Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on May 27, 1971 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, May 27, 1971
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Gee Cee Scene wirii f. b. A Hospital Problem The question of resuming publication of admissions to St Catherine hospital came up the other evening at an advisory board meeting. Some readers apparently miss the daily listing. But the administration and doctors still oppose it because too many visitors hinder physicians and patients. My feeling Is the overriding concern should be for patient, physician and hospital staff. If publication of admissions adds to their problems. I wouldn't force the is- aue. And with the loss of a 1 physician, Dr. Gust Nelson, who is leaving Garden City to accept a residency in radiology at a Wichita hospital, the work load of the remaining 13 doctors is bound to increase. The doctor shortage, coupled with the nurse shortage, means the medics and hospital are going to heed all the help and cooperation they can get from the public. Trouble is they are not getting it from some unthoughtful people. Visitors are still a hospital problem, even though names of patients are not publicized through admission lists. The of fenders, make things difficult for patients, doctors and staff. They ignore visiting hours (2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.); talk loudly in semi-private rooms, smoke when they shouldn't and generally ignore all common courtesies. Some have even hidden when the end of visiting hours is announced so they can continue visiting. It only takes a few ill-mannered visitors to impede the work of doctors and nurses. Dale Gillian, hospital administrator, passes along this advice to hospital visitors: Observe posted visiting hours, check first with the office or floor nurse to see if the patient can receive visitors, keep your conversation with the patieut cheerful and uplifting; limit your visit to 2 to 5 minutes. If every visitor observed those rules, one problem at the hospital would be licked. * * * There is a possibility that the former occupant of this space, Bill Brown, may be in line for top journalism post at Kansas State. The seat was vacated recently and the departing faculty member didn't leave a very good taste in the mouths of some Kansans. Consider this observation from the El Dorado Times: "Daryl Learning, who for one year past has served as head of the journalism department at Kansas State University, has resigned to take a somewhat less important job in Oklahoma. His going was attended by a blast against Kansas, which he accuses of being unsympathetic toward education. One of his charges was that Kansas is tight with its money — • which reveals where his mind was. "This chap will not be too hard to replace and the Douglass-.Tribune editorially points out that KSU already has a man on its journalism faculty who is big enough for the job. The Tribune describes him as having the first name of its own editor (Bill,) and that his last name rhymes with crown. Not to carry the mystery further, this one is Bill Brown, the former excellent editor of the Garden City Telegram and former president of the Kansas Press Association. Bill is a humdinger in every way. Of course, he does not have the degree of doctor to add to his name —but who cares? "Bill Brown would fittingly plug the hole at Kansas State — and we' would be among those giving three cheers if the folks there would approve him for the post." To which, we add our unqualified endorsement. ( ' , \ \- WASHINGTON (AP) —The acting chief of the Justice Department's civil rights division says some Missssippi counties are violating the Voting Rights Act but most are expected to comply soon. garden sass Showers are in the forecast, Gus Garden says. But would you believe snow? . Garden City Telegram Volume 42 lOe a Copy GARDEN CITY,'KANSAS, 67846, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1971 12 PAGES —No. 173 COMPLETE TROOP WITHDRAWAL OR HALT DRUG TRAFFIC Nixon GivenChoiceinDrugReport WASHINGTON (AP) — A new congressional report says so many American soldiers in Vietnam are being hooked on heroin that President Nixon should withdraw all U.S., troops unless the drug traffic is halted. The report, prepared for the House Foreign AfMrs Committee, says many high-ranking Laotian, Thai and Vietnamese officials have a major hand in illegal drug sales to GIs. In some cases, it says, U.S. planes and diplomatic pouches >aire used to ferry opium and heroin into Saigon. The report recommends the President "take personal command of the struggle to eliminate the illegal interniaitiional traffic in narcotics, particularly heroin, and commit the full resources of the country to that (battle." If these efforts fail, the study said, "The only solution is to withdraw American servicemen from Southeast Asia." Rep. Robert Steele, R-Conn., is principal author of the report compiled after he and Rep. Morgan F. Murphy, D-I1L, toured Southeast Asia earlier this year. An earlier report from the House Armed Services Committee also described corruption in the drug traitte among South Vietnamese officials, but stopped short of indicating how heroin gets into Vietnam. "In Laos, government armed forces are major wholesalers of opium and heroin and have been directly