The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 12, 1971 · Page 43
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Community Ambassador Reports Irish Friendly Race By CONNIE HARRIS Hutchinson's 1971 Community Ambassador caused some tongues to wag this summer when he went to the Methodist church in Galway, Republic of Ireland. "It was big news in the neighborhood," said David Martin, 19, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milt Martin, 2128 North Monroe. "Somebody on the block, went to the Methodist church and didn't go to Mass. They didn't care if you didn't go to Mass, but they didn't think you should go anywhere else either." Galway, a tourist town beside the ocean, has a population of 28,000 people, 98 or 99 per cent Catholic. David, a sophomore at Hutch- Inson Community College, said he visited the Methodist church, a small, unkempt building next to docks and a junkyard, only once. That Sunday a m i n 1 s t e r from Belfast was in charge of the service and the attendance totaled nine: five persons "on a holiday" from Belfast, a couple from Belgium, a couple from Galway, and David. David was in Ireland eight weeks, living with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kenny, their seven children ranging in age from 3 to 21, and a French student. David was very impressed with the Irish. "The people are the friendliest, warmest people I've ever met anywhere," he said. "Compared to the continent of Europe, there's a world of difference." "Everybody on the street says hi to you, good morning, or they comment on the day." Easy To Hitchhike It is very easy to hitchhike in Ireland, and the roads are crowded with college students on foot. "Almost anybody and everybody will pick you up if they have room," said David. "They'll even go out of their way to take you-where you wanted to go." David said the people of the Republic of Ireland view the conflict in Northern Ireland in much the same way as some persons in the United States see the Vietnam war. "They think it's senseless and an awful thing that everybody up there seems to be at each others throats.- The Protestants and Catholics in the south have gotten along so well together, they just can't see why it's different" in Northern Ireland, he said. David Martin David said the population In Northern Ireland, is roughly two to one Protestant. During a brief trip through Northern Ireland along with other American students, David saw evidence of the violence. "It's not only in Belfast and Londonderry, but in the small towns as well," he said. "In this one town there were broken windows in all the buildings along one street. -They'd had trouble the night before." Work Two Jobs Most of the Irish hold down two jobs, according to David. His Irish "father," for example, was an Army typist during the day, and a garage mechanic at night. The "essential things," such as food and clothing are "dirt cheap" in Ireland, but televisions, automobiles, furniture, and even bicycles are "way out of line" compared to wages. A 19-year-old boy working as a stock boy in a grocery warehouse earned $20 a week, which was considered a fairly good wage, David said. The K e n n y s' home was small. David and the French student had sleeping space by themselves, but the other persons in the household slept in two bedrooms, five in one bedroom, four in another. David said he felt there were two reasons why the Kennys wanted foreign students. . First of all, because they wanted "to learn about other people," and secondly, because they earned extra money. They received $20 a week for each of the visitors during their stays. Living Pace Slower David said he would like to live in Ireland "because the pace of life is so much slower." "You take things as they come along. You more or less do what you want to do, and you take the time you need to do it." Is it true there are no snakes in Ireland? "They say there's a garter snake or two in Dublin," said David. "They're the only ones the Irish confess to, and they blame that on Americans." David's trip was arranged through a national organization "School of Experiment in International Living," which is headquartered in Putney, Va. He and 35 other students who went to Ireland had three days of orientation in Putney before leaving. David is available to speak to any club or organization Groups should contact the dean's office at Hutchinson Community College to make arrangements. Farm and Fancy Winston Seeks Status As Top Cat Sofa-Loafer Bauman By JANE BAUMAN These drouthy Dog Days seem like a good time to write about cats. Especially since this week's guests from Philadelphia just left, and I just now tossed Winston, the cat, who moved in when they did, out the back door. Winston is not a housecat, but he is an opportunist. Guest Bill Wharton, 24, a New York City data processor for "Pulse," a marketing research organization, petted purring Winston and asked, "Jane, why is he the only one of those 15 cats who tries to come in all the time?" I wonder about that each time I bounce Winston on-, to the patio. The only dif-j ference I can see is that he's a slob, but a loving) slob. He's long, angular, yellow-striped with topaz eyes. His tail and underbody