Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 4, 1971 · Page 3
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Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, June 4, 1971
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Garden City Telegram frMey. June 4.'1971 markets Whtat Mile Com $2.35 Unchg $1.37 Up 2 $1.38 Unchg (.The following prim quota llorw fcrt fumlshtd to th» Tol» .. Am Motors Am Brands Anaconda AT & T. .. Beech Airc Beth sti '.. Boeing ....... ........ nS OIvrysTar " .......... ? Oltte's Sv ........... ™ Gar den City Company to Leave Imprint on History (Editor's Not*: This is the —D. R. Memke. Charles Schnei- rniHn mtn tko ni-n,Wt flhnmn con *™ A n n*, *-** n *s4*, m... u . .... ,t._ ....... „, ..,,._ (Editor's Not*: This is the second in a series of articles tracing the development of the sugar beet industry in Southwest Kansas.) By NOLAN HOWELL The Garden City Company has been a small dynasty from its beginning shortly alter the turn of the century, designed to. leaive a lasting imprint upon Southwest Kansas history. That imprint is still very much in evidence today, ranging from the remains of the huge beet factory on the city's west side to such city landmarks a's Penrose Stadium and Gillespie Drive. Area imprints include Lake McKtaniey and the Garden City Western Railway. Three Garden City promoters —D. R. Memke, Chairles Schneider and Ed Wirt — were instrumental in launching an all out effort to secure a beet factory in Garden City. Acting on speculation, they purchased 12,000 acres of land in the spring of 1902, including the Greait Eastern Ditch and the townsite of Deerfield. The . trio then interested George W. Swink, Rocky Ford, Colo, > Swink, a promoter in the Rocky Ford sugar factory, was sold a one-fourth interest in the Garden City development. Financial support was laiter given by stockholders of the First National Bank of Gairden City, predecessor of this Garden National • Bank. Swink drew Oliver H. Shoup, a Colorado Springs attorney and one-time governor of Colo- rado, into the project. Shoup was joined in the venture by R. P. Davie and J. R. McKinnie,'two other Colorado Springs financiers, 'They journeyied to Garden City to look over the proposed project on May 29 and 30, 1905. Ten. days later the Colorado Springs group presented a proposition to the Garden City promoters and a contract was signed by mid-June of 1905. Part of the agTi&ementt was to build a sugar factory in Garden City. The original Colorado Syndicate then sold out to another Colorado Springs group Consisting of R. P. DaVie and E. C. Sharer. They purchased an additional 8,000 acres of land in Kearny and Finney counties and planned a factory with a Ml'toms DU pont East Kod .. Foird .......... Gen Elect ..... ..... Gen Motors ..... .......... HaiUlburton ......V. ....... IBM ...... ... ............ Int. Ha,rv ........" ....... Int. -Pap ..! ......... a MarCbir ......... Pan EPL Penney JC Phdl Pet 70 .« .......... .... 403' Santa Fe Ind ......... !!.!!!' 28il Sears ....... ........ "... 90 s :j Spenry Rd ........... ;>...... asat Std OU Ind ...... ............ 617? Std-Oil NJ ........ !.!... 775! Texaco ..................... 351? US Steel .......... . ........ West Elect ......... ..... Waofavorth ..... ; ........... Chicago Liv* oter Futures June Aug Oct Dec High 33.10 31.42 30.55 30.42 Low 33.00 31.32 30.45 30.30 Close 33.02 31.32 30.55 30.40 High 33.15 31.47 30.52 30.37 Low 32.85 31.30 30.40 30.35 Close 33.02 31.37 30.45 30.30 DOW JONES~AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p.m. was up .91 at Nina Russell Lakin — Nina Russell, 73, Lakin, died Thursday afternoon ait Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital, Ulysses, Mowing a one- month illness. Bom Feb. 9, 1898, ,at Latoin, Miss Russell was a 1931 graduate of the Cook County School of Nursing, Chicago, El. She practiced at the school for 30 years prior to her retirement in 1956, at Which time she moved to Lakin. She was a member of the United Mi&thodist Church, Lakin. Survivors include two sisters, Mary Russell, Lakin, and Mrs. Harold Young, Eugene Ore.; and a brother, W. A. Russell, Springfield, HI. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Phillips-White Funeral Home, Gardian City. Mrs. Robert L. Foster LEOTI — Mrs. Emma Jane Foster, 56, Leoti, died Thursday might at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, following an illness of five months. Bom Feb. 26, 1915, at Greait 'Bend, she was married to Robert L. Foster Sept. 2, 1942, at Garden City. Mrs. Foster is a graduate of Garden City High School, Garden City Community Junior College, Emporia State Teachers College, and bad done graduate work 'ait Washington University at St. Louis, Mo. She was a member of the Albion Methodist Church, Albion, Okla. ^ Survivors include the widower; two. step-sons, Brad and 1 Scott Cruav both San Leandro, Calif.; a step-daughter, Cleme Lou Crua, San Leandro;. and her father, Edward E, Bill, 510 Taylor, Gairden City. Funeral services will be announced by Garnand Funeral home. -' . Company Will Pay for Truck-Damaged Bridge KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Geiger Cement Company, Leavenworth, Kan., has agreed to pay Pliatte County, Mo. $8,000 for damages caused by one of its trucks which buckled a county bridge over Holland Branch Creek in July, 1970. The county hopes to have a new bridge in operation within the next 60 days. 600 ton daily capacity. Among other Colorado busi- nessmisn joining the venture with financing and talents were: Spencer Penrose, Chas. M. MacNeill, Dawson Hawkins, F. A. Gaiespie, E. H. Every, Wm. J. Palmer, and Governor Dodge. As plans for the project finalized, local residents were asked to put up $30,000 in funds and secure commitments for 12,000 acres of beets. Menke headed a local committee whose task was to raise the funds and secune the acreage commitments. Other two committee officers were: E. G. Finnup, secretary; and James Craig, treasurer. By then the expanded project called for construction of. a large beet factory at Gairden City costing in the neighborhood of $1 miMion; improving and enlarging irrigation ditches in the two counties; construction of a large water storage reservoir, and, the task of attracting farmers to the project. First name of the company was the U.S. Sugar and Land Company. In September 1906, as the factory was being built at the west edge of Garden City on a .donated site, the company was leasing 80-acre tracts to farmers who would agree to plant and care for 20 trees furnished by. the company and to raise no less than 20 acres of sugar beets. A house, shed, barn, two team* and a windmill were provided with, each tract. Sharer, one of the early |had already made millions and stockholders and company of- 'they looked to the company as. facers, described the company's a source of another million." early days: "The location for j Among those men were: Pcn- a reservoir was found to store j rose, a Pennsy!vanian who water under the Great Eastern i made his money at Cripple Ditch. The Amazon Ditch was i Creek and founded the Broad- being improved and with the i moor Hotel in Colorado pumping plants along the val- j Springs; GUlespie. manager of ley in Finney County it seem- j, „„, , TT .. . _. , * e<i possible to contract enough 1 . <woses Uluted Slates Recluc acreage to supply a factory of j tioal atl d Refining Company in a tonnage of about 600 tons j Colorado Springs; Every, an daily. During previous years, (officer in bhe First National enough beats had been grown IBank of Colorado Springs: to Demonstrate _the kind of soil I Palmer, founder of Colorado Springs; and Dodge, a prominent Colorad.-n from Denver. and to prove the sugar content." Amy Gillespie, youngest daughter of the first manager A promising future lay ahead for the foundling company and Telegram Photo POOLSIDE BEAUTY Thursday afternoon at the Syracuse swimming pool featured host Jill Gould, Syracuse, upper left, with 8 of the 17 European girls who spent two days relaxing in Hamilton County midway through their tour of the 1 United States. From left, on the bank, are Miss Gould, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zeno Gould, Syracuse; Bernaoette Fleiivy. Switzerland; Odrrie Vink, Holland; Margit Astergaard, Denmark; Jorunn Vive, Norway; and Dehise Guinnard, Switzerland. In the water, front to back are Marie-Luise Schmucki, Switzerland; Susanne Bruschweiler, Switzerland; and Birthe Ghristensen, Denmark. Touring European Girls Give SyracuseMusical t» - »" >- *•« i.u*M*.!-"£) v w-ni<jj cvuy CU IU ot the company, has reminisced for the infant sugar beet indus- that, "the original founders try in Southwest Kansas. today. .. In Garden City 4ccfdenfs City _ Thursday, 10:20 a.m., 100 Mock of West Chissbnut, ca:rs diiven by Mrs. James L. Riley, 1009 N. 4th, and Mrs. Abraham J. Renick, 211 Spencer. Minor damage to both cam Thursday, 5:35 p.m., 4th and Walnut, oar dniven by Louis J. Durfin, 303 W. Samta Fe, and motorcycle driven by Amfchony E. Guadian, 210 S. ls;t. Moderate diamiaige to both vehicles. Today, 9:30 a.m., Five Points intersection, cars driven by Margaret W. Holstrom, 801 Pat's Drive, and Orie G. Johnson, 1309 N. Edwards. Moderate damage to both vehicles. Hospitals DISMISSALS At St. Cath.rint Mrs. John F. Bienacki, 510 N. ii Richard D. Burt, 1306 Conard Mrs. Danny Brown, 612 