The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 15, 1971 · Page 59
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Wednesday, September 15, 1971
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The Hutchinson News 100th Year No. 74 32 Pages Wednesday Morning, September 15,1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 Price lOc IRS Brings Complaints Agamst 2 Boards Battle Lines May be Set on Teacher Hikes TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The U.S. Internal 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 Line 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 initiated 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 Criticise Girl Watching Ritual LOS ANGELES (AP) - Girl watching- is it a sport or "organized Peeping Tom- ism?" That question has brought the Century City Chamber of Commerce eyeball to eyeball with 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 at 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. Says Shuttle Site Would ' v ; •.-:•;.: •'• •..•;. '-•;•:,-.•;.;;. •'.*,•'-..•: • ••'. Overlap Hays, 4 Other Towns livered Tuesday to the Salina and Junction City school boards. They allege the boards are not conforming 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 threatened 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 "asking 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 Salina 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 indicated Tuesday is it not certain now that such a new directive will be forthcoming. ' McGhehey said the KASB may have a news release regarding its position Wednesday. He said the school board association also had been hoping for "something firm soon from OEP." Nashville-Zenda to Continue Season; Coaches are Backed CUNNINGHAM (AP) — The Board of Education of Untied School District 332 voted unanimously Tuesday night to support its Nashville-Zenda High School coaches Larry Bacon and Charles Fiegel in continn- ance of that school's athletic program provided order is restored to the satisfaction of tli! coaches. Supt. R.H. Turner prefaced discussion on the athletic pro- ssured me they will protect my place if I want it," Fiegel aid. Asked under what conditions le would continue teaching at Nashville-Zenda High Sc h o o 1, 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." gram by saying he is primarily concerned with the safety of the teaching staff. "We would like to continue (the athletic program) when we can run that athletic departmen by our rules," he said. He saic he hoped enda residents woulc back the oraches. Fiegel, assistant football coach and head basketball coach, saiid he had been assured in a 1 meeting at Zentla Tuesday afternoon and also at a public meeting Monday night that his home would be protected. "The citizens of enda have •Hutchinson ZenJa' (Hutchinson News-UPI Tolephoto) ATTICA MOURNS—Rogcrt George places a flag on street mourning slain guards. 'There Were No Cut Throats' HAYS—The campaign against locating a proposed space shuttle station in the Hays - Russell area took on new vigor Tuesday nigh't 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 near- y 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, hitting 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 are come within a half-mile of Hays north city limits. "It looks like a helluva lo bigger thing than they wanted 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 o, there may be a good deal more sentiment jell up in there. I'd say 70 per cent of the people of Hays are against it already." Saunders said the group will continue to circulate petitions in opposition to the project. He said petitions bearing 2,274 names have been forwarded already and an additional 1,200 to 1,300. signatures are on hand. NASA, which is expected to announce the location of the much-soughtrafter 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. All Nine Hostages j •• • • •••• Died of Gunshots 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 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. (Related stories, 19, 28) ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) - A county medical examiner's report Tuesday contained the finding that hostages slain in the storming of riot-torn Attica prison died of gunshot wounds. State officials for 24 hours had attributed most of the deaths 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 ons were been established as a gunshot declared, 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 persons within the prison who lost their lives dur ing the four-day rebellion, ac cording to a revised State Cor rections Department assessment of the bloodiest prison riot in New York's penal history. "I'm not familiar with prison garb, but it appeared that all the hostages were wearing prison garb," Eiidland declared. There had been reports during the riot that the hostages 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 furious assault pages 9, the inmates that could have inflicted bullet type wounds." Later, however, Deputy Corrections Commissioner Wim 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 arsenal of home made weapons—guns fashioned from pipes, their firing pins powered by rubber bands, able to dispatch regular bullets. Weapons Found "This is definite, these weapons were found," Van Eekeren eclared. But in Attica, without being told of 'Van Eekercn's statement, but after it was made the Corrections Departmenl public relations chief, Jerry Houlihan, was asked by news- Tien if any firearms were