Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 2, 1971 · Page 1
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 1

Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, July 2, 1971
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See Cee Scene with f. b. Weird Discovery Don Quixote tilted with windmills. Homer Sargent just looks for them to satisfy his hobby. Sargent, a' salesman for Farmland Foods has been collecting windmill weights for two years. But more about the unusual hobby on another day. It's what he unexpectedly found in a windmill that's the subject here. Wherever he drives, Sargent is always prospecting for windmills. Recently while traveling on 1-70 near the little town of Kanorado in northwest corner of Kansas, he spotted a windmill a short distance off the highway. He drove to the home of the rancher, an elderly man, and asked if he would sell the windmill. That's when he learned about the bonus. The rancher pointed skyward to the top of the windmill to a large nest about the size of a washtub. It was a crow's nest. But it wasn't an ordinary, garden variety nest made of sticks, straw, twig's, the usual ingredients. It was made of wire. "Sheep wire, baling wire, barbed wire, hog wire, communication wire, you name it," said Sargent. Sargent took a picture (see this page) and returned home. Later by telephone, Sargent bought the windmill and returned for the nest He 'hired a man to lower the tower so he could retrieve the nest. Inside he found a smaller mud nest and a couple of eggs. Sargent has turned the unusal nest over to the Finney County Historical Society. * * * Howard (Blanchard has a rather pointed observation about the fhip over the Pentagon papers. "If an underworld fence disposes of stolen material, it is criminal activity ... if an illustrious newspaper fences stolen material, it becomes a commendable activity." Blanchard's analogy is well taken. But the only criminal activity involved in the case is the theft of the papers. Publication of classified material is not a crime and Congress on a couple of occasions has rejected legislation that would make it a crime. This was the crux of the Supreme Court decision against the government — thjat if it wanted to make publication of such papers a crime it should go to Congress which makes the laws.. The President executes laws and the courts interpret them. The decision went to the heart of the principle of separation of powers. In any event if it is criminal to expose the deception that led a nation down a bloody deadend road in Vietnam, the illustrious New York Times is guilty. News Digest WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Carl Albert, citing confidential information from President Nixon says "things are moving" in the administration effort to end the war. SAIGpN (AP) — The U.S. Command disclosed today that American fighter-bombers attacked gun positions in North Vietnam's half of the demilitarized zone two days ago. MOSCOW (AP)— The bodies of the three Soyuz 11 cosmonauts were cremated during the night in preparation for a heroes' funeral later today in Red Square. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Civilian cargo Shipping ground to a virtual halt today from Seattle to San Diego in the first coastwide strike by longshoremen in 23 years. garden sass •' . i A lot of people who get up on the wrong side of ,the bed wouldn't be so bad Gus Garden says, if they didn't stay there all day. HOMER SARGENT and his crow's nest. See Gee Scene for detaHs^nlSs quisition. Below is the windmill ha purchased; the arrow pointing to his "bonus" picked up in the deal. The Weof her Tonight, partly cloudy with slight chance of trundershowers. Low in mid to upper 60s. Sat. urday, partly cloudy and warm. •r with chance of thunder* Showers. High near 90. •8unrlse-6!2<T ' Sunset 9:0t Max. Min. Tree. Dodge City ...... 80 60 .01 Emporia 80 69 GARDEN CITY . S3 63 Goodland SO 60 Hill City ......... 87 69 Russell 85 58 Sailina 84 57 Topefca 79 55 Wichita 80 63 M COURT DECISION Hamm an Appeals Former Garden City munity Junior College instructor Fredrick C. Haimman has appealed a recent Fdminiey County District Count diaoisdon to the Kansas Supreme Count. Hiammiamn hiad asked nearly $20,000 dm aidtual and punitive damages and iretasitalteiHienit to the faculty of GOCJC in a law suit against the collegia. In a decision last May, District Court Judge Bert J. Vanice awarded Hamianm $6,388 in unpaid salary, but dild not rule tot Hamamtn was enMited, to re4nisrtiaitem©nit ait the college. Hamiaran is appealing tihe lower count decision on thie .contenMoin that lie is entitled to more damages and reinstatement to the college faculty. During the 1969-70 school year, the college allowed Hamann a leave of absence. When he retiirneidi, he said he was told he would not be rehired because there were no fa/culity vacancies. . Garden City Telegram ^ —No. 203~~67RDEN~CITY. KANSAS, 67846, FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1971 8 Pages EVEN THOUGH MILLION WORKERS LOSE JOBS U.S. Jobless In Sharp 92nd Annual Fourth Observance for City Monday's Independence Day activities will mark the city's 92n'd annual observance of the event. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. at the Finney County Fairgrounds with a horseshoe- ithrowing contest. At 8 p.m., the Municipai B-and will present a concert, followed by the pasting of the colors by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Gary Bartlett, Dighton, will give a speech. Bartlett, a Vietnam double amputee, has been commended for his work with amputees at Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver, Colo. After the speech, there will be a fireworks display, (supervised by Jim Fare, former Garden City fire chief. Most Garden City businesses, other than some grocery stores will be closed Mondlay. The Telegram will not 'be published Monday. First official July 4th celebration in the county was in 1879, when Finney County was Sequoyah. WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's unemployment rate diropped sharply in Juni« to 5.6 per cent of ithe labor force, even though more than a million more workers lost their jobs, Hhe government said today. The Bureau of Labor Statistics 'alttributed the sharp- decline in ithe jobless rate to a sitiaiMs- fecal quirk. lit said the drop "may be somewhat overstated" because more young workers than usual were still in school— and not seeking work—when the unemployment survey was taken the wie>ek of June 6 through June 12. Nevertheless, the flail was moderately good news for the Nixon administration, which lias set a goal of reducing unemployment to 4.5 per cent of iihe labor force by tibia middle Of. 1972. The Labor Department said the number of unemployed persons climbed by 1.1 million over May, to 5.5 million last month. In May, the unemployment rate was 6.2 per cent. The dtepairtimieint noted the unemployment rate usually increases sharply between May and June, but Added <tihe rise was much less this year as a smaller than usual number of young people entered iflie laibor force ait ithe end of the school year. By using a statistical meithod of adjusltinig unemployment for seasonal influences, the department figured the level of uniem- pk»ym*nt was down by 530,000. It wias an inconclusive report in terms of the economic expansion pursued by President Nixon in an effort to reUuce joblessness. The statistical quirk in June possibly meant tihe unemployment rate would BJhow a greater rise next momitfe. The six-tenltlhis of one per cent decrease in unemployment was one of ithe sharpest in this dec- aide. It retained the unemployment irate to flhe level of last October, when the naltton was Miwtergoing a Strike in the automobile industry. Most of (the decline in unemployment occurred among teenagers and young atiuKs, the department said, with the jobless rate for teen-agers dropping from 17.3 per cent in May to 15.8 per cent in June. Unemployment aimong young aduflits fell from 11.1 per cent to 9.9 per cent. For men 25 and over, ifihe jobless rate decinied from 3.6 per cent to 3.3 per cent. For women 25 and over the rate was down from 4.8 per cent to 4.5 per cent. Total unemployment In June declined 'by 500,000 to 78.4 mil- Theft 1 Reported at Piereeville Firm Miscellaneous Items, valued at $90, were reported stolen at the Chrlstensen Grain Co. office at Pierceville. Sheriff's officers investigated the breakin, and said entry was gained through a 10 by 18 inioh window. Officers said the window was broken out and the thief apparently entered and left the office through the window. lion, fdhe same level as in March, the department said. The jobless raito among blacks -also declined, from 10.5 per cent to 9.4 par cent, a re- tuinn to the March level. For whiite wpi'kers, the rate drop was to 5.2 per cent from 5.7 per cent but for workers covered by state unemployment insurance programs, the unemployment rate climbed by one- tenth's of a per cant to 4.4 per cent. The department said the number of parsons in the labor force increased by 1.9 million to 85 million. The rise was leas than usual because of the number of young people still in school. The number o£ employed persons rose 770,000 to 79.5 million. The department said average hourly earnings of workers on private, non-farm payrolls advanced by one per cent to $3.42. This was a 21-eewt increase over the same month a year ago. Concern over Plan Motive WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nixon administration's immediate concern over the newest Viet Cong peace plan appears not so much whether to accept or reject, but to determine the motive behind the proposal. The official White House and State Department stance is the seven-point plan contains "positive as well as clearly unacceptable elements" and will be given serious study. The new Ingredient and apparently the positive one in official U.S. eyes is the proposal made Wednesday by chief Viet Cong Paris delegate Mrs. Nguyen Thi BMi: "If the U.S. government sets a tenminal date for the withdrawal from South Vietnam in 1971 of the totality of U.S. forces and those of the other foreign countries in the U.S. camp, the parties will ait the same time agree on the ... release of ithe totality of mHiitaory men of all parities and of the civilians captured in the war, including American pilotq caip- Laird Hits 'Think Tank' WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird today ordered security custody of -all secret documents taken away from <the Rarid! Corp., a "think tank" which once employed Dr. Daniel EUs- berg. The action follows Ellsberg's Indictment last Monday on charges of theft and unauthorized possession of government documents. Ellsberg bias acknowledged that he was the source of 'the documents on which the New York Times and other publications based articles on the origins and growth of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam war. Before leaving on a trip to the Fair East, Laird disclosed in a memorandum that security agents had "found a number of security deficiencies in the security system and practices of Rand Corp.," which did more than $18.6 million in sensitive studies for the Air Force and other defense agencies in the past year. Laird also held a planeside news conference before departure. tured in Vietnam so that they may all return rapidly to their homes." Administration officials have agree/d the United States should, ait the outset, determine the meaning of the Viet Cong's gesture and whether it indicates a serious intention to