The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 29, 1981 · Page 34
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 34

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, November 29, 1981
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Sunday, November 29,1981 — The Salina Journal Page; SEASONAL EXCITEMENT - Wide eyes and even wider smiles greeted the official arrival of the Christmas season Friday evening in downtown Salina. There were Christmas carols, poetry readings and bright lights, topped off by the arrival of Santa Claus (left). Getting an extra lift to enjoy all the festivities were six-month-old Angela Lundstrom (center), perched on the shoulders of her sister, Marybeth, 11; and six-year-old Melissa Ham (right), held by Deanna Jorgensen, 11. Angela and Marybeth are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lundstrom, 530 S. 9th; Melissa is the daughter of Journal Photo> by Tom Dori«y Mr. and Mrs. Floral Ham, 2209 Kensington, and Deanna is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Jorgensen, 2202 Kensington. -State The Salina Journal Feared security following stabbing Balky Lansing guards fired Cuff stuff Sr. Mary Agnei Drees, Marymount College director of continuing education and head of the Sisters of St. Joseph Human Rights Commission, will participate in a march Wednesday in Okarche, Okla. She will Join other religious women for a march to the grave of the Rev. Stanley Rother, an Oklahoma priest who was murdered in Guatemala last July. The date also commemorates the first anniversary of the deaths of Srs. Ita Ford, Maura Clarke and Dorothy Kazel, and Jean Donovan in El Salvador — murders which have not been solved. The symbolic inarch, following a brief prayer service at Holy Trinity Church, inaugurates the Year of the Martyrs for Region XIII of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). Sr. Mary Agnes will be accompanied by Sr. Margaret Houston, assistant treasurer of the Sisters of St. Joseph. The Salina Community Theatre Cookbook, containing 572 recipes, goes on sale Monday at 9:30 a.m. when the box office opens for the upcoming production of "Our Town." The cookbook is entitled "Salina Community Theatre Presents the Menu Revue." It is available from any Guild or Players Company member, producers of the book. The cost is $7, and can also be ordered by mail for an additional $1. All proceeds will go to the Community Theatre's building improvement fund. Mail orders should be sent to the Salina Community Theatre, Box 685, Salina, Kan. 67401. Many in Salina area IRS dons Santa's suit to return tax refunds To most folks, the Internal Revenue Service makes an improbable Santa Claus. But, by Scrooge's humbug, that's what's happening: The IRS has some money it wants to give away — $266,000 in Kansas alone. Actually, the money belongs to 624 individual and business taxpayers in the state who rightfully claimed refunds on 1980 federal tax returns but failed to claim the checks. So, in this holiday season, the IRS is searching for those forgetful persons whose present address doesn't match the one on the return, who moved without a forwarding address or otherwise made the checks undeliverable. Wichita IRS Public Affairs Officer Jim Manuszak said the refunds to individuals average about $339 and range in size from one dollar to "well over $8,000." Unclaimed federal business tax refunds average $852, with one on the list "way up in the 20s." All the refunds on the list were, mailed to the addresses provided on tax returns, but were returned to IRS as undeliverable. According to Manuszak, unclaimed refunds nationwide total more than $24 million with the average unclaimed individual refund at $393.18. CPAs to a tax More than 50 Kansas Certified Public Accountants will attend a seminar on 1981 Income Tax Update Friday at the Salina Hilton Inn. The seminar is sponsored by the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accounts in cooperation with the Central Kansas Chapter of CPAs. Dennis J. Gaffney, CPA, a professor If you think you are one of the 624 Kansas businesses or individuals who still has a federal tax refund coming, call the IRS for assistance, Manuszak said. The Wichita IRS has refund checks for these persons who listed a Salina address on tax returns: Steven and Pamela Blosser, James A. Brown, Larry and Debbie Cooper, Kimberly Ann Dennard, Jean Fleming, Timothy W. Hartzell, Joy D. Hollingshead, Luis De Jesus Lopez, Scarlett Luchtel, Wilma Reed Estate, Norman Rohret, Ronald B. and Sandra J. Stanley, Rebecca Triplett and