The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 14, 1976 · Page 9
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Hays, Kansas
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Tuesday, December 14, 1976
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HAYS DAILY NEWS ACK !> December 14, 197fl Hotel Ruins Firemen and volunteers searched through debris for victims at the old City Hotel which burned to the ground No Hotel Sunday in Holton. Five persons were killed in the blaze which started about 2:30 a.m. (UPI Photo) Escapes Contributed To Deaths ! HOLTON, Kan. (UPI) — Pespite its age, the old hotel on the northwest corner of the town square was maintained well and did a good business, according to townspeople. But the City Hotel's lack of an automatic fire alarm and adequate fire escapes contributed to the deaths of five residents last weekend, state Fire Marshal Floyd Dibbern said. "There was no fire escape on the building," Dibbern said Monday. "What they had were dead end corridors." Mrs. Floye Knouft, operator of the adjoining Hamburger Inn, said Tom and Joyce Shupe, owners of the hotel, had kept up the turn-of-the- century brick structure. "Of course it was an old building," she said. "But they had fixed it up pretty nice. They had a good business. Through the week it was pretty full. The weekends were a little slower.'' Mrs. Knouft did say the Shupes occasionally had trouble with "drunks setting mattresses on fire," but no serious incidents had occurred. Early Sunday, a divan fire blamed on careless smoking destroyed the hotel and killed Mike Hodges, 75, Marguerite Pauline Hayes, 83, Albert Jardine, 54, Everett Williams, 63, and Adolph Posten, 70. Jardine left the door to his room ajar when he went to report his divan was smoul- dering. "When he left the door open, it let air in," Dibbern said. "A woman reported it sounded like a small explosion. What she heard was a back draft. When oxygen got to it, it really took off." Shupe said Jardine went back into the fire area to save his cat. lie never came out. Dibbern said from the location of his body it appeared Jardine had died trying to awaken other residents. The fire marshal said his office has no records indicating City Hotel had ever been inspected by the state. "We've been inspecting these hotels and we're finding them like this all over the state," Dibbern said. "They're either going to have to bring them up to the code — put fire-escapes on them and have alarms on them — or they're not going to operate." A' Baker. University fraternity house fire that killed five .in August at Baldwin City has spurred a state inspection program of such multistory residences. AIM Leader, Judge Reach Agreement On Kansas Baby LAWRENCE,Kan. (UPI) — A 3-month-old girl, whose placement in a foster home because of alleged child abuse brought protest from the American Indian Movement, will spend Christmas with her parents. AIM leader Russell Means and Douglas County Juvenile Court Judge Mike Elwell agreed Monday that Rolena Hyde will go home for Christmas. Means met with the judge on behalf of the child's parents, Anthony and Evelene Hyde. • Elwell ordered Rolena taken away in September after she had been taken to a doctor for treatment of a broken leg and bruises. The parents said the child was injured in a fall, but doctors said the type of broken bone she suffered could not have occurred in a fall. Monday's agreement came during a 90-minute closed- door meeting capping a rally of about 200 people in a park across the street from the county courthouse. Elwell, who said after a rally for the Hydes on Dec. 3 at Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence that he would not be swayed by demonstrations, said he was lenient in the case because the Hydes had cooperated with court and welfare officials. The agreement, signed by Means, Elwell and Haskell Chaplain Dr. Harry Fulsom, says Rolena will be allowed to be with her parents two days at Christmas, and probably will be returned to her parents earlier than originally Reporter Wants To See Execution scheduled, possibly by mid-February. Elwell said, however, officials will closely monitor the baby's return. Means, who made the issue a national AIM project, said he was pleased with the agreement, but still plans to appeal the original decision taking the baby from the Hydes. "First of all, we won in a meeting that we thought was going to be counterproductive in that racism was going to prevalent," Means said. "But it turned out to be the contrary. "We had an excellent, amicable meeting, and had a complete understanding of the problems between non- Indians and Indian people. So* we signed an agreement." "However, I do feel it necessary to go through the appellate process to get the facts — that haven't been presented at this point — get them into evidence as a matter of public record, and under oath," he said. DALLAS (UPI) — A television newsman has asked a federal judge to order Texas prison officials to allow reporters to attend executions. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit Monday with federal Judge William Taylor on behalf of Tony Garrett of KERA-TV. The suit also demands reporters be allowed to interview death row prisoners. Several newsmen had been allowed to talk to murderer Robert Excell White, who has asked to 1 be executed, but a week ago prison officials withdrew permission for newsmen (o interview death row ( , inmates. W.J. Estelle Jr., director of the Texas Department of Corrections, said the interviews apparently violated state law. "The law says he (White) will be confined therein until the execution and all persons outside said prison shall be denied to him," Estelle said. "We have always tried to have a policy of free access to the inmates. I just went blindly down that road regarding the condemned. "Then, I realized that I was in violation. Whether I agree with the law is not a matter of consideration. I have to obey it." Estelle also said two news service reporters would not be allowed to attend the execution although they earlier were told they could. Judith Time, president of the Dallas branch of the ACLU, said prison officials' actions violated newsmen's rights under the First and Fourteenth amendments. "The public has a right to know of the activities and the treatment of the inmates on death row. Obviously the public cannot, practically speaking, visit the Department of Corrections' death house. Thus the media must act as the representative of the people and, as such, be permitted to gather and report the news to the public," she said. She said the ACLU was opposed to capital punishment but "if the public demands it, those executions should be viewed in order to accomplish the purpose for which they were allegedly intended." No hearing date was set on the suit. rinas way: assified "CONQUERING THE WIND" is once again in stock! A perfect X-mgsGift! Get yours now at The Hays Daily News Oster Kitchen Center food preparation appliance powerful - heavy duty MIXER - BLENDER - FOOD GRINDER avocado • harvest gold Reg. $114.95 SALE WIESNERS Basement Dept. •««v.'-!!a!%™ -'"PERSIAN LUXURY" OR "NORTHERN LIGHTS" Two value packed 100% nylon Kitchen prints in colors vou'll have to see to believe. Ideal for family room, too. Reg. $6.25 sq. yd. OLD FASHIONED PRICE $ 5 75 Uitztum Decorating Center 113 East 13th Hays, Kansas HAYS BOOKLAND 207 West 10th 62,5-6254 The Father Christmas Letters by J. R. R. Tolkien . Finding My Father by Rod McKuen The World Before by Ruth Montgomery Be All You Can Be. . . READ OPEN THURSDAY EVENING 'TILL 8:30 $ 228. Model HS84W • Features Allegro Series I Amplifier with 2.5 watts min. RMS per channel from 100 Hz to 10 kHz into 8 ohms at no more than 1% total harmonic distortion. AM/FM/Stereo FM Tuner. Stereo Precision Record Changer. Shown with Zenith Allegro 1000 speaker systems. Simulated wood cabinet; grained Walnut finish. HEIM TV APPLIANCE LEGAL NOTICES '(First Published in the Hays Daily News, Tuesday. December 7. 1978) IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ELLIS COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of (he Estate of JOHN M. PFANNENSTIEL, Deceased. No.4766 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed In this Court by Armella Ross, duly appointed, qualified and acting Administratrix of the Estate of John M. Pfannenstiel, deceased, praying for final settlement of said estate; that her, acts be approved: that her account be settled and allowed: that the Estate be assigned to the persons entitled thereto: that fees and expenses be allowed: that costs be determined and ordered paid: that the administratrix be discharged and that she and the surety < on her bond be released from further liability. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 30th day of December. 1976, at 10:00 o'clock a.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 fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. 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