The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 20, 1976 · Page 2
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December 20, 1976 PAGE 2 HAYS DAILY NEWS Auto Leader Hoping To Avert Industry Crisis Dennis The Menace DETROIT (UPI) — United Auto Workers President Leonard Woodcock is arranging a meeting between top auto executives and Jimmy Carter in efforts to avert an industry shutdown that could be triggered by 1978 clean air standards for cars. Woodcock said the federal clean air standards will man- date a shutdown of the auto industry unless they are changed. . The UAV? President, an early backer of Carter who has ruled himself out of a cabinet post in the new administration, said Sunday that relaxation of the clean air standards is h'is prime goal before he retires next May. Po//ce Come To Aid Of Rookie Officer predicament and, as one of them put it, "Everybody's got to have a Christmas." They took up a collection in the department and came up with money for a tree and $90 for presents. The money and the tree were delivered to the Kregers Friday. "We just don't know how to say thanks to everyone," - Kreger said. "You just get . yourself convinced you are not :; going to have Christmas this \ year, and wham, this happens. • It really makes you feel -something. It made tears Icome to our eyes." ; The Kregers three children ; are Nicole Marie, 4 Vi, Tonya -Jean, 3, and Leon, Jr., 19 months. DODGE CITY (HNS) Santa isn't going to forget the Leon Kreger family after all, thanks to the generosity of Kregers fellow officers in the Dodge City Police Department. Kreger has been worrying about Christmas for weeks. He couldn't figure out how he could stretch his $136 weekly take home pay to cover day to day living expenses, pay his taxes on Dec. 20, and have enough left over to buy Christmas presents for his wife and three children. The Kregers have had a number of money problems this year and he is barely making it as .a rookie patrolman. Two of Kregers fellow officers heard of his In a Detroit News interview, Woodcock said the auto Industry's top brass, as well as the President-elect, have indicated they favor such a meeting. Woodcdck said the meeting probably would take place in February — after Carter assumes the presidency. Industry executives .have said they can't meet the 1978 clean air standards and that auto plants will have to be shut down if the standards are not amended. The industry already is certifying 1978 models that meet only current clean air standard and not the rigid 1978 standards, which call for stricter control of exhaust emissions of carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen. Woodcock admitted Detroit has a real credibility problem in trying to convince Washington of its position — especially since some foreign car firms (such as Volvo of Sweden) have highly touted systems in limited use. Woodcock told the News that "the Volvo thing" came up in a meeting he had recently with the President- elect. He said Carter asked him: "Leonard, why can't they (Detroit) do it? Volvo did." Woodcock said he told Carter, "It's not quite that simple. I told him very quickly about the costs and the four- cylinder engine. And I said that when he gets his people in place that there should be a meeting, including him, with the top people at the companies and the UAW to go over all this," Woodcock said in the News interview. "The fact that he is an engineer should give him added insight about where we stand." General Motors President Elliot M. "Pete" Estes, who said last fall when Congress failed to relax the 1978 standards that the new models will be built to current standards, said he endorses Woodcock's efforts. "He can do us an awful lot of good," E§tes said. 