The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 12, 1976 · Page 26
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 26

Hays, Kansas
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Sunday, December 12, 1976
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HAYS DAILY NEWS I'UiK :i December 12, 1976 Co-op Becomes Force In Agribusiness KANSAS CITY, Mo.: (UPI) — There was a tlnje when farm cooperatives were simply places to buy petroleum for farm •machinery.' grain marketing cooperative, Par-Mar-Co, and the biggest farm supply, manufacturing and wholesaling cooperative, Farmland Industries, have announc'ed plans to merge. Now, the nation's largest If approved by Far-Mar-Co members in February — almost a certainty since 96 per .cent also are member-owners of Farmland — the combined company would have annual sales of more than $3 billion, enough to make it one of the 100 largest industrial corporations in the United States and a powerful force in agribusiness. Key executives say the merger would give Farmland's 500,000 members better grain prices by cutting This Kind Of Red Tape Not Welcome By Konsan By GERALD HAY HARPER (HNS) — Elmer "Dick" Blaksely of Harper has a lot of red tape in his life, but it's not the kind that surrounds colorful Christmas presents in his home. This ,red tape is the governmental kind, and it's threatening to leave him with a lonely Christmas. Blaksely claims that the U.S. Immigration Service is dragging its feet in allowing his wife, Virinia (Vicky) and her 6-year-old son, Carlos, to return to the United States. They are both citizens of Mexico. "They (U.S. officials) have whipped me down to a point that I'm ready to go to war. It's just a plain mess," he said. Blaksely's problem with the . immigration officials began shortly after He and his wife were married in August, 1975. 'The wedding took place at .Nogales, Ariz., a border town .adjacent to Nogales, Mexico. After they were married, Blaksely and his new family • came to Harper and lived here . for about eight months. . In April of this year, his wife decided that she wanted to become an American citizen Illegal and made application for naturalization through the Immigration Service office at Kansas City. Kansas City officials told Mrs. Blaksely that she and her son would have, to return to Nogales, Mexico to get a visa before they could begin their naturalization process. They did what they were told, and have regretted it ever since. Blaksely called it their "big mistake." His wife has had six hearings in Tijuana, Mexico over the granting of her visa. Each time the request has been denied by the American officials there even though approval from the Mexican government was given more than a year ago. "Every time they told her they had to haVe something else which we then gave to them. Then it was something else. I gave them everything I kept it honest and above board. The last time (September's hearing), they just said " that was it. There would be no visa," Blaksely explained. Blaksely said the final request was turned down because the American officials believed he didn't make enough money to support his family. They were afraid that if his wife and son came to Kansas, they would have to live on welfare. His monthly income is about $580 per month. Most of it comes from Social Security, but Blaksely also works part time as a cashier at the 'Brown Oil Company, Harper. Following the final decree by the Immigration Service, Blaksely has contacted the offices of Rep. Joe Skubitz, R- Pittsburg, and Sen. Bob Dole, R-Russell. Even the Civil Liberties Union has taken part in the action and filed discrimination suits. But, all of this has been to little avail. "So far, it has been deadlocked, and it just doesn't seem fair," he said, adding that he's bull-headed and not about to give in to them." The wait, however, is taking its financial toll since he is sending money to his family each month to help them get by until the "red-taped nightmare"' is over for them. Vicky and Carlos'are living in what he described as a concrete block "shack" with cement floors. Aside from his family, her sister' and brother live in the home, too. H nas only two rooms. There's no running water. No toilet facilities. His wife has tried to get a job in Nogales, but has been unsuccessful due to the high unemployment rate of Mexico. "It's a heartbreak to go down there to see them to see what they're living in, knowing that they could have a good home here," Blaksely said. The family was last together in September, but they will still be apart come Christmas time. And without them, there's no reason to celebrate. There's no tree in his home. No presents for him to open. "I've already sent them my Christmas presents. I guess