The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 25, 1998 · Page 8
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Salina, Kansas
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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS MONDAY, MAY 25, 1998 A9 DEATHS & FUNERALS '.Glenn J. Ethridge ",' Glenn J. Ethridge, 77, Salina, ^died Sunday, May 24,1998, at Sali; na Regional Health Center. •- Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral i?Home, Salina, is handling 5 arrangements. D Hazel A. Gatlin * Hazel A. Gatlin, 68, Salina, died ;!Monday, May 18,1998, at her home. "; JVIiss Gatlin was born Sept. 26, •; 1929, at Garden City and was a res- «ident of Salina since 1951. She was 5 a'.nurse, at the former St. John's "Hospital for many years and was a ^member of 'Sacred Heart Cathe- "•(Jral, Salina. "' ^Survivors include a sister, Marie Montney of Garden City. A memorial service will be at 10 . a.m. today at Sacred Heart Cathe- i&ral, the Rev. Fred Gatschet offici- s&ting. Private inurnment will be ;J:ater in Valley View Cemetery, •Garden City. iL-Memorials may be made to the I charity of the donor's choice. * The body was cremated. * • Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401W. Iron, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. : • New memorial service information has been announced. Elsie E. Goodrich *:, BELLEVILLE — Elsie E. SCToodrich, 100, Belleville, died Sat- Jurday, May 23, 1998, at Belleville jlfealth Care Center. ' — Mrs. Goodrich was born Elsie Blanchard on Feb. 8, 1898, at Belleville and was a lifetime area resident. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by <iher husbands, Walter Haworth in i'1924 and Fred Goodrich in 1986. j; : Survivors include a daughter, Maty Berschauer of Las Vegas; two -sisters, Goldie Jones of Claremore, * "Okla., and Ruth Hubert of North ^Platte, Neb.; five grandchildren; ';,-eight great-grandchildren; and /•nine' great-great-grandchildren. a The funeral will be at 2 p.m. ':,Wednesday at Bachelor-Faulkner;;:Dart-Surber Chapel, Belleville, ; Robert Hovorka officiating. Bur> ial will be in Belleville Cemetery. £. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to £9:30 p.m. today and Tuesday at the '/funeral home, 1329 19th, Belleville j-'66935. John Harwood 'Jack' Hamer «'. OAKLEY — John Harwood *"Jack" Hamer, 87, Oakley, died ^Sunday, May 24, 1998, at Logan i' County Hospital, Oakley. I*' * Mr. Hamer was born Oct. 17, " 1910, at Chicago and was a resident U of Oakley since 1979 moving from ••• Chicago. He was a retired accountant for Mary Ann Baking Co., S Chicago. He was a member of St. ;: Joseph's Catholic Church, Oakley, ;• Bible Study Group and Cardarama li for American Cancer Society. He !.' also was a.member of Holy Name '; Spciety and St. Jerome's Church, k ; both of Chicago. He was a Boy b Scout leader and a Democratic I precinct captain in Chicago. J He was preceded in death by his * wives, Catherine in 1973 and * Martha in 1993; a son, John Jr. in » 1946; and two grandchildren. £*7>Surv Ivors include three sons, ''"fprn- of Little Rock, Ark.,Mike of t."iZion, 111., and Bill Feldt of Hoxie; ! .three daughters, Kathy Weigel of I;.Oakley, Mary Hamer of Kansas J: Qity, Mo., and Karen Dawsoh of ^Garden City; a brother, Edward of °'Sun City, Ariz.; a sister, Suzanne i Orkild of Barrington, 111; 16 grand- l children; and seven great-grand» children. 1 '-'The funeral will be at 2 p.m. ^.-Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic * Church, the Revs. Roger Meitl and B_ Merlin Kieffer officiating. Burial rt'will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. " A wake will be at 7:30 p.m. Tues;* day; at Kennedy-Koster Funeral 1 Home, Oakley. > '.Memorials may be made to St. . Joseph's School and Logan County Hospital. ; Visitation will be from 2 to 9 ; . p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 1 217 Freeman, Oakley 67748. i 1 •• . I ^§yerett Aaron 'Jeff' Lamb SffTURDAY'S DBAWBIBS DAILY PICK 3 1-6-2 CASH 4 LIFE 33-39-41-80 KANSAS CASH 12-15-19-24-34-35 Estimated Jackpot $100,000 POWERBALL 1-15-16-35-46 POWERBALL 35 Estimated Jackpot $-\Q million SAUNA Glenn J.Ethridge; Hazel A. .Gatlin — Everett