The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 22, 1976 · Page 2
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 2

Hays, Kansas
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Wednesday, December 22, 1976
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December 22, 1976 PAGE 2 HAYS DAILY NEWS Eastern Kansas Still Dominates Medical Board By ROGER VERDON (Harris News Service Two laymen "from west of Highway 81," recently appointed by the governor to serve on Kansas University's medical school selection panel, feel they may be able to influence more medical school graduates to practice in rural areas. But the former state legislator says the panel remains dominated by eastern Kansas and is a" "far cry from what it should be." The two laymen, Willis Stout, a Goodland banker, and Fred Brooks, editor of the Garden City Telegram, were appointed by Governor Robert Bennett this month to a panel of laymen who, along with KU faculty members and Kansas physicians, screen and finally choose which 200 candidates out of this year's 868 applicants will attend KU medical school. Of that total, 396 applicants are. from Kansas. Former State Representative, Walter Graber, D-Pretty Prairie, an out- spoken critic of what he considers is an imbalanced representation of rural spokesmen on the panel, said the addition of two laymen from Western Kansas was a start, but "they're not straining themselves," to provide more rural representation. Graber, who lost his recent bid for a Senate seat in November, introduced legislation last year that would allow five candidates from each of the 40 state senate districts medical school admission. That bill was killed. Graber said the selection panel, which consists of six laymen appointed by the governor, six physicians appointed by the Kansas Medical Association, and twelve KU medical school faculty members, was still imbalanced in favor of those east of highway 81 an imaginary line, he said, which seperates the rural from the urban influence. Graber said he felt the addition of Stout and Brooks was an "honest effort" toward equalized representation, but said his fomer colleagues in Topeka should "get off their fannies" and reintroduce legislation providing across the board representation throughout the state. The panel of lavmen other than the two Western Kansans come from Chanute, Kansas City, Coffeyville and Manhattan. One doctor comes from Hays and one from Liberal. Another physician is from Salina. One faculty member is on the panel representing the Wichita branch of the school. The rest of the panel members reside east of Highway 81. Graber said there had been only two people representing Western Kansas on the panel last year. The selection panel of 24 will meet at the end of this month to consider medical school applications and to conduct interviews. A student applicant, usually a senior in college, is interviewed by four members of a selection committee without knowledge of the student's grades. It judges the student's family background, per- sonality and considers- the student's reasons for becoming a doctor. The four-member team then provides the results of those interviews to the rest of the panel. A majority of 13 is needed for acceptance. Graber said "You're never gonna get those Johnson County kids into rural areas to practice medicine." But KU Medical School Dean for Admissions, Dr. Dwight Mulford, said a "Kansan is a Kansan" and selection is made from the "best (applicants) that apply," regardless of geographical origin. Mulford said his definition of a rural Kansan was someone coming from "a county with less than 25,000 people and a town with less than 10,000 people." The more representation from Western Kansas on the selection panel is believed by some to be an advantage for drawing more physicians back to the rural areas. Both new panel members said they saw their selection as possibly having a positive effect on the selection of med Man Departs With Donations DALLAS (UPI) - The television cameras and newspaper photos showed the sad couple and their children, poor but determined to provide a decent burial for the dead infant they found and dubbed "Snow White." The news media watched as Walter and Donnis Baldree began pawning possessions to raise cash for the funeral. As their • story gained national attention thousands of dollars in donations began pouring in. On a clear November day Snow White was buried, the funeral having been donated by a funeral home. A few days later, Walter Baldree took off with a large chunk of the donations. "My husband took '$1,100 that people had sent us and left us a few days after the funeral, 1 ' Mrs. Baldree said Tuesday. "My two daughters and I haven't seen him since and don't want to." .,.,,,. , ,i • The ' Baldrees were searching through a North Dallas apartment complex trash bin ' when they found the infant's body. Neither of the Baldrees were employed, and they had been looking for aluminum cans to sell for salvage. Mrs. Baldree pawned her' diamond wedding ring to help pay funeral expenses for the . baby. She said her ring was Befort Retail Liquor Store NOW OPEN 22O8 Vine Hays across the street from the Coachman's Inn pG[nuiam cmmum suaora nTKing Kong' ,imixj Jeff Bridges ChartesGrodin introducing Jessica Lange E.