Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 7, 1971 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, June 7, 1971
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Faces 1 Booty Jewell By DERBY COURTNEB In spite of Spiro Agnew's allegations that news often is distorted, newsmen stall take pride in their work. One of these newsmen is Tony Jewell a native Garden Ci- tian and president of KIUL Radio. "I've always wanted to be in radio", Jewell said. "I get satisfaction in informing and entertaining people." Jewell, 50, -has spent half his life in the radio business. He became interested in sportscasting while he was a student in a radio-broadcasting class at Garden City High School. After working for KIUL and attending Garden City Community Junior College, Jewell spent four and a half years in the service before returning to the station.' Jewell recalled his early broadcasting days when "we used to fight to work on Sunday afternoons to hear The Shadow and Nick Carter." Besides broadcasting radio soap operas and detective mystery serials, Jewell said he also used live hillbilly entertainment, including Zeke, the Singing Butcher. . "Radio has become more sophisticated,"-Jewell noted. "People accept radio more readily now because it has become a part of the American way jof life." He explained that the radio has become as common in households as the stove or refrigerator. The advent of television hasn't hurt radio, Jewell believes. "TV hasn't hurt radio any more than radio has hurt newspapers. People go to radio to find out things now" he said, adding that people read newspapers for a permanent record of the news. Concerning Agnew and ,his criticism of the news media, Jewell said that some; but not all, of Agnew's allegations are justified. "The news media brings most of their problems on themselves," he explained. "KIUL does its beat to present both sides of the story. We have never knowingly distorted the news." In addition to managing KIUL, Jewell serves as president of the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce. He also is on the board of. directors of the Kansas Broadcasting Assn. for a second year, and is a member of the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion. , As a member of Governor Docking's advisory committee on alcoholism, Jewell and other committee members study ways of educating the public about the treatment, recovery and rehabilitation of alcoholics. ; Jewell and his wife Maxine, live ait 641 Wheatridge. - ;,'• SAK3ON (AP) —, South Viet-, namese forces guarding infiltration routes along their northern frontier drove 'back three North Vietnamese assaults and engaged the enemy,in a fourth battle during the weekend. WASHINGTON (AP)—The Senate is putting aside its debate on the draft for a secret session to discuss what the United States is doing militarily in northern Laos andvrhy. -' • • - ' , . i • ...... garden sass . :^^^ . ' • '.''.' '. • -I • . : . Garden Telegram Volumr42 'GARDEN ClITY, KANSAS, 67846, MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1971 lOe a Copy 8 Pages —No. 181 •JETLINER, MARINE PLANE COLLIDE OVER CALIFORNIA Things .tould be worse, Gus den says. Suppose your errors were tabulated and published every day like those of a baseball player. 49 Dead After Air Collision LOS .ANGELES (AP) — A jetliner camying 49V; person* cartwheeled "like a shooting •tar" into a mountain region and exploded after a collision with,a Marine jet fighter; The only known survivor was one of the two crewmen aboard the military plane. The Sunday night crash of the Hughes Air West DC9 was the worst civilian plane disaster in California history. And it was the first crash in the United Staites of a scheduled xairiiner in more than a year. The radar interception officer of the Marine F4 Phantom jet parachuted to safety after the in-flight collision east of here. He was'the only reported survivor, but a helicopter pilot later reported sighting a parachute which he said he believed to be feat of the pilot of the F4. It was sighted near the wreck of the fighter plane. . Nine bodies were spotted in the wreckage of the twin-engine airliner, which crashed into a .deep gorge in two pieces and was still smoldering hours after the disaster. Wreckage was spread over a mite-square, tree-studded area. Fire officials and sheriff's deputies who flew over the wreckage before darkness fell said they were convinced no one aboard the DC9 could have