Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 1, 1971 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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Tuesday, June 1, 1971
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( < < < .1 I < I ( ( ( ( I Dale Marine ByKATHILOFER Fpr the past 11 years, Dale Marine has led the double life of teacher and merchant. This year marked his 27th year of teaching — 25 of those years at Garden City Junior High School —and the end of his "double life." YWith his retirement from teaching this year, Marine is now free to devote his time to his business, the Surplus Outlet store. Marine, a former coach for many years at the junior high here, has taught mathematics to ninth-grade students for the past 25 years. Prior to coming here in 1946, he taught two years in Goates High School in the Pratt area. Having served as coach for all sports at GOJH from 1946 to 1965, the native Southwestern Kansan has developed some decided views on the role athletics should play in the total academic picture of a student's schooling: **In,.iiiany places,.too much em- ;«<pha8,is is placed on athletics. If kepi in proper balance, atiiletics play a very importiant role in colleges, high schools and on the junior high level. I feel that athletics tie right in with the educational process of teaching boys and girls the responsibility and the desire to excel and achieve, and I know no better place for some students to achieve recognition than the sports . media . ; . I think we need to add more than the "Three R's" to education. Every student needs to have some area where .they can excel, Whether it be athletics, music or just class room work. Marine enjoys working with 1 ninth-grade age students, primarily because they are so eager and willing to learn, he says. When he quit coaching, the thing he missed most was his ability to get to know the students so well: "You can see a student in a much different light when you are coaching than when you are teaching," he said. "I also got to know the parents much better. "It seems that parents take a vital interest in what a boy is doing on the football field or on the track—even more so than what the is doing in the classroom. I think the studciits accept this sort of following Wetter. At junior high age, many of the students would .just rather their parents did not speak to their teachers about their class- ' work, but when it comes to sports, they like to have the parents on the sideline." Copeland is Marine's home town, where he was born and reared. Following- his graduation from high school there, he received his B.A. degree in business administration from Southwestern College at Winfield. After spending four years in the service, he moved to Garden City in 1946, and opened the Surplus Outlet store 11 years ago; ; ,He and his wife, Maxuie, have three children. Duane, the eldest; teaches at Shawnee Mission High ' School South. Donna will be working at St. Catherine Hospital this summer, haying just graduated froi^Fort ;Hays State College with a degree in nursing, and Demise was graduated from Garden City High/ School last week. garden sass qharity, Gus Garden says, often consists of a generous impulse to give away something for which w« ,iave no further use. Garden Telegram Velum* 42 10* • Copy GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67846, TUESDAY, JUNE I, 1971 24 Pages —Two 1 Sections —No. 176 CONFRONTATION TURNS INTO BIG SHOUTING MATCH Fierro, Officials Tangle in Leoti By NOLAN HOWELL ILEOTI—"I didn't know it was going to be this big. I just told Bob Erkkson, he told Manuel Fierro and here we are," a nervous Gnegorio Oorrea testified today before an angry c*oWd of 200 persons packed into Che Wichita County District Courtroom in Leoti- .Correa* is the father of two- year-old Gregory, identified by Fierro as the child he was referring to in a recent Washington, D. C. news conference where he said, "In the town of Leoti, a mother of five had to wait two weeks to take her baby who had two broken arms to a doctor because she had no money." Only it was disclosed today that the child had but one broken arm—suffered in mid- February when he fell while playing—<the couple had three children, not five and the family was not denied local medical attention. The parents told *be Wichita Board of County Commissioners and those filling the courtroom and spelling over into the hallway that" they had not been denied medical- treatment in Leoti, and, in fact, had not been mistreated by the county. Fierro's statement made in Washington, D. C. was the reason behind today's special meeting carted by County Commissioners Lloyd Hutchison, Geonge Woodbiiry 'and Harold Asrcus- sen. It was preceded by a May ?4 special meeting taring which Fierro refused by telephone to e'ther meet wilih the commlssuiyers ait that time or to identify the family he was referring to in Washington. Today's meeting quickly developed into a shouting match between