Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 9, 1971 · Page 1
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Gee Cee Scene with f. b. The Gamblers In jest, I asked the clergyman if he favored pari-mutuel betting in Kansas. He laughed and answered in the same maner with an oral "No", but with, an affirmative shake of his head. While this was strictly over-the coffee horseplay — oops, nonsense — it probably does represent the state's ambivalent attitude about gambling. It's been described as a "Yes, No and Sometimes" situation, sort of like William Allen White's description of the hypocrisy about liquor during the /prohibition era. He wrote then that Kansans staggered to the polls to vote dry. Well, our liquor laws are still a miah-niash and double-standards exist as they do when it conies to gambling. Many Kansans, perhaps a majority, gamble in some form. At the. low or "innocent* end are those who risk 50 cents in the ubiquitous office pools on sporting events. At the other end are the horse race betters, $100 limit poker players and so forth. Somewhere in between are the bingo players. So while Kansas may try to take a ramrod straight, puritanical stance about gambling, she gets a little hump-backed when it gets down to reality. I find a tenuous line between investing in the stock market and making a $2 "investment' on a horse race. Yes, I know the stock market is the keystone of the capitalistic structure and all that. But in t both cases the investor is out to'make money. And I have yet to hear stock market speculators condemned from the pulpit. I also fail to detect any moral difference between organized bingo in clubs and churches and, say, quarter-horse racing at which money is wagered; Which brings me to Anthony Downs in Harper County, the hotbed of horseracing — and betting — during mid-July. '.-.- For years, the Hutchinsoh newspaper for which I worked, sent a reporter to the annual races for the express purpose of writing; about the gambling that took place* Hie stories hardly caused a ripple across the state. I suppose the attorney-general made it a point not to read the papers during the Anthony race meet. ! i But reporters for the newspapers found themselves less than welcome in succeeding, years. Track officials were sensitive about the fact the law violations were showing up in public print, even though the "expose* was ignored at official levels. This year, though, it's a new horse race. And, now that the gates to legalized gambling have been opened by bingo, Anthony race officials are taking a different tact In fact, they're daring the stats to do something about the illegal gambling. The cow-punchers here have been betting on horses for 66 years," race-board president Dale Fankhauser told a Hutchinson reporter. "And they will do it this year, too, unless there are 9,000 Vern Millers standing around." The first racing date is July 16. The confrontation, if there is one, may produce more fireworks than the 4th of July. It will be interesting to see who winds up in the winners' circle. News Digest NEW YORK (AP) — Striking municipal employes returned to work today after city > and union leaders agreed to a proposal for ending the two-day walkout that throttled traffic Monday and spread to sewage treatment plants, incinerators, parks, beaches and even school lunch deliveries Tuesday. WASHINGTON (AP) —Former Defense Secretary Clark Clifford says .American prisoners of war could be home within a month if the United States would set a Dec. 31 deadline on its military involvement in Indochina. garden sass You call tell the honeymoon is over, GUB Garden, says, when the bushels of kisses become little pecks. , i Garden City Telegram Volum* 42 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67846, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 1971 lOe a Copy 20 Pages—Three Sections —No. 183 Below Average Wheat Yield Seen By DEBBY COURTNER Because of dry wealthier, hail and mosaic, wheat production, will be below average in several Southwest Kansas coumilies. That's the word today from area county 'agents. Of the counties of Stanlton, Grant, Gray, Finney, HaskeU and Lane, Stanton County's production probably will suffer most from the dry weather. Stanton Agent R. D. Ford expects yields of only 15 to 20 bushels per acre on dryland, which are below Staston's normal yields of 24 to 25 bushels per acre. Last year's average was 26 bushels. \ Average moisture for Sfcanton this year has been two and * half inches, Ford reports, with the northern part of the county receiving more moisture. Four to five inches of soft hail fell in the northern section., but caused only slight damage. The county has had very little mosaic damage, and no wind damage. Harvest in Stanton County will