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Sunset Monday —7:43 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday — 7:12 a.m. (See weather map Page 2.) (News Photo by Jim Morris) Get the Message? Nine Hutchinson and South Hutchinson firms with business marquees have joined forces to get across the Reno County United Fund's theme. You could read the messages in person if you visited those businesses in this order (top to bottom): Haskard Cleaners and Laundry, 1224 North Main; Farmers and Merchants Slate Bank, South Hutchinson; Central State Bank; Countryside Mobile Homes, South Hutchinson; Hutchinson National Bank; Sandy's; Frank Fee Agency; Astro Motel, and Hutchinson Appliance. UF kickoff is scheduled Oct. 4. The Hutchinson News 100th Year No. 72 12 Pages Monday Evening, September 13,1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 Price JOc Nine Hostages, 28 Prisoners 37 Killed in Prison Riot ATTICA, N. Y. (AP)—Nine hostages and 28 convicts were killed today as state police, backed by lielicopters dropping tear gas, stormed Attica state prison and put down a four-day rebellion. "There is some question now whether the prison is now entirely secured," a spokesman for the State Correction Department said more than four hours after the assault on the prison. "Several of the hostages had their throats slashed," he said. The remaining 29 hostages were brought out alive, but four were seriously injured. In New York, a spokesman for Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller said several of the hostages had been dead for several hours before state police moved into the prison in force shortly after 9 a.m., the deadline on an ultimatum issued to the prisoners. The governor's office said Rockefeller "completely supported" the decision to storm the prison. The Corrections Department" ff^ f I LAWMEN . f STORM Ilk < ^^"•^ L _ chapel ^W. "4 *^ Iii iiillllii ill said 32 people were injured, 25 of them hostages. About 1,000 state police, sheriff's deputies and National Guardsmen took part in the assault, officials said. One of the released hostages, identified as E. Huehen, said his life was spared because the convict assigned to kill whispered: "I don't have the heart to do it. I'm only going to prick you." The prisoner cut Huehen, drew blood, and lay down on top of him so the others wouldn't notice he was still alive, Huehen said. A guard, who reportedly was thrown by prisoners from a second-story window during the rebellion Thursday, died Saturday night of head injuries. There .was no official word on how the eight hostages died this morning. State Corrections Commissioner Russell G. Oswald had agreed to 28 of the prisoners' demands but rejected two others—amnesty and the ouster of state prison Supt. Vincent R. .Mancusi. Oswald, in constant telephone contact with Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, ordered the full- scale assault on the prison shortly after 9 a.m., after the prisoners ignored the ultimatum Oswald had issued. He said they "callously herded eight hostages within our view with weapons at their throats. Inmates Make Weapons The situation had deterio rated Sunday night, he said, with prisoners fashioning weapons, making booby traps, setting up electrically charged barricades and spreading gasoline. The decision to attack was made with "extreme reluctance," Oswald said. "It became apparent to me that further delays would jeopardize the lives of hostages and would threaten the prison system of the state." As several hundred state police with rifles and shotguns poured into the prison in western New York State, two Na tional Guard helicopters flew overhead dropping tear gas into the exercise yard. Guard soldiers had been assembled in secret outside the prison but did not take part in the first assault. Reporters standing outside heard shots from inside the prison and saw clouds of tear gas pouring over the walls. One, helicopter landed outside the walls, but the other continued to circle over the prison, broadcasting over a loudspeaker to the prisoners: "Place your hands over your heads and sun-ender to the nearest police officer. You will not be harmed." National Guard troops, wearing gas masks and carrying rifles, rolled up outside the prison in at least 70 vehicles. Although the first assault was staged by state police, some National Guardsmen did enter the prison. Reporters saw the rescued hostages come out the prison gate. One was clasped in a tearful embrace by his mother. When newsmen tried to question him, bystanders shouted: "Leave them alone! Leave them alone!" During the negotiations, such outsiders as Black Panther leader Bobby Scale, lawyer William Kunstler, and Rep. Herman Badillo, D-N.Y., were brought to the talks at the prisoners' request. if ft;™• • ,„ ,„ •••• .,„.•;"••' n»<itn gate ill ^M')^ " PRISON AnnriT i ± . , „ (Hulchlnson Nows-UPI Tolophoto) ALRIAL photo shows layout of Attica State Prison where 37 were killed Monday. Rocky Says No Rockefeller rejected their de mand that he go to the prison. He also refused amnesty to the prisoners, saying he could not grant it legally and would not i he could. Russell Oswald The governor stood by at his office in Manhattan. Kunstler accused Rockefeller of having ordered the assault, and called it a "monstrous act." The radical lawyer said the prisoners would have given up their demand for the removal of Supt. Mancusi if they had been granted amnesty. Squatters Await Dam Bulldozer Docking Hits Delay In Welfare Reform TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Gov. Robert Docking called President Nixon's decision to delay federal welfare reform one year "disheartening'' in a letter to U.S. Rep. William Roy, which the governor's office made public today. "Welfare reform should be a national priority," Docking said. "Many states — Including Kansas — would benefit from the federal assumption of the welfare progratri." , ' Docking said he agrees with Nixon's new economic policies and hopes thpy work. But he added: "I also hope Congress will move decisively on reforming the national welfare system." ".. .Our national leaders in both parties have been emphasizing the failure of the welfare system to the extent that public confidence in the program has been destroyed," Docking wrote Roy, 2nd district Congressman. "As a result, it is impossible to obtain the con­ census necessary to provide additional monies to support the existing program. Who wants to pour money into a program that the national leaders of both parties are saying is a failure?" Docking said the situation puts the states in a bad position, because state governments can get little or no support from the voters for state- financed welfare programs, yet they cannot reform their state programs because "the federal government has tied the hands of state officials with red tape and controls." STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) The youthful squatters along the Delaware River where the federal government is planning to build a datn and 37-niiIe recreational lake live in fear of the bulldozer. The squatters, many of whom are artisit, musicians, college professors, mathematicians, secretaries and engineers, have lived there for three years. They moved into houses vacated when the Army Corps of Engineers bought them to make way for the controversial $259 mHlion Tocks Island Dam and Recreational Area. Agrarian Counler-Culture They have set up an agrarian counter-culture, living on homegrown vegetables, cooking on open fires or with wood-burning stoves, canning their own food, baking their own bread and making their own wine. The squatters have beetn drifting into the fertile valley along the Delaware River that separates Pennsylvania from New Jersey for several years. Most come from New York. Some had been leasing houses from the Army Corps of Engineers, but when their leases began expiring in No- vernber they officially became squatters. "It was really weird. People ijust were drawn here," said Uwe Dramm, 21, a former missionary in Canada. "It was mystical. Once they came here they loved it." On Sept. 3, federal marshals armed with a federal court order, made a pre-dawn raid in two bulldozers. They gave the Squatters a little time to remove their belongings, then demolished eight houses, two barns and a plastic tent. House Was Spared Dramm, his wife Denise and their two young sons climbed onto their roof and refused to come down. Their house was spared. "They are trespassing,' said Robert Lee, assi.?tant project manager for Tocks Island. Vern Miller to Check Out State Fair Games Friday TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Atty. Gen. Vern Miller said today he had checked out the games being played at the Mid-America Fair in Topeka to see that they do not violate the state's statutes on gambling, and said he will personally go to Hutchinson Friday to make a similar check on games at the State Fair. Found One Miller said his weekend check at the Mid-America Fair turned up only one game which he said stale law wouldn't permit, and the operator of the game voluntarily closed it. The illegal game. Miller said, involved a person paying money to pull three strings from a big handful of strings hanging down. If the person pulled the "right" three strings, he won a big teddy bear. Miller said there was no way skill could be Interpreted in the selection of the three strings or in the pulling of them, so the game contained elements of a lottery — which is illegal under Kansas law. Miller said he and his agents had told operators at the Mid- America Fair what kind of gailies were legal, and that those considered illegal had not been conducted at the fair. "They had taken a lot of games 200 Cars, Trucks in Big Crash THELWALL, England (AP) — Nearly 200 cars, tankers and heavy trucks, hurtling with Monday morning bustle through a heavy patch of fog on a major freeway, smashed together near this Cheshire town today. PoHce said at least nine persons died in the chain of crashes. Another 61 victims were taken to hospitals. Dozens of what rescue workers called "walking wounded" were helped to a roadside restaurant, turned into a first-aid and reception center. They limped through tangled wreckage littering a long stretch of the M-6 motorway near its crossing over the Mcr .sey River as .smoke drifted up from burning trucks and ambulance and fire truck sirens screamed. An exact count of cars involved was not yet possible. First reports put the number at 100, but a later unofficial count ran at about 200. Many of the cars were not .seriously damaged, but the line zigzagged out of sight. Tuesday Meeting Spit Watermelon Seed 37 Feet to Win Croivn PARDEEVILLE, Wis. (AP) - A teacher from Chicago spat a watermelon seed 37 feet, 4 inches Sunday to win the seed - spitting trophy at Pardeeville's annual watermelon eating contest. The winner, Frank Granger of Deerfield, 111., an industrial arts teacher, was the runner-up in 1970. John Elliottof Milwaukee was second with 35 feet, 6 inches, and Dennis Schkirke, Milwaukee, third at 32 feet, 9% inches, The event drew an estimated 5,000 persons, including the "watermelon qu(jen," Lynette Loe.sselman, 20, of St. Louis, Mo. Industry and animal lovers' interests are expected to doml nate Tuesday's city commission meeting at 9 a.m. in