'DON'T TRy TO f^BVlBt^EVEMNe JOEY,.IMEN Of SAtfTA ASKS WHAT *)U NiANT, JUST0W0 IT J * Concord/cr Native i Rhodes Scholar CONCORDIA, Kan. (UPI) "This is a wonderful oppor- — Daryl Koehn, one of 13 tunity and an extremely high American women to win honor to be selected as a Rhodes scholarships, says she - Rhodes scholar, to have the is eager to see the changes at chance to broaden my Trial Set For Former State Taxation Director TOPEKA, Kan. (UPI) Trial of former Kansas taxation director Charles Pekor Jr, on bank fraud charges will be Jan. 4 before U.S. District Judge Richard Rogers. Pekor, 33, who has been a fugitive sjnce late 1975, last month was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and had been ordered to appear for.a pre-trial hearing Monday. A court spokesman said that hearing was waived by both sides. Pekor pleaded innocent to two counts of providing false information to the First National Bank and the Douglas County State Bank of Lawrence, Kan., to obtain $2,700 in loans. The charges came from an indictment by a Brezhnev Marks 70th Birthday MOSCOW (UPI) — Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev celebrated his 70th birthday Sunday at a lavish Kremlin celebration where leaders of other Communist countries praised him for everything from his personality to his peace efforts. The festivities culmination of a were the weeks-long display of personal praise that many local residents say has not been seen since dictator Josef Stalin marked his 70th birthday in 1949. Communist party chiefs from each of Moscow's, East European allies attended the ceremonies, along with dignitaries from Mongolia, Cuba and from nonruling parties of several Western states. GOLDEN STALLION CLUB NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY for all members and your guests I By Reservation Only CALL NOW before It's too late and for other party Information. PLEASE CALL THE CLUB AT 625-9959 , •very eey except Mtne^iy grand jury in Kansas City, Kan. The former state official and his wife, Brenda, have been on the run since he was arrested in Topeka in Oct. 1975, on a Georgia warrant that charged him with burglary. After posting $1,000 personal recognizance bond — the promise to pay that amount — Pekor failed to appear a year ago. The Georgia charge stemmed from an alleged break-in at the home of his wife's former husband, David Clark, who was Pekor's former law partner. The Pekor's say the burglary charge involved an attempt to obtain Mrs. Pekor's belongings won in a court settlement. In May, 1976, Pekor was arrested in Brandon, Manitoba, by Royal Canadian Mounted Police and charged with firearms and immigration violations. He posted bond and fled to Minneapolis where he was arrested on the federal charge. Pekor had been hired in July, 1975, by former Kansas Revenue Secretary James McDonald. In early October, 1975, it was announced he would take a leave of absence to solve his legal and personal problems. England's Oxford University as ' more women enter the prestigious school. For the first time since the scholarship program was established in 1903, women were allowed to compete. "It will be interesting \o observe the changes to take place at Oxford during the coming year when more of the 24 colleges at the university become coed," she said. "At this time, only 12 or 13 are s open to women, but more are to be coed in the fall of 1978, just one year after I get over there." Miss Koehn, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Koehn, Concordia, is a fourth-year student at the University of Chicago. She said she will study politics, philosophy and economics while at Oxford and work _ for a second bachelor of arts degree in the two-year Oxford program. horizons through travel and study abroad," she said. James Adams of Prairie Village, also was announced for a scholarship Sunday by a Rhodes Scholars board, meeting in Rochester, Minn. Adams is a 'student at Massachusetts. Institute of Technology. Miss Koehn's first BA degree will be earned this spring at Chicago in ideas and methods . of political philosophy. She said ultimately she wants to teach at the college level and would pursue her Ph.D. after leaving Oxford. "It will also be interesting to work with a tutor, to write a paper or essay as required in the several fields of study and have all testing done written or orally at the end of the course, not at all like college classes are taught here in the Harper Citizens Show Yule Spirit (HNS) — , The spirit lives at HARPER Christmas Harper. Some local citizens are donating money to help send Elmer "Dick" Blaksely to be with his family, Vicki and Carlos, at Nogales, Mexico. The Blaksely family has been separated for months due to U.S. Immigration Service officials, who are not permitting his wife and her 7- year-old son to return to Harper. They are both citizens of Mexico and have been unable to obtain visas which HOLIDAY SKATE SCHEDULE HOLIDAY SKATE SCHEDULE are needed to enter the United States. As Christmas neared, Blaksely said he