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editorials PAGf 4 Garden City Telegram Friday. March 19, If71 The Housing Decision The decision not to split the Garden City Housing Authority's application for low income housing so as to provide units for both elderly and general occupancy is reasonable. HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) dangled a fat carrot on a stick that was tempting. It offered to speed up funding for the low-income housing project for the elderly if the Authority would agree to revise its application to 56 units for elderly and 46 for general occupancy. But the Authority said no and the city commission concurred.

The feeling was that the original commitment was totally to the elderly (there are about 2,000 Garden Citians over 65) and any revision would amount to a sell-out. A 1 letter forwarded to HUD under the signature of Mayor Russ Wells with the approval of the commission, explains the city's position. It points out that low-income housing for general occupancy is not being neglected and that of 81 new homes built in Garden City last year, 69 were below $15,000. The 235 housing program, under which the federal government subsidizes buyers in low-income brackets, is succeeding with private enterprise doing the building. And a church-sponsored 50-unit interest- supplement project for low-income families is awaiting funding.

When we talk about aiding low-income groups, we too often neglect the elderly, most of whom are on fixed incomes. Jim Pearson put the plight of the elderly in focus in a speech at Pittsburg the other day. He calls older Americans our forgotten generation. "The percentage of persons over 65 who in poverty is steadily increasing while the percentage of those in all other age living In poverty is declining markedly," he said. The city and Authority must walk a tightrope when it comes to dealing fairly with its low- income citizens.

When all the facts are considered, it would seem a fair decision was made on a difficult problem. Broekf Roy Adman John Frasior JIM BISHOP: REPORTER In Red Jail Cell, Only Ants Were His Companions "But, other the orders!" JACK ANDERSON REPORTS: Pentagon Still Gets Daily Suspect Americans Report THIS ONE is going around in diplomatic circles: A happy diplomat is one who has an English country house, a Chinese cook, a Japanese wife, and an American salary. An unhappy diplomat is one who has a Japanese country house, an English cook, a Chinese salary, and an American wife. ANYONE WHO. really cares can find a worthy cause to be taken up with.

In Clayton, for instance, a small segment of the citizenry has gone all out to keep a group of neighbors from ousting the outhouse that has been placed on the lawn of a historic house in the town. neighborhood does not object to the restoration of the 115-year-old house, but they contend that adding the outbuilding is going too far toward authenticity and that it ia "offensive to the The A.P.P.S. (American Privy Preservation Society) has entered the hassle. Ita president, a St. Louis PR man, lashed out "I cannot understand the reaction of the residents chamber pots are considered prime acquisitions for antique collectors and they serve the same function.

Perhaps the residents would be happier with this privy if they could turn it into a planter as many persons have done with chambers." The Society is researching the importance and propriety of privies in history because they feel it is all "part of the interpretive program." MEBBE SO. As for the outraged neighbors in this case. Don't you know they are concerned about their property values. In comes the outhouse and their goes the neighborhood. AVAILABLE AT THE Post Office this week are colorful light blue that say: "Giving blood saves lives." That's the word, too, for next Thursday at the Co-op Center.

Red Cross Bloodmobile. December donors (continued) George Cruz, Robert Bowen, Rodney Willis, Josephine Geier, Tim Stone, Ted Wiebe, Marjorie Elliott, Hadley Kauffman, Eva Culbertson, Karen Beckerman, Dorsey Elliott, Charles Pearson, and Edwin Carroll. Garden City Telegram Pttbliihri Dally Encapt Sunday tntf Six Holiday! Yearly ly The Taltgram Publishing Company 276.3232 310 N. 7th Garden City, Kansas, 67144 AdvarKiing Managai Managing Editor Soconj clan poifago paid at Gardan City. Ktnui.

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Carrier rates apply where carrier service evailabla. Mornbor of The Prois The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the uie for reproduction of ell local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP news and dispatches. All rights of publication of special dispatches else reserved. WASHINGTON Despite all those solemn assurances that the military brass would halt their domestic political surveillance, the Pentagon continues to receive daily reports from the FBI on political activity 'by militant students and blacks. The confidential reports, entitled "Racial Developments and Disturbances" and "Student Unrest and Agitation," are sent on a special Teletype linking the FBI with the Pentagon, White House, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency.

