The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 21, 1976 · Page 16
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 16

Hays, Kansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, December 21, 1976
Page 16
Start Free Trial

HAYS DAILY NEWS PACiK 17 December 21, 1976 Winter Arrives With Fury By United Press International If you think it's been cold up to now, wait until winter gets • .here! •' Snow spread over much of •the Northeast in advance of i winter's scheduled 6:24 p.m. .•EST arrival, extending from -.northern New York through -.the northern Atlantic Seaboard and across the Great Lakes into the upper •Ohio Valley. ' Travelers' advisories were : posted for portions of Mixed Audience To Hear Mathis Sing LOS ANGELES (UPI) Singer Johnny Mathis will be the first U.S. entertainer to* perform before a racially mixed audience in South Africa, a spokesman for the singer said Monday. The spokesman, Skip Heinecke, said the segregationist government of South' Africa had given Mathis, a black singer, a "special dispensation" to appear before mixed audiences in Durban, Johannesburg and Capetown next month. • Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Virginia and the mountains of North Carolina. A freezing rain warning was issued for northern Maine. The temperature dipped to 4 degrees aboVe zero in Chicago at 3:30 a.m. and strong winds sent the wind chill factor down to 32 below zero. "It's strong enough to give a reindeer frostbite," a downtown police dispatcher said, though no cases of exposure were reported. The dramatic change from a weekend of almost springlike weather was caused by another wave of frigid Canadian air pushing south and east across the border. In Chicago public transportation was snarled and delayed by snow and icy roads Monday and an icy road was blamed for an auto accident that claimed five lives near Downington, Pa., Monday. In Atlanta the temperature dived from the 70s to around the 20s. Snow fell across much of the Midwest Monday and spread into the Northeast today, presaging a white Christmas. South Bend, Ind., reported two inches of new snow and Cleveland, Ohio, Charleston, W.Va., Akron, Ohio, Burlington, Vt., and Caribou, Maine, each reported an inch. Subzero temperatures stretched over much of the upper Mississippi Valley, with readings in the teens as far south as Oklahoma and Arkansas. Frost and freeze warnings were posted for portions of northwestern Florida and a hard'freeze was forecast for portions of south Texas. An ice jam on Buffalo Creek In Buffalo, N.Y., pushed the creek four feet above flood stage and triggered a flood warning for the area. Early morning temperatures today ranged from 20 below zero at Warroad, Minn., to 73 at both Miami and Key West, Fla. New Zealand Floods ; Strand Thousands Worldwide Food i Production Rises WASHINGTON (UPI) With bumper harvests reported in many areas of the globe, ; worldwide food production increased almost 2 per cent this year, the 'Agriculture Department says. The 1.8 per cent increase resulting from a record world ^grain crop brought per capita food supplies back to the 1973 level following a decline in 1974 and a partial recovery last year, a department report •indicated. Analysts said per capita supplies this year rose 3.5 per ' cent in developed countries ' 'including the United States, _ the Soviet Union, Japan and In developing countries where most of the world's poor and underfed consumers live, ; '-the report said per capita ' production rose only 0.9 per ,qent. But although this was far below the 3.9 per 'cent gain " posted in developing countries ; last year, it was far above the '0.4 per cent average yearly gain for those countries from .' '.I960 through 1975, experts said. The agriculture report said world agricultural production in 1976 rose 3 per cent, not counting China where experts believe output "will probably do well to maintain last year's level." Food production probably rose as> much this year in developing nations as in the richer countries in terms of total tons, experts said. The per capita gain was smaller in the poorer nations because of their faster population growth rate — 2.5 per cent compared with l per cent in developed regions. ; Analysts said that although the bumper 197,6 harvest will push grain suppli'es'to record , levels, world , grain consumption will fall below recent trends because of a slowdown in use of grain for livestock feed. As a result officials said, global grain reserves which were equal to about 10 per cent of annual consumption needs last summer may be up by as much as a third — to about 13 per cent of annual needs — by next summer. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (UPI) - Flood waters, touched off by torrential rains, rampaged • through large areas of suburban Wellington Monday, flooding homes and factories and stranding 35,000 commuters in the city. At least two persons were known dead as authorities declared a state of emergency. A number of families and factory workers were rescued from the rooftops of flooded houses and factories as the heaviest rain in 114 years burst river banks and collapsed a small dam. Police said a 3-year-old boy was killed when a tree collapsed jn surburban Crofton Downs and a man drowned when he was swept away from a truck by floodwaters. A spokesman for the Weather Bureau said six inches of rain were recorded in the 24-hour period up to 9a.m., and another 4.3 inches were measured between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. He said the average rainfall for December is about four inches. The stranded commuters were spending the night in offices, hotels, emergency halls, cinemas and private homes in the city. Police said rail services were not expected to be restored .until midday Tuesday at the. earliest. A ra/lip .reporter in a helicopter over the city's main highway reported, "The road is a raging torrent *of filthy brown swirling water, carrying trees and everything along with it. You can't even see any signs of a road." The reporter said cars had been upended and many were being swept away by the floodwaters. "It looks like a rehearsal scene for World War III," he said. 1 Helicopters were being used Tanker LONG BEACH, Calif. (UPI) ' — The wreckage of the tanker Sansinena, which blew apart in a thunderous explosion Friday, still smoldered Tuesday and the bodies of five of the nine presumed dead were still missing. Smoke still rose from the oilfed flames licking at rubble on a devastated Union Oil dock in the Port of Los Angeles as the Coast Guard prepared to convene a board of inquiry Tuesday. The inquiry, expected to take about two weeks, is under the direction of three senior Coast Guard officers with years of experience in merchant vessel safety, tanker operations, petroleum pollution and related fields. The Sansinena, an 83,000-ton Liberian-registered tanker, exploded Friday with a force felt 40 miles away, shattering windows for three miles around in the San Pedro harbor district, Four of the ship's Italian crew were confirmed dead and four crewmen and a dock watchman were, missing and believed to be dead. The ship's superstructure, blown high into the air by the force of the explosion that ripped the tanker in half, crashed down on the watchman's shack. Flames still licked at the tons of rubble, fed by oil from a pipeline, leaking because the cascade of wreckage smashed the valves. Coast Guard and city-hired divers looked for the bodies of the missing crewmen Monday, but found nothing in the waters darkened by oil. Police said a final count showed 57 persons injured, including 19 crewmembers, a fisherman who was visiting the ship, two oil company employees and 35 others. The blast blew pleasure boaters off their vessels and sent slivers of glass from broken windows flying into homes and shops. The tanker was almost empty of oil. It had finished delivering a load , of Indonesian crude oil and was believed to be taking on fuel oil for its engines and water for ballast when it blew up. to rescue trapped families in outer suburbs and workers marooned on a construction site in the low lying suburb of Petone, five miles north of the city. A helicopter from the U.S. ice breaker Burton Island were used in 'several rescue runs over the city area. Higher Coffee Prices Ahead WASHINGTON (UPI) Shoppers who have watched coffee prices soar to new records this year can expect even higher prices in 1977, Agriculture Department economists warned Monday. And switching to tea or cocoa won't help the budget much, they said. Experts said relief is a long way off. In a report published Monday they said world coffee production is not likely 'to return to normal until the 197980 marketing season, although output could improve earlier than that. Meanwhile, analysts William C. Bowser and Rex E. T. -Dull said, supplies "will continue tight and prices will remain relatively high." At the same time, Bowser and Dull noted that tea prices on London markets have also risen to new record highs recently, and in a separate report