survived. A thick fog prevented sheriff's search and rescue teams from climbing down a cliff to the airliner of reaching the fighter during the night. The gorge is too narrow to land a helicopter, officials saild. The crash occurred over the mountainous Van Tassel Can- yon area of Angeles National Forest. Authorities described the region as "the most rugged area in Los Angeles County and perhaps in California." The nearest inhabited area is the town of Dairte, about five miles from the crash site and 25 miles east of Los Angeles. The Air West airliner, Flight 706 carrying 43 passengers find a five-man crew, had taken off from Los Angeles International Airport only 18 minutes before the collision. It was en route to Salt Lake City, Boise and Le. wisfen, Idaho, and Pasco, Wash. The F4 was flying from Fallon Air Force Base in Nevada to its home base at Eit Toro Marine .Corps Air Station! near suburban Santa Ana. 'Dozens of persons • in Duante who witnessed the crash said there was an explosion "like a sonic boom" almost immediately after the two planes came together. .Fiery debris showered down and scattered over a wide area. Minor brush fires were touched off by the flaming wreckage. The two planes separated as they crashed, several eye-witnesses said, and the airliner tumbled end over end "like a shooting star." "I heard a boom and saw two flaming objects going behind the mountain," said Jim Frisibie of Duarte. "It exploded again when it was behind the mountain." The jet fighter fell at Mt. Bliss, about a mile from the jetliner. The area is about 3,000 feet above sea level ; Garry Butters, 17, a Duarte High School student, rode his motorcycle into the mountain to where he, said he could see the jetliner wreckage. He said he s-aw no signs of survivors. "Most of the .people were thrown up the sides of the gully, maybe 200 yards from the plane," Butters said, "but some were still strapped in their seats." A Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team member, Miner Harknesis, 41, flew over the crash site in a sheriff's helicopter. "The commercial jetliner , was completely blown apart," he said. "The only thing you could recognize was the tail section. The whole airea was on fire—the bodies, the plane, everything,was burning." The Federal Aviation Admin- isitration said there was good visibility at the time of the col- lision, at an altitude of about 12,000"feet. The airliner was on its specific flight route and the Marine F4 was flying under visual rules, the FAA said. A spokesman said air controllers saw the tv/o planes on radar coming toward each other juisit before the crash. He said there was no radio transmissions from either plane before the crash. Neither Air West nor the Marine Corps would comment on how the planes could have collided. 'The surviving Marine crewman, 1st Lt. Christopher Schiess, 24, of Salem, Ore., landed on a fire raod and was picked up by sheriff's deputies who took him to Santa Teresita Hospital in Duarte. He was listed in good condition with leg and head injuries. May Hit 29 NEW HAVEN, Conn, (AP) — An Allegheny Airlines plane with 29 /aiboiaird crashed on approach to Tweed-New Haven % Airport Monday, and some reports put the number of dead as high as 29. Jaimes Malarky, airport man" aiger, said 29 pensions were killed as the Oonvair 580 made a "low approach" in reduced visibility conditions. . A spokesman for Yale-New Haven hospMar.said 20 persons were dead. The hospital received three badly injured persons. . ' . ;,.' A wtoess isaid she saw the propje* piano strike high tension wire and piuimimet into a, now of summer cottaiges. Ait " teast five «f tfe cottages oaught toe.'/, . . . •"•-. •••'••• • • • Police'•' said .It ' ; WBi9' believed most of .file cottages were vacant. The crash "looked and founded like an atomic ex- pftoskm," said Nancy Palmeiri of East Haven, who said heard three explosions as tin* plane bit the wire and crashed alt the end of the runway. Allegheny headquarters ia Pittsburgh said 26 passengers and • a crew of three wer» aboard wfhen the plane crashed* A spokesman saiid the plant was Flight 485, which origi. malted in Washington, D.C., and had flown to 'New London, Oonn. It was to have contnniued on to Newport News, Va., following 'the stop at New Haven. Joseph Horowitz, manager of a beach dub near the crash scene, said he heard the plan* but wais unable to see it in ttw heavy fog. Visibility was esti- Qiiaibed at less than two miles. 