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'Horse Editor' Dies By EVELYN STEMEL SPEARVILLE — Readers of the Spearville News have ridden around with the "horse editor" for the last time. Horace L. Fry is dead. "I'll continue writing my column as long as Lawrence will let me," Fry had said on a sunny day in April as he celebrated his 80th birthday at an open house in the office of the paper he edited for nearly 30 years. But it wasn't Lawrence Vierthaler,. editor of The News that put the end to Fry's ioumalistic carreer, it was death. Although he had sold The News to Vierthaler m 1952, Fry had continued to write his column "Ridin Around With The Horse Editor," in which he provided comment on sporting events, gardening, world affairs and women's clothing styles. The column ran for the last time Thursday. Fry died Sunday at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend, after undergoing surgery earlier in the weeic. Final Column In his final column, the sprite- ly newspaper veteran whose host of invented characters enr tertained readers for 40 years, opmed "ho hum, here we are still in the hospital." He then went on to comment on the Kan*- sas City Chiefs football game and "a little garden poetry." Miss America A Conservative ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Laurie Lea Schaefer began her first full day as Miss America 1972 Sunday, outlining conservative views on politics, fashions and morality she believes are shared by most young Americans. TV. ews Briefs Nixon Message WASHINGTON (AP)President Nixon was told Sunday by a visiting Chinese Roman Catholic cardinal to beware of Communist Chinese Premier Chou En-lai because he is "an insidious man." Paul Cardinal Yu-Pin from Taiwan was among 380 guests at the first White House Sunday worship service of the fall season. He told reporters he gave that message to the President as he went through the receiving Ime. Britain in Middle LONDON (AP) - Britain is moving toward a middleman's role in the world money crisis, with qualified authorities reporting Sunday that London may offer a package plan to form the basis of a compromise settlement. The sources outlmed tv/o of the key elements of the package deal the British have begun to prepare: —Increasing the official price of gold by about 5 per cent above its current $35 per ounce. —Widenmg to at least 3 per 'cent the limits in which world currencies can move upward or downward from official parities. Buses Will Go JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Public school officials m Jackson say busing of students will continue as scheduled Monday despite an order by Mississippi Gov. John Bell Williams directing the state to withhold funds. The governor told the state auditor Saturday to halt payments to the Jackson school system until it is proven state funds are not used for busing ui violation of state law. Williams said the move iagamst the state's lai-gest school district was an effort to "eliminate busing from the State of Mississippi in its entirety." Miss Schaefer, 22, of Bexley, Ohio, was crowned Miss America at Convention Hall here Saturday night. At her first formal news conference she said: "It would be good to end the war but I believe we have a right to be in Vietnam." She also said she didn't believe in pre-marital sex; that marijuana use leads to "hard drugs;" abortions should be illegal; and that women aren't discruninated against in America. "I think the majority of young people think the way I do on just about everything," she said. Replaces Phyllis George Miss Schaefer, an auburn- haired green-eyed University of Ohio graduate, replaced PhylUs George of Texas as Miss America. At Satui-day's selection ceremonies before 19,000 persons, Miss Idaho, Karen Herd, was named first runner up. Second runner up was Miss Massachusetts, Deborah Ann O'Brien; third ninner up, Miss Pennsylvania, Maureen Victoria Wimmer, and fourth runner up Miss Maine, Allyn E. Warner. Miss Schaefer said she hoped it wouldn't be necessary but that she looked forward to making a tour of Vietnam to entertain troops. She said President Nixon was doing' a good !0b of trying to end the war. She said she was active m a conservative youth group that holds mock political conventions, but declined to name ;he organization. "People will thuik, well, she is close minded," she said of herself. No Blue Jeans She said she likes to dress conservatively and doesn't own a pair of blue jeans. As for pre-marital sex, Miss America said, "It's not for me." Miss America contestants, she said, help support women's iberation because the pageant gives women a chance to develop their own views and goals. The pageant has been the target of feminist protesters for three of the last four years. On Saturday, about 30 women picketed calmly outside Convention Hall before the pageant began. How long had she hoped to be Miss America. "It goes back to when I was bur," Miss Schaefer said. "My sister was always tellmg me that some day I'd be Miss America." She has one sister