Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on May 26, 1971 · Page 3
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Garden City, Kansas
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Wednesday, May 26, 1971
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Pagtl Garden City Telgram Wednesday. AUSSIE AIRLINE PAYS OFF IN IN-FLIGHT BLACKMAIL CASE Air Hoax NetsGa 560.000 SYDNEY, Australia (AP) An Australian airlinie turned over $560,000 today to a gang that claimed to have put a barometric bomb on a Boeing 707 jetliner with 116 passengers aboard. Quamtas, Australia's international airline, made the payoff in the center of the city, then was told there was no bomb on the aircraft by an anonymous caller. The plane landed safely ait Sydney airport wi*h only five minutes of fuel left in its tanks. An immediate search of the plane by airport officials confirmed no bomb was aboard fthe aircratfit. The extortion plot is similar to a movie recently shown on television here called "Dooms- day Flight" and police believe it may have given the gang the idisa for the in-flight blackmail. In a similar case last August in Anchorage, Alaska, Western Airlines paid $25,000 for information about a pressure-sensitive bomb which a caller said was aboard one of its jetliners then between Anchorage and Seattle, Wash, with 126 persons aboard. No bomb was aboard and a mian was later arrested and sentenced to five years in prison for extortion. "Doomsday Flight" also was •shown on Anchorage television shortly before the bomb threat there. This Australian plane landed in Sydney today aJiter circling for 6'/2 hours while all defense forces and police' personnel went on a red alert to dcai with the emergency. Eight ships of the Royal Australian Navy, including two submarines and three destroyers, were rushed to the Botany Bay area on the edge of the airport. An anonymous caller had telephoned the airport and said a bomb had been put in an airport locker. Police raoed to tho locker area and found the jbomb. With it were three notes. One said a similar bomb had been put aboard Qantes flight 755, which had left two and a half hours earlier for Hong Ko>mg. Examination of the bomb showed it was fitted with an unconnected barometric device. If i connected, it would explode be- 1 low 20,000 feet. i Also in the locker was a de' maud for $500,000 ransom, or ! $5GO 000 U.S. ! The notes said the location of 1 the bomb on the plane and instructions how to de-fuse it ! would be given when the ransom was paid. The aircraft, then en route to ' a slop at Darwin, on the north coast, was ordered to return to Sydney immediately. The passengers were not told of the .bomb threat, and the crew ; searched the plane but found • nothing suspicious, i While a blackout was put on I news of the threat, Qantas offi: cia-ls conferred feverishly with ! military and police authorities. ! They decided that the money mus.t be paid. Instructions for the payoff came in a telephone call tr> Qantas from a "Mr. Brown." He said Oapt. Robert J. Ritchie, general manager of Qantas, should hand over the money in firont of the airline's office in the center of the city. Qantas officials raced around . the banks, collecting the mon- : ey. ' At 5:45 p.m. Ritchie walked • into the street. ; A yellow hire van drew up beside him and a man identified himself as "Mr. Brown." : Ritchie handed over the suit- 1 cases of money, and the van | sped away into the rush-hour i traffic. i "Brown" was believed to i have worn a false beaird. Commissioners Go CODA/? Telegram Photo Garden City commissioners went CODAR this morning. Duane West, chairman for CQDAR (Committee On Damming the Arkansas River) was on hand to present the five commissioners members hip cards for their individual contributions to the campaign. From left, commissioners are D. C. Garcia, Jim Steward, Mayor Ken Minter, Cecil Baker and Charles Collins. Wheat Mile Corn $1.28 Unchg $2.35 Unchg $1.36 Unchg 1p.m. (Th» following, prlc* quota tlon» fcro fumishtd to th« Ttlo. gram by Coffo A Crrtceiwr, Ine, 276-3244 > Allied Sup 8 Am. Cyii 35 Am Motors .6% Am Brands: 44 Anaconda .".....-..'........ 22 AT & T 45y» Beech AJrc 19 Beth Stl 221/2 Boeing .%.; ,. 22% Chrysler 29 Cities Sv ... 42%. Colo Inter 36% Dillons ..v 25 Du Pont ..'...; ; 143M, East Ko>d 80 T /s El Paso NG- 19Vs Ford I &1% Gen 'Elect 119 7 /s Gen 'Motors 83Va Ballilburton : 59 % IBM 339'/a Int. Harv 28% Int Pap ..i....i 38*4 MarCor ....'