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WEDNESDAY, JuNE2i,20oe GENERATIONS A page by and about the 50* generations THE HAYS DAILY NEWS A5 . the deadline for submitting materials is 5 p.m. Monday , Hays, KS 87601, or e-mail them u To advertise on this page, call the advertising department at (785) 828*1081 or e-mail advirtl»Iftflddillyftewi.n«t Navy says its likely found long-lost w«U War II submarine WOODSTON MAN AMONG LAGARTO'S CREW FrSdrtek Lester Auchard of Wood*ton wM ona of Hie 6fl who died when the USS Lagarto sank in 1946. His sister, Elizabeth McReynokls of Stockton, received notification earlier this year that the Navy believed the La- AUCHard gartohad been found. Auchard graduated from York College In York, Neb., and the Navy sent him to the East Coast, where he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1644, he was married to Ruth Wlren of Woodston. HONOLULU (AP) — For 60 years, Nancy Kenney wondered what happened to her father. The submarine that William T. Mabin was in disappeared while he and his crewmates were on a mission to attack a Japanese convoy in the last months of World War EL Now, the Navy says a wreck found at the bottom of the Gulf of Thailand appears to be the sub, the USS Lagarto. "I have never in my life, unequivocally, felt such a high," said Kenney, who was 2 years old when her father and the submarine did not return from their mission in May 1945. "We can just feel a sense of relief and a sense of peace in knowing what happened and where they are," said Kenney, of Lake Leelanau, Mich. Navy divers completed a six- day survey of the wreckage site June 16. They took photos and video of the 311-foot, 9-inch submarine for further analysis by naval archeologists. The divers found twin 5-inch gun mounts on the forward and rear parts of the ship — a feature believed to be unique to the Lagarto. They also saw the word "Manitowoc" displayed on the submarine's propeller, providing a connection to the Manitowoc, Wis., shipyard that built the Lagarto in the 1940s. Eighty-six sailors died when the Lagarto sank in May 1945. The Japanese minelayer Hatsuta- ka reported dropping depth charges and sinking a U.S. sub in the area, though it was never known what ship it destroyed. The Navy sent its divers to examine the ship to provide the sailors' families with some answers after a British professional shipwreck diver found what looked like the Lagarto last year, said Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet Submarine Force. "It was important to bring a sense of closure to these families and it was important to do it in a way that would honor our fellow submariners," Davis said. The Navy wouldn't do anything with the ship even if it conclusively determined it was the Lagarto, considering the sea to be a proper final resting place for "our people who are killed in action," he said. U.S. laws and international agreements already protect sunken U.S. warships from looters or others who would disturb the site, Davis said. U.S. NAVY / Associated Press Tthe USS Lagarto in 1944. It sank In 1945. Trip an opportunity to discover Kansas Program brings out adults' creative expression •¥ TT Te headed to southeast \/\/ Kansas the second week- Y V end in June. We were on our way to the annual "Discover Kansas" summer event sponsored by the Master Farmer/ Master Farm Homemaker organization. Last year the event was in southwest Kansas*— Meade County. We had everything packed, had checked and rechecked the list, didn't want to forget anything. I announced, "I am ready to go." "OK," Jim answered. "Aren't we going to take the suitcase?" Oh dear me. I had forgotten it. We had studied the Kansas map, picked out the route and were ready to take off. Jim set the cruise control on 60 mph; we have read traveling at 60 is better on gas mileage. As Jim drove, Opal read the map, acting as navigator. Being armers, we checked the fields, ,„<,,,. ling prac- COURTESY PHOTO Members of the Master Farmer/Master Farm Homemaker organization watch a horse race earlier this month at Eureka Downs. grass to green pastures, large herds of cattle, ponds full of water, trees and more trees. Jim said, "Opal, are we still in Kansas?" Amazing how different southeast Kansas is from northwest Kansas. Halfway there we came upon a detour that took us 40 miles out of the way, but we decided it just gave us the chance to see more of Kansas. We arrived