The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 15, 1971 · Page 1
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The Hutchinson News lOOth Year No. 74 32 Pages Wednesday Morning, September 15, 1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 B Price 10c IRS Brings Complaints Against 2 Boards Battle Lines May be Set on Teacher Hikes TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The U.S. Intenial Revenue Service, which has been delegated authority to enforce some provisions of the president's wage- price freeze, brought complaints Tuesday against the Salina and Junction City school boards for allegedly violating the freeze in granting teachers' pay increases. Dr. Melvin Neely, executive secretary of Kansas-National Education Association, and Dr. Marion McGhehey, executive director of the Kansas Association of School Boards, reported the IRS complaints. Battle Luie Fixed? Neely said the complaints may have formed the battle line for a legal fight by Kansas teachers to push their efforts to be made exempt from the freeze mitiated by President Nixon Aug. 15. However, McGhehey said he is advising local school boards to "take the safe course and avoid the possibility of a fine," by not granting teachers any pay increases at this time. The IRS complaints were de- LA's 'Natural Resource' The Watched Criticize Girl Watching Ritual LOS ANGELES (AP) - Girl watdiing- is it a sport or "organized Peeping Tom- ism?" That question has brought the Century City Chamber of Commerce eyeball to eyeball vnth a group of angry women. The chamber for this shining cluster of westside skyscrapers has proclaimed one week each year "Girl Watchers Week" to "acknowledge in a formal way one of the biggest natural resources we have, our gorgeous-women." The lunch hour brings a colorful parade of secretaries and other office workers to Century City's plazas. The climax of the week of organized ogling is a luncheon at which a panel of celebrities chooses "Century City's Most Watchable Girl." This year's "Girl Watchers Week;" which runs through Thursday, however, has seen resistance emerge in the ranks of the watched. "Degrading, distasteful, childish, warped, disconcerting outrageous, exploitive and infantile," are some of the epithets women have hurled ait the chamber. The opponents have organized the "Ad Hoc Committee of Century City Women Opposed to Girl Watchers' Week." This 30- member group has done little so far except split into factions. One segment favors a counterwatch, with girls ogling the men. Others, who may not feel this is a particularly fearsome weapon, talk of consumer boycotts and petitions. Spread Message The women have plastered the walls of ladies restrooms with posters urging rebellion against "being Inspected, reviewed, appraised, accepted or rejected, affronted, ranked according to salability and desirability, commented on, graded, annoyed and W-A-T-C-H-E-D!" So far, their efforts have failed to turn the tide. They have won one concession. The chamber decided not to put up bleachers for the watchers as it did last year. S^ys Shuttle Site Would Overlap Hays, 4 Other Towns livered Tuesday to the Salina and Junction City school boards. They allege the boards are not conformmg with the presidential wage stabilization order, but say the boards can avoid action against them by "complying immediately." The boards were given five days to respond. Fines Threatened The federal government has tlireatened those found to be in violation of the wage-price freeze with $5,000 fines. Neely said that, in one way, he welcomes the IRS action. "I'm at least glad to see who the adversary is in this thing," Neely said. "If they're going to enforce it, I'd like to see what they're enforcing. "I think the quicker we have a test case, the better. The courts had just as well interpret the freeze as anybody else." Neely said the K-NEA is "askmg our attorneys to study appropriate actions that might be taken under the circumstances, and to cooperate with Salina and Junction City in the matter." Plans Studied Neely said K-NEA is working both with the Salma school board and Salina-NEA. Neely said he had anticipated a new directive from the Office of Emergency Preparedness in Washington on how the freeze affects teachers' pay. But he said NEA headquarters in Washington uidicated Tuesday is it not certain now that such a new du-ecUve will be forthcoming. McGhehey said the KASB may have a news release re- garduig its position Wednesday. He said the school board association also had been hoping for "something firm soon from OEP." TTICA JOR STORE Vashville-Zenda to Continue Season; Coaches are Backed CUNNINGHAM (AP) — Tlie Board of Education of Unfied School District 332 voted unanimously Tuesday night to support its Nashville-Zenda High School coaches LaiTy Bacon and Charles Fiegcl In conlinn- ance of that school's athletic program provided order is restored to the satisfaction of the coaches. Supt. R.H. Turner prefaced discussion on the athletic program by saying he is primarily concerned with the safety of the tcachuig staff. "We would like (o continue (the athletic program) when wc can run that alhleUc department by our rules," he said. He said he hoped cnda residents would back the coaches. Fiegcl, assistant foot ball coach and head basketball coach, said he had been assured in a'meeting at Zeiida Tuesday afternoon and also at a pubJic meeting Monday night that his home would be protected. "llie citizens of enda have assured me they will protect my place if I want it," Fiegel said. Asked under what conditions Ixe would continue teaching at Nashville-Zenda High School, Fiegel replied, "I want Nashville and enda to have some kind of ordinance which will make open drinking of beer on the streets illegal. We want athletic events policed. We have asked for a curfew." •HutcWnson Zemla (Hutchinson News-UPI Tolspholo) ATTICA MOURNS—Rogcrt George places a flag on street mourning slain guards. 'There Were ISo Cut Throats' HAYS—The campaign against locating a proposed space shuttle station in the Hays - Russell area took on new vigor Tuesday night when a group disclosed a map which shows the site extending inside the northern portion of Hays and eliminating the surrounding communties of Victoria, Gorham, Walker and Paradise. Took Close Look Other maps of the proposed area have put the site north of Hays and missing the smaller communities. But Jack Saunders, chairman of the Area Citizens Against the Space Shuttle, said he has taken a closer look at the figures, which he says put the outer limits of the proposed station into some populated areas. At the meeting at Buckeye School near here, Saunders told the 52 persons gathered that he conferred with Gov. Robert Docking and learned that nearly 6,600 area families would be affected. ' Saunders said tha size of the site is not clear but said if the site consists of 58,000 acres for a core area and a 350,000- acre buffer zone, the station would cut into Hays, hittiag close to the new St. Anthony Hospital. ^ If the 350,000-acre area is inclusive of the core and buffer areas, Saunders said the project would "wipe out completely" the four communities and come withm a half-mile of Hays' north city limits. "It looks like a helluva lot bigger thing than they wanted to let out right away," Saunders said. More 'Sentiment' Seen "I feel that when the people of Hays really see this thing and just what it does amount to, there may be a good deal more sentiment jell up in there. I'd say 70 i >eir cent of the people of Hays are against it al ready." Saunders said the group will contmue to circulate petitions in opposition to the project. He said petitioins bearing 2,274 names have been forwarded already and ani additional 1,200 to 1,300. signatures are on hand. NASA, which is expected to announce the location of the much-sought-after plum later this year, has said that no residences will be allowed in the buffer zone. But the land may be used for agricultural purposes. Drug Help Mandatory WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army has failed in efforts to persuade drug-addicted soldiers to seek treatment prior to discharge and from now on will make such treatment mandatory, an admuiistration spokesman said Tuesday. Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe, director of President Nixon's special drug-abuse prevention program, announced this in testimony before a Senate Veterans' Affairs subcommittee. Among o'her things, Jaffe's program includes pre-discharge drug-addiction tests for all servicemen leaving Vietnam. Ni .ges Died of Gunshots Charge Pilot After Crash At Garden A PLUG FOR ART — Sculptor Claes Oldenburg (in wMte cap, third from left) supervises installation of a giant three-way "electric plug" on the lawn at the City Art Museum in St. Louis. Commissioned for (Hutchinson News-UPI Tolephotol tW museum by a foundation, the plug is made of steel and the prongs of bright bronze. It was not made clear whether some up-and-coming sculptor will now design a socket Ifor the plug to fit into. (Related stories, pages 9, 19, 28) ATITCA, N.Y. (AP) - A county medical examiner's report Tuesday contained the finding tliat hostages slain in the storming of riot-torn Atlica prison died of gunshot wounds. State officials for 24 hours had attributed most of