Debbie Weir. The list of business refunds not delivered includes Fred E. Hensley and Leslie Gustafson, partners. Business refunds in Central Kansas include Sheryl Hendricka, Sherry's Animal World, McPherson; Myron A. Anderson, Andy's Corner, Oakley, and Charles C. Porter, Russell Springs. Individual refunds in the area belong to Richard H. and Linda S. Ramsey, Abilene; Boyde W. Tyler, Delphos; John A. and Judy H. Burden, Salvador J. Estrada and Nancy J. Perrin, McPherson; Jerry Mallory, Strong City; Brian L. Buettgenbach, Lebanon; David R. and Donna R. Harvey, Narka; Darla Asavadildkehe, Jon M. Craig, Lois L. Downey, Susan Kay Ferland, Terry C. Georgeson, Ron D. Holt and John D. and Marcia M. Williams, all of Hays; Ronald J. and Barbara R. Hebert, Norcatur; Gary Lee Buchner, Prairie View; Scott R. Rueschhoff, Oakley; Lila F. Bourbeau, Oberlin, and Glenva C. and Larry T. Balderston, Miltonvale. seminar here of accounting at Michigan State University, will present the course. The seminar is one of more than 80 continuing education programs offered by the 1,500-member KSCPA to assist Kansas CPAs in obtaining the 40 hours of education credit required yearly to practice the profession in Kansas. LANSING, Kan. (UPI) - A chain reaction of events at the Kansas State Penitentiary has led to the apparent firing of nine prison guards who refused to work after a guard was stabbed, allegedly by an inmate. The guards were initially suspended Friday morning because they refused to obey a direct order to work on the 6 a.m.-2 p.m. shift after guard Ken Lincoln Jr. was stabbed Thursday night. Lincoln received minor injuries when he was stabbed by an inmate who allegedly reached through the bars of his cell. Officials had suspended and recommended termination for the guards, who said they were worried about security in the wake of the stabbing. However, late Friday afternoon the guards received notices of termination, Corrections Secretary Patrick McManus confirmed, the first step toward firing under Civil Service procedures. They were given several days to file their side of the story in case they wanted to appeal. "Clearly when you're running an institution that depends completely in its security on a disciplined guard force," McManus said, "one thing you simply cannot tolerate is when and under what conditions guards will obey a direct order. "And that's what happened today." McManus said that given the climate and the context at the institution Friday, the stabbing incident was not a cause to shut the facility down. Guards apparently had requested a prisoner lockdown. "We may often disagree with orders, but disciplined and seasoned officers recognize that whether you like it or not, you have to follow them," McManus said. "Nothing I have heard about that (the stabbing) would suggest that the incident last night was not a completely isolated incident. It did not indicate that there was any particular problem or dissension among the inmates." However, some of the prison guards disagreed with McManus' assessment of the situation. "The administration called it an isolated incident, but how do we know if it is without going in and checking for other weapons," said Sgt. David Rogan, newly elected president of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge to be installed Tuesday at KSP. "About the only comment I can say right now is that I think the administration is wrong. I think the officers acted in what they thought was the best interests of them and the administration. We will back them up," Rogan said. Sharply criticized Salina sculpture moving to new site on KU campus "Salina Piece," the steel sculpture which used to give East Iron motorists double-takes, is having difficulty finding a new home at the University of Kansas. The sculpture, the work of Dale Eldred, Kansas City, was donated by former Salinan John M. Simpson and was moved from Simpson's former home on East Iron to Lawrence as a gift from Simpson. But it never has been re-erected on the KU campus and now, according to Robert Cobb, executive vice chancellor, the selected site will not be used. According to Cobb, "Salina Piece" will be moved to the university's West Campus from the grassy plot where it now lies unassembled. Some art lovers at KU don't want "Salina Piece" at all. The work, completed in 1969, has been the target of spray-painted criticism from those who have questioned its artistic value. A group of 10 KU alumni have threatened to print a newspaper advertisement opposing the location of the 40-ton piece. A statement by Cobb and