Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 13, 1964 · Page 3
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 3

Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, February 13, 1964
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editorials Pea.* 4 t llv Tolo«rnm Thursday, February 13, 1964 -You Can't Do Tbi§ To Mel* One-Way the Answer? A re onn-\vny streets the one way to improve the downtown traffic flow? Many cities have used one-way traffic to answer vehicular problems. For narrow streets, such a move is the obvious and the only answer. Although Garden City streets are wide enouph to facilitate 2-way traffic with ease, especially with parallel parking, making some one-way thoroughfares may greatly improve traffic flow. I'ut we view (he greatest need within the downtown area, and making 7th and 6th streets one-way isn't the answer. Instead, the we advocate making some of (he so-called "side" streets one-way to rc- liovo downtown congestion. Chestnut and Laurel between 7th and 8th hoth are too narrow for angle parking. While parallel parking would help, making these streets one way would be an even hotter move. This not only would case the tight: equeeze<< now experienced on these streets, but would help Main Street traffic flow by eliminating a portion of the turning traffic at the Laurel and Chestnut intersections. It appears almost ridiculous to ease 7th, with parallel parking and one-way traffic, and then retain the crowded conditions on Chestnut and Laurel. Whatever is done will meet with some opposition, depending on how it affects various people involved But it requires the study of experts (which probably rules out the opinions stated above). Not at Any Price t^ansas State University, for many years a doormat in Big Eight foofcboll competition, has started a crash program to improve its gridiron fortunes. K-State officials reluctantly have admitted that a school's stature is measured by its athletic prow- resis. There are some notable exceptions, such as the University of Chicago, but its situation in that teeming metropolis is somewhat different than that of Kansas State. We agree that if the Wildcats want to continue In Big Eight football play, they must produce better teams and, in turn, draw bigger crowds. But the entire idea of athletic recruitinpr is repulsive to what we believe the original intent of scholastic sports and inter-collegiate competition. And what does it take to be competitive in today's major college football? First — money. Then come the things this money can buy — big, tough, beefy football players. The rugged and oft-times cut-throat comipetition between colleges for football talent forces these school* to make unlimited offers in tuition, books, fee«, meala, housing and other provisions. Many athletes are "paid" through alumni funds, and given new cars by loyal alums. This has caused many outstanding high school athletes, and their parents, to "shop around" for the best deal. While athletic ability has and will enable many young men to get an education who otherwise could not do so, it has been over-emphasized. We want to see good football at Kansas State, but nrtt at any price. Drtw Pearson Reports China Plots to Take Over Africa; Needs Room Hal Boyle Says — Some Letters Rarely Written ••NEW YORK (AP) — Frag- pi nils of letters people would If e to get but rarely do: • "In order to provide a more cjozy international flavor to flieir rock V roll group the English Beatles are interested in adding an American mem- b?r. We think your 19-year-old S'Mi would be ideal — provided y-n have- no objection to letting liis hair grow longer. Of course, he would receive only $1,000 a \voek to start, but—" "Marry, my conscience has has been bothering me ever since 1 put that measly 25-year l>in in your lapel at our last old- t'mcr;' banquet. I was wondering if you and the missus v ouldn't join me and my wife rn a cruise through the Carib- b -an next month aboard our company yacht. Don't worry nbout the expenses. I'll awiP fiat out later with the Internal Kevenuo Service myself." "That leak you asked me to check in the oil storage tank in your summer cottage isn't a l.'ak at all. That oil is oozing riyht out of the ground, and the basement already is half full. You don't need a plumber—voti reed « geoloui-l. Incidentally, mv partner and I are wi'ling to off^r voti $50,000 for the property — ji'st as she stands." "Because of an unfavorable long - range weather forecait which predicts heavy snow next week, we are abandoning for this year our plans for a night hike. We know you will be bitterly disappointed at having the outing called off. Better luck next year," "It is our sad duty to Inform you tli at your uncle has expired and your cousin, Wilberforce, who as a Socialist ha» had • lifelong prejudice against inher- ted wealth, refuses his share of the os'ate. This leaves you tole heir. The estate includes $1,000- OOo in cash, and a frame photograph of your uncle. Do you want the photogranh—or should we send it to Wilberforce?" "Sir, we hive received a communication from a Jady claiming to be your wife who says t'mt after 4fl v»>ars of living with you she'd like to enlist as a woman auxiliary of the French Foreign Legion. Although the legion isn't active any more, we are always looking for a good cook out this way. So if you can recommend her barbecued lamb, niease shin the ladv FOB to Sldi bel Abbes, Algeria. Tell her to be sure and bring a good supply of veils." —Whether buyiny or selling, use Telegram Want Ads! Garden City Telegram Dally Except Sunday «ne) Flv* H«lle)«yi The Telegram ^ublUtiing Camp«ny Telephone |» t-3231 II* |a>t Hill It row 11 MUM U.i.