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The Salina Journal Friday, May 19,1995 A7 Lura C. "Connie" Banta OBERLIN — Lura C. "Connie" Banta, 91, died Wednesday, May 17, 1995, at Decatur County Hospital, Oberlin. Survivors include her husband, Howard of Oberlin; a son, David of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; two daughters, Pamela Banta of Woodland Park, Colo., and Mary Brown of Omaha; and a sister, Vera Ross of Roseau, Minn. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the United Church of Oberlin, the Rev. Paul Livingston officiating. Burial in the Oberlin Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or the Decatur County Museum. Visitation will be after 8 a.m. today at the church. Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67749, is handing arrangements. Margaret Brown GLEN ELDER — Margaret Brown, 81, Glen Elder, died Thursday, May 18, 1995, at her home. Mrs. Brown was born Margaret Finley on March 1, 1914, at Cawker City and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a homemaker, a member of Glen Elder Christian Church, Ladies Aide, Sunflower Club and was secretary for Glen Elder Senior Center. Her husband, Frank, died in 1972. Survivors include a son, Leo of Glen Elder; two daughters, Joan Pinkall of Salina and Carol Moffatt of Great Bend; a sister, Hope Finley of Downs; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Glen Elder Christian Church, the Rev. Terry Elston officiating. Burial will be in Naomi Cemetery, south of Glen Elder. Memorials may be made to the church or Glen Elder Senior Center. Visitation will be at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420. Jean Elizabeth Dawe ABILENE — Jean Elizabeth Dawe, Abilene, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995, at Highland Intermediate Care Home, Abilene. Miss Dawe was born at Abilene and attended Lincoln Grade School. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Abilene. Survivors include her parents, Howard and Virginia Dawe of Abilene; and two sisters, Barbara Allen of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mary Jane Dawe of Scottsdale, Ariz. The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Abilene, the Rev. Louis Mattis officiating. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be at the Martin- Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene 67410. Donald L. Dixson ATWOOD — Donald L. Dixson, 65, Atwood, died Wednesday, May 17, 1995, at Hays Medical Center. Mr. Dixson was born Nov. 1, 1929, in Rawlins County and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a farmer-stockman and a member of the United Methodist Church, Atwood, Rawlins County Extension Council and Rawlins County Fair Board. He was a long-' time leader of the Chardon 4-H Club. His wife, LaVay Jean, died in 1988. Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Sexson of Weskan, Alice Darling of Norton and Carol Dixson of Oberlin; two sons, Kevin of Minneola and Lyle of Atwood; his mother, Clara Dixson of Atwood; a sister, Doris Taylor of Roanoke, Va.; two brothers, Jim of Atwood and Myrlen of North Platte, Neb.; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Atwood, the Rev. Delbert Stanton officiating. Burial will be in Atwood Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society-Rawlins County Unit. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Brantley Funeral Home, 215 S. Fourth, Atwood 67730, and after noon Saturday at the church. Marjorie M. Frederking SYLVAN GROVE — Marjorie M. Frederking, 69, Sylvan Grove, died Thursday, May 18, 1995, at DEATHS & FUNERALS Asbury-Salina Regional Medical Center. Rodrick & Minear Funeral Home, Sylvan Grove, is handling arrangements. Dorothy Gardenhire Dorothy Gardenhire, 93, Salina, died Monday, May 15, 1995, at Shalimar Health Center, Salina. Mrs. Gardenhire was born Dorothy Henderson on Aug. 15, 1901, at Salina and was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Quayle United Methodist Church, Salina. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Sr., in 1982; a daughter, Lillian, in 1950; and two sons, William in 1976 and Samuel Jr. in 1992. Survivors include four sons, Thomas, Richard, Eugene and Jimmie, all of Salina; three daughters, Cleo Dunbar and Dorothy Jacobs, both of Salina, and Barbara Phillips of Manhattan; 34 grandchildren; 41 great- grandchildren; and six great- great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Quayle United Methodist Church, 725 Commanche, the Rev. Clyde Calhoun officiating. Burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Quayle United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon today at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401. The place of birth was incorrect in Wednesday's edition. Clark E. Ingram CANTON — Clark E. Ingram, 80, Canton, died Wednesday, May 17, 1995, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. Mr. Ingram was born Oct. 1, 1914, northeast of Canton and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and former sexton of Canton Township Cemetery. He was a charter member of Harmony Christian Church, McPherson, where he was an honorary elder. He was a life member 'of American Legion Post 182 and Kansas Sunflower Chapter 121 Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a member of Kansas Farmers Union, National Farmers Union, National Farmers Organization and American Agriculture Movement. Survivors include his wife, Delilah of the home; two sons, Verlin of Wichita and Vaughn of McPherson; three sisters, Ciena Gibson and Erna Scheming, both of Lindsborg, and Nadine Henne of Roxbury; two stepgraridchil- dren; and a stepgreat-grandson. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harmony Christian Church, McPherson, Pastor Robert H. Park officiating. Burial will be in Canton Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or Canton Ambulance Service. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Olson's Mortuary, 139 N. Main, Canton 67428. Lucille G. Kriley STOCKTON — Lucille G. Kriley, 75, Stockton, died Wednesday, May 17, 1995, at Phillips County Retirement Center, Phillipsburg. Mrs. Kriley was born Lucille G. Frigon on Feb. 12, 1920, at Hill City and lived most of her life at Stockton. She had been a waitress and laundry aide at Solomon Valley Manor, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Altar Society and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, all of Stockton. Her husband, Harold, died in 1968 and a daughter, Sandra Poell, died Aug. 18, 1994. Survivors include two sons, Don of Westmont, 111., Marvin of Plainville; a daughter, Janice Kelly of Phillipsburg; three brothers, Edmond Frigon of Arvada, Colo., Victor Frigon of Midland, Texas, and Phillip Frigon Jr. of Onalaska, Texas; four sisters, Pauline Kaiser of Denver; Olive Olsen of Tampa, Fla., Helen Kuhn of Wichita and Judy Norris of Ephrata, Wash.; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Stockton, the Rev. James Grennan officiating. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Sunday at Smith-Moore Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669. Rita A. Lehman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rita A. Lehman, 59, Colorado Springs, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995, at her home. Mrs. Lehman was born Rita A. Larsen on May 18, 1935, at Colby, Kan., and was a resident of Colorado since 1966. She owned Rita's Alterations in Colorado Springs for the past 15 years. She was a member of Holy Apostles Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence D. of the home; two sons, Douglas of Salina, Kan., and Scott of Aurora; two daughters, Anita Moore of Colorado Springs and Debra Garcia of Cheyenne, Wyo.; five brothers, Oscar Larsen and Steve Larsen, both of Salina, Leo Larsen of Lincoln, Kan., Ivan Larsen of Garden City, Kan., and Mark Larsen of New Bern, N.C.; three sisters, Esther Steinle and Agnes Stamm, both of Salina, and Rose Thomas of Gypsum, Kan.; and nine grandchildren. The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Gypsum Cemetery, the Rev. John Wolesky officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday at Karber Gillum Funeral Home, Gypsum 67488. Gilbert T. Linenberger Sr. MOLINE, 111. — Gilbert T. Linenberger Sr., 70, Moline, died Wednesday, May 17, 1995, at Trinity Medical Center, Moline. Mr. Linenberger was born Aug. 7, 1924, at Victoria, Kan., and was a former Hays, Kan., resident. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a self-employed painter and was known as a church painter, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Moline American Legion Post 246 and Moline Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2153. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Jacqueline Linenberger and Mary Linenberger. Survivors include his wife, Ruth of the home; a son, Gilbert T. Jr., of Blue Grass, Iowa; three daughters, Geraldine Cole, Elsie Jane Linenberger and Ruth Ann Sander, all of Hays; five brothers, Verlin, Dennis and Leo, all of Salina, Kan., Pat and John, both of Manhattan, Kan.; four sisters, Bonita Schulte and Henrietta Giebler, both of Hays, Virginita Linenberger and Doris Pfeifer, both of Victoria, Kan; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchil- dren; and three stepgreat-grand- children. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays, the Rev. Don Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, with military rites by Hays American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or Human Society. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. Clyde Osborn Panter SMITH CENTER — Clyde Osborn Panter, 91, rural Smith Center, died Wednesday, May 17,1995, at Prairie Haven Nursing Home, Kensington. Mr. Panter was born May 11, 1904, at Athol and was a lifelong resident of the area. He had been a farmer. His wife, DeLilah, died in 1964. Survivors include two sons, Dee of Elkhart and Duane "Pete" of Hildreth, Neb.; a daughter, Betty Smith of Athol; two brothers, John of Smith Center and A.J. of Greeley, Colo.; a sister, Geneva Struckhoff of Kensington; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Simmons Chapel, Smith Center, the Rev. Dale McCain officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View "Myers" Cemetery, Athol. A memorial fund is to be established. Visitation will be at the chapel, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967. P.P. "Fritz" Robrecht ATWOOD — F.P. "Fritz" Robrecht, 89, rural Atwood, died Wednesday, May 17, 1995, in rural Atwood. Mr. Robrecht was born Oct. 26, 1905, in Rawlins County and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a retired farmer and member of St. John's Catholic Church, rural Atwood. His wife, Anna, died in 1984. Survivors include nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church, rural Atwood, the Rev. Randall Weber officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Williams, Funeral Home Chapel. Masses are preferred over memorials. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel, 109 N. Second, Atwood 67730. Emanuel Schultz HOISINGTON — Emanuel Schultz, 84, Hoisington, died Thursday, May 18, 1995, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Mr. Schultz was born April 8, 1911, in Hodgeman County and was a resident of Woodhaven Care Center since 1986, moving from Hoisington. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and worked for Kansas Power and Light, Great Bend, for many years. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hoisington. Survivors include two sisters, Olinda Gross of Washington and Hilda Podszus of Arlington. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, the Rev. Mark Weber officiating. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Woodhaven Care Center or the charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 415 N. Main, Hoisington 67544. Janet VanPelt WICHITA — Janet VanPelt, 65, Wichita, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995, at Riverside Hospice in California. Mrs. VanPelt was born Janet Reeves on Feb. 5, 1930, at South Essex, England, and was a resident of Wichita for a time, moving from Beloit where she had lived since 1981. She was a motel manager. Survivors include a son, Jeff of Beloit; three daughters, Lisa Williams of Chino, Calif., Candy Spicer of Cheney and Connie Long of Barnard; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Beloit, the Rev. Bill Brazil officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit. Memorials may be made to charity of donor's choice. Visitation will be after noon today at the Harrison Funeral Home, 302 N. Hersey, Beloit 67420, and before the service Saturday at the church. Sonya Miller Weller NATOMA — Sonya Miller Weller, 51, Natoma, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. Mrs. Weller was born Sonya Rock on June 22, 1943, at Portis and was a longtime resident of Natoma. She was a former resident of Stockton. She owned Oil Lady Leasing, Natoma, and was involved in oil production in the Stockton area. She was on the board of directors for Smoky Hill Public Television and served as director of the Russell County Heart Association drive. She attended Paradise United Methodist Church and was a member of Federated Women's Club of America. Survivors include her husband, Randall; three sons, Mark Miller and Bradley Miller, both of Paradise, and Justin Miller of Salina; two daughters, Jeanette Miller of LaCrosse and Denise Conner of Natoma; and six grandchildren. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Herman Cemetery, Paradise. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paradise School Auditorium, the Rev. David Ragland officiating. Memorials may be made to Paradise United Methodist Church or 'the charity of donor's choice in care of the mortuary. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Pohlman's Mortuary, 610 N. Maple St., Russell 67665. The casket will remain closed. Businesses flooded by damp basements >• FROM PAGE Al perience, it's just not fun. There's no easy thing to do." One product he suggested: "Quick Plug," which can be put on walls where water is seeping in. The product can be used while the water is coming in, he said. For those who have to pump water out of basements, he advised caution. Sometimes, water on the outside creates pressure on basement walls, so when water is pumped from the inside, the walls collapse. "You about have to wait for the water to go down, and then pump it out," Waters said. The first step in dealing with a damp basement is drying out the carpet with a wet-dry vacuum, said Bob Barhydt, manager of Waters Just Ask Rental. For standing water, a pump is needed. If carpet is just damp, a carpet cleaner will work, he said. The next step is turning on fans, Barhydt said. Most of the Waters equipment was checked out Thursday. "Somebody needs to put a cork in the sky," Barhydt said. Johnson said much of the work he was doing the past couple of days was in east Salina. However, he also has done some work downtown. He had much the same advice for homeowners: vacuum out the water, and then run fans. However, if the water was dirty, homeowners might want to consider whether they want to keep the carpet, Johnson said, because water can carry contaminants. Johnson also advised people to move furniture off the damp area, and check for dampness behind their sheetrock, where mildew can develop. "If they can get the water out, they're ahead, because the drying process starts then," he said. Larry Strahan, owner of Ser- vicemaster, said many of the cases he has worked have been caused by failed sump pumps. Some of the flooded basements could have been prevented if people had checked their pumps, he said. One of the more severe cases ^FROM PAGE A1 Dealers say they saw Nichols at area gun shows Coke or something and ask if I wanted one. I said no." Rousey said when the FBI first showed her Nichols' photo, she didn't recognize him. But when she saw him on television later, she did recognize him as the man from the gun show. "He's been at other shows we've been at, too," Rousey said. "He sells surplus and I buy some surplus. Who knows what all I've bought from him." Rousey said her partner at Larry's Gun & Ammo noticed that Nichols was selling glass bottles of ammonium nitrate at his booth — the fertilizer used to make the 4,800-pound bomb that destroyed the federal building, killing 167 people. Deb Garman, co-owner of Pawnee Guns & Ammo in Jamestown, said she heard that Nichols told a customer how to make a bomb using the fertilizer. Garman bought military "Meals Ready to Eat" from Nichols' table at the Salina gun show, she said. since Tuesday's rain was a backup of sewer pipes into a church basement on Ohio Street, Strahan said. Egress windows, now required in basements of new houses, also have caused some problems, he said. He saw one that was pushed open by water. Strahan said people with flooded basements should raise any wooden furniture onto wooden blocks or move it onto concrete. Stained wooden furniture can "bleed" onto carpet, leaving a stain that's difficult to remove, he said. Most newer carpets are mildew- proof, Strahan said. However, in many cases, the pad beneath the carpet should be removed. He suggested people drape their carpet over paint cans or plastic containers that won't rust to help the carpet dry. Strahan said a homeowner can tell if their carpet pad needs to be removed with this test: If you step on the carpet and water comes up around you're foot, take the carpet out. Robert McMillan, owner of Blooze Basement Repair, said the most important thing a homeowner can do to prevent water from entering their home is "maintain positive drainage around the house." That means keeping gutters clean and removing barriers, such as plastic lawn edging, that can hold in water. "Water has to run away from the house as fast as possible," McMillan said. Sometimes, concrete around a home will slope toward the house. If that's the case, the concrete should be replaced or raised to slope away from the house, he said. McMillan said basement walls can be water-proofed. He uses a nontoxic gel. He drills holes around the home to the footing of the basement and pours in the gel, which "fills voids like a dentist fills cavities," he said. If the home is leaking from the floor, drain tiles and a sump pump are needed, he said. Garman said she recognized Nichols on television because he was wearing