\ixutiu j Producers FwJerico Dt 1 Lauiciiiiis and Christian Fvrry Tonite 7:00 & 9:20 Thursday 2:00-7:00 & 9:20 Friday 2:00-7:00 & 9:20 Matinees Daily Adults $2.50 Senior Citiiens $1.50 Children $1.25 MANNTNfATMf IFOX NO PASSES PLEASE Dennis The Menace still in hock, even though the funeral expenses were paid. Donations came from around the world from persons who heard the story. A foreign diplomat, who read the news account in Dublin, Ireland, sent $100. Two spinster sisters from Louisville, Ky., who noticed the story in the local newspaper, sent a poem and $5 — apologizing for not being able; to send more. Mrs. Baldree, 34, said she and her husband had been separated seven times in five years and she filed for divorce in July. She said they were reunited this fall when her husband became ill. Police public information' officers, who have been referring citizens wishing to aid the family to the Baldrees' address, said they personally delivered 20 donations totaling $165 to the family Monday. Police said Mrs. Baldree had told them her husband had left with part of the money, but they said since the donations legally were gifts to the family, the allegation was a civil, not a criminal, matter. Mrs. Baldree said the donated money left would go to making the holidays a little happier at her home. "I'm going to scrape together a decent Christmas for my daughters," she said. ' DIDN'T MR. Wta GET THE CHRIST/MAS SRRTT YET.. . OR IS HE m/FJ? IT Al KFATN ?' Attempt Made To Restore Old Hotel GARDEN CITY (HNS) — A non-profit organization, The Historic Windsor, Inc., has been formed to work toward the preservation and restoraion of the Windsor Hotel. Incorporators are Annette Jones, Mary Drussel, and Clifford Hope. Hope a local attorney, said papers authorizing the group's incorporation were received Wednesday from the office of the Secretary of State. One of the first items on the agenda for the new organization, said Hope, will be attempting to acquire the building. Bob Garnand, on of the part- owners of the hotel, confirmed this morning that talks have begun on this matter. The main part of the building is now owned by the Windsor Hotel, Inc., which is a corporation formed by the descendants of the lateBryant Garnand. That portion above Renick Drug No. 1 is owned by William M. (Merrril) Renick. Hope, who is president-elect of the Kansas State Historical Society, says he has long been interested in the preservation and restoration of the landmark hotel. Recent developments, he said, have made his interest more active. In November, a deputy from the state fire marshal's office inspected the building and reported that it did not meet fire safety codes. "It's just one thing after another that's wrong with that building," said State Fire Marshall' Floyd Dibbern. To bring the Windsor up to standard, he said, would take remodeling from the inside out. Dibbern said continued operation of the Windsor probably would require a sprinkler system, smoke detectors and an automatic fire alarm, approved fire escapes, and enclosures to seperate the hotel's halls from its large central lobby. scnooi graduates practicing in rural areas. Stout said he hopes his presence on the selection panel may "counterbalance the eastern Kansas delegation." He said he is committed to picking "the best prospects" among the applicants, but all .things being equal between two students, he said "I might try to follow intuition and pick one more likely to settle in rural areas." Brooks, who has written editorials "calling attention to the lack of representation from Western Kansas," said "I hope when everything else is equal (between a choice of students) I could pick Western Kansans. "I think for too long people have had misconceptions about what Western Kansas is all about," and said he hoped to convince some candidates to practice in rural areas. But if the past reflects future trends, increased representation by Western Kansans may not be enough. Mulford said of 146 applicants from west of Highway 81 'graduating from KU between 1960-1969, only 15 returned to rural areas to practice medicine. Mulford said a colleague who originates from Western Kansas explained the migration away from rural areas as a "money talks" mentality. Mulford said the move toward metropolitan areas may reverse itself once those areas are saturated wtth so many doctors that "money will be skimpy" and physicians look to the rural areas to practice. He said the only criteria of selection was the student's' having "all assets and no liabilities." Selection is made on the basis of a review of grades, medical school entrance tests and the result of the interview. In case of a tie among the panel of 24, Mulford siad he would cast the deciding vote. There is a wait of nearly a month before the medical school applicant knows whether he or she is among the 200 persons accepted.' "It gets to be nail-biting time for us as well as the students." Mulford said. Women's Group Complains WASHINGTON (UPI) — With all but one Cabinet job filled, the Women's Political Caucus said Jimmy Carter is leaning heavily on "Mike Machos" chosen from an elite "old boys network." There were equally harsh rumbles from other interest groups Tuesday. The U.S. Conference of Mayors said the President- elect showed "a striking insensitivity to the problems of cities" in naming Patricia Roberts Harris as housing secretary. The National Association of Homebuilders agreed. AFL-CIO labor leaders publicly praised the appointment of Ray Marshall as labor secretary, but some said privately they were angry at being, told so late in the game that Marshall — and not labor favorite John Dunlop — had been Carter's top choice all along. The head of the Consumer Federation of America, Carol -Tucker Foreman, said her impact on the selection process was "spotty;"' She was consulted "frequently and effectively" on the secretary of agriculture, but not at all on the secretarys of commerce and treasury, she said. While most interest groups 'failed to get all they wanted, the women's caucus voiced the most wide-ranging complaints. Gloria Steinem, Rep.