The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 15, 1971 · Page 90
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Wednesday, September 15, 1971
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Hutchlnson 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 Fiegel 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 (the athletic program) when we can run that athletic department by our rules," he said. He said he hoped Zenda residents, would back the coaches. Fiegel, assistant foot ball coach and head basketball coach, said he had been assured in a meeting at Zenda Tuesday afternoon and also at a public meeting Monday night that his home would 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 1 » 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 morning by Eugene Houser, 41, father of a football player. Houser is charged with attempted aggravated battery, He was released Tuesday on &000 bond signed by his father, Sdward Houser. •Hntchinson Zenda• Later Saturday Fiegel was threatened by a group of teenagers, some of whom he said were identified as Nashville- Zenda high school athletes. He ired 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. "I would hope that the display of concern down there would smooth things ont," 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 there's always the next Monday. We've got a week." He said Nashville - Zenda will forfeit its game with Attics Friday night. The board accepted the conditions outlined by the coaches and confirmed a request by Bacon that the football program ,vould be dropped immediately if further trouble developed. One Dismissed The coaches and board members said all the students anc families involved had previous ly had trouble. Fiegel said one of the boys involved had beer dismissed from the basketbal program last year. Principal Joe Mays 'was asked by the board what kind of atmosphere he expected in he 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. 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, chairman of the university's department of nutritional sciences, said malnutrition is a fact, in the United States and 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. The 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 the 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. "The American public is eating a strange diet," Briggs said, adding that Americans eat more sugar, pure fat and wheat flour than their entire intake of other foods. .He 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 corn sugar and 7 pounds of white rice—a total . df 276 pounds. He said the dry weights of other foods consumed annually includes 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 legumes—total 259 pounds. "This is a terrible diet," Briggs said. "I wouldn't feed it to my cat or d,og, let alone to livestock or poultry." Republican Governors Blast Partisanship at Conference Okay Plans For 42-Car Parking Lot City commissioners Tuesday approved plans and specifications for a 42-space parking lot hi the 100 block of South Main. The lot, 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 Main Street and the alley between Main and Walnut. The alley, presently one-way to the south, will be made two- way. Preliminary construction cos is estimated at about $12,000 not including meters. Officials still have not deter mined what they will do abou metering the lot. The city has no extra meter and purchase of 42 metei would cost $2,730. City Mana ger George Pyle has suggests the city used striped poles an SAN JUAN, P.R. (AP) - : Warming up for a campaign year, Republican governors have accused Democrats of fostering unseemly partisanship at the 63rd National Governors Conference. For cans President Nixon's new economic policy, and prepared to defend it today against a proposed Democratic resolution that complains of inequity and advocates restraints on profits along with wages and prices. their part, the Republi- unanimously endorsed Since it would take a three- fourths conference to- vote to approve the measure, the GOP governors seemed certain to succeed in blocking it. "We simply deplore that the Democratic governors seek to use this bipartisan conference as a forum 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. Muskie of Maine at Tuesday night's formal state dinner. Muskie told the governors the killing of more than 40 convicts and hostages in a four-day uprising at New York's Attica prison "is more stark proof that something 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." I JACK PRICE, 23, enjoys a cup of coffee in the living room of the cattle car's living quarters. State Fair 'Home 1 Downtown Edith Bears Down On Coast of Texas Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tropical killed 23 America through as Storm Edith, which people when in she Central passed 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 Pennsylvania 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 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, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Philadelphia counties after a massive low-pressure system 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 Ite school board on tlie basis of more hours of work involved according' to Supt. Harland L R. Paschal. The prevailing rate of pay continues, said E. R. BarUett, 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 year. The wage-price freeze on contracted services