-iin Smith eavertleitf Maoat»f TKUMS Of aUBSORIPTION ™~ Hy carrier a month In Garden City tl 55 Payable to carrier (a artvanee. By carrier In other cltlea when* service la available. 3Uc par week ttf mull IP other *ii<tr<>8s68 In Ftuney. Lau«. Scott. Wichita. Urcaley Hanillto* Keaniy. Orant Hwkel and Oray countlM. SJ.QO per VMTI eUevher* flS.Qt V>er your. Lieal ana are* college etudent* Si-UU tor *-montb aptutol treat- b-M .IIK: o:»is piiataee paid »t Garden City, KfUM 1( Ti'!t«rani motor carrier aervlce U required (o h»v» yubllo*tlon-day delivery by mall ID citiea that have local e»rrt*r Itrne* lofitvi carrier rat« Uewtwr ft TM *»wela««¥ The Asaoclutud Prts s U entitled • to tha uie tot reproduction pt H!I the local news printed In IbU newtpaper a* veil a* all AP newe mo AJ1 rlsUU of publlcaUoo of »p«clal d|«f>«ich,«« art alao ra*enre« t WASHINGTON - Diplomatic reporls from Africa state that the real reason for Chinese attempts to forment trouble In East Africa is the Chinese ambition to take over that vast and relatively empty continent. Jam-packed with 700,000,000 people, the Chinese need expansion space more than anything else. They have eyed relatively empty Siberia, but this brings them Into conflict with their onetime ally, Russia. They have eyed Southeast Asia, which Is one reason for the drive to infiltrate South Vietnam,, Laos, and Indonesia. However, thess countries are relatively crowded already. East and Central Africa, however, remains a great partial |ame preserve inhabited by scattered tribes which could easily be organized and exploited. Suddenly in East Africa this winter, 300 Chinese turned up where there had been none before. Some posed as Chinese newspapermen. All were Communist organizers and agitators. Incidentally, the once great ally of the United States, Pakistan, has been partially responsible for letting these Chinese travel direct to Africa. Ever since the United States stared giving military aid to India to combat the Chinese Invasion of her northern border, the Pakistan government has been leaning toward the Red Chinese, gave them important landing prlvile- leges. Chinese diplomats, agents, and agitators can now fly on a short route to Africa, thanks to the help of a country into which we have poured some three billions of dollars. When Vice President Nixon described Nikita Khrushchev as the ablest, all-round world leader, ha wai being personally generous. He knew that Khrushchev does not have the same view of him. When I was in the Soviet Union Khrushchev told me: "Nixon is an actor. You can tell every move you are going to mate In advance. I wouldn't trust him around the corner." Of Eisenhower, Khrushchey said: "He was a man who sincerely wanted peace but didn't control his own administration." Of John F. Kennedy, he said: "He's a man you can disagree with but still respect." Of Tone John. Khrushcehv said: "He felt the pulse of his time." A ireat teacher, sometimes called the No. 1 geographer of the USA, celebrated his 90th birthday last week — J- Russell Smith of Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania, now living In retirement at Swarthmojre, Pa. Dr. Smith has written more geography books than any man in America. But numbers of books ii not what has given him Impact. U has been his interpretation of geography — the manner in which soil, climate, mountain ranges, water have influenced historv, cai's«d the wnnad raids across Asia and Europe, stopped mjn's conquest of the Amazon valley, brought greater industrial development to the limestone — underlaid Lehlgh Valley of Pennsylvania and its continuation the Shenahdoah Valley of Virginia and Us further continuation, the black belt of Alabama. Almost everyone has forgotten it, but back in the early days of Roosevelt's New Deal, it was J. Russell Smith who pioneered soil conservation. He had helped to train Rex Tugwell, who became Undersecretary of Agriculture, Dr. Hay Moley, one of FDR's right hand men, and Dr. Leon Henderson who became OPA Administrator. Their idea* — actually Smith's ideas — helped to mould the New Deal. .Most important and more lasting was Dr. Smith's crusade against letting the top-soil of America wash into the rivers. He had preached against this in the classroom, and in Washington he urged its adoption. The Soil Conservation Bureau is largely his baby. And at the age of 90 Dr. Smith can drive by hundreds of thousands of little ponds and terraced fanm fields as his