The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 15, 1971 · Page 32
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Wednesday, September 15, 1971
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Hutchinson News Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1971 Page 3 Coaches Backed After Nashville-Zenda Community Huddle CUNNINGHAM (AP) - The Board of Education of Unified School District 332 voted unanimously Tuesday night to support its Nashville-Zenda High School coaches Larry Bacon and Charles Flegel in continuance 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 teaching staff. "We would like to continue (tb.e atliletic program) wlien we can run that athletic department by our rules," he said. He said he hoped 25enda residents, would back the coaches. Fiegel, assistant football coach and head basketball coach, said he had been assured ui a meeting at Zenda Tuesday afternoon and also at a public meeting Monday night that ins home woidd be protected. "The citizens of Zenda have assured me they will protect my place if I want it," Fiegel said. Asked under what conditions he would continue teaching at Nashville-Zenda High School, Fiegel replied, "I want Nashville and Zenda 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." Fiegel also said he Would like a large number of citizens to band together, possibly accompanied by the Sheriff, to go to the homes of "these people, the three families, and tell them the people, the kids or the school are very much opposed" to the kind of misconduct that occurred last week. Fiegel Attacked Fiegel allegedly was attacked in front of liis home Saturday morning by Eugene Houser, 41, father of a football player. Houser is charged with attempted aggravated battery. He was released Tuesday on ^2,000 bond signed by his fallier, Edward Houser. Zend; •Hutchinson I ^: I Later Satui'day Fiegel was tlueatened by a group of teenagers, some of whom lie said were identified as Nashvdlle- Zenda higli 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 tlie fu-e number. He said they liad assured huii that 8 to 12 persons could respond witliui three to 10 minutes to such emergency calls. "I would hope that the display of concaru down there would smooth things out," Supt. Turner said. Bacon said three atliletes would be dismissed from the football team when practice is started again. "1 think it would be better for everyone to just start our urogram Monday if these con- [ditions are met. It they don't tliere's always tlie ne.xt Monday. We've got a week." He said Nashville - Zenda will forfeit its game with Attica Friday night, Tlie board accepted the conditions outlined by the coaches and confirmed a request by Bacon that the football program would be dropped immediately if furtlier trouble developed. One Dismissed The coaches and board members said all the students and families involved had previously had trouble. Fiegel said one of the boys involved had been dismissed from the basketball program year. Principal ,Joe Mays * w a s asked by the board what kind of atmosphere he expected in the classroom. "We're going to have order. We have a good order so far, and it is going to continue," he said. Problems involving townspeople, athletic team members and faculty at the school have been reported by members of the community, apparently stemming from rules imposed on the atlileles by the coaching staff. The Cost of Starving U.S. Diet 'National Disaster' CHICAGO (AP) - A University of California nutritionist says the American diet is a "national disaster." Dr. George M. Briggs, cliairman of the imiversity's department of nutritional sciences, said malnutrition is a fact in the United States ai\d shows up as physical deficiencies, mental problems, work loss, obesity, heart disease, dental decay and alcoholism. He spoke Tuesday at a seminar for editors and writers sponsored by the Vitamin Information Bureau of New York City. Tlie cost of malnutrition, he said, is greater than the cost of crime or automobile accidents or narcotics addiction. Briggs estimated the cost in California at $3 billion a year, and said the total for the nation might be $30 billion, since California has a tenth of tlie population. He attributed malnutrition to poverty, negative social and cultural practices such as vegetarianism and macrobiotic diets, the failure of the food industry to fortify foods adequately,- lack of education, lack of motivation and the lack of nutrition education. "Tlie American public is eating a strange diet," Briggs said, adding that Americans eat more sugar, pure fat and wheat flour than theu- entire intake of other foods. Ha said the American diet annually includes 102 pounds of sugar per capita. 