Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 4, 1971 · Page 1
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\ \ See Cee Scene wiriif. b. What Day 1$ It? Happiness is the feeling that sweeps over the graduating class that has just been informed its commencement speaker failed to show up. That happened to the Stafford High class when the speaker, a Hays man, got his dates mixed up. The speaker, who out of charity was not identified, no doubt is an absent-minded professor. Guess what his topic was? "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." Marvin Cooper, superintendent of schools in Stafford, filled in admirably for the no-Show. '•Yesterday we had a speaker, today we don't and tomorrow the district will be $100 richer than planned." The frightening part of the whole incident is that once schools f hid out they can get along without commencement speakers, it is going to put a lot of orators out of work. The mail asking for clippings on the Clutter case 'has diminished, but I still get three or four letters a month. M'Qst of it is from students and teachers who are using Capote's "In Cold Blood" as a class research project My answer is always the same. We don't have the actual editions covering the tragedy, except on microfilm. Besides, our staff is small and the work involved in reproducing the hundreds of clippings would run into days. Even so, seldom do the letter writers offer to pay for the service. The other day a letter came from a graduate student in journalism at the University of California at Los Angeles. She is doing a paper on Capote's book and wanted all reprints of stories on the Clutter case from Nov. 16, 1959, until the time the case was closed. She also wanted, local stories on reactions to the book—and she wanted all this in a few days. What an optimist! L. C. Crouch, former president of Garden City Community Junior College, is moving up with the Kansas Department of Education at Topeka. He became head of the department's junior college agency Feb. 1. ' Now, he has been appointed an assistant commissioner, effective July 1. It:.has not been determined wnich division Crouch' will head, said Commissioner C. Taylor Whittier. Two. assistant commissioners announced their resignations this week. One who resigned headed accreditation and teacher certification. The other was assistant commissioner of instructional services. . :. •'.' • . T- .. . WASHINGTON (AP) — Amendments to hasten the Nixon administration's goal of an all-volunteer military force, by ending the draft: or limiting its extension to one year,.came up for Senate votes today. .SAIGON (AP) — High-ranking South Vietnamese field commanders acknowledged today that their troops had suffered, heavy losses at , the Cambodian town of Snoul and said they have switched to mobile , tactics in cross-border operations, for which they would rely heavily on fulTU.S. air support WASHINGTON (AP)—New dis- trieting plans that could affect.the voting rights of Southern blacks do not have to be submitted to Washington for approval when they are formulated by federal judges, the Supreme Court has ruled. 'V-,, , ' '•" • • ^MMMM^W^l^HM* - • i LA PAZ, Bolivia !(AP) —The Soviet Union has launched an economic offensive in Bolivia; one aim apparently is to show it can provide more favorable aid than the United States. n sass ft neighbor of Gus Garden's says It hurts his conscience to sit on the front porch and watch his wife cut the grass— but not so much he cant stand it Garden City Telegram Volume 42 lOe a Copy GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67846, FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1971 10 PAGES -No. 179 AVERAGE EARNINGS AMONG RANK AND PI LE INCREASES Jobless Rate Matches 9-Year High WASHINGTOS (AP) — The nation's unemploymeint rate moved back up in May to match a nine-year high .of 6.2 per cent of the U.S. work force, the government said today. Jobless rates rose especially for construction workers and sates workers ami young women, and the number of long- term unemployed — 27 weeks or imore—•climlbed substantially, the Labor Department staid. The national jobless rate was up from 6.1 per cent in April, said the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics. The <actual number of jobless Americans dropped 300,000 to a total of 4.4 million, but because it usually declines more than that in May the bureau figured it as a rise of 130,000 on a seasonal basis. The bureau also reported that average earnings of some 45 million rank and file workers- more than half the nation's