Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 8, 1971 · Page 3
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Garden City, Kansas
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Pagt 3 Garden City Telegram Tuesday, June 8, 1971 markets Wheat Milo Corn $1.36 dwn 1 $2.35 unchg. ?1.38 unchg. p.m. stocks (The following price, quota. lion* tre furnished to the Tel*. gram by Goffe * Cr/fcenor. me 276-3244.) 3 Allied Sup Am Motors .'.V.'.V.V.V.V.V.... D -» Am. Brands 437! Aimoonda - -ym AT & T '.'.'. 44% Beech. Airo .. iM Beth Stl . 91 a! Boeing .•.....'.'.!".".'.'.'. 229 CJirysler 29' c$T &**•':::;::;;::;:;:::;; f$. Dillons ............ •>" Du Pont '.'/.V East Kod ! El Paso NG- 142 82% 19% 68% 60% 83% 61% 313% 373,4 P I? 621 39% 27% !>!% If* 35* S2J 49& Gen Elect . Gen Motors Halliburton IBM Int. Harv ., Int Pap MJarQar Nat Dast .., Nor Nat .., 3?aii EPL .. Penney J C Proot Gam RCA Santa Fe Irad Beara Spenry Rd Std Oil ind Std Odl NJ Texaco US sited West Elect Woolwointih Sugar Plant Meant $1 Million Payroll Annually (Editor'* Not*: This it the fifth in • striae of ar- ticlot tracing the develop, mont of the sugar bt4r industry in Southwest Kan<as.) By NOLAN HO WELL Prosperity in many varied forms- came to the Garden City region following formation and development of the United States Sugar & Land Co. in 1905 and 1906. Among the more visable forms of the new prosperity was the construction of a sprawling 5-story sugar beet factory at Garden City. ' During its 50 years of operation, the factory provided seasonal jobs for 350 to 400 persons, including 60 year-around- personnel. That meant a payroll of more than $1 million to the Garden City economy. However, there '.were other immediate and long range in- mestments by the new Garden City based corporation. Included was the acquistioh of (thousands of acres of land, major development of irrigation in the region, development of a major agricultural industry for the region, immigration into the area of large numbers of sugar beet farmers, construction of related facilities in support of the company's land operations and beet factory. Pant of the new company's impact upon the Southwest Kansas region was noted by C. C. Hamlin, the company's first president, in testimony given in 1912 in Washington, D.C. before a Senate committee reviewing sugar import > quotas. "Our company was, in many respects, a pioneer'when we went into a new and sparsely settled country. Capital had never been available to devel- op its irrigation resources, and general conditions wei'e far from satisfactory. "A decMied change has been brought about since ilie construction of our factory. Population has increased rapidly. Land values have advanced. Bank deposits are steadily increasing and a high degree of prosperity is found in' every line of business." Hamlin, during his Senate testimony, pegged the total cost of building and equipping the huge beet factory at,S1.4 million. He stated the company had also "expended in the vicinity of a million dollars" in the construction of a major res'ervoir and development of a pump irrigation system. "Irrigation has been prac- . ticed to some extent in this territory but the ditches had gradually become less valuable on account of the decreased flow due to the increasing use of water in the upper reaches of the river (Arkansas) in Colorado," he told the Senate committee, adding: "Our company, 'therefore, not only had the usual obstacles to overcome, but was compelled to solve the problem of adequate water supply as well. This has necessitated the construction of resevoirs for the purpose of storing water when we have a surplus and, in addition, we are developing an extensive scheme of pumping water from the Arkansas underflow." The company's farming interests have . always been aimong the most extensive in Kansas, taking in at one time as much as ,52,000 acres. The company Began with an-., ownership of 20,000 acres in 1906, increasing that to 52,003 acres by 1919. That was when company owned acreage stretched from south of the Arkansas Biver northward to Scott City in a sfaip five to six miles wide and including all of the town of Deerfield in Kearny County. Large bracts of the land were sold during the 1919 re-organization and additional lands were sold during the depression ei'a of the 1930's, reducing company acreage to the present 30,000 acres. The company farmed its own land from 1906 until 1920, a program not entirely successful because of "too many bosses and not enough workers," as related by Eugene