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Page 10 The Salina Journal — Monday, November 16,1961 Worm weafher fouls up hunters of fowl By BOB KELLY Staff Writer Heavy cover and warm weather gave pheasants an extra edge over hunters during the opening weekend of the Kansas season. Despite impressive bird populations, some hunters didn't fare as well as they did a year ago. "It was pretty good but it still wasn't quite as good as last year," said Jack McNally, regional law enforcement chief in the Concordia office of the Kansas Fish and Game Commission. "I didn't see as many limits as I did • jre*r ago." McNally's spot checks of hunters included a roadblock north of Osbome where commission employees, sheriff's officers and highway patrol troopers checked hunters on their way home. "Most places had a little more cover this year," said McNally. "And, we haven't had the (cold) weather to really concentrate the birds." One bright spot in North-Central Kansas may have been the increase in quail numbers, although hunters have to wait until this coming Saturday to hunt quail in most of the area. The area west of US-81 and north of 1-70 opens to quail hunting a week later than the rest of the state. The pheasant story was much the same in the Hays area. "It seemed like we had a lot of hunters," said Ron Little, regional wildlife supervisor for Northwest Kansas. "They didn't do as good as a lot of them thought they would." , Little, who checked hunters around Cedar Bluff Reservoir, said most hunters were averaging a little over one bird per day. "The opening morning they were sitting real tight," Little said. Hunters in the Hays area also were hampered by heavy ground fog on Saturday. "I think for this opening weekend... everthing went quite well." The story at Colby was a little bit better. "We had pretty good luck," said Bill Van Horn, owner of F and V Guns and Dogs, Colby. "Most guys around here got about 50 percent (of their limits)." "I didn't hear anybody too unhappy. They did about as good as they did the first two days last year." One group of seven hunters had their limit by noon Saturday despite the fact dry weather in western Kansas made it difficult for dogs to effectively pick up the birds' scent. "The cover is so heavy they just about had to step on them to get them out," VanHorn said. At least some hunters in the Hays area traveled in style. A BAC ill jet, a plane which can seat 89 passengers, flew in six hunters to the Hays airport Friday. The plane, from a Dallas oil company, la believed to be the largest airplane to negotiate the 6,000-foot Hays runway in many years. Larry Batt, a city patrolman in Beloit, worked until 4 p.m. Sunday but thought he'd try his luck for a few minutes before the sun set. "Everyone told me to stay home," said Batt. Ignoring their advice, he flushed out four birds and took home two, although he admits he missed on his first two opportunities. "They (some friends) told me I either got the next one or I walked home," Batt said. Although official figures aren't available yet, it appears the Glen Elder Reservoir area, site of some of the best public hunting in the state, drew fewer hunters than a year ago. At Concordia, the city park was overflowing with trailers, campers and even a few tents. Many of the hunters, including some from out of state, arrived early in the week to search out the best hunting spots. At least one hunter, L. Jack McGowan, Quinter, died during the opening weekend. McGowan suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday while hunting near Dighton. Local-State The Salina Journal Salina NEA to honor student, teacher, parent, administrator The Salina National Education Association wants to build community support and pride in Salina's educational system. So this month, NEA is inaugurating a program in which a student, teacher, administrator and parent will be honored for their outstanding support of education in Salina. The first phase coincides with the observance this week of American Education Week. The theme for the week is "Partners in Education." Other activities planned by the Salina NEA during the week include operation of an informational booth throughout the week at the Mid State Mall, and radio and TV spots featuring actor Ed Asner as well as interviews with local teachers. A special NEA committee was named to supervise the selection and voting procedure for those to be honored. Monthly winners will be named and presented with gifts from local merchants: School Specialty, gift certificates for teachers and students; Flowers by Oscar, corsage or boutonniere for administrators; Mid State Mall, gift certificate for parents; Chamber of Commerce, gift certificate ior teachers. Marty Rectenwald Rose Hieger Rosemary Gibson Erlene Lindeman The November winners: • Marty Rectenwald, a student at South Junior High. He is described as a student leader who can be counted upon to get the job done, who constantly strives for improvement, is looked up to by his fellow students and is exceptional academically. He participates in football, basketball and track. • Rose Hieger, 1st grade teacher at Bartlett School, has been teaching for 20 years. She is an officer of Delta Kappa Gamma, has been an officer in ACE, serves on the textbook committee and has served on the Representative Council. Her nominator says she has a quiet but effective way of guiding her students, and is willing to spend extra hours with those needing help. • Rosemary Gibson, 112 N. Estates Dr., is active in the Roosevelt-Lincoln Junior High PTA and is its president for the 1981-82 school year. Those who nominated her say she attends many school activities, never misses a ball- game, volunteers for transportation duties, and works on many school activities such as fund-raising, taking school pictures, Parent Visitation and Fun Day. • Erlene Lindeman, principal of Meadowlark Ridge and Parsons elementary schools, is