1 Horowitz said fog hung over ttue beach and "he .'ffflaiiiy saw - the craft plunge out of the sky, hit one of the cottages and! burst into a ball of flames. He said he heard screams for help bult couldn't get near (he flaming aircraft that finally stopped near his cliib'a tennis courts. • . . . / • . ' . Director Named For Health Start Photo by David Williams NEW MISS GARDEN CITY, Kathleen McGovern signs autograph for two young pageant-goers. Kathy McGovern Wears Crown A nursing instructor at Garden City, - Communitty Junior College has been hired to, head the Health Start program for low-income; residents, of west- i ern Kansas.".',. .-,-,. .',,.. Mrs. :~Mae;. Cobb; 611 Fleming, was hired; yeisterday' by the Council on Agricultural Workers- and Low .Income Families to.hea'd the $25,000 project, funded in 'part by .the federal government/ . Three more persons from Garden City will be trained to give general medical treatment to low-income residents in the Garden City area. The Health Start program is designed to provide medical treatment to these residents. A $100,000 van, fully equipped, has been received to treat low-income families in the area at reduced prices or free of change, depending on the need. The van was obtained with federal money. An additional grant of $5,000 has been received bjy the council to provide emergency food and health services to needy .•persons. An additional 15 to 20 persons 'in the area, some of them to receive five-figure salaries, is expected to be hired within the next few months to work for the council. Their offices will be in Garden City. At the board of directors meeting here yesterday afternoon, the council postponed hiring a director of its Head Start program until tomorrow. A WinfieM educator with a masters degree is expected to be hired then to head that $140,000 program. By DEBBY COURTNER "Look, smile, . you're an American," said Kathleen McGovern, minutes before she was drowned-Miss Garden City 1971. The 22-year-old Fort' Hays State coed received the crown Saturday night at the Miss Garden City Scholarship Pageant in Clifford Hope Auditorium. ,**Miss McGovern was selected from a field of 12 contestants by a judges' panel of'two women and three men. .The contestants appeared in' ; talent, swimsuit and evening gown, competition. Five finalists then were selected, and each was asked a question by v Pamilla Kohler, mistress of ceremonies, before the winner was chosen In addition to winning the Miss Garden City crown, Miss McGovern received, for the second consecutive year,, the Most Original Talent award. Her talent number:was an original prose composition, "An Answer," . which described a working man's feelings and aspirations. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold McGovern, 3219 Belmonit, Miss McGovern was a ; finalist- in last year's Bliss 1 Garden. City Pageant. First runner-up was 18-year- old Yvonne Holmes,' daughters of Perry and Mrs. Wilma Holmes, Dodge City, and a 1971 graduate of Dodge City High School. For 'her talent number, the 5-foot-54neh' blonde sang, with a cockney accent, "It's a Fine Life" from 'the musical, "Oliver." Patty Roderick, 20-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. Bryce Roderick, 2800 N. Main, is second runner-up. Dressed in a green elf outfit, MURDER TRIAL TESTIMONY 7\':»"; Two ^Garden City women and a juvenile were charged this morning with perjury in con-. nection with testimony they" gave it the first degree muroler- trial of Jimmy A. Deluiuk. Gladys Tillis, Rt. 1, also known 'w "Big Mama", and her daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Tinner, 805 Ida, were arrested this morning. No action has been taken on the juvenile charged as of .yet, Fiimey County Judge Mike Friesen said. , All 'three were witnesses for the defense in the trial last '.month.. . • Deluna, charged with the first degree shooting death of Abel Aguiar Feb. 25, was acquitted by jury May 13. One of the star witnesses for the defense, John "Bobo" Holt, • ; is expected to, go before Finney Countjr Judge Mike Friesen Wednesday oh a similar perjury charge, also from his testimony at the trial. Holt bad testified that he witnessed .the shooting outside L.A.'s Tavern, and that he had seen Aguilar staut to attack Deluna with a -knife before Deluna shot him. Ho further testified that he saw an unknown man remove the knife from the hand of Aguilar and throw it into the alley adjacent to the . tavern. He said he retreived