The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 23, 1998 · Page 9
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Salina, Kansas
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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS SATURDAY. MAY 23, 1998 A9 DEATHS & FUNERALS T CAMPAIGN '98: U.S. HOUSE Jack Belmont Berkley STOCKTON — Jack Belmont Berkley, 73, Stockton, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Berkley was born June 25, 1924, at Hill City and was a resident of Stockton since 1956, moving from Tescott. He was an Army Air Corps co-pilot during World War II. He worked for the Bank of Tescott for eight years. He was a cashier at The Stockton National Bank from 1956 to 1961, when he became president and director, serving in those positions until his death. He was a member of the First Congregational Church, Rotary Club, Monroe-Taylor-Barnes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8873, American Legion and Solomon Valley Antique & Machinery Association. He served on the boards of Stockton Public Library, Stockton Industrial Development Corp., Stockton United Fund, several banks and various banking committees. Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Stockton; two sons, John and James, both of Stockton; a daughter, Pat Taylor of Casper, Wyo.; two stepchildren, Robert Riffel and Cindy McDowell; a sister, Arliene Matthews of Tescott; five brothers, Jerry and Paul, both of Downs, Hal of Tescott, Don of Abilene and Mike of Salina; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four stepgrandchil- dren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church, Stockton, the Rev. Tim Ault-Duell officiating. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8873. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rotary Scholarship Fund or Stockton Public Library. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669, and after noon Sunday at the church. Thomas Barrientez Flores LINCOLN — Thomas Barrientez Flores, 44, Lincoln, died Wednesday, May 20, 1998, at his home. ; Mr. Flores was born Sept. 15, 1953, at Crosbyton, Texas, and was a resident of Lincoln since 1993. He was a production worker for Philips Lighting, Salina. He was a member of Inter-Tribe Society of North Central Kansas and Lincoln Historical Society. Survivors include his wife, Janelle of the home; four daughters, Erica Kay Flores of Gypsum and Kristen Ann Flores, Miranda Flores and Angela Flores, all of Lincoln; three brothers, Phil of Brighton, Colo., Gilbert of Haven and Frank of Hutchinson; and a sister, Diane Horyna of Pittsburg. • The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Hall Funeral Home, Lincoln, the Rev. Byron .Barrientez officiating. Cremation Will follow. Memorials may be made to Sylvan Historical Society-Indian Burial Restoration. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln 67445. Peggy L. Fulton OS AGE CITY — Peggy L. Fulton, 71, Osage City, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Peterson Nursing Home, Osage City. Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, is handling arrangements. Hazel A. Gatlin "Hazel A. Gatlin, 68, Salina, died Monday, May 18, 1998, at her home. Miss Gatlin was born Sept. 26, 1929, at Garden City and was a resident of Salina since 1951. She was a nurse for the former St. John's Hospital for many years and was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina. Survivors include a sister, Marie Montney of Garden City. ^Private inurnment will be later inj Valley View Cemetery, Garden City. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. The body was cremated. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. Zella M. Grace •NEWTON — Zella M. Grace, 86, Newton, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Newton Medical Center. v Mrs. Grace was born Zella M. Marshall on Dec. 6,1911, at Joplin, Mo. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Newton First Christian Church, Tuckabatchee Sunday School Class, Christian Women's Fellowship, Martha Group and Diaconate Emeritus. Sfie was former president of Social Order of the Beauceant, past guardian and grand officer of the International Order of Jobs Daughters, 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star, a member of Progressive Women's Club and former member of the Optimist Today's obituaries SALINA Hazel A. Gatlin James A. Stewart George R. Weller Terry Worthington KANSAS CAWKER CITY: Edna R. Torr CLAY CENTER: Robert A. Jordan LINCOLN: Thomas Barrientez Flores NEWTON: Zella M. Grace OSAGE CITY: Peggy L Fulton SMITH CENTER: Loren Vert Ward STOCKTON: Jack Belmont Berkley SYLVAN GROVE: Inez V. Huston OUTOFSTATE Dr. Robert E. Kind, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Club, all of Newton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin W., in 1980 and a son, Richard C. Survivors include two daughters, Carole A. Moore of Newton and Karen S. Eby of Concordia; a sister, Dora A. Weston of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Robert R. Marshall of Joplin, Mo.