The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 24, 1976 · Page 12
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December 24, 1976 PAGE 12 HAYS DAILY MEWS Hall Street Widening Plan Given Approval By JIM COOK Of The News Staff A proposal to widen Hall street from 27th to 33rd street drew approval of Hays City Commissioners Thursday, over the objections of Commissioner Dan Rupp. The project, which would increase the width of the street to 53 feet, was part of the 1977 street improvement project, but commissioners begged off the question when it approved the rest of the $1.16 million project two weeks ago. Rupp said he was not convinced the street needed to be Hospital Notes J ST. ANTHONY Admissions Edward Nathan Withington, Norton Dismissals Rick Legleiter, Hays Melvin J. Schmidt, Hays Mrs. Steve Rohleder, Hays Tony Bittel, Hays Donna Carlisle, Hays Mrs. Michael Leer, Hays Mrs. Dave Fisher- and baby girl, Ellis Mrs. Robert Husband and baby girl, Pierceville Randy Basgall, Great Bend Irvan Earl, Woodston John Dunn, Oberlin Pam Mahoney, Natoma Sylvia Dumler, Russell Scott Lundhagen, Phillipsburg Adrian Desaire, Ellis David Hardy, McDonald Rachel Stenzel, Ness City HADLEY Admissions Almeda Ash, Hays Keith Beals, Hays Robert Binder, Hays Lisa Cole, Hays Mary Wagor, Hays Dismissals Elizabeth Brungardt, Hays Linda Knight and baby boy, Hays Camron Patten, Hays Debra Sander, Hays John Williams, Hays Glenn Merrnis, Russell Connie Bliss, Wilson Caroline Pottberg, Downs William Clark, WaKeeney Duane Bohall, Monument Gladys Brees, Long Island Sophie Urbom, Colby Lennard Howell, Goodland Lori Shoemaker, Oakley Ed Rieth, Pierceville widened. He also argued over the method of funding the project. The city staff recommended that the city at-large be assessed for 60 per cent of the project, which includes curbs and gutters, with property owners along the street paying 40 per cent of the cost. Rupp noted that the additional 13 feet the street would be widened Is about 25 per cent of the total road width. "I think the city should pay for that 25 per cent, with the property owners paying the other 75 per cent," Rupp said. But Mayor Steve Purdy argued that, since the property owners already have a 40-foot street which serves their needs, the city at-large should pay for the bulk of the widening project. In a related action, the panel okayed a contract with Bucher and Willis Consulting Engineers for the 1977 street project. Engineering fees will total $45,600 for the project. The Commission also postponed action on fire protection for Air Midwest flights and the Municipal Airport pending further investigation. Under FAA regulations, the City built a fire station at the airport and met every Frontier Airlines flight that landed — two each day at the present. But in March, when Air Midwest takes over, there will be eight flights daily in and out of Hays. "We would need to add an additional six firemen to meet those flights and still maintain adequate strength at the fire station in town," said city manager Joe Pence. Pence said that Air Midwest officials have agreed to man the airport f irestation with Air Midwest staff. — on two conditions. The first, that city officials teach them how to operate the equipment, can be met, Pence said. The second is that Air Midwest asked the city to provide risk insurance to the proposed Air Midwest firemen. Pence said cost of such insurance would probably not run more than $500 a year. Rupp questioned the ad- CrOSSWOfd PUZZler AnsweMo Thursday 'spuzzle ACROSS 5 Sea eagles 6 Ethiopian li- lle 7 Preposition 8 Newspaper executive 9 Ascend 10 Twists 11 Man's nickname 15 Expire 18 A state 20 Without end 22 Retail establishment 24 Honor 26 Worm 28 Female sheep 31 Cushioned 32 African an- lelope 1 Short hit 5 Great Lake 9 Hold back 11 Stigmas 13 Exists 14 Flower beds 1 6 Pronoun 17 Music as written 19 Aches 20 Greek letter 21 Morays 23 Marry 24 Solar disk 25 Tropical fruit (pi.) 27 Drain 29 Genus of cattle 30 Armed conflict 31 Analyze, as sentence 33 Gull-like birds 35 Crippled 36 Malay gibbon 38 European 40 Mountain on Crete 41 European capital 43 Parcel ol land 44 Paid notice 45 Touch 47 Artificial language 48 Esteem 50 Slacken 52 Small valley 53 Pedal digits DOWN 