Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on May 27, 1971 · Page 2
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 2

Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, May 27, 1971
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SMALL SOUTHWEST KANSAS CITY SHIFTS DOWN \Protection Wire Plant Once Unique PROTECTION. Kan. (AP) —| produce this kind of wire," said I Twice since 1951, wiith the | Mrs. Laaie Myers, who is active United Stales' involvement in i in plant management, war a primary factor, this The Army's need for barbed small city in the sparsely popu- ', wire after the Korean in- I lated stn&tcheis of southwest j volvememt was a trickle corn- Kansas has shifted down from ' paired to. the wartime require- industrial production to more | characteristic repose. Through two wars, the Lane I Myers plant here has furnished mewls, but am increasing payroll at the Myers plant beginning in 1964 signalled a new American ventured—the war in the U. S. Army with concertina j Southeast Asia. I barbed wire. "I remember back in 1951, i in the country that could pro- "We were still the only plaint I during tine Korean War, we | duce the conbertinia wire," said were the omly plant in the Bill Sanders, a son-in-law and United States that was set up to ; partner of the owners. The war climbed to such a level that the plaint's level that the plant's payroll rose to 65 employes and it was necessary to open a second location in Protection. At the height of production, the plant was using 200 tans of steiel a week. The weekly payixjH contributed by the plant to the economy oif Protection, wiitlh a population of 700, was $6,000. "One of our best deals was that we hired farm people, mosUy, who know how to put in a full day's work," Sanders PERFECT SYLVANIA COLOR TV SET FOR THE BEDROOM .. OR ANY ROOM IN YOUR HOME! Sylvania color bright 85®picture tube has 185 sq. in. viewable area (19" diag. meas.). This model features a "cool running" Gibraltar™; chassis for reliable performance. AFC ensures a perfectly tuned picture at the touch of a button. Excellent sound from a 5" oval speaker. Deluxe- Walnut grained vinyl-on-wood composition cabinet. Roll-about cart or bedroom stand optional, extra. Sylvania model CX78W. TV RECEPTION SIMULATED TM—Trademark Sylvania Electric Product* Inc. ARNOLD'S TV & SOUND 220 N. Main ARNOLD PARTIN—OWNER 275-5911 said. "And then we knew they far away as Bucklin, about 50 would have something to return to when the war work was over." The employes came from as 'Disaster' at Great Bend GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) Three men sat patiently in the lobby of the Medical Central Kansas Center Wednesday nigM waiting for a chance to visit a friend. "I forgot all about this thing," onie siadd over the hub- buib in the loibby. "H I'd remembered, I -would (have come earlier." The confusion was fflie result of a mock disaster created by the G-reait Bend amd Bafltan County Civl Dedtense agencies. It was designed to test the response of police, civil defense officials and the local hospital so *hey wll be prepared for a real emergency. The evening's activity included a mock tornado and a riot on the Barton County, courthouse lawn, the riot was staged by about 50 volunteers— sporting artificial wounds ranging from a burned hand to a broken neck The volunteer victims ail ware rushed to the Medical Center where, despite a jeep blocking the driveway and an attempt to jam the switchboard, the rush of patients was dealt with. "We thought the exercise went pretty well," Barton County Civil Defense Chief Cy Milder said aiffcarward. "At times we even had more help •tliara patients." OTASCO YOUR OTASCO MAN SAYS: SAVE ON THE VALUE LEADER! BIG 21-inch Safe Price FINGERTIP STARTING CHEST 28-quart capacity. Lightweight rustproof Vacucel. 59-369-7 Compare Bt $114.95! StarU quick ... eteps.out fast.. . handles like a dream. Lightweight Magnalite deck is light but tough. 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Braced front fork. • ConfinuQus Tubular Twin Bar Frame. • Deluxe removable Chrome Motorcycle type Handlebarj • Chrome Plated Front and Rear Fenders. • Hand Operated Engine Shut-off Switch. •«'" Hand Operated Rear Wheel Brake. • Trail-rated, 34 mph. Remote Gas Tank. Garden City, Kansas CONVERTER moles to the north, he said. Much of bhe wire was shipped o seaports for direct shipment to Vietaaim. The balance was shipped to Army depots at Memphis, Otaih. "And those two delivery spots wece what actually put us out of the government business," Mrs. Myers. "Some other manufacturers saw they could undercut ouir prices by having plaints 'dose to the depots, vfoich resulted din a tremianidouis freight savings." Lane Myers- fulfilled its com- nact with the Army in 1989 and Myers retooled'the plaint to produce reinlorcing bar supports tar concrete conitraotoiis. There iaine now four employes. The others apparenitly antici- Tram., and Ogdem. Paqc 2 Garden City Thursday, May 27, 1971 paited the outcome. Lee Gruinm, head of the Dodge City office of the Employmemt Security Division, said, "As far as I know we have only had one claim for unemployment compensation ever filed from the Lame Myers plamit. .' "It seeimis like an ideal way for a business to run, with the employes having something to return to when the boom is over." Theirs _ has been a little in the business volume in Pro'tecition, said Larry DePriest, owner of a grocisry store, "but the (plant employes) lived in ®o many towns around here that retail business was pretty well divided up anyway!" < The .adjustment .to a peacetime laeotnio'my' is not' entirely unwelcome by.Mrs. Myers. . "Actually," she said, "it is almost a relief to get away from the rush. Now, we have more time to 'enjoy life." PONYTAIL f / I L.V ERR L_ AX E= by WALLACES f J • Relish Dish, length Perfect for celery and olives, Spring scallions and radishes, all those appetite teasers. 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