HAYS DAILY NEWS PAGK r> December 12, Emporia Man Eager To Cast Electoral Ballot By JOHN C. BRADEN UPI Capitol Reporter TOPEKA, Kan. (UPI) - In spite of calls to abolish the Electoral College as a useless constitutional relic, Arthur Ericsson, 87 end-legally blind, eagerly awaits his trip to Topeka Monday to truly vote for a presidential candidate. "Throughout my life, I've had a hankering to vote for someone for president. I've voted for electors all my life," the Emporia man said. "So I decided the way to vote for an individual for president was to be a presidential elector." Ericsson, a retired National Guard colonel who served in wars dating back to the Mexican border conflict, pointed out that most Kansans didn't realize when they cast their ballots Nov. 2 they merely voted for him or for several other Kansans seeking the state's seven electors' seats. The Electoral College, established in the Constitution to safeguard the choice of a president, comes under public scrutiny each election year. Some contend the system is slow, sometimes contradicts the popular vote and should be abolished. "Oh my gosh! Heaven help us if we did that!" Ericsson said. "We.'d never get a president elected. If it was anything like a close election, there would be counts and recounts and we'd never get him elected." He admitted the system gives a little more weight to' the votes of the smaller states. A candidate with the most popular votes in a' state takes all the electoral votes, rather than a proportional number. In addition, each state has an elector for each of its members of the U.S. House — which is selected by population. But' regardless of its size each state also has two more electors, corresponding to its senators. "If you don't believe in states' rights, then you go to the popular vote," sdid Ericsson, who served in the Kansas Legislature from 19221924. "I'm one of those who believe we should hang onto some states' fights. They've been eroding fight along, but the state still has as function in this total scheme and the electoral college is one of the most important." Kansas' seven electors are expected to cast their vote's for President Ford, following the dictates laid down by the voters in a vote of 502,752430,421 over President-plect Jimmy Carter. For $3, plus 15 cents per mile traveled, the seven are to meet Monday in the office of Secretary of State Elwill Shanahan to choose a chairman and vote, as electors will do all across the nation. Elector Henry Jameson, editor and publisher of the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle, observed that electors are not bound by law to vote for the winner of the state's popular votes, but are generally obligated to do so. "I would presume that all of the Kansas electors will cast their votes for Ford," Jameson said. "It wouldn't be safe to come home otherwise," Michael Harper of Fairway, a 36-year-old Johnson County banker, is the youngest ol Kansas' electors. GIRLS AND BOYS YOUR OWN MONEY! YOUR OWN BUSINESS! PRIZES TOO! The Hays Daily News is looking for bright enterprising, young pe'ople to carry the newspaper. If you are 10 years or older and fit these requirements, clip this ad and send it in right away. Hurry! I Want To Carry The Hays Daily News Nome Address City '. Phone Number- Age , I ALWAVS ENJOY LQOKIN6 AT THE STARS I'VE NEVER PAlP MUCH ATTENTION TO THEM MfSELF BEETLE BAILEY wv :LIL ABNER Z2-TH4RS SCMETHN' WROM© WF TH' FLAME !7- CAINJT MOVe TE- CAN I HAVE THIS OLD FUR COLLAR YOU' TOOK OFF YOUR COAT ? I'LL .PUT IT ON MY SNOWMAN HE'LL LOOK VERY UP-TO-DATE BLONDIE WOULD I BE SAILING LIKE THIS IF I WERE MAD? WMY ARE YOU MAD? YOU ARE TOO-YOUVE BEEN MAD ALL DAY JOE PALOOKA . GET THAT MOOSE OUT OF THE-ES VILLAGE. .O;? HE'S GOING TO BE ON THE ..ANP YOU WEE-L BE AT THE WTONS ENP OF . . MYFEEST'' y • v.^ Strange Beast What's this a two-headed dromedary? Our enterprising photographer, with quite a bit of patience waited until these (two) foraging camels were In the right position to make this picture at the Dortmund, West Germany xoo of what looks like a four-legged, two-headed camel. (UPI Photo) Devastating Earthquake Predicted For California SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Californians should prepare for an inevitable great earthquake, which "will indeed be a disaster" that could take thousands of lives, the top earthquake expert of the U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday. ' In a speech prepared for delivery to the Commonwealth Club of San Pair Acquitted Of Kidnaping WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. UP : I'> .— A jury,..Friday acquitted Dominic Byrne and Mel Patrick Lynch of kid- naping Seagram liquor heir Samuel Bronfma"n II for $2.3 million ransom, but convicted both om grand larceny charges. State Supreme Court Justice George Beisheim set Jan. 6 for sentencing on the grand larceny conviction which came at the start of the jury's fourth day of deliberations. Byrne, 54, who sat facing the jury, held his hand over his heart as the'jury was polled at the request of prosecutor Geoffrey Orlando. Lynch, 38, sat facing the judge. They .were charged with kidnaping Bronfman, 23, at gunpoint last year from his mother's suburban estate in Purchase, N.Y. Lynch claimed the abduction was "a phony hoax" engineered by the young heir in an effort to bilk millions from his father, Seagram Co. Chairman Edgar Bronfman. He said he was coerced by Bronfman—who allegedly threatened to expose him as a homosexual—into taking part in the hoax. IEGAI NOTICES (First published in the Hays Daily News this 5lh day of December, 1976) IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ELLIS COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of Elizabeth Dreiling, a-k-a Elizabeth M. Dreillng. Deceased Case No. 4905 •NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOB PROBATE OF WILL AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on the 30th day of November, 1976, a Petition was filed in said court by Albert A. Riedel, a nephew, heir-at-law, legatee and devisee of Elizabeth Dreillng, Deceased, praying for the admission to probate of the will of Elizabeth DreUing dated January 5,1976 which is filed with said Petition, and for the appointment of Dennis L. Bicker as executor of said will, without bond, and you are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 29th day of December, 1976, at 2-.00 p.m. of said day, in said court, in the City of Hays, in Ellis County, Kansas, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fall therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said Petition. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the said estate within six (»> months from the date of the first publication of this notice as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Albert A. Riedel — Petitioner Tom Scott — Probate Judge DREILING. B1EKER * KELLEY 111 West 13th Street P.O. Box579 Hays, Kansas 67601 913 625-3537 Attorneys for the Petitioner (Last published December 19, 1976) Francisco, Robert M, Hamilton, chief of the Office of Earthquake Studies for the USGS, said: "Californians should not ignore or underestimate the earthquake threat. Nor should irrational fear of earthquakes be allowed to be a diversion from rational preparations. "The impact of a great earthquake in regional Los Angeles or San Francisco would be enormous. Losses could reach thousands of live and ten of billions of dollars in damage. "The inevitable earthquake will indeed be a disaster, but with study and, planning, the .losses can be greatly reduced." A "great" quakq is one that registers a magnitude of 8 or more on the open-ended Richter Scale. The last one of such size in the United States, measuring 8.5, was the Alaskan quake in 1964. Hamilton called attention to an uplift in the earth along California's San Andreas fault system and said a "slip" is occurring along with other "precursor" signs of a quake. Noting the long period since the great San Francisco quake in 1906, he said geologic factors are "the basis for the belief that the further yqu are from the last quake, the closer you arc to the next." "More recently," Hamilton TV AND suid, "attention has been directed towurd southern California, where it has been discovered thai the land northeast of Los Angeles (the so-called 'Palmdale Bulge') has risen up to a foot over the last 15 years. "This uplift covers an area over 100 miles long, extending along the San Andreas Fault through the Mojave Desert area. Such an uplift sometimes precedes earthquakes, and is definitely cause for concern now." Citing 1976 as "the worst year for earthquake fatalities since 1923"—with tremors killing thousands in China, Guatemala, Italy, Turkey, the Philippines and Indonesia- Hamilton said people in the U.S. are "much less •vulnerable" because of "Wooden frame houses, which rarely collapse," and engineered buildings. But he added that hazardous structures, costly to replace, still exist "expeciully in the Eastern U.S. with its older cities," and in unique areas like San Francisco's Chinatown. Millions Expected To View Parade By MURRAY J. BROWN UPI Travel Editor Flowers and football are among the major attractions for visitors to southern California during the winter holidays. In fact, for generations of Americans New Year's Day means the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl football game. More than 1.5 million visitors are expected to line the 5'/2 mile parade route along Pasadena's Colorado Blvd. on Jan, 1 to see the lavish floral pageant which has made the medium-sized California community (pop. 120,000) famous around the world. The first parade was little more • than a modest procession of flower-festooned horse-drawn carriages. Now it is one of the most colorful displays of flowers anywhere and one of only two all-floral pageants still held in the U.S. .The other is Portland, Oregon's, annual June Rose Festival. The upcoming 88th Rose Parade will feature 60 floats (representing 40 communities and organizations and 20 commercial entrants), 22 bands with more than 4,000 musicians and 250 riders on horses in a two-hour salute to "The Good Life." The floats must conform with the parade theme. Western stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans will lead the procession — the first husband and wife to serve as grand marshals. Also presiding over the festivities will be Diane Ramaker as Rose Queen. Up to 350,000 fresh flowers are used on each of the floats, most often applied by volunteer youth groups, sometimes petal-by-petal. Roses are the flowers that made the pageant famous but many other types of floral are used, ranging from imported orchids to mustard seeds. Viewing galleries, open free to the public at several float building pavilions around Pasadena, permit early visitors to catch a preview of these floral masterpieces as they take form. There also are numerous other pre- tournament festivities, including three which the public may attend. The coronation of the Rose Queen and the Coronation Ball is scheduled for Dec. 21, followed by the Presidential Ball on Dec. 28 and the Kiwanis Club of Pasadena's 48th annual Rose Bowl Kickoff luncheon on Dec. 31. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visitors who desire grandstand seats along the parade route should also reserve them in advance from authorized Pasadena area concessionaries. Prices range from $8 to $13 depending on location. However, seats are not necessary to see the parade and many spectators come early New Year's morning to sssure themselves of good vantage points. Hotel accommodations in the immediate Pasadena area are limited, with most hotels requiring a three to five-night minimum when reservations are available. However, rooms are plentiful- and reasonable in many nearby areas of Los Angeles. Tour packages are available, ranging in price from $23.50 per person which includes transportation to and from one of 27 hotels in Los Angeles and a parade seat, to $315 per person covering transportation, five days and four nights at a hotel, admission to Disneyland and Universal City Studios, Rose Parade and Rose Bowl seats, and some meals. See your travel agent. Dating back to 1902, the Rose Bowl features the champions of the.Big Ten and Pacific-8 conferences in what has been called the "Granddaddy of all Bowl'Games." The game follows the parade. This year, President Ford's alma mater Michigan is pitted against the University of Southern California. The Rose Bowl stadium will also be the site of professional football's Super Bowl XI on Sunday, Jan. 9. Pasadena has other points of interest for visitors. There are guided tours through the California Institute of Technology and its Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which served as ground station for many American space shots, including the recent voyages of the Viking l and Viking 2 * satellites to Mars; the Pasadena Museum, the Pacificulture-Asia Museum and the Norton Simon Museum of Modern Art. It is only a short drive to the Mt. Wilson Observatory with its giant telescopes. There also are Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Marineland.
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