work force—<rose two cents an hour to $3.40 and increased $1.41 per week to $125.46. The average weekly paycheck was up $7.06 for a 6 per cent gain over the past year. A 4.3 per cent rise in living costs over the same period reduced purchasing power $5.39 per week, leaving the average workers with a. net gain of $1.67. The report said the nation's total employment rose 500,000 in May to 78.7 million, but because it generally rises more in May the bureau figured it as a 265,000 rise on a seasonal basis. The jobless rate for women 20 to 24 years old continued its sharp climb of recent months, rising from 10.3 per cent in April to 11.5 per cent in May— the highest in more than a dec- the bureau said. In a racial breakdown, the bureau said the unemployment rate for Negroes rose from 10.0 to 10.5 per cent, highest ' in nearly eight years and the rate for white workers edged up from 5.6 to 5.7 per cent for the highest in nearly 10 years. The jobless rate for full time workers rose from 5.5 to 5.8 per cent, the report said. "The average duration of joblessness lengthened in May, primarily reflecting a sizeable increase in very long-term unemployment. The number of persons unemployed 27 or more weeks rose by 150,000 over the month to 580,000, seasonally adjusted, the highest level since May 1963," the bureau said. The average length of unemployment for all the jobless increased from 10.8 weeks to 11.5 weeks, it said. The jobless rate for all men rose 4.4 to 4.5 per cent and to- talled 1.9 million. The rate for women remained unchanged at 6 per cent at a total of 1.5 million. The rate for teen-agers edged up from 17.2 to 17.3 per cent at a total of 981,000, the bureau said. The number of persons working parttime because they cannot find full time jobs totalled 2.5 million, about the same as in April 'and matching last December's eight-year high, it said. The nation's total civilian labor force rose 200.000 to 83 million, highest in history arid nearly 300,000 above the previous high reached last January. Nearly half the May increase in the work force were adult men. The total number of workers in the key category of nonfarm payrolls rose 420,000 to 70.8 million, showing the first gain since January but was still more than 400,000 below the record high of March 1970, the report said. The average work week for all nonflarm payroll employes remained unchanged at 37 hours for 'the third straight month, the report said. The average work week in manufacturing moved up slightly to 39.9 hours, recovering a loss in the previous month. It was still A full hour below the high of March 1969, the bureau said. * * * ., 1 • • ' - •••.••:" Photo by David William* DIANE VANN VVBBEB, center stage, retiring Miss Garden City, belts out a song during rehearsal last night of the pageant's opening number. BULLETIN Miss GC Pageant Countdown at Hand ^WASHINGTON (AP)-The Senate voted down today a proposal by Sen. Mark O. Hatfield, R-Ore., to stop all draft calls on July 1. \<t then headed toward a . midafternoon vote on the .proposal by Sen. Rich S. Schweiker, R-Pa., to limit draft extension to one year. RAIL CRASH Six Killed In Wichita WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A suburban Wichita woman, her two small children and three teenagers were killed Thursday night when the car in which fey were riding crashed into a Frisco freight train at a northeast Sedgwick County crossing. Authorities said the crossing Is, guarded on the north side of the trade by an automatic crossbar, but not on the south side from which the oar approached. , " The victims, identified by the Sedgwick County sheriff's office, include: Mrs. Sally S..Barnalby, 25, of rural Wichita; Her chidren, Tammjr Lynn, 23 months, and Christina Sue, Ihree; Randal L. Wels>, 17, Piedmont, Kan., a nephew; Franklin D. Bediigrew, 18, To- ixxnito, Kan.; Deborah K. Waits, 16, Rose Hill, Kan. The car was carried about 75 yards along the track east of Che point of impact. The bodies were strewn along the track for the last 25 yards. The car struck the train about four cars back of the engine. Investigators said ekid marks indicated the driver apparently had applied brakes an undetermined distance from the point of impact, and the oar swerved its it readied the train. The engine ,of the oar was found about 50 yards from the crash. The 46-car train finally was brought to a stop about a half- mile east of the road. The fifth oar of the train was derailed by the impact but it was dragged •long with, the rest of the train. Excitement, tears and relief wM be among the emotions tomorrow night when Diane Vanri Weber, Miss Garden City 1970, crowns her successor. Twelve contestants, ranging in age from 18 to 21, will vie for the title of Miss Garden City 1971 during the Miss Garden City Scholarship Pageant alt 8 p.