The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 16, 1976 · Page 14
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 14

Hays, Kansas
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Thursday, December 16, 1976
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December 16, 1976 PAGE 14 FIAYS DAILY NEWS Train Crash Kills Three MARLAND, Okla. (I/PI) -, Mrs. Albert Mertens glanced out the window of the Amtrak train speeding through the Oklahoma countryside and remarked on how thick the fog was. Then she heard a crash. The train hit an oil transport truck at a rural crossing near this north-central Oklahoma town Wednesday, killing the truck driver and two train crew members. No passengers were injured. "We had just finished saying our rosary and we looked out the window and we said, the fog is just so terrible you couldn't see anything," said Mrs. Mertens of Port Madison, Iowa. "That must have been the cause because we no more than said that and there was a crash and flames shot everywhere, and all the windows cracked. "The man sitting next to us was an ex-Army man and he said 'get on the floor.' The car filled up with smoke right away," she said. Those killed were truck driver Kenneth L. McMains, 50, of Ponca City, Okla., engineer E. R. Hulse, 58, and fireman R. C. Young, 60, both of Arkansas City, Kan. The 110 passengers on the Lone Star run between Chicago and Houston were taken by bus to Ponca City and then to Oklahoma City to take another train. Passenger Sherill Jones of Oklahoma City said a shout awakened her. "Someone had yelled fire and that is what woke me up," she said. "There were flames coming along side of the train. All the windows cracked and were blackened. Smoke started filling up the coach car." Conductor Walter L. Hinkle of Enid, Okla., said the train was moving at an estimated 90 miles an hour. Authorities said the truck exploded and the train spread the burning oil nearly a mile. A passenger, Tom Seal of Arkansas City, Kan., said he pulled one crewman's body from the flames, "I realized the train had hit something because smoke and flames came back around the window and it got darker," Seal said. "I helped get people out of my car and saw the first engine was on fire. I pulled the engineer out, but I couldn't get the other one. They were both dead." Another passenger, Joe Coffer of the Houston News Service, said he felt a bump and saw flames. "The next thing I knew, the whole side of my window was in flames. I dove for the aisle and about two or three seconds later we'd gone through the flames. The train began to slow and it slowed just like it was coasting into a station and it came to a stop," he said. The truck was owned by Koch Oil Co. of Enid, Okla., and was en route to a Ponca City refinery with a load of crude oil, officials said. REGISTER EACH TIME YOU ARE IN OUR STORE WIN A FREE CASH BONUS! 1 - $ 50°° WINNER 1 - $ 25°° WINNER $ 10-»2°° WINNERS 125 00 IN BONUS BUCKS EACH WEEK REGISTER EACH TIME IN STORE 17 WINNERS EACH WEEK -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. WEDNESDAY AT 4 P.M. RETAIL STORE EMPLOYEES AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN. WINNERS LAST WEEK WO.OO-Melvin Rupp $25.00-Rosemary Rupp $10.00-Ro$e Koeroer tf.OO-Virginia Jackson W.OQ-Bertha Oodd W.OO-Mrs. Catherine Dreiling W.OO-Alfred Wiesner $2.00-Joan Dunn $2.00-Mrs. Matthew Graff JZOO-Mrs. Elsie Linenberger $2.00-Dorothy Gordon 52.00-Mrs. Ruth Schneider J2.00-R. Sheck $2.00-Pat Rein tf.OO-Treva Williams UOO-Mrs. Tony Ruder $2.00-Theresa Gnad AITS 1414 VINE HAYS, KANSAS Special Finish Hungarian-born Texas ASM chemist, Dr. Joseph Nagyvary, says he believes he's on the right track to rediscovering old Antonio Stradivari of Cremona's secret formula for finishing his violins. Nagyvary says the formula may well include blood, beer and "droppings of your favorite household animals." (DPI Photo) Secret Finish Investigated COLLEGE STATION, Tffi •. (UPD - A Texas A4$ chemist says more than worn went into the violins produced by the old masters. t; Dr. Joseph Nagyvary, an expert in'biochemistry and biophysics, said craftsmen -jh the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries probably used readfly available ingredients, such as blood, beer and manure t6 finish the instruments. "The science of materials through that time remained fixed on the old alchemistic conceptual framework. Their goals were pursued with ingredients of midnight moon, witchcraft, lead oxide and chicken manure," Nagyvary said. He said the world's most famous violin maker — Antonio Stradivari — wrote his finishing formula in the family Bible, but it was destroyed by the artist's great-grandson. Nagyvary said he developed his theory after an historian v told him about the materials v used in constructing the Duke of Eszterhazy opera house in Hungary in the 18th century. "All the wooden boards were soaked in a mixture of blood, dark beer, flax seed and red clay. It is not far fetched to assume that the violin wood was treated according to similar principles," Nagyvary said. However, Nagyvary said his theory would still take time to be proven. ,"It will take five more years ' before I shall be able to join the ranks of the many who have announced a claim of discovering Stradivari's secret," he said. 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MIDLAND CB CLEARANCE CUT $70 NOW ONLY SAVE UP TO ON TOYS IN STOCK •Toy Cabinets' •Archie Dolls •Evel Knievel Skull Canyon •Spiral Game •Shock Tower •Tennis Game •Doll Clothes •Toy Train Set 625-3478 128 Centennial Center LUBBOCK, Tex. (UPD — Irrigating crops with a leaky faucet rather than a gushing pipeline may become more desirable in the Texas High Plaint, according to an irrigation company spokesman. "Remember the old leaky hydrant that would drip and drip and drip — and how plants nearby would grow and grow and grow? That's the way it is with drip irrigation," Dale Brown of Submatic Irrigation Systems said Wednesday. "It is becoming of more interest to more people. There's going to be a trend in this area, but it might take years," he said. Brown said "drip" or "trickle" irrigation, which replaces the moisture a plant uses each day, is based on watering crops in small amounts daily rather than flooding furrows only occasionally. Because of the cost, trickle irrigation until recently was limited largely to high income crops, such as orchards or small truck crops, Brown said. Dr. James E. Osborn, who heads the Department of Agriculture at Texas Tech University, said studies'on the economic benefits of the irrigation process are "still primarily up in the air." ,; The higher cost of irrigation using the trickle method should be considered in its possible widespread use, he said. ' "We estimated the cost 'of furrow irrigation at $35 per acre for cotton," Osborn said. "The moveable trickle system would cost about $42 per acre for the same crop under identical soil and crop conditions." \ Another factor is the availability of long plastic tubes which are used in trickle irrigation. The tubes are punched with holes to carefully regulate the amount of water released. "I would like to see more indication from the petroleum industry that the plastic pipe will be available," he said. "The demand in other areas is higher than for plastic pipes." An advantage of trickle irrigation, he said, was its ability to prolong the life of the aquifer, a larger underground reservoir that is being depleted. It's his choice and every one's favorite! s • Two pieces oi chicken • Mashed potatoes and gravy • Hot roll ; Available everyday wherever you see the Colonel's Choice banner displayed. K«*tM«kif fried

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