The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 22, 1976 · Page 3
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Hays, Kansas
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Wednesday, December 22, 1976
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HAYS DAILY NEWS PACJI-: :i December 22, 1976 Man Injured In Freak Mishap JETMORE (HNS) — A Jetmore man remains hospitalized with injuries suffered in a freak accident at Cody's Cafe here Monday. Admitted to Trinity Hospital at Dodge City was Earl Wilson, 53. He was listed in serious condition Tuesday night. Wilson was the only person hospitalized after a car driven by a Jetmore man in his 70s, crashed through the front wall of the Cafe, coming to a stop in the middle of the dining room. Six persons were reported injured, but five of them were treated and released at the Hodgemen County Hospital. The name of the driver of the car has not been released pending completion of the accident investigation by the Hodgeman County Sheriff's office. Damage to the building and contents was estimated at $3,000. The cafe is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Charles. Charles said he hopes to reopen the cafe for business by the end of the week. "But, the customers may have to come to the back door for a couple of days. Cigarette Believed Fire Cause NESS CITY (HNS) — A carelessly-tossed cigarette was believed the cause of a fire Tuesday that destroyed an estimated $3,000 worth of hay owned by Don Clouston of rural Ness County. The fire call was answered by units from the rural Ness City fire department. The blaze, which was north of the community, was brought under control in about an hour but continued to smolder for hours afterward. No injuries were reported. Three youths reportedly have admitted' to tossing a lighted cigarette into the hay stack during a brief stop near it, an official of the Ness County Sheriff's office said. Dog Wasn't His Friend GARDEN CITY (HNS) — A dog may be some men's best friend. Not so in the case of Bryan D> Pettijohn, 21, of Garden City. He faces preliminary hearing Dec. 29 on a burglary charge in connection with a break-in at a Gibson Discount Center. Police, responding to a burglar alarm, said Pettijohn was on the roof of the store and then led them a chase through alleys and yards. Pettijohn was finally captured after he jumped into a fenced yard where a large St. Bernard cornered him until officers-arrived, Police Chief Richard Colwell said. Three guns and a wrist watch were recovered following the burglary, officers reported. Firemen Well-Dressed HOISINGTON (HNS) — weekend cut short the celebration at Hoisington. The sound was the community's fire whistle. When it blew, 15 of the best-dressed firemen in the county responded to the fire in a hay shed at the John Stetler farm. While they were putting out the fire, the women, who were left back at the dance and party, decided to retire to the home of Asst. Fire chief Bud Wagner. The firemen returned home shortly after midnight. Saddle Club In Swing Of Things MONTEZUMA (HNS) — 'Ti's the season for Christmas .caroling and the Montezuma Saddle Club is in the swing of the holidays. • "This is our first Christmas in Montezuma," said Mrs. Charles Wretling, whose husband is the Methodist minister there. "Last night the doorbell rang, and the Saddle Club was Christmas caroling on horseback. They were caroling 1 through the streets of Montezuma Monday night, and I thought it was just a beautiful sight. "They also had a horse-drawn hayrack, with some children in it," she added. An unexpected sound last annual Christmas party First Wheat WASHINGTON (UPI) The Agriculture Department Wednesday will issue its first estimate of 1977 winter wheat acreage and the potential size of next year's winter wheat crop. The announcement from the Crop Reporting Board will give farmers, consumers, international traders .and government officials their first hard clue to whether Near growers may be heading for their third consecutive bumper crop. Growers produced a record 2.135 billion bushel wheat crop including a record 1.653 billion bushels of winter wheat in 1975. This year, winter wheat production fell to 1.566 billion bushels, but a record spring wheat crop pushed the overall harvest to a second straight record of 2.147 billion bushels. 14 Killed As Bus Plunges Into River Dear Santa David S. Quevedo, 21, a University of Hawaii sociology major, had this Christ- mat wl»h during mid-year commencement exercises Sunday in Honolulu. He said he wore the sign "For kicks" and to draw attention to the fact that after four years In college he faces the prospect of not being able to find a job. (UPI Photo) Inquiry Into Massacre Of 27 Workers Demanded SALISBURY, Rhodesia (UPI) — Black nationalist leader Joshua Nkoma Wednesday demanded an in- ternationl inquiry into the massacre of 27 tea plantation workers Sunday, imploying mercenary soldiers might have been involved. The workers were lined up and gunned down in front of their wives and children in an apparent attempt to frighten off labor from white-owned estates. The Rhodesian government said the men were killed by guerrillas operating from Mozambique. Nkomo, a delegate to the now-recessed - Rhodesian > independence talks in Geneva, said in a statement that the killers could be "mercenaries seeking to justify their employment." He said he doubted that regular Rhodesian forces would commit such an atrocity. "Of course, any man who does this kind of thing is a terrorist, but