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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1996 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS T NEW AGE David C. Bates David C. Bates, 60, Salina, died Monday, Sept. 30, 1996, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Bates was born April 22, 1936, at Greensboro, Pa., and was a resident of Salina since 1974, moving from Japan. He was a retired " tech [sergeant of the •Air Force and had served in various foreign qountries during the Vietnam War. He worked for the Saline County Soil Conservation for 20 years. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, MR. BATES *:. Survivors include his wife, Ru<i>y M. of the home; two sons, David W. of Fuller-ton, Calif., and Mark ;A- of Lansing; two daughters, Pam rj. Gibson of Manhattan and Debbie Brundige of Wichita; a step- rson, Steve Crawford of Salina; a Stepdaughter, Lori Emery of Fort (jollins, Colo.; a brother, Donald E. of Prosperity, Pa.; four sisters, ^Dorothy Bates of West Ridge, Pa., • Mildred Matusky of Point Marion, Pa., Gladys Stoner of Ruskin, Fla., and Maggie Hillen of Waynesburg, ,J?a.; and seven grandchildren. vi The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Southern Baptist Church, Ohio and Magnolia Streets, the Rev. Glenn Davis officiating. Burial will be in Gyp- Igum Hill Cemetery, Salina, with military rites by McConnell Air ;Force Base, Wichita. n , Memorials may be made to ./phristian Appalachian Project in care of the family. : r Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Hto 9 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, iJ37 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. geneva L. Collins " Geneva L. Collins, 83, Salina, died Sunday, Sept. 29,1996, at Sali- "riia Regional Health Center. ",' Mrs. Collins was born Geneva L. 'Baer on Oct. 20,1912 v at Salina and was a lifelong ^resident. She was Si homemaker jgind a member of JJhe Grand Avenue Methodist Sbhurch. £ Her husband, •Leonard J., died _in 1959. ii Survivors in- llclude a son, Alvin P. of Salina; and J)a brother, Eugene Baer of Salina. j| The funeral will be at 2 p.m. to- iday at Roselawn Heights Memori- lial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, the ![Rev. Rick Just officiating. Burial |}will be in Roselawn Memorial | [Park. ii Memorials may be made to "Grand Avenue Methodist Church !!or Diabetes Association. MRS. COLLINS Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to >2 p.m. today at the chapel. !! Roselawn Mortuary, Salina [67401, is handling arrangements. Her maiden name was incorrect "in Tuesday's edition. ii "William Ellsworth Delcamp SAUNA David C. Bates Geneva L. Collins Gladys Marts Dlehl KANSAS BA2INE: Amelia Stieben CUBA: Mary M.Havel OLASCO: Francis C. Dillon HERINQTON: Walter J. Salsbury MINNEAPOLIS! William Ellsworth Delcamp PARTRIDGE: Noleta Kay Delehoy MINNEAPOLIS — William llEllsworth Delcamp, 82, Minneapo- ||lis, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1996, at 'Salina Regional Health Center. ! Mr. Delcamp was born Oct. 25, J1913, at Lindsey and was a resident [of Minneapolis most of his life. He iwas a farmer-stockman and a mem- !ber of the First United Methodist "Church, where he was head usher !$nd former president of United I [Methodist Men. He was president uof the Minneapolis Good Samaritan liCenter advisory board, former ! [president of Ottawa County Fair [{Association, Minneapolis Saddle 'iClub, Kansas Livestock Association and Salt Creek Watershed Dis- ![trict board. He was a former mem- |jber of Independent Order of Odd [[Fellows Lodge and school board. ! Survivors include his wife, Al•ma of the home; a daughter, Charl;-dine K. Ayers of Bartow, Fla.; his j stepmother, Jennie Delcamp of i IT CUBA I Minneapolis; a half brother, Rex Delcamp of Broken Arrow, Okla.; three stepsisters, Beth Duncan of Seymour, Mo., Colleen Reid of Salina and Zelpha Williams of Sacramento, Calif.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, the Rev. Gene Langhofer officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis. Memorials may be made to the bell choir of the church. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. Thursday at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467, and before the service Friday at the church. Nolefa Kay Delehoy PARTRIDGE — Noleta Kay Delehoy, 40, Partridge, died Sunday, Sept. 29,1996, at her home. Mrs. Delehoy was born Noleta Kay Headings on Jan. 29, 1956, at Hutchinson and was a lifelong resident of the Reno County area. She was a homemaker and had worked for Alco in Hutchinson. She was a member of the Westside Church of the Nazarene, where she served on the board and was secretary of the board, Hutchinson; a former member of Partridge Library board and Bible Study Group in the Pleasantview area; and had been a volunteer with the Candy Stripers at the former Grace Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Ray L. of Partridge; a son, Shawn of the home; a daughter, Kayla D. of the home; and her parents, Noah and Tnelma Headings of Hesston. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Church of the Nazarene, Hutchinson, the Rev. Charles Kaufmann officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson. Memorials may be made to Noleta Kay Delehoy Memorial Fund. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 300 E. 30th, Hutchinson 67502. Gladys Marie Diehl Gladys Marie Diehl, 83, Salina, died Monday, Sept. 30,1996, at her home. Mrs. Diehl was born Gladys Marie Gormley on Jan. 24,1913, at Alta Vista and was a resident of Salina since 1945. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Salina. Her husband, Chester J., preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Bob and Gary, both.of Salina; two daughters, Bonnie Mackin of Cripple Creek, Colo., and Donna Wartman of Garden City; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Eighth, the Rev. Thomas P. Reid officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Beverly. Memorials may be made to the church or Salina Hospice. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, and an hour before the service Thursday in the Small Chapel of the church. Francis C. Dillon GLASCO — Francis C. Dillon, 88, Glasco, died Monday, Sept. 30, 1996, at Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit. Mr. Dillon was born Sept. 12, 1908, at Glasco and was a lifelong resident. He was a farmer, stockman and carpenter. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Glasco. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise, in 1993 and a son, John, in 1991. Survivors include two sons, Terry of Chicago and Michael of Glasco; a daughter, Jean Reiter of Halstead; two sisters, Marie Fleshman of Delphos and Margaret Porter of Salina; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Glasco, the Rev. Albert Dwyer officiating. Burial will be in Glasco Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at the Dean Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, 301 E. Main, Glasco 67445. Mystic pinnacle Many believe town surrounded by special energy By JERRY NACHTIGAL Tlie Associated Press Mary M. Havel CUBA — Mary M. Havel, 90, Cuba, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1996, at Community Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, Marysville. Mrs. Havel was born Mary M. Kauer on May 20, 1906, at Wayne and was a longtime resident of Cuba. She was a homemaker, a member of the Presbyterian Church, Cuba, Presbyterian Guild and a charter member of the Czech Club, Senior Citizens Quitters, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, BeeBe Club and Homemaker's Club. Her husband, Ernest, died in 1971. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Gier of Marysville; two brothers, Joe Kauer of Kennewick, Wash., and William Kauer of Salina; a sister, Amelia Pelesky of Belleville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian Church, Cuba, the Rev. Arlys Wilbur officiating. Burial will be in Kopsa Cemetery, rural Cuba. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today at the Bachelor- Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, 1329 19th St., Belleville 66935. Walter J. Salsbury HERINGTON — Walter J. Salsbury, 94, Herington, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1996, at Herington Municipal Hospital. Puryear-Brockmeier Funeral Chapel, Herington, is handling arrangements. Amelia Stieben BAZINE — Amelia Stieben, 87, Bazine, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 1996, at Ness County Hospital, Ness City. Mrs. Stieben was born Amelia Karst on Jan. 10, 1909, at Russell and was a resident of Bazine since 1974, moving from Ness County. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Paul Congregational Church and Ladies Aide, both of Bazine. Her husband, Solomon, died in 1974. Survivors include a son, Clifford E. of WaKeeney; three daughters, Evelyn Gumescheimer of Bazine, Marlene Langholz of Phoenix and Donna Bennett of Colby; two sisters, Theresa Jefferies of WaKeeney and Bertha Solze of Ness City; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Cor^grega- tional Church, Bazine, the Rev. Leonard Bergstrom officiating. Burial will be in Bazine Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or Golden Belt Home Health. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City 67560. SEDONA, Ariz. — When she moved to this desert community rimmed by spectacular red-rock formations a decade ago, Anita Dalton was the only psychic on the block. Nobody could have foretold what's happened since then. Nowadays, the 4 million tourists who visit Sedona each year can consult dozens of resident psychics, Tarot card and palm readers, astrologers, chan- nelers, massage therapists, healers and other spiritual advisers offering out-of-this-world services — Visa and MasterCard accepted. One woman offers clairvoyant readings and massages. (No chance of her rubbing a customer the wrong way.) All this because thousands of people believe intense natural energy centers known as "vortexes" exist in and around the village of 9,000 people about 100 miles north of Phoenix. "My personal experience is that the energy is just more intense," Dalton said. "I was psychic when I lived in San Diego, but now that I live here I'm REALLY psychic." New Age adherents make pilgrimages to Sedona to commune with ancient Indian spirits, consult psychics and purify their auras with crystals. Backcountry jeep tours take people to the vortex centers, and visitors browse in shops selling runes, New Age books and music and other mystical wares. Deep thinkers