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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1997 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS Michael Bittinger Michael Bittinger, 53, Salina, •Idled Sunday, Oct. 5,1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is han- ""dling arrangements. Dorothy M. Corcoran OBERLIN — Dorothy M. Corco•" ran, 89, Oberlin, died Friday, Oct. .. 3, 1997, at Decatur County Good , Samaritan Center, Oberlin. z: Mrs. Corcoran was born • Dorothy Mousel on Jan. 19, 1908, i near Cambridge, Neb., and was a U-. longtime Oberlin-area resident. .;: She was a homemaker and had taught school for four years in 1 Danbury, Neb. She was a former .••member of Prairie Chapel MI Methodist Church, rural Oberlin, and was a member of Oberlin United Methodist Church. She •*• was also a member of P.E.O., Busi« ness and Professional Women, n Keep Pace Club, Order of the East- J ern Star Chapter 106 and United jj Methodist Women. • She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Metcalf, in 1959; and a grandson. Survivors include her husband, Charles of Oberlin; two sons, R. J. Metcalf of Oberlin and Sidney Metcalf of Danbury, Neb.; two sisters, Agnes Anderson of Las Ve- 'gas, and Beulah Trumble of Cambridge, Neb.; and four grandchildren. 2 The funeral will be at 10 a.m. « Tuesday at Pauls Funeral Home, • Oberlin, the Revs. David Randall S and James Hoover and Sister Mar- Si ilyn Wall officiating. Burial will in Oberlin Cemetery. Memorials may be made to De- uacatur County Museum or Oberlin STUnited Methodist Church. 55 Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to J£8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until »«the service Tuesday at the funeral SEhome, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67749. ^Lucile F. Dawe tan £ PHILLIPSBURG — Lucile F. ""Dawe, 78, Phillipsburg, died Fri- Elday, Oct. 3, 1997, at Good Samari- SStan Health Center, Kearney, Neb. JJ Mrs. Dawe was born Lucile Kin- wter on June 12, 1919, in Phillips ••sCounty and was a lifelong area president. She was a homemaker. 2£ Her husband, Floyd, died in J£jl972. •"» Survivors include a stepdaugh- Ster, Betty Perkins of Vidore, Today'* obltuartoi Michael Bfinflaf- , Qerald Edward Schro«dsr MdMnJatfiesWfnn KANiAS . • DORHANCE! laatelle M. Oaffiart MOUNDRlOGEi Bertha A. Kaufman OiiRUN: Dorothy M. Corcbran, Vivian Mae Scott PHILUf 8BURO: Ludle P. Dawe VICTORIA! Natasha Refiae Lelker WaKEENEY: Hilda E.Selertsky OUTOPSTATE Anita M. Shannon, Albuquerque, N.M.. -, Funeral Home, 222 McPherson 67460. W. Euclid, Betty jTexas; and two stepgrandchil- SSdren. •» The funeral will be at 2 p.m. ^Tuesday at Olliff-Boeve Chapel, ^Pastor Fred Bacon officiating. !£Burial will be in Belmont'Ceme- •^ntery, Phillips County. Memorials may be made to Phillips County Hospital or American Cancer Society. Visitation will be froni 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. Isabella M. Galliart DORRANCE — Isabelle M. Galliart, 77, Dorrance, died Saturday, Oct. 4,1997, at her home. Mrs. Galliart was born May 20, 1920, in Russell and was a lifetime resident of the Russell and Dorrance area. She was a homemaker, telephone operator and member of Dorrance First Lutheran Church and the Mary Circle of the church. • She was preceded in death by a son, Leonard. Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Brown of Dorrance and Reitg Harvey of Rosalia; four grandsons; and three 'great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster Mortuary Chapel, Wilson, the Rev. Gene Langhofer officiating. Burial will be in Wilson City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hays Humane Society. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the mortuary, 610 24th, Wilson 67490. Bertha A. Kaufman MOUNDRIDGE — Bertha A. Kaufman, 90, Moundridge, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997, at Newton Medical Center. Mrs. Kaufman was born Bertha Goering on Feb. 13, 1907, in McPherson County and lived in Moundridge since 1995 moving from McPherson. She .was a retired bookkeeper and clerk and was a member of McPherson First Mennonite Church, American Quilters Association, American Bible Society and National Geographic Society. Her husband, John, died in 1975. Survivors include three brothers, John Goering of Moundridge, Arthur Goering of Newton and Martin Goering of McPherson; and two sisters, Lorene Stucky of McPherson and Lillie Cullar of North Lima, Ohio. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at McPherson First Mennonite Church, the Rev. Mathew Swora officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Glidden-Ediger Natasha Renee Leiker VICTORIA — Natasha Renee Leiker, 3, Victoria, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Natasha was born Nov. 28, 1993, in Hays. She had lived in Victoria and had moved to Natoma two weeks ago. Survivors include her father, Gary Herndon of Hays; her mother, Melissa Leiker of Victoria; a sister, Lydia Downing of Victoria; a half-brother, Kristopher Herndon of Hays; a half-sister, Courtney Herndon of Austin, Texas; her grandparents, Donald and Rosie Leiker of Victoria and Roger and Lana Herndon of Midland, Texas; her great-grandmother, Ruth Damron of Russell; and her great- great-grandmother, Regina Jacobs of Victoria. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, the Revs. Frank Grinko and Michael Suchnicki officiating. Burial will be hi St. Fidelis Cemetery. A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Cline's Mortuary, Victoria. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria 67671. Dr. O.L."Libe" Martin Dr. O.L. "Libe" Martin, 89, Salina, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997, at Salina Presbyterian Manor. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Vera A. Peters GOODLAND — Vera A. Peters, 76, Goodland, died Saturday, Oct. 4,1997, at her home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Mountain time Tuesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Goodland, the Rev. Don Bowman officiating. Burial will be in the Goodland Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Bateman Funeral Home, Goodland, and before the service Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Sherman County Hospice. , Bateman Funeral Home, llth and Broadway, Goodland 67735, is handling arrangements. Gerald Edward Schroeder Gerald Edward Schroeder, 79, Salina, died Saturday, Oct. 4,1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Roselawn Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Vivian Mae Scott OBERLIN — Vivian Mae Scott, 77, Oberlin, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997, at Decatur County Hospital, Oberlin. Mrs. Scott was born Vivian Mae Landau on Jan. 1,1920, at Kanona and was a resident of Oberlin since 1995 moving from Tempe, Ariz. She was employed at First National Bank in Tempe for 20 years and was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Chapter BH of P.E.O. and Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a son, Jim Dowling of Oberlin; two daughters, Ann Williams of Oberlin and Jane Dowling of Chicago; a brother, Lemoin Landau of Wichita; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Pauls Funeral Home, the Rev. Bill Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Oberlin Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Decatur County Good Samaritan 'Center, P.E.O. Cottey College Fund and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 106. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today and 8 am. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67749. Hilda E. Selensky WaKEENEY — Hilda E. Selensky, 78, WaKeeney, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997, at Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, WaKeeney. Mrs. Selensky was born Hilda Ziegler on Oct. 20, 1918, in Gove County and was a WaKeeney resident since 1990 moving from,Hjays. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the Ladies Guild, Hays. Her husband, John, died in 1990. Survivors include a son, Brian of Wichita; a daughter, Alice Ochs of WaKeeney; four brothers, Blaze Ziegler of Wichita, Dan Ziegler of Austin, Texas, Linus Ziegler of Missouri and Paul Ziegler of Denver; six sisters; Mary Morley, Tillie Roach, Helen Vonfeldt, Rose Zimmerman and Clara Hervey, all of Wichita, and Beata Slack of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, the Rev. Bill Surmeier officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Hays. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today followed by a St. Nicholas Ladies Guild rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Schmitt Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, WaKeeney. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney 67672. The place of the vigil was incorrect hi Sunday's edition. Anita M. Shannon ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Anita M. Shannon, 69, Albuquerque, died Friday, Oct. 3,1997. Survivors include her husband, Arthur of the home; a son, Steven of Albuquerque; two daughters, Jill Garcia of Albuquerque and Jane French of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Jack Armstrong of Wichita, Kan.; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at French Mortuary-Lomas Boulevard Chapel. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque 87112. Malvin James Winn Malvin James Winn, 88, Salina, died Thursday, Oct. 2,1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Winn was born April 29, 1909, at Fowler. He was an Army Air Corp and Air Force master sergeant, retiring in 1957 after 20 years of service including World War II. He worked for the Kansas Technical Institute supply department. He was a member of Belmont Boulevard Christian Church, Masonic Lodge 60, both of Salina, Scottish Rite Consistory, Salina Chapter 18 Royal Arch Masons and life member of York Rite Ellsworth Council 9 and Isis Shrine. He is a member of Royal Arch of Scotland Chapter St. Columbia 481, Largs, Scotland, and Aviation Pioneers of Kansas Wing 0X5, Wichita. He also was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1432. His first wife, Sylvia, died in 1978. Survivors include his wife, Rachel of the home; a son, James R. of Salina; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Belmont Boulevard Christian Church, 2508 Belmont, the Rev. Paxton Jones officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park with military and Masonic rites. Memorials may be made to the church. Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. The Veterans of Foreign Wars membership was omitted in Saturday's edition. MR. WINN Out walkin' For 89th birthday, Hays man hikes to Victoria By The Associated Press HAYS — Walking for miles has been a ritual for Marvin Wickham since he turned 85. Four years and a pacemaker later, he's still going the distance. He made an 8.2-mile trek from the eastern edge of Hays to Victoria on Saturday to celebrate his 89th birthday, instead of digging into cake and ice cream right away. Two of Wickham's daughters walked along with him, and another one drove with their mother, La Verne. The trip took about 3 V4 hours. That's an accomplishment in itself for a guy pushing 90, especially less than three months after he received his pacemaker. About a month after his surgery, Wickham was back walking and looking forward to what has become a yearly trek since 1993. He wasn't sure if he would be able to make the trip to Victoria this year because of his surgery, but he started getting excited when his home health care nurse told him to go for it. So why does Wickham himself keep making the trip to Victoria? Everyone seemed to have their own opinion on the subject. "Just to see if I can do it," the birthday boy said. "He just keeps challenging The Associated Press Marvin Wickham of Hays, left, and his daughter, Janet Pruter of Colorado Springs, Colo., walk Saturday from Hays to Victoria. Wickham was celebrating his 89th birthday with the stroll. himself," daughter Janet Pruter said. "I think he's the only man I know who looks forward to his old age. He's sure my inspiration." His wife thinks differently. "Oh, I just think it's something he's got to do to keep peace in the family," La Verne Wickham said. Marvin seemed in high spirits as he finished his cake later, noting he felt so good he might not take a nap that afternoon. • "But the rest of the family will," daughter RaJan Pruter said. Candy / Town upset by demands to become firm's advertising arm FROM PAGE A1 State's crop of exotic ginseng is in question By The Associated Press WAUSAU, Wis. — Wisconsin- grown ginseng — an exotic root prized by some for its medicinal value — may not be as pure as health food store customers expect. State agriculture officials have recently uncovered widespread use of illegal pesticides on ginseng in Wisconsin, where about 90 percent of the U.S. ginseng crop is grown. There are 1,500 ginseng growers in the state. Last month, one grower in Wausau paid $35,000 in fines. Six other misdemeanor cases of illegal pesticide use are pending, said Dave Fredrickson, director of investigations and compliance for the state agriculture department. While agriculture officials slammed the growers for using the chemicals — the pesticide lin- dane and the fungicide PCNB — they acknowledged that they have no data about the risk to consumers who use ginseng grown with the illegal chemicals. "What they were doing rips at the very fabric of pesticide use in this country — ignore the label. It becomes a game of catch me if you can," Fredrickson said. The candy maker also wants the mayor and city council to sell City Hall to the company, build new parking lots and possibly go to the bond market to start a tourism campaign on behalf of the worldwide headquarters of a company that says its story is "America in a nutshell." If all the concessions are granted, the company says, it will stay in the only home it has ever had, dating to 1918. Some residents of Cashmere, 120 miles from Seattle and seemingly 50 years removed from the abrasions of modern life, say the showdown with the Aplets and Cotlets makers is evidence that big-city corporate bullying has made its way to small-town America. "A few years ago, they started selling to all the big warehouse chains, like Costco and Target and Wal-Mart," said Jym Reyna, a building contractor and tavern owner. "They learned from them the techniques of dictating terms to others. That's what's changed," Liberty Orchards is prosperous and profitable, but would like to be more so. It wants to draw more tourists to its retail shop and factory tour, company officials explained. The best way to do that, they reasoned, is to have their product name attached to all official road signs and correspondence, a way to