. 35% .Nat Dist 17% Nor Nat 51Vs Pan EPL, # 36\<i Penney J C 68V a Phil Ptet ....• 29% Proct Gam 59V- E)CA : 38Va Santa Fe Ind .....:.... 26% Sears ...".-. 88% -Sperrv Rd ' . 34Va Std 6il Ind' 69V 8 Std Oil NJ 757/g Texaco '..... 35% US Steel ..'.. 33% West Elect 89% Woolworth 49% Chicago Liv» Bicf Futures June Aug Oct Dec High 33.30 31.42 30.45 30.25 LOW 33.10 31.32. 30.32 30.15 Close 33.17 ,31.35 30.45 30.22 Hogs .4,000; barrows and gilts weak to mostly 25 lower; instances 50 off on wieigihits over 250 Ib; 1-2 200-220 Ib 18.00; 1-3 200-240 Ib 17.25-85; 2-4 240-250 Ib 17.00-50; 250-270 Ib 16.50-17.00; 3-4 270-320 Ib 15.50-16.50; sows steady to 25 lower; 1-3 330-400 Ib 14,45-15.50. Estimates for Tomorrow: cattle and calves .2,500; hogs 4,000; sheep 100. Johnson Woman Hurt in Mishap JOHNSON—A Johnson, woman was injured yesterday aiflternoon when she became ill while-driving,-causing the pickup truck she was driving to gio out of conitrol and roll into a ditch. -....' Mrs. Everett Button, 41, Johnson, was'taken to Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital, Ulysses, by Sfcantqn County Ambulance: She is reportedly "suffering from hip and leg injuries, but was termed in satisfactory condition today. Stainton, County Sheriff Jim Genits'on said that Mrs. Button reported she had gotten stomach cramps while driving slammed on the brakes, and lost control of the pickup truck The accident occurred at 12:45 p.m. on a paved count: road about seven miles soutl of Big Bow *in eastern Stantom County. The pickup truck sustained only minor damage. DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p.m..was up 1.55 at 908.66. Shriver Hits Media •HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Rep. Garner Shriver, R-Kan., criticized the newts media or not playing up the good news aibout young people as much as they do the bad. "It's too bad that the major- ty of young people today are getting a bad press," he told he audience at the Hutchinson High School commencement exercises. "The news media are most easily focused on what is colorful and different, violent or frightening. Bad news usually gets the big headlines. "Although there is criticism of some of the young people today, militants and radicals constitute a very small minority in this big country of ours," Shriver said. Shriver earlier presented the tadtf of the Kingman-Reno County Mental Health Center with an American flag that bad been flown over the White House. He commended the center for its efforts to meet local needs, rather than looking to Washington. Blast- off in Texas DALLAS (AP) — Jet engine blasts from giant 747 jumbo planes have been blowing away runway marker lights and taxiway directional signs at Love Field. today. . Hospitals DISMISSALS At. St. Cathtrint Jesus Jose Barnera, 408 W. Chestnut Mrs. Harold Hartley, 1719 Parkwood Joseph Limenlberger, 502 N. llto Mrs. Clarence Matthews and baby girl, 1509 Jan Ktoetiba J. Mellick, 2107 N. 6th Mrs. Vemon R. Schmidt, and baiby boy, PiercevUle Annette Mariie Gonzales, 910 N. 10th Occidents County — Wednesday. 10 a.m., six miles north and five miles west of city at county road intersection, car driven by Patricia Rome, Holcomb, extensive damage, and truck driven by Raymond Salerno,, 205 N. 1st, minor damage. City — Tuesday, 1:12 p.m., 100 block of West Laurel, oars driven by John D. Smith, 305 N. 3rd (moderate damage), and Mrs. Gary Mueller, 519 Chesterfield (extensive damage). Tuesday, 1:50 p.m., 600 block of North 8th, oars driven by Everette Lee Bray, 711 St. John and Mrs. Earl W. Wallace, 205 Conkling, and parked! oar owned by Charles M. Killfoil, 630 N. 8th. Extensive damage to both moving cars, moderate damage to parked car. in Garden City pended $90 if tag 'corrected by May 31. Robert J. VanDerslice, Davey, Neb., overload, $.15 and $10 costs. DeLamar Criswell, Lubbock, Texas, overload, $15 and $14.40 costs. Teacher Contract'Stacking' In Topeka; 'Not a Strike' TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Offi- start on Aug. 23." Tuesday, 4:37 p.m., 1300 block of West Fulton (private parking lot of Wheat Lands Restaurant), oar driven by Henry I. Morton, Duxbury, Mass., and city-owned van driven by Earl E. Griggs, 301 N. 4th, Moderate damage of both vehicles. Tuesday, 5:28 p.m., 400 block of North 8th, parked car owned by William F. Bauman, 704 Safford, struck by unknown vehicle which