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6 Horse Editor" Dies By EVELYN STEIMEL 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 journalistic carreer, it was death. Although he had sold The News to Vierthaler in 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 week. Final Column In his final column, the sprite- ly newspaper veteran whose host of invented characters enr tertained readers for 40 years, opined "ho hum, here we are still in the hospital." He then went on to comment on the Kansas 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. 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 line. 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 outlined two 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. —Widening to at least 3 per 'cent the limits in which world •currencies can move upward or downward from official parities. 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 discriminated against in America. "I young people think the way I do on just about everything," she said. think the majority of 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 World War I, he came Spearville in 1921 on a day that he recalled as "windy and dusty, after a late spring freeze had mined 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 merriber 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 daugh- Hutchinson News Monday, Sept. 13, 1971 Page 3 U.S.-Soviet "~4 Nuclear Pact (C) 1971 N.Y. Times News Service W9ASH1NGTON — 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 hot line to insure instantaneous consultations. This accord — the first tangible if modest result of nearly two years of secret negotiations on the limitation of strategic arms — was reached in Helsinki late in August, according to authoritative diplomats here. (Hulchlnson Ncws-UPI Telepholo) PROTEST MARCHERS — Thousands of demonstrators of the Puerto Rico Independence movement inarch 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.'- Buses Will Go JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Public school officials in 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 in Violation of state law. Williams said the move against the state's largest school district was an effort to "eliminate busing from the state of Mississippi in its entirety." Viets Demonstrate ' SAIGON (AP) — Less than a dozen motorcycle-riding Vietnamese students staged a brief demonstration in front of the American Embassy Sunday, demanding that the United States and its allies withdraw their Replaces Phyllis George Miss Schaefer, an auburn- haired green-eyed University of Ohio graduate, replaced Phyllis George of Texas as Miss America. At Saturday'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 runner 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 job of trying to end the war. She said she was active in a conservative youth group that holds mock political conventions, but declined to name the organization. 'People will think, 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 liberation 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 four," Miss Schaefer said. "My sister was always telling 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." Couldn't Flag Freight Train Flagging down freight trains is not a most rewarding pastime, a Hutchonian learned Sun- Demand Independence Expect Quiet Burial For Khrushchev MOSCOW (AP) — Nikita Khrushchev, consigned to obse- curily for the last seven years of his life, is expected to be buried Monday in a quiet, private ceremony after orders o keep him out of the li nelight. His name was taboo for the Soviet press and he was neve ter, is area editor for a Colorado daily. (See Obituary, P-9) 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. 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 independence. 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 comnui- n i c a t i o n s director Herbert Klein. Advocate Programs The governors have long advocated the two programs to help ease their states' financial burdens. They indicated President Nixon's decision to delay starting the programs for a year won't lessen their efforts to win congressional approval of them. While the governors went McGovern of South George Dakota. The others, including front-runner Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine, are running hard and playing coy. Waiting on just 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 Minnesota, the 1968 Democratic nominee, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, who still insists he isn't a candidate, are leading the polls. McGovern has been in the forefront of opposition to the Vietnam war, but he is lesser known, which probably is why he proclaimed Since that McGovern has his candidacy, announcement, had a well-fi- Two Tipsters Win $10 First Prizes An elevator fire and an out-oi-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 Michael 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 The 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 the 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 4% miles away. Blue-helmeted riot police stood by. A platoon of Washington officials on hand for the annual meeting was headed by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, who nviled to appear celebrations or Farm Leader Criticizes Legislature KINSLEY — A Farmers Union leader Sunday charged the Kansas legislature with dodging the state's lax problems and praised the recent California supreme court decision on the 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 the 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 tax equity in a great state 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 Edwards-Hodgeman County Farmers Union picnic here Sunday. arrived Saturday night. He agreed Sunday morning with the conference executive com mittee to resume the federal state liaison role he had been assigned two years ago. Agnew will speak to the governor Monday. Three Killed In Crash on Turnpike TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three 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 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 Mm special attention applied. Although his 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 arms limitation. The United States is known, however, to have established the practice, since the negotiations began on Nov. 17, 1969, of keeping its Atlantic alliance >artners informed of developments in its strategic dealings vith the Soviet Union. Qualified American sources said, therefore, that they would not dispute the accuracy of re- xxrts on the agreement to keep i luclear accidents from becom- ng war, which is expected to be signed later this year. The first report on the American-Soviet agreement appeared in a dispatch from Moscow printed yesterday in a London newspaper, The. Observer, offering only scant details. Mutual Comment But qualified American sources here said that in its pres- at national en ^ f orm tl ae accord provides festivities. f or a mutual commitment of refrain from nuclear retaliation pending consultations between Washington and Moscow, a new hot-line satellite to make such consultations possible, and subsequent joint investigations of accidents. 