KU Chancellor Gene Budig said: "Since the site originally selected for installation of the sculpture is sloping and may not be as appropriate for a sculpture of this magnitude as other locations, and since that site has for some time been used by the university and community members as a park and play field, the university will locate a suitable west campus site for the 'Salina Piece.' "The university is committed to the timely installation of the 'Salina Piece' in a manner befitting its stature, Mr. Eldred's creativity, Mr. Simpson's generosity, and the university's responsibility to its several publics." Simpson was a Salina attorney and served in the Kansas Senate. In 1980, he resigned from the Senate, left the Republican party and made a race for the U.S. Senate as a Democrat. He lost to Sen. Robert Dole. Consulting engineers will examine "Salina Piece" to certify it is structurally sound. The sculpture's safety came into question after Eldred, of the Kansas City Art Institute, could not raise the heavy piece into position. It may have to be disassembled for movement to the new site. School board decision likely on Baccalaureate services Jack ; Staton Kay Medley David Rayl Jeanne Hawley Charles Jensen Ann Sommers Michael Allen Salina Chorale's Christmas program is set Results of auditions have been announced for solo and ensemble positions in Bach's "Magnificat," to be presented by the Salina Chorale for its Christmas i program. The program is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in Sams Chapel on the Kansas Wealeyan campus. Soloists will be Jeanne Hawley, mezzo soprano; Sommers, soprano; Kay Medley, alto; David 1, tenor; Jack Staton, tenor; Mike Allen, counter r, and Charles Jensen, bass. Flute, oboe and organ are featured in special i with the small vocal ensembles. Guest per[formers will be Nancy Clark, flute; Stephanie Gra- ber, oboe, and Nancy Staton, organ. The Chorale was organized in 1979 M a select adult choir, but has its roots in the Salina Community Chorus. Its director is Dr. Don Donaldson. Dave Clark is orchestra coordinator. The Chorale also will sing a medley of old Christmas carols, "Christinas Day," by Gustav Hoist The orchestra, in addition to accompanying the Chorale, also will play the "Concerto Grouo," known as the "Christmas Concerto," by Arcangelo Corelli. Orchestra members are from Salina, Lindsborg, McPherson, Inman and Wichita. Three soloists will be featured in toe concerto: Doris Powers, concert mistress of the Sterling College Symphony; Benjamin Vandervelde, Salina Symphony, and Eric Stein, director of the Salina Symphony. Tickets are 13.50 when purchased in advance. They are available from any member of the Chorale and at the Fine Arts office at Marymount College, the general office at Kansas Wealeyan, Elmore Sundries and Gifts, Edgington Music Company and Midwest Music Inc. They will be $4 at the door. A special price of $2 is offered for students and senior citizens. \ A recommendation regarding Baccalaureate services for Salina UD305 will be considered Wednesday at 4 p.m. when the school board meets at Government Center. Supt. Lloyd Schurr will recommend that the traditional services be continued at each high school. The Kansas Association of School Boards has recommended that Baccalaureate services be sponsored by outside agencies. But the Salina Ministerial Association and high school principals prefer the present system. The board's policy handbook, which suggests using tradition as a guideline for the invocation and benediction during Commencement services, could be interpreted the same way for Baccalaureate, Schurr says. In other business, the board will hear an audit report and a proposal for the 1981-82 audit. A recommendation to form a School Health Advisory Council will be consid- \ ered. The purpose is to advise on legal matters, coordinate school and comu- nity interests, and increase commmu- nication of representative groups. The board's teacher negotiating team will be appointed. The board also will complete a review and updating of the policy handbook. Coffeyville woman held in husband's death COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (UPI) - A Coffeyville man's wife has been Jailed pending charges for shooting her husband to death. The body of Otis Culver, 24, was in his home Friday, shot in the chest with a a small caliber handgun. Witnesses told police Culver had been stabbed earlier in the day during a fight with his wife while they were visiting another home.

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