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, Newton, the Rev. MyCherie Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church or Fellowship of John of Kansas Christian Home in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton 67114. Inez V. Huston SYLVAN GROVE — Inez V. Huston, 89, Sylvan Grove, died Friday, May 22,1998, at Mid America Nursing Center, Lincoln. Rodrick-Minear Funeral Home, Sylvan Grove, is handling arrangements. Robert A. Jordan CLAY CENTER — Robert A. Jordan, 81, Clay Center, died Friday, May 22, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. Mr. Jordan was born May 10, 1917, at Effingham and was a resident of Clay Center since 1963, moving from the Manhattan area. He was a commercial truck driver and a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Clay Center. His wife, Kathryn, died in 1995. Survivors include four daughters, Karolyn Woolstenhulme and Pat Cox, both of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Barbara Chestnut and Lisa Bergstrom, both of Clay Center; three sons, James of Pueblo, Colo., Steve of Clay Center and Don of Salina; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Clay Center, the Rev. Loren Werth officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, rural Pottowatomie County. A rosary will be said at 10 a.m. today at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432. Dr. Robert E. Kind THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Dr. Robert E. Kind, 64, Thousand Oaks, died Wednesday, May 20, 1998, at Thousand Oaks of a heart attack. Dr. Kind was born Dec. 5, 1933, at Herington, Kan. He was a founding partner in Conejo Valley Veterinary Clinic, a member of Santa Barbara and Ventura County Veterinary Medical Associations and former president of American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology. He helped establish pet emergency facilities in the area and was named Conejo Valley Camber of Commerce man of the year in 1994. He was a member of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church and Sunset Hills Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee of Thousand Oaks; a son, Steven of Thousand Oaks; two daughters, Marilyn Reiter of Poway and Nancy Kind of Los Gatos; a sister, Doris Hurtig of Delphos, Kan.; and a granddaughter. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Thousand Oaks. Memorials may be made to Dr. Robert Kind Memorial Fund in care of Los Robles Bank, 33 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks 91360, or Durland Scholarship, KSU Foundation, 2323 Anderson, Manhattan 66502. James A. Stewart James A. Stewart, 72, Salina, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Stewart was born July 29, 1916, at Springfield, Mo., and was a resident of Salina since 1971, moving from Kansas City, where he had lived for more than 25 years. He served in the Army Counter Intelligence Corps during World War II. He was retired from Butler Manufacturing, Salina. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Salina Country Club, both of Salina. He was a former member of Salina Community Theatre and board of directors of the Salina Emergency Food Bank. Survivors include his wife, Jean of the home; a son, Jim of Salt Lake City; a daughter, Julie Stewart of Olathe; and a grandson. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Eighth, the Rev. Tom Reid officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or Community Theatre Children's Program. There will be no visitation. Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. Edna R.Torr CAWKER CITY — Edna R. Torr, 94, Cawker City, died Friday, May 22, 1998, at the Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit. Mrs. Torr was born Edna R. Gentry on Oct. 11, 1903, southeast of Beloit and was a resident of Cawker City since 1977, moving from rural Beloit. She taught in various country schools and was a member of Willow Springs Church of Christ, Beloit. Her husband, Theodore R. "Ted," died in 1993. Survivors include a brother, Loren Gentry of Beloit. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, Evangelist Ed Crowley officiating. Cremation will follow and burial of cremains will be in Shiloh Cemetery, near Beloit. Memorials may be made to Willow Springs Church of Christ. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420. Loren Verl Ward SMITH CENTER — Loren Verl Ward, 85, Smith Center, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Ward was born' March 7, 1913, in Oak Township, Smith County, and was a.longtime resident of the Smith Center area. He was a maintenance worker for the state. His wife, Cleo May, preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Robert of Bennington and Charles of McPherson; a daughter, Lorene Willis of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Ila June Prather of Caulfield, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Simmons Mortuary, Smith Center, Chris Mayeaux officiating. Burial will be in Esbon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kansas Crippled Children Foundation, Topeka. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and i to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967. George R. Weller George R. Weller, 97, Salina, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at McCall Manor, Salina. Mr. Weller was born April 4, 1901, northeast of Gypsum and was a resident of Salina since 1990, moving from rural Kipp where he had lived most of his life. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna in 1992; a son, Mike in 1968; and a daughter, Georgeanna in 1928. Survivors include a brother, Keith of Gypsum; a sister, Mildred Steele of Hutchinson; two grandsons; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. today at Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, Solomon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gypsum-Kipp First Responders in care of the funeral home, 208 W. Fourth, Solomon 67480. The body was cremated. • Because of incomplete information given the Journal, the five great-grandchildren were omitted in Friday's edition. Democrat believes Moran is beatable in 1st District MoscoW attorney says his priorities will be education, agriculture By DAN ENGLAND The Salina Journal When you ask Jim Phillips how an inexperienced politician with little financial support can beat an experienced, well-connected Republican in a district that traditionally has voted Republican, he answers you with statistics. Phillips, a Moscow Democrat who is a practicing attorney and one who has been involved with the party and many Democratic campaigns, announced Friday his campaign to be representative of the 1st District of Kansas. The seat is held by Jerry Moran, R-Hays, who has said he will run for reelection. More than 40 percent will vote Republican this November, according to one poll Phillips has seen. More than 25 percent will vote Democratic. And 30 percent will vote on the issues. So according to those numbers .„' "We think it's winnable," Phillips said. "We've received Journal photo Democratic candidate Jim Phillips speaks to reporters Friday in Salina as he announces his candidacy for the 1st District U.S. House seat. some financial support so far. We'll work on that." Phillips said he would concentrate on education, agriculture and health care. He said that 9,000 farms have disappeared since 1982, something that concerns him. He said the federal government might need to subsidize smaller farms. "We need to study how we Can preserve the small family farms," Phillips said. Phillips said corporate hog farming mostly was a state issue, but he believes that federal protections should be installed to preserve air and water quality. "Many scientists have shown what kind of a threat animal waste can have on the environment," he said. Phillips said he supported President Clinton's proposals to fund school districts to reduce class size. He also said he would support federal funding to repair buildings. "Our public education school system should be supported," he said. He said it was a "tragedy" that not all Americans have access to health insurance. He supported Clinton's proposal to extend Medicare coverage to those aged 55. He also would support getting more coverage for children. Phillips said he wanted to focus on the issues. "I'm not the kind of person who likes to attack," he said. "That's something I try to avoid in the courtroom." Godzilla / Views differ on effects FROM PAGE A1 All of them tossed around Hot Wheels and Japanese actors with dubbed English to campy music. Even "South Park" did a parody of the movies in last season's "Mecha Streisand" episode, with Barbara taking on the look of MechaGodzilla, one of Godzilla's past enemies. "Godzilla" opened Wednesday at Central Mall, and though it has gotten mixed reviews, some experts think it might swallow $100 million this Memorial Day weekend. If so, it would almost certainly be one of the bigger summer movies of all time. Dickinson Theatres expects it to be big. It opened the show on two screens in Salina. But just how big is hard to say. The company declined to comment for this story. Retailers have taken notice. Video store managers are starting to stock their aisles with old Godzilla and giant monster movies. Stores are selling Godzilla candy. Taco Bell has a big campaign. And comic book stores are searching for comic books and trading cards featuring the giant reptile. "Actually, they are waiting to see what the new Godzilla looks like before they put them out," said Todd Brown, owner of The Arena in the Mid-State Plaza. "There hasn't been much of a demand so far. But usually, once it comes out, it really picks up. I did have a couple of Taco Bell workers want some cards the other day." James Deckert, owner of Collec- tor's Pair-of-Dice, 1815 S. Ninth, said he expected "Godzilla" to do well. "The commercials are kind of exciting, and it will be good special effects," he said. "It won't be like before, where it looks like someone's doll is walking across the screen." Godzilla now looks more like a sleek lizard with "Jurassic Park" undertones. Godzilla's creators apparently believe that the movie will do as well, if not better, than the dinosaur cinematic monster hit: One commercial has a giant Godzilla foot crushing a T-Rex skeleton. The underlining, tongue- in-cheek message is obvious. But Godzilla's new look is exactly why some faithful Godzilla fans are bemoaning the new picture. "Godzilla really is a make-believe monster, and it's not based off of anything that's really existed," said Rick Yerke, 2228 Huntington. "I really like the older movies, the ones where you could tell it was a guy with a rubber suit. You deal with the real world on a day-to-day basis, and it's nice to get away from it and go somewhere that doesn't exist." Yerke is more "Jurassic Park" than "Godzilla." "I've been fascinated with dinosaurs since I was a kid," Yerke said. "All those kids go through a phase where they buy all those rubber dinosaur toys. I guess I never grew up out of it." Yerke may like the camp, but Robbyn Anglin, 3256 W. Stimmel, likes the special effects. He loves monster movies of all kinds, from the old Universal Dracula and werewolf pictures to the Godzilla pictures to "Jurassic Park." . "The only thing that threw me off of Godzilla was you could really tell it was fake," Anglin said.;"It makes the movie a lot more realistic and enjoyable with better special effects. You don't see the little boats floating around in the water or the strings on the animals. What's great about the pictures is they can take you out of the regular routine of life, and you can sit back and fantasize. They take you to a different realm." However, Anglin isn't sure he would like to see Mothra and Rodan updated for the '90s. He wants to see "Godzilla" first. He plans to go soon. "It would depend on how well they can make this one," Anglin said. "If they don't do this one right, they might as well forget about it. But if they do, I'd love to see some of Godzilla's foes." Craig Baxter, 301 Culver, has just about all the Godzilla pictures. His favorite? "Son of Godzilla." There's this cute scene where Godzilla tries to teach Godzilla Jr. how to blow his radioactive breath, but Junior keeps blowing smoke rings until daddy pounds him on the back and the fire breath comes out of Junior's mouth. The movie doesn't answer how Godzilla reproduced. "Science fiction really gets me and the whole family going," Baxter said. "I'm waiting to reserve my judgment before I see the film, but with the new techniques they are doing now, I expect it will be something." PRAIRIE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Terry Worthington Terry Worthington, 41, Salina, died Sunday, May 17,1998, in Wichi,- ta as the result of an auto crash. Mr. Worthington was born May 4,1957, at Downey, Calif., and was a resident of Salina since 1991, moving from Sapulpa, Okla. He was an information resource specialist for Social Rehabilitation Services and was responsible for computer upkeep in nine counties. Survivors include his wife, Lisa of the home; two daughters, Lucy and Natalie, both of the home; a son, Thomas of the home; his mother, Sue of Oklahoma; and two sisters, Pam Rivera of Alabama and Kim Worthington of Oklahoma. The service was Wednesday at the Sapulpa First Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Smith Funeral Home, 316 E. Lee, Sapulpa, Okla. 74066, handled arrangements. The 20th Prairie Festival at the Salina Land Institute will be May 30-31. The schedule is: Saturday, May 30 7:30 a.m.: registration begins 8:30 a.m.: Welcome by Ken Warren, Land Institute managing director. 