Stoeckly in a history of the company. Stoeckly is son of the company's present day general manager and grandson cf an earlier day company head. Corporation farm-ing was outlawed in 1921 by t/he Kansas legislature, forcing the company to lease its land to tenants. Average size of the early-day tenant farms was about 80 acres. Today, a farmer may lease 640 acres or more from the company. In 1906, 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 teams and a windmill were provided with each tract. Originally, the sole purpose of the company-owned lane! was to provide beets for the sugar factory. Beet seed used by the farmers from 1906 to 1935 was imported by the company from Russia and Germany. After 1935, the company purchased seed *n Arizona. The company mat only purchased beet seed from Russia and Germany during the early years, but also attracted many Russian and German farmers to migrate into the area to take up farming on the company-owned land. Sugar beets require large amounts of water, as noted by Hamlin in his Senate testimony. Part of the :ompany's original organization agreement was the purchase of Ihe Great Eastern Dftch which then stretched from Hartland iti western Kearay County to a termination point 100 miles away northwest of Garden City. Lake McKinney. originally named Lake McKinnie after J. R. McKinnie who -leveloped the company's irrigation program, was constructed in 190607 northeast of La kin. The 3,000 acre reservoir was then the state's largest lake holding about 25,000 acre feet of water. Today, the lake is a popular recreational area with a storage capacity of about 13,000 acre feet of water, lessened through the years by silt fill in. in Garden City * Chicago Live eitf Futures June Aug Oct Dee High 32.70 31.10 30.27 30.07 Low 32.50 30.90 30.15 29.95 Close 32.50 31.02 30.22 30.00 DOW JONES AVERAGE .Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p.m. was down 4.CS at 918.52. KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK KANSAS CITY (AP) — Cattle 1,200; calves 150; steers and ioeifers choice fully steady; cows steady to 25 higher, instances 50 up; feeders steady; steers choice 32.2533.50; mixed good «nd choice 31.T5-32.25; good 28.00-31.25; heifers choice 31.50-32.50; good and low choice 28.00-31.50; cows high cutter, -utility and commercial 19.75-22.00;. high dressing boning utility 22.00-50; few 22.50-23.00; feeder steers and steter calves choice than 400450 lb 39,0042.00; 400-500 lb 37.0059.50; 500-600 lb 35.00-37.50; choice fleshy 450-600 33.00-36.00; 600-850 lib 31.50-34.00; mixed good and choice 375-450 lib 36.0039.00; 450-700 lb 32.50-36.00; feeder 'heifers and (heifer calves choice thin 300-400 lb 33.0036.00; 400-500 lb 31.00-34.00. Hogs 4,200; barrows and gits 25-50 lower;, instances 75 lower; 1-3 195-240 lb 17:75-18.25; 24 240250 ib 17.25-18.00; 250-260 1'b 17.00-50; few 17.75; 260-280 lb 16.00-17.00; 34 280-310 lb 15.7516.25; sows mostly steady; 1-3 330-500 lb 14.50-15.25; 2-3 500-600 ib 14.00-50. Sheep 100; spring lambs and ewes fully steady; spring lambs choice and prime 30.00-31.50; few 28.50-30.00; ewes cull to good 3.00-6.00. Estimates for tomorrw:. cattle 1,200; calves 100; hogs 4,000; step 100. Hospitals DISMISSALS At St. Cathtrim Mrs. Larry Jasper, Shields Sherry J. Overstreet, 2007 Old Manor Mrs. Walter Shiapley, Burnside Dr. Courts COURTS County.Traffie Fln»d—Charles E. Hurtt, 308 E. Laurel, no license plates displayed on cycle, sentenced to 30 days in county jail and $10 costs; illegal use of registration plaite (on vehicle not assigned), 30 days in;jail and $10 costs; violation of glasses restriction on drivers license, 30 days in jail, to run concurrently, and $10 costs to be paid on release. Gareld L. Stillwell, Holcomb, speeding 85 in 70 zone, $20 and $10 costs. Thomas L. Myers, 212Vi Davis, failure to dim headlights, sentenced to 30 days in jail, and $14.40 costs; parking on roadway, 30 days in jail and $14.40 costs. Forest L. Geisinger, Plains, speeding 81 in 70 zone, $12 and $10 costs. Larry Thomas Melton, Lamar, Mo., speeding 80 in 60 zone, $30 and $10 costs. Larry D. Wigner, 713 Howerta, speeding 83 in 70 zone, $16 and $10 costs. Harry Allan Brehm, S. Star Rt., driving while license suspended, sentenced to 30 days and $10 costs. Glen A. Woods, 90S Edwards, speeding 70 in 60 zone, $10 and $10 costs. Archie E. Torre®, Rocky Ford, Colo., no daily log as required by KCC, $10 /and $10 costs. Merlin Nightingale, 626 N. 13th, failure to stop at traffic signal, $10 and $10 costs. Chris M. Nash, Lakin, failure to have