the deatlis to slashed throats. "There were no cut throats or any kind of mutilation," said Monroe County's medical examiner, John F. Edland. He examined eight of the bodies after a ninth hostage already had been established as a gunshot victim. "All eight cases died of gunshot wounds," Edland later told a news conference. "There was no evidence of slashed throats. There were two types of missiles found in both the inmates and the hostages. Some were buckshot. Some were larger caliber missiles." Bloodiest in State History The nine hostages were among 41 pcnsons within Iho prison who lost their lives during the four-day rebellion, according to a revLsed State Corrections Department imcsR- ment of the bloodiest pri.son riot in New York's penal history. "I'm not familiar with prison garb, but it appeared that all the hostafzes were wearing prison garb," Ehdland declared. There had heen reports during the riot that Iho ho.stagcs had been stripped of their regular clothing. Killed In Advance Officials had reported after the riot was put down Monday that some of the hostages appeared to have been killed in advance of the furiou.s assault by state forces. But Edland said: "The hostages all died about the same Mme-—I would assume yeslcr dav morning .some time .. Some were shot once, .some were shot as many as nine, It) 12 times." One Corrections Department statement said in part: "We have confirmed reports that the inmates had bombs in their posses-sion which had roof ing nails protruding from them and other fragments of metal and foreign projectiles ... "There were various tytwa of armaments in the po&session of the inmates that could have inflicted bullet type wounds." Later, however. Deputy Corrections Commissioner Wini Van Eekeren said in Albany that there were witnesses to throat slashings of hostages. And for the first time, he claimed the rioters had zip guns in their arserial of homemade weapons—guns fasliioned from pipes, their firing pins powered by mhhcr bands, able to dispatch regular bullets. Weapons Found "This is definite, these wcap ons were found," Van Eekeren declared. But in Attica, without being told of • Van Eckercn's statement, but after it was made, the Corrections Department public relations chief, Jeriy Houlihan, was asked by newsmen if any fireanns were found in the rioters' cache of weapons. "No, no firearms have been found," Houlihan replied. The confusing revelations came as officials ordered all hostages, witnesses, and police officers involved in the Attica situation not to talk to newsmen. Tiic .slain hostages were among 38 guards and other prison employes held captive four days while 1,200 of Attica's mostly black 2,254 inmates mutinied. Throughout the uprising, state officials described the rioters as armed only with clubs, makeshift knives and spears and tear gas launchers seized from a storeroom. GARDEN CITY - A man giving his home as Garden City but flying under an Iowa student pilot's license was charged by both tliio Garden City Highway Patrol and the Grant County Sheriff's office in what was labeled "an apparent crash" here Monday night. Frank Tysdal, 48, was charged witli being drunk in public by tlie Highway Patrol and the sheriff's office charged him with leaving an unattended aircraft on a runway. Bond wa.s .set at $500. AHhougli he .suffered no injuries, 'Fysdal apparently had to make an emergency landing in his single engine Beech- craft IVlHskcfeer 23 nroimd 11 p.m. Monday, nccording to investigating officers. When he landed, 'I'ysdal.'s plane nosed over, partly off the runway. 'Ilic |)lan (t was first noticed around midniglil when other pilot landed his plane. Finding no one in the plane, the other pilot called the .siieriff's office. Tysdal, wlio lost one arm in an auto accident a few years ago, was later found in Garden City. He (old officers ho had planned "lo take a little 20- minute fligiit" wiicn lie left Iowa. Fiegcl also said he Would like a large number of citizens U> band together, possibly accompanied by the Sheriff, to go to the homes of "tliiese people, the three families, and tell them the people, the kids or the school are very much opposed" to tlic kind of misconduct that occurred last week. Fiegcl Attacked Fiegel allegeifly was attacked in front of his liome Saturday morning by Eugene Hauser, 41, father of a football player. Mauser is charged with attempted aggravated battery.