attend conferences and seminars in Sedona. Not everyone believes Sedona is built upon grids of natural power. "The only thing I've gotten from all these rocks is tired" walking T KANSAS GOVERNMENT File photo Bell Rock looms over Sedona, Ariz., a town many people believe Is surrounded by Intense natural energy centers known as vortexes. among them, wisecracked Evelyn Baldwin, a Sedona resident for 40 years. "This New Age stuff, I don't believe a damn word about it." Ken Feder, an archaeology professor at Central Connecticut State University, visited Sedona for his book "Frauds, Myths and Mysteries: Science and Pseudo- Science in Archaeology." "Yes, absolutely, Sedona is a magical place," he said. "I wouldn't argue with anyone who says it is. There's magic in the blue sky and the geology that produced those beautiful red-rock canyons." But as far as a mysterious energy emanating from those rocks? "I guess I would just beg to differ that there is magic in Sedona on an occult or mystical level," Feder said. Regardless, the mind-body travelers mean big bucks for Sedona's motels, shops and restaurants. In 1987, about 10,000 New Agers descended on Sedona for what was known as the Harmonic Convergence, chanting, humming and meditating atop Bell Rock to awaken and balance the energies of Earth. The Earth didn't move, "but it was good for the economy," said Mayor Ivan Finley. Finley doesn't feel any special energy around Sedona but doesn't quarrel with those who do. Nancy Lieblick, Lahaina, Hawaii, visited while on business in Phoenix. After a massage, she watched a sunset at a vortex site. She's willing to believe there's some kind of other-worldly healing energy in Sedona. "I was only there a couple days," she said, "but I really felt restored when I got back." Revenue department under fire Magazine article calls Kansas' business environment unfriendly By The Associated Press TOPEKA — The Department of Revenue initiated a series of administrative changes Tuesday, in part to counter a negative image the state has in some business circles. The changes are designed to make the process of assessing corporate taxes more fair and speed up the resolution of disputes between the department and business taxpayers, Revenue Secretary John LaFaver said. The department has come under intense scrutiny since an August article in CFO magazine, a publication for corporate chief financial officers. It asserted that the department was one of the most aggressive in the nation in auditing businesses. The article, based on a survey of financial officers from some of the nation's largest companies, placed Kansas sixth on a list of 10 states to avoid because of their tax policies. It also cited Kansas as having the fourth-most capricious business policies. LaFaver had contemplated some of the changes before the article appeared, but its publication led to speculation that Gov. Bill Graves might replace the revenue secretary. LaFaver won't be fired Graves has said he has no intention of firing LaFaver but said he "What we're doing is cleaning up a mess that, frankly, I didn't make. But I'm going to get it cleaned up." John LeFaver Kansas revenue secretary challenged LaFaver "to do whatever it takes" to reverse the department's negative image. LaFaver became secretary in January 1995, when Graves succeeded Gov. Joan Finney. "What we're doing is cleaning up a mess that, frankly, I didn't make," LaFaver said. "But I'm going to get it cleaned up." Among the problems is a backlog of cases dating back several years. "It's not uncommon for it to take between five and six years in order to even have an opportunity to have an administrative hearing on very large cases," said Lucky DeFries, a local attorney who regularly represents corporations in disputes with the department. LaFaver said he was embarrassed to discover some cases that were 10 years old. To correct the problem, hearing dates will be scheduled no more than a year after appeals are filed. The department also suffers from a perception in business circles that corporations cannot get a fair hearing on tax questions. Doug Lindholm, legislative director of the Washington, D.C.- based Committee on State Taxation, said many companies think the administrative appeals process is a waste of time and money because the department rarely reverses itself. "It is basically seen as a rubber stamp," Lindholm said. Changing perception To change the perception, LaFaver moved the officer who hears appeals out of the division that assigns tax assessments. "When we have a hearing basically in the same offices where the staff is who made the assessment, as good as your hearing officer is, it just doesn't look right," LaFaver said. In addition, LaFaver is implementing an informal dispute resolution process that he hopes will help avoid contentious appeals. To ensure a constructive give and take of information, LaFaver said, the department's legal staff won't be involved in the informal process. "I think the earlier you get lawyers involved, the sooner you run into problems," he said. Sheila Walker, the department's spokesman said, that previously, the agency sent final tax assessments to corporations, which triggered the involvement of attorneys. Now, she said, the department will send "preliminary" assessments based upon