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium. The girls, who have been rehearsing all week for the pageant, will appear tomorrow night in talent, swimsutt and evening gown competition. Five judges will rate the girls, selecting the mew Miss Garden City and two runners- up. These three contestants will receive $1,000 in scholarships. In 'addition, a Miss- Congeniality award and a Most Original Talent award wiH be pre- Misitress of Ceremonies for the pageant will be Pamola Kay KoMer, who was Miss North-Central Kansas 1969 and a guest entertainer for the Miss Kansas Pageant lasit July. Assisting B.3ss Kohler will be Susan Lillig, Miss Emporia State 1989 and a 1971 graduate of Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia, and Charli Borger., Miss North-Central Kansas 1970, Competing In tomorrow night's pageant will be Baibette Gould, 18, Syracuse; Leslie Gwin, 19, Leoti; Elizabeth Hatfield, 18, Leoti; Yvonne Holmes, 18, Dodge City; Mary Kiefer, 18, Leoti; Kathleen McGovern, 21, Garden City. Patty Roderick, 20, Garden City; Linda Rogge, 19, Sublette; Colette Schaffer, 18, Alamota; Marsha Schwartz, 19, Alamota; Gayla Speer, 18, Modoc; "and Linda Waechter, 21, Ulysses. Winner of the Miss Garden City Pageant will compete in the Miss Kansas Pageant this summer in Pratt. Turnabout for Southwest as Savings Act Area Goes from Dry to Wet Introduced A month ago, Southwest Kansas was parched and dry. Today it's a soggy region — with more and more main coming down. Most areas got 'additional moisture during the night: up to an inch or so in the Johnson region. Almost half an inch fell in downtown Garden City in two showers: about midnight, and again about 5 a.m. today. KIUL measured .37 of one inch. Thte city power-switching station (llth and Santa Fe) reported .42 of an inch. The airport had only a trace. Thursday's high temperature there was 82. The mercury dipped only to 62 this morning. Northeast of town, the KSU experiment station reported .18 of an inch. Some rain has fallen there on 11 of the past 28 days, including two days with just traces. Total for the 28 days: 3.69 inches. One report indicated .75 of an inch fell in the 200 block of iNortih 12th. Two miles east and ' * * * i Area Rain Gauge Big Bow ..--•••• .13 Ulysses ,19 Manter .50 Scott City '..•— « 42 Dighton .60 Dighton, V* E ....-•_.. .30 Tribune 11 Coolidge 30 Ktndall - .19 (.•kin ••••--.. .16 Dt*rfi*lcl .30 eight north of.town, .80 of an inch fell. The Wayne Johnsons at Holcomb gauged .70 of an inch. At 11 p.m., the Dodge City Weather Bureau issued a tornado warning for eastern Stanton County, northern Grant, and southern Kearny County. Five minutes earlier, the Kansas Highway Baitrol had spotted a funnel cloud five miles south of Johnson. Johnson's town siren sound* ed at 11 p.m. Jay Baugh of the weekly Pioneer there said trees were swaying because of high winds at the time. Johnson got about an inch of rain. Moscow had no rain but high winds. Syracuse also had high winds, but with a shower of .13 of an inch. Ashland had winds and golf-ball-sized hail. Warni humid conditions under partly cloudy skies are expected to continue into Saturday. But a weak low-pressure center in Colorado could move eastward. That would bring cooling to western Kansas *by Saturday. The Weather Tonight, partly cloudy. Lows 60 to 65. Partly cloudy with little temperature change Saturday. High in upper 80s. Sunrise 6:33 Max. Dodge CSty .. ...... 83 Emparia .......... 81 GARDEN carry . aa Goodland ...... .... 81 Kill City .......... 82 Russell .......... S3 Sailina .... -------- ... 82 Topeka .......... 83 Wichita, .......... 83 Sunset 9:02 Min. Prec. 62 .02 67 62 60 61 68 TO 66 69 .37 .07 .20 WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill requiring uniform disclosure by banks and other savings institutions of terms for deposit earnings has been introduced in the U.S. House by. Rep. Bill Roy, D-Kan.., amid 15 co-sponsors. Roy • assented that "the consumer is confronted with a complex array of savings systems and methods of computing interest" which make it difficult to make sound investment decisions. The biM reqvires thait a savings institution disclose its annual and periodic percentage rates, the minimum time a depositor must wait for earnings at those rates, the annual percentage yield, the number