begin June 14 or 15, Ford predicted, with the bulk of the harvesting beginning June 24 or 25. Normally, harvest does not start until June 24 or 25. In Grant County, hail took its toll, County Agent Marshal Waiter reports. Some wheat fields suffered as much as 30 per cent damage from bail storms. Wind damage also was found. Because of dry weather, bar* vest probably wffl begin June 28, two weeks later than usual, Walker says. Grant County ne- ceived little moisture until last week, amid some wheat is less than one foot tall because of the lack of subsoil modisitiM-e. Walker expects same shriveling. Waflkeir would not predict this year's wheat production, but says he expects yields to be below the county average of 20 to 25 bushels per acre. Gray County also received some hail damage, particularly around Ensign, County Agent Dale Bachmian says. Although the county also has some mosaic, the disease is mat as prevalent this year as it has been in previous years. Baohmian expects yields of 25 to 28 bushels per acre, which is higher than- the county's average yields of 23 to 24 bushels per acne. Harvest in Gray County will begin June 20 to 24, one week latter than usual, Badhman says. Yields of 20 bushels per acre are expected in Finney County, Andy Enhart, superintendent of the Garden City Experiment Station,. reports. Harvest prob- albly wll begin at the normal time, June 20, south of the Ar- fcamsias River. Wheat north of the river will be harvested three d'Lys to one week later, Erhart said. , Finney County fields are suffering from mosaic damage and lack of moisture. Last year, wlnilch was am unusually -good year for wheat, Finney County's yields were 32.9 bushels per aicre. Mosaic ravaged several fields ih Haiske'll County, County Agent Hairy Kivett says. Other than the disease, 'howeveir, wheat in HaskeU. County has received little damage. Kiveltt says cool weather kept the soil from drying out, and the wheat has suffered no hail or wind damage. Kiveitt expects average to bet- ter-tban-iaveraige yields ranging from 20 to 35 bushels per acre for dry land 'and 60 to 75 bush* els per acre for irrigated land. Harvest in Haskefll County will begin June 20 to 23, which is normal barvtest time, Kiveitt ad*. Lane County Agent Kenmsth CHECKING OUT THE WHEAT SITUATION—Greg Boyd, Lester Nichols ajid Jun- ior Boyd look over ft field off wheat some Photo by David Wili..ims five miles northeast of tiie city. The Weafher 90 PAYS tx> COMPLETE WORK ON WASHINGTON STREET HOUSE Tonight *nd Thursday partly cloudy with chance of thunder* showers. Continued warm. L.OW tonight: n»ar 40. High tomorrow mid to upp*r 80. Sunrise 6:32 Sunset 9:06 Max... Min. Prec. nod®* City ........ 85 Bmporla .......... 82 GARDEN CITY .84 Goodland .......... 80 Hill,City 82 RusseU ............ 83 Qallna ............. 83 Topekt ............ 86 WtoMU, .......... 86 City Gives Lafferty Notice «6 G8 63 61 61 64 64 65 .90 .24 .02 J.' Henry Lafferty today was given 90 days by the Garden City City Commission to complete work on a house at 306 Washington, providing he remove . within two weeks all APPROVED FOR 1972 Budget At $1.1 The Finney County Welfare Department- and tflie Finney Coumty Board of Social Welfare, which Is composed of county commissioners, ' have agreed upon a $100,000 reduction in the proposed welfare budget for 1972. A budget of $1,143,000 has been approvted. Finney County taxpayers will carry about 20 per cent of this monetary load in 1972, welfare director Melvin Pager said today. The state will supply an additional 20 per cent, and the federal funds will make up the remaining 60 per cent. Presently, the welfare department i* operating on a budget of $944,600, but if the present projection of increases hold* .true, Eager said, the welfare department »cou!ld be forced to exceed this amount by $128,000 this year. This increase could be reduced, the director said, wilth some budget tightening and welfare cuts- that are expected In September. ' Because of a 3 per cent rise per month in add to dependant chdldiiein, a large number of these coming. from migrant workers in Finney Counlty, and because general assistant eases have "mushroomed", Fager said the welfare departiment has had to borrow $46,000 thus far from the stalte. All available county .money bad been used, he said, but more wfll be available to July from county taxes. dangerous and unsafe materials at the site. Latfferty's latest run-in with the city's governing body revolves around his moving two rooms of a house formerly located along Kansas to the Washington site as an addition onto itihe borne ait that location which be owns. City Manager Deane Wiley told commissioners the city bad been assured in December the borne would be properly remodeled if a building permit^ _ was (granted. The permit was granted to Gene Tabor, but the project has not been, completed and is how considered dangerous and unsafe. Tabor received the city permit on Dec. 22, 1970, but told the governing body today that bis involvement with the project bad been terminated by Lafferty in mid-February. All work on the house since that date, city officials claim, has been inviolation of city codes since no additional building permit has been issued to any other contractor. Further, city officials contend Lafiferty lhats movrd stocks of lumber onto the site, and filled the crawl space under the home with various forma of junk, creating a definite hazard at the site. Ottos Scbaffer, city building inspector, visited the building as late as Tuesday. He said today that the uncompleted "addition" was "being used for oc- cupancy — there are beds in it — yet there are no doors or windows" in the structure. Lafferty said a youth had moved into the structure as a squatter anld added that a family was living in the other part of the home. He told commissioners he has so far spent more than $2,000 on the project and had simply run out of money. Mrs. James Horney, 1535 N. 12th, a former tenant of Lafferty's at the Washington address, appeared in his defense, striking out at the city and the Telegram for its "unkind" treatment of her former landlord. She said her family had lived at the Washington address from March 1969 to December 1969 and bald found Lafferty to be a "very good landlord." "He more than bent over to give us a fair deal on the house," she told commissioners, adding, "we loved it and halted to move" doing so only because of the family's need for additional room. "He used to come over very upset over how he was handled by the former editor of the newspaper. There were some very unkind things said about him. If it had happened once more, I was going to write my two cents worth to the paper," she said, referring the the numerous news stories appearing in the Telegram about Laffer- ifey, his various junk piles about town and the city's efforts to get him to clean them up. Wiley thanked Mrs. Homey for her remarks but noted that Lafferty's problems with the city dated back many years. Asked if 'he could comply with the resolution, Lafferty said he could, raising his hand and saying: "I take an oath, God being my helper, of course, and He might be my only helper." Commissioner James Steward, making the motion giving- Lafferty 90 days to complete the project providing he re- remove all unsafe and dangerous materials on the lot and under the house within two weeks, told Laflferty: "We are trying to bend over backwards to help you." The resolution was 'approved by an Unanimous vote. Allen says Ms County has had good wheait-growing weather. Dry wealthier threatened farmers eairly in the season, he explained, but cool weaibher has caused good filling of the wheat head®. Last week, Lane County received two and a half to sax laches of rain. Alien expects yields of 15 to 25 bushels per -aore. Last year, the counlty received unusually hdigh yields of 38 bushels per acre. Harvest wiU begin June 15 to 20, which is normal for Lane County, Allen say®. Wheat fields in Lane Counlty suffered some haiil damage in tlhe northern part of tihe county, and a sitjall amount of freeze damage. In addition, Allen says 'he received scattered reports of nioswic damage. ASSASSINATION Chile Is Plunged Into Crisis SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's left-wing government was plunged into a major crisis today following the assassination of a former vice president and outspoken anitileftist. Edmundo Perez Zujovic, who as interior minister was No. 2 man in President Eduardo Pfrei's Christian Democratic administration, was ambushed Tuesday by three young men who police said were believed to be members of an ultraleft extremist organization, the Organized Vanguard of tha People. President Salvador Allende, a Marxist, declared in a broadcast that the assassination was "a deliberate provocation in* tended to aSlter the institutional life of the country." The right-wing National party said the killing was "the culmination of a series of attacks by armed Marxists whose actions have 'been tolerated by the government." The Christian Democrats 'called on the government to wipe out such groups. Allende declared a state of emergency in Santiago Province, ordered a 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.. curfew and suspended some constitutional rights. Thousands of police troops with tihe power to search and make arrests without warrants launched' a dragnet for the killers. Police set up roadblocks on al roads leading out of Santiago and ordered all private planes grounded. The Christian Democrats demanded that army