53 pounds of fats such as salad oil, 100 pounds of white flour, 14 pounds of com sugar and 7 pounds of white rice—a total of 276 pounds. He said the dry weights of other foods consuined annually mcludes 74 pounds of red meat, 18 pounds of poultry and fish, 14 pounds of eggs, 34 pounds of milk, 7 pounds of cheese, 5 pounds of ice cream, 25 pounds of potatoes, 24 pounds of other vegetables, 18 pounds of fruit, 21 pounds of whole cereal and 19 pounds of beans, peanuts and other legiunes—total 259 pounds. "Tills is a ten-ible diet," Briggs said. "1 wouldn't feed it to my cat or <}og, let alone io livestock or poultry." Republican Governors Blast Partisanship at Conference SAN JUAN, P.R. (AP) Wanning up for a campaign year, Republican governors have accusec Democrats of fostering unseemly partisanship at the 63rd National Governors Conference. For their part, the Republicans unanimously endorsed President Nix'on's new economic policy, and prepared to defend it today against a proposed Democratic resolution that complains of inequity and advocates restramts on profits along with wages and prices. Since it would take a three- fourths conference to vote to approve the measure, the GOP governors seemed certain to succeed in blockmg it. "We simply deplore that the Democratic governors seek to use this bipartisan conference as a fonun for what we believe is a narrow and partisan approach," said Gov. John A. Love of Colorado. Love said partisanship was fueled, too, by the featured role of Sen. Edmund S. Musicie of Edith Bears Down On Coast of Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tropical Storm Edith, vvhich killed 23 people in Central America when she passed tlirough as a hurricane last week, threatened to reach hurricane force again today as she bore down on the already drenched Texas Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for the area from Brownsville to Galveston, Tex. Recover Bodies In Pe!in.sylvania searchers had recovered the bodies of nine persons drowned in flash floods Tuesday as Tropical Storm Heidi died in the North Atlantic. In a bulletin, the National Weather Service said Edith had sustained winds of 60 miles per hour and that conditions appeared favorable for her to Auditing Contract Covers More Work The higher auditing contract for the public schools for next year was granted Monday by tha school board on tlie b&sis of moj-e hours of work involved, accordi'-g' to Supt. Harland L. n. Paschal. The prevailing rate of pay coitinues. said E. R. Bartlell, a partner in the Bartlett, Settle, Edgerle Accountant firm, whose auditing contract with the schools was renewed at .$3,300, up $150 from the previous reach hurricane strength before nightfall, The storm was moving north at about 5 m.p.h. from a position 70 miles southeast of Brownsville; In Pennsylvania, Gov, Milton J, Schapp declared a state of emergency in Delaware, Mont- gomeiy, Bucks, Chester and Philadelphia counties after a massive low-pressure system dumped heavy rains. Tlie system spilled out over the North Atlantic sea^board and absorbed Tropical Storm Heidi, the National Hurricane Center said. New York and Connecticut also were battered by heavy rains, and New York City Mayor .lohn V. Lindsay asked Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller to declare Staten Island a disaster area bacause of flood damage. An imnamed tropical depression packing winds of 35 m.p.h. drifted 130 miles west of Granada m the Caribbean Sea, heading apparently toward the Venezuelan mauilan'd at about 6 m.p.h. The , Hurricane Center said this depression, which dumped heavy rains on the Windward Islands, would bring a flash food danger to northern Venezuela today and also would soak the islands of Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba. Arraigned on Charge Of Attempted Rape Maine at Tuesday night's