left the scene. Moderate damage to Bauman car. Girl Hit by Car; Injuries Minor A five-year-old Gairden City girl suffered minor injuries when she wais struck by a car Monday night as she crossed a street. Annette Marie Gonzalez, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gonzalez, 212 N. llth, was admitted to St. Catherine Hospital and kept overnight for observation, according to her physician. She was released yesterday morning. The .accident occurred at 6:10 p.m. Mondiay in the 900 block of North 10, police reports said. According *o the reports, a car driven by Janrel J. Nelson, 51, 616 Fleming, Struck the girl when she crossed the street in the middle of the block. Driver of the car took the child to the hospital. Job Opportunity Day Possibility Promotion of a Job Opportunity Day in Garden City waa discussed this morning at the cials of this National Education Associatiom-Topeifca said today they have collected contracts from over half the teachers of the To'peka School District. This so-called "stacking" of contracts by the city's teachers is a move aimed at forcing the Topefca Board of Education to netum to negotiations on a contract for next school yean*. "This stacking of contracts should not be construed as a strike," said Dick Fleming, executive secretary of XF.A-To- pefca. "We have no intentions of curtailing school. We are just saying that school may not Flaming claimed this issue is not money, but "the right of the teachers to agree with the board of education on the terms of their professional service." "This action should be enough to prove to the board of education that teachers in Topeka would rather work under last year's contracts than under a unilaterally adopted contract by the board of education," added Forrest Haskins, NEA- Topefca president. Neither board president Robert Schendei nor school superintendent Merle Bolton would comment on the teachers' con- Migrant Worker Charges Probed Miller-Holland Hassle Resolved? Legafs Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast at Continental Inn. Federal agencies had indicated an interest in holding such a day to inform persons of employment opportunities in the federal government and to assist in filling out the sometimes complicated application forms. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Labor Department is in- vestigaituiig charges its Farm Labor Service knowingly breaks wage, health and civil rights laws hi referring migrant workers to farm jobs. A month ago several hundred farm workers and department employes filed 1,500 pages of documents they said proved the service was run for the good of growers'—not the workers—and that it frequently violated the law. "There is a real sincere dedi cation to get at the bottom o. these charges," a Labor De partment spokesman said Tuesday. "We have established a special review task force to consid er every complaint," he added. The charges against FLS included accusations the service KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK KANSAS CITY (AP) - Cattle 1,000; calves: 100; bulk of supply small lots feeders and moderate showing cows; cows weak to fully 50 lower; feeders steady; cows utility and commercial 20.50-22.50; high'dress- ing, utility 22.70-23.20; • feeder sheens and steed' calves, choice «hin 300-400 Ibs 39.00-42.00;' 400£00 Ib 35.00-39.50; choice fleshy 450-600 Ib 33:00-36.00; 600.-950 Ib 30.50-34.00; good thin :450-750 Ib 31.00-34.00; good fleslh 500-1000 Ib 29.00-32.50; feeder heifers amd heifer calves choice thin 300-500 lib 31.00-35.50; good and choice fleshy and partly fattened 500;75d Ib 28.0Q-30.75; I hoff, was good 400-800 Ib:27.00-30.00. 'county. RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — Russell County Attorney Mike Holland, who earlier revealed he has been allowing highway patrol tickets to go to court since May 13, said Tuesday he doesn't know whether the action will resolve a court dispute between him and Kansas Atty. Gen. Vein Miller. May 13 was the day Miller filed an ouster proceeding in district court against Holland. The action was taken after Holland announced he would no longer prosecute traffic tickets issued by the'highway patrolmen stationed in his county until one of them, Don Ruesch- moved outside the Holland said Tuesday the decision to let the citations go to court was not related to the ouster petition. Holland said he was aware of no further court action