involved in large- scale smuggling activity," the new study says. "Reliable sources report that at least two high-ranking Laotian officials, military and governmental, including the chief of the Laotian general staff, are deeply involved in smuggling activity/' Most of the opium from which heroin is produced is grown in Burma and processed to Laos or Thiaoianld. "In Thailand," the report said, "a former diplomat and member of one of the most respected Thai families is reputed to be one of the key figures in the opium, morphine base, and heroin operations in that country and throughout Souitiheast Asia." To get the drugs into Vietnam, Steele's report said, South Vietnamese and Laotian Air Force planes are frequently used. A lesser amount is smuggled In on Air America, a Cenltral Intelligence Agency-financed airline in Southeast Asia, the report said, adding there is evidence some diplomatic pouches carried from embassy to embassy also have been used for smuggling. Some Thai soldiers carry heroin into Saigon without fear of being caught, according to tha study. Steele has estimated between 15 and 20 per cent of Americans in Vietnam have used heroin. Kioto by David William* FACES AND CRUTCHES made up the scene last night as Garden High grads received diplomas. The crutches — and broken leg — belong to Russ Brown. Diplomas Awarded Amid Wind, Chill A strong wind and a stadium filled with people greeted Garden .City High School's 279 graduates last night. Commencement exercises for the seniors were staged at Me- nuofrial Stadium, amid flapping robes, Hying hair and precarious mortarboards. Alltihough the stadium was full as 'the traditional ceremony began, . persons began driftinig away when a chilly wind sliced through spiring coats. Speakers for the .event were ttiie two GCHS distinguished students for 1971, Brenda Bagel and Greg Mann. Topic for the speakers was "Our Remarkable Generation.." Mann, in bis address, paid tribute to the current generation's achievements and their concern for the world. Miss Bagel fallowed, citing what must be done by their generation to follow the examples set by the Tfte Weather previous generation. Darryl Woodson, principal of GOHS, presented the class, and MIPS. Jim Fish-back, president of the Boaird of Education for USD 457, presented the diplomas. Invocation and bentediction wais given by Msgr. George Husmann, pastor of St. Dominic Parish. Processional and recessional was played by the high school band. The A Capella Choir sang two numbers. Dr. Horace Good, isupariniten- dent of. schools, awarded academic honors to outstanding students. Valedictorian for the 1971 graduating class is N i n a Gibson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale E. .Gibson, 2018 N. 6th, and salutatorian is Dale Gillan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Date E. GffiLan, 628 Wheatiidge. on New Bank This Fall ' A tearing to determine whether Garden City gets a third bank will be conducted either in September or October, according to State Bank Commissioner Don Weber. A survey team will be sent to Garden City then to assess the need for a new bank. Meanwhile, George Meeker, 1401 E. Hackbeinry, one of the directors of the proposed Western Kansas Bank, said !he has requested the earliest possible date for the hearing. He also announced subscription agreements for limited amounts of stocks are available. Application for the bank charter was filed in April. It was also learned today an appKcaiti'on for another bamk in Dodge. City has been filed and the hearing will be conducted ahead of Garden City's. There are now six banks in Ford county, two of them in Dodge City. MAN CHARGED Search for More Bodies Continues YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) - A farm labor contractor is charged formally in a mass murder case that ha® yielded the hacked bodies of 12 mien found buried in Northern California peach orchards. A search continued today for more possible victims of the assailant who hacked each of the 12 in the back of the head with a machete or a large, .heavy knife. Juan V. Corona, 37, a migrant labor recruiter for 15 years in Yuba City's peach and prune growing region, was held in isolation in the three-cell women's section of the simall Sutter County jail. Corona was taken before Justice Court Judge J. J. Hankins Wednesday for a brief, closed hearing' on 10 counts of murder filed by Dist. Atty. G. Dave Tejav Two bodies were found afber iflhrose papers were drawn. Roy J. Van den Heuvel, Sutter County public defender named as Corona's counsel, asked that newsmen and photographers be barred from the hearing. Before thiei hearing, Sheriff Roy D. Whiteakef declared: "We're certain he committed the murders." But he said he knew of no motive—"none at all, none ttoat we can discover." "All of the murder victims have the siaime type of wounds in the back of the head," the sheriff said. "I would rule out an axe as the murder weapon. "It could have been either a machete or a heavy knife." Moist of the victims also have be'en stab-bed in the chest and some were cut on the face, he said. Corona was arrested shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday at his three-year-old, $22,000 home in the new Richland Road subdivision in Yuba City after officers had dug nine victims from sandy orchard graves three to five feet deep. The sheriff and his deputies refused to siay what evidence pointed to the husky 5-foot-ll Mexican-American known to his Anglo neighbors as a very quiet man with little command of English. Cloudy tonight of show«rs. LOW with chance In low 50s. Some Belt-Tightening May Be in Store for Garden JC Friday, mostly cloudy and mild. High in the 70s. Sunrise 6:20 Sunset 8:58 Min. Prec. 48 61 *7 43 46 Dodge City ...... 