Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 9, 1971 · Page 3
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r «nrdcn City Telegram Wednesday, June 9, 1971 markets Wheat Mile Corn $1.36 unchg 52.40 up S $1.40 up 2 (The following price quota. How tre tarnished to the Tel* Sup Am C Am Am Anaconda AT & Beech Beth Sta Boetag OhirysTeip . Cities Sv Coto Inter BHlons rs 8V 35^ 43% 20% 44<i . Gen Elect . Gen Motora lint. Hav Int Pap . MarCor Nat Dist 22% 2|| BB$J 25 141% 20 2 62% 69% .. Santa Fe tod ....... .'.'.'.'.'.'.', 27% Sears ................... * <M /S Sparry Rd. Std Oil tod Std Oil NJ Texaco US steei .. West Elect Woolwortii 93% 40(4 Chicago Live Beet Futures June Aug Oct Dec High .32.60 31.02 30.22 30.02 Low 32.40 30.85 30.00 29.90 Close 32.47 30.87 30.15 30.00 DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials alt 1 p.m. was down 2.41 at 912.82. Truck Overturns Near Scott City SCOTT CITY — A large butane transport truck overturned five miles north of here this morning alter thft diriver lost control of the vehicle. Scott Sheriff Andy Anderson said the unidentified truck driver told him he went to sleep .at the wheel about 8 a.m. today, and lost conltrol of the truck. Anderson isaid the truck ran off into the east <atdh, traveled some 300 feet, veered across the highway and into the west 'ditch, overturned onto its right side and skidded for neaaiy 200 fleet before coming to rest on its side. The diriver wa« not injured and the extent of damages to the truck has not been determined. The truck was empty ait the tome of tfw accident, Anderson said. More HUD Money Seen This Parachute Is Full of Fun Telegram Photo Hutchison Grade School students, during the last part of the term, found themselves with a parachute full of fun on their hands. The chute, a surplus one, was used for musical games akin to square dancing —on the playground. Sarah Barber, Hutch- ison music teacher, originated the idea of using the parachute for different games. WEST.POINT GRADUATE IN SWEDEN? Kansan May Be Deserter WASHINGTON (AP) — A young West Point graduate or-' dered to Vietnam is massing from his unit in Germany, the Army says, and may have flied to Swedian. The Army said 1st Lt. John R. Vequist, 24, of Pilttsburg, Kan., hiais been absent wiltihouit leave since May 20. Pentagon sources said the Army believe he may be wiltih his wife in Sweden wthere an estimated 245 other American servicemen have sought refuge. Vequist, who graduated wi 1969, aultomaitioaHy wfll be classified as a deserter if ha is missing more than 30 days'. Army spokesmen saiid they could not recall a case involving iflie desertion of a West Poinit graduate simce the.begin- ning of tine.Vietnam war. A few years ago another West Poinit officer,-also-.under orders for Vtetaa-m, went AWOL from his post in fche Uniilted States but turned- himself in a Hew days later. Vequist's lather said in a telephone interview from, fads Piltitsbuftg, Kan*., home he was surprised to be notified about live days ago by the Army of his son's disappearance, "Unitil I understand more atoout it, I'd Farther not comment," said the faitilier, David G. Vequisit. When he dropped from sight, Vequist was assigned to head- 94th Aitillery at-Kai- Germany. The Army said he Deceived orders March 30 diinectimig him "to de- pai'ftfoa*-Vietnam not later, than Octaber 31." A spokesman said the Army had nx> inforniaition to indicate 'that Vequist was opposed to the Vietnam war. , Following graduation from West Poinit where he finished 232 out of a class of 800, VequM laifetendeid the Army Air Defense School, at Ft. Bliss, Tex. He went to Germany in December 1969. The Army desertion rate has saaired during the Vietnam war, doubling .over the'.past four y^aiis f^om aibout 27,000 in 1967 to niearly 66,000 last year. Accordanig to tlie Pentagon, 2,724 Americans from all branches of the services have sought asylum in foreign 'countries since July 1966. About 730 of these had been returned to U.S. military control. The Pentagon figures show that as of Apr! 30, there were 1,387 servicemen in Canada, 245 in Sweden, 122 in Mexico and 26 in France. The nest are scattered, through 52 other coun- tings. ; . Green Flag to Work On New Interstate 35 TOPEKA (AP) — Karl Brueck of Paola, district highway .commissioner, reported today he has authorized the gr.ad^ ing contractor'-to-proceed with work on seven miles of new In- terstalte 35 in Franklin County. The stretch is IVa miles nontih of Homewood northeast to the U.S. 50 junction south of Ottawa. Sherwood construction;, Inc., Wichita, holds the $1.8 million grading contract. Interstate 35 is being extended 