtches. All rights of nubllcntlon of special dlsoatches are also reaervea. Garden City Sale Co.! Inc. STOCKER-FEEDER CATTLE SALE Friday, Feb. 7th Estimating 1,500 Head 7S choice Anqui btlftrt, SOO lb«. •5 good lo choice mind »teer» and helfeM, 450 to 400 Ibs. 75 good to choice tteer and heiftf calve*, 400 to 425 Ibt. 225 wklteface. red. roan and black calve*, 325 lo 400 Ibt. •0 choice whltefqc* heifers, 400 re 500 Ik* 215 butcher hog*. 75 stock a«d feeder plgi. Many more small Sale Start* at 11:00 ••«. Hog Sole * 11:00 a.m. Friday FAT CATTLE SALE Tuesday, Feb. llth Estimating SOO Head For Further Uformatloe, lUten To KIUL- 7:45 a.m. Tues. thru Frl. GaU Jerry Chraelka. II 4-4721 or Jack My, II 4-711* This is not a letter to the Editor. It it a fetter to the Stamp Mar» who wrote • letter to the editor. Dear Mr. Stamp Mart: Since stamps are not legal in Garden City, I had decided not to mention them any more. But you won't shut up so neither will I. -i ' * M Now, Mr. Stamp'Man, It all boils down to this: You are trying to take several mil-*"lion dollars out of Kansas each year and I am trying to keep those millions in Kansas! * I have before me a copy of Super Market News dated Dee. 23, 1963. One Headline says and I quote, "A & P Undercut In Prices by New Jersey Affiliate," unquote. Then the article states that Brady Farms Supermarkets, which Is owned by A 4 P undersells the A A P Stores because A A P gives stamps. I also have before me a copy of Food Topics which lists the top 50 Supermarket Chains it* the U.S., giving their sales, and profits for 'A3.'Three of th-sse chains have stores in Garden City. One made a profit of 1.56%, another 1.25% and the other 1.36% of sales. Now, Mr. Stamp Man, tell me how these 3 stores could buy stamps which cost 2% or more of sales and give them away and still stay in business untass they raised their prices. I would suggest, Mr. Stamp Man, that you write your next letter to Ann Landers. Sincerely^ Non-Stamp HA CRISP CARROTS MANGO PEPPERS CUCUMBERS WINESAP APPLES PASCAL CELERY E«eh lack . Lb. . Lb. on me 5 Always ea Tender HAMBURGER WACO BACON PORK STEAK PORK SAUSAGE PORK ROAST Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. CHILE Illb Ur** flNTO BEANS •lib WHITI KAN* Illlt DMA HANS Mil* Ur«« UNA HANS 100 M* 100 e« 100 ••» 100 «•* 10e lOe lOc lOc Welch's GRAPE JELLY 20-ei. Jar 39'3- *1 Santa Fe PANCAKE FLOUR Savt lOc 25 You WUI Like Their Mountain Flavor GREEN BEANS Save 25e 5 «- $1 Only I Pride of Georgia PEACHES !%225c Fro* Wash Cloth wilh Santa Fe TOILET TISSUE 4 g 35e •arkay OLEO Lb.23e GoM Medal FLOUR 5£49c Kraft Salad Dressing MIRACLE WHIP „ 49c Santa Fe CORN MEAL 5 £ 39c New Detergent AJAX Maxwell House COFFEE Maxwell House Instant COFFEE Instant NESTEA "S'1.19 £69c Can i-os. Jar '89c We Rewrvo The lioM To limit Qvontitieil TWO STORES TO SERVE YOU! "SONNII" TONE Wt W Uptown Food b«i Garten City STQNfl NO. 1 O'fN 1 e*. it '• e.» 7 day* e ••** ITONII NO. f OHM 7:10 e«. t. I »*. » t»V* e wet*

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