formal state dinner. Muskie told the governors the killing of more than 40 convicts and hostages hi a four-day uprising at New York's Attica prison "is more stark proof that somethuig is terribly wrong in America ... "The system has not failed— but some of us have failed the system," the senator told the black-tie banquet, "and both political parties and most recent administrations can claim some share of the blame." Prosperity Questioned Love questioned the propriety of according Muskie, a leadmg candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, the conference stage. "This should not be a forum for partisan politics," he said. After Muskie's speech Love said "it wasn't a narrow partisan political speech" but that anythmg Muskie says from now until the 1972 election will have to be considered political. Add More Grid Stops year. The wage-prioa freexe on contracted semces would not affect tills case, Bartlett said, because the same rate of pay was continued, but the num b.^r of hours had to be increased. TTie public school auditing job requii-ed more hows than anticipated last year, he said, but done for the contractj price. The firin anticipates at;dren least the same number of hoursjhelp, police said, will be required during tiie ' ' combig year and submitted the higher contract pnce. Terry Ratcliff, 27, 126 West 12th, was arraigned in magistrate court Wednesday on charges of attempted rape and burglar/. He is acnised of breaking into a home and attemptuig to rape a 15-year-o!d girl who was babysitting witli three younger broftiers and sisters. The assailant was frightened away, after the younger chJI- went to a neiighbor for Ratcliff was released on $1,000 bond for a Sept. 28 preliminary hearing. Motorists m the area of Wa-sh- inglon from 17th to 30th will find sometWng new late Wednesday—21 stop signs and a yield sign. Lt. Bill Wilson, of the police traffic division, said stop signs in the city's latest grid pattern would go up Wednesday afternoon. Tlie North Washington grid system varies slightly from the regular, alternating street stop pattern. Washhigton traffic will always stop at 19th, 23rd and 25th, and will yield at Hyde Park if southbound. If northbound, Washington traffic will stop at Hyde Park. Traffic on 18"th, 20th, 21st, | 22nd. 24th. 26lh, 27th and 28th will have to stop for Washington. The exi)ansion of the grid system on Washington was given city commission approval July 27. Burrton Woman Dies in Crash FLORFNCE, Kan. (AP) The highway patrol reports that Dora E. Wilhite, 29, of Burrton, Kan., was killed early today in a one car accident. Tlie patrol said her car left U.S. 50 n«ir Florence in east central Kansas, left the. road on the right, crossed back over the highway, plunged down an em- ban k ment and overturned twice. The victim was tlirpwn out and the car rolled over her. See obituary page 2. Okay Plans For 42-Car Parking Lot City commissioners Tuesday approved plans and specifications for a 42-space p>arkmg lot hi the lOO block of South Main. The lo<, purchased in June, was the former site of Adams- Parker Furniture Warehouse, before a 1967 fire. It is on the east side of the street. The lot will have both entrances and exits on both Miain Street and the alley be- tweea Main and Walnut. The alley, presently one-way to the soulii, will be made two- way. Preliminary construction cost is estimated at about $12,000, not mcluding meters. Officials still liave not determined what they wiU do about metering the lot. Tlie city has no extra meters and purchase of 42 meters would cost $2,730. City Manager G&nrge Pyle has suggested tbe city used striped poles and make parking m the tot by permit only, but City Attorney Jolin Robuison is uncertain if tlie city can do that imder the terms of its parking meter bond ordinance. Mayor David Maekcy has suggested making the lot a free parking area. Robinson says that is dcfiidtely illegal under the bond ortoonce. The coiTunission will make a decision on the meters after tlie | lot is oonstnicted. Bids are expected to be taken at the commission 's Oct. 5 meeting. Dorm Bids Postponed A greatly abbreviated meeting of the Hutchinson Community College board of tiiistees is expected at 8 p.m. today because of the wage-price freeze. Bids on tlie new Kent Hall