Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 5, 1971 · Page 3
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Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, June 5, 1971
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Page 3 Garden City Telegram Saturday, June 5, 1971 deaths Nina Russell .LAKIN — Funeral services for Nina Russell, 73, Lakin, will be 10 a.m. (MDT) Tuesday in the United Methodist Church, Lafein, the Rev. Ban Finley officiating. Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery. Miss Russell died Thursday at the Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital, Ulyssfas, following a short fflness. Friends may call at PhilMps- W'htiite Funeral Home until 9 p.m. Monday. M rs. Robe it L. Forte r LEOTK-rFuneral .services for Mrs, Emma -Jane Foster, 56, Leati, will be >10- aim.. -the Garnand- Funeral Chapel, Garden City, the Rev. Leonard Clark officiating. Burial will be in. the Carwood Cemetery, Leoti. Mrs. Foster died Thursday night at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, following an illness> of five months. Friends may call at Gamand Funeral Home until service time. Ag Pricing Is Tuesday Topic A meeting for area farmers to discuss a mew breakthrough in agricultural pricing is slated for Tuesday, 9 p.m., in Building No. 3 of the Finney County Fairgrounds. Discussion at the meeting will center on a contract in the negotiation stages for 1971 wheat and mlo prices. The National Farmers Organization is in the process of negotiating this contract which incorporates a "floor price" plus an escalating market clause. All are Farmers, both members and non-memibers of NFO, are being urged to- aittehd the meeting. Transformer at Plant Explodes A transformer at Peerless plastics "blew its top" early this morning, sending flaming oil spewing through the building. Garden City volunteer firemen were called to the scene at 4:50 a.m. to control the burning odl unM it could "bum itself out," Fire Chief Tommy Thomas said. A passing motorist saw the transformer explode, Thomas Sugar Plant Plans Ignited Activity in 1905 today... *^ *^ In ftnrrleii Titv (Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of articles tracing the development of the sugar beet industry in Southwest Kansas.) By NOLAN HOW ELL Garden City, a small town in Western Kansas, became a beehive of activity in laite 1905 when it was announced the U.S. Sugar and Land Company would build a sugar factory at Garden City. The new 'Corporation wa# chartered in Colorado because most of its capital originated! in the Colorado Springs area. Its first offices were located in downtown Garden City. Spencer Penrose, a Colorado Springs mining magnate and founder of the famed Broadmoor Hotel in, that city, was the company's prinicpal owner. Pennose Stadium to the south of Garden' City Junior High School is his honor. First officers of the fledgling company were C. M. MaicNeil, president; R. P. Davie. vice- president; J. R. McKinnie, treasurer; 0. H. Shoup, secretary; F. G. Gillespie, manager; E. H. Every, <assisitaiiit manager; and Emil Brysselbrut, superintendent. In addition to Penrose, other original board members were C. C. Hamlin and J. D. Hawkins. Contact for construction of the $1 million sugar factory or refinery was let in January 1906. The first beete were received 10 months later on Nov. 15, 1906. Penrose employed Tom Stearns, a mining machinery builder from Pueblo, Colo., to build the Garden City factory. Steams employed as consultants two firms: Swenson Company, Chicago, 111., and Grevenbroich, West Bay City, Mich. Both firms had helped build the many sorghum plant® several years earlier across the Sunflower State, I>uiinig the construction period, Steams made frequent trips into eastern Colorado to confer with two friends -who had just completed a sugar factory at Holly, Colo., and were building another ait Swank. Colo. The three engineers met at La Junta, Colo, to exchange ideas, blue prints and advice. Because of those meetings, the three plants developed identical' exterior appearances. During the factory'? 