and two brothers. Her father is deceased. When asked to name the person she admires the most. Miss America replied, "Mom." Fry carried a notebook with him always, jotting down his thoughts or those of Wham Bigsby or Shakes Peer, batting them out each Monday on a vintage typewriter for a midweek deadline. Fry began his career as a newspaper carrier and then as an apprentice printer during his high school days in Rich Field, Mo. Later he and a friend leased the Rich Field Review but after a brief but unsuccessful stint as a publisher he went to Missouri University where he majored in journalism, working his way through school as a printer. After serving in the Navy during Worid War I, he came Spearville m 1921 on a day that he recalled as "windy and dusty, after a late spring freeze had ruined the wheat crop. The largest store in town was in receivership and another was closing." 'I really thought I had made a mistake in sinking my nest egg into the newspaper,'' he said. But he realized it wasn't, for he "loved the town and my work. He served as a school board member and for a time as Spearville's mayor. "The newspaper business has treated me good," he said in April, and he didn't hesitate to advise young people to go into the field, if they didn't expect short hours. Fry, who has three daughters, all of whom helped in his shop as they grew up, saw one daughter follow him into journalism. Eleanor Fry, his oldest daughter, is area editor for a Colorado daily. (See Obituary, P -9) Hutchinson News Monday, Sept. 13, 1971 Page 3 U.S.-Soviet Nuclear Pact (C) IWl N.Y. Times News Service VV9ASHINGT0N - The United States and the Soviet Union were understood today to have agreed on a system to handle nuclear accidents together, supported by a new communications satellite lot line (o insure instantaneous consultations. Tliis accord — the first tangible if modest result of nearly two years of secret negotiations on the limitation of strategic arms — was reached in Helsinl^i late in August, according to authoritative diplomats here. (Hulcliinson Ncws-UPI Telcpliolo) PROTEST MARCHERS — Thousands of demonstrators of the Puerto Rico Independence movement march past the San Juan Hotel where the National Governors' Conference is taking place. The crowd Puerto Ricans chanted 'Yankees Go Home' and carried signs addressed to various governors, such as, 'Reagan, Free Angela Davis.' Demand Independence Expect Quiet Burial For Khrushchev Viets Demonstrate I SAIGON (AP) _ Less than a dozen motorcycle-riding Viet- iiamese students staged a brief demonstration in front of the American Embassy Sunday, de- imanding that the United States and its allies withdraw their troops from Vietnam before Christmas. The demonstration came on the eve of the arrival of Sen. George S. McGovem, a Democratic presidential candidate and a long-time opponent of tlie .Vietnam war. There was no evidence that the demonstration was con- hected with McGoveni's visit. But coincidentally, the sena- W said before his departure from Paris that Communist ne- 'gotiators convinced Iiim in six hours of private talks that lianoi will release American prisoners of war immediately i President Nixon pulls out al Ij.S. forces by the end of the i'ear and halts U.S. bombing i-aids and other military operations throughout Indociiina. Couldn't Flag Freight Train Flagging down freight trains is not a most rewarding pastime, a Hutchonian learned Sunday. Willard Brown, 517 West A, was driving southwest on K61 Sunday when he noticed a Rock' Island freight train was about to lose part of its load. He kept pace with the train for nearly 5 miles, trying to get the engmeer's attention, but couldn't. "Did you ever try to flag down a freight?" he,asked Sunday night. "They ju.st won't stop." About a mile outside of Arlington, the train lost a large fan and another piece of metal off an open flat car. Brown said. Further attempts to flag down the train proved useless, so Brown gave up and went on his way. The material was still on the railroad right of way at that time. Harris Opens Office for "Non-Race' WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Fred Harris of Oklahoma staged a formal opening -last week of the headquarters for his campaign to get the Democratic presidential nomination, although he hasn^t conceded yet that he is a candidate. His action is typical of the race. There's only one official candidate, Sen. George McGovem of South Dakota. The others, mcluding front-runner Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine, are running hard and playing coy. Waiting on jiist the right mo- of bowing out gracefully, as did Sen. Harold Hughes of Iowa-is typical of pre-convention jousting. But seldom have so many hopefuls of such stature been in the running for a presidential nomination. At least a dozen major leaders of the party are in this derby, one way or another. Muskie, Sen. Hubert Humphrey of Mmnesota, the 1968 Democratic nomhiee, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, who still msists he isn't a candidate, are leading the polls. McGovem has been in the forefront of opposition to the Vietnam war, but be is lesser known, which probably is why be proclaimed his candidacy. Since that announcement, McGrOvem has had a well-financed organization workmg to build his image. Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington represents the conservative whig of the party, combining a liberal voting record on social legislation with a hard-line advocacy of law and order, and unwavering support of military preparedness. Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana, who led the successful fight to block Senate confirmation of two of President Nixon's nominees to the Supreme Court, has an organization ah-eady at work. SAN JUAN, P.R. (AP) - The Nixon administration sought to reassure the nation's governors Sunday that it intends to push for welfare reform and revenue sharing. Outside the convention hotels, tens of thousands of Purto Ricans staged an orderly demonstration demanding the island's mdependence. Assurances that the administration would press for congressional approval of the two programs once its economic stabilization program takes hold came in a telegram from Elliot Richardson, secretary of health, education and welfare, and a letter from commu- n i c a t i 0 n s director Herbert Klein. Advocate Programs The governors have long advocated the two programs to help ease theu states' financial burdens. Tliey indicated President Nixon's decision to delay starting the programs for a year won't lessen their efforts to win congi'essional approval of them. While the governors went Leoti Driver Escapes Injury VICTORIA - A Leoti truck driver escaped injury Sunday when Ills semi-trailer truck blew a front tire and left the roadway on 170 near here. Rodney Blau, 48, kept his truck right side up, despite knocking down a steel reflector post on the interstate and eight v.ooden fence posts before coming t-) rest in a plowed field. The truck received only about $500 damage and was able to be driven from the accident scene, three miles east of here. Two Tipsters Win $10 First Prizes An elevator fire and an out-of-state lawsuit were dual first place winners in this week's tip contest There were double prizes awarded in all three places this week, after a slow tip week last week led to a no-winner decision. Mrs. Gerald Warner, Box 499, Liberal, and Mrs. Bea Rau, Elbo Inn, Lyons, both were awarded $10 top prizes. They tipped The News on the Liberal elevator fire and a $500,000 lawsuit won by a Lyons man, respectively. Mrs. Clayton Radke, 43 Sunflower, and Mrs. C. H. Hartnett, Stafford, both collected $5 second prizes for their tips. Mrs. Radke told The News when an earthmover overturned on 17th and Mrs. Hartnett told of a hen that tried hatching tomatoes instead of eggs. Doug Green, 817 East Sherman, and Danny Michael, 509 Green Garden Drive, broke the women's winning streak, and each won $3 third prizes. Green told The News of an injury accident at K61 and 30th and Micliael told of his sister's job at a local service station. Honorable Mentions Despite all the winners, there were still fewer honorable mentions that usual, as the August dog days appeared to carry over into early September. Honorable mentions did go to Mrs. Charles Ruble, RFD 4; Mrs. Kenneth Brubaker, 201 Norfh Cleveland; Donald Haynes, 307 West 5th; Mrs. Harold Graham, Lyons; C. C. Pierson, 734 Cole; Mrs. Stan Lyon, 73 Faircrest; Howard Strawn, 10 West 18th; Robert Wilkin, 510 East 5th; Mrs. Archie Swanson, 3318 Farmington; Harold E. Brown, Kinsley; Mrs. Bob Watson, 11 South Severance; Mrs. I. E. Zimmerman, 1 South Nelson; Mrs. Dorothy M. Wilson, Nickerson and Candy Teter, 413 West Sherman. The News tip contest is on again, and you could win some of the $18 offered weekly in prizes. If you see or hear news happening, just call 'Die News collect at 662-3311 or write to The News, 300 West 2nd. through a preliminary round of meetings and news conference start Monday, Puerto Rican independence demonstrators paraded outside tiic convention hotels. Waving red, white and blue Puerto Rican flags and occasionally chanting anti-American slogans such as "Yankee go home," they strolled leisurely outside police barricades after marching from a point in midtown San Juan miles away. Blue-helmeted riot police stood by. A platoon of Washington officials on hand for the annual meeting was lieaded by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, who Farm Leader Criticizes Legislature KINSLEY — A Farmers Union leader Sunday charged the Kansas legislature with dodging the state's (ax problems and praised the recent Califomia supreme court decision on tlie school property tax. Dale Lyon, legislative director for Farmers Union, said the California decision could mark an end to property tax financing of schools. He said tlic Farmers Union in Kansas should join the court fight on the issue, but added, "It is tragic that we should be forced to urge court action to achieve (ax equity in a great stale like Kansas." "Our