hair is long, but the rest of his fur is short and close- fitting like a Johnny Carson suit. He looks clumsy — clunking and flopping his body around in the bluegrass until somebody opens the door. Then he zips in faster than the family races to the refrigerator during a commercial. Always, Winston strives to raise his • status from a backyard hammock cat to a living room sofa-loafer. And he definitely prefers housecat Spooky's mercury- tainted tuna to our rank-and-file felines' macrobiotic diet. And talk about lazy! That cat doesn't even rise from the hammock as you mow around it. But if you brush close enough, like a husband, he stretches out a long paw and gives you an affectionate, closed-claw pat as you pass. Missed Mess Call During the two years since he was born on the patio, Winston has missed one mess call. Somebody shut him in a tractor cab the last rainstorm we had several weeks ago. Mentally, loverboy Winston isn't wrapped too tight, but Clark Gable wasn't exactly a brain, either. However, Winston is a great mouser—if you take him to the game. So occasionally, we carry or lead Winston to grain bins or hay bales and admire claw- clutching Winston's wild action. Like a wound up top, he leaps, twists, pounces, skids, whirls and wipes those mice out. Then he rests for days. If he were a golfer, > he'd never move without a cart. In some intangible way, Winston has to be different. Because he is cat-chasing Smokey's one and only feline friend. They lie in the grass together while Smokey gently chews Winston's head — sort of a lion's-head-in-a-dog's-mouth act. And they stroll all over the farm with Winston purring and nibbing against Smokey's legs. Winston is a great stroller anyway. He falls in with anybody who isn't running or jogging. He also helps pick tomatoes, wash windows and pluck eyebrows. When I sit on the clellar door with tweezers and magnifying mirror, he sits on my shoulders and reaches behind the glass for the dorky tomcat he's looking at. If apybody flops on the hammock, immediately treble-toned Winston joins them. And he's not one to lie at your feet. No siree. He stretches out on his back with his head cuddled in the crook of your arm and relaxes for however long you do. Time is . the least of Winson's worries. Always Winston cons our guests into dot- Ing on him. Then, if I throw him out of the house, I look like a mean old louse. But you can bet a can of mackerel, before our departing guests' dust settles in the drive. way, unhousebroken (we guess) Winston is out on his tail. But even at that, you couldn't say that cat leads a dog's life — not even during Dog Days. Shock Absorbers for Cars? (C) 1971 N.Y. Time* News Servlc* WASHINGTON — Astronauts on the Apollo flights have been protected/by emergency shock absorbers that may also serve in automobile bumpers. William H. Keathley and Clarence J. Wesselski, aerospace technologists at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, were granted patent 3,603,433 this week for the energy absorbers, which are built into the struts of the Command Module couches. The invention consists of a set of washers .tightly fitted on a rod. Pressure' against the end of the line of washers pushes one after another along the rod as the force decelerates. This ia a one-time disaster avoidance device, and must be replaced after there has been thrust strong enough to move the washers. In a space ship, it backs up the regular shock absorbers known as a Cyclic Deformation System. The device has been part ol the astronauts' couches beginning with Apollo 11. So far there has not been enough over- propulsion at launching or hard enough landing to bring it into play. The aerospace form or a modification could conceivably b e built into motor car bumpers to take over after the springs have been compressed. UNVEILING — Sen. Edmund Mus- kie (D-Me.) right, unannounced candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, unveils a portrait of the late Martin Luther King Jr., which has (Hutchinson News-UPI Telephoto) been placed In the lobby of the new 400-bed Martin Luther King General Hospital in Los Angeles. Julius Hill, left, of the Los Angeles County Hospital Commission, looks on. Music Benefits Child CHICAGO (AP) - Playing a musical instrument gives a child distinct advantages in today's competitive society, says a leading music expert who has statistical evidence to back up this theory. "Although not necessarily brighter, the child who plays an instrument—even for a short period—has gained experience that seems to assure future success," says Dr. Herman H. Slayman, University of Illinois, professor. Backing up this contention is an American Music Conference survey of 1,500 U.S. households conducted a year ago by the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago. This nationwide poll showed that amateur musicians over 21 are better educated and that households containing at least one amateur earn more than nonmusical households. The survey shows the median income of musical households lies within the $7,500-$!0,000-a- year category, while the median income of households in general lies within the $6,000.1 $7,500 range. 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