1 Defeated 2 Guide's low note 3 Scold 4 Snare 33 Test 34 Breathes loudly in sleep 35 Falsifier 37 Skill 39 Short jacket 41 Tinyopen- ing 42 Highlander 4 5 Man's nickname 46 Also 49 A stale (abbr) 51 Compass point 33 43 SO 34 Xi jT •XX v t>i«U liv I'nitert Ft-nturf Svndicalf. Inr (J -2/ Hays Livestock Market Center N. Highway 183 Hays, Ks. visability of paying the insurance premium for Air Midwest. "Air Midwest is a business and ought to act like a business," Rupp said. "I think they should pay some or all of the cost of that insurance." On the suggestions of Francis Wasinger, action on the insurance proposal was postponed. Pence was told to check on the possibility of adding that program to the city's current insurance policy. A proposal to change the method of adding Items to the commission agenda drew tacit approval, but will apparently not be closely followed. The concept, based on the agenda procedure used by USD 489, would call for commissioners to present items they wish to add to previously published agenda at the first of each meeting. Commissioners would "then have at least the length of the meeting to consider the add-on items. But Commissioner Scotty Philip told the panel, "I don't want'it binding. If I think of something dufing the meeting, I want to bring it up." Commissioner Francis Wasinger agreed with Philip. "I don't care what the newspaper says," he told fellow commissioners. The question of add-on items came to a head two weeks ago, when Mayor Steve Purdy opened the topic of the city manager's salary. At least one commissioner, Rupp, said he was not aware the topic was to be discussed at that meeting. In the final vote, Philip opposed the new agenda procedure; the others voted in favor. But Wasinger said he still plans to bring up topics if he thinks 'of them during meetings. In other action: — City fathers approved a lease of .3 of an acre of city land to the Ellis County Humane Society. The land, located on city property near the Municipal Airport, will house a new animal shelter. The Humane Society tract was formerly part of an area leased by the Fort Hays Quarter Horse Association. The city also approved a revised lease for that group. — The City will seek bids on five new vehicles for an expected delivery date next March. The cars will go to the Director of Public Works, Fire Chief and police detective; two new pickup trucks will go to the city's Service Division. — A lease with the State of Kansas for the Fort Hays Golf Course was approved for 1977. Carter Planning Quiet Christmas PLAINS, Ga. (UPI) — The job of selecting a Cabinet behind him, President-elect Jimmy Carter settled down Friday to a quiet Yuletide celebration with his family. The matriarch of the Carter family, "Miss Lillian" will be missing from the Plains home, however. Carter's 78-year old mother is recuperating from arthritic discomfort in an Americus, Ga., hospital, where she will have to stay through.Christmas. Family sources said she wants to be in "top health" for her son's inauguration. "The family will take Christmas to her," sources said. Christmas Day at the Carter's will be devoted to the traditional exchange of gifts and holiday feasting. Next week, the President- elect will gather his Cabinet and New York's top executive officers, Gov. Hugh Carey and Mayor Abraham Beame at St. Simons, an island off the south coast of Georgia, for wide- ranging talks on policy and New York's finances. Carter signed off at his news conference announcing the rest of his appointments Thursday with an expression of hope "that we can enter the New Year with a commitment to being closer together, to sharing our problems and our opportunities...." Carter penciled in the last name for his Cabinet when he selected Washington attorney and former Johnson White House adviser Joseph Califano to head the Department of Health, Educatn) and Welfare. Thousands Travel To Birthplace Of Jesus BETHLEHEM, Israeli-occupied Jordan (UPI) — Thousands of pilgrims traveled to Ihe Biblical birthplace of Jesus Friday for what officials predicted would be the largest Christmas turnout since Israel captured Bethlehem nine and one-half years ago. The visitors, many wearing short-sleeved shirts for the warm sunny day, ran a/ gauntlet