The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 15, 1976 · Page 2
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Hays, Kansas
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Wednesday, December 15, 1976
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December 15, 1976 PAGE 2 HAYS DAILY NEWS Hays Businessmen Fight One-Way Main Street Idea Dennis The Menace By FREDJOHNSON Of The News Staff If the opinions expressed by persons attending Tuesday's public hearing on proposed traffic changes are widespread, the possibility of a one-way Main Street in Hays may be a dead issue. Although one-way traffic on Main Street* southbound between 17th and 5th streets was just one of many major traffic changes suggested, it once again elicited the most serious and heated discussion. One way traffic on Main Street, Hays merchants and residents argued, may harm downtown businesses because it would be easier to drive through the district without stopping. It would, they said, create extra driving distance for persons trying to reach particular stores and force upon customers the inconvenience of adjusting to different traffic patterns. About 40 businessmen and residents attended the hearing on the city-county traffic study, conducted by Bucher and Willis, Consulting Engineers, The most heated remarks 'were aimed more at the engineers who performed the study than the study and its suggested changes. Henry Marcotte, owner of Marcotte Realty, said he was leary of the Bucher and Willis study because .that firm developed zoning and subdivision regulations (701 plan) for Hays that he thinks were not realistic or effective. "The 701 Plan," Marcotte said, "is a mess and adjustments to the plan are difficult to make." Bucher and Willis developed the plan and then left the city to iron out the problems it created, he said. According to Marcotte, the plan created "a lot of ill feelings" between persons seeking building permits and Crossword Puzzler ACROSS time I A stale DOWN (abbr ) 1 Speck 4Alhletic 2 Ejected 3 Females <t Pronoun 5 Organ ol hearing 6 Neat 7 Commemoralive disk 8Man s nickname 9 Spanish article 10 Eagle s nesl 1 1 Crazy 28 Communist (slang) 30 Flymgmam- 16 Possessive mal pronoun 3 t Illuminated 18 Preposition 32 Publisher 21 Spendthrift 33 Drunkard 22 Attempt 34 Craval 23 Macaw 36 Gratify 24 Fruit seed 37 Liquid 25 Dance step 38 Lessen 27 Possessed 39 City in Italy Answer to Tuesday's Puzzle group 8 Transaction 12 Eggs 13 Detest U Butler supslilule (colloq.) 15 Neater 17 Noise 19 Artificial language 20 Municipality 21 Pale 22 Metal 23 Thesweel- sop 24 Crony (colloq.) 25 Commil depredations 26 Things, in law 27 Pronoun 28 Beam 29 Paid notice 30 Conflicts 32 Postscript (abbr) 34 Youngster 35 Free of 36 In favor ol 37 Linger 39 Encountered 40 Landed 41 Man's • nickname 42 Be ill 43 Unlock 44 Symbol for ... tantalum 45 Everyone • 46 Folds 48 Short jacket 50 Sea in Asia 52 Bishopric 53 Tear 54 OneotCol- umbus's ships 55 Period ol officials who don't understand the regulations. Marcotte who was a city commissioner when the 701 Plan was adopted, said he voted for the plan to "get the ball rolling," with the intention or making adjustments later. Marcotte said he was against a one-way Main Street and couldn't accept the study as an entire package. K.R. Hinkhouse, 2408 Country Lane, said he did not agree with the entire study and suggested city commissioners update traffic signals and improve dangerous intersections and forget about changing the direction of traffic flow. Hinkhouse's suggestion was applauded by most of those attending the meeting. Ralph Schmidt, owner of Mammel's Food Store, said he recently conducted a survey of his customers and only 13 persons favored a one-way Main Street whie 574 were against the proposal. The idea of a one-way street, however, did receive some positive reaction. A Hays housewife and an insurance adjuster said they thought a one-way street would reduce traffic accidents and make downtown shopping more enjoyable. Hill Strait, engineer for Bucher and Willis, said the purpose of the study was to examine ways to smooth the flow of traffic and increase the traffic capacity or Jlays streets while reducing the possibility of traffic accidents. Bucher and Willis, he said, did not conduct a study on the business effects of a one-way street in Hays but similiar surveys show business usually increases with an increase in traffic capacity. Mike Bair, city manager's administrative assistant, said the next step in the proceedings would be for city commmissioners to determine which portions of the study to implement and to apply for federal funds for those projects. Public hearings will probably be conducted '< on each project before construction begins, Bair said. Cost of all the proposed changes is estimated at $460,000. According to Strait, 90 per cent of the cost would be paid by the federal government on a matching fund basis. 