THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1998 A? DEATHS & FUNERALS Evelyn B. Darby CHAPMAN — Evelyn B. Darby, Chapman, died Saturday, March 28,1998, at Abilene Health Canter, Abilene. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chapman United Methodist Church, the Rev. Max Froelich officiating. Burial will be in Indian Hill Cemetery, Chapman. Visitation will be this afternoon until Tuesday morning at Londeen Funeral Chapel, 206 W. Fifth, Chapman 67431. Elsie Decker ABILENE — Elsie Decker, Abilene, died Sunday, March 29, 1998, in a Topeka nursing home. Danner Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements. Nancy M. Freemyer Nancy M. Freemyer, 100, Salina, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Shalimar Health Center, Salina. , Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Norman Joseph Hickert NORTON — Norman Joseph Hickert, 72, Norton, died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at Andbe Home, Norton. Mr. Hickert was born Jan. 13, 1926, in Jennings. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Norton; was a past member of Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree; a 40-year mem- bSSir of the American Legion; a life- member of Disabled American Veterans; and an officer of North West Kansas Square Dancing Association. Survivors include his wife, Wava of Norton; three sons, Norman arid Bill of Russell and David of Hill City; a daughter, Julie Schindler of Hill City; three step- sojis, David Ankenman of Lincoln, pb., Paul Ankenman of St. Cloud, inn., and Lee Ankenman of Berthoud, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Roseann Miller of Norton and Shirley Darby of Topeka; his mother, Theresa Hickert of Norton; two brothers Emory of Clearwater, Fla., and Gordon of Cherokee Village, Ark.; four sisters, Marie Vavoroch of Oberlin, Ida Mae Hoover of Lady Lake, Fla., Betty Richards of Rapid City, S.D., and Elinor Wiltfong of Norton; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and nine stepgrandchildren. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the Rev. John Walsh officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in New Alme- Ib. A parish wake will be at 7 p.m. today at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. today until the wake. John A. Huber SAUNA Nancy M. Freemyer Rosella Jones KANSAS : Elsie Decker AtW8dB;J<ShnLMdOalrt CHAPMAN: Evelyn B. Darby CJOLBY: John A. Huber, Ctehaid 0. Smith HAYSi Garollne G. "Lena" Zimmer HOlSlNQTON:Arlen<5 E.Klein LINDSBORQ: Eva D. Nordell LORRAINE: Bemadine Rolfs McPHERSON: Herbert Lowell Wash NORtON; Norman Joseph Hickert OUINTER: Anna Rlggs OUT OP STATE John J. Roblrtsbh, Hamburg, Iowa Betty Jo Sellers, Murray, Utah church, American Heart Association or the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home, 415 N. Main, Hoisington 67544. John L. McCain ATWOOD — John L. McCain, 96, Atwood, died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at Atwood Good Samaritan Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel, Atwood, the Rev. Vernon Maelzer officiating. Burial will be in Atwood Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Atwood Good Samaritan Center and Atwood Masonic Lodge 164 AF&AM. Eva D. Nordell LINDSBORG — Eva D. Nordell, 93, Lindsborg, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Bethany Home, Lindsborg. She was born Oct. 31, 1904, at Kansas City, Mo. She served as an administrative assistant for Occidental Insurance Co, .working in Kansas City and Los Angeles, retiring in 1964. In 1965, she moved to Salina, living there until moving to Lindsborg. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Salina, where she served as church historian was a member of Women of the ELCA. Survivors include several nieces. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Bethany Home, the Revs. Loren Mai and Don Hawk officiating. Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg. Memorials may be made to the church or Bethany Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. .COLBY — John A. Huber, 82, Colby, died Friday, March 27, 1998, at Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Denver. ; Mr. Huber was born Oct. 19, 1J915, east of Rexford. He was a farmer and a member of Rexford Community Church. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter. Survivors include his wife, Doris of Colby; a son, John E. of Hays; a daughter, Barbara Widick Of Denver; and four grandchildren. I The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rexford Community Church, the Revs. Gary Taylor and Francis Harwerth officiating. Burial will be in Rexford Cemetery. 