negotiate. Among alternatives U.S. officials say privately are being considered are these three: —The time has come in North Vietnam's mind to negotiate total withdrawal of U.S. forceSj^jnciuding advisers, out of the South. —Recent defeat of congressional efforts to legislate a withdrawal has led Hanoi to attempt to pump new Wood into the .antiwar drive in the United State* —The peace plan may be an effort to generate bad feelings between the United States and the Saigon government at a time of the impending South Vietnamese presidential election. Beyond the troop withdrawal- prisoner release part of the plan, the United States found other elements in the seven paints more obviously troublesome. A Viet Cong demand restated Wednesday is that "the United States government must ... stop the policy of 'Vietnam- ization' of the war." Mrs. Binih also repeated her ait-stated demand for a coalition government which, in the minds of the Nixon administration, means a try at ulti. mately controlling the South. While not going into detail, presidential press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said the United States will continue to reject any proposal that would turn "17 million South Vietnamese over to the Communists." One of Nixon's most constant statements about the war has been the United States will keep forces in South Vietnam until the Saigon government is strong enough to prevent a Communist takeover. LOCAL AUTHORITIES RESPOND TO CHARGES Scott Editor Says GC Drug-Peddling Mecca . A Scott Citiian Unas changed that drug usage in Western Kansas is on itlrfe increase with Garden City serving as a mecca for drug ueddleirs under the nose ofi, v ^ttttiteg police department. In a by-line story appearing in Thursday's Scoflt City News Chronicle, writer Bil Boyier charges that Garden City is "the prime di/stoi'bution point for Southwest Kansas" and that while, local- authorities "are cognizant of the situation, nothing apparently is being achieved on the official level alt Garden City." Local authorities Responded to the Charges by saying 'that if the writer has any such information, he is obligated as a citizen to make such information avalaWe so warrants can be issued and arrests made. The two-page story goes on to say: "The concerned work of mien Mke Fr. John Bartholomew .and Gary Viterise, wiho (have taken, action to_ acquaint that co'mmumiity (Garden City) with the inherent dangers of drags, is being offset by the passive reaction of a large percentage of the populace — including that city's police force." Boyer states in toils story that he disguised himself and undertook upon himself the purchase of drugs in Garden City. He reports he succeeded in buying $52 worth of drugs. He writes that during his vemtures in Gardian City, Liberal and his own Scoitt City, be observed "half a dozen 10 to 11-year-qlds 'turning on' with grass on a Sunday afternoon in Liberal; police to that community chasing a 16-year-old youlih, who was throwing away tabs of acid he had been deal- drag, as he ran; youth who speeded to flhs point they toad to be brought down with heavy diosaiges of thorazaie; 'dealing 1 by people so freaked out they were almost inooherenit, and "Turkish snorting' between matetes or heated knife blades, by kids determined to get the 'good' from the last grain® of a roach. "And, ifeouglh isolated, ffln- stenices in Scoitlt City where youlths have 'weirded ouit' on acid and speed; and oaises in Garden Ciity of 'needle freaks' shooting MDA, 'crystal' and co>oainia." Garden City Polfce Chief Rip Reeves, questioning yritettar Boyer deserved a response, said he knew Garden City had a drug problem, but if Boyer has imformiaition pertaining to drug sales in Garden City he should make it available to local authorities. Finney County Sheriff Grover Craig agreed, saying: "He (Boyer) is part of this Western Kansas community. If he has made some buys, let him bring Iihe stuff down and help us stop it. "This tome a year ago," Craig continued, "we toad quite a bit more usage of the chemical stuff, but now those who were on it are, I think, preaching to others to stay off of it. There is more usage of marijuana in this area." Beeves added <thait Boyer had been arrested in Garden City for illegal possession of an open container of beer. Upon bear- tog to! Boyer was supposedly working undercover, the Gar- disin City police chief said his departmenit contacted the Scott City Police Departmenit. "They toad no knowledge he (Boyer) was down here as an undercover agent for them or any other law eniforceinenit agency," Reeves added. A spokesman for "HELP," a especial weekend telephone service operating in Garden City to assist drug users, noted that since the service began operating in March there had been no calls from anyone on drugs. However, the spokesman said, youthful volunteers assisting adulte in the program have assisted pea-sons on drugs during other periods of time. He also noted that a year ago a similar service in town was averaging tluree calls a week from individuals on bad trips. Mike Friesen, Finmey County Juvenile Judge, nespomded to Boyer's changes in somewhat a different vein: "I .think some of his charges may be true. The freedom of *he movement of the drug abusisirs from parental and law enforcement supervision h a 3 not changed any simce I've been in office. "The blame has to fall on those persons charged with retaining 'quality personnel' to specilically work the problism. To work the problem adequately, you have to have men trained and such quality ment are expensive. We have to be willing to pay the price. "Wie are talking about a main above tihe level of deputy or patrolman, some one with the necessary education and training," the judge concluded,

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