would not affect this case, Bartlett said, because the same rate of pay was continued, but the num- bar of hours had to be increased The 'public school auditing job required more hours than anticipated last year, he said, dumped heavy rains. The system spilled out over the North Atlantic seaboard 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 John V. Lindsay asked Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller to declare Staten Island a disaster area bacause of flood damage. An unnamed tropical depression packing winds of 35 m.p.h. drifted 130 miles west of Granada in the Caribbean Sea, heading apparently toward the Venezuelan, mainland 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. Prosperity Questioned Love questioned the propriety of according Muskie, a leading 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 anything Muskie says from now until the 1972 election will have to be considered political. Add More Grid Stops Motorists in the area of Washington from 17th to 30th will find something new late Wednesday—21 stop signs and a yield sign. Lt. Bill Wilson, of the police make parking hi the lot by pe mit only, but City Attorne John Robinson is uncertain the city can do that under th terms of its parking meter bon ordinance. Mayor David Mackey has suggested making the lot a free parking area. Robinson says that is definitely illegal under tlve bond ordinance. The commission will make decision on the meters after the lot is constructed. Bids are expected to be taken at the commission's Oct. 5 meeting. Cattle Travel in Pullman traffic division, said stop signs in the city's latest grid pattern would go up Wednesday after- Dorm Bids Postponed A greatly abbreviated meeting of tha Ilutchinson Community College board of trustees is expected at 8 p.m. today because of the wage-price freeze. Bids on the new Kent Hall wing were to have been received Wednesday afternoon and reviewed by the board Wednesday evening, bnt because of uncertainty on the wage situation, the taking o: bids has been postponed unti Sept. 23. A second agenda item, pas sage of a revenue bond resolu tion to finance the wing, also is canceled. That leaves talk on the freeze as it pertains to personnel sal aries and, without definite guidelines from federal sources North Washington grid noon. The system varies slightly from the regular, alternating street stop pattern. Washington ways stop at 25th, and will Park if southbound. If north- not much work this area, said possible i II. Elland traffic will al- 19th, 23rd and yield at Hyde bound, Washington traffic will stop at Hyde Park. Traffic on 18th, 20th, 21st,' 22nd, 24th, 26th, 27th and 28th will have to stop for Washington. The expansion of the grid sys- Arraigned on Charge Of Attempted Rape Terry Ratcliff, 27, 126 West 12th, was arraigned in magistrate court Wednesday on charges of attempted rape and burglary. He is .accused of breaking into a home and attempting to rape a 15-year-old girl who was babysitting with three younger brothers and sisters. The assailant was frightened away, after the younger, chil- tem city 27. on Washington was given commission approval July but was done 'for the contract , price The firm anticipates atjdren went to ..a neighbor least the same number of hours help, police said, will be required during the coming year and submitted the higher contract price. Ratcliff was released $1,000 bond for a Sept. 28 liminary hearing. for on pre- Burrton Woman Dies in Crash FLORENCE, Kan, (AP) The highway patrol reports that Dora E. Wilhite, 29, of Burrton, Kan., was killed early today in a one car accident. The patrol said her car left U.S. 50 near Florence ip east central Kansas, left the. road on the right, crossed back over the highway, plunged down an em- b a n k me n't and overturned twice. The victim was thrpwn .ou and the car rolled over her. See obituary page 2. college president. The board probably will di cuss the Monday ruling from the office of Atty. Gen. Vem Miller that actually being on duty Aug. 15, the freeze cutoff date, determines whether a teacher receives pay on a new higher salary scale. Royal American Here Thursday" Royal American Shows is just 24-hours away from its annual State Fair appearance. Frank Morrissey, advance man for the show, said the special train is due here about 3:45 p.m. Thursday over the Rock sland line. Unloading will follow the same pattern as in past years Trucks will roll north on Pop- ar 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. Roya American has put out a call for 150 laborers to assist in the job The shows officially will open Saturday, first day of the State Fair. Royal American is coming! here from the Mid America | Fair, Topeka. | By JEANETTE JACKSON State Fair exhibitors come in cars, trucks, buses, campers and trailers, but the early Wednesday morning arrival of Colonial Polled Hereford Farms was unique. These southern cattle travel aboard a Pullman coach. The 10 head of show cattle accompanied by two attendants rolled onto a siding near the Santa Fe offices in Downtown Hutehinsoii about 4 a.m. The railroad passenger car. purchased a few years ago by farm owner Jos«|>h C. Patchea, Augusta, Ga., a senior associate in an engineering firm there, was converted into a traveling showcase lor Patchen's cattle and includes comfortable, air - conditioned living quarters for his herdsmen. The back two-thirds of the coach is occupied by Polled Horcfords. A