vehicle under control to avoid colliding with another vehicle, $10 and $10 costs. Rodney D. Herman, 605 N. lllh, allow and permit another person to ride upon a motorcycle without a* helmet when required,by law, $10 and $10 costs. Otis W. Parks, 1221 Pineerest, speeding 60 in 45 zone, $20 and $10 costs. COUNTY-OHwr Fintd—Eldbn E. Horton, Calico Rock, Ark., overlength, $5 and $14.40 costs. Billie B. Wilson, Dodge City, overload, $110 and $10 costs. Robert Johnson, Scott City, overload, $115 and $10 costs. Ronald W. Soraggs, Oatoosa, OMa., over- Loosening of Ag Driving Law Seen length, $10 and $14.40 costs. Roger Wayne Ward, Guymon, Okla., overload, $55 and $10 osite. olie«-Tr«ffle Bends Forfeited—Mrs. Judy V. Leforce, Oorvallis, Ore., un- awful use of loading zone, $4. Charles A. Patterson, Ingalls, unlawful "U" torn, $10. Leon- trd C. LeM, Grand Junction; "olo., running red light, $15. )ennis L. Clark, 908 N. 3rd, driving left of center, $15. Harold M. Carlson, 2104 N. 8th, riving on suspended drivers license, $30. Mrs. Edgar Eugene Routon, 1220 Pinecrest, speeding 40 in 30 zone, $20. dan Esther Holmes 1 , 406 Center, failure to yield right of way, $15. DISTRICT Divorce* granted—Ramona lae Hamill from Roy Charles Hamill. Accidents City—Monday, 2:18 a.m., 209 block N. 9th, cans driven by Isabel May Finnup, 405 N. 9th, no damage, and Mrs. Georg* Baxter, 304 Hudson, minor daimage. Two Cases Heard; Trial Date Is Set Two criminal cases were triec and a trial .date set for a thirc in Finney County District Court yesterday. Ricky Joseph Hopkins, 24, 919 M. 9th, was remanded to the custody of the Director of Penal Institutions for from one to five years on « charge of aggravated escape. Probation was denied. The charge sitems from Hopkins' February 22 escape from custody at the Finney County sheriff's office. An original charge of torture and cruelty to a minor, allegedly involving a four-year-old child, was dismissed yesterday. A, Somerset, Ky., man, David Paul Seats, charged with felony auto theft, was sentenced to jhe custody of the Director of Penal Institutions for from one » 10 years. He was ordered to taken to te State Diagnostic Center at Topefca, with « report to be submitted to the court in 110 days. Rosario H. Perales, 19, 1303 Hattie, entered a plea of innocent to two' counts of statutory rape. Trial date was set for July 30. Peralets is free on a $2,500 bond. : College Trustees Meet Tomorrow WASHINGTON (AP) — The] loosening of proposed restrictions on 18 to 21 year old drivers of faum vehicles is expected to be announced today by the departments of Labor and Agriculture. • Senators James Pearson and Bob Dole, and Hep. Keith Sebelius, all Kansas Republicans, said Monday the compromises have been worked out with an eye to the Kansas farmer and his need for young men to assist in ban-vesting work. The exemptions obtained by the congressmen include allowing 18-21 year old drivers to operate: (1)—lama tractors Witt) gross weight of 10,000 pounds or (2)—Trucks other than trac tor-trailer units over 10,000 pounds that are a part of the normal farming operations within a 150-mile radius of the farm; •,. '" (3)—Tractor-trailer units con trolled and operated by the farmer; and (4)—Custom harvest trucks excluding •tractor-trailer units. Originally the Department o Transportation bad propose* regulations placing strict. lim tations on 18 to 21-year-olds op erating farm vehicles. Routine business is slatted for discussion at the board meet ing of the Garden City Community Junior College Wednes day night. The meeting begins at 3 p.m in the conference room of the campus adminisicration build ing. Topics scheduled for discus sion include reports on sum mer school, student applica tions for next year, stouten Government Association, the reading program, the advisorj committee, and discussion on capital outlay priorities and the southwest extension lease agreement. Fisherman Fierro Hooks a Charge Manuel Fierro, director o! the Kansas Human Needs Corporate! and champion of Mexican-American rights in Western Kansas, went fishing Suday but hooked only a netful of troubles. A United Press International wire story Monday afternoon said Fierro was charged by the owner of the, fishing hole with trespassing and while the bearded director was en route to court be was arrested for speeding. However, local authorities report the story was in error on several points., The authorities related this chain of events: Fierro was fisMmg lait a local sandpit Sunday when he was asked to leave by the owner. When