Convention Hall. Commissioners will review ^ree corporations' applications to be added to the Hutchinson Industrial District and also will give first reading to a controversial animal control ordinance. The three firms, that have made application to join, tlic industrial di-strict to avoid annexation by the city arc Farmland Industries, 3501 East 4th; Superior Boiler Works, .3524 End Probe Of Sheriff TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Atty. Gen. Vern Miller said today his office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation have completed a probe in the ca.se of the Atchison County Sheriff's Department, and a report has been turned over to the county attorney. Miller said he expects J. David Farris, the Atchison County attorney, to make a statement regarding the investigation "in the very near future." Farris had requested that Miller's office investigate Sheriff George Duncan's office. Miller said a "limited investigation" was conducted by the KBI. Miller declined further comment on the case, pending disclosures by Farris. „ Split on Economia Steps WASHINGTON (AP) — A business - versus - labor split on post - freeze con- Itrols opened today when Archie K. Davis, president of the "United States Chamber of Commerce, rejected labor 's proposal for a tripartite labor - industry public panel to manage the anti-inflation controls, Davis said he favored the continued administration of wage and price restraints by the President's Cost of Living Council headed by Secretary of the Treasury John B. Connally. Davis was interviewed on the NBC "Today" television show just before he and other industry leaders headed into a conference on the Phase II controls with President Nixon at the While House. Davis' views clashed with those given. Nixon Friday by President George Meany and other leaders' of the AFL-CIO. Meany called for a three-sided tribunal like the War Labor Board of World War II. He said "We wouldn't play" if the government moved unilaterally to impose wage guideposts. Meany headed for Capitol Hill today to talk about more individual tax relief. Tlie U.S. Chamber leader, a WiMston-Salem, N.C., banker, said businessmen want to get back to freo markets, but realize that Phase II "has got to be a gradual winding down." Davis and the heads of other major business organizations were called to the White House to discuss the problem of controls following the 90-day freeze. Farm representatives and congressional leaders will confer separately with Nixon later this week. Connally has not indicated which way the Cost of Living Council is leaning in the drafting of post-freeze restraints, but has stated Nixon will announce the long-range program about a month before the freeze expires on Nov. 13. Nixon summoned members of his Cabinet and their wives to an early-morning meeting to discuss his anti-inflation moves. A meeting with 11 business leaders was to follow. Bus Boycott Said Heavy By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Boycotting appeared heavy and some school buses rode around empty today as San Francisco became the largest city in the nation to integrate public ele- If tte commi-ssion approves mentary schools with forced admittance into the district the busing. companies properties cannot be ..Angry parents who had prc- anncxcd i Iwcen Uic cuy aiiu ine inuus- ^j,.-,, ^^^^^^ ^e kept home ap- trial district expire.'? in 1991. |x;arcd to bo achieving .some Farmland is located at t h c success in efforts to snag the .southwest corner of East 4th controversial court-ordered bus- and Airport Hfwd; HIDI is a ing. m - acre tract of undeveloped Antibusing pickets were re- land south of nth and immed- ported at only one school, how- iately east of Farmers Co^p ever, and school district offl- Elevator cials reported only one In- 'nie boiler plant, which owns cident-cars blocking buses at .'. ,, •• , , , i„ Garfield School. 18 acres within the district, is commodore Stockton In on 10 acres of land at 4th and Chinatown, only 15 children of Airport road. 700 scheduled showed up to be bused to other parts of town. out of the midway," Miller Isaid. "We've had no problems with cooperation." No Bingo Games Miller noted that the Mid- America Fair had no bingo games—which are legal in Kansas only when operated by nonprofit organization. He said the State Fair in Hutchinson also will not be permitted to operate any bingo games, or any other games unless skill is involved. Miller conceded some of the games stretch the definition of what "skill" is. If there is any thread of skill involved, however. Miller is allowing the games to be played. Animals, Industry On City Agenda East 4th, and the Hutchinson Industrial Development Cwpor- ation, (HIDI) sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. All three corporations have filed petitions with the county commission requesting that they be added to the Industrial district, but must have the recommendations from I h c city commission before the county can act. Ileprescntutivcs of the three industries arc expected to attend Tuesday's mectdng. Dallas Crahlc is the only city commissioner who has voiced strong opposition to their admission. The other is.sue expected to draw local residents to Tuesday's meeting is tlie proposed ordinance that would ban cattle, pigs, and mules from the city and also put a limit on the number of dogs, cats, and peacocks individuals could keep in the city. Intercepted Letter VERN MILLER Attorney General Topeka Dear Vern, There liasn't been this mucli heat on the midway since the sheriff put a stop to Sally Rand's fans. Yairs, Hutch

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