special sloping cement floor, equipped with drains, was built for the cattle quarters. Bedded down 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 fans circulate the air, keeping cattle cool. Feed and shows equipment are stored at both ends of the stall area. The men's living quarters are separated from the cattle by a sliding door. The lx?droom has two bunk beds. There arc toilet and shower facilities. The small kitchen off the living room has a two-burner electric hot plate, an electric skillet and broiler. The old pullman freezer was converted into a refrigerator. The living room includes radio and TV; a couch; and a built-in dining area. The car has Us own diesel motor powering a 10 kw generator for electricity. H :ilso lias an auxiliary unit. Making his first appearance at the State Fair is assistant herdsman Jack Price, a 23- year-old submarine veteran "just out of the Navy." His father is a foreman for the 1,200-acre cattle and soybean farm operation. Price was busy at midmonv- ing feeding show stock one of their daily three feedings, but took time to show off Ihe home- away-from-homo show mobile which is pulled by various railroads along regular rail routings. Price said their train left Midville, Ga., Saturday, and took four days to get here. , While herdsman John Fischer left to make arrangements for •the cattle at t h e fairgrounds about four miles away, Price fed cattle and planned house cleaning duties. Tho two take turns cooking and washing dishes. Price Iciirncd to cook "here and there," lie says, but got a wide exposure to housekeeping duties as a submarine machinist's mate. Crewmen pulling the night watch have to cook their own meals and clean up alter themselves, he explained. The herdsmen will commute from the coach to the fair grounds. While th6 special car may not become a focal point for exhibitors here since it's parked too far away, it will be when they head for the Mid South Fair at Memphis, Tenn., at the end of tlie Kansas show, Price said. At Memphis the tracks on which tlie car is parked are just outside the fairgrounds. "We become the gathering point for the other exliibitors," Price said admitting southern hospitality is always offered at <he coach. From the downtown Hutchinson location, cattle will be trucked to the fairgrounds, either n rented truck or a truck borrowed from fellow showmen. "Showmen are always real good about helping each other out," Price added. The coach carries almost enough feed for cattle on board until it returns to Atlanta, Ga. There it will be met by CW trucks loaded with feed to renew stock supplies. The two men don't get lonely traveling l>y private coadi. They're kept busy feeding, brushing, and keeping Hie coach clean. And they're not really alone. Far company, there's Jiggs—a young shepherd stock dog learning to work cjilllc. S Si! ili^^ THIS RAILROAD Pullman was converted Into a "cattle car" to move a Georgia Polled Hereford show string to state fairs and cattle shows. Cool Front Gives Air Autumn Nip A cool front brought an over- ight low of 59 degrees and om/e early morning clouds to he Huichinson area, but hopes or measurable rainfall still seem to depend on the State fair's famous rain making xnver. Air over Kansas had a UstiJict fall nip Wednesday morning and farmers in the northwest area cast anxious eyes on still green sorghum ! iclds as temperatures in that part of the state neared the tost level. The cool front which moved across the state Tuesday caused temperatures to drop as much us 21 degrees from last weekend's highs, with the southeast part of the state the last corner to gain relief. Hutchinson had a Tuesday high of 83 degrees, down 15 degrees from Monday's 98, the warmest in the state. Tuesday's Jiigh temperatures in the state varied from 74 at Goodland to 98 at Pittsburg and Chanute, on live other side of the cool front. Wednesday morning's low at Hutchinson was 59, fine for sleeping ami giving the air conditioners a rest, but was a far cry from the all time low of 38 degrees for Sept. 14 posted ha 1916. Goodland had a low of 38 degrees Wednesday morning conr 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 Concordia, 48 at Russell and 49 at Garden City and Dodge City. Highs Wednesday arc expected to range from the 70s in the northwest to the low 80s in the southeast, with night tune lows from the 40s in the northwest to the 50s in the southeast. In tlie area southeast of Hutchinson scattered showers were reported Tuesday night and more light showers are possible Wednesday in southern Kansas, the U.S. Weather Service 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 the Food and Drug Administration. Spurred by tlie FDA findings, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering whether a ban, or lesser restrictions, should be imposed on some or all of these fungicides known as carbamates. N o decision has been reached, according to Dr. William M. Upholt, EPA's deputy assistant administrator for pesticides programs. He said there appears to be "no clear-cut evidence oC 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 that carbamates split into ngtu- • rally after being sprayed on fruits, vegetables, grass, /flowers, bushes and tre^s.;'; 7 /:.; / Traces, gf «arbanija,tej i [a'n'dj presumably ETU, rartaih; 'ty/ treated . fruits and' yege^les; purchased at food stbresi W<JK dicka said, although the extent is unknowiv \ I

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