Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 2, 1962 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, November 2, 1962
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v Power Plant Open House Set Su (Seer Picture* pages £ arid 7) Garden City's first municipal- iy-6iwned power plant will be shown off to the public Sunday. The city government has invited the public to an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No ceremonies are planned, and the entire day will be on a come-and- go basis. The new plant is located at the West edge of the city just off of ,St, John, and across the railroad tracks. It. was constructed adjacent to the Wheatland Electric generating station, and Wheatland's facilities also will be open to the public Sunday. Wheatland, a rural electric co• operative with main offices in Scott City, purchased the plant here from the Southwest Kansas Power \ Co. which had provided electrical power' here and to I much of. the area for many years. Since the law does not allow an REA-financed plant to serve a s the base power source for cities over 1,500 population, Garden City was forced to look elsewhere for power following the Wheatland purchase of Southwest in 1959. After exploring several possibilities, the City Commission and i" its citizens' advisory committee agreed to construct a plant on land, given the city by Wheatland. This plant was to be adjacent to the Wheatland, station, and an operating agreement was to be ,made with Wheatland for maintenance and operation of the city's plant. ' ^ m - • . .___„,„_. . .-._ Garden City Telegram i i ^tF ^fc^^j^^ , ' Volume 34' GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1962 12 Page* No. 2 garden- Mayor J.i.Ti Sloan had a welcome speech all set for the teachers' convention but didn't get to give it. 1 When it .was time to go on the /jsta>ge yesterday morning, Jim hadn't shown up so Henry Hall : was drafted for the welcoming chores on behalf of the city and Chamber. Meanwhile, Jim was waiting until today to give his remarks, u ' Seems ffiat several- monttis-*go when Jim received his invitation, the date was marked down as Nov. 2. JJe put this, on hi s calendar, and assumed that he would speak at the secern! general session on Friday, instead of the opening one on Thursday. But he was due yesterday. Now he has a welcome speech and no .place to give it. Your time will come, Jim. * * * Before Garden Citians go put to the new electrical generating plant open house Sunday they ought to know a few facts about the cost of electrical power here. They can read their own power bills, but might not know how they compare with what people pay elsewhere. The average monthly bjll for 100 kilowatts — which is about normal household use — is $4.25 here. The national average is .$4.06. For those who consume : 25 kilowatt hours a month the nation's average is $7.48 but only .'$7.25 in Garden City. . For the big users — those who use electricity for water heating, cooking, and other major appliances-r-the national average is $10.66 for 500 kilowatts and $12.25 in Garden City. We notice in the Pratt Tribune that Pratt's rates all are higher than here. * * * Kayettes of Garden City Junior High School collected $468.05 for UNICEF Halloween night. If anyone wasn't contacted and wants to give, they can still do so by calling the junior high office at" 6-4672. The money goes to help children around the work through the United Nations. Advisors to the Commission were Bob Schreiber, 'Ralph Gardiner, Everett Miller, and Ovid Harman. On the Commission then were Harold. Fansler, mayor at that time; Jim Sloan, and Chet cleaver. This is believed to be the first power arrangement of this type in the nation. The city has entered into a 30-year contract, with WOieatland. If in the future the city needs to expand, it has an option to purchase additional space from Wheatland to . the north for expansion. Garden City's plant and equipment was financed through a $2,750,000 revenue bond issue approved by a vote of the people in the spring of 1960. Thi s also provided, funds for an improving and rebuilding much of the city- owned electrical distribution system. This included the. new substation on N. 3rd. Inside the city's tall 4-story riant visitors will see the Wg 9,375 kilowatt s team turbine generator which is the heart of the >lant. The turbine itself doesn't ;ake much space — about the same as the old 2,000 KW steam turbine which was in the old Garden City Company's sugar refinery building — but the cooling tower, surface condenser, heat exchanger, controls, instruments and other equipment necessary in the operation use up the additional space. Overlooking both plants is the glassed-in, second floor control room with controls for the operation of both the Wheatland and city's generators. One shift of operators can control the entire set-up from the air-conditioned room, which could be split in two fry simple addit on of a wall without harming the operation of either plant. Peak lo a d of the city's new "enerator has been set -at 13.200 kilowatts. Wheatland has two generators — a 7,500 KW and a 3,500 K.W. The city's plant is