50 years of operation, the company underwent four re-organizations. First occurred in 1913 when bond foreclosures wiped out many stockholders. The United States Sugar and Land Company title was dropped, the new company name becoming, The Garden City Sugar and Land Company. In 1915, the company outgrew its offices located where the Regian Jewelry store now is. The Garden City National Bank, a stockholder, built a second story to its building to house the sugar company's expanded office operations, The offices remained in the bank building until 1920 when the bank changed haaini? and! the office rent was doubled. That was the same year a second foreclosure forced reorganization of the sugar company. Garden City Company became the new corporate title. Company offices were moved into the present building east of the factory. The building had been a government beet culture laboratory which was closed in 1915. The last foreclosure occurred in 1930. During the re-organization that time, the company simply added the word "The" to its title, becoming "The Garden City Company." Despite the three foreclosures, Spencer Penrose and his associates continued to own controlling interest in fae company. Only four presidents have reigned over the firm: MacNeil, Penrose, Charles Tutt Sr., and Russell Tutt, the present head. MacNeil, Penrose and Tutt were joint owners in the early 1900s of the Utah Copper Company, now a part of Kenne- cott Copper. Because of their mining association, Penrose convinced the senior Tutt to buy into the sugar and land company operations. Penrose and Tutt became majority stockholders upon MacNeil's death. Penrose became president, holding that office until his death in 1939. Charles Tutt served as president from 1939 until the sugar factory was sold in the late 1950s. His son, Russell, was then named president and still holds the reigns of the company. There were three superintendents during the factory's exist- tence. Brysselbrut served in that capacity until being succeeded by Eugene Stoeckly: who served from 1913 until 1946. D. M. (Mac) Minis was superintendent from 1946 to 1955. Five persons held the title of general manager during the same period: Gillespie, J. P. Nolan, Joe Stewart, W. E. Leaviitt and Russell Tutt. Current general manager is W. F. Stoeckly, son of Eugene Stoeckly who joined the company in 1907 as master mechanic and consulting engineer. Another name that has figured in the history of The Garden City Company is that of Barnard Baruch, statesman and capitalist. He was a stock- bolder in it* company at th« time of his death. QUESTION IS WHEN Two-Year Extension Of Draft 'Certain' WASHINGTON (AP) _ Two Senate votes have made it virtually certain Congress will extend the military .draft for two more years. The question is when. ' Final action may be decayed until near -the June 30 expiration of the present draft law, or even later. This is because a large number of amendments remain to be voted on, and because senators can't agree when to ,vote Comedian Joe E. Lewis Dead at 69 Total damages to the transformer .and building could run as high as $8,000 he said. NEW YORK (AP) — A microphone in one hand, a tumbler of scotch in the other, Joe E. Lewis used to wander around the floors of packed night cluibs, joking in iiis gravel voice about his drinking and gambling. "Most people drink to forget," the comedian would rasp between sips. "I drink to remember." Lewis, regarded in show business' circles as a super star, died Friday at Roosevelt Hospital, .where he had been in a diabetic coma for several days. He was 69. Lewis fashioned his own cult in 49 .years on the nightclub and casino circuit, from Las Vegas HOST FAMILIES NEEDED IN JULY 37 AFS Students i To Visit- in City Thirty-seven American Field Service students are expected to arrive in Garden City the evening of July 5. They ame completing a year's stay in the United States and will .be en route to 7 their , homes .aboard, via the east ' coast. . • The ^foreign students wil stay in-Garden:City three days and four nights', leaving July 9. Host homes will be needed and Mrs. Edwin Hooper of the local AFS chapter is chairman of home selectioni. Her phone number is 276-6651. As in ithe past, enlteitatoment, sight-seeing and educational tours are being plannied for the group. Leonard Overstoeet is responsible for the arrangements. Garden City was not included as a stop last year, but in .previous years one of the highlights of ithe bus stop has been a picnic alt Stevens Park, followed by a program given by the students. Those who woutd'like to serve as host families may. cal Mrs Hooper. AFS headquarters stip ulate What hosts must furnish separate sleeping accomimoda- to New York's Copacaibama, where ha was a headMner for 25 r eains. During most of the post- var era he earned $400,000 a pear. He parlayed his faults into lis fortune and along the way ost a lot of it by attemptingt o parley his earnings into racetrack winnings. But'he invested the rest and was well-healed. He drank heavily, gambled heavily, smoked three to four packs of cigarettes a day, and avoided exercise. Although he gnored doctors' advice to quit drinking, he had no illusions lhat iit could last forever. Already I can siae the