The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 23, 1976 · Page 19
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 19

Hays, Kansas
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Thursday, December 23, 1976
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Life On The High Plains By J. MARTIN DOLAN RUSSELL — Twenty tons of bowling balls caused some anxious moments in Russell last week, but, luckily, the town was spared. The bowling balls, loaded in a trailer and parked in a lot overnight, proved too heavy for the concrete surface and punched a hole in it. The "breakthrough" caused the round load to shift, which lifted the rear left wheels of the trailer off the ground. The bowling balls threatened to burst the bulging side'of the trailer, but the day was saved when the cargo was gingerly removed by em- ployes of LoMar Bowling Supply. Sfa/e Sale PLAINVILLE — More than two tons of stale crackers will be up for bid in the next few weeks in an effort to raise more funds for a new Rooks County Civil Defense rescue truck. The crackers and other foodstuffs, once cached in shelters around the county in the case of emergency, have been deemed unsuitable for human consumption. But livestock doesn't seem to mind the less- than-palatable supplies. Ellis County farmers recently snatched up all of the outdated food they could find when it was offered in Hays. The high- protein crackers in particular can be mixed with livestock feed. The supplies will be sold by sealed bids, which must be submitted by January 10, 1977. Bids should be sent to the Plainville City Offices and addressed "Shelter Supplies." For anyone interested in seeing what they are bidding for, an open cannister of the crackers will be on display at the city offices. Zip Works LARNED — Don't let anyone tell you the post office doesn't pay any attention to Zip Codes. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beltz of Lamed will tell you different. Last week, they received a Christmas card from New Jersey, which is fine except they don't know anyone living there. The Beltzes discovered the post office had delivered the card to the wrong address and even the wrong town. But the post office may have a good excuse for the mix up. The card, addressed to a Beltz family in Ottawa, did have the correct Zip Code —- for Lamed. Ammo Recalled A leading manufacturer of ammunition is recalling certain 30-30 caliber cartridges because of structural weaknesses that potentially could be hazardous. Federal Cartridge Co. is recalling ammunition, including empty 30-30 cases, with lot codes ending in -5289 through -6285. The number of cartridges involved in the recall is estimated to be just a fraction of one per cent of all the shells manufactured by Federal. Although no serious injuries have been reported, the case heads on the affected shells might separate on firing, resulting in a jammed gun and possible injuries from escaping gases. Shooters who have such ammunition should contact Federal Cartridge in Anoka, Minn, for refund information. Leader Of Year PRAIRIE VIEW — Derek Kats has been named the Kansas Farm Bureau's Man Leader of the Year. The award is based on leadership activities in county and state Farm Bureaus, participation in 'community affairs and achievements in the business of farming. Kats' selection for the honor was announced December 6 at the 58th annual meeting of the Kansas Farm Bureau. Rehabilitating GEM — A Christian-oriented rehabilitation program for female drug abusers will soon be established in Gem, according to the program director, Bill Barnett. The three-month program will be conducted in connection with a more extensive program in Pennsylvania. Girls at the center at Gem will work to overcome their drug habits and then be sent to Pennsylvania to complete the program. Got An Idea? The readers themselves are usually a paper's besf resource, particularly on the Nor'wester page. If you have an idea for a story that would be interesting or amusing to folks in Northwest Kansas, let u£ hear from you. Send your suggestion to Martin Dolan at the Hays Daily News and keep reading the Nor'wester to see what develops. Almost Santa This venerable old gentlaman who declined to identify himself, is prefty close to filling the bill as Santa in the beard department. A Nebraska resident, he was in WaKeeney visiting relatives and friends. The beard, he said, has been a fixture "for a whole lot of years." 'P.S. The Ten Dollars Is For My Sister 1 Exuberant Thrilled by the sights and sounds of City last week. Somewhat embarrassed Christmas shopping, this little girl by the photographer's interest, she broke into a gleeful two-step in Hill then vanished into the crowd. The Nor Wester By J.MARTIN DOLAN Few View; Doesn't Stop High School Anchorman Tis the season for letters to Santa Claus, that jolly bearer of cheer, goodwill and, mainly, presents. 