they'll have to have.Christmas by themselves. It won't be like last year when we were all together and happy," Blaksely said. "It'll .be a lonesome Christmas without them. out middlemen and, in turn, open up foreign markets for products manufactured by Farmland. "It will make the merged organization the first cooperative strong enough to challenge some of the private agribusiness giants that operate both in the commodity and supply arenas," said Farmland President Ernest T. Lindsey. Farmland, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., began in 1929 in a two-car garage with $3,000 invested by six member associations. It now has a membership of 2,231 locally /owned farmer co-operative associations in 15 Midwestern states, and gross annual sales around $1.9 billion. Farmland deals in petroleum products, feed, fertilizer, agricultural chemicals, paint, batteries, tires, steel products and food marketing. It also mines or manufactures about 70 per cent of the commodities it distributes and recently bought the first cooperatively owned sulfur mine in the nation. Far-Mar-Co, based in Hutchinson, Kan., has 604 local member associations in eight Midwestern states, and annual sales around $1 billion. The merger, in which Far- Mar-Co, would become a subsidiary ,of Farmland, would give the latter the base it needs to enter the grain export business. Farm co-ops now handle only 7 per cent of such business. "If Farmland is to become n force in the International market, It must be big," Lindsey told 17,000 members at the firm's annual convention in Kansas City. "Don't forget, if all the grain marketing cooperatives In the country were combined, that organization still would be far below the size of four or five private grain firms." The large grain exporting companies — Bunge of Argentina, Dreyfus of France and the U.S. firms of Cook, Carglll and Continental — have something that Farmland does not — major foreign offices. Far-MarCo presently owns only part of a grain exporting office in Toyko. George Voth, Far-Mar-Co general manager, said the merged company could begin export expansion operation in Asia. Lindsey said overseas branches might open outlets for Farmland products In return for petroleum trade agreements. Grain exporting observers, however, said Farmland need not worry about competing with major private companies. They said the industry has grown dramatically in the past five years and with an increasing world population and food demand there will be enough business for everyone. Fnrm cooperatives, like the grain export business, are growing. Residues Found In Hogs WASHINGTON (UPI) — Between 8 and 12 per cent of ; the hogs going to market this year have carried illegal residues of sulfa drugs, Agriculture Department of- . ficials say. Spokesmen said the residue levels which have been found in pork liver and kidneys are too small to be a threat to consumer health. But they issued a formal statement urging hog producers to follow federal regulations requiring withdrawal of drugs and medicated feeds from hogs at' specified periods before slaughter. • The statement, issued by the department's Animal and 1 Plant Health Inspection Service late Wednesday, said ' about 10 per cent of the hogs '. sampled under the agency's ' residue monitoring program "contained sulfa residue •violations in low amounts." Sulfa drugs are used widely " by hog farmers as growth ' promotants and to treat some • swine diseases. Under federal regulations, residues of up to one tenth of one part per million of sulfa drugs are permitted in hogs. One official said residues in • some cases had been found up to five parts per million. But Dr. Harry C. Mussman, associate APHIS administrator, said most cases were only fractionally above the legal limit and would be found only in pork livers and ' kidneys. It would be "most unlikely" to find residues in roasts,' hams, bacon and other cuts, he said. Mussman, in an interview, said the "tolerance" ceiling was based on amounts, which remain in hogs when official drug use regulations are' followed, not on possible toxicity. The residues, he said, were too small to be toxic to humans. Earlier department quarterly reports on residue monitoring had glossed over the high violation rate by reporting the number of sulfa violations but lumping the number of hogs tested into a larger number of ggnanimals tested for a wide range of residues. Without the breakdown, there was no indication in previously published figures that sulfa violations were found in 9.7 per cent of hogs tested in 1974, 11.6 per cent in 1975, and 10.6 per cent, 11.1 per cent and 7.5 per cent in the first three quarters of 1976. t>, ARIES MM. 21 - S>i MPB. 19 .20-21 -31-43 ^51-61-79-64 /# TAURUS -\ APR. 20 ^H! MAY 20 ,l 1-13-25-37 4- 6-19-36 48-68-80-90 CANCER l 4-2^38-49 9-60-70 VIRGO 1 0-22-33-52 M <r -By CLAY R. POLLAN- >< •* Your Doilx Activity Guide According lo the Stars. To develop message for Sunday, read words corresponding to numbers of your Zodiac birth sign. LIBRA ""•" OCT. 2-32-44-63/T 65-72-81 -86^ ,1 Keep 7 Buy 3 A 4 Make 5 Do 6 Plans 7 Impulsive 8 Romantic 9 Companion 1 0 Your 31'Changes 32 A 33 Are 34 You 35 Alarmed 36 Outlines . 