40 Simian 4 2 Man's nickname 43 Spanish pot 45 Conjunction 46 Shallow vessel 4 7 Ocean 49 Preposition 51 A stale (abbr.) Rev. Moon Plans Daily Newspaper 37 17 30 13 42 35 52 mm 32 33 NEW YORK (UPI) — The Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church will begin publishing a daily morning newspaper in New York aimed at young adults on Dec. 31. The paper's business manager, Tom Miner, said the publication, The News World, "is not going to be an organ for the Unification Church in any way. It is a newspaper for New York City." He noted that The Christian Science Monitor,' published by the Christian Science Publish- ing Society in Boston, "establishes a precedent for a religious group putting out a newspaper that is totally aside from their religious point of view. "The paper we most respect for their integrity is the Christian Science Monitor," Miner said. "We want to be like them." Promotion director Tom Pearson added, "We believe in the professionalism of news reporting. This is our ideology." Hoys Couple Suing County Commission Diatr. by United Feature Syndicate, Inc. J •% CHRISTMAS PARTY DANCE at tin Hays American Legion Friday, December 17 Music by The Pleifcr Band Members & Guests NEW YEAR'S EVE TICKETS ON SALE AT THE CLUB A Hays couple has filed a $5,936 suit against Ellis County Commissioners in ifltfRSKELTtR VAS ONLY THE BEGINNING Ellis County District Court as a result of a July 1 county traffic accident. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Karlin, 202 E. 21st, claim their auto struck a county sand spreader on Buckeye Road because the spreader was not properly lighted or marked. The Karlin's are seeking $800 in damages to their auto, $136 for medical expenses and $5,000 for pain suffering and disfigurement. Mr. and Mrs. Karlin allegedly suffered lacerations and contusions in the accident. JALAPENO CHILI CONCARNE WITH BEANS XMSXWIMiiffRlWffXftXME>RME9imWSXMiXiMJiMMMXN^ e yift that &ay.& ou re ativay6 tklnkin MASSACRE \TAKESYOUALLTHEWAY! 7:154 8:45, <S$>[R Sheikh Suggests Oil Price Freeze A SADDLE ?* Officials Eyeing Vaccine Trouble ATLANTA (UPI) — State health departments across the nation Wednesday began efforts to determine if there is any connection between swine flue vaccine and a creeping paralysis that hit at least 30 persons who were vaccinated. Reports of 54 cases of Guillain-Barre' syndrome, known as "ascending paralysis," came from 10 states, according to the national Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. "Thirty of these individuals had been vaccinated from one to 30 days before onset of illness, 21 had not been vaccinated and the vaccination status is unknown in three cases," a CDC spokesman said. The 10 states reporting cases of paralysis were Colorado, New Jersey, Alabama, Minnesota, Ohio, Maryland, Oklahoma, Michigan, Virginia and Connecticut. The CDC, however, said, "the military services have reported no increase in the incidence of .Guillain-Barre' syndrome among active duty personnel" who have received flu shots. According to the CDC, the illness is an infrequent, poorly understood and usually nonfatal condition characterized by symmetric weakness in the limbs, loss of sensation and diminished reflexes and sometimes more severe paralysis. "However," it said, "most patients do recover fully," although there is no specific treatment other than general support of the patient. The spokesman said the disease usually begins as a rapidly developing weakness in the legs, with loss of sensation and diminished reflexes. The hands and arms become involved, and then the trunk, neck and face. In two-thirds of the cases, there is a pre-existing illness one or two weeks before onset of paralysis. The CDC said the Guillain-Barre' syndrome may persist for weeks before complete recovery. The reports of persons receiving swine flu shots and later developing paralysis was the latest in a series of blows sustained to immunization program. The $135-million federal inoculation effort was almost killed by an insurance controversy that delayed it for months. Then, two weeks after the program started Oct. 1, there were reports of elderly persons dying following inoculation. Authorities said, however, the deaths were not connected to the flu shots. DOHA, .Qatar (UPI) — Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani of Saudi Arabia — the most important voice at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting — has called for a six-month freeze on oil. prices to encourage world economic recovery. As the conference gets under way Wednesday amid intensive security, other oil ministers were pressing for price increases ranging from 10 to 25 per cent. .Since any OPEC decisions must be unanimous, Yamani's statement appeared to signal a hard-fought debate. But Yamani has said the same kind of thing before other OPEC meetings and then gone along with a price hike. The befting was still for a 10 per cent increase, which according to official U.S. estimates would add $12 billion to the world's annual bills. Yamani said Tuesday the Western economy is not strong enough to support an increase at this stage, although he added the Saudi position might change under pressure from other members of the 13- nation OPEC cartel. "Our position in the past was to allow for a reasonable increase if the other members in OPEC insisted on it, taking into consideration that there was a strong recovery in the world economy," Yamani •said. "However, in the last month, watching the trend of recovery, we now believe the recovery is not as strong as we hoped for and therefore we have changed our position and think that we have to freeze the oil price for another six months." Yamani added, "this is our position today and we will do our best to convince