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Galley Doesn't Testify FT. MCPHERSON, Ga. (AP) — A military judge refused today to order Lt. William L. Calley Jr., who was convicted of murders at My Lai, to testify in the court-martial of Galley's former commander, Capt. Ernest L. Medina. Calley did not take the witness stand. He was to have been the first witness for the defense, which began presenting its case today. Galley's attorney, George W. Latimer of Salt Lake City, told the court that Calley would invoke his Fifth Amendment guarantee against self-incrimination and refuse to testify. Judge Goes Along "I'll allow him to invoke his- constitutional priviledge," said the judge, Lt. Col. Kenneth Howard. The 38-year-old lieutenant was flown here early today by military aircraft from Ft. Benning, Ga., where he has been confined to his apartment pending final appeal of his conviction for murdering 22 civilians at My Lai. Calley ignored newsmen as he entered the courthouse. Calley was one of Medina's platoon leaders during the tragic assault on the South Vietnamese village March 16, 1968. Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey said he would like to obtain certain statements from Calley. Nine Die on State Roads By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kansas counted at least nine weekend traffic deaths, three in a collision of two cars Sunday on the Kansas Turnpike just east of the Topeka service area. The latest victim was Randy Parker, the 22-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Parker of Wichita. He was fatally injured in a two-car crash on U. S. 54 Sunday night about one mile east of the Butler - Sedgwick county line "in Butler County. Six others were injured including his parents. Killed in that crash were Ora Graves, 79, Bernie, Mo., Mrs. Jean Robertson, 33, St. Louis and Eugene Mosley, 21, Bonner Springs, Kan. Three' others, including Mosley's wife and Mrs. Robertson's husband, were injured. The highway patrol reported the car occupied by the Missourians was westbound when it left the road, striking a ditch and then veering back onto the road and across the median before colliding with the eastbound Mosley vehicle. John L. Enright, Salina, Kan., died when his car was struck from behind Sunday at a Salina intersection. The vehicle occupied by Enright, 53, burst into flames after the impact. Other crashes Sunday claimed the lives of Thomas F. Heffern, 34, lola, Kan., Kenneth H. Blakely, 26, Junction City, Kan., and Melinda Mayhew, 20, Wichita, Kan. School to Discuss Two Tract Transfers The next steps in seeking transfer of two areas in the Buhler school district to the Hutchinson district will be discussed at a Hutchinson school board meeting at the administration center at 7:30 p.m. to- Life on Treadmill Is Trip to Nowhere Grads Foresake 'Security' to Work With Hands By ANN BLACKMAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago Dan Dinello wanted to be a philosophy teacher when he graduated from the University of Illinois. Instead, he is a janitor. Jeffrey Plack, a 21-year-old San Franciscan, studied premed at Berkeley then graduated as a history major, Class of '71. Today, he's a machinist. John Blumberg of Orange, N.J., is a Lehigh alumnus with a master's degree in engineering. Recently, he gave up a $14,000-a-year civilian job with the Navy and plans to buy a farm in Canada. Why do these college-educated Americans choose to labor with their hands? What satisfaction do they find in swinging a mop or feeding metal into a machine or tilling the soil? "I realized I'd never get along with the AMA," said Plack, referring to the American Medical Association. Ann Blackman "Having more money than your parents does not necessarily make your life better," Dinello said. "If I really want"If you're not learning anything in your job, it's not worth anything," said Blumberg. While most college graduates still follow traditional career patterns, others are opting for a life in which wall-to-wall appliances do not define a man's success, and security has little to do with income. These drop- outs from the affluent society hardly form a corporal's guard, but sociologists and college officials view them as the forerunners of a significant trend, ed to be a philosophy professor, I'd go ahead and be one." $80 a Week So five days a week, the 24- year-old Dinello hitchhikes from his three-room apartment in Madison, Wis., to the University of Wisconsin where he mops floors from 10 p.m. until dawn for $80 a week. "It gives me eight hours to think," said Dinello, adding that "I wouldn't work for a business, corporation or bank simply because I don't want to be involved in large institutions which stabilize an on-going mass society I don't care to participate in." Plack said his job on the production line of a machine com- papy gives him time "to daydream, to fantasize." He said the $67.50 a week he earns "is plenty to cover my expenses." Asked why he took the job, Plack said, "First of all, there's difficulty in getting a white-collar job. And what you have to go through isn't worth it. I'm not ready to get into the grind. I don't know if I ever will." Blumberg, who is 27 and has held down an engineer's job for three years, said he wants "to try and find out what's a necessity and what isn't." So, he said, he's sold his sailboat and motorcycle and is trading in his