Aaron ISSteff Lamb, 8.9, Plainville, died ^Sftriday, May 24,1998, at his home. ,'• .Mr. Lamb was born May 30, ,,19,08, in Codell and had lived in ;;Plainville since 1974, moving from 'Codell. He was a farmer and ^worked for Deep Rock Oil Co., Rooks County Road Department and Doc's Well Service, retiring in lumbers ' ABILENE; Maijorle A. Zenrter BEl.LEVII.LE; Elite & Gooarich CONC6RDIA:Err6IG, Payne , MANCHESTER: Garla Ada Pat -Wolfs i ,, • OAKLEYs Johft flarwooct "Jack" Hamer PLAINVILLE: Everett Aaron "Jeff' Lamb WaKEENEY: ft/lartha-M, Wilson 1974 because of health reasons. He was a member of Codell Baptist Church, Paradise Lodge No. 290 in Plainville, where he was a 50-year member. He was preceded in death by a grandson. Survivors include his wife, Eula of the home; five daughters, Gaylyn Andrews of Stockton, Karolyn Eastep of Sedalia, Mo., Sharolyn Gramm of Codell, Beverly Nelson of Lehigh, Fla., and Jacquelyn Werner of Plainville; two sisters, Ethel Nelson and Lottie Rolfej both of Plainville; a half sister, Lennice Smith of Codell; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Codell Baptist Church, the Rev. Troy Buss officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, rural Codell. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Errol G. Payne CONCORDIA — Errol G. Payne, 56, died Sunday, May 24, 1998 at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. Nutter Mortuary, Concordia, is handling arrangements. Martha M.Wilson WaKEENEY — Martha M. Wilson, 65, WaKeeney, died Saturday, May 23,1998, at Hays Medical Center. Mrs. Wilson was born Martha McMinds on July 27, 1932, at Baker, Ore., and was a WaKeeney resident since 1952 moving from Eads, Colo. She was a homemaker and worked with her husband as owner and operator of Wilson Recreation, WaKeeney. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of WaKeeney and a past member of Trego County Extension Homemakers Unit. Survivors include her husband, Billy of WaKeeney; four sons, Jerry and Kelly, both of WaKeeney, Ross of Ogallah and Jeffrey of Oelwein, Iowa; two daughters, Marie Marcum and Rebecca Warren, both of WaKeeney; three sisters, Milly Daley of Spokane, Wash., Myrtle Brown of Orfino, Idaho, and Maxine Daley of Littlerock, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at WaKeeney Church of God, the Rev. Troy Miller officiating. Private inurnment will be in WaKeeney City Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney 67672. Carla Ada Pat Wolfe MANCHESTER — Carla Ada Pat Wolfe, Manchester, died Sunday, May 24,1998, at her home. Danner Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements. Marjorie A. Zenner ABILENE — Marjorie A. Zenner, 75, Abilene, died Saturday, May 23,1998, at Abilene Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Zenner was born Marjorie Prall on Aug. 13, 1922, near Hanover and was a resident of Abilene since 1976 moving from Marysville. She worked in a beauty shop in Marysville for five years and worked for the Civil Service in Marshall County for 10 years. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Abilene. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin Smalley. Survivors include her husband, Joe of the home; two stepsons, Michael Zenner of Lenexa and Patrick Zenner of Newton; a stepdaughter, Vicky Chamberlin of Chapman; seven stepgrandchil- dren; and a stepgreat-grandchild. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, the Rev. Louis Mattas officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Coal Creek Cemetery. A parish rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene 67410. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Foundation or the charity of the donor's choice. MEMORIAL DAY The Associated Press Members of the Coralville (Iowa) American Legion Post No. 721 and the Iowa City (Iowa) VFW Post 39749 stand at attention while a coffin, draped with an American flag, is rolled in a mausoleum in Iowa City. As the number of veterans who fought in World Wars I and II and Korea dwindle, membership in veterans groups has declined, with younger veterans failing to fill the vacancies. The Battle to Survive With dwindling membership, veterans groups face tough recruiting task By JENNIFER HOLLAND The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — They survived war in the trenches of Europe, the mountains of Korea and the jungles of Vietnam. Now former American servicemen face a new battle — the survival of veterans groups. "Our problem is our rate of attrition is so high. We buried 13 members last month from my post; we've buried 72 so far this year," said Willard Livingston, a member of Veterans of Foreign War Post 1308 in Alton, 111. As the number of older members who fought in World Wars I and II and Korea dwindle, younger veterans haven't filled the vacancies. "The younger guys just have too many things to do," said Livingston, 77. "But I don't know of any incentives to put in front of the young persons to get them to join." The tradition of joining the American Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization, has sagged over the past 50 years with a brief surge in the early 1990s during the Persian Gulf War. The American Legion had about 2.9 million members at the end of 1997 compared to the 3.3 million in 1946, said Steve Thomas, a spokesman for the Legion's national headquarters in Indianapolis. "I think that maybe as an organization that we have kind of stepped back or not challenged our young people to be a part of our organization, and we're making a very, very strong effort to change that this year," said Ivan Torkelson, Iowa commander of the American Legion. At the 15,000 American Legion posts and the 10,600 VFW posts around the world, veterans cater to their communities' needs by sponsoring scholarships, creating youth programs, volunteering or providing color guards at events. The VFW, which has 2.1 million members, watched its membership grow consecutively for 37 years until 1994, said Steve Van Buskirk, director of the VFW Foundation in Kansas City, Mo. The difficulty in recruiting new members "is not a veterans thing, it's a generational thing," he said. "It's pretty universal whether it be any organization you belong to," said Paul Heckman, adjutant of the American Legion post in Marshalltown. "It's not just the American Legions or the VFWs. People just aren't willing to take the effort to belong to something." Dick Reed, commander of the VFW post in Knoxville, said he asks his six children and their friends to help set up flags in the cemetery on Memorial Day. "If it wouldn't be for that, you'd have four people show up," said Reed, a 48-year- old Vietnam veteran. "Everybody thinks it's pretty, but nobody wants to help." The numbers have dwindled so much, that often times at funerals of veterans, gun salutes are from recordings rather than from fellow servicemen. "You deserve at least a live firing squad vs. a cassette," Reed said. He acknowledged that the numbers have been hurt by the lack of participation by other Vietnam vets. "A lot of them have got a chip on their shoulder. It's stupid," he said. "A lot of them feel like they were mistreated when they came back." Torkelson said he has made an extra effort this year to start new programs and new activities in Iowa and calls it "the new American Legion." Members have brought programs to schools to teach children more than "don't let the flag touch the ground," he said. "We're giving them a good history of the flag and why the flag is important to them, the sacrifices the flag's meant," said Torkelson, who served in the Korean War. Thomas said they also have created a task force that will address how to better train recruiters and how to revitalize current posts. Test your military IQ 1. Which president called for the integration of the military? 2. What is the history of Elvis Presley's military career? 3. What does the "D" in D-Day signify? What does the "H" signify in H-Hour? 4. Who was the first female general in the U.S. Army? 5. When did the Marines' Hymn first begin to be heard? 6. When did the Marine Corps adopt their motto "Semper Fidelis" or "Always Faithful?" What were the mottoes used by the Marines before then? 7. Which six U.S. presidents served in the U.S. Navy during or after World War II? 8. Which American ethnic group used their native language as a code during World War II for the Marines? 