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foqe 3 Garden City Telegram Saturday. August 1, 1970 a tcilne WESTERN KANSAS By NOLAN HOWELL Two new public aitiions on. Western Kansas history worthy of miemliion crossed this writer's desk this week. One is a hardbound book "A History of Gem, Kansas" by Bill James and Marge Brown. Other is "Sentinel To The Cim- ampom," by Dr.

David K. Strate. The latter is undoubtedly more interest to local and are: 1 residents as it attempts to tell for the first time in a book o. its own, the history of Fort Dodge, near Dodge City. Doctor Stnaite is a native of Southwest Kansas and is an instructor of history at St.

Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City. Published through the Cultural Heritage and Arts Center, Dodge City, it is available as a paperback or hardback. In Ms preface, the author sets out as Ms purpose a study df the establishment and service of Fort Dodge from 1965 until 1882, an examination which he found to have been largely neglected by historians to date. Font Dodge is sitill very much alive today, having been reactivated in 1890 as a state soldier's home to accommodate Kansas veterans, a responsibility it still fulfills. "A History of Gem, Kansas," Is just what it a history of the pioneer northwestern Kansas town of Gem, Thomas County, and some of the pioneer families of that region.

4 It is available through Prairie Printers Inc. of Colby. Among the many interesting history notes included in the book is a picture of a huge snowstorm in March, 1912. The picture is dated Mar. 16, 1912, and shows a Rock Island train passing through a snow cut along the tracks which was every bit as high as the train's engine.

And all of the decrees he could muster failed to revive it! "Judge Thompson has purchased a fine new Overland car, and the other evening took his chaufieur and went out for a joy ride. When they got to the open country, far away from the nearest house, and storm clouds began to gather, the thunder roared and lightning flashed, the pesky thing went as dead as if Judge Thompson had got out an injunction on it. Judge Thompson immediately took judicial notice of the situation and finally issued a writ of ouster and that did no good, and he even went so cuse far as to fine it for contempt of court, but he sat there all night in a deluge of rain and without suppar or breakfast." From the July 1910 files of the Lakin Independent. Wheatliand Electric repoiits its been having trouble in recent weeks with vandals in the Syracuse, Tribune and areas. On the nights of July 10 and 18 power outages directly attributed to vandals occurred in the Leoti and Tribune areas and in Hamilton County southeast and north of Syracuse.

W. A. Dodson, Wheatland's general manager, says the outages were caused by a person or persons shooting at insulators on the company's tranimis- sion lines. Twenty inslulators were broken on the line running from the Scott-Wichita county line through to the Wichita-Greeley county line. Rewards are being offered by the company for information concerning the acts of vandalism.

It took more than a bolt of lightning to keep Mm down! "Harold Guldner, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Guldner, was brought to Domiohue Memorial Hospital for treatment after being struck by lightning.

Harold was riding his horse rounding up cattle when the bolt of lightning struck him, knocking Mm unconscious, and killing his horse. He soon regained consciousness and it was determined that his injuries were not serious." From the July 1940 files of the Syracuse Journal. Regents Unfair, Jackson Says KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Gary Jackson says he has done nothing to justify his dismissal as an assistant to the dean of men at the University of Kansas. The Kansas Board of Regents ordered the dismissal after learning from Topeka police that Jackson helped buy 27 boxes of ammunition at a Topeka store July 17.

That was the day after Donald Rick Dowdell, 19, was shot to death by a Lawrence policeman. At news conference in his lawyer's office Friday Jackson issued this statement: "I am Gary Jackson. I was employed as assistant to the dean of men for black students by the University of Kansas. My term of employment, as per contract, was from July 1, 1970, to July 30, 1971. "According to the news media, my employment was terminated at the direction of the Board of Regents.

To date I have received no official notification of my dismissal. "I feel that I have fulfilled all the duties incumbent in the position I hold with the university. To the best of my knowledge I have done nothing that would precipitate or justify my dismissal. "Through my attorneys, a telegram was sent to the chancellor of the university and the board of regents on July 20, 1970, requesting the following: "1. An enumeration of the charges on which the termination was based.

"2. A hearing before the board of regents on these charges, with the opportunity to be heard aind present evidence. "3. A review of the prior decision to terminate based upon the hearing "4, An answer to this request by Aug. 5, 1970, setting out charges and hearing date.

"This is the full extent of my statement at this time. I feel too many persons in high and responsible positions have acted and spoken without a basis, in fact or a knowledge of me, or the situation in Lawrence, Kan." On the advice of his attorneys, Jackson would not answer questions about the purchase of ammunition. Nor would he elaborate on the reference to "persons in high and responsible positions." Mr. Orta Visits the Grahams Telegram Photo Mr. and Mrs.