handwriting on the floor," he said on his GOtih birthday. Lewis suffered at least one stroke, and in 1955 he had most of his stomach removed because of ulcers. A week ago, he was rushed, to the hospital after collapsing in 'his hotel suite atnc was placed under intensive care for diabetic acidosis. Lewis was born in 1902 on Mew York's Lower East Side and began his career as youth in burlesque and vaude vile. . In 1929, toils talents were fought over by rival mobster nightclub owners in Chicag and the gang that lost am bushed him in a hotel room slashed his throat amd left him for.dead in an alley. He could neither talk nor sing for years and attaiined his gnav ely voids after a long recoverj during which he had to be coached back to speech. In his comeback, be built his success on a Jiyle of delivery and timing that turned often bland material into laughter. a proposal to cut off funds or U.S. operations in. In-, loichina. Draft officials say if the bill ails to pass by June 30 theyj till can caE up some of the nillions of men currently de- erred from . service, including ollege students. But Sen. John C. Stennis, D- Aass., the bill's floor manager, aid it would be a "national ca- amity" if it fails to pass by then. The House already has voted x> extend the draft two years. The two Senate votes Friday were 49 to 43 against extending t for only a single year, and 67 o 23 against ending draft: calls on July 1. But tentative plans for a June 8 vote on a revised version of jhe McGovern-Haitfield amend tnent to cut off money for U.S. operations in Indochina after Dec. 31 fell through during several cloakroom meetings late Friday afternoon. The only progress was agree ment to limit the debate time on 27 other amendments, including one due for action Monday that would cut the 20-year maximum service on draft boards to four years. Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska was delighted at the prospect for delay. He has threatened a filibuster to prevent passage a the draft-extension bill. "Things couldn't be going better," he said. Earlier in the day, Senate leaders temporarily dropped plans to invoke the cloture rule against a filibuster. That xe quires a two-thirds vote. "The reason they didn't in voke it is because they don' have the votes," Gravel said. The new version of ttoe McGovern-HaiMield amendmen revises provisions dealing witi U.S. prisoners and presidentia powers to protect American troops during the withdrawa process. This is an effort tc pick up another 10 or 12 votes. At the moment, the amendment has about the same sup port it had a year ago when was rejected 55 to 39. Ute and Navajo Indians one warred for possession of minei al 'springs at Pagosa Springs, Colo. Shields Boys Donate Owls Telegram Photo Two ll-year-Hoia boys from Shields in Lane County, Jeff Fullmer, left, and Mike Both, have donated two owls to Lee Richardson Zoo here. They found the birds on a school field trip. They were going to keep the owls but decided they wouldn't be able to control them. So the gift t o the zoo. The owls are just a few months old. Coast Mass Murder Count At 25; Search Continues YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) Using a map based on infrared photographs, searchers planned to continue their probe all weekend of orchards along the Feather River where the bodies of 25 men have been unearthed. Sutter County Sheriff Roy Whiteaker said deputies concluded 'their search on the Jack Sullivan ranch late Friday after finding a depression in a peach orchard that turned out to be the 25th .grave. He said the search would continue, based on the photographic map, over the weekend because "I believe it's important that we exhaust every effort." Most victims have been middle-aged drifters and itinerant farm workers stabbed and hacked to death in the past two months. Many are still unidentified. Farm labor contractor Juan V. Corona, 37, who recruited work crews for area ranchers, has been charged with murder of the first 10 men found. He is in the Yuba County jail. The infrared photographs show dark spots where soil has been recerttly disturbed by dig- names was hi a ledger book ound by deputies in a search »f the Corona home. The list reportedly contained joth Anglo and Spanish names. Officers say all victims discovered so far were Anglos, except for one Negro. ging. The pictures from a plane. The 25tih victim, were taken with arms outstretched and shirt pulled up suffered severe did all other no over his head, head wounds as victims. Whiteafcer said, "I have comment—but don't read anything into that" when asked about a report by the Sacramento Bee Friday that officers had found a