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ll-I MlIma IWla Fwlm, l mMlay, O,:lslmr II I I I I I II II Illlll I I Dear Roger: We have been listening and reading information concerning Ray Kogovsek representing the Western Slope, and it seeins as if there are some people who are not aware of the fact that THE MAN Family Man the Senator with the personal touch Dan is rated among the top ten Colorado Legislators by Denver Post's 1982 survey THE NAME VOTE FOR AND for work Ray Kogovsek has been repre- senting this part of Western Colorado since he has been in office. I would like to com- mend him on a job well done. He helped our small miners when regulations were so un- fair they could hardly stay in business. He brought a group of Eastern Legislators here to see our problems firsthand. When the uranium industry caved in, he helped to find money for the unemployed by having the people hired to plant trees in our National Forest. He has also helped many West Montrose County people who were having Social Security problems. It isn't every day you find your United States Congress- man office as accessable as his. He has done a fine job repre- senting the third congression- al district. We feel that we are very fortunate to have him as our congressman. Sincerely, Felix and Florence Mendisco Dan & Kay Crane Vote to reject Goldsmith Dear Roger, Your editorial on Tom Goldsmith whether or not to retain him as county judge rep- resents courageous journalism. It took guts to speak the truth. I know. Nearly a year ago Tom Goldsmith, who is my neigh- bor, decided my yard is not what he wanted next door. His constant and demanding com- plaints to town council mem- bers and our town attorney, re- sulted in legislation requiring yards in Telluride to meet standards acceptable to Tom Goldsmith. These standards were a little too much for Tel- luride and the new "Goldsmith forced legislation" was repeall- ed by a strong majority of Tell- uride voters in a referendum election. Tom's meddling and influ- ence peddling have appeared in other ways in our community, certainly not the independent, non political and honorable judiciary intended in our state laws. Vote to reject Tom Gold- smith. Sincerely, George Greenbank, Telluride Editor scorned for read dislike of articles on judg Dear M[. Culver, l find myself concerned re- garding your two recent art- cles about County Judge Tom Goldsmith. First, I am with you all the way on the matter of removing from offices of trust those whom the public should not have to trust. Second, I am totally oppos- ed to the selling of drugs for anything but prescribed medi- cal use. As far as I'm concern- ed, removing persons who do this from public office is only the first thing that ought to be done to them. People who ille- gally engage in the sale of drugs are evil. They have no care for the misfortune they cause as long as the money is there. "['hird, 1 find myself con- cerned that you have not actu- ally said anything of substance about Judge Goldsmith. You have printed only hints, innue - dos, and insinuations. Then, in a following edition, you have evidently decided that without our knowing what is behind the hint, innuedno, and insinu- ation, we are to believe that Tom Goldsmith is guilty of something, and then vote him out of office (if we are voters in his county). But you have nowhere done more than at- tack his character without just- ifying such an attack. Fourth, you have stated that you have information. Where is it; more important, where has it been. What is it? 1 asked one of the people in your office about this, and was told your information has been in your possession for some time. If there is anything to the information, where is it and what is it? Why has the truth you hint that you know not been brought to our attention, so that we, the ones who are obliged to cast knowing votes, can be informed? Fifth, if this information has been in your possession for awhile, why do you choose to pop it on all of us only days before an election. We who have had no reason to mistrust Tom Goldsmith are stunn ? He has no opportunity to ~1~'2 spond; we can now only guess at the truth about a very im- portant matter. You are asking that we remove a man from of. flee on the basis of your insin- uation. I think that you as an editor have abused our trust by playing around with the truth. Why do you not stick to be- ing a small town newspaper. Let those deal in higher things who can handle them without forgetting the Presses primary loyalty to truth. Let your mis- information be about things the people can laugh about, e.g. the Shawn Lea Fence Saga, and your blurp that would lead the gullible to believe that they absolutely cannot drink alco- hol in town, Give us a laugh; please do not produce a trage- dy by attacking a roans charac- ter in an unfair way. Maybe the man is guilty as sin you have no right to destroy him on maybes. What you have done is un- worthy of your calling as~ newspaper editor. You have us down. Whatever this man may have done is no worse than your abuse of trust. We can either vote Tom Goldsmith out, or if any real evidence or proof of criminal or unethical activity should present itse~~ we can refer the matter to Judicial qualifications Comrni tee. We have no such leverage when it comes to newspaper editors who violate our trust. Very truly yours, Dale D, Williams P.O. Box 235 Nucla, CO 81424 Life In The Suburbl I t Bit AI Smith TO THE COLORADO SENATE P&id for by The NOBLE for Senlt~ Committee III . I I I II you care. I'~t.I If~l h~ I; ',. \,'l~ I"lmn~J'.J,! Hu~ Kf,':,,~ ".,,1,