expected to meet requireemerit to 1970, and with the peaking power available from Wheatland, may serve for an additional 20 years. At the present, Garden City's power picture looks briglht. Snow Flakes Fall; Mercury Skids fo 26 Snow fell here this morning: there was no question about it. Flakes swirled down about 45 minutes, starting at 8:45 a.m. They were light at first, then became dense. Gradually they tailed off. The flakes melted as soon as they hit the ground. Today's snow wasn't the first of 'the season, however. Light flakes floated down for about five minutes the night of Wednesday, Oct. 24. A number of Persians reported that. As if to match the snow flakes today, the overnight temperature dipped to a new low reading for the fall season. At the airport 10 miles east of town — official weather reporting station for Garden City — a 26-degree reading was recorded at 5 a.m. Previous low had been 27 degrees at 7 a.m. Monday. By noon today, however, the mercury had climbed back up .to 44 degrees at the' airport. The Kansas State University agriculture experiment station northeast of town gaged only .16 of one inch of moisture during all of the recently-completed month of October. AirPhotoslndicate CubanMissileSites Being Dismantled Telegram Phot? PERCUSSION section in this morning's "impromptu" band during the music teacher's session at the KSTA convention finds Jim Johnson, Garden City High School band member, helping out on the cymbals; Lee Dicks, Hoisington, on the snare drum; and Max Werner, Larned, on the base drum. Dicks was the chairman of the music teachers session but filled in when the group needed a drummer, and Werner is a pianist. Jim plays trombone in the GCHS band. 7,500 Teachers in Final Session This Afternoon The approximately 1,500 teachers attending the' 99th annual Kansas State Teachers Assn. convention here went into final session of the 2-day event this afternoon. This closing general session, which was to get underway in Clifford Hope Auditorium, featured a speech by Dr. M. Eunice Hilton, professor of education at the University of .Denver, who will speak on "The Fine Art of Discipline." Platform guests this afternoon wer e to be the presidents of the lotfal teacher associations, KSTA board of directors..members and staff representatives. After the opening session yesterday morning, in which the 1,400 seat auditorium was filled to capacfliy, teachers 'broke up into departmental meetings during the afternoon. * * * Garden Sass It took snmvflakes to convince Gus Garden that its finally time to put up the lawnmower. Revolution Under Way in Education An information revolution that has increased two fold in the past decade is clutching the education system of the United States. This is a period of "tremendous amounts of research and technical development," Dr. William Alexander, chairman of the Department of Education, George Peabody College, Nashville, Term., told high school department representatives here yesterday. Dr. Alexander was one of two speakers appearing before the high school educators during an afternoon session fo the Kansas State Teachers Assn. The constant increase in the body of knowledge forces a continuing revision of information," he explained, and then added "we must train students to be adaptable — to be Morinatiou leakers," To accomplish this, more time must be spent developing reading and study haibits — on the junior high, senior high and col lege levels, he said. He also issued a warning con ceming the "casual way" teach ers use books, introduce text and reference books. "We must be intelligent about our own reading" the educator pointed out to the high school officials. A youngster, he said who wants to team will learn, "The main street to excellence is the street of motivation. We must find the pattern of teaching to stimulate the person to want to excell in school." A problem, he explained, "is that everybody wants us to teach more of everything." The more demands on improvement of curriculum, thq more confusion, he added. This morning was devoted to roundtables on various subjects and curriculums. In addition, sectional meetings of the Kansas High School Coaches Assn. and Kansas Music Educators Assn. were conducted. Music educators met on the stage of Hope Auditorium, with their instruments, for 'a music sight-reading session, and also for sight-reaojng of choral music. Garden City High School musicians also showed up to fill in with missing instruments. Being ~caYned~out/botli yestes- day and today at a'booth in the lobby was the voting of a member of the KSTA board of directors from this area. The polls were to close at the start of the afternoon general session. Wednesday afternoon the sectional delegate assembly elected * * * Teachers Discuss Variety of Topics Six conferences on professional problems discussed a variety of topics to open the Thursday aft- erjnoon activities of the Kansas State Teachers Assn. Problems of teacher welfare, school legislation, public relations, teacher preparation, extracurricular duties and standard of ethics. Teachers could choose the conference • they wanted to attend, and the sessions were held