by the attorney general's, office since the May 13 petition. ' Between April 2 and May 13, Holland dismissed about 65 traffic tickets. He said he did it to force* a court test of law enforcement jurisdiction in the county. Holland said the charges dismissed will be refiled as soon as the issue is resolved. "It was always my intention to prosecute these" people," he said. "They were never going to be let off scot free." Marriage Lteensts — Joe Anthony Torres Jr., 27, and Elizabeth Avila, 21, both Garden City. Steven D. Lobdsll, 19, and Vickie J. Phillips, 19, both Garden City. Courts COUNTY-TRAFFIC Fined — Lloyd E. Woodarti, Lamed, speeding 81 in 70 zone, $12 and $10 costs. Bryce C. Hoffman, 518 N. 9th, parking in roadway, $10 and $10 costs. Lucille R. Hull, McCook, Neb., speeding 76 in 60 zone, $?2 and $14.40 costs. Archie C. Yearick, Plains, speeding 82 in 70 zone, $14 and $10 costs. Margaret B. Kndss, Rapid City, S.D., speeding 80 in 70 zone, $10 and $10 costs. Mrs. Bob Greer, Garden City, no valid operators license, $100 and $10 costs suspended $75 if drivers license obtained by July 15. COUNTY—OTHER Fined — Carrol L. Coinley, Sublette, overload, $30 and $10 costs. Frankie Petersen, 504 Evans, two counts of overload, $25 and $10 costs, and ^$100 sus- agreed with the idea of setting aside such a day, but felt the active participation of the Kansas State Employment Service office was necessary. The Chamber board will make a decision next Tuesday. Mario Obled/o, executive director of the Mexican-American gial Defense Educational ?und, said he was encouraged jy the Labor Department's initiation of its own probe. The funki is convinced, Obledo said, "this will mean early termination of the Farm Labor Service. The violations of law by the FLS are so blatant that the investigators, once they secure first-hand knowledge, will have- no choice but to recom mend immediate termination." A lawyer with the .Migrant Legal Action Program Inc., which helped prepare the April 2? petition, said "I think they are taking it seriously. They've got to come up with something. The problem is to keep the pressure on to show them we're Chamber members generally placed migrant workers on unsafe buses for lengthy journeys, recommended camps that violated state sanitation laws and minimum wage laws, and told migrants they could find work "around the corner" where unscrupulous employers waited. tract shacking. "If the board of education wishes to settle this matter," said Haskins, "thsy will go back to the negotiation table immediately without any restrictions and negotiate a contract that NEA-Topeka can recommend to its members. We are prepared to do whatever- is needed in order to achieve a contract that teachers and administrators in this district can mutually agree to." The contract stacking give NEA-Topfcea power of aittorney to negotiate a new contract for the teachers, said John Frieden, aittorney representing NEA-Topeka. However, the attorney for the board of education has disputed this interpretation of the state's continuing contract law. William Hayn-es says if employes iail to return to work in the fall when school begins it represents a failure on their part to jerfoirm their obligations under he contracts. Sentence, Probation For Cimarron Man not going to go away. The FLS, petition recently contended renamed the the Rural Manpower Service, was so manipulated by large growers that it was beyond reforming. They proposed it be replaced by a job referral service run by the migrants themselves. Curtis Leroy Reinert, 27, Cimarron, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of auto theft in Finney County District Court. Reinert was sentenced to from one to 10 years in jail, to be turned over to the Director of Peinal Institxitions, and placed on probation for five years. The charge stems from an incident which occurred last fall involving a rental vehicle from Wheat Lancte Motel. Redding Sessions Are Set • : ' : <' -..V.=%. '• -.•':. :".''