Fierro and attorney Jim Wallace, with commir.sipn chairman Hutchison joining in. Wallace is a Scott City attorney re tainted by the commissioners to represent them before Fierro. Glendon Rewerts, the regular Wichita County 1 attorney, also took part to the proceedings. Otters taking part in today's ; '' : ' heated exehang%,wdto Df*jRob ert L. Ward, the?oWi»raciicin physician m Wichita County: Sarah Prose county welfare director, and Mr. and Mrs- Bob Erickson, VISTA volunteers serving in Leoti. Hutchison opened the meeting by saying: "We want to know if there was ft child apt receiving medical attention in Wichita; County. We want to know who it was so we can correct the situation." I «im requesltimlg at the same time that I be allowed to give mom specific information in other specific oases." He then tried to tell of a case where children were rummaging through the local garbage dump for food anld of another case where a little inlamit girl named America was found in an abandoned house being cared for only by two older children, ages seven and eight. Wallace again interrupted Fierro, saying, • "Mr. Fierro, there is a recognized system of appeals in the welfare department. Until such time such an appeal has been presented, it is merely gossip. This meeting has been caOled to consider this specific case. Will you identify this faulty?" • -- ' Fierro then shouted back, "You might as well listen to me. I'm going to' present them (the other alleged oases) one way or the other in the press." Wallace replied: "Oh, Mr. Fierro, we know you are going to present those in the press. Why can't you go through the proper channels? "'Mr. Fierro, it's your respon- siblity to also be'" honest. Why cant they (the other cases) appeal through channels?" "They don't know how," Fierro replied, to which Wallace replied;- ' .' . . "You seem to know all the (answers! v Why don't you help them make an appeal? "We as a community have been bunt by this (Fierro'a statement) and we want to know why. "Because Mr. Fierro, we live in an orderly society, with an orderly system. Why can't you do t^ f same and present these cases to our welfare department?" Fierro responded by saying. "I don't have the time to spend with your welfare department today. I have other commitment," which drew this response from Wallace:" It is un- fottjuaaito that you say there are two other incidents in Wichita Ckiunty but you <umnot4akie time to visit about 'them our welfare department.'' ierro again demanded that be 'allowed to present his other "cases." Hutchison told Mm "Your request is denied. You will first have to go through our : welfare ctfke" brought an angry refrain Fierro, who shouted back: ''Then you are con—- i '^- i " wfflto the pride of At the same time, Mrs, Correa said; Mm- Prose told her that her husband's passport card was illegal and that he would have to be deported ait the end of the month. That set off another heated exchange which involved Mrs. Prose. Commissioners had Mrs. Prose secure a Correa case file and review her office's contacts -with the family. Mrs. Prose said that at no time did she threaten deportation. plidaition for assistance Feb. 2, and was granted assistance on Feb. 26- The family did not, by their own admission, take the injured boy to the doctor' until four days after receiving a medical assistance card. , Dr. Ward said 'he first saw Gregory July 3, 1970 on another matter and that he ialt no time had denied the family medical cane. "On the contrary, I have always been happy to care for the children lany time they Fieriro then toterruptiad but' brini S 'them in." was.put down by Mrs. Prose, The deportation threat was who told Mm "Just a minute, denied by Mrs. Prose, Who ex- I'm not through, talking yet."' plained that it is part of her Mrs. Prose, at -first, said her job to verify whether or not all office received an application from Correa on Feb. 2, at which time the family was given a medical card. She later corrected herself when Dr. Ward testified he first saw young Gregory March 2. Mrs. Prose said the family received an ftp- applicants for assistance are qualified; to receive such assist- amce. She said that it appeared Correa's card was in violation of immigration rules but that she checked wfth immigration officials and learned it was in order. She said she drove to the Correa home the next day to tell them it was okay. When Correa was asked by Hutchison if he had been denied assistance or medical treatment, the father replied, "No, I can't say that. It was., my fault too. I didn't know what to do. When you don't have any money—I was <a! confused." Fierro questioned what right Mrs. Prose had to make welfare applicants produce papers. "Thiait is a form of >a threat." Hutchison replied that because there are Mexican nationals in the area, it is proper procedure f cir the department to determine if the applicant is qualified. Hutchison then asked Correa, "Do you feel you folks have been mistreated in this county?" "No