doubted if he would be able to be with his family since he couldn't afford the trip. Lenor Murray of Harper decided to h,elp him since Blaksely had helped local citizens by being the Civil Defense director here for 18 years. Last week, she began a fund drive to raise enough money to send Blaksely down to Nogales, Mexico to be together with his family next weekend. "I think the town owes it to him for that many years of service," she said. "Our main concern is getting him down there for Christmas. And, he's going to go even if I have to make up the difference." In order to be at Nogales by Christmas Eve, Blaksely must take an early Wednesday morning bus from Kingman which will arrive in Nogales, Ariz. Thursday afternoon. STARDUST SKATE CENTER 3010 Broadway Sun. Mon. Tues. Phone 625-3214 Wed. Thurs. Fri. Hays Sat. 19 Dec. 1:00-3:00 3:00-5:00 5:00-9:00 26 Dec. 1:00-3:00 3:00-5:00 5:00-7:00 20 Dec. PRIVATE PARTY 27 Dec. CLOSED 21 Dec. PRIVATE PARTY 28 Dec. PRIVATE PARTY 22 Dec. 7:00-11:00 29 Dec. 1:00-3:00 7:00-11:00 23 Dec. ALL DAY SKATE 11:00-5:00 EVENING 7:00-10:00 30 Dec. PRIVATE PARTY 24 Dec. 1:00-3:00 CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE 31 Dec. NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY 7:00-1:00 ALL AGES 25 Dec. 3:00-5:00 7:00-10:00 CHRISTMAS DAY 1 Jon. 3:00-5:00 7:00-10:00 NEW YEAR'S DAY BACK TO REGULAR SCHEDULE (PQl Adulti m« ••IE- ChlMfi.u $*nl«rCltl»«i|l.iO tv*ntng> At 7.00 « 1.10 rldoy At JiOO-7:00-»ilO . MANN THEMHES states," she said. If possible, she said she would like to travel through England and then visit France, the Netherlands, Germany and Greece. "I would like to do all my traveling on land," she said. "I want to see the countries I am traveling through." The U.S. and Canadian Rhodes scholars are. to leave New York Oct. 1, 1977, on the Queen Elizabeth II. The term at Oxford starts Oct. 9. George Not On $20 Bill MCPHERSON (HNS) - By George, George Isn't on a $20 bill. Dale Swanson, manager of the Happy Chef here, found out the hard way that George Washington's picture Isn't on a $20 bill. It should be the face of Andrew Jackson. The phony money was that of a $1 bill which had its corners covered by those of a $20 bill. Santa No. 1 Temporarily GREAT BEND (HNS) - Santa Claus has taken over the No. 1 spot in the heart of Susie Clark, replacing - just temporary, mind you-"The Fonz." ( Following next weekend, however, her No. 1 idol will again be Henry Winkler, who plays Fonzie on the ABC television show "Happy Days." The ailing 4 >/fe year old towhead from Great Bend met Winkler and her No. 2 hero, Mickey Mouse, on a dream trip in October that was funded by. the generous d9na- tionsofKansans. Pam Clark, Susie's mother, said that her daughter's most-recent medical checkup at Kansas City was "real good" but her condition, though improved, was still far from normal due to an incurable kidney disease. Susie and her family will be spending the Christmas weekend with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar KlotzofLakin. More Students Arrested PRATT (HNS) — Police arrested two more college students Saturday in connection with a rash of burglaries in the city and at the junior college. Police said one man was arrested at noon and another man later turned himself in when he learned the police were looking for him. Both students plus three others arrested Friday attend Pratt Junior College here. Burglaries amounting to as much as $3,000 have occurred over the past few months. Police are not certain whether the students arrested Saturday have any connection with the other Pratt students. Police said both men were being held in lieu of $10,000 bail each on charges of grand theft and burglary.' Their arraignment was scheduled for Monday. Scuffle Costs Family $400 SALINA (HNS) — A scuffle between two youngsters at Whittier school will cost one family about $400, Salina police reported. Officers said a young girl stomped on a 7-year-old boy's hearing aid, destroying it in the fracas. Ann Landers Mas An Answer Gef Help Dear Ann Landers: I am .syriting to you about my problem because I don't have the courage to talk "to'anyone else. ' " ' I am 29 years old, have a lovely wife, three beautiful children, and a secure job. I am very much in love with my wife's father. We have been together (my wife and I) for nine years. I have been in love with her father for two years. I