in Eureka mid-afternoon, checked into the motel, then drove around town. Eureka is the county seat of Greenwood County and has the only stoplight in the whole county. There are many old houses with rusty pickups in backyards overgrown Flinn with trees, bushes and tall grass and new modern homes are sprouting up among the older homes — a quiet, friendly town. . i( $ureka, means "I found jt," the . t exclamaUjJJ-itiat echbejd through^ the Flint Hills as setl-lers discovered a'fntsKwatei\sjpr{ng; x 1 ', ', Saturday morning we gaith- .. _M A • ered at Jim and Opal *»** Samuels Community Building. There was a lot of visiting going on, and even some "glad to see you" hugs were given. The host families were the Perriers from Greenwood County, and the Bellars and Markleys from Elk County. They prepared an interesting and entertaining morning. Speakers included Phil On TIN Johnson from the museum, who presented a colorful history of Greenwood County. Elk County agricultural agent Richard,Fechter gave realty good istatistici about Elk andjGijeen- / wood counties, making it easy to compare that are^a, with'pur home county. For example: 70 percent of all money is made from cattle; there are more than 400,000 pasture acres and only 8,000 acres cropland per county, and 38 inches annual rain fall. Population of the counties: Elk, 3,189; Greenwood, 7,771; Ellis, 27,247. Lee Smith, manager of Eureka Downs horse race track, gave tips on making bets at the track. John Markley entertained us before lunch with his guitars and cowboy poet songs he had written. No matter where we go— it's food and more food. So good! Jim and Opal Flinn, Ellis, are members of the Generations Advisory Group. Sensational Summer Specials! Check out Real Estate Listings on our Website 5-Month CD 5.05 Apr 14-Month CD 5.14 Vo Apr 2720 Broadway Hays 785-628-1007 www.gpcu.org •Annual P*rc*nt*gi Ylcrtd. Minimum deposit of $500. CD Special open to All Mtmteis ft Ftokfents of Kansas. Non-Resktonts, call to see If you qualify. RAMS sublet to change. Federally Insured by the NCUA. Today is Wednesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2006. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 8:26 a.m. EOT. Today in History By Thi Associated Prtss Today's Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the U.S. Constitution went into In 2004, the SpaceShipOne rocket plane punched through Earth's atmosphere, then glided to a landing in California's Mojave Desert in the first privately financed manned spaceflight. - - . . . . Ten years ago: European leaders agreed to gradually On June 21. 1788, the U.S. Constitution went into , ift ' loba i fan on British beef exports imposed nearly effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratity thfee montns ear | ier f 0 n ow j ng a scare over "mad cow" it- disease. Five years ago: A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., indicted 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen. One year ago: Forty-one years to the day after three civil rights workers were beaten and shot to death, Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old former Ku Klux Klansman, was found guilty of manslaughter. On this date: In 1834, Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his reaping machine. . In 1932, heavyweight Max Schmeling lost a title fight by decision to Jack Sharkey, prompting Schmeling s manager, Joe Jacobs, to exclaim: "We was robbed!" In 1*45, during World War II, American soldiers on Okinawa found the body of the Japanese commander, U Gen. Mitsuru Ushijima, who had committed suicide. In 1>63, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini was chosen to succeed th.e late Pope John XXIII; the new pope took the name Paul VI. Today's Birthdays: Actress Jane Russell is 85. Rock musician Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) is 56. Cartoonist Berke Breathed die name Paul VI. j s 49. Country singer Kathy Mattea is 47. Actor Doug In W3, the Supreme Court ruled that states may ban Savwt . g 4 2 ; Br j, ain . s p ru , ce William of Wales.is 24. /fViiiv vwi*»» •*••»»» TT"" —.—-,- ^ materials found" to be obscene according to local standards. _ , ... In 1082, a jury in Washington, D.C., found John Hmckley Jr. innocent by reason of insanity in the shootings of President Reagan and three other men. Newspaper Activity June 21 marks» «twD.