sir, I do not," Correa replied. Fierro was asked to retract his statement, to which he said, "I will not retract anything. There is nothing to re- tract," he s-aid, brushing o£f tho fact that the child had but one broken arm and the family had but three children, that "I am misquoted in the news media." After a short recess, the county commissioners issued the following prepared statement: "From the exhaustive investigation we have made we are compelled to conclude that the statement attributed to Mr. Fierro is unqualifiedly and uncompromisingly false, a distortion of truitih and fact, and is irresponsible. "The Board of County Commissioners of Wichita County deeply resents the obvious implications that the Wichita County community is calloused to the welfare of our Mexican- American citizens and to the welfare of those migrant workers who visit our community at times of extraordinary need for farm labor." Hutchiion replied: "I am con- Fierro countered immediately cemed ihat there may have by attempting to make mente regarding other i cases of Mexican-American dis- crimimation in Wichita County. He was interrupted by Hutchison and Wallace, who informed him that today's meeting was called to consider a specific case and any other cases should be presented fiwrt to the county welfare department. "We do not want to hear those cases until Whey ,have .gone through the proper channels," Wallace informed Fierro. Fierro responded:. "I will present the family but SW Rain up To 5 SouWhwelst Kansas had « rain-soaked Memorial Day weekend, with amounts 'ap- proachdng five inches saturating some partis of the .region; Nearly all areas reported at least an inch. Some hail fell, and terrific winds buffeted some regions. c . Garden's City's Experiment Station received 1.91 inches for the entrie weekend. Of (hat amount, 1.65 was on the Sunday-morning reading: for the 24-hour period ending at that time. , Rain-soaked May here thus ended well above normal in the matter of precipitation. The month saw rain on eight of its 31 days—including three days on which half an inch or more feU. The month wound up with S.51 inches of moisture: 63- year normal for May at the station is just 2.76 inches. For the first five months of the year, the station has gaged 5.75 inches of precipitation. But the long-tome norm for that , period of time is 6.22 inches— so Garden City still lags behind normal at this tome. High winds or possibly tornados hit at several places in the region. At the Art Green place (23 miles northwest of Garden Ctty) severe damage resulted, to out-twiMngs Sat* wday night. 'y been a ^chiM with two broken arans sin ;|bds community that may b»v«i|ieone without proper medical ci^e. •.., ' ' "I *m |otag to ask once more, who fe this family?" • Fierro *g*ia attempted to present other "oases". Hutchison again interrupted, saying "I ask you agaift, who is this family?" ' When Fferro '4111111)102 to the audience and! attempted to shout out his other "oases," Wallace shouted him down, saying, "You are out of order, Mr. Fierro. I am going to talk louder than you are, so sit down. You are not going to make any public amouncements." At this. time Fierrp tatroduc- ted?fhe Oorrea family. The nervous lather, speaking in broken English, told the- commissioners: "I'm not sure we are .the family. We have three children, not five. He (their son Greg- qpr) had one broken arm, not .twOi He broke Ibis arm and I wrapped it up. The reason we did not take him to the doctor was because we had no money." Correa, 47, and his wife Sharon., -24, testified that they had applied for welfare assistance, , and received * medical card. by David William* A BIT OF HELP during coloring session — Sandy Linville, left, migrant scbooi helper, and Flora iBaez, 10. The weather Ho/comb Migrant School Is :mntm af thundftrihavwn lat* , *^ . Under Way with 60 Enrolled Chance of thundtrshowers late tonight, lews in mid to upper SO'*. Wedntsday partly cloudy and warm. Highs in upper 80'$. Stmriae 6:23 Sunset 9:00 Max. Min. Preo. 53 2.33 City ........ 85 Bnnporia .......... 8(7 54 GARDEN orry . sa 52 Goodland .;.....,.... 77 48 Biill-Clity ...... .....81 54. Russell ............ S3 BS Bailtaa ............. 87 57 Topeka .,»......., 88 60 IWlChlta ........ ... 91 60 .10 Kansas Pike Through Holiday; No Fatalities WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Between 6 p.n). Friday and midnight Monday, 140,805 vehicles drove 8.5 mdJlion miles on the Kansas Turnpike without a fatality recoirded, a Turnpike Authority *'spbfcesim/an reported today.