the members in OPEC with our; views and we think we do have! a strong view." , But he said, "We never in the past came to OPEC with a; position we don't change." .' In Atlanta, President-elect Jimmy Carter said the U.S.: government has made some progress in convincing Arab oil nations that a price increase "might be coun-i terproductive." : The last time the price of oil was raised — in October 1975 — Yamani at first opposed the hike then joined the others in imposing one. The,Shah of Iran is ort record as wanting a 15 per, cent increase. Sheikh Mana Saeed Al- Otaiba, Oil Minister of the United Arab Emmirates, who is reported to be ' close td Yamani, said he had coordinated pricing policy with Saudi Arabia, and that he favored 10 per cent. Conference sources said this seemed to indicate that Saudi Arabia also would go for this figure as the conference proceeds. Saudi Arabia, OPEC's biggest producer, is adamantly opposed to an increase so big that it would damage Western economies on which its own development depends, and where its petrodollar profits are invested. Small Catch, Big Win NORFOLK, England- (UPI) — Peter Christian and his four-year-old son Nicholas won the Norfolk and Suffolk Angling League competition's first prize of $255 with a smelt weighing l-16th of an ounce. The smelt was the only fish caught during the four-hour contest on the River Yare. Ann lenders Hers An Answer Another Voice Dear Ann Landers: Your agreeing with the high-school student who believed it should be legal for him to purchase contraceptives (he lives in Massachusetts) was shocking. People expect you, Ann Landers, to uphold the moral standards. Instead you go along with the weaklings who will surely destroy our civilization by their hedonism and decadence. You ought to be telling high- school kids to pay more attention to their studies. Young boys should be advised to treat girls with respect. Young girls should be instructed to think of their bodies as holy temples. Our teenagers need to be told sexual promiscuity begets disgust, disease, unhappiness and misery. When I was growing up only the crudest boys and the cheapest girls (we called them "tramps") had sex just for the fun of it. All this looseness has come about since World War II, thanks to advertising, pornography, trashy movies and the affluent society. of, ner yA I think you could do a lot to stem the tide if you had the courage to speak out and didn't worry so much about being called a square. Tell your young male readers that self-control is a wonderful thing and when they have the urge, a cold shower can do wonders to get their minds up above the belt and back on the books where they belong. — Another Voice From Massachusetts (Worcester) Dear Voice: I agree that self-control is a wonderful thing. I also believe that virginity is beautiful — if a girl can hang on to it. But to tell a high school senior who is trying to buy contraceptives in a drugstore that he should take a cold shower and forget about it is ridiculous. Once a teenager (male or female) has crossed the line and experienced sex, he or she is not about to stop just because contraceptives are illegal. What they are apt to do is go ahead and take a chance on disease, pregnancy and a whole host of unfortunate events—such as a sudden end to their education, a too-early marriage, an unwanted .child or an abortion. The drive to reproduce is second only to the instinct for survival. It is inborn, demanding, persistent) compelling, and it will not go away. I say it is far better to permit sexually active young people to buy protection than to deny it to them and let them (and us) suffer the consequences. oJpers by • prances 420 EAST 8th • Holiday Arrangements • fresh, dried, and artificial • Deliveries to Hays, Victoria, and Ellis. In order that we and our employees may enjoy Christmas with their families, the Shop will' close at Noon on Friday, Dec. 24th. "Snow White" And "No Deposit — No Return" At 7:00 STEUE DUST "*tt tht I itu4tnt tody I that tvtry tody ^ u<«nu to tit into!" Dear Ann: Another for your "Pet Peeve Dept." I've been bugged, by this for ages. I wonder how many others feel as I do. My husband and I both work. I earn as much money as he does. Whenever we take a widowed or unmarried friend to dinner, she invariably turns to my husband and says, "Thank you, Norman. It was thoughtful of you to have me as your guest." Those women are OUR guests. Why don't they realize it? Lately I have been tempted to tell them so. Should I?.— Ticked Off Dear T.O'd: If it will make you feel better, go ahead, but I believe the guest KNOWS she was trea'ted by you both. In fact, it's usually the wife's idea to invite the singleton. Since the husband is the one who pays the check, the guest is inclined to say thank you to HIM. Planning a wedding? What's right? What's wrong? Ann Landers's completely new "The Bride's Guide" will relieve your anxiety, To receive a copy, send a dollar bill, plus a long, self- addressed, stamped envelope (13 cents postage) to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1400, Elgin, 111. 60120. HAYS ELKS SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DINNER Tonight-D*c«mlMr 15, 1976 S«»i>| R«f vlgr Mm [irt«rl«lnMMit by *• GUITAR TRIO 9-11 Members ft Guests ¥ * * V ¥ ¥ * ¥ I

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