The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 15, 1971 · Page 95
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 95

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Wednesday, September 15, 1971
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Say Squeeze is Hurting Farm Groups Ask Relief After Nixon Freeze Ends (C) 1971 N.Y. Times News Service WASHINGTON - Representatives of five major farm organizations told President Nixon Tuesday they would question wage andi 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 philosophical differences, t-he 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 no' supported by increased produc tivity has placed pressure on prices and hence thV wage-price spiral," said John W. Scott the New License For Top Hat The Top Hat Lounge, 2405 North'Main, re-opened Tuesday under a new cereal' malt beverage 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 his comments with the remark, "we don't harass anyone," did most of the quizzing of Smith. The tavern's master of the National Grange 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," he 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 Commission Meet In routine bnsiness conducted at Tuesday's SVz hour marathon session, the commission: Proclaimed Sept. 19-25 as "Y-lndlan Guide Week." Proclaimed Sept. 17-23 as "Constitution Week." Approved an application for a cereal malt beverage license by Mrs. Nina B. Stout, for the Beachcomber, 1638 East 4th. Heard from Jim Plterl requesting the city provide a building for the Hutchinson 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 crois 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 levying special assessments to be collected from the specific propetty chargeable with Ihe cost of construction of Sanitary- Sewer Lateral No. 321-E-2. President at the beginning of he 90-minute White House meet- ng. "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 of farm income since farm prices are.'so low to begin with. Accordingly, their main objectives Tuesday were to per-, suade 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 Eisenhower Museum ' To Reopen Oct. 7 ABILENE — The enlarged and completely remodeled Eisenhower Museum will be reopened to the public on Oct. 7. The museum has been closed all summer to permit construction that has 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 attending 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 opera tion responsibility in 1966. Larg est single year was 1969 when over one million individuals viewed the museum's docu ments, photos, art objects anc treasurers. 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 lave 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 spen four days "talking down" a rio at Michigan State Prison :harged 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 forthcom ing "When Prisoners Riot." 'Repressive Act Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson o Newark said, "The use o oordinated, organized violence n overcoming the inmates at Attica State Prison stands as me of the most callous and )latantly repressive acts ever carried out by a supposedly civilized society on its own >eople ... "When we look at prison conditions and the brutal use of 'orce at Attica we see the same 'aces 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 so lution, responsible law enforce mcnt people had no alterna tive." Ohio Gov. John J. Gilligan iaid, "There is no way you can larley with people on the basis if their holding hostages. It is mportant to move in early anc vith overwhelming force." "They should have moved the irst 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 i: 1970, is among the top 12 fair in the United States, accordir-.; to the International Assn. c Fairs and Expositions. The 12th place ranking is th highest ever achieved in th fair's 33-year history. The 11-day exposition thi year begins Sept. 16. Page 9 The Hulchinson News Wednesday, September 15,1971 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. the present freeze expires. Teen's/Women's STRAPPY STEP-IN Buckle up to fashion! Leather-like man-made material softly antiqued and accented with a shiny gilt buckle. Brown only in sizes 5 to 10. Teen's/Women s PLUSH SCUFFS Man--He furry material with non-skid soles. Pink or blue: Sizes 5 to 10. PRICES GOOD THRU SATURDAY FOURTH AND PLUM Featuring Sears Famous Brands... 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