1 Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Pauls Funeral Home, Selden 67757, and from 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church. Rosella Jones ': Rosella Jones, 85, Salina, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center, Salina. !' Danner Funeral Home, Abilene, fc handling arrangements. Anna Riggs . QUINTER — Anna Riggs, 89, Quinter, died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at her home. Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter, is handling arrangements. John J. Robinson Arlene E. Klein < HOISINGTON — Arlene E. Klein, 72, Hoisington, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Mrs. Klein was born Arlene Erb on April 25, 1925, at Timken and was a Hoisington resident since 1966, moving from LaCrosse. She wa,s a homemaker and retired employee of Essex. She was a mem- |er of Vine United Methodist <2J;Jurch and Veterans of Foreign ^Vars Auxiliary, both of Hoisington, Survivors include her husband, Albert of the home; three daughters, Arlinda Worthen of Concordia, Kathryn Wood of Guam and Cindy Funk of Hoisington; a brother, Melvin Erb of Bison; a sister, Louise McCormick of Rush Center; and seven grandchildren. * The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Nicholson-Ricke Fu- ieral Home, Hoisington, the Rev. Lou Davies officiating. Burial will be in LaCrosse Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the HAMBURG, Iowa — John J. Robinson, 53, Hamburg, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb. Mr. Robinson was born March 21, 1945, at Tabor. He worked at Vogel Fertilizer and for the City of Hamburg. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Hamburg American Legion. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Connie; and a son, Tony. Survivors include two sons, John of San Diego and Richard of Hamburg; two daughters, Christine Smith of Nebraska City, Neb., and Lorie Allen of Salina, Kan.; two brothers, Ray of Orange, Calif., and Sam of Phoenix; three sisters, Betsy Hartman of Worland, Wyo., Martha Jane Green of Casper, Wyo., and Mary Ann Nevins of Kellogg; a special friend, Julie Cozad of Hamburg; and nine grandchildren. The funeral was Saturday at Hamburg Assembly of God Church, the Rev. Scott Williams officiating. Burial was in Hamburg Cemetery with American Legion and VFW military rites. Rash-Gude Funeral Home, 1104 Argyle, Hamburg 51640, was in charge of arrangements. Bernadine Rolfs LORRAINE — Bernadine Rolfs, 81, Lorraine, died Saturday, March 28,1998, at Ellsworth County Hospital, Ellsworth. Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, is handling arrangements. Betty Jo Sellers MURRAY, Utah — Betty Jo Sellers, 72, Murray, died Saturday, March 28,1998, at St. Mark's Hospital, Salt Lake City. Sheilds Funeral Home, Minneapolis, is handling arrangements. Donald D. Smith COLBY — Donald D. Smith. 72, Colby, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Hays Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Smith was born June 6, 1925, at Colby and was a lifelong area resident. He was a retired engineer, a former state representative and a member of Masonic Lodge, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Colby. He was also a member of the local board of American Cancer Society and Ostomy Support Group. Survivors include his wife, Frances of Colby; a son, Randy of Colby; two daughters, Connie Davis of Colby and Sharee Stoppel of Osage City; a brother, Murray of Bluemont, Va.; a sister, Diana Heiniger of Topeka; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harrison Chapel, Colby, the Rev. Suzanne Vargo officiating. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery, Colby. Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home, 190 S. Franklin, Colby 67701. Herbert Lowell Wash McPHERSON — Herbert Lowell Wash, 74, McPherson, died Saturday, March 28,1998, at his home. Mr. Wash was born Sept. 28, 1923, at Piano, Texas, and had lived in McPherson since 1936 moving from Windom. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a welder for the National Cooperative Refinery Association retiring in 1985. He was a member of First Christian Church, Elks Lodge 502 and American Legion Post 24, all of McPherson. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie of the home; two sons, Micheal of Piano and Ronald of Richardson, Texas; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and a great-grandson. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, the Rev. Neil Engle officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church, Central Homecare and Hospice or American Cancer Society. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Caroline G. "Lena" Zimmer HAYS — Caroline G. "Lena" Zimmer, 83, Hays, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at St. John's of Victoria Nursing Home. Mrs, Zimmer was born Caroline Kober on Jan. 24, 1915, at Olmitz. She farmed with her husband near Schoenchen and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Schoenchen. In 1976, she moved to Hays and was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. Her husband, Albert, died in 1956. Survivors include three sons, Eugene, Marvin and Gerald, all of Hays; two daughters, Marian Spittles of Hays and Wilma Payne of Berryton; a brother, Leonard Kober of Kinsley; a sister, Frances Ochs of St. John's of Victoria; and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be at noon Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Rev. Don Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Timken. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 7 p.m. followed by a parish vigil at 7:30 p.m. today at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Catholic Schools of Hays or Cancer Council of Ellis County. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. Boycott against Disney called off By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A Hispanic media watchdog group has suspended its yearlong boycott of Walt Disney Co., saying the entertainment giant has taken strides in minority hiring. Since the boycott against Disney and its' ABC network began last April, the company has hired or promoted eight Hispanics into directorships or vice presidencies and has contracted more extensively with Hispanic-owned businesses, said the National Hispanic Media Coalition. Disney also has pledged millions of dollars to Hispanic-American organizations, said Alex Nogales, NHCMC chair. The group will continue to monitor Disney. Photos by The Associated Press Men try to rescue a shipment of fresh fish from a truck that got stuck trying to cross a portion of the Pan American Highway north of Trujillo, Peru. Floods caused by El Nino have ravaged the highway. Wrath of El Nino Storms devour Peru's hopes and highways By DAVID KOOP The Associated Press ON THE PAN AMERICAN HIGHWAY, Peru — The self- styled preacher storms down the aisle of the moving bus, haranguing passengers to prepare for the fury of El Nino. His face lined from long days in the sun, he tells dozing passengers he knows why the El Nino weather phenomenon has pounded Peru harder than any other country — the wrath of God. "He may be right. I'm waiting for the earth to open up and swallow Peru. It's the only thing that hasn't happened," says a fellow passenger, Javier Chavez, who lost most of his farm to El Nino- driven floods. A drama of biblical dimensions is unfolding in Peru, where deadly floods and mudslides caused by El Nino deluges have killed 300 people, driven hundreds of thousands from their homes, washed farmland and paralyzed the country's highways. Torrential rains that began in December have turned dozens of normally bone-dry river beds and ravines in Peru's northern desert into raging rivers that have swept away villages and bridges and cut highways into ribbons. Traveling the Pan American highway, the lifeline of Peruvian commerce running the length of its Pacific coast, has become a bruising odyssey across a ravaged landscape — requiring travel by bus, boat, donkey and foot. The 620-mile trip from Lima to Tumbes near the Ecuadore- an border, which normally is a day and a half, now takes four days. The highway has been cut by floods and landslides in more than 30 places and travelers must ford five rivers with their luggage held above their heads. The bus passes a desolate cluster of straw shacks and box-like concrete hovels called "Ciudad de Dios" (City of God), 125 miles northwest of Lima. Dried mud coats the streets, the remnants of a mudslide that swept over the impover- Merchants throw away tomatoes that rotted during their five-day waft to cross a destroyed section of the Pan American Highway in Peru. ished village and left a moonscape behind. Winds whip up thick dust storms from the dried mud, forcing residents to walk with rags held to their faces. A few barefoot children so thin their ribs stick out run to approaching