intelligence instead of the police handle the investigation. The party said it had no confidence in the detective force, which is now headed by a militant Socialist. It also charged that Zujovic had been the target of "a daily slander campaign conldlucted by radios and newspapers that support the government." Southwest Gets General Soaking Skies blackened, thunder cracked, and rain poured down over much of Southwest Kansas early Tuesday evening. Result: one of tlhe more-general and soaking rains of recent months in the area. Miany places got one inch or better of radn, and several went over V/z inches. Hamilton Coun- KwlkShopRezoning Okayed Holly. Colo. Coolidge A rezoning request by Dffion Investment Co. to allow the firm to build * KwJk Shop on the city's east side cleared Us final hurdle today. Commissioners gave unamdnous approval to the spot re-zoning request'Which had ear- Her been approved by tihe Hoi- comb-Gattden City-Finney County Area Planning Commission. Jim Lemmon, representing the HutchinsonJbased food store chain, was present for today's commission meeting to explain the firm's request and the type of store which would be built. The store wiM be located at Spruce >and Evans and will be •unilar to one now under con- V; stniotion at Hattie and Kansas. On another matter, cSty commissioners overrode « planning commission denial of a request by Sohreiber Motor Co. that six angle parking stalls to the west of that firm's {body shop be converted to three metered parallel parking stalls. Police Chief Rip Reeves met With the commission and said the firm's request would atasist in easing a traffic bottleneck and safety hazard. Commissioners noted that because the firm Which would suffer the most from the elimination of the three parking stalls and was willing to assist in removing a safety haaard, the request should be approved. Commfasiouiers Cecil Baker land Charles Coffins voted against the aotion. Another parking problem also received the attention and action of the commission. This related to the continuing parking problems around the Finney County Courthouse. County Commission Chairman Taylor Jones submitted a request to the city on behalf of Sheriff Grover Craig that the Sheriff's office be granted additional reserved parking stalls along Miller on the south side of the courthouse. Chief Beeves told commissioners he had studied the request, noting that the city had previously gtranted the sheriffs tihree reserved stalls. However, since that time, ad- dliitkxnal personnel and vehicles have been -added to the Sheriff's staff and the stalls aire inadequate to serve the needs of that office and other law enforcement agencies using the courthouse. The chief recommended the setting >aside at one or two additional sitals for use by law en- forcemient veliicles. Commissioners granted two additional reserved stalls to the sheriff's office for use only by law enforcement personnel, but not before noting the county comimissionieir's failure to adequately provide off street parking for courthouse personnel and employes. Syracuse NW Hamilton County 25 SK of Syracuse SW Hamilton County 23 NB ol Syracuse Kendall 12 NW of KendaU 6 W ot Kendall takin Kofi-Held 13 N of Deerfleld IS N of Lukiu UNO riant near Holcomb , Holcomb (in town) 6 N of Holcomb ' 18% SE of Garden City .., 15 N of Garden City • 18 NE of Garden City .... Cimarrou Jetmore X,eoti 12 N of Leoti 30 NE of Leoti , Scott City Dljjhton 7 SE of Uigliton JMend (21 NW of Garden) Shallow Water Hunter Johnson Bit; Bow Ulysses Sublette 1.00 .90 1.10 .00 1.20 1.20 1.10 1.35 1.10 1.50 1.05 1.50 1.50 1.20 .90 .60 .95 .72 1.00 1.40 .61 .51 .(iO .15 1.60 .40 .40 .50 .90 .70 1.10 1.00 1.13 1.85 1.0Q ty was soaked, as well as part of Greely County. Ulysses, Johnson, Maniter, Big Bow, and Suble/tte all received an inch or more'. The KSU Experiment Station here misasuired .57 of one inch, boosting the year's total to 6.46 indies. Long-time normal at the stattoii through May is 6.22 inches — so Garden City is Bearing average for tihe year. Rainfall has been heavy in the past five-six weeks, however. Urabil that time, moisture here lagged far behind normal. Normal through all of June at the station is 9.26 inches. KIUL downtown gauged .55 of an inch from the storm, and 1 the city power-switching station (Uith atnd Sanlba Fe) measured .62 of an inch. But 1.40 fell in tlhe 300 block of Bal- lingeir. Ten males east of town', the lairport had .80 of an inch with a Tuesday high reading of 84 degrees. Overnight low this morning was 58. The Tribune KSU experiment station (two west of town) received .94 of an inch — but 1.30 inches fell in town. Ironically, only .10 of one inch was recorded 14 miles north of Tribune.

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