N 4th Mrs. Leroy Ftef and baby boy, Scott CHlty darenc© Dean Gigot, 1709. Parkwood Anton Hauirt, Shallow Water Roger D. Holmes, 2002 "A" . Angela Keler, H & H Trailer Village Chairles M. Keller, 1310 Pat's Dr. Robert Longorda, Lafcki Mns. Logan McWhirter, Dighton Mats. Manuel Martiniez and baby gM, Deerfield Paul E. Rarden, Hokomb Belinda L. Schulz, Lakin. Six-montih-old Richard Meier Jr., injured Here May 18 in a oar accident, was moved from the intensive care unit at a Wichita hospital yesterday, and is reported improving. Ritchie, son of Army Medic and Mrs. Richard Meier, was taken by ambulance to Wesley Hospital, May 24, suffering from brain injury as a result of the accident. The infant has been undergoing brain taps to drain off fluid that was creating severe pressure against his brain. A tap performed Wednesday night at the hospital garnered little fluid, his mother said, and the child was moved to a semi-private room. Ritchie's injiay apparently occurred about 5 p.m. May 18 when a oair driven by his mother collided with a car driven by Michael E. Bayer, 635 Olive, ac- J/ 8 By NOLAN HOWELL SYRACUSE—A harmony of tunes from their native lands was presented here Thursday night by 17 European girls in a musical thank you to their Hamilton County hoists of two days. The girls, all in their late teems or early -twenties, were this year's group of foreign youth stopping for a two-day rest in Hamilton County. They are mid way through their cross-country tour of the United States. More than 100 foreign visitors have stayed in Hamilton County in the five years local residents and the- Syracuse United Methodist Church have hosted 'the touring groups. The Western Kansas stop is one of ifihe very few during the trip where the youth are able to spend more than one day in a locale and are able to stay in local hoists homes. This year's igroup consisted entirely of girls who have spent one to two years working as secretaries or governesses in various cities of the United States. One of the girls, from France, has been studying at a college in Montreal in: Canada. The touring group arrived in Syracuse Wednesday, staying two nights in local homes be- fore resuming their journey eairly today. They were introduced to their host families at a Wednesday evening picnic at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McFadden. Thursday morning, the girls toured 'the Hamilton County Muiseum and a local commercial fee%ard, eating dinner ait the Charles Howell farm 20 miles northeast of town. The afternoon was spent shopping, relaxing or swimming. Leoti Day Care Center in Appeal LEOTI—Sponsors of a new day care center *o be opened thas summer in Leoti are making an appeal for donations of cribs, play equipment and a window air coaler. The center, to be caUed the Happy Baby Center, is tor infants up to Hhiree years of age. Persons having cribs or play equipment they would be willing to donate may do so by callhig Mns. Mary Jaramillo, Leoiti, 1-375-4617 or the Migrant Health Center office in Garden City. The Migrant Office number is 1-276-2131. Activities in Syracuse concluded with a community din" ner in the evening at the Methodist Church. Nations represented this year included Switzerland, Germamy, France, Denmark, Norway and Holland. Eight of the girls this year are front Switzerland: Christiane Lingelser, Suzanne Vaugniaiux, Denise Guinnard, Marie-Luise Schmucki, Beraa- dette Fleury, Susanne Bru- schweiler, Margriit Temperlie, and Ruth Schorr. - Three girls represented Germany amd two girls each represented France, Denmark and Holland. They are Iloraa Pientfca, Irmgard Hauber, and Annep, gret Wagner, all of Germany; Janine BacheQier and Marie- Noelle Cauvin, both from France; Margit Hansen and Birthe Christensen, Denmark; and Cornelia Vink and Joki Asselberghis, both Brom Hoi- lad. The seventeenth girl is Jorunn Vive, whose home is in Norway. Host families this year were the Jessie Schrolls, Don McDonalds, Lowell Cartwrights, John Dulins, Zeno Goulds, Glenn Mills aps, Leon Burkhanfe, and Mrs. Nellie Johnson. I See... •y Tft* Telegram Former Gairden Citian Sgt Robert E. Seay Jr. has received his discharge from the U.S. Air Force. A 1966 graduate of Garden City High School, he joined 'the Air Force in 1967 and had 'been stationed the past year at a radar site near (Kotaebue, Alaska. Prior to that 'he was stationed ait Patrick Air Force Ba>se, Cocoa Beach, Fla. He is now living in Maitland, Fla. His parents now live at Cassefllberry, Fla. The University of Kansas course in Educational Psychology, taught by Garden City's Dr. Del Zhmi, begins Monday. Registration for the class will 'be at the first meeting, 10 a.m. Monday, in the