the findings of auditors and discuss those assessments informally with companies. ON THE RECORD jU.S. nixed plans to aid Cuban groups ! Concern about covert i program was that it ;could be found out j By The Associated Press J WASHINGTON — The Clinton J administration seriously consid- Jered a covert program to try to i nurture independent groups in {Cuba two years ago but rejected j the idea out of concern it might be J uncovered, an administration offi- «cial said Tuesday. } The concern stemmed partly Sfrom a botched CIA operation in Jthe 1980s in which 10 Cubans «hired as informants actually were i double agents who had retained I their loyalty to the revolution, the j official said. The fiasco was the subject of an U.S. officials two years ago as they considered ways to promote independent groups on the island. Those opposed to achieving this goal by covert means cited the dangers collaborators would face if they were exposed, the official said. The first account of the administration's deliberations on the issue appeared in Tuesday's editions of the Miami Herald. "We weren't interested in any kind of violent action," the official said. The goal was to create independent power centers, such as labor unions, that, once established, could receive U.S. assistance openly. Recognizing the potential peril of independent groups, the Cuban revolution has been largely sue! eightVart series shown on Cuban cessful in rooting them out. When ! television. Cuban scores of small dissident I Memories of that setback groups sought to form an umbrel- 1 weighed heavily on the minds of la organization last February, Cuban authorities thwarted the effort by jailing the leadership of each just days before a plenary meeting was scheduled. In 1995, the United States announced plans to encourage linkages between American church, environmental, human rights and other groups with Cuban counterparts. The announced goal was to develop an independent -"civil society" in Cuba, but Cuban officials have dismissed the effort as an American attempt to create "counter-revolutionary organizations." Little has come of the idea. Advocates of a hard line against Cuba predicted the plan would fizzle because of government resistance. They pushed hard for both the overt and covert plans, contending that the more initiatives undertaken, the more likely at least one would take root, the official said. Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Evelyn Burns, Lyric Gibson, Jamie N. Lovullo, Kimberly S. Newell, Jennifer J. Owens and Leslie A. Williams, all of Salina; Carol E. Lundblad, Bennington; John J. Ravenkamp, New Cambria; Pamela Kay Rodriguez, Gypsum; Louanne L. Weber, McPherson. DISMISSALS — William K. Caldwell, Lillian L. Sanders and baby girl and Spencer baby boy, all of Salina; Elvin E. Adee, Wells; John W. Bishop, Minneapolis; Cheslie C. Boylan, Scandia; Betty Brown, Herington; Glotta baby boy, Concordia; Arnold Reiter, Mankato. Births GIRL: Tim W. and Robin Roets, Salina, 6 Ibs. 14 ozs., born Sept. 30. BOYS: David and Sherry A. Vessey, Salina, 7 Ibs. 4 ozs., born Sept. 30. Anthony and Pamela Kay Rodriguez, Gypsum, 6 Ibs. 12.5 ozs., born Sept. 30. Police blotter THEFT — A color television, a videocassette recorder, a leather jacket, an answering machine and a caller identification machine belonging to Jeff W. Majors were taken from 749 Va S. TUESDAY'S DRAWH6 DAILY PICK 3 _ 0-3-3 _ MONDAY'S DRAWING KANSAS CASH 3-4-8-13-31-32 Estimated Jackpot $435,000 The Kansas Cash drawing was omitted In Tuesday's edition. LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 Ninth between 9 and 10 p.m. Monday; $515 loss. BURGLARIES — Stereo equipment belonging to John P. Miller was taken from his car while it was parked at 801 N. 10th between 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and the trunk lid, rear fender and back seat of the car were damaged; $1,500 damage, $1,100 loss. Hand tools, 30 Precious Moments figurines and laundry soap belonging to Sokcha C. Esson were taken from 218 Ray between 12:01 a.m. July 1 and midnight Aug. 15; $1,265 loss. A wedding ring set, $80 cash and lemon-lime pop belonging to Nicolas E. Glavin were taken from 2165 Lewis between 4 and 4:25 p.m. Sunday; j $1,081 loss. INJURY ACCIDENT — Joseph B. Eaton, 30, 1800 S. Broadway No. 4, and Brian"K. Hoopes, 24, 1500 Quincy, were treated at Salina Regional Health Center for injuries they suffered in a two-car crash at 11:47 a.m. Thursday at Broadway and Ash. A pickup driven by Eaton and a pickup driven by Mark E. Fabin, 42, 1015 N. Ninth, collided. Animal shelter These animals were picked up Sept. 27-30 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Black neutered male Labrador mix, 2900 block of South Ninth; black and white male chow mix with black flea collar, 200 block of East Prescott; chocolate male Labrador, 400 block of East Stimmel; white female poodle with brown flea collar, 900 block of Plaza Drive; chocolate male Labrador, 400 block of East Stimmel. CATS — Buff and white female with medium hair, 500 block of East Bond; tortoise shell female with short hair, 600 block of West Grand; buff male with long hair, 300 block of East Iron. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee." — Jeremiah 60:1

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