The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 15, 1971 · Page 37
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Wednesday, September 15, 1971
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Say Squeeze is Hurting Farm Groups Ask Relief Alter Nixon Freeze Ends (C) 1971 N.Y, Times News Service WASHINGTON - Representatives of five major farm organizations told President Nixon Tuesday they v/ould question wag© and price increases for any sector of tlie economy unless provisions were made' for a significant upward adjustment in farm incomes first. Vew License For Top Hat The Top Hat Lounge, 2405 NortiiMain, re-opened Tuesday under a new cereal malt t>ev- erage licensee. City commissioners Tuesday granted the new license to Gerry B. Smith, 322 East 30th, after a brief discussion of former problems with the tavern. Commissioner Ken Keast, who prefaced bis comments with the remark, "we don't harass anyone," did most of the quizzing of Smith. The tavern's former manager, Danny England, had accused police of harassing him and his patrons because of their long hair. Keast reminded Smith of tavern regulations, and noted "It seems we have run into some difficulty (at the Top Hat) before." "it behooves you to start off with that in mind," be told the young applicant. Smith told Keast he had managed a tavern in the county for eight months, when asked if he had experience. But he told commissioners he would run the Top Hat himself, and get a manager for his other tavern. He told commissioners he was aware of earlier problems with the tavern but said, "If the people we cater to want us to stay open, they'll have to .cooperate or we'll close it ourselves." Much Routine at Commi^ion Meet In routine bnsiness conducted at Tuesday's 31/2 hour marathon session, the commission: Proclaimed Sept. 19-25 as "Y-lndian Guide Week." Prociaimed Sept. 17-23 as "Constitution Weel<." Approved an application for a cereal malt beverage license by Mrs. Nina B. Stout, tor the Beachcomber, 163B East 4th. Heard from Jim Piterl requesting the city provide a building for the Hutchln' son Athletic Club. Received the city manager's monthly report for August. Approved plans and specifications for the Adams-Parker parking lot at 104-110 South Main. Approved a request by Rock Island Oil Co. for permission to cross city flood control levees according to plans and specifications previously submitted. The plans have been approved by the Corps of Engineers. Passed the weekly appropriation ordinance In the amount of $115,283. Passed an ordinance fixing and lev/Ing special assessments to be collected from the specific prop*ty chargeable with Ihe cost of construction of Sanltar^ Sewer Lateral No. 321-E-2. 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 income rose only 7.8 per cent over the last two decades 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 90-day freeze period expires: —A system under which other industries would be forced to justify future wage and price increases on the basis of productivity — a move the farmers clearly hope will curb inflationary wage settlements in manufacturing. —An unspecified increase in government support for farm prices. "Negotiated high wages not supported by increased productivity has placed pressure on prices and hence the'wage-price spiral," said John W. Scott, master of the National Grange, in a statement read to the President at the beginning of the 90-minute White House meeting. "The power of both labor and management to set the costs of labor inputs and prices received — unrelated to efficiency or productivity — must be controlled if we are to have a stabilized economy and progressive economic growth." Means 'Little' Raw farm products are exempt from the present 9-day freeze, but the farm leaders made clear their belief that the exemption means little in terms tbf farm income since farm prices are, so low to begin with. Accordingly, their main objectives Tuesday were to persuade the President to keep a firm hand on prices of manufactured goods when the 90-day freeze period expires by linking wages increases to productivity; and to persuade him to ask Congress for stronger and higher price supports for their own products. The meeting Tuesday was the third in a series of sessions with various interest groups. The purpose of the meetings, according to the White House, is to give Nixon a range of views'on how to proceed when the present freeze expires. Eisenhower Museum To Reopen Oct. 7 ABILENE — The enlaiiged and completely remodeled Eisenhower Museum will be reopened to the public on Oct. 7. The museurh has been closed all summer to permit construction that nas more than doubled its former size. Dr. John Wickman, Director of the Eisenhower Library, noted in making the announcement that the museum would be closed on Oct. 13 in order to prepare for the rededication ceremony Oct. 14. Persons at- tenduig the rededication will be permitted to tour the museum at no charge following the ceremony. Nearly three million persons have visited the Eisenhower Musenm since General Services Administration assumed operation responsibility m 1966. Largest single year was 1969 when over one million individuals viewed the museum's documents, photos, art objects and treasurers. FOURTH AND PLUM Officials, Citizens React Division on Riot Tactics By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Public officials penologists and private citizens reacting to the bloody end of the inmate insurrection at Attica Prison have divided sharply over whether the use of force was necessary. President Nixon, in a telephone conversation with Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, expressed support for the governor's response to the four day rebellion that ended with nine hostages and 32 inmates killed. Nixon particularly supported Rockefeller's refusal to grant the prisoner's demand for complete amnesty for any criminal acts committed' during the uprising, aides to the two men said. One authority on prisons. Dr. Vernon Fox, who once spent four days "talking down" a riot at Michigan State Prison, charged that new York officials mishandled the situation. Said Despicable "What happened at Attica was despicable," said Fox, now a criminologist at Florida State University. He called the move "an appalling massacre." "The state was legitimizing murder," he said. "There was no reason to kill anybody. Another 24 hours of talking wouldn't have done any harm and it might have saved the lives of 23 i n m a t e s and nine guards." "The primary reason for the use of force is always to create an image for the public," said Fox, author of "Violence Behind Bars," "Introduction to Correction" and the forthcoming "When Prisoners Riot." 'Repressive Act Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson of Newark said, "The use of coordinated, organized violence in overcoming the inmates at Attica State Prison stands as one of the most callous and blatantly repressive acts ever carried out by a supposedly civilized society on its own people ... "When we look at prison conditions and the brutal use of force at Attica we see the same faces of racism which caused and then put down with force civil disturbances in this country's ghettos," he said. Rockefeller's action won the support of many fellow governors who commented at their annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Gov. Preston Smith of Texas said, "If they had a couple days and could not reach a solution, responsible law enforcement people had no alternative." Ohio Gov. John J. Gilligan said, "There is no v/ay you can parley with people on the basis of their holding hostages. It is important to move in early and with overwhelming force." "They should have moved the first day to stop it," said Gov. David Hall of Oklahoma. Highest Ranking In The Fair's History ALBUUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Fair, which drew 693,419 persons in 1970, is among the top 12 fairs in the United States, according to the International Assn. of Fairs and Expositions. The 12th place ranking is the highest ever achieved in the fair's 33-year history. The 11-day exposition this year begins Sept. 16. Page 9 The Hutchinson News Wednesday, September 15, 1971 Drug Help Mandatory WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army has failed in efforts to persuade drug-addicted soldiers to seek ti-eatment prior to discharge and from now on will make such treatment mandatory, an administration 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. Featuring Sears Famous Brands... Kenmore, Coldspot and Silvertone Home Appliance CRRniVHL 60210 Permanent Press 2.Speed Washer Sale Price 2-Temperature Dryer Sale Price • Permanent Press cycle has special cool-down period. Built-in lint filter. Special cool-down dries permanent press fab* rics to prevent wrinkles. 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