legislature has shown great tact in slipping around issues, without solving them in earlier .sessions. The 1971 session of the Kansas Legislature, however, approached the point of being crude and irresponsible in its actions," Lyon charged. His remarks were delivered at a Edward.s-Hodgeman County Farmers Union picnic here Sunday. arrived Saturday night. He agreed Sunday morning with tlie conference executive committee to resume the federal- state liaison role he had been assigned two years ago. Agnew will speak to the governors Monday. Three Killed In Crash on Turnpike TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Throe persons were killed and three critically injured Sunday morning in a grinding two-car crash on the Kansas turnpike two miles east of the Topeka service area. The turnpike patrol was withholding the names of the victims pending notification of next of kin, but said one car was from the St. Louis area and the second from Bonner Spirings, Kan. The patrol said two people in the St. Louis car and one from Bonner Springs were dead on arrival at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. Both drivers and a passenger in the SI. Louis area car were critically injured. According to the patrol, the car from the St. \jom area was Westbound when il left the road, went into a ditch, came back up on the roadway, crossed the media trip and collided with the caslbound Bonner Springs car. The accident occiircd about 10:50 Sunday mworning. Break For Seniors DALLAS (AP) ~ Senior citizens now can ride city luisas all they wish during off-peak hours by paying .$5 for a pass. Tlie pa.ss will be available to only Dallas County residents who must obtain a photo identification card. The plan is on a six - month trial basis. MOSCOW (AP) - Nikita Khrushchev, consigned lo obse- curity for the last seven years of his life, is cxi)eclcd lo be buried Monday in a quiet, private ceremony after orders to keep him out o[ Ihe li- melighl. His name was taboo for the Soviet press and he was never invited to appear at national celebrations or fcslivities. From one day to the next he disappeared from public view and the Soviet Union went on with its Communist business as though Khrushchev had never headed the Communist party for a dozen years. Even after death the rules against giving Iiim special attention applied. Although his death was officially confirmed to Wosiern correspondents, there was no public announcement in llie following 24 hours and newspapers curried no obituary or report of Ihe death. The Soviet press customarily delays death announcements for a day or tv^'o and it seemed likely that Khrushchev was being given this routine treatment. U was possible, too, that Uie ban on reporing any news of him would follow him to the grave. Informants close lo the Khruslichev family confirmed Sunday that burial is expected lo take place in Moscow's No- vodyevichy Cemetery Monday The cemetery, adjoining an ancient monastery, is an honored burial ground in Moscow, sec ond only to the Kremlin Wall. The infonnants were unable to sui>ply any details of the Khrushchev funeral plans, but it is expected to be private and low-keyed. Khrushchev is the first former .Soviet premier and Communist party chief lo die since the dealh of Joseph Stalin in 1953. There is no precedent to establish his place of burial. Stalin died at the peak of his ix)wcr and was initially honored with a place in Lenin's mausoleum, Khrushchev's "de-Stali- nization" campaign swept him from the mau.soletnn to an unadorned grave at the Kremlin Wall. Last year his Iwiwr was raised by the ei-cction of a bust above the grave, in keeping with those of other former Kremlin leaders beside him. Perliaps Ihe only precedent in this is that Khrushchev's burial place might not be his last one and that the man who led his country into the space age and Official spokesmen for the state department and the arms control and disarmament agency declined to comment on reports of the agreement in line with the policy adopted by the United States and the Soviet Union against public discussion of subjects related to the talks on arras limitation. The United States is known, however, to have estabUshed the practice, since the negotiations began on Nov. 17, 1969, of keeping its Atlantic alliance partJiers informed of developments in its strategic dealings with the Soviet Union. Qualified American sources said, tlierefore, that they would not dispute tlie accuracy of reports on the agreement to keep < nuclear accidents from becoming war, which is expected to be signed later this year. The first report on the Amerian-Soviet agreement appeared n a dispatch from Moscow printed yesterday in a London newspaper, The Observer, offer- ng only scant details. Mutual Comment But qualified American sources here said that in its present fonn the accoi -d provides for a mutual commitment of refrain from nuclear retaliation pending consultations between Washnigton and Moscow, a new hot-line satellite to make such consultations possible, and