80 Emipoiria ......... 65 GiABDEN carry . 76 Goodlamd ...... . . 69 Hill CWy ........ «? Russell .......... . 66 BaJina ------------- 68 Kansas Traffic Log _ TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas highway death log: For 24 hours to 9 a.m. Thursday—0 . For May-^51 For 1971—241 Comparable 1970 period—218 Garden City Community Junior College may have to tighten its belt a little more next year. A letter from Leonard Moore, director of finances of the State Department of Education was read to the college board of trustees yesterday atftemoon, citing a reduction in state financial aid for the coming year. Although state law requires that $8 per credit hour be appropriated to the college, this year's figure stands at $7.94 per credit hour. A tentative KANSAS HIGHWAY COMMISSION MEETS IN CITY iIlion for Roads (St* pictui*, sWry Pag* 3) The Kansas State Highway Commission today authorized contracts totaling $15,978,847 for highway construction and repair, and acted to encourage the state legislature to comply with federal law concerning billboards along Kansas interstate highways. Meeting for 45 minutes at the •bctfa Kansas Highway Division Offk* in Garden City, the Comi considered (highway con- struction-bids that were submitted" May 20 in Topetoa. Among the contracts authorized was , one for cooisitrucitiion and repair of highway US50 [from Garden City to the Kearny County line. Commissioners also discussed Kansas' failure to comply with the 1965 Federal Highway Beau- tMkaftion Act that restricts the number and kind of billboards tihat can be built along federal highways, and decided to encourage tha state legislature to pass legislation demanding compliance with the federal law. Unless the state obeys this law, Kansas may lose almost $7 million in federal highway aid. State Highway Director John Montgomery distributed the 1971 official state highway maps, which included, for the first time, city maps of Garden City and Dodge City, The maps will be released to the public June 10. The Commission, which regularly meets bi-monthly In Topeka, met for the first time In Garden City. Meetings also have been conducted in other cities across the state, including Hays, Goodland and Paola. Montgomery explained at the Commission meeting that moving the meetings to the various cities is part of Governor Docking's campaign "lor bringing the government to the people." Next month, tihe Commission will meet in Arkansa* City. "gueisstimalte", revealed to the board of trustees at their meeting, placed next year's 'allocated funds at $7.13 per credit hour. Dr. Raymond Wamsley, president of GCCJC, als'o revealed to the board that unpaid oul-of- disifcrict tuition from other counties now stands at 852,827. He said, however, that he expects this tuition to be paid by the end of this fiscal year. Pre-enrollment figures for next fall were given by Ron Hopkins, dean of student services. He told the beard that as of noon yesterday, 435 students had indicated that they will attend GCCJC next year, and that 150 of these were new students. The remainder, he said, are prospective sophomores who plan to return to the college. An estimated 50 students have indicated they will attend summer school at the college, beginning June 8. From responses to a pre-enrollment form, 24 class choices will be offered so far, but more may be offered if the demand for a class is adequate. Enrollment for summer school is June 7. In other action, the board: —Decided to dispose of miscellaneous pieces of furniture, mostly chairs formerly used in the old building, by sealed bid to interested parties. The furniture is presently being stored in the basement of tha Fine Arts Building on the campus. —Heard a report from Dr. Wamsley on the first meeting of the Advisory Committee last Monday. The committee is set up to study additional ways tha college can serve the community. —Approved the hiring of a North Central Association consultant to work with the college as it proceeds toward accreditation. Dr. Wamsley also outlined to the board a "bar- get date" for completion of the self-study as required by NCA for accreditation, naming May 1, 1972, as the final date for submitting the self study to NCA. The first draft, he said, will be completed by Jan. 1, 1972, giving leeway for revisions. —Discussed the upcoming School Law Seminar, conducted by the Kansas Association of School Board's, to be in Wichita June 4-5. Business at the seminar will include a review of first-year negotiations, analysis of court decisions, and a discussion on the Meet and Confer Law. —Discussed capital outlay priorities involving the $12,000 left after all building expenses of the new campus have been met. A list of proposed needs that may be handled with this amount of money is to be brought before the board at its next meeting. t

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