Lawrence Graham and daughter, Helen, left, are the host family to Mauricio de la Orta, 26, who is the group leader of the 11 citizens from Mexico now visiting in the Deerfield com- munity. Deerfield residents are in their fourth consecutive year as participants in the Experiment in International Living. The Grahams farm 10 miles northeast of Deerfield. Santa Fe has been having some trouble in recent weeks keeping its freight cans on the rails in the Ulysses vicinity, causing this comment from Southwest Kansas senior journalist Jay Baugh of Johnson: "At the rate the Santa Fe is derailing trains in this vicinity, it may be a fortunate thing that they no longer carry passengers. Of course at the way rail passenger track is, if there were any, it would be a good idea to have those slot machine insurance policies such as air terminals have, to invite suicide bombing." hi Garden City Hospifafs DISMISSALS At St.

Catherine Lana Jean Embree, 823 Bancroft Thayl D. Jay, Leoti Loise O. McMasters, Syria- JudiUh C. Martinez, 1206 Hattie Elsie M. Miller, Syracuse Tamra Sue Roark, 1105 Safford Mary G.

Robles, 709 E. Santa Fe Mrs. Marguerite Rodriquez, 209 Taylor Mrs. Curtis Sauier and baby girl, 1312 N. 12th Mrs.

John ScMffelbein, 803 Ida James Lee Tinner, Rt. 1 Mrs. Larry Watson and baby boy, 609 Pennsylvania Courts POLICE Bonds Forfeited Dayle D. Koehn, Rt. 1, operating motorcycle without helmet, $15.

Gary Lee Wigner, 713 Howerton, driving left of center, $15. Gary Lee Mader, Deerfield, illegal turn, $10. Jerry Schreib- vcgel, Howerton, permitting dog to run at large, $10. DISTRICT Divorce Granted Sylvestei Mitchell from Jo Lena Mitchell, abandonment. Traffic City Accidents Friday, 10:03 a.m., 100 block W.

Chest nut, a car driven by Mrs. Rob ert L. Montgomery, 806 E. Johnson, (minor damage), struck a parked oar owned by Loren E. Whipps, 1711 Janice Lane, (no damage).

Friday, 4:14 p.m., 100 block E. Chestnut; a car driven Mrs Godfrey Geier, 322 N. 10tib, (minor damage), struck a parked car owned by John B. Guerra, 705 E. Fulton, (n damage).

Concert Crowt Still Sparse Attendance at last night's benefit concert for the Rock Springs 4-H Ranch improved Congressmen Will Probe Army's Nerve Gas Plan WASHINGTON (AP) Both ouses of Congress will investi- ate the Pentagon's plan to ship 8 tons of deadly nerve gas to ie Atlantic Ocean for dumping plan that includes emergen- measures the Defense De- artment says will be unneces- ary. Rep. Paul Rogers, aid Friday representatives of ie Army and departments of tote, Interior and Welfare will invited to testify beginning Monday before the House mer- hant marine subcommittee on ceanography. Rogers was followed several later by Sen. Ernest Hoi- ngs, who announced his senate oceanography subcommittee will begin hearings on the plan next Wednesday.

Less than a week Aug. train will move out from Anniston, and another from Lexington, along unannounced routes no faster than 35 miles per hour toward the coast near Souithport, N.C. There, according to the plan, 15,540 gas-filled rockets encased in 418 concrete coffins wrapped in steel will be loaded aboard a ship and carted out 280 miles off the Florida coast where they will be dumped overboard. Rollings called the project "extremely important because of its potential threat to the safety and well-being of our citizens." He said he hopes to "find the facts and talk to the ex- perts." The Army says it will inform hospitals along the way to stock up on atropine, an antidote tha has to be injected into a large muscle immediately after con tact with the odorless, tasteless gas. Contact with the gas can kil in less than two minutes withou injection.