the Human Needs director declined to do so, the owner signed a complaint against him for trespassing on private property. Officers on their way to serve the wanrant, saw Fierro driv ing down a city street. They fell in behind him with the intention of stopping him to serve tht warrant. In the process, they clocked him speeding 45 mile-per-hour in a 35 mile-per- lour zone. Fierro appeared yesterday afternoon before Finney County Judge Mike Friesen on the two charges. The court granted a request by Fierro that hearings on the two counts be continued. Dates for the hearings are June 24 for the trespassing targe, and June 28 for the speeding ticket. Fierro was released on his own recognizance. Fierro has had Ashing troubles before in Finney County. Earlier this year he was fined in county court with having fished without a license on a warrant isisued him by a local game warden. Kansas Traffic Log — TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas 'highway death log: For 24 hours to 9 a.m. Tuesday—I. For June—13. For 1971—269. Comparable 1970 period—251. deaths Crash South of Dighton Telegram Photo An empty anhydrous ammonia transport, driven by Bonnie Oalentine, Dodge City, clipped the guard rail on the Pawnee Creek bridge south of Dighton this morning, flipped and then skidded about two-third the length of the bridge on its side. Calentine, picking up gear here, suffered a cut on the head. He was southbound at the time of the mishap. The bridge is 7 miles north of the K23- US156 junction in northeast Finney County. Board Okays Contract for Director of Elementary Ed A canitaact for ia new director of elementey education was atmonig those approved Monday night by the Boaird of Eduiea- itoon of Unified School District 457. Dr. Jeray-O. Sohreiner is Uie new director, replacing Don Vaughn who resigned to become a school adminiistoaltor in Gove County. Other new comtraicte approved Monday by the board were for JoAnn W. Jameson, kixir dargaiten at Jennie Barker and Plymell; Juaniba M. Heinrichs, 4rth grade ait Jones; and Oaifaae Lynn Friiesieiniboirg, vooal music at Georgia Maittftiews. One resignation was accepted, tbat of Vem Truelblood, pmncipal at PiercevUte and -sHateid to become principal alt Lincoln. The boatrd named Dary4 McVey ^as Lincoln principal. McVey, now actimg priinici- i • i pail at 'Limeofln, ,wafs sixitfh grade teacher earlier in the year alt Jones School. John Diofcersoii', aissfofciinit superintendent of ^schools, told the Telegram the diisitrict has ted 37 resignation's this year of teachers and. admiinistoators. About a dozen were retirements, mone than the usual number of retirements. He 'said only 7 vacancies remained to be filled for which a number of interviews have already been held. Schmner will 1 have the task of overseeing the education of aipproxinraibeiliy 2,600 students attending class in the district's dozen elementary 'schools. • Bora at Hays and reared at Douglass, Scfareiner is a 1961 graduate of Southwestern College, Winfa«ld. He received his master's at Kansas State Teacher's College in 1965 and his doctor's degree in 1968 at Okla- AG DEPARTMENT SAYS OPERATION TOO EXPENSIVE Pesticides 'out' for Corn Blight WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department says farmers might as well forget about using chemicals to prevent corn blight this year 'because of the expense involved in large-scale spraying operations. The possibility of using pesticides to control blight was liaised during House appropriations hearings on USD A spending for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The hearings were held last March and the testimony published this week. DrV H. R. Thomas, deputy ad- ttinMrator tor plaint science and entomology in the Agricultural Research Service, was asked it there was any way to wxrtect corn from blight. : "The answer is yes, but not economically for the field com," Thomas told the subco- mittee. "They have sprayed leaf blight for many years in the South on sweet corn. It is a case of spraying every three to five days because it is a rainy period down there whare it is being grown. "To keep field com protected in this'vmanner is not considered to b* economical," he said. "As * possibility, theire are some of the.people that are growing corn for seed that could afford to use it. Some spraying was done in Indiana last year and you get varying degrees of reports of success.". The threat of Southern leaf blight also prompted a question on how the disease is affecting U.S. feed grain exports. Raymond A. loanes, administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service, told the hearing that blight has affected prices but that overall U.g. feed exports haw not been hurt much. "It has raised the world price of feed ginaina around 30 per cent and, so long as this conitinuesi, it brings more income to growers in competing export countries," loanes said. "This, in turn, encourages expansion on their part such as investment in equipment or more fertilizers and chemicals. This doesn't affect the volume of competing exports during the current year but we believe it has important effects over the next two or three years.' 