-elect Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and other caucus members told a news conference they have not even been able to get a hearing with Carter while establishment figures have slid into the top jobs. Even though Carter appointed two women to the Cabinet, Ms. Mikulski said, the overall Carter family smacks of the elite circle which traditionally holds power. "There is an old boys network that has worked before and continues to work and it is the same people calling each other up and recommending themselves," she said. "Pete Preppy says, 'I think I'll recommend Ted Terrifico.' And Ted Terrifico in turn recommends Mike Macho." Ms. Steinem said, "We did not work and vote for a Carter administration to get appointments that might have been made by President Ford." Bright spots in the cabinet, she said, are Juanita Kreps as commerce secretary, Mrs. Harris as housing secretary, and the fact that Dunlop Was not named labor secretary. Mrs. Harris' appointment, however, caused consternation in some other quarters. John Gunter, executive director of the Conference of Mayors, issued a statement saying: "Mrs. Harris has no real expertise in this complicated field. It will take her two years of on-the- jpb training to learn the depth and complexity of the problems." the National'Association of Homebuilders said, "Mrs. Harris' record and career indicate that she is an extremely capable person and an able attorney but without any knowledge or experience in the housing field." Ann Landers Has An Answer A Message Dear Ann Landers: Our daughter Sheiia is 18 years old. Her steady boyfriend is 17. They've been dating since January, 1976 and plan on getting married when Earl turns 18. The situation is this: Earl left home four months ago after an argument with his father. We took him in because he had no other place, .that was decent. He's..been, sleeping on our couch in the living, room. ...Since Earl quit his job, he spends all his time watching TV. Sheila doesn't work either so they both do nothing. (Incidentally, she has colitis and finds it hard to hold a job •but she plans on entering college in February.) Earl needs two more yeaYs of high school before he graduates, and he says he isn't going back. He feels that because Sheila is 18, she should decide for herself whether or not to have pre-marital sex. I'm sure he is pressuring her and even though she has sent for your booklet, "Ten Ways To Cool It," HE claims you're a square old bat and says the booklet is lousy. Please comment on this whole mind- boggling situation. It's too much for me. — Sheila's- Mother Dear Mother: Sorry, dear, I couldn't begin to respond to such a multi-faceted mess in one column. (A) You have an unem- • ployed high-school dropout sleeping on your couch, pressuring your daughter to have sex. (B) The girl has colitis, can't hold a job but wants to go to college. (C)' The boy thinks my booklet is lousy. In my opinion, that boy has turned your home into a squirrel cage. I recommend counseling for the whole family. Good night, Mary .Hartmah. , ;',, . Dear Ann Landers: One might think your readership is exclusively women; but I assure you very few men skip your feature in the newspaper. So — I wonder if you would do us golfers a big, big favor and print this letter. Every foursome has one member who takes much too long preparing to make his shot. The bad part of this is that he or she holds up the game. If you're a good sport, you let the foursome behind you play through. This makes the other three players mad and it affects their game. You can't call attention to a player's pokinesS because, although golf buddies often accuse each other jokingly of heinous crimes, they never say anything critical that could be taken seriously. Ann, if you print this letter, thousands of slow golfers will suspect this complaint was registered by one of their foursome but, millions of golfers throughout the land will bless your name. — Big Handicap Dear Handi: Here's your letter and I'll never tell where it came from — so help me, Bobby Jones — and if THAT doesn't date me, nothing will! Dear Ann: It seems to me, in view of the muggings and rapes that go on inside and outside of apartment buildings these days, women should be told to stop trekking to the basement laufidiy^&iJtB) in the nightgowns.! '" '"' ; I work in a fairly respectable high-rise and almost every time I get on the service elevator some broad-beamed dolly is in there wearing a sheer, above-the-knee negligee (not a cotton house coat), toting her laundry basket. Sometimes I think these women are looking for trouble. What do you think? — Yonkers DearYonk: Could be. In any event, be a good neighbor and tell them what you told me. Some of those dollies may just be stupid. Are,you, or is someone you care about messing around with drugs — or considering it? Are all drugs bad? What about pot — in moderation? , Ann Landers's new booklet, "Straight Dope on Drugs," separates the facts from the fiction. For each booklet ordered, send a dollar bill, plus a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope (24 cents postage) to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1400, Elgin, 111. 60120. HOLIDAY SKATE SCHEDULE HOLIDAY SKATE SCHEDULE STARDUST SKATE CENTER 3010 Broadway Sun. Mon. Tues. Phone 625-3214 Hays Wed. Thurs. Fri. 19 Dee. 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. I 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:OP CHRISTMAS DAY 1 Jan. 3:00-5:00 7:00-10:00 NEW YEAR'S DAY BACK TO REGULAR SCHEDULE HN*WEW*HE*HBif*HE^^ 1HWI1HHKI..4T TN( ON!..5 TINfl THE EXCITEMENT! } FREDASTAIRE JAMES FRANCISCUS BARBARA EDEN Friday Malln** I At 3:00 Only \ CloMd ChrMmn Iw i 2925 Vine 428-1211 TO SOAR.. TO BE FREE... TO UVE AN ADVENTURE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET/ * DOTY-DAYTON PmenU, mam Friday Matin* At 3:00 Only .< CtgMMt CluUlmq« h. CUNT WALKER • BURL IVES • DIANE BAKER Sat. It Sun. Mat. 1:3Q Sat,

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