'Tis also the time for little children to begin their annual buttering-up act, in the form of letters to old St. Nick. The following letters were reprinted in some of the weekly newspapers in Northwest Kansas and present a fair cross- section of a child's eye-view of Christmas. The first .letter gets right to the heart of the matter and sets the rules for Santa: "Dear Santa, I have tried to be good. I want a bike; if you do I will give you some cookies and milk. Merry Christmas. Chris Cain No bike — no cookies and milk. The second letter is from a little girl who sounds as though she fears her holiday might be in jeopardy: "Dear Santa, I want a guitar, and a baby alive ... I wish I had a piano. Santa, I wish it snowed and I had been a good girl. Roberta Desair" Some of the little folks had lists as long as their arms, if not longer: "Dear Santa Claus, All this time I have tried to be good. I would like a pair of sk :s. And 1 would like a bracelet. And I would like an Underdog watch. And I would like an organ. And I would like a typewriter. And I would like a tape recorder. And I would like a Micke Mouse AM radio. , Rhonda Sehl" Other urchins were more specific in their 'requests: "Dear Santa, More than anything else I want one of your elves so he can made toys for me. I love you Santa, Tpm Havener" One lad seemed concerned that Santa wouldn't think he has the proper spirit of Christmas in asking for cash: "Dear Santa, I want a choo-choo train ... and ten dollars cash. Thepe will be cookies and milk. Love, David Murphy P.S. My sister wants the ten dollars, Several of the letters showed that, all presents aside, Santa Claus is still the man of the season for kids: "Dear Santa, ' Since it's just about Christmas you better save your money to buy a plane because you can't ride your sleigh without snow .. Have a Merry Christmas. Your friend, David Laurin BURDETT — When television fans in Burdett and nearby Rozel switch on their sets at 6:30 Wednesday evenings, they can forego Walter Cronkite, Jacques Cousteau and even the Hollywood Squares. Instead, they can sit back and, for the next half-hour, tune in on Burdett's own anchorman; a high school senior named Ray Unruh. Although not yet in the class of notables such as Carson or Frost, Unruh can boast of having the most popular regularly scheduled on Burdett's cable TV netword. That's because his is the only one. . Unruh fills the screen one night a week, thanks to a Combination Cooperative Vocational Education Program offered at Pawnee Heights High School. The program is designed to give students practical experience while still in school. Unruh at first wanted to be a disc jockey, but the lure of the gray screen — and sponsorship by the Burdett Community Development C'oropration — gave him his start in TV. His show, dubbed "Wednesday Night," focuses on topics of interest to the community. With no regular staff to assist him, Unruh spends the better part of the week preparing his show. To get the show from idea to airwaves, Unruh begins after school each day. Because of a lack of equipment, every show must be taped from beginning to end — no splices, no editing. That in itself is quite a feat and there are problems at times. He recently had to re-tape an entire show 'after discovering that the second half of the show had been superimposed on the first half. Despite the frustrations and the less-than-enthusiastic viewer response, Unruh enjoys his work. Scabies Invade PHILLIPSBURG - The "seven-year itch" caused on elementary school here to close last week as county health officials moved to curb the near-epidemic. The Phillips County Health Office Monday urged 109 students at South Grade School be kept home for treatment of a parasitic scalp disease the officials labeled scabies. Scabies, also known as seven-year itch because of the cyclical outbreaks of the parasite, are tiny mites that cause unearthly itching. County nurse Cissa Saladino said parents of the students have been asked to check their children's scalps and report any findings to the county medical center. Scabies burrow into the scalp of the affected person and have the appearance of small specks of tar or asphalt. The head is an especially susceptable area because the hair protects the parasite and its excreta. The best treatment is a stout solution of medicated shampoo, which so far has proved effective. However, the two Phillipsburg pharmacies that supply the shampoo twice have run out. Mrs. Saladino also warned of the chances of re-infestation and asked that clothes, bedding and hats be washed in bleach to kill the scabies. The parasites in themselves cause no real danger, but the accompanying itching is best described as maddening. There also is the possibility of secondary infection from ovcrzealous scratching. , Mrs. Saladino said ten cases of the disease have been reported at Phillipsburg Junior High and a single case has been found at the high school. Those afflicted are brothers and sisters of the South Grade School kids who picked up the parasites, she said. At 40, Fred Parham had an accident which cost him his job in the foundry. He went to school and became a technical illustrator. Fred Parham couldn't do the work he did, so he learned to do the work he liked. You can do the same. There are over one million technical opportunities available in this country right now. Send today for your free record and booklet, "You Can Be More Than You Are" by Tony Orlando and Dawn. You'll hear some great music and find out how you can start a bright, new career by going to technical school. Write: Careers P.O. Box 111 Washington, D.C. 20044 u»v« Gouki A Public Service of This Newspaper & The Advertising Council

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