- ' "There were 14 minor accidents but not serious injuries," said Louis Stamp, public relations director. "We've been having some Memorial Day weekends to be proud of." i By DEBBIE COURTNER It may be summer, ibut Hoi- comb School is far from dull today. In the gymnasium, children compete ; iat whiffleball. Across the hall,' kindergartneiis saunter about the room, playing with jigsaw. ; puzzles, watching the teacher's aide prepare health kits and counting *he blue'and red wooden marbles on the abacus. The students, ranging in age from three to 14. years, are children of migrant workers near Holcomb. Every year, Holfcomb Migrant School, a federally-funded six-week program, offers these children the chance to catch up on schoolwork. During the winter, the chil- dred attend 6-month school prosraanis in Texas, or wherever else their parents may be working, Mildred DeFord, program director for Holcomb Mi- gr4nt School, said. • Because the children move .often, she explained, they fall behiind permanent •students. At Holcomb School, students partioipaite in sports and exercises amd learn to read and write. Each student receives a bag filled with toothpaste , a 'cwth- brush, soap, >a comb and other health aids. He leamis ait school how to use them. While students are well-behaved in general, they occasionally run away. "We'll be going along, thinking everything is fine," Mrs. DeFord said, "When some' body's feelings get hurt, and a student runs away." Last year, a fifth-gnade boy ran away but was found the same evening in the school's vocational-agricultural buildl- ing, according to Mrs. DeFord. "It'll be a different year if nobody rums away," she said. Sixty students showed up >at school today, the first day of the program. "Last year, we had only 30 on the first day," Mrs. DeFord . reported. "We gain students as school continues." The school, which meets Monday througih Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30-p.m., will be open through July 9. Bus transportation is furnished, and situdenits receive breakfast, lunch and an aftea-noon snack at school. Children do not have to be enroUed to attend the school. Additional informaitkm about the program may be obtained by calling Holcomb School, 2767012. SIX BODIES FOUND IN PLANE WRECKAGE ONMOUN TAIN TOP War Hero Audie Murphy Is Killed were burned so were unracog- ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The wreckage of ia chartered airplane carrying World War II hero Audie Murphy and five other men has been found on a rugged mountainitop near here. Pathologista worked today trying to posiitively identify the bodies removed from the wreckage Monday by rescue workers and taken to Roanoke Community Hospital. . Spokesmen at the state medical examiner's office here said it probably would be l|ate afternoon—possibly Wednesday—before positive identifications couM be establisihed, The nescue workers said: > Aimeriic'an tank and, although three bodies might be identified wounded, held off with a .50- by physical features, but the ca|ib^ machine gun German 'i.- lf . ''*•' x ' other 'three badly they nizabte. "All indicaitions point to the fact that it is Audie," said Lincoln Carle, the 46-year-old Murphy's business manager. "We don't have positive identification but everything else matches." As the nation's most decorated World War II hero, Murphy received 24 medals from -the American government, three from the French and one from the Belgians. He won the Medal of Honor mounted a burning troops Which were advancing on him from three sides. Besides the Medal of Honor he won the Distinguished Service Cross, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star with Oak Leaf cluster, the Bronze Star and the Croix de Guerre. He also received the Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf clusters. Murphy who rose to lieutenant also was commended for having killed 240 German soldiers. Murphy had been flying to Martinsville 60 miles south of here on business. The plane went down Friday morning but the crash went undetected three days because of bad weather and because no flight plan had been filed. Numbers still visible on the tail of the twin-engine Aero Commander matched those on ifche aircraft in which Murphy and five others had boarded in Atlanta. The wreckage was spotted Monday on the north side of 3,056-foot Brushy Mountain about 14 miles northwest of here. It was reached later in the day by rescue workers, who had to hike four miles up the steep mountain terrain. The five persons who boarded the plane with Murphy were Claude Crosby, president of Modular Managament, a subsidiary of Modular Properties Inc. of Atlanta; Jack Littleton of Font Collins, Colo., secre- ry-iti'easurei' ol Lenoir Corp.; Raymond Prater, a Chat- bairooga, Teran., lawyer repre- senitiing Modular Management; Kim Do'dy of Fort Collins, Colo., a friend of Littleton; and tlhe pil'oit, Hsirman Butler of Denver, Colo. Murphy turned to business seveiral years ago alter a 44- nrovie career that included "To HeU and Back," a film based on his autobiography, and "The Red Badge otE Courage." He recently produced his first moviis, "A Time for Dying," to be released later this month in which he played a cameo role and, said Carle, "gave one of his finest performances, as shone *s it was." Murphy's son Terry also had a brief part in the

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