list in Corona's home that had included names of at least four slaying victims. The Bee said the list of 34 SCOTTCITIAN IN DENVER Man''Doing. Weir With New Kidney Scouts Clean Park, Fairgrounds «L,fe» were out in force this "morning, cleaning was iidJi «**« «»d Ftaaua Park. Occasion Cub Telegram Photo ^jt*i^j& were out in force this ^morning, cleaning was "Seouting'i' Keep America Beautiful Day." ti«"fairgrwuid» aw» and Ftaaua Park. Occasion Cub and Boy Scouts took part in the ctoanup. SCOTT, CITY — Scott City's Man-on Littlechild is said to be "still doing real well" at Veter- f ans Administration Hospital in j Denver, Colo., where he received a donor kidney in transplant suirgery May .22. The 49-year-old mechanic and father of five had lived two years off of artificial kidney machines Which cleansed his blood after his own kidneys had failed to function. LMechild underwent the long- sd 7 hours transplant operation surgery after a donor kidney was Sown in to Denver from Los Angeles, Calif. Doctors have told Littlechild and his family that his "take" to his donor kidney has been among the best ever at the Denver hospital. To date, his bodly has shown no sign of wanting to reject the donor organ. This week Littlechild has left the hospital building for walks around the grounds,. according to his daughter, Mrs. Joe Fleury of Scott County. 'He will be in the hospital another two monltlhs or more. In Garden City Hospitals DISMISSALS Ai St. Catherine Mrs. W. J. Blackburn, I-Iol- co>mb Randy Joe Brungardt, 111 W. Mary Ira Edna Dribnenki, Gardendale Tommy A. Dyer, Andrews, Tex. I Mrs. Manuel Fierro and j baby boy, 1208 E. Chestnut j Russell Lowell Grimes, Emi| nence Rt. ; Mrs. Henry Hale and baby I boy, Sataraita j Mrs. Clarence F. Harver! fcamip, Elkhart ; Mrs. Johnnie Holmes and 'baby boy, 2524 "B" Henry Kirk Sr., Scott City Edwin D. Lobdell, 1616 Jan Mrs. Gertrude Woolard, Scott City Francis M. Williams, Scott City Stella VlMliamson, 507 N. Sth. 4ccidenf$ City — Fridiay, 5:23 p.m., 100 block of West Chestnut, ear driven 'by Mrs. Lawrence Wasson, 409 Hudson (no damage), and pickup truck diriven by Delmar Lee George, Sublette, (minor damage). To'dlay, 12:17 a.m., Main and Pine, car • driven by Rosemary Ann Stanley, 502 N. Sth (minor damage) and motorcycle driven by Erasmo Tom Gonaales, Route 1 (moderate damage), Courts 'POLICE—TRAFFIC Bonds Forfeited — Kenneth D. Chaldress, Wheeler. Tex., no registration, $15. Patricia -, Ann BMinger, Rt. 1, running red light, $15. Troy W. letterman, 511 N. 12th, permitting a motorcycle rider without a helmet, $15. Cope/one/ Celebrates COPELAND — Visitors from throughout the Souithwest Kansas region were expected here today for the third annual Spring Festival. The one-day event offered a •wide variety of entertainment, including a big paiiadie this afternoon. -Activities weire to include a queen contest; backseat daiver'a contest; horse- .s i hoe j pitc!hiin!g 'caniteslt; kids games; dunking in a waiter tank; carnival, amd food booths, Alt 5 p.m., a big free barbecue, was scheduled. A talent show ait 7 tonight concludes ths day-long celebration. Cash prizes will be awarded the winners. Vandalism, Thefts Reported to Police Several more incidents of vandalism amd theft have been reported to police here. The concession stand at the swim pool in Fimnup Park has been broken into a second time this season. The pool opened Memorial Day. Taken this time was a small amount of merchandise. First such break-in netted about $25 in merchandise. Kentucky Fnied Chicken on E. Kansas Ave. had a plate glass window damaged. It was hit by BB or pellet gun. Manny Fierro, 1208 E. Chestnut, had a window broken Thursday ;aibout 11:45 p.m. It was hit by a large piece of broken cinder block; the piece was found near the window. A wheel was stolen off a motorcycle owned by Lonnie Douglas, 401 E. Kansas Ave. John Archibald, 926 N. 9bh, reported a ®tero -tape player stolen from his boat, parked in a 'garage. THE ELKS POOL IS OPEN Diane (Vann) Weber, Barbara Rudd, Nancy Gilger and Greta Deines are there to serve you. SWIMMING LESSONS BEGIN JUNE 14 Call 2/5-4490 or 276-3744 TO ENROLL Delicious sandwiches are being served Hamburgers Ham and Cheese Cheeseburgers Hot Dogs Candy, Chips, Drinks GUESTS, WITH ELK MEMBERS. ARE WELCOME MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS GUESTS AND NON-POOL MEMBERS MAY SWIM FOR 50c PER DAY POOL MEMBERSHIPS ARE $25.00. ONLY ILK MEMBERS MAY BECOME POOL MJBMBERS. SPECIAL NIGHTS June 10—Adult swim night (Eat and drink) June 17—Senior High swim night June 18—Junior high swim night June 25—Adult swim night t\

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