114.2 miles from Ottawa westward to the Frankliii- Osiage County line. College Site of Ark Dam Meeting The July 20 meeting at Which the tentative site of a dlam west of here will be announced will be in the Fine Arts Building alt Gairden Ci1y Commiunity Junior College. It will be at 7 p.m.. The site location on the Arkansas River will 'be announced by tlie Corps of Engineers. First announcement of the important July meeting came last week at a board of directors meeting of the Commilttee on Damming the Arkansas River (CODAR). Duanie West, Garden. City, CODAR chairman said today that his conversation last week with Felix Corle, chief of the planning and reports division of the Corps' Albuquerque office bias been confirmed by i a letter from Col. R. L. West, district engineer. Corle haict announced that the site decision Would be made in July. Two possible sites for the multipurpose dam and reservoir are under consideration. One is located approximately nine miles, west of Lakin, west of the now abandoned town of HairtHanid and the other is six miles west of Syracuse. A feasibility study on the proposed dam andl reservoir is expected to be completed in late November or eauly December. CODAR was informally organized last October to push the dam project and is composed of boosters in all of Southwest Kansas, including the eight counties through which the river runs from Great Bend to the Coloiraido line. West is slated to confer with Corps of ficials in Albuquerque Monday on the progress of the project and to finalize arrangements for the July 20th meeting. today... Hospitals DISMISSALS At St. Cath»rin« Bonnie Doreen Ball, 310 Edwards Thomais Brunker, Garden City Preston A. Burtis Jr., N. Certter TMany J. Danford, 304 Pony Richard C. Gonzalies, S. Star Rt. Wiffiaim H. Havens, Lakin AnUiur E. Higiginis, 1905 N.3rd Mrs.. Fams Hombaker, Oopjs- land Louils LeForit, Rt. 1 Brendia Kay Rojas, 809 Pearl LMiian Spies, Dightom Mrs. Ch/aiics D. Weasel, -Scottit City Mrs. Georgie Ytomiago, 210 S. 51h ill Garden City 630 N. 8th, failure to yield light- of-waiy while mafcimg left-band turn, $10 and $5 cost*. Ernest Suairt, 302 N. llth, nraiB parking meter violations, $45 and $2 «OS*Sl. POLICE-OTHER Bonds Ferfcittd _ Albeit Mesa, 214 Conlding, permititiuig a dlog to run at large, $10. DRUG CASE Lego/s Marriag« Licenses—Walter David Gamiandi, 23, and Karen Ann Routon, 21, both Garden City. George C. Mefcher, 50, Ulysses, and Sylvia Margaret Paash, 57, Garden City. Michael G. Menz, 21, and Theresa Louise Peitz, 17, both Garden City. 4ccidenfs City — Tuesday, 9:02 p.im., 500 block of North 8fih, oars driven by Earl M. Parrish, 606 N. 9tih, and Dwight A. Ewinig, 2112." Extensive damage to botii ve!bM«s. Courts POLICE-TRAFFIC Bonds Forfeited — Donald ». Stephen, 305Va Andenson,, improper lane changing, $15. Fined — Royce Joe Oaimp, 1001 E. 'Haicfcberjy, no Kansias diivei-'s license, $10 and $5 court costs. Evelya L. Kilfoa!, Guilty Plea Is Entered A former AU-American football player for Garden City Commiundlty Junior College entered * plea of guilty Tuesday in District Court m Hays on charges of possession and sale of morphine, Ellis County Sheriff Clarence Werth said. Roy Humphrey, 22, a former GOOJC student, and; Stan Elberto, 22, were, aitresited March 5. Humphrey , wa« wounded during the arrest when he tried to flee from of - Both : received on-to-ten-year sentences at the- Kansas 'State Industiial Reformatory, Hubch- inson. But District Judge . Benedict P. Cruise deferred the senitences unttil a parole inves- ti'gaitbn is conducted. Weorth said the Mardi ar- were the result of a two- month investigation and marked the first time a drug arrest in the county had turned up "baird" drugs. Sheriffs officers, Hays po- Ike and Kansiais Bureau of In- vestigiataxwi officers a'll wene involved fin ?tlhe airresit, she said. NY Is Free Of Strikes 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 treat- nient plants, incinerators, parks, beaches and even school lunch deliveries Tuesday. Key to tih* four-point proposal by the city's office of collective bargaining was thalt the union's controversial pension plan would be resubmitted to the state legislature next year. Failure of the 1971 Legislature to act on the plan triggered the walkout. The agreement announced Tuesday nigfot 'also provided that if the 1972 Legislature, which will have the same political composition as this year's, fails to approve the plan, the issue will be renegotiated by the city and the union. * With the pact, District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employes immediately ordered its 7,000 strikers back