of barricades, security searches and battle- ready troops to reach Manger Square, the focal point of Christmas celebrations in the town. "This will be a record for the last 10 years," Bethlehem Mayor Elias Freij said as he viewed the first arrivals. "We expect 20,000 visitors in Manger Square Friday night more than double the figure of last year." The mustachioed, round- faced mayor predicted "tranquility," peace and a jovial mood in Bethlehem as hundreds of police and troops fanned out to prevent Palestinian guerrillas from disrupting the observances. In an example of the careful security at Manger Square, a woman soldier opened a nun's plastic shopping bag during the morning and searched among the potatoes inside for bombs. There were none. In the square, an Israeli police band with musicians in black uniforms played Broadway show tunes, such as a medley from West Side Story. A procession of boy scouts in colorful uniforms marched through the square. The Roman Catholic patriarch in the Holy Land, Msgr. Giacomo Beltritti, led a procession from Jerusalem to Bethlehem to open the 10th Christmas celebrations since Israel captured the West Bank from Jordan in 1967. The Roman Catholic prelate, accompanied by bands and acolytes, set out on foot for the six-mile trek past fields where shepherds still watch their flocks as they did 1976 years ago. Bless You* ^ ** At Christinas * « U Joe's Plumbing 1212Motz Ave. Hays, Kansas Man Upset Over Restroom Crisis MIAMI (UPI) - A man who shouted "I gotta go" and allegedly threatened to "take over" a plane en route from Newark, N.J., to Miami because all the rest rooms were occupied was free on his own recognizance Friday. William Edward White, 44, Union City, N.J., faces a hearing before a U.S. magistrate Monday on a charge of "simple assault aboard a Delta Airlines flight," the FBI said. A spokesman for the Dade County Public Safety Department said White attempted to go to a rest room aboard the plane Thursday and found all of them occupied. "I gotta go, I gotta go. I'm taking over this plane," police quoted White as telling stewardess Debra Leudtke. "I have a knife, I could take over this plane." The charge could be either a felony or a misdemeanor. Window At Firm Smashed By Rock Vandals threw a rock through the glass door of the Champlin service station located at 8th and Ash Thursday night. Vernon Morris, station employe, reported the incident when he arrived at the station Friday morning. Damage was estimated at $100. Close Check Kept On Oil Spill Ravages NANTUCKET, Mass. (UPli — Officials and scientists, helpless to contain the ecological ravages of the Atlantic Coast's worst oil spill, concentrated Friday on setting up monitoring systems to keep tabs on the damage, A 20-knot southerly wind pushed the oil slick from the wrecked tanker Argo Merchant — now more than 100 miles long — across the southern edge of Georges Bank. "It's like a fat hungry snake," p a Coast Guard spokesman said. Icy waters have coagulated the oil, forming tarlike chunks that have been scooped up by scientists crisscrossing the slick in research vessels. Navy divers Thursday brought sediment samples up from the ocean floor near the remains of the shattered tanker. Massachusetts officials reported Thursday none of the 7.6 million gallons of oil from the tanker had yet reached the floor of the 10,000-square-mile fishing ground, one of the most important in the world. If it does, experts fear it may take years for the fishing grounds to recover. But even if it does not, or it reaches the floor in tiny amounts, scientists admit it would be difficult to pinpoint the extent of environmental damage in open seas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Marine and Water Quality Laboratory has been named to coordinate all environmental impact studies relating to the spill from the Liberian- registered tanker, which broke up Monday 27 miles off Nantucket Island after running aground on a shoal last week. "We are setting up a situation room with chart boards so we can track things. By Monday we should have a full blown communications center," said Dr. Jan C. Prager, chief of technical assistance. At the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, a special oil- response