most important monument to the life of America. In reeerting on congressmen with good attendance records, I overlooked the phenomenal record of Barratt O'Hara, D-I11., who holds the 11-year record for answering roll calls and our-vim calls; also that of Morris Udall, D-Arh. My apologies . . . President Johnson growled to aides last week that he now understood why President Kennedy had canceled his subscription to the New York Herald Tribune. LBJ was reading the Herald Trlb's story accusing him of being ineffective on foreign affairs. He did not, however, cancel his subscription. . . . When Lynda Bird Johnson, elder daughter oi the.President was asked if she couldn't persuade her father not to work so hard, she replied: "If you newspapermen will quit hounding him so much, I'll persuade him not to work so hard" . . . The Navy says that Jack W. Colter, crack life insurance salesman from Pensacola, will not be able to sell insurance on the cruise of the Enterprise — even if he wanted to. Colter had been in the Norfolk area only 48 hours before he sold two policies for Massachusetts Mutual . . . Salter Reuther's U"ited Auto Worker publication, "Ammunition," was probably the first to warn of the danger of lung cancer from cigar- rettds — in February 1951 . . In the Pennsylvania battle between Irish Democrats and Italian Democrats to nominate a candidate for the Senate, Justice Michael A. Musmanno was chosen. He's of Italian descent but has an Irish first name. Comets probably are composed of the ices of water, methane and ammonia with a sprinkling of space dilst. *m WE ARE reminded these days of "beetle" attacks back in the summers of our youth. Right at the height of the garden-growing sea- don, someone in the neighborhood would put out the alarm that the "beetles were moving in. And sure enough, sometinie before the day was done, great gray armies of beetles would attack the vegetable gardens. They were small, maybe a half-inch long, but numerous; and unless they were counterattacked, they'd leave a large garden stripped to the stems in a eounle of hours. There was something you could do to head them off or annihilate them, and we did it whenever we had sufficient warning. But we can't remember what it wag. We do remember that if a beetle bit or stung (or whatever he did) you, you'd have a sizeable water blister . . . "beetle blister," we called them. t * * WELL, THE Beatle blight that is upon the land today is quite another thing; but a lot of folks are plenty blistered about it. WE HAVE heard grown women of I it the Sinatra-swoon age, deploring it; and • ' ' probably there are some Valentino fans around who are viewing the Beatle-nute with alarm. But what amused us moat was a former Elvis Pres- ely-ite who «aid "how dumb can you get!" No doubt the beatnik colonies are howling too. * » * A FRIEND of our second daughter already has had a Beatle haircut (or un-cut) fashioned for herself — but she's ftill working on the side-burns! A father of many sons in our neighborhood is about to throw in his clippers. For years he has turned out the cleanest cut crew in town, and now his boys may come down with Beatlitis. SURELY BY now someone has. said it: "To Beatle or not to Beatle." We hereby reserve all osr sympathy for those who are barbers for a living — it's beginning to look as if it'll be a long time between haircuts. WED. NOON—Sorry, Smithy, I am going to be late with my ad today. I have been to the Area Chamber of Commerce meeting about the new packing plant for Garden City. We have all been hollering for new industries for Sard-en City. Here it on* that it just what we need for this area. It will use up our surplus cattle and fe-sd crops and bring cash back to Garden City, hot take it out, end will make jobs for 75 or 80 people. the cattlemen have done their part in signing up the cattle. Now, it's tim* for yau men and wamen in Garden City with some cash you want to put out on good interest to do your part. Call Mitch at the Chamber office or George Voth at the Co-op. Or call me, I like to handle money. NOW At Stontr No. 1! HARDWARE AND ELECTRICAL ITEMS Each f-^roauce TflfttS » • • SWEET SPUDS Lb. 10 Farbesr OLEO 3-49 Lb IOC Golden Rip* BANANAS Rtd Rip* TOMATOES u29c Ktaft; Sii* ORANGES ibl9c Always Tender Tender leef ^ ARM ROAST u, 49c Tender leef—Meaty SHORT RIBS u29c Pkq. Tender Beef CHUCK ROAST Lb. Fresh Ground HAMBURGER 39c 3 •*. '1 Tender Beef RIB STEAKS u, 6?C VALENTINES For Big Kids or Little Kldsl Wilderness PIE FILLING Cherry • Apple • RcJsin or Mincemeat 3 N*.2 $| Cans I • DoM LARD 2 £. 39c Cain's COFFEE 75e 59e fcMN Ft Red Pitted CHERRIES Pink SALMON Me*e 10 buttermilk biscuit* BIX MIX »,10c Swire) ft Crwfced PINEAPPLE 3 N c^89c Hit PIcUed CWH CORTIDOS 'S25C Dete Ftimpale Grapefruit 3 46-01 $| Cons I RAISINS 2 ft 49c BJSCUITS c«10c W« 1k» lift l Tt limit TWO STORES TO SERVE rOU! -tONNW" CTONERC tiFtVt toMbr Uptown IF««d_ Prteett^r 19 MNMM^MM ITONM NO I OPIN 7 ••• it '9 ••• 1 4<w f . , ! NO I ONN 7:39 •••• te f »•*• * tfev* e week

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