The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 24, 1976 · Page 3
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 3

Hays, Kansas
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Friday, December 24, 1976
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HAYS DAILY NEWS PAGK ;t December 24, 1976 Lighter Side Of 1976 Expects Anything Thirty-four Christmas' have taught mailman Alan Day to expect anything from Buffalo winters. More than six Inches of snow fell on Buffalo, N.Y., Thur- sday with ( another two to four inches expected. (UPI Photo) By RICK VAN SANT United Press International Sure, 1976 was a big year for giant newsmakers like Jimmy Carter, Jackie Onassis and Henry Kissinger. But what about Otis Toadvine, Linda Brigett and Greg Reinert? , You don't remember them? Well, Toadvine, Brigett and Reinert aren't likely to forget 1976 — because it was the year they got involved in some wacky events. Let's start with Otis Toadvine, an 18-year old freshman at Clermont College in Batavia, Ohio. April 23 was Toadvine's big day. He decided to try to crack the world's hardboiled egg eating record: 44 eggs in 30 minutes. A crowd of 300 students and townspeople gathered in the school cafeteria to watch Toadvine, who had been in "training" a week for theeggathon. "I ate a whole lot all week to stretch my stomach and then I quit eating yesterday to get good and hungry," Toadvine explained. Then he started gulping eggs, trying to get his name in the Guinness Book of World Records. "I was really confident starting out," said Otis. "I put away 10 eggs in the first five minutes. "But then," he grimaced, "I hit a rotten egg around No. 14 or 15. It made me a little sick and I couldn't get them down too faslafter that." Alas, Toadvine could stomach no more than 26 eggs. "I feel kind of stuffed, but there's no pain in my stomach," the'6-foot, 176-pound Toadvine reported after the ordeal. "But I am a little lightheaded." Feb. 5 was Linda Brigett's big day. She got married. In the nude. Since Linda is a nightclub stripper, she figured it was appropriate attire for the Newport, Ky. wedding. Her groom took his vows in the altogether too. And not to ruin the party, the bridesmaid, flower girl and best man also paraded in the buff in front of a huge, fully-clothed audience. "I WHS u little embarrassed at first," gushed the blushing bride, "but it was beautiful. I recommend it for other couples." After the ceremony, the nude bride and groom chatted for several minutes with guests and reporters covering the uncovering. But they also had to share the attention with bridesmaid Morganna Roberts, who wore only her 45-23-39 statistics. A few weeks after that strange wedding, came an unusual beauty pageant in Cincinnati. The 17 contestants parading in front of a jam-packed crowd seemed unusually tense. Asked to say something to the audience, one contestant admitted, "I'm nervous as hell." The contestants were all men participating in a "role reversal" experiment. Greg Reinert took it seriously and went all out to win. He marched out in the swimsuit competition clad in a floor-lenghth robe. The mostly female audience shrieked when he tossed it off to reveal a tiny swimsuit made entirely of flowers. But Reinert really convinced the judges he was their man in the talent competition. While oilier contestants were content to sing to their pet guinea pig or make animal sounds, Reinert swallowed a goldfish. Now that's talent you won't see in Atlantic City. Governor Not Seeking Ski Area Disaster Aid ASPEN, Colo. (UPI) — Gov. Richard Lamm says he will not request federal disaster designation for snow-starved ski areas. . "Asking for a disaster •designation in this situation would be unprecedented,'and I doubt if it would be approved, anyway," Lamm told about 75 ' persons representing state ski areas and Colorado Ski Country USA. Instead, Lamm outlined a four-point program Thursday he said should "cover all contingencies" concerning the economic impact, on the Drought-stricken resorts. • He said he would provide all areas with a list of state resources available to them and would "accentuate, the positive" by mounting a campaign^ inform the public that good recreational ex• periences still were available in Colorado. The promotion program, to begin as soon as it snows, will be paid for with a $27,000 appropriation either from Lamm's office or the legislature. In.addition, Lamm said he would push the Small Business Administration to change its regulations to, allow immediate economic assistance loans "which won't be cancelled when snow comes." The fourth part of the program, and perhaps the most important, Lamm said, was to "avoid using dirty words like 'disaster.'" "The more people talk about total disaster here, the worst my business gets," agreed Tor' Brundwand, owner of a Dillon motel and a Summit County commissioner. Lamm said if the dry conditions continued, he would call another meeting to decide future plans. In the meantime, he invited members of the press to accompany him, his Family