At the Pentagon, the reports are distributed to a number of high-level officials. Even Adra. Thomas Moorer, the Joint Chiefs chairman, had been receiving the FBI reports until this month. Moorer and his predecessor, Gen. Earle Wheeler, had been on the distribution list since May 15, 1968.

But the uproar over military into domestic politi- Say Indians Are Ignored TULSA president of a militant Indian organization charged here the three largest universities in Oklahoma are ignoring Indian studies. Lehman L. Brightman, a former Oklahoman and president of United Native Americans. headquartered in San Francisco, said, in the state with the second largest Indian population are no of Indian culture." "Oklahoma should, be leading the way," he added. "It should be formulating courses for use in obher states Instead it is going to be last in this important area." Brightman's parents live in Eufaula.

He was a football star at Oklahoma Stats University, and earned a bachelor's degree from Northeastern State College and a master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley Brightman now teaches Indian studies at Berkeley and ia director of that department. The UNA, which he founded in 19G3, now claims 12,000 members. Missions Must Stop Sale of Securities HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) Go Ye Missions of Tahlequah, was ordered to restrain from selling religious secuiitifin Thursday in a temporary injunction issued in Reno County District Court. Judge William Gossage acted after an attorney for the Kansas Securities Commission testified the company had sold annuity certificates and loan agreements totaling about $111,000 without proper registration and without adequate financial backing.

cal affairs became so loud that Moorer took himself off the list a few days ago. Copies are still widely circulated throughout the Pentagon, however, in case Moorer should want to bone up on student and black 'activities on the sly. Moorer has also been manipulating military strings to circumvent Defense Secretary Jack Anderson Mel efforts to tighten civilian control over miilitary snooping. On December 23, Laird directed that the Defense Intelligence Agency should report directly to him rather than to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Behind Laird's back, Moorer sent word to the duty officers in the DIA's communications center to keep a vigilant watch to make sure no sensitive messages intended for the Joint Chiefs fell into Laird'j.

hands. For military commanders had been using the DIA's communications channels to send messages that they didn't want their civilian bosses to read. As an extra precaution, Moorer also ordered that these messages, marked for the "eyes only" of the Joint Chiefs, should be routed to the Pentagon through the National Military Command Center, a separate operational communications center that would remain under the Joint Chiefs' control. Having taken all these steps Without Laird's knowledge, Moorer then began lobbying with the secretary to reverse his order and leave DIA under military control. Laird has now agreed, and the DIA is securely in Moorer's hands again.

The wing of a dead moth moved. The young man on the chair watched. The tal- cumed wing fluttered subtly. He leaned forward, watching it disappear slowly between cracks in a tile Boor. Anthony Grey, correspondent for Renter's at Peking, China, sank to his knees and peeked.

"Ahhh." Now he knew. Tiny ants were dragging the wing into their nest. Mr. Grey was fascinated. It was the first sign of life he had in the tiny room in months.

The Red Guards had painted windows black. His lavatory, too, and the bathtub. His bachelor house was a shambles of portraits of Mao Tse-tung and Mao "Think" glued sloppily on walls in every room. He was a prisoner in that eight foot by eight foot tile room for two years. His crime was that the British in Hong Kong had imprisoned a Communist journalist; so the Chinese foreign office arrested Anthony Grey in retaliation.

The Red Guards could have killed him. But death is escape. He became thair ant. They did not want him to read, or play chess, or talk aloud to himself. Grey, a young, good-locking, wavV-haired Briton, had a oat named Ming Ming.

She liked to nudge chess pieces on a board. The Communists hanged Ming Ming from the porch on a string. Then they stabbed her and permitted her to bleed on Grey's only pillow. The Red Guards laughed. So did the chawbimg crowds outside the front door.

The ants who lived in the crack of the floor became the escape of the mind. One ant had tugged the base of the wing over the hills and valleys of the tiles. When he reached the crack next to the door, he stopped work and disappeared inside. He was out in a few minutes with fellow workers. They scurried aimlessly around the wing, then each took a part.

Together, they jerked the wing in spasms. Finally, the tip disappeared. Mr. Grey dreamed about the Industry of ants. He didn't know one kind from another.

From that time onward, he used countless hours watching the insects. Small groups emerged several times each day, fanning out so that efcch covered a sector of the tile floor, looking for salvage. Grey wondered whether the ants ate the wing, or uisis'd it as a soft carpet for the rest. In isolation, the human mind becomes flighty. Breakfast was scrambled eggs and two pieces of toast.