to work. Teamsters Local 237 had ordered 318 striking bridge- tendiers back to work earlier. Kansas Traffic Log _ TOPEKA. (AP) — Kansas dialfiic death log: 24 hour to 9 a.m.. Wednesday—-1 (x). For June—13. For 1971—270 For compaiPable 1970 period— 251. (X) — Earlier fafcali'ty not previously reported. KAWGAsks Rule Kill Tlie Kansas Association of Wheat Growens has urged President Nixon to rescind the ruling un'dler the Cargo Preference Act requiring that 50 per cent of wheat exports under PL 480 and to any Soviet or Block country be shipped in U.S. flagships. In a telegram to the President, Donald E. Crane, KAWG president, called the ruling a "barrier to exports of our grain into world markets," •and pointed out that Sit could be lifted by executive order. "The American farmer suffers severe inequities, and today is paid only about 67 per cent of what he is actually worth to the economy of this country," Crane said in his .telegram. "He has continued j to produce laibundaniffly for this i nation and the world, yet he j faces daisoramanaitory practices such a§ the 50 per cent American bottoms restriction .in exporting his grain. "This arbitrary ruling has weafcenied the rural economy by the loss of m'MonB of dollars of gnain sales in world markets," Crane added. Pointing out thait tlie farmer is held in a cost-price squeeze, Crane 'continued, "It is bad enou'glh to be in « position where you continually receive less for what you ssll and pay more for What you buy without being faced with discriminatory rulings sucih as tlie 50 per cent American bottoms requirement on wheat -and other shipments." Garden City's HUD grant of $400,000 for development of off street parking in the downtown area may be matched next year by a similar or larger grant, 'Mayor Ken Minter said today city officials have been told by Housing and Urban Development officials that if requested HUD funding is approved for next year, the city may receive an equal or larger grant next year. The $400,000 development Avas announced Tuesday ait <a hastily called press conference in City Hall. Minter noted during today's city commission meeting that city officials had not had a chance to properly prepare a press release at the time and he was dtoing so today to elaborate on the grant. In his prepared statement today, Minter said: "As mayor and for the people of Garden City and for the city commission, I officially thank Sen. Jim Pearson, Sen. Bob Dole, and Cong. Keith. Sebdius for the $400,000 tentative grant released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for our Neighborhood Development project. "The grant represents less than half of.the funds applied for, for the first year project, but we are very fortunate to receive any money at this time because of the lack of funds. Due to considerable effort and support by our congressmen, we will at least be able DO start. "In one of tilie telephone con. versations with Senator Pearson's office, it was mentioned hait the Senator felt Western Cansas and Garden City had been left out long enough, and he was doing his utmost obtain fundinig.for our projects. Again, >a special thanks to our congressmen. "This firsit Utfbam Renewal Project will help improve the downtown area as well as provide needed off street parking on the east side of Still stree between Laurel and Pine. This should also encourage other owners in the airea to improv their buildings. FOR NEXT YEAR "Ai special thanks should go to several local people who have worked real hard on this Neighborhood Development Project. It is not possible to name all of them at this lime, but I want to mention Gene Rudd, chairman, Lowell Craig, board-member, and Paul Hoover of the downtown businessmen's group, for the leadership and inspiration to get the project started and keep it moving since May 1969. The reason Garden Ciby Is uch a good city is because v/e ave so many unselfish, dedi- ated citizens that will give of heir talents, time and money o help improve our city—you Lity. Are you doing your part? "We would like to encourage 11 interested citizens to write ur congressmen showing them aw much we reaHy appreciate their efforts and ask for ontinued support on aU our lending and future needs." "If we are going to continue being the "Hub" of Southwest Kansas and attract the peopl in our trade area, we must keep up withJ^uwen.t changes Top Orchestra For Fiesta Here A mateomHy-knowsi band has >een conteacted to play for the annual Mexican Fiesta here Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17 and 8. Playing will be Big Lu Valetiy and His Boys, from Houston, Tex. The nine-piece group is among the