Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on May 29, 1971 · Page 12
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Topeka Woman a 'Living Link With History Ru I C\Ai C CDfll ICr\Kl rtiftitrfT 1-nrf- 1iia iMai«! 1ft iQtTVf? TUNTltlitPITVaitAfl in ihlftttf .amid" ia slafii.rjilvf.nn* Tlf.na TUVe. Haircut* m/hm. mimic* ,a1,a!t*t n *ul «T>««. .««,«*%. l^L. >** »*« ru^rU^^*.** .. *.._.*._.. *_.—-.-™_J—,— At.-. By LEW FERGUSON Associated Press Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Nellie E. Baker is a living link with history, one of the few surviving widows of Civil War veterans. AH veterans of the United Sbaites' great struggle more than a century ago to maintain the Union are now dead. But there are 478 surviving widows 311 whose husbands fought for the Union iand 176 widows of confederate soldiers. Litoe Nellie, many of the widows ware much younger than their first husbands, *he men who came back from the bloody conflict. Nelie Baker will be 93 Oct. 13. The Civil War ended in 1865. She was not born until 13 years later, in 1878. In 1897—when she was 18 and he was 53—she married John A. Johnson in Osbome County on the windswept prairie of nonfihwest Kansas. It was his •second marriage, her first. Nellie's parents came from Ohio to farm fo Kansas. Her faither had fought in the Civil War, before he was married. Johnson was bom in 1844 and reared alt Columbus, Ohio. He went to war >as a private with an Ohio infantry regiment when he was IB iamd participated in Sherman's famed march to the sea. He served itihree years and three months. Alter the war, Johnson worked nearly 20 years ais an engineer arad conductor for the Big Four nadilroad on, runs between St. Louis and Mattoon, Hi. He lefit 'the raft- road in the 1880s to homestead in the Kinigman., Kan., area. Hie farmed amid raised horses until his deratth in February 1907 at Oufoa, Kan,, where (hie is buried. Nelie and John Johnson bad four children, all stiH living. She lives wiitih one son, Roy in East Topefca. Another son Al- beit, and' a daughter, Mrs. Mable Panfcraitz, also live here. The third son, Charles, lives in Pittsburg, Kan... .Mrs. BaJasr also has three grandchildren, six great grand- chEdreai and is soon to become a great, great grandmother for the first time. In 1916, Nelie married John H. Baker. He died in 1946. She has been drawing a Veterans Administration, pension as a Civil War widow since 1947. She didn't 'apply for it for Ihevself unitdl alter Baker's death, but her children received some governmient compensation as early as 1916. Mrs. Baker remainis alert and well-informed. An ardent radio listener and television sports fan, she prides herself In keeping as current as possible. She was hospitalized recently but gets about with the aid of a walker. Mrs. Baker attributes her long life to "lalwayis taking care of hertseM" «nd admits to being panbial to "cabbage and ta- tems," She'® a sewing enthusiast who says she has made over 100 quilts by band in her lifetime. She has vivid memories of the harsfh life in the early days on the Kansas plains. "I'vie seem lots of snowstorms and I've seen lots of prairie fires," she said. Her memories of the Civil War, of course, concern conversations she recalls with veterans. "They Uhouight it was really necessary to free those slaves," she siaid. "Mr. Johnson said fihey really needed to be free. But I think somebody should have done more for them after they freed them. Maybe we wouldn't have all the problems we have today." President Lyndon B. Johnson sent Civil War widows' certifi- cates expressing the nation's gratitude for their husbands' sea-vices in 1964. lit is a prized possession of Mrs. Baker. She won't be able to go to Cuba to place flowers on Johnson's grave Memorial Day because of the recent illness. She yearns to tour part of the South and see where the battles of the Civil War were fought. "I don't think I'll ever