team was preparing URI's $4 million research vessel Endeavor for a tracking trip into the Atlantic next Tuesday. "In previous spills, nobody has ever been able to say where all the oil has gone. We hope to find that out this time," said university researcher Robert Sexton. Not much was left Friday of the 640-foot Argo Merchant. The severed stern was pointing skyward at an awkward angle and what remained of the bow was gradually filling with water. The Coast Guard. Thursday opened all hatches on the bow to expedite the sinking "so she will not be a hazard to navigation," a spokesman said. A Coast Guard spokesman said observers on a flight over the slick saw about 3,000 seagulls of which "only about 125 were covered with oil." "They also flew over Muskeget and Tuckernut Islands west of Nantucket and they didn't see any of the seals which are usually there. They may have been out feeding or they could have been scared away by all the helicopter flights, which have been going on since this thing started," he said. More Snow In East S TAR ff~ SL ARIES MA R. 2, -APR. U 8-32-48.68 W-75.79-81 /f TAURUS '.- AfK. JO V^ HAY 10 >J 2-21-23-26 GEMINI 1*^14-20-28.. KL70-73-77 I CANCER \ 2-15-22-33 /44-51-63 in 1/1 LEO : JULY 23 AUO.2, i- s- 9-10 11-46-62 VIRGO AUG. 23 OU1-50-66-71 ^76-78-82-90 Stol -By CI.AY R. POLLAN- JM Your Daily Activity Guide JK. i> According to the Stars. 'f To develop message for Saturday, read words corresponding tanumbers of your Zodiac birth sign. 1 Intimate 2 You 3 An 4 Ailment 5 May 6 Coll 7 For 8 Friendship 9 May 10 Bring 11 Loyally 12 Join 13 Special 14 Endeavor 15 Could 16 A 17 Good 18 Discover 19 Friendship 20 To 21 Yout 22 Moke 23 Abilities 24 Many 25 A 26 With 27 And 28 Preserve 29 Things 30 Financial 31 Those 32 The 33 A 34 Tangles 35 Money 36 Atmosphere 37 Can 38 New 39 Who 40 For 41 Good 42 Harmony 43 Keep 44 Big 45 Possible 46 But 47 Affairs 48 Source 49 Conferences 50 Time 51 Mistake 52 Friend 53 Don't 54 Should 55 And 56 Core 57Moy . 58 Moke 59 Do 60 Not 61 Decisions 62 Concern 63 Today 64 Your 65 Something 66 To 67 Travel 6801 69 Troubles 70 With 71 Add 72 Delightful 73 Your 74 Tension 75 Investigate 76 To 77 Associates 78 Your 79 Some 80 Aim 81 Person 82 Personal 83 Become 84 High 85 Too 86 High 87 Quickly 88 Today 89 Intertwined 90 Possessions (D AJ versc LIBRA SCPT, OCT. 3- 4- 5- 6 7-13-56 SAGITTARIUS HOY. 22 /* OfC. 21 fgfj 1 9-27-35-47 f 54-60-83-89^ CAPRICORN JAN. 19 6-17-34-10^0 49-55-67 AQUARIUS JAN. 20 FCS. it 25-38-52-57/T? 59-65-72 V»> PISCES fit 19 V 24-29-37-43/ 64-74-84-88 \ By United Press International A potent snow storm assured a white Christmas in the Northeast but made holiday travel a hazard in some areas. • Locally heavy snow along the New York shore of Lake Ontario caused some travel problems early Friday and strong, gusty winds produced blowing, drifting snow in western New York, making travel hazardous. Three inches of fresh snow fell at Buffalo, N.Y., early Friday, adding to a five-inch cover that closed Greater Buffalo International Airport Thursday. Up to 10 inches of snow fell in portions of the New York snowbelt. Heavy snows also clogged portions of Indiana and Michigan. •Northwest Indiana had four inches of snow to add to the nine inches already on the ground and it was much the same story in Michigan. Motorists in the two Great Lakes' states also had to contend with very limited visibility as brisk and ice-cold winds whipped up the snow. On the northern Indiana toll road state police said visibility was down to 20 feet and the Automobile Club of Michigan warned last-minute Christmas shoppers of hazardous driving conditions, throughout the state. Wesfomer/co Financial Corp. INVESTMENTS .INSURANCE FINANCIAL PLANNING DAVID M. KING, CFP Flr«t National Bank Bldg. 625-7393 NOTICE TO OUR NEWS ADVERTISERS Earlier Deadlines Must Be Set For The Coming Holidays And Will Be In Effect As Follows: PUBLICATION DATE SUNDAY DEC. 26th DEADLINE Vi Page Ads & Larger - 3 p.m. Dec. 21st Ads Less f ban Vi Page 11 a.m. Dec. 22nd MONDAY DEC. 27th 11 a.m. Dec. 23rd SUNDAY JAN. 2nd '/2 Page Ads & Larger - 3 p.m. Dec. 28th Ads Less f ban H Page 11 ajn. Dec. 29th MONDAY JAN. 3rd 11 a.m. Dec. 30th

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