9 a.m.: 'The Inevitable Fusion: Aldo Leopold's Path Toward a Land Ethic" by Curt Mein of the International Crane Foundation. 10 a.m.: "Reflections on Our Father and His WorK' by Leopold's children Nina Bradley, Carl Leopold and Estella Leopold. 1:30 p.m.: Music by Ann Zimmerman, a former Land Institute intern who is now an attorney and is a frequent performer at the Institute. 2:30 p.m.: "Leopold and Environmental Citizenship" by Susan Flader, professor of American western and environmental history at the University of Missouri. 3:30 p.m.: Update on the Land Institute's research including a bus and walking tour led by the staff and interns or an update on the institute's rural community studies program. 6 p.m.: A potluck supper. 8 p.m.: A bam dance. Sunday, May 31 6:30 a.m.: A bird walk with Marty Bender, ecologist of the institute's Sunshine Farm. 7:30 a.m.: A prairie walk with David Van Tassel, the institute's plant biologist. 9 a.m.: "Climbing Leopold's Mountain," by Strachan Donnelley, an environmentalist, author and president of the Hastings Institute. 10 a.m.: 'The Leopold Legacy and the Land Institute," by Adam Rome, a professor of history and geography at Pennsylvania State University, who spent a year at the Institute gathering information for a book. 11 a.m.: 'The Earth Declares the Glory," a poem by Mary Mackey, a professor at California State University-Sacramento, who has written poetry, a novella and eight novels. 1:30 p.m.: 'Translating the Leopold Legacy to Iowa \ Agriculture," by Dennis Keeney of ,• the Leopold Center at Iowa State , University " •• 2:30 p.m.: "Leopold and the f Natural Resource Conservation • Service," by Paul Johnson, former; director of the National Resource , Conservation Service for the U.S. •' Department of Agriculture and • I architect of environmental •* legislation. 3:30 p.m.: A Natural Systems] Agriculture Update by a panel *'" including Wes Jackson, Institute- ; ; founder, and Ted Lefroy, an ,'.' ;• agricultural professor from the ; * University of Western Australia. '. How to register : 'Registration can be made the .•; ! day of the festival or in advance ' { by credit card by calling 785-823^'i 5376 or mailing the fee and i information to the Institute a, 2440. E. Water Well, Salina 67401. i The fee per day is $17 in "• advance and $20 at the festival. '; Fees for donors to the Institute are $12 in advance and $15 at the festival. DIM THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — Betty G. Halferty and James K. McNelly, both of Salina. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Elizabeth L. French, Charles C. Matous, Jennifer D. Mettner, Madison Elaine Mick and Mary K. Schmidt, all of Salina; Kathy L. Zeman, Osbome; Bert J. Wilson, Solomon. DISMISSALS — Krystina B. Bunting, Deshawn L. Duffendack, Betty G. Halferty, McHenry baby boy, James K. McNelly, Charlotte A. Michal, Beverly S. Moczygemba, Christine L. Murray and baby boy, Robyn R. Parker, Joni J. Parsons, Carol Sue Roker and baby boy, Nathan A. Worley, Susan D. Young and baby boy, all of Salina; Sheila L. For- rester and baby girl, Assaria; Dale E. Muir, Bennington; Judy L. Gasper, Cawker City; Maxine L. Miller, Concordia; Angela M. Copeland and baby boy, Manhattan; Lucille L. Base, Tampa. Births BOYS: Stuart R. and Mary K. Schmidt, Salina, 6 Ibs. 14 ozs., born May 22. Richard and Roxana M. Woodcock, Salina, 8 Ibs., born May 21. Mitchell and Denise L Wilson, Abilene, 8 Ibs. 3 ozs., born May 21. GIRLS: Christopher and Jennifer R. Dawson, Salina, 7 Ibs. 4 ozs., bom May 21. Michael and Elizabeth L. French, Salina, 6 Ibs. 8 ozs., born May 22. Jeff and Rhonda M. Ward, Solomon, 6 Ibs. 4 ozs., born May 21. FRIDAY'S DRAWINGS DAILY PICK 3 2-7-0 CASH 4 LIFE 7-12-20-36 TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Can a maid forget her ornaments, of a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me days without number." — Jeremiah 233

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