1 ' loanes said theire have been "several sida effects'' as the result of the blight-damaged corn cirop last year. The high prices have brought the values of wheat and feed grains on the world market unusually close together," : he said. "This has mearat that, in some markets, our competition is no longer limited to the other suppliers of feed grains, but instead now includes some of the world's exporters of wheat." Canada and Australia, . he said, have shown new interest in selling wheat for feed on the wor\d market. Jioma - Stofce Univepsiiiby, Sttill- water. The SS-yeair-old educator ihas taught or served as jadniiijiisitra- tor ia elemienltairy, junior high amd high schools in Augusta, Wichita, Stilwaiter, and Bartles- viMe, OMa. He is a past diree-' tor of the Stilwaiter Head Start program. Sdhreinier feais served in Tulsa since 1968 as an official in the Ofclalhoma State Univeiraiity extension prognaim. He began his new duties 'in Garden City June 1, moving his family heire over the weetoend to 604 Fleming. His wife, Joyce, wil teach next fall in "the Holcomb s<dhool They have two dhldren: Debor- alh, 14, a 9th grader; and Philip, 6, a 'finsit gradier. Burglary, Vandalism In Country, at School A bunglary was reported to Finney County sheriff's office eatriy Sunday moiming, and vandalism at the senior high school was reported to Garden Oilty poMice ytesbei-day.' Melinda Fay Jakeway, Im- pieoial Rt., told ishedffs offi- oeirs that someone stole $255 wortlh of miscellaneous items from her home. Darryl Woodison, piniciple of Gard!en City High School, reported to police that vandals had brofeen teee windows in the high school building over the weekend. Damage was es- tinmated at $145. Bob Matson Otis Bob Mfctson Otis, 47, 1V10 Old Manor, died in his home today of an apparent heart attack. Born Sept. 9, 1923, in Wilsey, he married Dorothy Lucille Friesen July 31, 1943, in Louisville, Ky. In 1953, he moved to Garden City from Wichita. He was manager of Sfcanion Wholesale, Electric Company for past eight years. He was a member ai the Christian Church in Herington, he Moose Lodge and the Elks Lodge. He is survived by the widow; wo daughters, Mrs. Jo Lynn math, Gait, Calif, and Mrs. jinda Sue Kun, Wichita; a son, elly Matson, of the home, his ather, Robert C., Herington; a >rother, Charles, Herington; and a sister, Debra Olis, Herington. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Phillips-White Funeral Home. Joihn H. Callesen HEALTY — Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday for John H. Oallesen, 85, a retired farmer and rancher. Mr. Oallesen died Sunday at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, afber a short illness. Bom Aug. 20, 1885, at Flor- Or. M. D. Nitdew Chiropractic Office •11 Mill *ardM City Hmm 1:30—5:30 Tfcm..$at. 1:3*—12 ence, he marriekl Mary Jan* North Aug. 17, 1910, at Newton. He lived most of his 'life in Healy. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. Survivors include his widow, and two brothers, Elmer, Florence, and Lewis, Oxford. Funeral will be at the United Methodist Church in Healy, with the Rev. Tom Bandy offi- oiaiting. Burial will be in Healy Cemetery. Friends may call until 10 a.m. CLUB MEMBERS BE MY GUEST! I know the time is short, but I need one representative from every club in Finney County to see a new family film called "FLIGHT OF THE DOVES" with stars of "Oliver" Wednesday promptly at 2:00 p.m., over at 4:11. Admittance by registering your name and the organisa- tion you represent. I need your opinions comparing "Doves" to a Disney, so come "write your own ticket" and help me out, Jack Kempton, Manager State. Theatre. Always Complete Assistance Regardless of the amount you choose to spend, you receive a full measure of assistance of Phillips-White Funeral Home. We do our utmost for families of all incomes. OF THE GOLDEN RULE

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