whig were to have been received Wednesday afternoon and reviewed by tlie board Wednesday evening, bnt because of uncertainty on the wage situation, tlie taking of bids has been postponed until Sept. 23. A second agenda item, pa.s- sage of a revenue bond resolution to fuiance the wmg, also is canceled. That leaves talk on the freeze as it pertauis to personnel salaries and, without definite guidelines from federal .sources, not much work is possible in this area, said A. 11. El land, college president. The board probably will discuss tlie Monday ruling from the office of Atty. Gen. Vern Miller that actually l)cing on duty Aug. 15, the freeze cutoff date, determines whether a teacher receives pay on a new higher salary .scale. JACK PRICE, 23, enjoys a cup of coffee in the living room of the cattle car's living quarters. State Fair 'Home'' Doivntoivn Cattle Travel in Pullman Royal American Here Thursday Royal American Shows is just 24-hours away from its annual State Fair appearance. Frank Morrissey, advance man for the ."?how, .said the .special Iraui is due here about 3:45 p.m. Thursday over the Rock Island line. Unloading will follow the same pattern as in past years. Trucks will roll north on Poplar from the Rock Island siding to the 20th Street gate. Erection of the rides and shows won't .start until 7 a.m. Friday, Morrissey said. Royal American has put out a call for 150 laborens to assist in the job. The shows officially will open Saturday, first day of the Slate Fair. Royal American is coming here from the Mid America Fair, Topeka. By JEANE'lTE JACKSON State Fair e-xliibitors come in cars, trucks, buses, campers and trailers, but tlie early Wednesday morning arrival of Colonial Polled Hereford Farms was unique. These southern cattle travel aboard a Pulhnan coach. The 10 head of show cattle accompanied by two attendants rolled onto a siding near tlH> Santa Fe offices in Downtown Hutchinson alx)ut 4 a.m. The railroad passenger car, purchased a few years ago by farm owner Joseph C. Patchefl, Augusta, Ga., a senior associate in an engineering firm there, was converted into a traveluig showcase for Patchen's cattle and includes comfortable, air - conditioned livhig quarters for his herdsmen. Tlie back two-lliirds of the coach is occupied by Polled Hcrefords. A si>ecial slojjing cement floor, equipped with drains, was built for the cattle quarters. Bedded dow;i on a foot of straw, cattle are tied along the side of the long stall which •• provides them enough .space to lie down or stand without being crowded. Large faas circulate liio air, keeping cattle cool. Feed and show equipment are .stored at both ends of the sUaW area. The men's living quarter.s- are .separated from the cattle by a slidmg door. The Ijedrooni lia.s two bunk l)eds. There arc toilet and slvower facilities. The small kltchra off the living room has a two-burner electric hot plate, an electric skillet and broiler. The old pulimau freezer was converted into a refrigerator. The living room includes radio and TV; a couch; and a built -in duiing area. Tlie car has i1 .s own diesel motor poivering a 10 kw generator for electricity. It also has an auxiliary unit. Making his firet apiwaranoo at the State Fair is a-sslstant hcrdsTnan Jack l^ricc, a 2.'}- ycar-old submarine veteran " out of the Navy." His father is a foreman for the 1,200-acre cattle and soylK'an farm operation. Price Wt'us busy at midmorning feeding .show stock one of their daily three feedings, but tmok time to .show off the Itomc- away-from-homo .stiow mobile which is pulled by various rail- rofids along regular rail routings. PncG said their train loft, Midville, Ga., Saturda.v, and txx>k four days to get here. , While hcrd-sman John Fisclier loft to make anvingements for the cattle at the fairgrounds alxniil four miles away, Price fed catUe and planned house clciining duties. The two take hims cooking and washing dishes. Price, learned to cook "hc-c and there," he says, Init got a wide cxpo.'iurc to iMnisekccp- ing duties as a submarine macliinist's nuJtc. Crewmen pulling the night watch have to cook tlieir own meals and ( I 1- ) I in I r 1 clean uj) alter thcrasclvcs, he explained. Tlie lierdsmon will commute fnom tlie coach to the fair groimds. Wlule UMA special car may not become a