.,.. *i* . ' : . • A /summervreadinig program based on the life and times of Charles '(Buffalo) Jones is planned by the Garden City 'Public Library. \, ^ ' The sessions start Tuesday, June 1, and are for youngsters who will "-be^in grades two through nline 'next fall. N Boys or girls may sign up before the June 1 date, .if .they wish. Al youngsters' taking part will enroll; under.'the same club name: Buffalo Hunters. But meeting dates and programs . have been set up to benefit various age groups. The program consists of three meetings, plus a "bonus" session for those who complete their reading. In addition to Jones' life, the leading isiessions will also study •the buffalo—through use of 16- miiiiiimeitieiv liima. Movies will include "The Age of the Buffalo"; '••The Buffalo, Majestic Symbol of the Plains"; "You Can't Get There from Here,?.' and "Tahtonka." A special program is planned for all who complete their ire-Ming by July 31. it will be hear that. date, but a , definite date and time will be announced later. Not enough room exists at the library to group children by grades. As a result, youngsters in grades two through six will have special meeting times and daites. Meeting' together, however,' will be students Who will be in grades seven, eight, and nine this fall. Meeting dates for the program: First S«ssion Program consist of film Age of the Buffalo) and- study on life and times of C.J. (Buffalo) Jones. Saturday,, June 5 — Grade 2 meets at 10 a.m., Grade 3 at 11 a.m. Monday, June 7 — Grade 4 meets at 1:30' p.m., Grade 5 at 2:30 p.m., and Grade 6 ait 3:30 p.m. • Tuesday, June 8 — Grades 7-8-9 meet in me combined session at 10 a.m. ' Second Stssioit Program wH consist of film (The Buffalo, Majestic Symbol of the Plains) and additional discussion of Buffalo Jones. Saturday, June 19 — Grade 2 meets at 10 a.m., Grade 3 at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21 — Grade 4 meets at 1:30 p.m., Grade 5 ait 2:30 p.m., and Grade 6 at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 — Grades 7-8-9 meet in one combined session at 10 a.m. Third Sfstion Program will consist of film [You Can't Get There from ilere), more discussion of Buffalo Jones, and another film (Taihtonka). Saturday, July 10 — Grade 2 meets alt 10 a.m., Grade 3 at 11 a.m. Mondiay, July 12 — Grade 4 meeds at 1:30 p.m., Grade 5 at 2:30 p.m., and Grade 6 at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13 — Grades 7-8-9 melst in one combined session at 1C a.m. Fourth Session Last meeting date will be on or near Saturday, July 31. It is a special program. Definite date and time will be announced later. Thespian Troupe Award Winners Curtain Oall Awards were presented Monday night to several members of the high school International Thespian Troupe No. 2846 Whining awards are, front row, from left, Quentin Hope, best thesuan; \»reg Woods, best male actor in supporting role as well as other honors; and Paul Crabb, technical theatre achievement award. Back row, from left, Paula Brumley, best female actor in supporting role; Rodney Hoffman, best male actor and other awards; and Sandy Davis, best female actor and other honors. I See... •y The Telegram Among the Cadets earning recent promotions at St. John's Military School was Donald Byeiiy, son of Mr. Floyd R. Byerly, 645 Wheatridge. An eighth grader in the , Lower School, Byerly was promoted to the rank of cadet sergeant in the 83rd Corps oi Cadets. Brenda Ragel will be one of 39 Kansas 4-H'ers that will be taking part in a National 4-H Citizenship Course in Washington, D. C., August 1-7. Brenda is a member of the Eager Beaver 4-H Club and president of 4-H Council. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. EM Ragel, .911 N. 9th. Seven Finney County 4-H'ers met yesterday at the Finney County Agricultural Extension office to receive final instructions before leaving June 1 i for the annual 4-H Roundup \ at Manhattan. Chosen to repre- ; sent Finney Comity at the : roundup were Debbie Selich- jnow, Debbie Germaon, Jay | Brown, Brenda Funk, Juretta Ragel, Rodney Vein John, and Jim Huschka. Deerfield high school seniors spent a four-day "Senior '71" vacation at Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarfcs, after their graduation last Thursday. Rosalyn C. Waldorf of Garden City is among the 196 students listed on the spring semester honor roll at West Texas State University at Canyon. Attainment on the honor roll requires at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 3.0 basis for a minimum of 15 semester hours carried. Miss Waldorf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Waldorf, 2011 Pinecrest, maintained a 2.5 average. She is a music education major. FREE ESTIMATES TELEVISION ANTENNA SERVICE & INSTALLATION MODERN RADIO-TV SERVICE 6Z& N. 8th 275-5251 I I

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