Last year the Pentagon backed down from a plan to ship several rail carloads deadly World War I surplus gas from Colorado to New Jersey for dumping at sea. Public out cry generally was credited with convincing the Defense Depart menit to destroy the gas chemi cally in Colorado. James Stresses Role of Juco Colby newsman Bill James, campaigning for the state board of education, paid a visit to Garden City yesterday afternoon. The candidate, in an interview, stressed the importance of junior colleges and vocational-technical schools. "I think it is very important thai, the person who represents the Fifth District be very interested in junior colleges and vocational-technical schools because this district has five junior colleges and three vocational-technical schools," James A Republican, James received a B.S.

degree in economics in 1954 from Fort Hays Kansas State College and is working toward his master's degree in education. He is a former high school English and journalism teacher. For the past 10 years, he has been editor-publisher of The Prairie Drummer in Colby. James is opposed to the tax lid because "this is no time to curtailing services in eduea- ition," He feels that important Garden Scout Is Camp Selection A Garden City Girl Scout has been selected to participate in "Tell It Like It Is," a 12-day camp designed to develop skills in public relations. Cyraithia Kyle, daughter of Mr.

and Mrs. Jack Kyle, 501 W. Olive, was chosen for the camp-based event by the Mid- ConithiPWt Council of Girl Scouts, Kansas City, Mo. Participant will explore and practice skUs in public relation's with the goal of telling the Girl Scout story eiffeotively when they return to their home communiities. Cindy is a senior Girl Scout in Troop No.

11, Tunnbleweed Girl Scout Council. While at-the camp Aug. 3-14, Cindy wiffl participate in sessions led by guest consultants in one of eight media: radio, Young Artist Exhibit Work Artistic works of 120 young painters will be on display tomorrow at the Civic Center. Sponsors of the exhibit are the Recreation Commission and the Sand Hills Art Assn. Each child enrolled the past two months in the jointly-sponsored art classes at the Civic Center will have one painting on exhibit.

Classes met for two hours once a week. The display will be free and open to the public. Hours are 2-4 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded in each age group competing. Five and six-year-olds have painted in water color and crayon.

Those 7-13 used oils. Instructors for the classes are Mrs. Vern Holmes, Mrs. Ralph Beckett Mrs. Richard McMillan, Mrs.

Loren Percival and Mrs. Kenneth Harms. All are members of the i Sand Hills Art Assn. Dighton Man in Intensive Care Dighton man tad a leg and an arm ripped Ms body in a motorcycle- car accident in Norwich, Connecticut. He is 21-year-old Richard L.

Smith. The Lane Countian had been in the Navy, serving aboard the Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine James. K. Polk. According to reports of the mishap, city policemen in Norwich and about 10 passing motorists were able to save Smith's lilie by applying tourniquets to the severed limbs, thereby halting profuse bleeding.

Involved in the accident, wMch occurred about 500 yards from the Norwich Hospital, was a motorcycle driven by Smith and a car driven by 18-year-old Gaiy Diodato, Montville, Conn. Diodato was not injured. Patrolman William Franklin praised the unidentified motorists who stopped and provided first aid to the injured Smith. "Their assistance saved Smith's life," he said. Smith's left arm and leg were severed from his body when the two veMcles collided.

He is in the care ward of Bachus Hospital, Norwich, Conn. Five Are Sent For Induction Four Garden City men and one from Suiblette were forwarded Wednesday eo Denver for induction into the armed Men Lakin to Liberal replaces KNG Promotes Lakin Area Men long-time Lakin Both Merz and Fawcett are area residents have been pro- active in the Deerfield Lions moted by Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Co. and assume their new duties today. Melvin Merz, promoted to the post of production superintendent, will move from Lakin to Liberal. Albert (Jim) Fawcett will replace Merz as assistant production superintendent at Lakin.

Merz, who started with Kangas-Nebraska in the measurement department at Lakin in 1951, will now be responsible for the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle area. He is an Army veteran and farmed prior to starting work for the gas company. He served as production foreman and later became assistant production superintendent. Club. Merz was elected deputy district governor of the club.

Merz and his wife, Jimmie, have four children: sons Steve and Keith and twin daughters Janet and Judy. Active in Boy Scouts, Merz has been on the district committee and is chairman of Troop 22. He and his family are active in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. Fawcett, 50, also started in the measurement department at Lakin in 1951 after operating a bakery and working in a dairy following Ms Army discharge; He is a past officer of the Deerfield Lions Club. Fawcett and Ms wife, Clair, have two sons, Steve and Mike.

Mrs. Fawcett is school nurse at Lakin. deaths Mrs. Anna Reid Anna Reid, 74, died unexpectedly yesterday morning at her daughter's home here. Born Nov.

26, 1895, in Thom- field, she was married to Lonnie Reid, March 17, 1914, in Gainesville, Mo. He died in March of 1939. The couple came to Kansas in 1916. Mrs. Reid lived in St.