9. Name all the armed forces in order from oldest to youngest. Extra points if you can name the year they were formed. 10. Which branch of the services touted golfer Arnold Palmer, entertainer Rudy Vallee, businessman Ted Turner, actor Caesar Romero, boxer Jack Dempsey and actor Humphrey Bogart as members? 11. Which service discovered the Spanish slave schooner Amistad and brought the slaves back to America, launching a case that became a defining moment in the struggle to abolish slavery in the United States? ANSWERS 1. On July 26, 1948, President Truman issued Executive Order 9981, which called for equal treatment within the military services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. 2. The King of Rock 'n' Roll entered the U.S. Army in Memphis, Tenn., on March 24, 1958, and spent three days at the Fort Chaffee, Ark., Reception Station. He left active duty at Fort Dix, N.J., on March 5, 1960. Between March 28 and Sept. 17, 1958, he was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. In October 1958, he began his overseas service in Germany, where he remained until March 2, 1960. He received his discharge from the Army Reserve on March 23, 1964. 3. D-Day and H-Hour are used for the day and hour on which a combat attack or operation is to be begun. The letters are derived from the words for which they stand — "D" for the day of the invasion, "H" for the hour operations begin. 4. Colonel Anna Mae Hays, Chief, Army Nurse Corp, was promoted to the grade of brigadier general on June 11, 1970. 5. No author is credited, but the Marine Hymn was first heard in the mid- 1800s, and was officially adopted in 1929. 6. The Marines adopted their motto in 1883, replacing earlier mottoes "Fortitudine," used in the early 1800s, and "By Sea and By Land," which was used in the mid-1800s. 7. John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter and George Bush. 8. Navajo Indians used their native language to transmit information on tactics and troop movements, orders and other vital battlefield communications over telephones and radios for the Marine Corps during WWII. Native Americans worked as messengers and performed general Marine duties. On Sept. 17, 1992, the Navajo code talkers of WWII were honored for their contributions to defense at the Pentagon. The Japanese, who were skilled code breakers, were baffled by the language. 9. Army (June 14, 1775), Navy (officially established by Congress in October 1775), Marine Corps (Nov. 10, 1775), Coast Guard (Two services, the Life- Saving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service were combined on Jan. 28, 1915, to form the Coast Guard, though Coast Guard fleets date back to 1790), Air Force (formally established by the National Security Act of 1947). 10. The Coast Guard. 11. The Navy. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Martha Schnitker and Dorene Simmons, both of Salina; Roberta Reed, Concordia. DISMISSALS — Kylie Bunting, Katherine Hale and Jack McGeary, all of Salina; Lorna Choitz, Ellsworth; Monty Bench, McPherson. Police blotter LOST PROPERTY — Diamond earrings, pearl necklace, diamond ring, a jewelry box, hand gun and other items belonging to Harold Rhodes of Salina lost between May 18, 1996 and 11 a.m. May 18 at 1233 Inez; $1,120 loss. VEHICLE BURGLARY — A camera and lens belonging to Sherman Fry of Salina taken from a car at 142 S. Seventh between 12:10 and 1:25 a.m. Sunday after the front door glass on his car was broken; $300 damage and $1,900 loss. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "//i the beginning Cod created the heaven and the earth." — Genesis: 1:1 In Loving Memory of My Husband Larry Dorman Sept. 26, 1952 - Nov. 25, 1997 Dear Larry, Today makes six. months since you made your last flight. (Sometimes it seems like yesterday. (Sometimes it seems like forever. 1 will always treasure in my heart, the very special love we had for each other. 1 thank God everyday for His wonderful gift of salvation through Christ Jesus. Because of God's Love, 1 know in my heart 1 will see you again someday. 1 live for that day. Until we meet in Heaven. 1 Love You, Joyce

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