the same shirt he wore the Sunday of the Salina show. He'd also worn the same shirt at a gun show in Manhattan, she said. "I remembered him, because I went by his table and he had some stuff I wanted to buy, and I asked if he had a dealer price," Garman said. Nichols tried to sell her 25 cases of MREs, Garman said, but she wanted only two. And he refused to take a check, insisting on cash, she said. "A lot of times people won't take checks from other people, but if it's another dealer, they'll take it," Garman said. "He wouldn't take a check even from another dealer." Garman said both Nichols and McVeigh, who served in the Army together at Fort Riley, were at a gun show in Manhattan before the bombing. Nichols was quiet the few times she saw him at shows, Garman said, not talking much even to other dealers. "He didn't hardly say anything," she said. FOR YOUR INFORMATION >FROM PAGE A1 Nichols' attorney finds FBI's evidence dubious McVeigh, 27, has been in federal custody since two days after the April 19 bombing, which killed 167 people when it shattered a federal office building in Oklahoma City. U.S. Magistrate Ronald Howland ruled after Thursday's hearing that there was probable cause to keep Nichols, 41 — a friend of McVeigh's — in custody on bombing charges. Nichols' lawyer, Michael Tigar, argued that his client is a victim of guilt by association and questionable circumstantial evidence. "There are people out there who hold anti-government views," Tigar said. "Making inferences from associations is always dangerous." Nichols has been in custody since he surrendered to police near his home in Herington, Kan., after hearing he was wanted for questioning. Tigar suggested that his voluntary surrender showed Nichols is innocent. "The guilty flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion," Tigar said, quoting from the Bible's Book of Proverbs. That drew a reply from Merrick Garland, of Reno's office, that Nichols "came in voluntarily because he knew he was being looked for. That does not suggest innocence." Rowland gave Tigar seven days to file a motion in support of bail for Nichols. After that, prosecutors will have seven days to respond before a judge schedules a hearing. The lone witness at Thursday's hearing, FBI Agent Errol Myers, testified mainly about what authorities have said was bomb- making material found in Nichols' home. Hospital admissions ASBVRY — Doris L. Demars, Diane L. Kuffler, Melanie K. Miller, Donald G. Stanley, Ward N. Strahan, Kelly J. Vest, Vicki A. White and Jewel J. Whiteley, all of Salina; Max Marlar, Gypsum; Harvey J. Miller, Russell; James Richard Reddig, Great Bend; Nancy J. Sipes, Delphos; Gary L. Willson, Wilson. ST. JOHN'S — Unique Jenkins, Salina; Alvin B. Nelson, Lindsborg. Hospital dismissals ASBURY — Glynis A. Jennings and Anita M. Mauch, both of Salina; Michelle L. Walker and baby boy, Solomon; Dawn Harlow and baby boy, Lincoln. ST. JOHN'S — Herschel Janssen, Lorraine; Susan L. Ferret, Concordia. Births BOYS: Jerry A. and Kelly J. Vest, Salina, 6 Ibs. 2 ozs., born May 17. Rob and Shari L. Ash, Tescott, 7 Ibs. 8 ozs., born May 17. Ray and Dawn Harlow, Lincoln, 7 Ibs. 10 ozs., born May 11. Police blotter THEFTS — Clothing taken from KG Men's Wear, 2259 S. Ninth, between 9 a.m. March 21 and 2 p.m. Wednesday; $873 loss. Eight $100 bills and four $50 bills belonging to Christopher B. Brandt, 705 E. Elm, taken from a dresser drawer in a house at 736 Hancock between 9 p.m. Sunday and 2:20 p.m. Wednes- FRIDAY'S DRAWINGS DAILY PICK 3 4-7-5 LOTTERY SCENE Call Journal Line 825-6OOO Category 4866 day; $1,000 loss. 1975 Chevrolet Suburban belonging to Teresa K. Milleson, 408 W. Elm, taken from outside her home between 11:40 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. Wednesday; $1,000 loss. ARRESTS — Dallas W. Olmsted, 15, 1111 Nottingham, referred to juvenile court on charges of distribution of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with a Wednesday incident in which an off-duty police officer allegedly saw him and Erica H. Green, 16, 2160 Shalimar, smoking what appeared to be marijuana in a car in a parking lot at South High School. Green was referred to juvenile court on a charge of possession of marijuana. FIRE CALL — An overheated fan motor caught an overstuffed chair on fire in the basement of a home at 1126 Cloud Circle occupied by Paul Seehafer, causing extensive smoke damage to the basement and light smoke damage upstairs. The fire was reported at 11:34 p.m. Wednesday. The house is owned by Steve Sweeney. There were no injuries.

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