The prisoner placed small crumbs on the floor. Grey watched ants puU and push a crumb, and made mental belts on the most energetic ones. Sometimes, the crumb was too big and Grey knew it would be difficult to drag it to the nest across the room. The tortured began to torture. One ant took a half moon- crumb and it kept fall- ing between two floor tiles.

No matter how many times Hie ant rocked it free, it fell back. "If you don't show some signs of learning from your mistakes," Grey told the ant, "I have to kill you." The writer couldn't forgive the worker. He got to his stiff feet and the ant. Then he felt depressed. Grey Jim lishep had killed a friend.

Later, in a book called "Hostage in Peking," published by Doublieday, the journalist admitted that he paced back and forth in his tiny room wondering why he had killed that insect. Remorse made him frantic. To do penance, when he swept his room every day, he mads certain not to deposit dust in the crack between the tiles. he had exercised on a blanket thrown on the floor. Now he set himself down care- fully, and creaitcd a gentle hurricane by blowing the ants away.

Later, he lost his head and killed two more with his foot. He wondered if aiulis mourn their dead. He sat back to watch, hour after hour. The search parties emerged from the crack, antennae waving, and scoured the room. When, by accident, they approached a dead ant, they turned away and kept looking for crumbs.

No grief, no mourning. Later, when he dropped to the floor for his exercise, the ants scurried toward the next. When he arose, amd got back into his chair, they crept up from the crevice one by one. All wais clear. The perpetual work of hunting for food to fill the belly began ail over again.

Anthony Grey made the crumbs smaller. The anits found them to be manageable. They had no way of showing gratitude, except perhaps to keep off his bed. He was their friend, but they didn't understand friendship'. Nor, while he served has maddening time in silence, did he comp'iiehemd that neither he nor they had hurt anyone.

The only difference between them was that the ants were free HAL BOYLE SAYS: Some Things Are Not Necessary NEW YORK (AP) Some things we could do without: Haircuts that make giiis look like sheepdogs. People who do the planning for planned obsolescence. Commuter railroads which issue timetables when whait they should put oui is a calendar. Anybody who buys a sauna bath with the idea it will serve him a conversation piece tihe resit of his life. Street cart peddlers who charge 35 cents for a hot dog so skinny you'd think it had been on a three-week diet itself.

Decaying Snow. Men's neckties wider than the smile of a hippopotamus. Steak tartar, artichokes and tapioca pudding. All reminiscences of gall bladder operations- Memoirs of people who adopted strange pets, such as or aardvarks. Anything which you don't need but which you can two of if you fork up another penny.

Girls who try to practice on you the charms they learned at 4 charm school. Young mothers with nicotine- yellowed fingers. Teen-age boys who carry not one but two pocket combs. Motorists who drive with their horn instead of their head. Receding hairlines, gumlnes and hemlines.

Any thing you can see through but isn't worth looking at. Invitations ait $50 a plate to testimonial dinners for someone you never heard of. Pickets who don't believe in anything but who, for pay, will carry placards supporting or denouncing any cause. Tricky little babies you can pick up dry but always have to put down wet. Anonymous letters from ful.people who say they are only writing you for you own good.

People who actually relish picking from a tank of live fish or lobsters an axpemsive restaurant the very one they will be consuming within the hour. Listening to a golfer describe the weather and the condition of the green the day in 1939 when missed making a hole in one by a nere inch and a toailf. From these and other vexations, deliver us, CROSSWORD By Eugene Sbeffer BUSINESS MIRROR Business Needs Shock To Consider Health By JOHN CUNNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) Cost-cutting has already trimmed some of the fat that accreted on corporate bodies during the rich diet days of the 1960s, but if the past is a criterion, obesity and slovenly methods will slowly return. This is almost in the nature of human behavior, of course, so it certainly is no surprise to individual executives, whose own personal battles with the waistline are gradullay lost until they are shaken by the doctor. A shock in the form of a recession is usually needed to force business to consider the staite of its manpower, material, methods, markets and goals are properly coordinated to produce the greatest profit.

