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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1998 A£j DEATHS & FUNERALS Gladys V. Altwegg MILTONVALE — Gladys V. Altwegg, 87, Miltonvale, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at Minneapolis Good Samaritan Center. Mrs. Altwegg was born Gladys V. Hanson on Sept. 21,1910, north of Leonardville. She taught school for six years, attended Alert Covenant Church and was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church of Alida. .Her husband, Herman R., died in 1997. Survivors include a son, Robert of Oak Hill; a sister, Arylene Ford of Hurst, Texas; and a granddaughter. , The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home, Riley, the Rev. Margaret Wooten officiating. Burial will be in Crooked Creek Cemetery, north of Leonardville. , Memorials may be made to Minneapolis Good Samaritan Center. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 303 S. Broadway, Box 176, Riley 66531, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Otis "Fred" Barker THORNTON, Colo. — Otis "Fred" Barker, 56, Thornton, died Friday, May 29,1998, at Thornton. Mr. Barker was born Nov. 7, 1941, at Eureka, Calif., and was a resident of Salina, Kan., and Kansas City Mo., before moving to Thornton in 1973. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star. He worked for King Sooper for 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Linda; two sons, Keith and Kevin; his mother, Elnora Barker; and a brother, Roger. ; The service was Wednesday in Fort Logan National Cemetery. Highland Chapel, 10201 Grant St., Thornton 80229, handled arrangements. Josie W. Bellerive ; PLAINVILLE — Josie W. Bellerive, 72, Plainville, died Thursday, June 4,1998, at Hays Medical Center. Mrs. Bellerive was born Josie W. Parker on June 13, 1925, at Irchester, England. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A son, Alan, died in 1967. Survivors include her husband, Florent C. of the home; a daughter, Diane Cook of Plainville; a son, Mike of Denver; a brother, Keith Parker of England; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville, the Rev. Joe Popelka officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Damar. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel; Memorials may be made to Josie W. Bellerive Memorial Fund to be established later. ^Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663. RubyW. Diehl OBERLIN — Ruby W. Diehl, 91, Oberlin, died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at Decatur County Hospital, Oberlin. Mrs. Diehl was born Ruby W. Boory on Aug. 10,1906, at Wellington and was a resident of Oberlin since 1948. She worked for The As- spciated Press reporting the state legislature in Kansas and Missouri; worked for the Capital Press Corps; and was city editor fOr the Ponca City, Okla., newspaper. She was a member of Business and Professional Women and Oberlin United Methodist Church board, a former president of Kansas Federation of Women's Clubs and served on the Decatur County Museum board. Her husband, Clayton, preceded her in death. Survivors include a niece, Fern Moore of Oberlin. ; The funeral will be announced by Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin. -Memorials may be made to De- cajtur County Museum or United M&thodist Church. ; Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67749. Carole Jean Hixson WaKEENEY — Carole Jean Hixson, 63, WaKeeney, died Tuesday, June 2,1998, at her home. Miss Hixson was born Dec. 18, 1934, at Hays and was a lifelong resident of the WaKeeney area. S.he was a homemaker and farmed. She was a member of the WaKeeney Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder and deaconess. She was a member of Presbyterian Women and Chapter CT of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, both of WaKeeney. Survivors include a brother, Larry Hixson of WaKeeney; and nieces and nephew. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church, WaKeeney, the Rev. Marilyn Gamm officiating. Burial will be in WaKeeney City Cemetery. A memorial service by Chapter Today's obituaries KANSAS BUNKER HILL: Wilma D. Robertson CLAYTON; l|sle Haivey Mizelt CONCORDIA: Uorri Sue Payne HAYS: Godfrey Leon Salisbury HERINGTON: Erma McRae * INMAN: Lau$lA. "Rusty" Rusk Jr. MlLTONVALtf Gladys V. Altwegg OBERLIN: RubyW. Diehl PLAINVILLE: Josie W. Bellerive RUSSELL: Marie K. New WaKEENEY: Carole Jean Hixson OUT OF STATE Otis "Fred" Barker, Thornton, Colo. Ted E. Sedman, Colorado Springs, Colo. , • CT of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will be at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th St., WaKeeney 67672. Erma McRae HERINGTON — Erma McRae, 92, rural Herington, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at Herington Municipal Hospital. . Mrs. McRae was born Erma McRae on March 2, 1906, at Wellington. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, in 1984 and two daughters. Survivors include two daughters, Becky Ann McRae of Herington and Elizabeth Jo McRae of Mission. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brockmeier Funeral Chapel', Herington, the Rev. Larry Ankrom officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington. Memorials may be made to Herington Municipal Hospital-Skilled Care Unit. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel, 112 S. Broadway, Box 505, Herington 67449, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Lysle Harvey Mizell CLAYTON — Lysle Harvey Mizell, 85, Clayton, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at the Norton County Hospital, Norton. Mr. Mizell was born March 30, 1913, east of Clayton and was a resident of Waukesha, Wis., for a few years before returning to Kansas in 1943 and to Clayton in 1978. He was a resident of Norton Manor since 1996. He worked for Waukesha Motor Works for three years and was a farmer in Kansas. He was a member of the Clayton United Brethren Church, which became the United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher. He was a 4-H project leader and a member of the Farm Bureau. Survivors include his wife, Doris of the home; three sons, Bob and Lester, both of Nickerson, and Ray of Norton; four daughters, Roberta McAllister of Clayton, Carolyn Linsenmeyer of Brighton, Colo., Connie Lillich of Norton and Patricia Foster of Jennings; two sisters, Erma Mulkey of Mission Hills, Calif., and Ivalee Munsinger of Hays; 17 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Clayton United Methodist Church, Pastor Bruce Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lysle Mizell Memorial Fund. Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. today at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654. Marie K. New RUSSELL — Marie K. New, 104, Russell, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at Russell Regional Hospital. Mrs. New was born Marie K. Schaat on April 17,1894, at Emporia and was a resident of Russia for three years before moving to Russell, where she lived most of her life. She was a member of the Russell Bible Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. in 1964; a daughter, Lucille Bieger; and a grandson. Survivors include a son, Vernon F. "Frankie" of Russell; a daughter, Clarice R'einhardt of Russell; four grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and eight great- great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pohlman's Memorial Chapel, Russell, the Rev. Dale Lane officiating. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bible Baptist Church or Wheatland Nursing Center. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary, 610 N. Maple St., Russell 67665. Lorri Sue Payne CONCORDIA — Lorri Sue Payne, 42, Concordia, died Tues- day, June 2, 1998, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Payne was born Jan. 13, 1956, at Santa Monica, Calif., and was a resident of Mount Joseph Senior Community since 1997. She was a certified medication aide at Mount Joseph Senior Community. Survivors include her husband, Eric "Rick" Chavey of Nunn, Colo.; a daughter, Teresa Payne of Concordia; a son, Travis Payne of Nunn; a sister, Gayle McDaniel of Concordia; and a brother, Dana Payne of Portland, Ore. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, Concordia, the Rev. Kevin Franklin officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, 325 W. Sixth St., Concordia 66901. Wilma D. Robertson BUNKER HILL — Wilma D. Robertson, 90, Bunker Hill, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Auburn, Wash. Mrs. Robertson was born Wilma D. Jenkins on Sept. 22,1907, at Logan, Ark., and was a resident of the Russell and Bunker Hill areas since 1926, before moving to Auburn in May 1997. She attended the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill," in 1972 and a daughter, Opal Wigton. Survivors include two grandchildren, Sherry Lobel of Auburn and Donald Hart of Gig Harbor, Wash.; five grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be later in Bunker Hill Cemetery and announced by Pohlman's.Mortuary, 610 N. Maple St., RusselL67665. Laurel A. "Rusty" Rusk Jr. INMAN — Laurel A. "Rusty" Rusk Jr., 65, Inman, died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. Mr. Rusk was born Sept. 25, 1932, at rural Lindsborg and was a resident of Inman since 1988, moving from Lindsborg. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked for McPherson County road construction and the city of Inman. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of McPherson. Survivors include his companion, Tina Deckman of Inman; two sons, Laurel A. Ill and Michael L., both of Bernville, Pa.; a daughter, Patty Hickernell of Warnersville, Pa.; two stepsons, Rick Shober of McPherson and Rod Shober of Inman; five stepdaughters, Lynnie Bupp of Roxbury, Pam Kerns and Teena Haake, both of McPherson, Val Mays of Manheim, Pa., Marge Reider of Denver; his father, Laurel A. Rusk Sr.. of Lindsborg; a sister, Iris Oakley of Denver; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hays Funeral Home Chapel, Lindsborg, the Rev. Doug Campbell and Pastor Chuck Baker officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery with military rites. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church or New Life Foursquare Church, both of McPherson. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, Washington at Lincoln Streets, Lindsborg 67456, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Godfrey Leon Salisbury HAYS — Godfrey Lebn Salisbury, 41, Hays, died Wednesday, June 3,1998, at Hays Medical Center. Mr. Salisbury was born Jan. 3, 1957, at Oakley and was a resident of Hays since 1989, moving from Oakley. Survivors include his parents, Francis and Darlene Salisbury of Oakley; a brother, Rick of New Braunfels, Texas; and a sister, Deanna Highland of Oakley. • The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, the Rev. Bill Korf officiating. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Leon Salisbury Memorial Fund. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the. funeral home, 217 Freeman, Box 221, Oakley 67748. Ted E. Sedman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ted E. Sedman, 95, Colorado Springs, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at Colorado Springs. Mr. Sedman was born April 24, 1903, at Yorkshire, England. He was a farmer. Survivors include a sister, Mary Skelton of Fort Morgan; and nieces and nephew. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, Kan., the Rev. John Hougen officiating. Burial will be in Long Island, Kan., Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. Ads / Political coverage to change without radio spots FROM PAGE A1 EEC general manager Jerry Hinrikus said the new policy is designed to give radio listeners more substance than 30-second sound bites and to reduce negative campaigning. "It will get away from the smear campaigns in sound bites (that) don't serve the public," Hinrikus said. "Congress has been fighting for years to come to grips with political advertising, and I think it's the right thing to do." He declined to say how much advertising revenue the broadcast company expects to lose. According to the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, no other Kansas station bars candidate advertising. "It's not something we try to stay on top of, but it's not common to do that," said Harriet Lange, the association's president and executive director. Political advertising is no big money maker for radio stations, and some make no money at all on the spots, Lange said. "If we knew the number of stations that lost money all over the country, we'd be amazed," she said. "Political advertising rules that the Federal Communication Commission administers require stations to sell candidate advertising at the lowest unit rate," she said. This" is the rate charged to a station's best commercial advertisers. The special rates apply to political advertising placed within 45 days of a primary election and within 60 days of a general election, she said. White: Some candidates hurt News of EEC's ad ban caught Allan White off guard. He and Randy Duncan were notified Wednesday. When told, White questioned T SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION the legality of the decision. "We don't know if it's legal. We have somebody checking that out," White said. "It's going to hurt the candidate on a shoestring budget," he said. For those with small war chests, radio advertising is a relatively inexpensive way to reach a lot of people, White said. Buying airtime on other stations isn't an alternative, White said, because EEC stations capture the lion's share of the local market. EEC's FM and AM holdings in Salina include KSAL, KY94, KSAJ, KZBZ (Breezy 104.9), Manhattan station KBLS (Sunny 102.5), and KABI in Abilene. "Unfortunately one person with 60 to 70 percent of the airwaves says it's closed to you. Anybody else can buy advertising, but certain groups can't." Salina Journal advertising director Jeanny Sharp said the paper has accepted and will continue to accept political advertising. The Journal also publishes, on its news pages, candidate profiles and stories about political issues. White believes EEC policy is an attempt by the radio company to restrict Democratic candidates, who typically are less well funded than Republicans. "Last election (local) Republican candidates raised $111,000. Democratic candidates raised under $30,000," White said. Republican candidates can better live without radio advertising because they have money for direct-mail campaigns, he said. White estimated it costs about $9,000 to target all 30,000 households with a direct-mail campaign just in Saline County. "The candidate with the lowest budget is going to be slighted," said White, who spent $6,000 just on radio advertisements while seeking his party's nomination" for the 24th district state Senate seat. Hinrikus: Level playing field Hinrikus disagrees, saying the new policy will increase opportunities for thinly financed candidates. "People who don't have huge advertising budgets like it. It puts them on a level playing field," Hinrikus said. "People on both sides need to be 1 heard, and this will really get to the meat of what they have to say." Randy Duncan said a forum as proposed by EEC better serves the voters. "It's hard in 30- or 60-second sound bites for any candidate tor get their messages out accurately.' A forum of 15 minutes, 30 minutes' or one hour would be so much bet-; ter, not only for the voters but for the candidates." Retired Salina teacher and former state Representative Eloise Lynch, who filed Thursday for the. Democratic nomination to the 71st District House seat held by Carol Beggs, R-Salina, said she was no fan of sound bites and sup-: ported the free forum. However, she questioned EEC's reasoning behind the ban. "That's the first question !