and Gary Mitchell, president of Colorado Ski Country USA, on a ski outing Sunday. : Also Thursday, Sen. Floyd "K. Haskell, D-Colo., reminded local governments they can '.apply for federal aid under a •special Economic Development Administration ^program. : Haskell, who last week ;asked President Ford to "designate the ski resorts as disaster areas, said no special designations were required ;for the EDA aid. % "All that is necessary is a determination by the. Commerce secretary that an area has experienced or is about to experience .a rise in unemployment or some other economic-problem," he said. "No one will dispute that some Vacation For Henry WASHINGTON (UPI) — Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger will fly to Acapulco, Mexico, Christmas day for a week's visit with friends, a spokesman announced. Colorado ski towns are in that situation." State officials earlier this month said hundreds of persons with ski-related jobs had applied for unemployment compensation because the lack of snow in the mountains prevented many ski areas from beginning operations on the traditional Thanksgiving weekend. Dry Leader Writes Carlson TOPEKA, Kan. (UPI) — The Rev. Richard Taylor Jr., head of the Kansas United Dry Forces, says he is sincere in writing to former Gov. Frank Carlson to learn why he permitted repeal of the state's dram shop law to be repealed. In a letter to the Concordia Republican, Taylor asked why Carlson permitted repeal of the when prohibition was repealed in 1949.- . The law, originally passed in 1868, provided a person injured by an intoxicated person could sue the one who served drinks to the in-, toxicated person. It was repealed by the Kansas Liquor Control Act of 1949 that implemented a 1947 Kansas Constitutional amendment to repeal prohibition. ''It was repealed when our most popular recreational drug became legal again," Taylor wrote. "When it was needed more than ever, it was stricken from the books." . Taylor.said he tried to be respectful in his letter to Carlson and sincerely wanted to know the reasons fqr the repeal .in preparation for a possible attempt in the coming legislative session to reinstate the law. i Responding to a query from Taylor, Attorney General Curt, Schneider said there i]ave been no .Kansas court cases since repeal of the dram shop law to show whether a Kansan who serves alcohol to another may be sued for damages. Schneider said it is possible Kansans could be liable for damages in such a situation despite repeal of the law in •1949. New Year's Eve DANCE Friday, December 31st Township Hall Grinned, Kansas 9 - 12:30 Music By: AAADGIC NOW! 2 LOCATIONS •1101 Elm St. 625-3424 Ka( , n _ Carry om Or Delivery Alter 5 Only •2102 Vine St. 625-7511 Eal In Or Carry Out The most exciting original motion picture event of all time. Copyright (BMCMUXVI by Dino De Laurenlus Corporation All Rights Reserved Dino De Launentiis presents a John Guillermin Film "King Kong" starring Jeff Bridges Charles Grodin introducing Jessica Lange 'Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple,'Jr. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis Directed by John Guillermin Music Composed and Conducted by John Barry PGl PMBmU. GUIDANCE SUGGESTED ai u mitfu '» ft itiimm ^ Panavisbn" in Color A Paramount Release dad "The Cicalbnd Dm De Uurenlite KING KONG" (mm fbcket Books. k MANN THEATRES 1202 V 635-9567 [Original sound track album and tapes on f TONITE 7:00 t 9:20 SATURDAY ft SUNDAY 2:00-4:30 7:00 « 9:20 ADULTS $2.50 CHILDREN $1.25 * DANCE COLLYER, KANSAS Saturday, Dec. 25th 9-12 Music By: TARAH , Top 4O Rock & Roll Band FAVORITE PIZZA Good Mews Dinner Special Submarine Sandwich, $-1 CQ Salad and Drink .... I. JU - SERVING PIZZA • SUBMARINE SANDWICH • SPAGHETTI • SALADS HiOUrS-ll:30 a.m. 'till 12 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m. 'till 1 a.m. FrI. & Sat. 25th & Vine Hays 628-2222 New Year's Eve Dance HAYS V.F.W. Dance To Eddie Basgall Members & Guests All Seats Reserved $7.00 Per Person • Includes Setups & Favors Tickets On Sale At The Post Home Christmas Night Dance < HAYS V.f ,W. Saturday, December 25th < r Dane* To Jimmy Maxwell Orchtstra One Mile North Of 1-70 Exit In Downtown Bunker Hill, Kansas Cat Fish • Broiled Salmon Trout - Steaks For Reservations, Call 913-483-3974 AMERICAN LEGION will be closed • Friday, December 24 • Saturday, December 25 • Saturday, January 1 Dining room will be closed till January 7lh New Years Eve flckets Still Available Al Club We wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our members and guests and thank you for your patronage. See you back In '77. DAN'S CAFE 6Hi & Vine Hayt 625-9429 food you will enjoy at prices you can afford WE USE FRESH INCREMENTS IN THE PREPARATION OF FOOD (not frexin or pr«-mixed) Private Dining Room Available Open From 6:00 a.m. • 2;00 a.m. A TO SOAR... TO BE FREE... TO LIVE AN ADVENTURE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET! jfe DOTY-DAYTON CUNT WALKER • BURL IVES • DIANE BAKER

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