get around federal laws that prohibit private businesses from putting up billboards on interstate highways. Under the plan, motorists along U.S. Highway 2 would see signs for "Cashmere, Home of Aplets and Cotlets," and then exits for Aplets Avenue and Cotlets Avenue. Once in town, a visitor would drive down one of the confection-named avenues to the place where City Hall used to be, and have a chance to buy every- "We've done a lot for this community and never asked for any thing in return. This is the first time we've asked for anything, and we don't think it's a lot." Greg Taylor Liberty Orchards president thing from apple-smelling hand lotion to books on the history of Aplets and Cotlets. "We've done a lot for this community and never asked for anything in return," said Greg Taylor, president of Liberty Orchards, and a grandson of the cofounder of the company. "There's got to be a quid pro quo. This is the first time we've asked for anything, and we don't think it's a lot." Besides, he added, Cashmere's current theme, emblazoned on its official road sign and banners in town, is confusing, and not very successful. "They call it Early American," Taylor said. "Nobody knows what that means. They need a hook. 'Home of Aplets and Cotlets' may sound like an advertisement for us, but it's also the most recognizable thing about Cashmere." City officials have given in to half the demands, having decided last week to change the official city slogan and the name of one of the main streets. The only other choice, a council member said, was the slow death of a town losing its main employer. But, as a second vote on the other changes approaches, a revolt is brewing among citizens of the candy town. "A lot of people just don't think it's appropriate to put the names of company products on city streets and city stationery," said Susan Kidd, who owns, an art gallery in Cashmere. "Every oth- er business would have to advertise for Aplets and Cotlets, indirectly." After living in New York and Seattle, Kidd settled in Cashmere years ago; never did she expect to find what she calls "absolute corporate greed" in the form of a militantly quaint candy maker. "They have asked us to sell out this town," she said. Selling City Hall, which is now adjacent to the candy factory, would allow the company to expand, Taylor said. More tourism would help every other business, he added. But Taylor has had his share of cold stares recently, he said.. With good reason, said Reyna, the tavern owner and builder. "They have become sort of the bully on the block. I wouldn't mind having the official sign out on the highway say, 'Next Exit — Cashmere, Home of the Rendezvous Tavern.' But you can't do that and be a good neighbor." Still, it appears likely that Cashmere will formally tie its destiny to the makers of Aplets and Cotlets, tearing down the existing road signs, losing the architectural fronts and curio knickknacks of the fading theme of Early American. The only problem then, some residents say, is what would happen if Liberty Orchards somehow folded or still decided to move. Then, Cashmere could become an increasingly rare sight in rural America, a town without a theme. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Brianna L. Courtney, D'Ambra Parker, McDowell W. Steele and Mamie A. Wilcox, all of Salina. Neta J. Cadoret, Junction City; Icel R. Haegert, Mankato. DISMISSALS — Nancy Bolden and baby girl, Martinez baby boy and Parks baby Boy, all of Salina. Sandra L. Killinger, Belleville; Michelle Vanburen and baby girl, Ellsworth; Vickie Wiegert, Sylvan Grove. Birth GIRL: D'Ambra and Mike Parker, Salina, 6 Ibs. 5 ozs., born Oct. 4. Police blotter PROPERTY DAMAGE — Windows shattered in a station wagon belonging to Steve Campbell, Salina, while it was parked at 1015 W. North between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:15 a.m. Sunday; $800 damage. PROPERTY DAMAGE — A van belonging to Lee Smith, Salina, was burned between 12:19 and 1:23 a.m. Saturday at 800 W. Lincoln; $1,000 loss. CORRECTION Because of a Journal error, the record of the Hill City High School football team was incorrectly reported in Saturday's edition. The team is 4-1. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that Cod is light, and in him is no darkness at all." — 1 John 1:5 k Kenneth L. Brown i I Feb. 26,1942 to Oct. 6. 19961 It's been a year ago I today that we lost our Grandpa - "Dad". We often get together and talk about all the fun we had. There's not a day that goes by I when we don't think of you. And I often seem to ask ourselves, why | did God choose you? He didn't make you suffer and wanted to call you home - we just wish there was a way heaven could | have a phone. He said you were ours tor a little | while and proved to us it is true. But "Dad", we want you to I know how much we all miss and | love you. Debbie, Jeff', Dustin, Anutiuia, Sheltie, Deiinttii, Jim & Ashley, Kim, Nick 6- TJ.