37 Where 38 Straight 39 In 40 And 1 1 Consideration 4} May 42 Be 43 Can 44 Few 45 In 46 Romance 47 Or 48 Which 49 With 50 Personal 12 Speech 13 Pays 14 Get 15 Not 16 Your 17 You 18 Could 19 And- 20 New 21 Environments 51 Do 22 Ideas 52 Sound 23 Be 24 Lands 25 Dividends 26 Matters 27 Make 28 Mistake 29 Plans 30 You Good 53 Can 54 Seem 55 Too 56 Make 57 Hot • 581s 59 An 60 Older ID Adverse 61 Wonders 62 Problems 63 New 64 And 65 Things 66 Inattentive 67 Accusations 68 Further 69 Concerned 70 Person 71 Surprised 72 That'll 73 Refusing 74 At 75 Mind 76 Secretive 77 What 78 Spot 79 For BO Your 81 Cheer 82 An 83 You 84 You 85 At 86 You 87 Offer ' 88 Ease 89 Gain 90 Ends € J 2/12 i Neutral SCORPIO ocr. 21 j2j^ NOI'. :<^ 7-12-24-34, 45-57-78 V DEC. 21. (2 5-15-23-35^ 17-56-67 I SAGITTARIUS CAPRICORN DK JAN. M8-27-28 J9-73-82-87V& AQUARIUS JAN. 20 «;S tei: it JP^ 3- 8- 9-53^ 4-55-66 , fL PISCES fit. .9 MAR. 20 30-41 -42-71 |C? 4-77-83-89V2 LIVESTOCK MARKET Hays, Kansas SALE EVERY WED. BONDED FOR YOUR PROTECTION Lester Gross, Manager Office Phone 628-8206 Res. Phone 628-1406 Virgil Gross 625-6482 Art Gross 625-5067 ' Wednesday, December 8, 1976 we sold 1185 cattle and 676 hogs. The cow market was 1.00 lower. Good cows /) sold from 20.00-21.00. High dressing up to 22,50. Poor cows from 18.00-20.00. Steers were steady to 1.00 X higher. Choice steers from 40.00-M.OO.'Poorer kind from 37.WMO.OO. Heifers were 1.00 higher. Choice "* J heifers from 33.00-35.00. Poorer kind from 30.00-33.00. Fat hog top was 39.60. Pigs sold from 17.50-29.00. SOME OF THE ACTUAL SALES — CALCIFIED PLAQUE HOUSTON (UPI) — Researchers say they have isolated the factor responsible for causing calcified plaque on teeth — a condition responsible for the majority of tooth loss in adults. Dental experts at the University of Texas Health Science Centerhave extracted a proteolilpid which begins the calcification process called calculus formation. Hays 2 Hays 5 Hays 8 Hays 2 Hays 3 Gorham 20 Arnhold....' 10 Arnhold .9 Hays .' 5 Hays 23 Ellis 9 Ellis 7 Gorham 4 Gorham 8 Hays 5 McCracken.. 10 McCracken...8 Hays 13 Hays 45 Hays 47 Hays Hays Victoria... Ellis Hays Hays Hays 15 Hays 7 Hays 6 Blk Hfrs '. 645-33.25 wfstrs 43M1.25 wfstrs 384-43.00 wf COWS 1208-20.70 Blk wf strs 378-12.50 mix hfrs 659-34.00 Blk wf sirs 447-42.75 Blk bf hfrs 406-39.30 mix hfrs 394-33.75 wf hfrs 636-33.50 mix strs 431-42.00 mix hfrs 371-34.50 wf hfrs 389-36.00 wfstrs 395-43.50 Wf Strs 723-36.60 Blkbf bulls 511-38.00 mix hfrs 496-34.20 Blk bf hfrs 467-34.50 mix strs 830-36.05 mix hfrs 730-33.70 Blk strs 740-36.70 wf hfrs 471-34.00 wf hfrs 434-33.50 mix strs 776-36.60 mix hfrs 448-33.20 mix strs 427-41.30 wf Springer cows 285.00 wfstrs 439-41.50 wfhfrs 429-33.75 Hays 39 mix strs 772-36.90 Hays 3 mix hfrs 405-35.00 Hays 5 Blk wf strs 426-43.50 Hays 8 mix cows 1033-21.80 Dighton 15 Blk Springer cows 265.00 Dighton 17 mix strs 627-35.70 FAT HOG SALES Ellis Ellis Hays Quinter Ogallah Quinter — Ogallah ... Stockton . Ogallah Hays Ellis Hays Hays Hays Great Bend. ..5 whtfats 232-39.60 .27 Whtfats 217-39.30 33 mix fats 217.39.30 21 mix fats 214-39.20 14 whtfats 212-39.00 11 whtfats 221-39.00 15 Whtfats 219-38.90 21 whtfats 232-38.90 .8 Whtfats 211-38.90 PIG SALES 10 Hamp pigs 20 mix pigs 8 Hamp pigs H mix pigs 42-29.00 48-29.00 51-28.00 42-27.50 40-2S.OO 33-23.00 WIH WITH REGISTER EACH TIME YOU ARE IN OUR STORE WIN A FREE CASH BONUS! 1- $ 50°° WINNER l- 5 25°° 1-MO 00 WINNER 4- $ 5°° 10- $ 2°° WINNERS $1OCOO 125 17 WINNERS EACH WEEK IN BONUS BUCKS EACH WEEK REGISTER EACH TIME IN STORE -EASY RULES- 1. Make sure your name is registered in Boogaarts to play "BONUS BUCKS". Register each time you are in the store. 2. No purchase necessary. Need not be present to win. 3. When your name is drawn at the store where you are registered, YOU WIN. Only adult members of families are eligible to register and WIN. DRAWING EACH WEDNESDAY AT 4 P.M. RETAIL STORE EMPLOYEES AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN. WINNERS LAST WEEK $50 Glff Certificate Mrs. Elmer Augustine, Ellis $15 Gift Certificate Kathy Schmidt, Catherine $10 Gift Certificate Tricla Mahood, Hays $5 Gift Certificate Fern Zimmerman Allen Arnhold Mike Augustine Mrs. Jehn Holimelster Mrs. Lee Blllinger AITS 2414 VINE HAYS, KANSAS

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