• would have, as a candidate," Lynch said. She said voters need to hear, candidates speak on public af j fairs programs as opposed to hearing candidates' "sound bites" on short political advertisements. ',' "Sound bites are really a sign of our times," Lynch said. "I've nev-; er been in favor of those. It's a ridiculous basis on which to govern ourselves." Journal staff writer Sharon. Montague contributed to this sto- : ry. BiCenter to be twirling with color during square dance fete Spectators welcome for convention bringing up to 2,000 dancers By SHARON MONTAGUE The Salina Journal The skirts will be swirling and the feet stamping in Salina today and Saturday as 1,500 to 2,000 square dancers and square dance callers meet at the Bicentennial Center for their annual convention. Jody and Jim Temple, members of the Salina Twirlers square dance club, have parked their camper in the center parking lot, which is expected to hold 65 to 70 campers from Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma and Colorado by this evening. Also by this evening, the Bicentennial Center will be hopping with square dancers, who wouldn't mind visits by interested spectators. Jody Temple said the annual convention has been conducted in Salina for the past 18 years. "We have the best facility," she said, "and we're in the middle of the state." Temple said young and old alike are drawn to square dancing. She and her husband graduated from "You hear the music, and your feet start tapping. And the people are just wonderful." Jody Temple Salina Twirlers square dance club member lessons in 1980 and have been dancing ever since. "It's the music and the people," she said. "You hear the music, and your feet start tapping. And the people are just wonderful." There's also the family aspect of the hobby. No alcohol is allowed before or during the Salina Twirlers' biweekly dances or the convention activities. "It's more of a family event," she said. And it's a colorful event as well. Most of the female dancers wear colorful, knee-length skirts with poofy can-can slips underneath, and the men wear long-sleeved shirts and ties. Younger dancers, though, have been drawn to the more sedate prairie skirts, Temple said, with lengths between the knee and the ankle and no can-can slip underneath. Temple said dancers and others can shop for the latest in square dance fashions at the convention, which will host eight clothing shops upstairs in the Bicentennial Center. For those who want to see the outfits on the dancers, evening dances today and Saturday are the; perfect opportunity. '• "People are welcome to come' and watch whenever they want,", Temple said. Round dancing is to commence at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday.. Square dancing will start at 8 p.m.' both evenings. Saturday at 7:45 p.m., the Parade of Clubs is scheduled. Temple said it's something to watch. ' "It's in the main arena, and af-" terward, the floor is filled with; dancers," Temple said. "Many' times, townspeople will come just to watch." Although dancers will be found twirling all day Saturday, dancing", isn't all that's on the convention agenda Both state organizations will have business meetings Saturday, Temple said, and sewing clinics, style shows and dancing exhibi-, tions also are planned. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Darcy L. Bradley, Hazel Constable, Lee J. Jelken, Jack Edward Kerby, John R. McRell, Linda L. Niemann, Betsy L. Rittel, Vonetta Robinson, Clement N. Scoggin, Willie Walker and James J. Wilson, all of Salina; Calvin L. Macy, Portis; Heather A. Nicholas, Ellsworth; Kristy D. Nyswonger, Concordia. DISMISSALS — Janice E. Brown, Finley H. Dahl, England baby girl and Erma M. Mathews, all of Salina; Dotson baby boy, Lincoln; Rex O. Jermark, Beloit; Anna Labarge and baby boy, Concordia; Orville F. Nondorf, Courtland; Joe E. Vocasek, Wilson. Births BOYS: Kevin and Betsy Rittel, Salina, 7 Ibs. 14ozs., born June 3. Vonetta Robinson, Salina, 7 Ibs. 8 ozs., born June 3. Peter and Heather Nicholas, Ellsworth, 8 Ibs. 7 ozs., born June 3. Police blotter BURGLARIES — Three compact disc players were taken from Auto Impressions, 319 N. 12th, between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 8:45 a.m. Wednesday and a front door was damaged; $578 loss, $300 damage. Cash, black shorts, a warm-up jack- et and a sweatshirt were taken from Sports Connection, 1815 S. Ohio, between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday and a glass-tinted door and a wire to a burglar alarm were damaged; $390 loss, $250 damage. A black metal box with miscellaneous papers and $2,000 cash, a Dallas Cowboys nylon athletic bag and a boys bicycle belonging to Isreal Martinez were taken from 616 W. Prescott between 3 and 5:30 p.m. May 30; $2,055 loss. PROPERTY DAMAGE — The fairing, right brake handle and right front mirror of a motorcycle belonging to Philip E. Nelson were damaged at 11:20 p.m. May 20 while the motorcycle was at 1216 Midland; $500 damage. Animal shelter These animals were picked up June 3 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — White neutered male German shepherd, 400 block of West Crawford Street; liver and white female German short hair, 1200 block of Acom Circle; liver and white male German short hair, 1200 block of Acom Circle; black and tan female German shepherd mix, 900 block of South Third Street; black female chow, 600 block of North Santa Fe Avenue; black female Labrador, 600 block of Washington Avenue; tan male terrier with orange collar and blue leash, 1000 block of North 12th Street. CATS — Gray and white spayed female with short hair, 500 block of West Iron Avenue. y R,Y Numbers THURSDAY'S DMWfftGS DAILY PICK 3 9-1-6 CASH 4 LIFE 40-51-55-96 TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Love not the world, neither the things' that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not ' in him." — 1 John 2:15 CORRECTION Caption information for a photograph in Tuesday's edition of two boys trying on an oxygen mask as part of the Stand for Children Day '98 did not include the names of the boys fathers. Derrick Dusin is the son of Brian and Denise Dusin. Luke Ernzen is the son of Greg and Pat Ernzen.

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