The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 20, 1976 · Page 9
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December 20, 1976 PACK HI HAYS DAILY NEWS Doctor X Unable Shake Stigma STILLWATER, Okla. (UPI) — An Oklahoma sociologist says a Kansas doctor probably will never outlive the stigma of having been "the abortionist." Jack Bynum, associate professor of sociology at Oklahoma State University, says Dr. X was a respected physician arrested in Kansas in 1968 for performing an illegal abortion and now is out of jail. However, Bynum says, the doctor continues to pay his debt to society. Bynum discusses the doctor's case in a chapter of a hew college textbook, "Victims and Society," edited by Emilio C. Viano. Bynum and former OSU graduate student Terry Norris of Columbus, Ga., wrote the chapter, "The Medical Abortionist: Villian or Victim?" Viano's summary to the chapter says Bynum and Norris "take a rather 'controversial position that studies in victimization should also include cases where the victim has shown a willingness to participate in illegal activity." Bynum says the medical abortionist is simultaneously villian and victim. Dr. X served a one-year jail term, regained his license and resumed the practice of medicine in another town in Kansas, but only in a hospital emergency room, Bynum says. His wife has been forced to. work as a cook and gas station attendant to help support their famly, Bynum says. Dr. X, a general practitioner, was shaken by the suicide of a woman whom he had advised to seek alternative solutions to abortion, including giving up her baby for adoption. After the death, he began to deal differently with such patients. Bynum says the'doctor pointed out alternatives, allowed the patient time to consider them, and insisted she receive counsel from persons who were antiabortion. If the woman decided an abortion was necessary, Dr. X would perform the operation 'mX&Rx for $50 to $100, or whatever she could afford, Byntim says. "His purpose," Bynum says, "was to perform a service that might save the life and-or well being of the mother, but not specifically to make money." Bynum says the doctor has been in a double bind "because society has given him conflicting behavioral prescriptions; one is legal, the other medical." Until recent years, the law told doctors not to commit abortions, and on the other hand society told him to consider the physical and mental health of pregnant women, Bynum says. The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion has taken some of the legal pressure off-doctors, but society still struggles in social conflict over the issue, he says. "This is called normative confusion," the professor says. "People don't know how to act, what to believe, what's right and wrong." • * Bynum says solutions to such issues are further clouded by the notion -that "good" and "evil" both can come from the same source. "For example, we give medals to war heroes for killing the enemy, but a man firing a gun in our streets is a public enemy subject to punishment," Bynum says. "What I'm saying is that the same kind of behavior elicits different responses from society, dependent on the time and circumstances." EARLY SPRING SYRACUSE, N.Y. (UPI) — Fluorescent lights that' silate sunlight can put love light in animals' eyes. When Burnett Park Zoq here installed full-spectrum fluorescents in an effort to stop vandalism, the animals thought it was spring and V' began mating. Let's UNdo the season like we've never done it before.... Me? I mixed my own. I'm an UNdo-itr V^l V off til tomorrow \///\ ' V when you can UNdo ittoday? superhero? That's a sandwich after you UNdo itup big. New Year's resolution ? To UNdo everything I've done this year... UNdo it with every meal. Oh I dp love to uydo ft at these holiday doings, i \ don't you?... And the referee actually called time out f to UNdo it. ft is a far better thing that I UNdo now, than I've even done before.... Of course . I wouldn't get mixed up in anything else. WESTERN BOTTLERS, INC. Bottlers Of Coca Cola - 7 Up - Dr* Pepper Victoria, Kansas 913/735-9498 The Mayor Marge Colvin, 55, the first woman mayor of the "Town to tough to die," was to be sworn into office Monday. The mother of three is manager of the local American Legion Club. Her two- year term pays $150 a month. She is shawn in the Tombstone, Arizona, Boothill graveyard. (UPI Photo) FHS Gearing For Spring Semester The Fall Semester officially ended Friday at Fort Hays State, but preparations are underway for both the 1977 Intersession (Jan. 3-14) and the Spring Semester. Intersession courses are being offered in chemistry, education, English, journalism, HPER .