John, Kiowa and Bucklin before moving to Has- keb. County in 1954. She owned and operated the Wheatiand Hotel and Cafe in Sublette until her retirement. She was a member of the Methodist Church, Sublette. Survivors include a son, James, Ft.

Lyon, three daughters, Mrs. Letha Ross, Dodge City, Mrs. Joyce Thompson, Sublette, and Mrs. Helen James, Lebanon, three brothers, Arlie Trent, Compton, Clifford Trent, Selah, and Fred Trent, Bingen, three sisters, Mrs. Alma Stokey, Dallas, Mrs.

Stella Dean and Mrs. Clara Kilgore, both of Bucklin; eight grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Methodist Church, Sublette, the Rev. Frank Little officiating.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Bucklin Cemetery. Friends may call until service time at Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. slightly over Thursday night's of the state board of ed- Capt. Skinner Simpson, junior varsity football coach at the U.S.

Air Force Academy, captained the varsity team in 1962. He also was named the team'i most valuable player. crowd of about 25. The Fine Arts Center at the Garden City Community Junior College was still far from full, however, as about 50 persons attended. Members of the performing group, the Song Peddlers, are Ava Joss, Janie Roberson, Joe LeFort and Bob Johnson.

Folksinger Bob Mathews performed specialty ucation include: examining the relationship between junior colleges and vocational-technical schools, financing junior colleges, accreditation of colleges, certification of teachers and improvement of the junior college "image." The Fifth District, one of 10 state-wide board of education districts, includes 35 counties in Western Kansas. ex movi audio visua "Tel It Like It Is" will be based at a camp near Kansas City. Practice sessions to tell the GM Scout story will help ths participants from the 10-state region gain practical knowledge in communication skiUs. Field trips from the camp to Kansas City will give the Scouts a chance to see production studios and plants of media concerned with public relations. services.

by the selective service Board of Finmey, Haskell and Kearny counities were Robert W. Lord, John M. Geier, Gregory L. Smith and Thomas A. Rowe, all of Garden City, and Charles L.

Myers, Sublette. Sevien dralt registrants were forwarded for pre-induction physical examination: Rodney C. Weeks, Lloyd L. Lightner, Terry L. Wood, Rickey N.

Jewel, Keith R. John, Roger Wagner and Mark S. Mayo. Riggs Art in Two Museums Monte Riggs, senior art major at Kansas State University currently has two paintings on exhibit in two museums. One painting, a shaped canvas in acrylic, is on display in the "Recent Images" art show in the K-State Union Art Gallery.

The other painting, also a shaped canvas in acrylic, can be viewed in the "Mid- Amerioa Three" display in the St. Louis, Mo. Art Museum. The show lasts through Aug. 23.

Four-humdred-fifity artists from nine states submitted paintings for display in the St. Louis Museum. Riggs' painting one of 34 accepted. Mrs. Georgia V.

Welch SUBLETTE Mrs. Georgia Welch, 81, died yesterday ait her home in Canon City, Colo. She and her husband, the late Rev. Stanley S. Welch, retired in 1945 and moved to Canon City from Sublette.

The Rev. Mr. Welch was pastor of the United Methodist Church, Sublette, before his retirement. Mrs. Welch was bom May 27, 1889, at Conway.

The Rev. and Mrs. Welch were married at Conway, March 1, 1911. He had been a Methodist pastor in Conway, Macksville, Mullinville, Haviland, Windom, Pierceville, Albert, Heizer, Healy, Shields, Manning, Johnson, Manter and Sublette. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs.

Ada Ramsey, Wilcox, and Mrs. Rozella Van Brunt, Johnson; two brothers, Froland Wade, McPherson, and Wezey Wade, Conway; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Schafer, Conway; and two grandchildren. Yuneral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Canon City the Revs.

Louis Harus and Claude Kinsley officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City. Mutual Funds? SM Claude RobinsM Phone 276-6997 218 N. Main-Garden City public rtlations Put somtoiw back in the kitchen with Dinah. Frii.

nil Aug. 4. Roland Itlchor (Pol. Adv.) COLLECTION TIME NOW You can help me (and I know you will) with my training as a young businessman. The paper I deliver to your home is bought at wholesale and retailed to you.

The profits I make are made after I collect from you each month. I certainly appreciate your promptness in paying when I call to collect. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PROMPTNESS TELEGRAM CARRIER IOY Sorry about that, Robert, but we're voting for Kent. Coy and Judy lurk (Pol. Adv.) COMMISSIONER 13 YEARS STATE INSURANCE DEPT.

EXPERIENCE (N. Pal. for Fletcher lell for Conn, of Iw.).

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