« of season, ana Hut worn it's time to gel out claim (hat wUl bs corafarttble for U» w#«thw ahead. Pretend to ySXrilOO to £rt IA* «wN"Y *««»* <j» clo f» *d» wad i% out ptemreTof wtwi you WM' » buy MAU) you h»ve Savant is 42. Britain's Prince William of Wales is 24. Thought for Today: "It is only on paper that one moralizes -just where one shouldn't." - Richard Le Gailieune, English poet and essayist (1866-1947). Newspapers in Education Sponsored By: By ANN LEIKER SPECIAL TO THE HAYS DAILY NEWS Time Out For Life is every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 2900 Hall Street. Everyone is welcome to come and join other active adults for a program of art, music and sharing. Personal growth and empowerment through creative expression of one's mind, heart and soul helps, guide your spirit and body to total wellness. Even if you think you have no creative talent, this program brings out the possibilities. It is just plain fun. We have some fabulous local artists and students from Fort Hays State University who come in and share then* gifts and talents with us. The FHSU Department of Music has volunteered its student gems to play piano, cello, violin and drums. Below are some of the highlights of the guests who are coming to lead us in our creative discoveries during the months of June and July. On June 27, Kristin Pisano from FHSU will play flute for us along with some of her students. The Ellis County Historical Society will be presenting "Hats" to the group after lunch. There will be no Time Out For Life on July 4 due to the holiday. On July 11, Patsy Teller will share her gifts of art, then Mike Flescher will play banjo for us. We will check out the Hays Fair exhibits on July 18 and tour the Sternberg Museum's elephant exhibit July 25. Aug. 1 will bring an amazing new program with Melanie Miller, raptor rehabilitator from the Kansas Games and Parks Commission. Janette Zamzyrla will share her art talent with the group as well. So, if any or all of these programs sound interesting to you, please call Laura Anne Hess, Program director for Time Out For Life, at (785) 625-2847. She can answer any questions you might have. You can come for all or part of the day and enjoy a delicious homemade lunch while conversing and socializing with others. Your first visit is free. This program welcomes anyone who has an interest or need to be a part of an interactive and positive community. Come and bring a friend along, to enjoy the day together. This community program is sponsored by the Center For Life Experiences, and is supported through grants from the United Way of Ellis County, the Hays Arts Council and the Kansas Arts Commission. Cardiovascular Screenings June 24 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. DeBakey Heart Institute At HaysMedicalCenter The DeBakey Heart Institute will be offering Cardiovascular Screening exams for Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Stroke and Aortic Aneurysms. We also will provide information regarding treatment options, including the new Micro Maze procedure for Atrial Fibrillation. T^T"» 17 17 Atrial Fibrillation F IvL H> Do I have it? * Do you have palpitations or irregular heartbeat? * Do you have chest discomfort? * Do you have light-headedness or shortness of breath? If you answered "YES" to any of the above questions, you are at risk of a cardiac arrhythmia. Peripheral Arterial Disease r JvlL EJ Do I have it? * Do you have cramping, aching, or fatigue in your legs when you walk? * Do you have poorly healing ulcers on your feet or your toes? * Do you smoke, have hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol? If you answered "YES" to any of the above questions, you are at risk for having blockages in the leg arteries (PAD). Stroke Scan $25*00 Carotid Ultrasound with Doppler "Looks" inside the carotid arteries to detect early signs of plaque build-up. Sound waves "listen" to the blood flowing by the plaque build-up in the carotid arteries. Aortic Aneurysm Scan Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound "Looks" for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Aneurysm in the aortic artery (a "ballooning" of the artery wall) may cause the artery to burst. Pro-Registration is Required. To register call (785) 623-5 1 30 between* 7:00 a.m. and 3 :00 p.m. Bickfc Pavilion 2220 Canterbury Dr. DEBAKEY HEART INSTITUTE Hays, KS 67601 www.haysnied.ix-u

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