focal point for exhibitors liere shice it's parked too far away, it will be when tliey bead for tlie Mid Soudi Fair at,, Tcnn., at, the end of tlie Kan&iis .show, Pj-ioe .said. At Memphis the tracks on which the car is jmrked are just outside livi fairgrounds. "We bocotme the gathcriivg point for tlie other exldbitors," Price said admitting .soutlicrn hosiiitality Is alway.s offered at the coach. From the downtown Hutcli- in.son locjiHoii, cattle be trucked to the fairgrounds, cither n rented tnick or a truck borrowed from fellow showmen. "Sliowmon arc always real good al)out helping each othei- out," Price added. Tlie a;acli ciiTies almost enough feed for cattle on Ijoaixl imtil it returas to Atlanta, Ga. Tlicn; it will Ixi met by CI II'' tnicks loaded with feed to renew .stock su|rplics. The two men don't get lon(;ly traveling l)y privat* coach, 'fliey'rc kei)t H'cdiii!^, brushing, and keeping the coach clCcUl. And they 're not rc;illy alone. For company, lliero'.s Jif^gs—a young shcplKM'd stxH .'k dog learning to work cattle. 'I 'll" i Cool Front Gives Air Autumn iVip A cool front brought an overnight low of 59 degrees and soine early morning clouds to Uie Hnlchin.son area, but hopes for measurable rauifall still .soeni to depend on the State Fair's famous rain making 1X1 wor. Air over Kansas had a distinct fall nip Wednesday morning and fanners in the northwest area cast anxious eyes on .still green sorghum fields a.s temperatures in that part of the state neared the frast level. Tlic cool front whicli moved across the st.jite Tuesday cau.scd Itfinperatures to drop as nnieh as 21 degrees from last weekend 's highs, with the soH ( part of the state the last corner to gain relief. Hulcliinson had a Tuesday high of 83 degrees, down 15 degrees from IVIouday's 98. the WcU 'mest in the state. Tuesday's high temperatiu-es In the stale varied from 74 at Goodland to 98 at Pittsburg and Oha- nute, on tlvo otber side of the cool front. Wednesday momiiig's low at Hutchinson was 59, fine for sleeping ami giving the air conditioners a rest, but was a far ciy from the all tune low of 38 degtecs for Sq>t. 14 posted bi 19li). Goodland liad a low of 38 do- grees Wednesday morning cour trasted with 63 degrees at Pittsburg, Some other chilly readings in the western part of tlve .state included 42 degrees at Hill City, 47 at Coiwordia, 48 at Ru.sscll and 49 at Garden City and Dodge City. Iliglis Wednesday arc cx- Ijccted to range from the 70s in the northwest to (he low 80s in the southeast, with night Ibnc lows from the 40s in the northwest to the SOs in tlic southeast. In tlic area southeast of Hutchinson scattered showers were re )X >rted Tuesday night and .moie light sbowrs are possible Wednesday in souUiern KaiiBias, tlie U.S. Weather Scj -v- ico said. Skies remained partly cloudy to cloudy in that area. Pesticide Group Linked With Cancer WASHINGTON (AP) ~ A family of pesticides widely used on fruits and vegetables has been linked to cancer in animals by tlie Food and Daig Administration. Spurred by the FDA findings, the Environmental Protection Agency is considcruig whether a ban, or lesser restrictions, should be impo.scd on some or all of these fungicides known as carbamates. N 0 decision has been reached, according to Dr. William M. Upbolt, EPA's deputy a.ssistant administrator for pesticides i)rogranis. He said there apix,'ars to be "no clear-cut evidence of imminent hazard to man" from the carbamates. Dr. Virgil 0. Wodicka, director of the FDA's Bureau of Foods, wrote Upholt Aug. 23 that agency scientists had con- finned the chemical ethylene thiourea (ETU) causes cancer of the thyroid gland when fed to rats. A copy of the letter, which was not made public, has been obtained by The Associated Press. ETU is one of the chemicals tbat carbamates split into natu- • rally after beuig sprayed oii fruits, vegetables, grass, flow- , ers, biishes and trees.;,' / / , Traces; Qf earbani^tcj j ;an4 / THIS RAILROAD Pullman wa.s converted Into a "cattle car" to move a Georgia Polled Hereford show string to state fairs and cattle shows. presumably ETU, rernaih^' ^ treated' fruits and i vege^blesj l>urchased at food sfc6r^; W<>- dicka said, although the extent is unknowiv i I li 1 i

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