(health, physical education and recreation), history, music, psychology, speech and radio- TV. Most of the courses either serve as internships ( or advanced research projects for students enrolling and carry 13 hours credit. Enrollment of Intersession courses continues until Jan. 3. Interested persons should contact tlje Registrar's Office for additional information and to complete enrollment procedures. Spring Semester enrollment will ' be Jan. 17-18. Undergraduate and graduate students who have not pre- enrolled as well as all freshmen will enroll on Monday, Jan. 17. The following day, undergraduate and graduate students who have pre- enrolled — except freshmen -— will complete 1 their enrollment. Spring enrollment will be conducted by the following S-T, 1:50-2:40;'and U-Z, 2:40- schedule based on the 3:10. *_ student's last name initial: AC, 8-8:40; D-F, 8:40-9:30; G-I, •9:30-10:20; J-L, 10:20-11:10; M-0, 11:10-11:45; P-R, 1-1:50; Classes for the Spring Semester begin Wednesday, Jan. 10, and the semester ends May 20. Faculty Members Are ... ' • »- • • - * Awarded Tenure , Eight faculty members representing seven different-' disciplines, have • been awarded tenure at Fort Hays Kansas State College. Named recipients of the high honor are: Dr. Lyman W. Boomer, associate professor of education; Dr. John Klier, assistant professor of history; Mrs. Jane Littlejohn, assistant professor of nursing; Mrs. Sandra' Rupp, assistant professor of business; Dr. Martin Shapiro', associate professor of music; Dr. Edward H. Stehno, associate professor education; Dr. Charles Votaw, associate professor mathematics; and Dr. John L. Watson, assistant professor botany. The recipients completed a probationary period and were recommended for tenure by their superiors. A tenure committee evaluated evidence presented by the nominees' superiors and passed its recommendations on to President G.W. Tomanek who made the final decision. President Tomanek saifl tenure is one of the highest honors a faculty member can achieve. "It means that the faculty person is doing a good job of teaching and fulfilling the many obligations necessary to the position," Tomanek said. "We are very happy for those who were awarded tenure and know they will continue to make their outstanding contribution to the college," Tomanek added. Watergate Figures Summoned NEW YORK (UPI) Several Watergate figures, including two still serving prison sentences, will be summoned to testify in the tax evasion trial of Anthony Ulasewicz, the former New York City cop who 'paid $200,000 in hush money to the White House plumbers. The trial before Judge Edward Neaher begins Monday with jury selection in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn and is expected to last about a week. Ulasewicz, 57, a former police detective who later helped in the Nixon administration cover up its political espionage campaign, is charged with 'knowingly understating his White House income by $41,000 in his tax returns for 1971 and 1972. The indictment, filed in Relatives Ask For Remains Of Holliday GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (UPI) — Relatives of gunfighter Doc Holliday'want his bones moved to Georgia, but city officials say no one knows for sure where they are, Holliday's huge tombstone stands in a lonely cemetery on a cliff overlooking this city deep in the Rockies. The marker is engraved with the gunfighter's picture and the words: "He died in bed." But the remains may not be there. City Manager John West said Holliday was "supposedly moved" to the cemetery from his original burying place because of street construction. "The old cemetery records were lost and nobody knows if Doc's body was really moved," West said. Relatives of Holliday have asked to have the bones moved to a Valdosta, Ga., cemetery, where his parents are buried. They expressed concern over reports that youths in Glenwood Springs used the tombstone for rifle target practice and as a motorcycle jump-ramp. West denied the reports, saying the tombstone "was still standing and in very good shape." The city manager said he would write letters to Holliday's relatives explaining the situation but take no action on her request. Holliday, a dentist-turned- gunfighter, died of tuberculosis in 1887. April, 1975, said Ulasewicz' tax returns for those years did not jibe with his colorful a<£count to the Senate Watergate Committee of what he did and how much he made as a White House operative. " U.S. Attorney David Trager said he will call as goverof- ment witnesses John Dean, John Ehrlichman, Herbet-t Kalmbach, James McCord and possibly John Caulfield. Defense lawyer John J. Sutler said he will call Ulasewicz himself and G. Gordon Liddy. Ehrlichman and Liddy are still serving prison terms for ,their parts in the bugging atid subsequent coverup. Dean already has served time for his role in Watergate. .;' Ehrlichman, accompanied by U.S. marshals, left the federal prison camp at Safford, Ariz., Sunday and flew to New York. Kalmbach was Nixon's personal lawyer who controlled a $500,000 secret fund to finance political sabotage and espionage to help ensure Nixonls reelection. McCord, a former FBI agent, was one of the original Watergate burglars who helped break the scandal. Caulfield, whose bad health may keep him from testifying, quit his job with the Treasury Department after McCord accused him of offering him executive clemency. If convicted, Ulasewicz, 57, could get up to six years in jail and fined $10,000.

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