not necessarily a guerrilla fighter.... Only an independent international inquiry can get at the facts. It must be done, and quickly," Nkomo said. The workers were killed on a tea estate near the eastern border with Mozambique. A survivor told newsmen that the gang, between 20 and 30 in number, told their victims: "The best thing we can do is to kill you, as we can see that you don't want to listen." Guerrillas have been telling workers to'quit their jobs on the estates. Nkomo's reference to mercenaries appeared to be an attempt to implicate white foreigners recruited by Rhodesia to fight the guerrilla war. Survivors told newsmen that the killers were black. "The important thing is to discover who exactly killed these people. You are told something, I am told something, and that is all we know. We don't know who killed them. The whole thing is ghastly and the cause of it is ghastly too," Nkomo said. Following the tea plantation massacre, Rhodesia urged travelers to take special precautions, saying it expects an increase in black guerrilla activity during the CTiristmas holidays. • LYON, France (UPI) — A school bus carrying mentally retarded children home from a joyful pre-Christmas class lost its way in dense fog and crashed into the Icy Rhone River Tuesday, killing 13 of Doctor Also Good Samaritan DENVER (UPI) — A 12- year-old boy who suffered a severed windpipe in a bicycle accident waved and tried to shout for help but apparently was ignored by passing motorists, according to his father. A physician finally stopped and took Anthony Quintana to a local hospital where he was in serious condition. The boy was scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair his larnyx and trachea. > "If> it hadn't been for the doctor, my kid would have died right away," said Lee Quintana, the child's father. Quintana said Monday his son injured his throat by falling on a cable in a parking lot near a football stadium Sunday. The boy tried to signal for help but motorists refused to stop until the physician drove by, he said. "I don't know how long he was there," said the doctor who asked to remain unidentified. "I saw him waving, trying to get attention. His lips were mouthing the word 'help.' He could mouth words but couldn't get air to come." the children and a teacher. .Police said 9 persons — 7 children, the bus driver and another teacher — were pulled from 16 feet of frigid water and survived. Only 1 child and the driver remained in the hospital Wednesday. Police said they hnd not established yet exactly how many children boarded the bus and said a search continued for more possible victims in the river. Eleven children died in the water-filled bus. Firemen lifted two out alive but they died in Edouard Herriot hospital a few hours later. The children, aged 6 to 12, attended school at the Eldouard Seguin Childrens' Institute. The bus was transporting them home nfter n festive class in which they made Christmas tree ornaments of paper. Bus driver Jean Paul Maury stopped the bus to let off an estimated dozen children and then headed into the suburb of Port Edounrd Herriot, which was blanketed by a dense fog. "I was completely lost," Maury told reporters later. "I turned in circles and circles." On a dend-cnd street, a barrier ending the road at the Rhone River bank suddenly came into his view. He swerved to avoid the barrier and the Mercedes bus crashed hood down into 18 feet of Icy water. Three workers on a nearby construction site heard the cries of the trapped children. One worker telephoned police while the other two jumped into the water to try to pull out the screaming victims. Firemen, arriving 20 minutes Inter because of the heavy fog, dived in black frogmen suits and again to bring out the little bodies In the 40-degree evening chill. Weeping parents crowded into the hospital to seek news of their children. Bottles Continue BEIRUT,-Lebanon (UPI) — Syrian troops and pro-Syrian Palestinians battled radical guerrillas in south Beirut Wednesday in the second ...major Syrian-Palestinian clash in two days. - Initial reports from' the scene ..of the fighting, the Sabra refugee camp near Beirut International Airport, said at least four persons had been killed as rival Palestinian factions exchanged machine gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades in the narrow streets of the camp and its surrounding residential district. Syrian peacekeeping troops waded into the fight with armored cars and rockets, the reports said. One eyewitness called the fighting "worse than ever." •Nearly 50 persons have died in similar intra-Palestinian and Syrian-Palestinian fighting in Beirut and the northern port of Tripo\i in the past month. The new fighting came as Prime Minister Selim Al Hoss prepared to meet with his cabinet to discuss a policy statement he was scheduled to submit to the first postwar session of parliament on Thursday. Political sources said the platform would in- clude a call for a state of emergency. . As in earlier Syrian- Palestinian clashes, the battle in the Sabra camp apparently developed between pro-Syri erhllas and members 'of the socalled "rejection front" groups, radicals who oppose Syria's intervention in Lebanon. One resident of the area said he and his'family were huddled together in one small bedroom away from the house's outside walls for greater safety from stray shells and rockets. , y the seeds of love and hope flower for you and your loved ohes'at Christmas time. 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