nation's top recording bands in the field of Mexican music. Date for the traditional pr«- iesta dance has also been set. Ct wMl be on Saturday, Jun« 19, at Olufo 45. Playing for that dance wiH be Rosie Perez and Ms Laitdn Five, from Gasrden . TraoMonaility, itihe Mexican fiesta queen caisdidates are introduced to the public alt th« pre-fiosta dance. Additional plan* for the gala ;wo-day .fiesta ane developing. A parade on Saitardaiy afternoon teas now been definitely soheduled. Fwddte Medina and David Martinez will be in charge of that event. Directing tfoe queen contest will be Phyllis Garcia and Sandra Bamgel. Jessie Otesro -will be grounds manager and will also be in charge of food booths. deaths Bob Matson Otis FuneraJ will be 11 .-a.m. Thui-s- for Bob Maitson Otis: 47, 1718 Old Manor, who died Tuesday ait his home. Services will be ait .the Phil- lips-Wliifce Funeral Homje, \vith the Rev. Lesiter Myers officiait-. iji'g. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery. Station's Field Day Is Tomorrow Spring Field Day, an annual event sponsored by the Garden City Experiment Station, will begin 10 a.m. Thursday at the station's irrigation project. At the irrigation project, two miles north and one and a half miles west of Holcomb, field day guests will tour research plots showing irrigation tests of wheat, rye, barley, and triti- cale, as well as feipbiiliz-ers, weed control and pasture grasses. Guests also will see results of the station's sprinkler-irrigaited pasture which has had 300 cattle grazing on it. At 1 p.m., guests will tour the main station, four miles northeast of Garden City, where they will see dryland tests of the same crops used in the irrigation project. "The purpose of iihe field day is to show people what we're doing in the way of research, and to hear whatever questions or suggestions they may have," Andy Erharti, Station superintendent, said. Anyone may .attend Spring Field Day. Tour leaders woli be- Paul Penas, assisted by Dr. George HeiTon and Merle Witt, at the irrigation project, and Merle Witt, assisted by Ed Deibeii, ait the main station. Jerry Condray will speak on weed control, and Les Depew will speak on insect control. Discussing the station's irrigation pasture work will be Erhart -and Dr. Dudley Arnett. Dr. Jack Kyle, a horticulturalist, also will speak. Sugar Company, at Peak, Owned 52,000 Acres (Editor's .Note: This is the sixMi in a series of articles tricing the develop, ment of the sugar beet industry in Southwest Kanses.) By NOLAN HOW ELL Facilities needed to support the U.S. Land and Sugar Co.'s large farm and sugar beet factory operations included a railroad, powar plant, largo lake, and two smaller pliants. During the peak of its farming operations, the company (now called Tlie Garden City Company) owned 52,000 acres of land in Finney, Keaniy and Scott counties. Sole purpose of the land was to supply sugar beets for the company's large Garden City sugar beet factory which received beets from as far'east as Emporia during its 50 yearns of operation. Such a gigantic operation called for a sprawling system of support facilities. Among those the company built were: ' —A 3,000 acre lake northeast of Lakin to store Arkansas River water for irrigation of company land. The largest lake in Kansas when built, Lake Mc- Kinniey is now a popular recreational facility which still serves its original purpose. —Construction of a 14-mile long railroad, still in operation today as the Garden City Western Railway. —Building of an electric power company to supply the factory, farms and irrigation pumps witlh power. Now a part of Wheatland Electric, it provided Garden City with power until the late 1950s. —Construction of .a beet pulp by-products plant and an alfalfa mill. Least success-fill of the ventures wais the alfalfa mill. The mill was built, in 1914 only to be dtestroyed by lire in 1916. Rebuilt, the mill was operated until 1929 when it was . again destroyed by fire. The.beet pulp by-products plant was built in 1909 and operated until 1955 when it was sold along with the sugar beet factory. Beet pulp was used for calrtle feed and was shipped throughout the United States 1 , primarily into the South. It was also exported to Puerto '.