found n the rioters' cache of weapons. "No, no firearms have been ound," Houlihan replied. The confusing revelations came as officials ordered all nostages, witnesses, and police officers involved in the Attica situation not to talk to newsmen. The 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 Charge Pilot After Crash At Garden GARDEN CITY - A man giving his home as Garden City but flying under an Iowa student pilot's license was charged by ooth the 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 charg ed with being drunk in publi by the Highway Patrol and the sheriff's office charged him with leaving an unattended aircraft on a runway. Bond was set at $500. Although he suffered no injuries, Tysdal apparently had to make an emergency landing in his single engine Beech- 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 his home Saturday moming by Eugene Hauser, 41, father of a football player. Hauser is charged with attempted aggravated battery.. He was released Tuesday oh $2,00 bond signed by his father, Sdward Hauser. Later Saturday Fiegel was hreatened by a group of teenagers, some of whom he said craft Musketeer 23 around It p.m. Monday, according to investigating officers. When he landed, Tysdnl's plane nosed over, partly off the runway. The piano was first noticed around midnight when other pilot landed his plane. Finding no one in the plane, the other pilot called the sheriffs office, Tysdal, who lost one arm in an auto accident a few years ago, w;is later found in Garden City. He told officers he had planned "to take a little 20- 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 within three to 10 minutes to such emergency calls. "1 would hope that the display of concern down there would smooth things out," Supt. Turner said. Bacon said three athletes would be dismissed from the football team when practice is started again. "I think it would be better for everyone to just start our program Monday if these conditions are met. If they don't Uicrc's always the next Mon- and tear gas launchers seized minute flight" when he left from a storeroom. Iowa. Say Squeeze is Hurting Farm Groups Ask Relief After Nixon Freeze Ends (C) 197) N.Y. Tlmos Mows Service WASHINGTON - Representatives of five major farm organizations told President Nixon Tuesday they would question wage and price increases for any sector of the economy unless provisions were made for a significant upward adjustment in farm incomes first. Setting aside political and by state forces. But Edland said: "The hos- A PLUG FOR ART — Sculptor Claes Oldenburg (In white 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 Telephoto) the 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 for the plug to fit into. tages all died about the same time— I would assume yester dav morning some time .. Some were shot once, some were shot as many as nine, 10, 12 times." One Corrections Department statement said in part: I "We have confirmed reports that the inmates had bombs in their possession which had roofing nails protruding from them and other fragments of metal and foreign projectiles ... "There were various types of armaments in the possession of philosophical differences, t h e farm leaders told Nixon that the cost-prize squeeze had been especially severe on farmers; and that partly because of dra matic 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-dny freeze period expires: —A system under which other industries would be forced tc justify future wage and prict increases on the basis of productivity — a move the farm ers clearly hope will curb in lationary wage settlements in manufacturing. —An unspecified increase in government support for farm rrices. "Negotiated high wages not upported by increased produc- ivity has placed pressure on prices and hence the wage-price spiral," said John W, Scott, master of the National Grange, n a statement read to the President at the beginning of the 90-minute White House meet- Weather KANSAS - Partly cloudy Wednesday, Wednesday night and Thursday. Cooler Wednesday, Highs in the 60s northwest to 80 southeast. Low Wednesday night in the 50s. High Thursday in the upper 70s to low 80s. Hulcbinfion Weather Tuesday's high 83 from 3:17 p.m. to 6:47 p.m.; low 68 from 7:32 a.m. to 8:03 a.m. Record high 103 in 1911; record low 39 in 1904. Barometer: 28.24, steady. Sunset Wednesday: 7:39 p,m Sunrise Thursday: 7:15 a.m. ng. "The power of both labor uid management to set the costs of labor inputs and prices received — unrelated to cffici- ncy or productivity — must be controlled if we are to have a stabilized economy and progressive economic growth." Means 'Little' Raw farm product!:; are exempt from the present 9-day reeze, but the farm leaders made clear their belief that the exemption means little in terms of 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; iind 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. day. 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 footbaill 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 the boys involved had been dismissed from the basketball program last year. Principal Joe Mays was 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 athletes by the coaching staff. today Deaths 19 Sports 25-27 Women's News 14, 15 Editorials 6 Entertainments 7 Markets & Intercepted Letter PRESIDENT NIXON White House Washington, D.C. Mr. President, What the farmers mean is that it can get cold enough out here on the plains without freeze damage, too. Yours, Hutch

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