discovered he also had the same feelings for me eight months ago. His wife died in 1966. He wants a life with me and I love him, but I don't know what to do. Neither of us are flaming fags. We are sure no one has the slightest idea that we are involved so deeply with one another. My wife would be very shocked and hurt, but both her father and I feel that our love should not be denied. I don't know what to tell her or IF I should tell her at all. Please advise me. — N.N.P. Dear N.N.P.: Last year I would have looked for the New Haven postmark on the envelope and muttered a few words about "those Yalies." But today, what with Renee Richards (formerly Dick Raskind) and several others coming out of a wide assortment of closets, I'd believe anything. Get some counseling and urge your father-in-law to do the same. Your therapist will advise you in regard to sharing this with your wife — and what to do if you are strongly inclined to go the other way. handle her height. I'd like to add my two cents worth. (I'm a guy, by the wayj^" 1. There IS a change in attitude between high school and college. In high school most boy-girl pairs consisted of a short, bouncy cheerleader and a tall, masculine BMOC — usually a football jock. 2. Back when the maxi-coats came 'out, the short girls clumped along like cows. I actually saw one gal FALL (her foot' got caught in her him). The tall girls swirled in a graceful glide when they walked. 3. At dances when I got stuck with three or four peewees in a row, my neck would start to ache from leaning over (I am 5'10"), but one dance with a tall gal and my neck "recovered." This is just one fella's view for whatever it's wc-rth, Annie. Sign Me — A Bird Watching Cat From Connecticut Dear Bird Watcher: Thanks for meowing in this direction. Many pussycats wrote to comment, but you were the only Tom. Dear N.L.I.: I like your style, lady. Nothing succeeds like success. Dear Ann: Recently you printed a letter from a tall lady who signed herself "Height of Happiness." She gave several hints on how to Dear Ann Landers: The letter from Mrs. Invisible really got to me. I was Mrs. Invisible too, until I got smart. My 'addle-brained husband never used to introduce me to his friends either, and I got sick ar)d tired of reminding him (with a gentle nudge) that I was present. About three months ago when he forgot for the umpteenth time, I stepped forward, put on my biggest smile, extended my hand to the most attractive man in the group, and purred, "Hi, there. My name is Mary Jones. What's yours?" My husband has never failed to introduce me' since. — No Longer Ignored A canjpus experiment three coeds didn't take I Studen < Body nusrifc quEEnwmmn Even if drinking is the "in" thing in your crowd, it needn't crowd you out. Learn the facts from Ann Lander's booklet, "Booze and You — For Teen- Agers Only." Send 50 cents in coin and a long, self- addressed, stamped envelope to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1400, Elgin/Ill. 60120. Inmates Donating Money HUTCHINSON ,(HNS) They wanted to show they cared, so the Muslims in the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory are donating money to buy presents, and time to wrap them for the needy at Christmas. "We wanted to show that we are not all animals in here," said Benjamin X. Scott, a young man quietly serving his term. He is also imam (minister) of the prisons Mosque of Islam. "We wanted to show that we are people, and that we care ." The 15-member group has given $200 to the Hutchinson Big Brothers to get presents for children of needy families. Tuesday they will assist members of the Elks club in wrapping them. "This is a sort of 'Hands Across the Wall 1 idea," Scott said. "We want to give more than money. We want to give of ourselves because there has been so much -bad publicity about KSIR." Scott said it was unusual for Muslims to participate in a Christian celebration, but the group felt it was a duty. "We know that there are so many kids in Hutchinson who have no father-figure to grow up under. These kids are being shaped right now for good or bad," he said. "We want them to have something for Christmas so they know that someone cares, and we pray they understand. Zinnias, goldenrod, cosmos and goldenglow can cause hay fever symptoms because their pollen is similar to that of ragweed.

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