• Rico. Perhaps the more romantic aspect of The Garden City Company's 65-year history was its launching of its^ own railroad in 1916 to provide a mea.ns of .transporting beets from famn to factory. Still in operation today along the same route, The Gardm City Western Railway begins at the -old factory grounds at the west edgie of Garden City and stretches north and west : 14 miles through company land, concluding at the Finney-Kearny line. Chartered May 29, 1915 by tlie state of Kansas, original plains for the short .line railway included a locomotive and I't gondiola type cars operating over 20' miles of line in Western Finney. and Eastern K&ar- ny counties.. The line was shortened to its present 14- miles during construction because of complications arising from crossing over into 'another county. Construction took five months, the line opening for business on Jan. 12, 1916. "Qld Two Bits," «s the line's S04on Baldwin Mogul steam'locomo- tive was affectionately called by its crew, pulled 15 gondola-type freight cats purchased by the company. Its early years were spent hauling primarily sugar beets, but eventually the line became an important link with the Santa Fe, hauling hay, wheat and even livestock. "Old Two Bits" was retired in -1955 to Finnup Park where it is on display. Two 100-ton, 600 horsepower diesel - electric locomotives are now owned by the railway which leases its freight cars from Santa Fe and other large railroads. As did all early day railroads crossing undeveloped! areas, The Garden City Western Railway quickly developed its own series of railroad towns along its route. The series of "towns." begin with Leavitt Station in the factory yards and include the towns of Quimby, Rodkey, Lowe, Ritchal, Peterson and Wolfe. Several of the "towns" have their own elevators, one has an alfalfa mill, and others serve as beet dumps for sugar beet producers who now must ship their beets by rail to a factory in southeast Colorado. In 1916, the company built its own electric power plant to supply power to the factory and farms because Garden City power at th« time was insufficient. The power plant, like the railroad, wais operated as a separate but wholly owned subsidiary company, The Garden City Irrigation and Power Company. Soon after the company's plant began operations, the city of Garden City dosed its plant and contracted with the -company for city power. The company plant provided electricity to Garden Citians from 1921 until the sale of tha plant in 1959. The power company name was changed to Southwest Kansas Power Inc. in 1957 and was sold July 15, 1959 to Wheatland Electric Cooperative for $3,268,376.03. At the time of tlie sale, the plant was providing power for Garden City and Lakin and points in between. Today, The Garden City Company is primarily a farm management concern overseeing the 25,000 acres of land owned by the firm bat farmed by tenant farmers, and continuing operations of the,- small, but successful 14-mile short line railway. •V , FrieWds may call at (she Phillips-White Funeiial Home until 'Service time. J. Cecil Hop* Graveside services will be It a.m. Thursday for J. Cecil Hope, 73, of Las Vegas N.M., formedy of Garden City, Mr. Hope died Monday a* Memorial Hospital, Ft. Atkinson, Wis., aiffcer * sihort illness. Bom May 19, 1898, in Birmingham, Iowa, he married Mildred Bruce July 15, 1920, in Lamar, Cob. He was a retired employe of the Santa Fe railroad and had lived in La» Vegas since 1937. He was a member of Hie United Presbyterian Chui'oh, Las Vegias, Rotary Club, American Legion, Golf Chtb of. Las Vegas and Sferita Fe Presbytery. He served in fce U.S. Navy in World War I. He is survived by the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Wilson and Mrs. Flo-renee Wilson, both of Topaka; two sisters, Mary and Mildred Hope, botli 910 N. 1st, two brothers, Ralph, Wichita, and HoUis, Ft. Atkinson, Wis.; seven grandchildren and thiiae great-gnaad- children. Services will be at Valey View Cemetery, tlie Rev. J. . Merlon Kadyk officiatiii'g. Friends may meet at the Gar- narad Funeral Home ait 10:30 to go to the cemetery. The family suggests memo- j rials to the United Presbyterian j-Church, Las Vegas, or to 'tlie j Rotary Foundation. Mrs. Willie Potterf TRIBUNE — Funeral will h« 11:30 a.m. (GOT) Thursday for Mrs. NelBe C. Potterf, 64, * Tribune resident since 1966. Mrs. Potterf died Monday at the Hamilton County Hospital, Syracuse. Bom Dec. 19, 1906, at Tulsa, Ofcla., she was married to Willie Potrteiif Nov. 8, 1942, at Russell Springs. She was former probate judge o" Logan Counity. Surviveins inchuk; tlie widower; -two brothers, Srnie ChiMs; Olaramore, Ofcia., amd T. J. Ohlds, Ft. Smalfli, Ark.; and two sis'tens, Mrs. Dick Hinds and Mrs. iroa Robbins, Claremore, Ofcta. Funeral wi! be at the United Methodist Church, Tribune, •with the Rev. Wilbur Rottofus® officiating. Burial wfll be in Tribune Cemetery. Friemds may call until service 'time at line Weinmiai Funeral Home, Leoti. i.

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