Dull said prices for cocoa also have, risen to new records this year because of poor crop prospects in West Africa. "And this means consumers will be "paying higher prices for cocoa and chocolate products in the coming months," he said. The boom in 'coffee prices was attributed to a freeze which struck Brazil, the world's largest producer, in July 1975. The disaster came too late to affect that season's production, but its damage cut the 1976-77 crop potential by 60 per cent or more. The amount of coffee available for export from producing« nations in the current season is now estimated at 44.7 million bags, Snow Dance Eddie Box, (R), "Sundance Chief" of Ute Indian tribe from Ignaclo, Colorado places members of his tribe for a snow dance at Mid-Vall on Vail Mountain Monday. A lack of snow here and at other Colorado ikl areas hat forced tome §kl areas to close. The management of the Vail ski area retained the Indians for the snow dance. (UPI Photo) Condition Of State fplVE M'S SEWING CENTER Wheat Crop Unchanged TOPEKA, Kan. (UPI) — The Kansas wheat crop which has been in fair to poor condition for the past four weeks, remained unchanged this week due to low moisture and cold temperatures, a state report said Monday. The Kansas Crop and Livestock Reporting Service said wheat condition showed little change over the past week, with short top growth and poor root development. The report said the conditions will make acres seeded to wheat subject to blowing again this spring. Similar conditions last year caused loss of many acres of wheat due to spring wind erosion. A few reports have been received of blowing in east central Kansas. Topsoil moisture supplies remain short over the entire state with the exception of a few scattered counties. Two Injured Near ,Gorham GORHAM — A 22-year-old Gorham woman remained hospitalized Monday from injuries suffered Sunday in a two-vehicle accident near Gorham, but the driver of the second vehicle was dismissed from the Russell City Hospital Monday afternoon. Listed in critical condition Monday night at the Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, was Pamela Truan.* James Sissell, 29, of Victoria was dismissed from the Russell hospital Monday. 503 E. 10th hat magical Christmas feeling^ And warm, lasting glow, omqfrom thanking the friends, We're so happy to know! Allied, Inc. Hays, Ks. Some people know exactly what they , want. There are some people who Know precisely what they want in a fine whiskey. They want a true sour mash whiskey, made the time- honored traditional way, and aged six full years in oak casks. And they're not swayed by fancy prices.' Thai's why those people search out Kentucky Gentleman Sour Mash Whiskey. Because some people won't settle for less of a whiskey. Even a more expensive one. Kentucky Gentleman. Sour Mash. Straight from Kentucky And proud of it. You can see all Ihe fascinating lore ol whiskey-making at the Barton Distillery and Museun ol Whiskey History in Bardstown, Ky. Make it a point to drop in il you're out our way. W, >, PROOF/ Subsoil moisture supplies also are generally short. Greenbugs were reported on a limited basis, although cold weather had generally controlled their activity. Only 5 per cent of the wheat crop was being pastured as a result of poor growth. This is the same as last year, but well under the 10-year average of 15 per cent. Cattle continue to graze corn and milo fields, but some supplemental feeding is required. Feed supplies are adequate in most areas. Farmers reported a limited amount of irrigation of wheat during warmer days late last week. • 508 Main 425-7344 Stockton; DAD, MOWS THE TIME TO BUY MOM'S PRESENT DISCOUNT OF $ 100.00 f And more off suggested retail prices or jmost sewing machines till Christmas. EXAMPLE PLUS BONUS OF $100.00 NELCO 232F FREE fabric of your choice i OPEN ARM a " d a liberal allowance on your old i machine. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Fabric Gift Certificates of $ JB Aft $25.00 or more. Receive a 427 20 Per Cent Discount. Sua. Ret. $599.00 Financing Available. MACHINE Full Rotary Hook, Buttonholer Decorative Stitches Stretch Stitches i..-- MEN'S JUMPSUITS by JUMPSUITS LTD. Fashionable jumpsuits with long or short sleeves and double contrasting stitch trim in a precise fit. Black, Beige, Sky Blue, Navy, Rust & Doe Skin in denim, cotton crinkle, polyester knits and corduroy. Sizes 36-44 regulars & longs. Priced From 20*00 STORE HOURS: WEEKDAYS 10-9; SUNDAY 1-6

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free