of times per year thalt earnings are compounded, and the dates on which earnings are payable. Metal, Fuel Prices up; Push Index WASHINGTON (AP) - Higher prices for ®tieel and other metals and a sharp jump for gasoline were major factors in pushing ovsr-all wholesale prices up four-tenths of one per cent last month, the government said today. •^Continued strength in metal and metal products prices and a sharp upturn in the fuels indexes caused about 70 per cent of the total rise for industrials," said the Bureau of Laibor Statistics. The May increase pushed Hh» government's Wholesale Price Index up to 113.8. This means wholesale goods worth $100 on the average in the 1967 base period cost $113.80 last month. The index was up 3.4 per cent over the past year but the annual rate of 4.3 per cent the past six monitihs was the highest for any six-month period since March of 1970. The bureau said this, was stoil below the peak rate of 5.2 per cent for the six months ending in June 1969. The increases for metals, fuels and other goods pushed the over-all industrial commodities index up four-teniihs of one per cent. Farm products rose nine- tenflhs of one per cent, but the bureau figured a 1.1 per cent decline on a. seasonal basis because fruits >and vegetables did not show the approximately 10 per cent rise of a year earlier. This over-all wholesale price hike of four-tenths of one per cent was the highest in three monitihs, but on a seasonal basis the bureau said it was three- tenths compared with April's five-tenths increase. Price increases for a number of steel bar and pipe items and for several semifinished steel items were reflected in the May index, the report said. "Foundry and forge shop products and a. number of fabricated metal products, also were up in price," it added. "Sharply higher gasoline prices were tin© major factor in the fuels rise; natural gas and electric power advanced, but coal prices declined somewhat," it said. There were also increases for machinery and equipment, textiles—except for a drop in wool and jute. Other price hikes were posted for paper products, furniture, motor vehicle parts, lumber and wood products, mineral building materials and leather. There were price declines for plywood, glass, chemical products, some plastic products, watches, clocks 'and phonograph records, it said. Wholesale food price increases included livestock, poultry, meats, dairy products, sugar and confectionery products. Price x declines were reported for eggs, fresh fruits, and green coffee. Prices of raw cotton and oil seeds were 'higher, the Keiport said. Hanoi Reneges, Ship Back ABOARD U.S. TROOPSH7P UPSHUR (AP) — The U.S. troopship Upshur, with 13 disabled North Vietnamese prisoners of war aboard, returned to Da Nang today after Hanoi announced its agreement to accept the prisoners Was off. The prisoners appeared downcast as they were removed from the Upshur and taken to a prison camp near Da Nang. They had been flown from the Bien Hoa prison camp near Saigon. Officials said they would not return there but would remain at Da Nang, The Upshur and her escort of 10 gunboats had circled off the coast all morning awaiting instructions. The Upshur never entered the cease-fire area off the demilitarized zone where the transfer was to have taken place. "We believe' we have complied with the Geneva convention and the conditions of the agreement," said a spokesman for the UJS, military. "We deeply regret the other side did not accept this humanitarian offer." , la (balking at the last minute, the North Vietnamese accused the U.S. and South Vietnamese governments of blocking the release of most of the 570 disabled POWs Saigon had offered on April 29 to free. A statement distributed in Paris Thursday said the .arrangements Hanoi agreed ,to "are no longer valid." This week, five weeks alter the original offer, the Saigon government announced that only 13 of the prisoners were willing to go home. Repatriation was offered to another 90 disabled prisoners, but they, too, refuse^. The South Vietnamese government said the refusals were given in interviews with representatives of the International Red Cross. Foreign Minister Tran Van Lam claimed those who refused feared reprisals in the North. •• The North Vietnamese said the whole thing was a "dishonest maneuver and an odious act." They demanded the release of all "patriots boing held illegally in South Viefaasn" and that they be allowed to stay in South Vietnam or go North, whichever they pref erred, , ^

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