on an open discussion basis, with a chairman elected from the group. The Telegram staffed two of the sessions. Problems of Public Relations: The best public relations a school has is through its students. This was brought out by one member in this group, and agreed upon by the others. It also was pointed out that teachers shouldn't be too "thin-skinned about public criticism if it is fair. Considerable discussion resulted from a suggestion that teachers should take a more active role iij community affairs.' Some felt that teachers in their systems were too active in local affairs, and the public didn't ap predate this role. Lynn Droegemeier, Syracuse High School teacher who served as chairman, pointed out the par ent-teadher conferences as a good public relations booster. He said that conferences at Syracuse were conducted for grade, junior and senior high students during the days following the issuance of report cards. Other teachers aleo spoke highly of the parent-teacher conference as a better way to understand their pupils and also get acquainted with parents. Telegram Editor Bill Brown, who sat in on the conference, told the teachers that the press also has a responsibility to create a better public understanding of ing on the engineering for the schools and teachers, but that new Southwestern Bell Telephone Eugene Crawford, Dodge City instructor, acted as moderator. He pointed out that the new retirement program up for approval consists of two' parts — raising the percentage of retirement benefits from 4 per cent on $3,000 to 4 per cent on $5,000 and from 30 to 35 yearns service. Much of the' session was devoted to discussing this bill which has met disapproval by many young teachers' groups in Kansas. Crawford explained the foundation ^program proposal saying that the average cost per pupil would com* from state support, multiplied by the 180 days taught minus the non-district revenues and local district effort. He yoint ed up that this is not yet 'a bill before the legislature, but is be ing discussed; School reorganization was given some discussion. Several teachers said they thought most people misunderstood its mean ing, thinking that the. rura! schools would be entirely lost. Crawford said the bill is really a reorganization of the tax base rather than a consolidation of buildings or pupils. Dead Man Known Here Known by builders and others here was James C. Foulds, Colorado Springs, who was kilLd in a light plane crash Wednesday night in southern Colorado. Foulds, an engineer, did engi neering work for "Howard Blanchard. Garden City architect, and had worked on several of the school buildings here. At the time of his death, he was work- WASHINGTON (AP) — Preliminary analysis of photographs made Thursday shows clear indications that dismantling of missile bases is proceeding, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said today. A Defense Department spokesman told newsmen that the pictures show that missile launcher erectors have been removed from the sites. Much of the associated launch equipment has been removed, the spokesman said, and cable conduits between control points and launching pads have been broken up. The concrete pads for the launch erectors appear to have been broken up with an air hartuner. Certain areas of the sites have been plowed and bulldozed, the spokesman said. Aerial reconnaissance over the island was resumed Thursday after a two-day recess for the visit of U Thant, acting Secretary-General of the United Nations, in efforts to arrange for U.N. inspection of the dismantling promised by Soviet Premier Khrushchev. Assistant. Secretary of Defense Arthur Sylvester "read this statement by McNamara: "The secretary of defense announced today that prelimi ..ry analyses of the aerial photographs collected, by yesterday's reconnaissance mission provides clear indications that work is proceeding on dismantling of the missiles." Asked whether L blockade is still in force to prevent more offensive weapons from being Educator Looks 50 In Future "What will the world be like in the year 2012?" Vaud A. Travis placed that question before a group of teachers at flhe Kansas State Teachers Assn. conference at Garden City High S c h o\> 1 Thursday afternoon. Title of his talk was "Rural America in the Atomic Age." Travis is chairman of the division of Education and Psychology, Northeastern State College, j shipped into Cuba, a Pentagon i classroom teacher, Eugene Irawford, Dodge City, to the x>ard. Two other classroom eacher members were elected by assemblies at Hays and Wich- ta, and five area members will be named by the KSTA general membership. Several giiest speakers were on hand for departmental sessions yesterday afternoon. These speakers were to appear at sim ilar meetings at the Hutchinson convention this morning. They included Dr. Laura Zirbes, emeritus' professor of education at Ohio State University who spoke at the junior high and intermediate grades session; Dr. Vaud Travis, chairman of division of education and psychology, Northeastern State College, Tahlequah. Okla., -_ral schools; Kathryn Kayser, associate iessor, school of communication