'This is the nearest thing to a perfect fail-safe system cover- death was officially confirmed to Western correspondents, there was no public announcement in the following 24 hours and newspapers carried no obituary or report of the death. The Soviet press customarily delays death announcements for a day or two and it seemed likely that Khrushchev was being given this routine treatment. It was possible, too, that the ban on reporing any news of him would follow him lo the grave. Informants close lo the ssrvice area. The turnpike patrol was withholding the names of the victims pending notification of next of kin, but said one car from the St. Louis area the second from Bonner ing all contingencies that we have been able to develop," an official said. Informed sources said that the planned satellite hot line, replacing the eight-year-old link that runs through under- seas cables and European landlines, was the fundamental aspect of the new agreement, However, they said it may take a year before the new link is operational because ground was and Springs, 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 St. Louis area car were critically injured. According to the patrol, the car from the St. Louis area was Westbound when it left the road, went into a dilch, came back up on Ihe roadway, crossed Ihe media trip and collided with the castbound Bonner Springs car. The accident occured about 10:50 Sunday mworning. Break For Seniors DALLAS (AP) — Senior citizens now can ride city buses all they wish during.off-peak hours by paying $5 for a pass. The pass will be available to only Dallas County residents who must obtain a photo identification card. The plan is on a six - month trial basis. Khrushchev 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, second only to the Kremlin Wall. The informants were unable to supply 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 death of Joseph Stalin in 1953 There is no precedent to establish his place of burial. Stalin died at the peak of his power and was initially honored with a place in Lenin's mausoleum. Khrushchev's "de-Stali- nizalion" campaign swept him from the mausoleum to an unadorned grave at the Kremlin Wall. Last year his honor was raised by the erection of a bust above Ihe grave, in keeping with those of other former Kremlin leaders beside him. Perhaps the 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 energetically pursued the Communist ideal, according to his own lights, might some day be moved to the Kremlin Wall. stations will have to be built at both ends and special satellites launched to operate in "stationary" orbits 22,300 miles above the earth. The sources said the accord was negotiated by Americans and Soviet specialists "working in parallel" to the main arms talks. The specialists were authorized to seek an agreement after the United States and Soviet governments made an unpublicized political decision early this year to 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 negotiations, the prospects for a basic understanding on limitations of strategic arms are still remote. A First For Diana HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Shooting on "Lady Sings the Blues," starring Diana Ross, will begin here in the fall at Paramount Studios. It marks Miss Ross 1 first motion picture. 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 Furie directing. troops from Vietnam before Christmas. The demonstration came on the eve of Ihe arrival of Sen. George S. McGovern, a Democratic presidential candidate end a long-time opponent of the Vietnam war. t There was ho evidence that the demonstration was connected with McGovern's visit. But coincidentally, the senator said before his departure from Paris that Communist ne- feotiators convinced him in six ^ . . j_11__ ilinf hours Hanoi day. of private talks that will release American iflQllVt ?»*»» * ~ 1" A 1 'f prisoners of war immediately it President Nixon pulls out all XJ.S. forces by the end of the fcear and halts U.S. bombing raids and other military operations throughout Indochina. 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 engineer's attention, but couldn't. "Did you ever try to flag down a freight?" he.asked Sunday night; "They just 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 fight of way at that time. nanced organization working to build his image. Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington represents the conservative wing 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 already at work. Halstead Editor 'Inexperienced' Leoti Driver Escapes Injury VICTORIA — A Leoti truck driver escaped injury Sunday when his semi-trailer truck blew a front tire and left the roadway on 170 near here. Rodney Blau, 48, 'kept his truck right side iip, despite knocking down a steel reflector post on the interstate and eight wooden fence posts before coming to 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. By MARY KAY KNIEF 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," wire-rimmed glasses and a bead necklace hidden beneath his shirt, Matt Amsden wasn't sure how he would be received in Halstead. But after Ilk weeks on the job,' .he 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 returned, like anybody else just out of .col lege, he was ready to go to but found job opportuni- ies slim. "I had expected to find a job as a reporter on some paper— weferably in a smaller town ike Hutchinson or Parsons." No Reporter's Jobs He made the necessary calls to find that there were no jobs. When someone told him Paul Dannelley had just purchased the Halstead Independent, Amsden came to Halstead to see A few weeks later, Dannelley called him back to talk business. Dannelley accepted a job leaching in the journalism school at the University of Okla- lioma, Norman, and Amsden became managing editor of the Independent. 6n the weekly, which appears every Thursday, that means he is managing editor, sole reporter, ad solicitor, photographer and probably some other things even Amsden hasn't discovered yet. Or, as he says, "God knows what else." Besides Amsden, there arc Iwo full time employes — the society editor and a linolypist, and two part-time employcrr— person who docs advertising makeup and an assistant lino- typist. All have been with the paper longer than he has. "They know the shop pretty well. They've been showing me more than I've been showing them." Why This Job? Why would a man choose to work in a "smaller town" and accept a position in what the elevator at the north, end of Main street proclaims "The biggest little city in Kansas"? "The primary reason is that in a small town you get more general experience working for a newspaper. 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 just in the size of the shop. "There's a lot happening in this town that's newsworthy," Amsden says. "It's by no means an eighl to five job, . . "We want to support the community as much as possible — we want \o be I h e coinmunily voio;. There's ;i lol going on in this booming little town." Amsden never did work on the University Daily Kansan, the KU newspaper. He had one article about duck hunt- Ing printed in the Kansas Sportsman and, as work for a class, did some writing and photography for the Jayhawk Journalist, the KU journalism school magazine. So he still says he was "completely inexperienced" when he came to this job. He says Dannelley is having the presses repaired "so printing should improve" the and the newspaper now has more news content than before, although Amsden is also building advertising sales. MATTHEW AMSDEN at shop desk.

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