^ lie was released Tuesday on" $2,00 bond signed by his father, Edward Hauscr. Later Saturday Fiegel was threatened by a group of teenagers, some of whom he said were identified as Nashville- Zenda high school athletes. He fired a shotgun blast over their heads. Bacon said the coaches had been assured by Zenda residents that they could receive emergency help by calling the fire number. He said they had assured him that 8 to 12 persons could respond witliin three to 10 minutes to such emergency calls. Say Squeeze is Hurling Farm Groups Ask Relief After Nixon Freeze Ends (C) 1971 N.Y, Tlm (n New* SBrvIco WASHINGTON - lieprr^-scnta- tives of five major farm organizations told President Nixon Tuesday they would question wage and price increases for any .sector of tlie cocmorny unless provision.s were made for a significant upward adju-stmenl in farm incomes Setting aside political and philosophical differences, the farm leaders told Nixon that the cost -prize squeeze had been especially severe on farmers; and that partly because of dramatic gains in farm productivity, farm iname rose only 7,8 per cent over the last two flecades while prices paid by farmers jumped 52 per cent. Accordingly, they joined in asking the President for the following two forms of relief when the present 9D -da.v freeze period expires; —A system under which other indu-stries would be forced to justify future wage and price increases on the basis of productivity — a move the farmers cleaHy Iwjxi will curb in­ flationary wage Kcttlcmcnls in manufacturing. -An unspecified in government supjKtrt for farm prices. "Negotiated high wages not supported by increased i)roduc- tivity has placed pre.s.surc on prices and hencx; the wage-price .spiral," -said John W. Scott, master of the National Grange, in a .statement read to the President at the beginning of llie 90-minute White House mcet- Wealher KANSAS - Partly clmdy Wednesday, Wednesday night and Thur.sday, Cooler Wednesday. Highs In Ihe f)0.s northwest to 80 southeast. Low Wednesday night in the 50s. High ThursMlay in the upper 70s lo low 80s. Hutchinson Weather Tuesday's high 83 from 3:17 p .m. to 6:47 p.m.; low 68 from 7;;)2 a.m. to 8:03 a.m. llecord high 103 in 1911; record low 39 in 1904. Barometer: 28.24, steady, Sunset Wednesday: 7:39 p.m. SunrLso ITiursday: 7:15 a.m. ing. '"nic jK)wcr of Iwlh lalwr and managomont to .set llic costs of \nbor inpul.s and prices recciv(Hl - unrelated to efficiency ())• productivity — must l)C coiitrollcd if wc; arc to luive a stabilized economy and progressive v.<:m<ynm: growth." Means 'iJllle' Maw farm itroducLs arc exempt fr<mi the ijrcscnt 9-day freeze, but tlic fann leaders made clear their l)elicf that tlic exemption mcan.s little in tcnns of farm income since fann prices arc ,so low to begin with. Accordingly, their main objectives Tuesday wore to persuade the President to keep a firm hand on prices of luanii- faclured goods wlion the !Kkiay freeze {wriod expires by liiddng wages\s to productivity; and to<id<! him to a s k Congress for stronger and higher price supports for their own producLs. The nicc/.ii!g Tuesday wa.s the third in a .scries of .sessions with various interest groups. 'ITie pur|X)s<^ of the meetings, according to the While House, is to give Nixon a range of views on bow to proceed wlien the present freeze expires. "I would ho|xj that the display of concern down there would smooth things out," Supt. 'IXirncr said. Bacon said three athletes would be dismLssed from the football team when practice is started again. "I think it vyould be better foi* everyone to just start oiu" program Monday if these conditions are met. If they don't there's always the next Monday. We've got a week." He .said Nashville - Zenda will forfeit its game with Attica Friday night. The board accepted the conditions outlined by the coaches and confirmed a request by Bacon that the football program would be dropped immediately if further trouble developed. One Dismissed The coaches and board members said all the students and families involved had previously had trouble. Fiegel said one of llic boys involved had been dismissed from the basketball program last ycai-. Principal Joe Mays was asked by the board what kind of atmosphere he expected in lh(! cla.ssroom. "We're going to have order. We have a good order .so far, and il is going to continue," he said. Problems involving town.spe(v pic, athletic team members and faculty at the scliool have been reported by members of the comnnim'ty, appaicntly stemming from rules imposed on the athletes by llie coaching staff. today • Deaths 19 • Sports 25-27 • Women's News 14, 15 • Kditorjai-s 6 • Entertainments 7 • M«rket.s 2 Intercepted Letter PRESIDENT MXON White House Washington, D.C. Mr. President, Wliat the farmers mean is that it can get cold enough out here on the plains witliout freeze damage, too. Yours, Hutch

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