academic building on the Garden City Community Junior Colege campus. The course will meet every weekday from 10 a.m. to noon until July 2. Three hours of upper level •credit is offered. KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK KANSAS CITY (AP) — Cattle 100; calves none; choice steers 32.25-33.35; heifers choice 31,5032.50. Hogs 3,700; barrows antd gilts mostly steady, instances 25 lower;- 1-2 205-215 Ib 18.50; 1-3 195230 Ib 17.75-18.25; 230-250 Ib 17.25-18.25; 2-4 250-260 Ib 16.7517.50; 260-280 Ib 16.00-75; few 17.00; BOWS under 800 Ib steady to 25 lower; over 500 Ibs 25 to instances 50 lower; 1-3 330-600 Ib 13.75-15.25. Sheep 35; spring lambs and ewes fully steady; spring lambs choice and prime 32.50-33.00 j ewes cull to good 4.00-7.00. Estimates for Monday: Cattle 2,000; calves 50; hogs 5,500; sheep 600. Injured Garden City Tot Is No Longer in Intensive Care Syracuse Youth Picked for Study SYRACUSE — Steve Carter of Syracuse is one of 10 pharmacy undergraduate students from across the nation who have been, selected to take part in a summer National Science Foundation research study. Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Carter, wiM be researching in the area of pharmacology, the study of drug actions on living organisms. He will receive college credit for his research' projects. All tuition will be paid and he will receive >a weekly stipend during the special summer research study which will take place at 'the University of Mississippi a/t Oxford, Miss. He is a junior at Southwestern State College, Weatherford, Okla. Carter has been doing his pharmacy undergraduate "ex- ternsMp" during the summer at Hamilton County Drugs in Syracuse and Robertson Rexall Drugs in Tribune. Field Day at Tribune Monday TRIBUNE — Annual Spring Field Day at the Tribune K- State branch experiment station will be Monday with a day long program scheduled, according to station manager Roy Gwin. Activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. (MST) with a tour of research plots at the beginning irrigation field 4Va miles north and S A of a mile east of the Whitelaw elevator. Dale Edelblute, extension agronomist from Garden City, will discuss the various wheat varieties. A noon luncheon will be served in .Tribune at the 4-H Building. The afternoon program will begin at 1:30 p.m. (MST) with a tour of the main dryland station one-bialf mile west of Tribune on K96. Gwin and Mer-1 lin Dillon, crop researcher at the station, will be in charge of the afternoon session. cording to investigating police. Mrs. Meier said her son stopped breathing after he was thrown against the dash.of the oar, and she rushed him into the nearby Masonry Products office.. Employes Brian Long and Glen Lederer worked to revive the infant, Long successfully doing so by applying mouth-to-mouth resusitation. The infant was admitted to St. Catherine Hospital for observation, and released two days later. He was re-admitted to the hospital May 21, and suffered a seizure the following night. Again, the infant stopped breathing, and was revived by doctors at the hospital. A brain tap was performed at St. Catherine Hospital following the seizure, and it was determined that the infant was suffering brain injury. He was transferred to the Wichita hospital the following day. Ritchie had remained in intensive car until Thursday. Early this week he had been taken off oxygen, his mother said, and was being fed milk after in- iravenous feeding was discon- tinued. Father of-the child, Army Medic Richard Meier, was flown to Wichita from Germany May 25. He was granted a 30- day. leave, and the Meiers have remained in Wichita to be close to their son. Friends of the family have established a fund at the Garden. National Bank to help the family meet living expenses while they are in Wichita. Although medical costs are being taken care of through insurance, the family has found it financially difficult to remain in Wichita. Heading the fund is Mrs. Bamona Kessler, manager of the Airport restaurant, and a friend of the family. Donations may be taken to or sent to the Garden National Bank in care of the Richie Meier fund.' Mrs. Bad Marker, 2505 N. Main, grandmother of the child, said that concern shown for Ritchie since the accident has been heartwarming. "When people care," the infant's mother siaid, "it makes it all just a little easier." BUSINESS SCENE Ansel Adds New Cab to Its Line ULYSSES — A streamlined farm tractor cab — featuring greater visibility, less noise, and greater resistance to weather — has been added to :he line of Ansel Manufacturing Company, Inc., Ulysses Named Ansel's "ACE" of. the Diamonds, the cab, of tubular steel welded into a one-piece