arts, University of Denver, kindergarten and primary; Dr. William M. Alexander, professor of education, George Peabody College, Nashville, Tex., senior and ural high schools; and Dr. William Ellena, assistant executive secretary of the American Association of School Administrators, Wahsington, D.C., elementary principals. Many of the teachers who stayed here last night relaxed at some events sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and its Women's Division. A smoker for the men, with a boxing exhibition, was conducted at the Old Armory; a style show for women followed by a bingo party for both men and wmen were staged at the Georgia Matthews Aud-' itorium. Tahlequah, Okla. He compared the year 1912 Hilton . . . today'* speaker with 1962 bringing out all the advancements in travel, business and education. As further comparison, Travis speculated on what the world would be like and the various advancements made in tire next 50 years. "You most study the past hi order to understand the present," he said. He used that principle to. project himself into the future where he sees the possibility of doctors using brain waves for communication, and two-hour trips to the moon. He commented that what we now think of as "modern" will be obsolete in the year 2012. To make his point Travis asked "How many of you teachers came to this meeting in a horse-drawn vehicle?" As to education, particularly 'in the rural areas, Travis said about only 25 per cent of the pupils attend rural schools now. He felt this would decrease over the years until in 2012 the rural or country school was extinct. Modern methods of education, including television in the classroom, w :i l eventually lead to less teachers, and more machines capable of supplying instructions to students, Travis added. Following his talk the group of teachers voted to elect Mrs. Margaret Unruh of Sulblette as delegate to the 1963 Kansas State Teachers Conference to be in Dodge City. Various art exhibits made by students of the Prairieola School in Stevens County were also on display. The Weather Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday; warmer Saturday; generally light variable winds becoming westerly to southwesterly through Saturday; lows tonight 25-35; highs Saturday 60-65. Su:iri»e: 7:18 Sunset: 5:36 Max. M'n. Prec. Akron fig 40 Dodge City 59 !1] Emporia 63 42 .02 GARDEN CITY 59 27 Goodland 57 26 Hill City 56 .'14 LaJunta 11 45 Lamar . 75 42 Russell 57 43 Tiiace Salina _ 66 43 Trace Toneka 58 40 .02 Wichita 61 43 Trace spokesman said the Navy ships continue on station. I Authoritative sources disclosed Thursday night that high altitude U2 flights over Cuba have been halted and the watch is being kept through low level photographic missions. These government sources said there has been no sealing down in the degree of aerial surveillance. The U2 missions over Cuba were scrubbed after one of the planes and its pilot \v -°. lost last weekend, according to informants. . Low flying.. reconnaissance planes—coming in swiftly below radar and exploiting surprise— are considered less vulnerable than the U2s which go into a slow glide when they are taking pictures. Officials "re virtually certain that the U2 piloted by Air Force Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr., Greenville, S.C., was knocked down by a Soviet antiaircraft rocket. And they believe the rocket was launched by Soviet missile- men manning the 22 antiaircraft rocket bases known to be operational in Cuba. This information developed as the U.S. Navy stood guard over the shipping lanes into Communist Cuba. If there have been any ship intercepts since the arms blockade was clamped on again Thursday, they have not been announced. The Defense Department said late Thursday that a reconnaissance mission had been conducted over Cuba earlier in the day and that "the planes returned without incident." There was no elaboration. Arthur Sylvester, assistant secretary of defense, said no analysis of the pictures was expected before today^but he did not promise to disclose" what the analysis may show about any progress in dismantling bases for deep-striking Soviet missiles. The Pentagon has yet to disclose the results of reconnaissance photos taken last Monday, before the two-day suspension in the blockade and aerial surveillance operations. Informants said all reconnaissance was conductet a* high altitude, presumably by U2s, before Oct. 14^-the date the government says it received the first firm photographic evidence that he Soviets were emplacing 1,200- mile-range mobile missiles and 2,500-mile intermediate range missiles in Cuba. U. S. Weapons Airlift to India Starts Today NEW DELHI, India (AP)—An American arms airlift got under way from Germany today to give Indi.i's hard-pressed Himalayan army better weapons to use against invaders from Red China. The first of 10 U.S. Air Force C13^ jet transports lifted off the runway at the big Rhein-Maln air base near Frankfurt and flew off into heavily overcast skies. It was due in Calcutta Saturday. A roundrthe-clock airlift was planned, and relief crews were flown to Calcutta to take the big planes back to Germany