the knife and kept it for some two weeks after the murder, finally turning it over to Mrs. Tillis, who in turn gave it to defense attorney Dan High. The knife was entered as evidence for the defense. Both Mrs. Tillis and Mrs. Tinner corroborated Holt's testimony at the trial, as did the juvenile charged. , ^Preliminary hearing for the two women was set for June 16, "and both were released on their own recognizance. •':>' •'• ' '" \ Telwcram Photo AND A HUG from dad. Hal McGovern gives his daughter, Kathleen, a back stage congratulatory hugt following Saturday's pageant. the 5-fooitr4-inch blonde .performed an original dramatic adaptation, "Peter P a n 's Plea," for her talent number. The two other finalists are Linda Joyce Waecihlber and Babette Gould. Miss Waechter is the 20-year- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Waechter, Lakin. In last year's pageant, she was first runner-up to Miss Garden City. She will attend Kansas State University this fall as a senior in home economics. Babette Goul'd,, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs; Zeno Gould, Syracuse, was selected Miss Congeniality. This title is awarded, to the contestant whom her fellow contestants believe has been most helpful, thoughtful and courteous during pageant week. A 1971 graduate-of Syracuse High School, Miss Gould will be a freshman this fall ait Temple Buell College in Denver, Colo. Serving on the judges'- panel were Myrna Misell, Norton; Paula Wise, Emporia; Joe Bob Lake, Pratt; Bill Salmonson,, Kansas City; and G. L. Men- denJhall, St. Louis. Diane Vanin Weber, Miss Garden City 1970, crowned the new queen, and performed a farewell dance to "Walk on the -Wild Side." Assisting onstage were Susie Lillig, who is Miss Empdiria State 1969, and Marsha Kitts of Garden City,' who sang with the contestoBts in the pageant's opening number, "We've Only Just Begun." In evening gown competition, Miss McGovern wore a white sleeveless, square-necked evening gown with empire waistline. The bodice and hem were accented with dark green trim. She wore a hot pink scooped^ neck bathing suit in swimsuit competition. During the finals, she was asked, "If you were a sign, what would you say?" She replied, "If I were a sign, I would say, 'Look, smile, you're an American.' " The 5-foot-5-incih brunette is a 1968 graduate of Garden City High School, and will be a senior in sociology and German at Fort Hays State College this fall. She wants to become a social worker. Her college activities/ include membership in Sigma Sigma Sigma social sorority, Alpha Lambda Delta honor organization and Women's Leadership Organization. She also was 1971 Fort Hays Furlough Queen. As ''Miss Garden Cfiity, Miss McGovern wilt receive a $>5QO scholarship, and will represent Garden City in the Miss Kan* sas Pageant next month in Pratt. She also will receive a $100 scholarship for tihe Most Original Talent award. ' "I'm glad to represent 1he nice people of Garden City," Miss- McGovern said after being" crowned. As first runner-up Miss Holmes has an" important position because if Miss Garden City should be unable to fulfill her official duties, Miss Holmes would act as Miss Garden City. As second runner-up, Miss Roderick will receive a $200 scholarship. A 1970 graduate of Garden City High School, Miss Roderick will enter the University of Northern Colorado .this fall. Her major is theatre education with cancentraition on creative dramatics for children. The seven semi-finalists were Colette Schaffer, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Schaffer, Dighton; Gayla Jean Speer, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Speer, Modoc; Eliza' beth Maree Hatfield, 18, daugh : . ter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hatfield, Leoti; Linda Rogge, 18, daughter of Mrs. Frederick Rogge, Subletbe; Marsha Diane Schwartz,* 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelsoji Schwartz, . Dighton; Mary Lee Kiefer, 18, daughter of Mrs. Lester Kiefer s Leoti; and Leslie Patricia Gwin, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gwin Jr., Leoti. The Weather .Generally fair tonight, low ntar 60. Continued generally fair Tuesday. High In low to mid 80's. Sunrise 6:28 Sunset 9:03 Max. Mln. free. Dodge City ... 90 59 Emporia 87 69 GARDEN CITY . 88 68 Goodland 83 63 Hill City 87 65 Russell 93 60 SaUna 88 63 Tapeka, 90, 6TC .19 Wichita .......... 80, t SI JM

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