described by her nominator as a real "DOPE" (a dedicated, organized, positive educator). She demands a great deal from staff and students, constantly seeks ways to improve instruction and attends many workshops for new ideas, keeps in close touch with her teachers through evaluations and progress checks, and is always accessible to students, parents and teachers. Steele hoping to succeed Simpson With three candidates announced and others waiting in the wings, the 71st Legislative District Republican Central Committee will meet in convention at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First National Handibank South, Mid State Mall, to elect a successor to Jerry Simpson as representative in the Kansas House. Republican County Chairwoman Selma Steele, 820 Manchester Road, confirmed Monday she is a candidate to complete Simpson's unexpired term. Randall E. Duncan, 730 Fairdale Road, also has announced and Mrs. Steele said Donald Tasker Sr., 1210 McAdams Road, told her he is a candidate. There may be others, she said. Simpson resigned from the Kansas House to join the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a regional director at Kansas City. Selma Steele The Sunday convention will be opened by Mrs. Steele as county chairwoman. A permanent convention chairman will be elected to conduct the meeting. "The only business we can consider," Mrs. Steele said, "is the election of a district representative." Mrs. Steele, as precinct committeewoman from Precinct 20, has a vote. There are 23 committeemen and women in the district which is com- prised of Precints 1, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14,18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 28 and 29, all within the city of Salina. The 71st District has no rural areas in its borders. "Candidates," Mrs. Steele said, "must live within the district. But nominators need not be district residents. Each nominator will get two minutes to present the candidate. "After the nominations are in, each candidate will get some time to address the convention." Mrs. Steele has been active in party affairs in Saline County for eight years and was elected county chairwoman when Ben Vidricksen surrendered the job to win a seat in the Kansas Senate. She is on the board of directors of the Salina YWCA and has been active as legislative liaison to the senior citizens group. Work on buildings of National Guard okayed in Salina TOPEKA, Kan. (UPI) - The National Guard Bureau has awarded $74,392 to the Kansas Army National Guard for energy conservation projects in Topeka and Salina, according to Major General Ralph Tice, adjutant general. The funding, to be used for projects such as foaming walls, replacing steam traps and installing storm windows, is part of $2.3 million award to the states by the National Guard Bureau, Tice said in a statement released Friday. Work on the projects is expected to begin in November and be completed in February, Tice said. * * -tf At Salina, the project will include energy conservation work on two buildings at the Nickell Barracks Training Center just west of Tony's Pizza Service, according to Cornelius Van- dermotten, barracks facilities manager. Salmon wins piano concerto audition Mike Aylward, Salina Rt. 2, was the winner of a piano concerto audition sponsored by the Salina Area Piano Teachers' League Saturday at Marymount College. Jill Broughton, Minneapolis, was second. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Aylward are Mike's parents, and Jill is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Broughton. Mike is a senior at Sacred Heart High School and studies piano with Sister Clement Marie Heidrich. His accompanist at the audition was Kathy Jilka, Salina. He received a $50 check from the Piano Teachers' League and will perform the first movement of the Beethoven Concert No. 1 at the February concert of the Salina Youth Symphony. Jill is a piano student of Mrs. C.N. Waters, Salina, and is a senior at Minneapolis High School. Her accompanist was Gina Thompson, Salina. Eric Stein was the adjudicator at the auditions. Lindsborg residents hurt in car mishap LINDSBORG - James Norden, 18, and Christine Whitley, 15, both of Lindsborg, were in satisfactory condition Monday at Lindsborg Community Hospital after their car skidded out of control and overturned early Monday on the Falun Road. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Department, Norden was headed west when he apparently failed to slow in time for a curve in the road. His car went into a skid, then slid broadside into a ditch and overturned. The accident occurred two miles north of the McPherson County line. SOLD ON SPAGHETTI - Karl Schmidt, 10, stuffs down the spaghetti Sunday evening at "Spaghetti a la Mendicina" as part of the Holly Days Bazaar Journol Photo by J»H Brltcpbm at St. John's Hospital. Karl is ': the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray- , mond Schmidt, 1937 Starlight Dr. As 'Holly Days' bazaar begins Special spaghetti supper draws big crowd Sunday A tntnl nf 91.1 npnnlA oninvAH Huo ff*a. BM«I *1 >7K t~.— _U:Y.I_ • «A A total of 913 people enjoyed the traditional "spaghetti a la Mendicina" meals at Sunday's family night supper in the St. John's Hospital dining room. Family night is the highlight of the annual public three-day "Holly Days" bazaar, sponsored by the hospital auxiliary. A luncheon was to be featured Monday and will again be available Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carry-out service is provided; orders may be placed by calling 827-5591, extension 149. Pickup is at St. John's west entrance on Oakdale with parking in the hospital's west lot. Local businessman Joe Mendicina is preparing and serving the spaghetti and sauce. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1.75 for children under 12. Hours for the bazaar in the hospital lobby are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Winners of the six special donation items will be announced at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Proceeds from the bazaar and meals will go toward purchasing a linear accelerator which will upgrade therapeutic services for cancer patients receiving radiation therapy; a $1,000 scholarship for a senior nursing student at Marymount College, and the continuation of the Hospice program and the community health education program. Construction is under way on new Farm Bureau building Construction of a new office building for the Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. and the Saline County Farm Bureau Association is under way at North Ohio and Circle Drive. The new structure, expected to be complete about May 1, will replace the present office at 807 E. Prescott. Presley Builders, Inc., Salina, is the contractor on the building designed by Applebee and Marsh, Salina architectural firm. It will encompass about 3,600 square feet with half the space used by the regional claims department of Farm Bureau Mutual and the other half occupied by the local agency and association. The building will be of frame with brick veneer. "We've outgrown our present building," Warren Berquist of the agency said. "We will have about one-third more space and also will have a basement." Berquist said the Prescott building will be sold when the new building is completed. Elevator manager in stable condition following accident CLAY CENTER - Marion Patton, manager of the Farmers Co-op Elevator Association at Morganville, was listed in stable condition Monday in the Clay County Hospital here after he was pinned under a tractor at the elevator Friday. ( Elevator workers freed Patton before rescue personnel arrived. It was love at first bite for Salmons in Big Apple marathon race By BECCY TANNER FMturw Editor They are "that running couple," the "New York City Marathon people" who insist it changed their lives. And now, they say, they are bound and determined to go again. "This running thing" is in their blood. Gregg and Suzy Svoboda, 2203 Applewood Lane,' recently returned from running the 26 grueling miles of the New York City Macatbon, and they're in love with the city, the people, the sights and the smells. "It was my first experience at running a marathon," Gregg s*id, "And it was my first experience with the New York people. The day of the race, there y I was literally a sea of humanity stretching over those 26 miles. And they were all urging us on — not just the winners, but the entire group of runners. It was a wonderful feeling, they made Suzy and I feel like we had won." In preparing for the marathon, the couple ran between 11 and 19 miles each day, six days a week. Suzy, 39, ran covered the race course in four hours and 35 minutes; Gregg, 43, ran it in four hours and 58 minutes. Split at Wh mile "At the 19th mile line, I finally told Susy to go on out," Gregg said. "I was holding her back... "Part of the reason I loved the people so much, was that they were willing to kid us, to give us a few raspberries. We had our names on (jur T- shirts, and I admit it's an unusual name, but people would remember that. "They'd see Suzy and encourage her on. And then I'd come along about 20 minutes later and they would yell things out like 'Hey Gregg, better hurry up, you're wife's beating you.' And I'd come back and tell them I'd sent her on to fix dinner, that I'd be hungry when we finished." Both Gregg, a district manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., and Suzy, a teacher's aide, received gold medals for running in the race. "I can't begin to describe the feeling I had when, after running 26 miles and finishing well over two hours behind the winners, a woman came up to me with a medal and hung it over my neck - Just like I had won," Gregg said. "The courtesy and respect the people showed us was exceptional. After the race when we went out, people would ask why we were in town. We'd tell them we'd run the marathon and they would want to buy us drinks or something. Again, the reception we had was phenomenal." It's been three weeks since the marathon, and the Svobodas still are enthusiastic. It's a feeling they plan to keep for awhile. "Gregg has pretty well said it, but you do experience a thrill once you've run a race like that," Suzy said. "The people, even the little kids, would want to touch you as you ran. They'd yell out to you, "Touch me and I'll bring you luck. And you felt as if you had to; you didn't want to disappoint them." Still, they said, beyond the "initial runner's high" from running the race, beyond the thrill of meeting the masses - there's something even more they will remember. Sight! and smells "It's the sights, it's the smells of New York City," Gregg said. "You would experience it especially as we ran the marathon. We would be running along and suddenly be into a different ethnic community. You could smell the cabbage and corn beef cooking and then a while further you would smell bacon and eggs. You could hear the people try and pronounce 'Svoboda.' The Russians and Czechs did okay with the pronunciation. Still, those type of things meant a lot to us." Now they're hack home at 2203 Applewood Lane and settling back into their day-to-day routine. But there is a difference. "People will ask us, 'aren't you the ones,' things like that," Susy said. "And they'll want to know why they didn't see us on TV. They'll tell us they were watching for us and didn't see us. And we almost feel apologetic, like we really should have been on TV of, something. It's been good to know that people cared about us." So will they try it again? ' "You bet," Gregg said. "Susy and I have already discussed it. At our next' anniversary we plan on either gota* : back to New York and running the marathon again or trying the Honolulu' marathon. You see, we really enjoyed ourselves. I can't begin to deicrlbf what running this race meant to us both." .'•••'