car for a cheaper model. "With the realization that you don't need these things, I won't miss them as much," he said. Site in Canada Blumberg hasn't bought a farm yet, though he said he has Page 3 The Hutchinson News Monday, September 13,1971 "some money—not enough to live on forever" and plans to pick a site in Canada because land is cheaper there. It's not the income, status or job which is important, said Blumberg, who has never farmed, but "a life where there's really a purpose, where what you do tomorrow might make a difference in what you eat." Bennett M. Berger, a sociologist at the University of Cali- fornia and author of "Looking for America," said the prospect that a significant minority of middle-class children will not be as economically secure as their parents is unprecedented* in this country. "The so-called good jobs often require work and personal commitment. A lot would prefer to do work in which they're psychologically turned-off so they can pursue then- 'real' work in their spare time. One of the things manual labor does is allow you to keep the private self to the self." Symbolic Shift While the percentage of college graduates turning to manual labor is small, college placement officers say it is symbolic of a shift of values among today's students. "Many have seen a kind of bankruptcy and hypocrisy in their parents' lives and are dissatisfied with them as social models," said Robert J. Ginn Jr., placement counselor at Harvard University. The feeling many of them have when they graduate is that they can read Merleau- Ponty (an existential French philosopher), but they can't fix a doorlock. They want to be self-sufficient. They want to get away from the traditional career in a competitive, profit- making situation." been and Heard PTA meetings scheduled for Tuesday night include those at McCandless and Allen Schools. Mrs. Matilda Funderburk, school psychologist, will conduct a panel on learning difficulties at Allen at 7:45 p.m. A meet-the -teacher session is planned at McCafUess from 7:30 to 9 p.m. + 4- 4- Noon volleyball for men will begin Tuesday, Sept. 14. The Recreation commission-sponsored activity will be held at Shadduck Park Community Center, 600 West 2nd. Men may participate anytime between Noon and 1:00 p.m. For further questions call Calvin Unruh at the Recreation Commission office — 663-6179. 4- + 4- The League of Women Voters will meet Wednesday morning at the home of Mrs. Steve Beasley, 930 East 12th, instead of at the home of Mrs. Bert Chaney. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. 4 4 + . Reno County received $51,461 as its share of the net cigaret revenue for the quarter ending Aug. -31, according to figures released Monday by Walter H. Peery, state treasurer. The total distributed to all Kansas counties was $1,765,472. 4 4 4 State fairgoers will have the opportunity to grade Nixonom- ics. Reps. Garner Shriver, R- Wichita, and Keith Sebelius, R- Norton, will conduct an opinion poll at their booth at the fair. Visitors will have an opportunity to mark a ballot on five economic issues raised by President Nixon. These will range from the wage - price freeze to cutbacks in federal spending. Shriver, who is scheduled to speak briefly at the, Newton Mexican Fiesta at Harvey County's centennial celebration Sunday, will greet fairgoers Saturday when he kicks off the opinion survey at the fair booth. Says Fear Caused Him to Violate Law A 23-year-old Hutchinson motorcyclist who claims he was frightened into committing two traffic violations went oh trial in Reno County district court Monday morning. Jack Argo, 1003 West 18th, is appealing convictions from magistrate court of riding a motorcycle 95 mph in a 60 mph zone and disobeying a s to p sign. He was fined a total $40 July 2 after a trial which included accusations of misconduct on the part of Douglas Dick, sheriff's captain, and Leroy Gehring, deputy city marshal at Buhler. Argo admits committing the violations, but he maintains that he did so because he was in fear of bodily harm or death. This is a defense provided in traffic cases by state statute. The defendant was ticketed in he early morning hours of June 3 after Dick and Gehring orced htm off the road west of Buhler. He testified he was frightened when the two unmarked /chicles began chasing him. "I didn't have the faintest dea who they were, what they doing or anything else," day. The areas, located on East 30th and East 17th, are potential shopping center and housing development sites. Fair Day arrangements for Hutchinson students also will be discussed. Other items on the agenda are: approval of auditor contract for the coming year, appointments to the recreation commission, use of school facilities by the teachers' association and wage guidelines. price freeze Deaths Elsewhere Ruth Orendorff, 83, Dodge City; Graveside services 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Richland Cemetery, Hamilton County, Neb. Mrs. Omer Elliott, 85, Wichita; funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at Westslde Baptist Church. • . .' , Willie F. Foster- <&• Johnson; funeral 3 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church. Mrs. Floyd Robertson, Dodfle City; funeral II a.m. Wednesday at Barber- Dunsford Funeral Home. Horace L. Fry, 00, Spearvllle; funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Federated Church. Ronald