But then the deterioration 'begins again, although it needn't. "The greater part of cost-cutting is just common sense," says Phil Pomerantz, a partner with the accounting firm of Lybrand, Ross Bros. Montgomery, who has compiled scores of profit improvemnt opportunities observed by the firm's accountant in recent months. Pomerantz believes one of the clues to alerting executives to these opportunity areas is to hamg a dollar sign on them. Human nature being what it is, he believes, it isn't sufficient merely at call attention to the problem.

It must also be "doliar- ized." He cities the somewhat extreme case of the throwaway gloves. In the absence of proper control from above, the maintenance department in a certain factory decided upon a premium price work glove. They also decided that the glove was to be thrown away when it became dirty. Because economic expansion made profits look easy, nobody closely examined the practice until an accountant sat down and figured that $25,000 a year was being tossed in the trash, first by overbuying and then by not drycle-aming the gloves. Considerable savings often can be made in purchasing procedures, Pomerantz concludes.

Too often the company purchasing agient is insufficiently informed to shop the market. He is outclassed by the superior knowledge of the vendor Obvious errors are commonly in freight and traffic departments "Many companies," Pomerantz found," leave the method of shipping up to the vendor. They do not specify how their goods are to be shipped. They permit the seller to choose whatever suits him." A broad area of needlessly rising costs involves maintenance. The ratio of service people to production workers has risen in many businesses, and much of the increase results from poor planning, Pomerantz believes.

Fear plays a large role in this problem. With companies becoming more dependent on complex and costly machines, there is a horror of costly downtime, and so personnel capable of restarting the machinery are stockpiled. However, Pomerantz and his men have observed that many of these service people are busy only 35 per cent of the time, meaning that proper scheduling could result in tremendous savings. Electronic data processing has, of course, become an area of staggering costs for many companies that had hoped to realize savings. One reason, Pomerantz says, is that top management often doesn't know what is going on in the computer room.

"It's a new area, they don't feel up to understanding it." The problem is compounded by the narrow vision of some EDP supervisors who often are technicians lacking an understanding of the company's broad goals or do not have access to the information. Ideally, the controller is the executive to watch over such operations, but only if he too is a broad gauge person involved in over-all planning. "You don't need a storekeeper," Pomerantz says. The man must also keep learning, because EDP Joan ever developing field. Marketing administration appears also to be in area where many companies can cut costs with relatively little effort, mainly because this is where small errors grow into enormous waste.

It begins with proper record keeping. An incorrectly entered order multiplies in expense as it moves along through the system. A simple clerical error, for example, might cost $10 to change. However, the error may not be caught within the company. Consider a situation that often takes place: The busy salesman scribbles the order for a product with highly technical specifications.

The clerk cannot read it, so The wrong product is fabricated. Theo it shipped. Then returned. Then written off. HORIZONTAL Vehicle 4.

Chop 7. Support 11. Above 13. Money of account 14. Magic- IB.

Impoverished 16. Peruke 17. Hebrew measure 18. Live coal 20. Lampreys 22.

Weep 24. Clandestine 29. Farm machine 32. Impelled 33. Rock musical 34.

Immense 36. Concept 37. Asian country 39, Cooked with veal 41. Russian plain 43. Make lace edging 44.

Examination. 46. Ascends 50. Fairy 53. Plant 55.

Large- mouthed jar 56. Medley 67. Before 58. Invalid 59. Design 60.

Born 61. Rug- VERTICAL 1. Cloak 2. Tiny particle 3. Dummy 4.

In what way 5. Lake 6. Salaries 7. Prohibition 8. Liquor 9.

Undivided Answer to yesterday's puzzle. 10. Through 12. Medical direction 19. Decay 21.

Guided 23 Hope 25. Was conveyed 26. Always 27. Afternoon parties 28. Not that 29.

Rave 30: Assistant 31. Tear 35. Obtain 38, Monkey 40. Common value 42. German city 45.

Ripped 47. Poverty quarter 48. Miss Fitzgerald 49. Seasoning 1 50. Burst 61.

Cloth. measure 52. Inlet Averse time ef solution: ZS minutes. 5 ORYFTOQUIPS ABCBDEFC ADBAFGHG BEIHJ LMJ, GJBL-ACMK CMJK. Yesterday's Oryptgqulp: LANDLORD WORE DOWN TENANTS.

1971, Kins' Fealurea Syndicate, Inc.) Cryptoqulp clue; I equals SAD.

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