frame, can support the entire weight of the tractor on the cab's top. With its large, diamond-shaped rear window, the cab al- ows the operator to see behind lim and down to the trailer litch. Insulation and perforated vinyl padiding absorb noise, and a new baked-ewamed painting process gives the .caib a high gloss and resistancy to weather. In addition, the cab is pre- wired to accommodate regular ighfe and flaishea* lights. Placed on a four-point mounting of one-half-inch rubber pads, the ab can be serviced by taking off the easily-removable panels. The cab's lower front windows open outward. For quick and safe cab removal, heavy-duty-tcp-mouiited ky hoodls are provided. Optional air conditioning also is available with Hupp Cab-Aiire climate controlled air condi- ioning that incorporates a cab leater, and with Letro-Flo hydraulic-driven air conditioning. F. W. Woolworth Co. report- d today that consolidated sales or the five weeks ended May 1 totaled $250,492,912, an in- rease of 20.3 per cent over sales of $208,282,722 for the companabie period last year. These are record sales. For the 18 weeks ending May 1 sales increased |50,937,061 or 7.2 per cent over the comparable period last year. This year 18 weeks' sales totaled $760,365,383 compared with $709,428,322 in 1970. Gary D. Steele has been named district manager for Southwestern Bell with headquarters in Dodge City. He succeeds Maa-vin H. Schulteis who has been appointed tax supervisor for the company at stata headquarters in Topeka. Schulteis has been a frequent Garden City visitor. Steele served as manager at Manhattan .and Topeka and was business methods supervisor in St. Louis before coming to Dodge City. The Garden City office of Universal C.I.T. Credit Corp. has a mew name — C.I.T. Financial Services — along with 750 other offices throughout the country. Richard L. Akers, manager of the local branch, 1120 Taylor, said, "The new name more clearly conveys the idea of what we do." "We offer a wide variety of financial services," Akers said, "to both consumers and businessmen. In most states \ve make personal loans, home mortgages, finance the purchase of mobile homes, recreational vehicles, appliances, motor vehicles and many other items. BEAUTIFICATION IN REVERSE, OWNER ED PORTER SAYS City Slaps Deadline on Planter Removal The city has set a June 10 deadline for removal of a planter, in front of the Ed Porter Lumber Co., 804 East Fulton, which was bult on highway right-of-way. » The attractive planter,, an East Fulton landmark for more than 15 years, is the reason $174,000 in federal funds are being held-up on the 19641 Fulton street improvement project. Owner Ed Porter complains bitterly that it is beautification in rtyerse. "It Wt toe cost of tearing it out that concernis, me. It's just that they talk about beatuify- ing our highways, and now they want to destroy beauty." "City Manager Deane P; Wiley said right-of-way encroachments must e removed at owner's expense but that the city would assist with equipment. Porter said he has already removed a sign and chain link fence at a cost of about $3,000. Porter said he leases land from the Santa Fe Railroad. The planter and other en- croac'hmi'taits were built in the right-of-way because of an apparent misunderstanding over property lines, but never became an issue until the Fulton Street improvement project. The project involved state and federal funds to pay the cosits and in turn required thai all right-of-way encroachments be removed prior to the federal Share being paid to the state, Several other businesses along East Fulton have been required to remove encroachments. A letter from Wiley, to Porter this week set .the deadline for * removal of the planter. Wiley 'wrote: "The State Highway Department is aga'in pressuring the city to clear remaining right- of-way encroachment from the 1964 Fulton Street improvement project. The Bureau of Roads evidently is still holding their project funds until the planter has been removed from the right-of-way. "We are now faced with a timing situation as to when the planter must be removed in order to clear the State files on this matter. Several changes in the local Sixth District Highway Department staff are taking place and Mr. J. A. Doubrava, the district engineer, is retiring, thus necessitating we get the planter encroachment removed immediately and not later than the ItOh of June, "The City extends its assistance in removing the concrete planter should we have any equipment desired, since the entire city would be required to pay the $174,000 for the proj- ORTER LUMBER CO. IT'S GO^ 1 TO GO—Planter at lumber yaid.

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