for reloading. The airlift is bringing fast-firing light infantry weapons, including mountain artillery, sorely needed to counter the Communists' superior firepower. U.S. Ambassador John Kenneth Galbraith warned the Indians against expecting American arms alone to "work magic" against the Chinese invaders. The great task remains with the Indian army," he declared. "We are happy to help with equipment to stop aggression but "equipment is only part of the problem." Galbraith said no American military instructors were coming with the arms, which he described as "standard stuff." He also emphasized there were no plans for U.S. military personnel to go to the frontier. The ambassador told newsmen the United States is considering supplying the emergency arms shinmnnte on a Ion? loan basis but said the terms have not been worked out. Two Persons Hurt in Crash m- Ft. Hays Registrar Soys Student EducatesHimself teachers shared in this job. Problem* of Legislation for Schools: Three bills or proposals being studied by the State Legislature were discussed. They are retirement, a foundation program and school Co. building for which B'anchard is the architect. He was a passenger in a single- engine plane owned by the J.F. Damann Supply Co. of Pueblo. It crashed at the east bas. of the Spanish Peaks, 17 miles west of Aguilar in northwest La_ uii- mas County. Teachers Assn. day afternoon. The occasion Senior and rural high school educators got the v inside story on strengths and weaknesses of college freshmen during a first day session of the Kansas State meeting yester- was a departmental meeting of high school department representatives. Providing the facts and fig«ires was Standlee Dalton, veteran registrar at Ft. Hay s College. Speaking from experience — 30 years in teaching, 25 of them as registrar — Dalton said "the young men and women are not in school for us, but we are there for them." In that period of time, he explained, "I've not taught a single boy or girl a single thing. Each educates himself; each has to go through a process himself." Has he noticed a difference hi today's young college freshmen compared to 20 years ago? "They're better dressed, have better poise and are more socially at ease," he said. "You can be proud of their conduct away from home," he told the secondary educators. Dalton pointed out that students are strong in math and sciences — weak in English and the ability to express themselves in writing. "The middlewest is predominately low in the verbal factor. We're above average in the national sciences, below normal in the verbal factor." he explained. What is the greatest problem of young men and wometa students? "They don't realize, or have acquired the feeling in their hearts, that they have to educate themselves." Inability to read or study accounts for many dropouts and failures, the registrar pointed out. A student has to discipline himself, he said. "Just like the game of golf, study takes practice." At Fort Hays this year 13 per cent of the freshmen are taking a foreign language — French, Spanish, German, Russian or Latin. "There is a need for proficiency in language of some country," Dalton stressed. Dalton said he is encouraging students to study a language two- three years here and then spend a year studying in the particular country. Two Garden Oitlans were jured in a two-car crash at 4:45 p.m. Thursday a mile west of Garden City on US50. In St. Catherine Hospital is William J. Peppan, 50,1201 Jones. He suffered three fractured ribs. The attending physician said he is in "good" condition this morning. Peppan was a passenger in a car driven by Elmer L. Smith, 56, 303 Emerson. Smith was uninjured. Driver of the otfcer vehicle, an American Telephone - Telegraph Co. car was Joseph C. Moritz, 30, 507 N. 9th. He suffered a laceration to his head but was dismissed following treatment. Highway Patrol Trooper Bill Swim said the cars collided when Smith attempted to make a left- hand turn off the highway. He charged Smith with driving while intoxicated arid illegal left turn. Parking Lot Pact Awarded Joe Ward, Garden City contractor, wae awarded the contract for paving and developing of the city's off-street parking lot northwest of the new post office. Bids were opened by the City Commission this morning at City Hall. Ward was the lowest of three bidders with a bid. of $5,687.74. Other bids were from the P. L. Dale Construction Co., $6,167.30, and Lee Conley, $6,396.20. Ward said he would start work immediately. The lot is on property purchased by the city from the Presbyterian Church, and the church manee formerly was located on the corner property. The lot will be paved with concrete, and is not expected to be metered for the time being. The city also is working on the plans for the downtown off-street lot at the corner of 7th and Chestnut — to the east and north of the Telegram building. One building, which formerly housed the Foster Music Co. and Smith Packing Co. locker plant, has been removed by city crews, and work Is expected to start soon on the small building to the east of the Telegram's pressroom.

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