subsequent joint investigations of accidents. "This is the nearest thmg to a perfect fail-safe system covering al! contingencies that we have been able to develop," an official -said, energetically pursued the Communist ideal, according lo his own lights, might some day be moved lo Ihc Kremlin Wall. Infornictl sources said that the planned satellite hot line, replacing the eight-year-old link that runs thi'ough undcr- seas cables and European landlincs, was the fundamental aspect of the new agreement.. However, they said it may take a year before the new Ihik is operational because ground stations will have to be built at both ends and special satellites launched to operate in "stationr ary" orbits 22,300 miles above the earth. The sources said the accord was negotiated by Americans and Soviet specialists "workmg in parallel" to the main arms talks. The specialists were autlioriz- ed to seek an agreement after the United States and Soviet governments made an unpubii- cized political decision early this year lo deal with the danger of nuclear accidents. It is generally accepted here that despite the joint United States-Soviet announcement on May 20 of a "breakthrough' if negotioUons, the prospects for a basic understanding on limitations of strategic arms arc still remote. A First For Diana HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) Shooting on "Lady Sings the Blues," starring Diana Ross, will begin liere in the fall at Paramount Studios. It marks Miss Ross' first mo- lion piclure. She will depict in her own singing style the early career of Billie Holiday, the blues singer who died in 1959. Producer will be Jay Weston with Sidney Kurie directing. Halstead Editor 'Inexperienced' By MARY KAY liNIEF HALSTEAD—"Matthew Amsden, new editor, stand up!" The command came at a recent Chamber of Commerce meeting in Halstead and the subject of the order, a little leery of his reception, is a 22- year-old man, new to Halstead and to the type of position he now holds. With curly hair—tending toward what the establishment would call "long," wh "e-rimmed glasses and a bead necklace hidden beneath his shirt, Matt Amsden wasn't sure how he would be received in Halstead. But after 2V2 weeks on the job,'be says, "The people in this town are really nice to me." Amsden, from Wichita, graduated in June from the University of Kansas as a magazine major and spent the summer in Europe. When he relumed, like anybody else just out of .college, he was ready lo go to work but found job opportunities slim. "I had expected to find a job as a reporter on some paper— preferably in a smaller town like Hutchinson or Parsons." No Reporter's Jobs He made the necessary calls to find that there were no jobs. When someone told him Paul Danncllcy had just purcha.sed the Halstead Independent, Amsr den came to Halstead to see him. A few weeks later, Dannelley called him back to talk business. Dannelley accepted a job teaching in the journalism school at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and Amsden became managing editor of the Independent. On the weekly, which appears every Thur.sday, that means he is managing editor, sole reporter, ad solicitor, photographer and probably some other things even Amsden hasn't discovered ycf. Or, as he says, "God knows what else." Besides Am.sdicn, there arc two full timo employes — the society editor and a linolypist, and two part-time employes— a person who df«s advertising makeup and an jissislanl lirio- typi.st. All have been with the |)<ipor longer than he has. "They know the shop pretty well. They've been showing ni/c more than I've been showing them." Why This Job? Wliy would a man choose to work in a "smaller town" and accept a position in wliat the elevator at the north end of Main .sireet proclaims "The biggest little city in Kansas"? "The primary reason is that In a small town you get more geiieral experience working for a new.spaper. Here the paper cutter is right behind me and scares me every time it comes down and the press is over there—I'm located three feet away from the entire operation." And the opportunities aren't ju.st in the sii«j of the sliop. "There's a lot hapix:ning in this town that's ncw.s'worthy," Amsden says. "It's by no means an eight to five job. . . "We want U) .support ike ofmimunily as much as po.s- sible — wc want lo be t li c community voicf. There's a lot going on in tlii.s booming little Amsden never did work on the Univcr.sity Dally Kunsan, the KU newspaper. He had one article about duck hunting printed in the Kansas Sportsman and, as work for a class, did some writing }Uid photography for the Jayhiiwk Journalist, the KU journalism school magazine. So he still says he wa« "completely inexperienced" when he came to this job. He says Danncllcy i.s having (he presses repaired ".so the printing should improve" and the new.spaper now has more news content than before, although Amsden is also building advertising .sales. MATTHEfV AMSDEN at shop desk.

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