D. Moore, 36, Marquette; funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ellm Lutheran Prenkant, 82, Kinsley; Church. Beniamln L. funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas Church. A new service of Hutchinson High School counselors will be inaugurated Tuesday evening. Parents of high school seniors are invited to attend a meeting on post - high opportunities at the high school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. After an introductory talk by Counselor Garland Longhofer, the staff will present information on dates and deadlines of college admission tests and applications for scholarships and the costs involved in taking the tests. + + 4 A man identified as Will Richsecker, age and address not available, was pronounced dead on arrival at South Hospital early Monday afternoon. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance from a location two miles west of Rayl Hill. The sheriff's office said Rich- seeker apparently had become ijl while burning leaves. Cause of the death was not immediately known. 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 identi' fication card. Couldn't Flag Freight Train Flagging down freight trains is not a most rewarding pas time, a Hutchonian learned Sun day. Willard Brown, 517 West A was driving southwest on K61 Sunday when he noticed a Rock Island freight train was abou to lose part of its load. He kept pace with the train for nearly 5 miles, trying to ge the engineer's attention, bu couldn't. "Did you ever try to flag down a freight?" he asked Sun day night. "They just won' stop." About a mile outside of Ar lington, the train lost a large fan and another piece of meta 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 tha time. KENNETH Chopp, Turon freight agent for the Rock Is land at Arlington, said Mondaj he hadn't heard of any more of the flat car load falling of farther down the line. Chopp said that he had no gone out to determine the dam age done to the freight that di< fall off outside Arlington, tha the Hutchinson office woul handle the pick up and salvage At noon the Hutchinson offic said the piece of freight hadn' been removed from the roa side as far as was known. Argo told the jury of three women and nine men. Dick, who lives in Buhler ;estified he was in bed when he heard motorcycles creating a disturbance, and he got out of jed and went in pursuit. He was wearing trousers, but had no shoes or shirt and was carrying no identification. Dick said he pulled in behind Argo as Argo left Buhler and rode south on the Buhler- Haven Road. He pursued Argo at speeds up to 95 mph. "I was flashing my lights a him, honking occasionally, try ing to. get him to pull over,' Dick testified. He said he pulled alongside Argo l ] /2 miles south of Buhler but the defendant braked hi motorcycle to a stop, made a u-turn, and proceeded bac north. In the meantime, Gehring who also had left his house afte hearing motorcycles, had fol lowed Dick and Argo and sav the motorcycle coming back north. He testified he pulled int Argo's lane of traffic, stoppei and turned on his red light, bu he pulled back into his o w r lane when it appeared Arg< wasn't going to stop. Gehring said his red light, which is issued to him by the City of Buhler, can be placed on top of his pickup or on the dashboard. It was on the dashboard during the chase. According to testimony, Die and Gehring pursued Arg north to the intersection of Dutc Avenue, and then west unti they forced him off the roac Dick testified Argo was trav ling 15 to 20 mph when they orced him off. Argo said he •as traveling 45 to 50 mph. Argo testified he had no in- ication his pursuers were law nforcement officers, and he mild have stopped as soon as Dick pulled in behind if he had tnown. "I couldn't tell who he was rom Adam or Eve," he -said. $1,000 Cash Taken in Burglary Burglars forced open a safe at the American Uniform Rental Inc., 2500 North Main, this weekend and got away with $1,000 in bills and change. The burglary at the combination laundry - rental was reported to police Monday morn- Football Games Dry People In the News \ $100,000 Problem FT. LAUDERDALE - Jackie Gleason says his $100,000 a year contract with CBS is a stone around his neck. Jackie Gleason, ing. Spectators Didn't Drink Since the network dropped 'his series, he has been anxious: to do other things, and has had offers from television, f i 1 in s and Broadaway, but is tied down to his contract. '••. In the meantime he kefeps busy organizing the Gleason Tournament schedule next F^eb- ruary. ;;• However, he testified that Dick once pulled along side him so closely "if there had been a passenger I could have shaken hands with him." Argo said his glasses flew off when he turned his head to see f the vehicles were still in pursuit, which made "everything a big blur." Despite this, he afterward drove 80 to 90 mph because he was frightened, Argo testified. He said at one point he heard a noise that sounded like a motorcycle backfire but after hearing it a second time, realized someone was shooting at him. Dick and Gehring, who both had guns in their vehicles, testified that they did not fire the weapons. Free Bus To Fair The City Center Association will provide free bus service again this year between Hutchinson's downtown area and the State Fair. The bus shuttle service will be in operation from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily from Sept. 18 to Sept. 26. Every 30 Minutes The bus schedule calls for the round trip to be made every 30 minutes unless the bus is used for the transportation of a special group. Two buses will be used on Sept. 18 through Sept. 21, one for the rest of the Fair period. The stops scheduled are Sears Plaza, A and Main, Hilton Inn, 5th and Main, 9th and Main, 13th and Main, and the Fairgrounds at 20th and Ash. Air Conditioned Comfort The return stops will be at 13th and Main, 9th and Main, 5th and Main, 3rd and .Main, 1st and Main and the Sears Plaza. The investigating police officer reported that Hie burglar entered the building sometime Sunday aftcrnnon or Monday morning by means of a hole in the roof where a fan had been installed. The burglar apparently bent the blade of the fan, crawled through the space and into the firm's office. The dial on the office safe was pried loose and the box cut open. Most of the money miss' ing is in currency, the officer reported. Police Cliief Bob A d a in s said it is possible that the crime was committed by the same person or persons who broke into the Ineeda Laundry and Cleaners, 325 West 5th, last weekend. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Atty. Gen. Vern Miller said today he was "quite pleased" with the cooperation of citizens attending the football games in Lawrence and Manhattan last Saturday that liquor bottles were either left home or kept well concealed. "We were most pleased with the cooperation of the citizens," Miller said. "We couldn't be more pleased." Special Assistants Miller said he had "specia assistants" from his office a and Kansas State-Utah State games to watch for flagran violations of the state law which forbids the consumption of alcoholic beverages on publii property. Miller had asked th< heads of state colleges and uni versifies last week to use thei security people to see that th ban on drinking at football sta diums be enforced. Miller said today no arrest*, were made and no one was ob served by his representative drinking liquor. He said a few patrons of tlv In that case entry w as gained by removing a metal fan cover from the roof, The office was ransacked but nothing was reported missing. Youth Guilty of Discharging Gun Richard M. Whaley, 19, RFD 3, was found guilty Monday morning of illegally discharging a firearm within the city. Dan court Forker judge, Jr., municipal sentenced the youth to six months in jail and fined him $50. Whaley was arrested July 12th at 17th and Main, after persons in the area reported hearing a gun shot. Whaley told officers that he fired a pistol into the air to frighten three persons who were taunting him and his friend, Kelly R. Craig, 19, RFD 3. Officers reported finding a pistol and an open bottle of liquor under the front seat of Whaley's automobile. A charge of illegal transportation of liquor was dismissed, Say Bus Driver Stood on Brakes GUNNISON, Colo. (AP) — Eight high school football players and one of their coaches, who died together on the way to a game, will be buried together Wednesday. All nine died Saturday when a school bus taking the Gunnison High School junior varsity team to Salida hurtled off U.S. 50 near the bottom of Monarch Pass. Twenty-three others on the bus, which carried 44 players, three coaches and the driver, were hospitalized. The exact cause of the accident remained unknown. Royce Mustain, 23, the driver, was in critical condition in St. Luke's Hospital in Denver and could not be questioned. Witnesses said the bus apparently went out of control about three miles down the 11,200-foot high pass and ran for another three miles or so before it left the road and overturned in the small community of Garfield. Witnesses said Mustain ac- tually stood on the brake at one point. Passengers tried to pull the emergency brake, witnesses said. James R. Rainc, Gunnison school superintendent, said the bus had been driven only 3,500 miles. The high school has about 450 students. Tragedy Stuns Former Hutch Coach GUNNISON,, Cold, — A former Hutchinson High School wrestling coach who now coaches in this Colorado community was not among those on an ill- fated bus trip that took nine lives. Dan Hather, who coached in Hutchinson in the 1969-70 school year, had been an assistant football coach at Gunnison last year. He wasn't helping with football this year, or he would have been on the bus. "But that doesn't make me feel any better," Hather said in a Sunday night telephone interview. "It's hard to believe," Hather said. In addition to the eight dead players and a coach who aleo died, there are still three players on the "critical" list in hospitals, Hather said, "We're just praying the others don't die,' Hather said. "We have so many who aren't critical, but who will never compete again," he said. Two of the dead were boys Retired Teachers Elect Noll Members of the Hutchinson Area Retired Teachers Associi tion Saturday elected L. A Noll, vice president, and Rut Evans, treasurer. The lunch con meeting at South Hutchin son Methodist Church was at tended by 68 members. Other officers of the organ zation arc: Mrs. Esther Whee er, president; Willa Hollam president - elect; and Doroth Lauver, secretary. Officers and committee chairmen were installed in candlelight ceremony by Julian Johnson, Buhler, chairman of the legislative committee for the state retired