buses to sell soda pop and candy. Parts of the highway look as if a giant has taken bites off the sides. Drivers must swerve around car-sized holes and boulders and plow through muddy river beds. "This is what remains of our beautiful Pan American Highway — rubble," says the bus driver, Guillermo Rivas. An apocalyptic sight In Trujillo, Peru's third largest city, 300 miles northwest of Lima, El Nino did not even spare the dead. A lagoon swollen by heavy rains burst its banks in mid- February and swept over the Mampuesto cemetery, gouging the dead from the ground. Townspeople were confronted with the apocalyptic sight of dozens of coffins floating down the streets. After the waters subsided, several cadavers lay sprawled on roads. North of Trujillo, the highway has disappeared. Days of torrential rains caused the Chicama River to wash away a half-mile stretch of pavement. Travelers must leave their vehicles and wade through the chocolate-brown, fast- moving waters. Shells of trucks that tried to cross the waist-deep water and failed are scattered downstream. A lawless atmosphere rules at crossings. Swarms of men and boys offer to help travelers over the river, charging the equivalent of 50 cents to pull them across. Thieves mix among the barefoot porters. A family carries a sobbing grandmother and a few meager possessions across the churning waters. "The scientists told us a big El Nino was coming, but who thought it could be this bad?" says Luis Portocarrero, who carries luggage on his head across the Chicama River for 50 cents a bag. A total of 600 trucks line up on both sides of the river as far as the eye can see, waiting for road crews to repair the highway, their cargoes of fruits and vegetables rotting. Ricardo Ortiz has sat for five days watching his truckload of sugar wash away under torrential rains. A steady stream of sweet water — "honey" he calls it — drips under his truck. "This is a disaster. We're losing our cargoes and our livelihoods," he says. The government says 59 bridges have collapsed and 28 have been damaged across Peru. So far 530 miles of highway have been destroyed and 3,880 miles heavily damaged. Parole / Officer has arrested 16 FROM PAGE A1 Whitaker has worked for the department of corrections for seven years and was a parole officer for three years before becoming an enforcement officer. Whitaker works from the Salina parole office, and his broad territory includes Great Bend, Emporia, Junction City, Manhattan and towns in between. He's on the road two to three days a week. Since he began his duties in mid- February, he has made 16 arrests, none involving force. Most of the parole violations occurred because of burglaries, thefts or drugs. "The key thing is getting them back in custody and getting the issues resolved as quickly as possible," Whitaker said. Parole enforcers also are beneficial in sharing information with local jail officials, That way, if someone is arrested on new charges and seeks to make bond,; but is also wanted for a parole vib-- lation, the jail officials know abo(it: it and won't release the offender.- ; Such information, along with having another law enforcement; officer make arrests, pleases- Saline County Sheriff Glen' Kochanowski. ' ' "It has to be a help anytime someone is picking up the load," Kochanowski said. "But it never', relieves the load." ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — James 0. Adee, Miltonvale; Cherilyn G. Richards, Brookville. DISMISSALS — Jade Anna Brown, Salina; Melissa M. Durant, Belleville; Terrie Joseph, Lindsborg; Garrett M. Koralek, Ellsworth. Birth BOY: Ted and Cheryl Gagna, Salina, 7 Ibs. 11 ozs., born March 23. Police blotter AGGRAVATED BURGLARY - A purse with $300 cash, credit cards and other items belonging to Ann Bartel of Topeka and Bary Cairns of Salina were taken from 725 S. 11th between 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday from 725 S. 11th while someone was occupying the residence; $500 loss. BURGLARY — Jewelry including a necklace with a diamond, a gold ring and a chain bracelet belonging to Wendy Chrobak of Salina taken between 9:30 p.m. and midnight Sat- urday from 877 Choctaw; $1,115- loss. ; Two watches, a necklace, earrings, and checks belonging to John Wilson' of Salina taken between 3:15 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday from 407 Otto; $735 loss. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me days without number," —Jeremiah 2:33".
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