be able to do it now," she said. "I'd Dike to see where it all happened. I believe that would be about the best medicine I coufld take." Fog* 12 Garden City Telegram Saturday, May 29, 1971 Baylor Researcher* Work on Reimpbnting HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a method — used so far only on laboratory animals — to take organs out of the body, repair them then reimplant them. They have taken the kidney* from 30 dogs, kept them functioning out of the body for up to three days, then reimplanted them. Eighty per cent of the kidneys functioned well enough to sustain life for long periods. The ability to detach a kidney, repair it, then return it to the body can be a distinct advantage in certain cases. Grocery Prices Are fffectlve Through Wednesday, June 2nd Meat And Produce Prices Good Thru wed., June 2nd SWITCH TO SAFEWAY DISCOUNT.. Discount prices have real meaning at Safeway because we have refused to tamper with quality. You .get the fine quality meats (all beef cuts USDA Choice), the close-trimmed steaks, roasts and chops. Our fruits and vegetables are selected for finest quality, sparkling fresh. All your food needs are supplied from the very best at Safeway. Only the prices*are lowered. That's discount with a difference... at Safeway! Safeway Super Savers Fresh Fryers Young Tender Whole Presto f t ryer*2Te) aleundi) DISCOUNT PRICE U.&ChoIOBBMf Boneless Roast Rolled And Tied Beef Shoulder Shank Portion Cooked Ham Sliced Bacon Sliced Bacon All Meat Franks wt lion's Certified 1 or 2 lb. Package* He-Man Brand Try This One 2 lb. lb. Pkg. IS Safeway oz. (Brand Pkg. 56' 89' 49' Or Thlghe Manor House Discount Price on Safeway Meat! Fresh Fryer Breasf Fresh Fryer Legs Belisville Turkeys Hen Turkeys Shrimp Chunkees Everyday Low Discount Price on Safeway Meat! U.S. Chofce Beef Blade cut Ib. Minor House Chuck Roast Beef Rib Roast ^^.•en- Boneless Roast Boneless Steak Sirloin Steak •o. sr S|09 117* || $109 Canter Round ,„. lb. U.S. Choice Beef Full Cut IS 8 Ground Beef Canned Ham Boneless Ham Frein Hourly Any Size Package Safeway Brand S lb. Can $4.59 Wilton's Tendermade Whole or Half lb. 59 $19 | Del Monte Pineapple EVERYDAY DISCOUNT -, PRICE Del Monte Golden Corn EVERYDAY DISCOUNT - PRICE Del Monte Sweet Peas EVERYDAY DISCOUNT PRICE Del Monte Tomatoes Sliced, Crushed or Chunk Who)* Kernel or Cream Style Tender Green Peas Whole, Stewed or Wedges 15V20Z. Can 17 Oz. Can 17 Oz. Can Jar Fruit Cocktail &%*. cln°*2I c Cake Mixes '»* Cling Peaches B&» S. 0 * 34 C | ns iant Tea ST Whole Beans^X 1 ^ 16 ^ 28° Cragmonl Cola Spinach KK«w 2*20 e Crisco Oil MSS" Ste* Tomato Juice a*. S^MC Duncan Hines i!r -a? Prune Juice &. &54 e Nestles Quik -79 Tomato Kelchup^nt. 20B00 ti34 c BBQ Sauce H.m. northern Towels ^» 29 8S C Family Scott sssr 1 ttr"ar 49 C Delsey Tissue Bath* 2 Roll room Pkg. 04 ** HO Brotado ct. 29* BOK Botl. Safeway Everyday Low Discount Prices! Kitchen Craft 10 Count Plastic Btgi 67 Crisco Shortening ^ 92 Trash Can Liners Tide Detergent ^ Fabric Softener Paper Napkins Paper Towels Detergent Spray Starch 10' OFI Cheese Half Moon Longhorn Monterey Jack Colby Longhorn Sharp Cheddar Momrella Cheddar ft Blue Club. lOc Will Be Deducted From Price Shown On Package. SUPER SAVER KOTIQUE FEMININE HY6EINE ITEMS 4 Oz. Douch Uquid, 4 Oz. Douch Powder, 4 Oz. Beauty Bath, 3 Oz. Deodorant Spray, 5 Oz. After Shower, 3 Oz. Napkin Powder, 24 Count Pain Relievtr Your ^ Choice KoteX Regular or Super Tampons Reg. or Super Box 12Cl ... BOX 45c 40ct ti 38 Strawberry Shortcake Chef Pierre New Frozen Item 1" 32 Oz. Size For $ Downy 3Se OH On New Sin Box Fancy Fruit Vine Ripe 10 a Firm Tomatoes Pkg. BANANAS I LETTUCE '•'-'* S 11 1 .S*. Z for JTJ STRAWBERRIES Tomatoes Potatoes Oranges AppleS i.aoS y us 4 Lbt S] Onions wx°> 3 lbi 33° In Pint Cupt Filled To Overflowing Red Potatoes California C Navels * B., 79* Lb, $ l

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