teachers organization. Committee chairmen arc Mrs. Olga Smith, Mrs. Wilett McFadden, Grace Casebol Ruth Williams, John Payne Roscoc Coyne, J. B. Garrison Mrs. Elna Dadc, Lena ShclU) and Will Billingsley. Appointed welfare represent? lives in area communitic were: Mary Knox, Sterling; L lian Johnson, Gladys Lauver, Hather had coached in junior high wrestling last year. "We're not having school tomorrow," Hather said, and said the school's plans were very indecisive. "If we continue with the season, I'll probably coach football again,' he said, but noted that the players making the junior varsity trip, comprised at least half of the team's varsity, loo. McPherson Nickcrson Esther Beltz, Haven; and Estl er Pankratz, Buhler. Miss Williams, welfare representative, announced memorial books have been placed in the Hutchinson Public Library honoring M a b 1 e Morton and Frank Banynrd. They are "In the Steps of Lewis and Clark" anc "More Studies of the'G r e a t Operas." Guests were told two classe in driver education, open to an retired person in the commun ty, will bo held if enough inte est is shown. These will mei Sept. 27 and 29, 9 to 11 a.m with George Foster instructing and Oct. 4 and 6, 7 to 9 p.m with John Payne instructing Both will be in Shadduck Par Community Center. ames'were spotted with liquor ottles and were warned to eep them concealed and not to rink on public property. The attorney general, who aid the state could not tolerate double standard of cracking own on mariquana smoking nd not crack down on liquor onsumption, conceded it woulc c virtually impossible for he r his men to catch all the li- uor flasks which might entei lie stadiums, or to check every ailgate party outside the sta diums to watch for people tak ng a drink. But he said the flagrant dis play of liquor bottles could b ended. Miller would not disclose how many agents he had at th games, and would only confirm that there were special agent at Lawrence and Manhattan. School Board Views Elementary Schools The utilization of teaching staff in relation to type of school construction was observed by Hutchinson school Doard members Friday on a tour of four recently built elementary schools. The board is studying different types of construction in preparation for authorizing plans for a new Lincoln school ouildang. Accompanying the board was Harland L. R. Paschal, superintendent, and Dale Dronbergcr, architect. Schools visited were Ravenswood in Kansas City, Deerficld in Lawrence, Marsh in Shawnee and a new wing of Maude Bishop school in Topcka. Extension Course Meeting Tonight A three - hour undergraduate credit course in reference books, an extension course of Fort Hays Stale College, will be organized at 7 p.m. today at the Kennedy Library on the Hutchinson Community College campus. Mrs. Erma Hollingsworth, coordinator of library services in the public schools, will teach the course. Time of meeting will bo decided at Hie enrollment period today. Topics lo be covered include basic knowledge on reference books, understanding of reference problems, techniques applicable to school libraries and standards on which lo base evaluation of reference books. CCHS Offers Free, Reduced Meal Prices Cenlral Christian High School, like other public and private schools in Hutchinson, will offer free and reduced price school lunches this year. Eligibility is determinied by family size and income. Families who come within scales set by the federal government or those experiencing unusual circumstances or hardships are urged to apply for free or reduced price lunches for their children. They may apply by filling in the application forms sent home in letters to parents or available in the principal's office. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year. Information given on application forms will be confidential. Chou Yu-Pin, IN ixon 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 Vu-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. Doesn't 'Buy' View SAIGON (AP) - Sen. George S. McGovern met for 45 minutes today with U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker and said he disagreed with Bunker's view that the Vietnamization program is proceeding quite well. George McGovern "It was more or less a courtesy call," said the South Dakota Democrat. "He gave me his views of how things were going. He said he thought South Vietnam was strengthening its military position and the Viet- namization program was proceeding quite well." "I don't accept the American interpretation," McGovern declared. "I'm here to check my own views. It is not my view that Vietnamization is proceeding successfully. I don't see the Vietnamese having the capability of sustaining the Thieu regime without continuing American support indefinitely." Will Go to Vietnam ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss America of 1972 says she plans lo make a trip-'to Vietnam to entertain American troops, bul she hopes the fighting will be over before she has to go. Laurie Schaefer- Laurie ' Lea Schaefer, who won her crown Saturday night, said she thinks President Nixon is doing a good job to end tjte Southeast Asian conflict. .'• "He should be allowed to fyl- low his program because he knows a lot more about it thin the majority of normal citizens," the 2a-yeai>old Beriey, Ohio, beauty said Sunday.

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