The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 1, 1971 · Page 55
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The Drug You Drink-6 Drys Leader Gets Tough By WAYNE LEE News Associate Editor Rev. Richard Taylor Jr., new head of the Kansas United Dry Forces, has taken the gloves off in his fight against "the drug that causes more human misery than all other drugs combined—alcohol." Not used to hearing themselves described as "pushers", members of the alcoholic beverage industry and proponents of liberalized liquor laws have been stunned by the frontal assault waged by the soft-spoken Taylor. He openly classifies alcohol as much more of a menace in the United States than heroin, and says youngsters who question the hysteria over marijuana, while "an even bigger drug problem is all but ignored," are right. "It has to be put into perspective , . . and I don't feel this is any more of a religious thing than the American Cancel- Society is a religious thing," Taylor said. "It was Thomas Edison who said that alcohol in the human brain is like sand in the bearings of an engine — is that religious? The pushers have said everybody's got to drink to get .along in the world. Why can't we say you don't have to drink to have a wonderful life?" Taylor said. Prohibitionist Tinge Since most alcoholism rehabilitation experts say it is not alcohol that makes an alcoholic, they are somewhat embarrassed by the prohibitionist tinge in their argument that alcohol is the number one drug problem in the nation. They admit that their own position is confused by the fact that they are not anti-alcohol, but anti-alcoholism. "You can't tell all people that drinking is bad because we all know that drinking can be fun. It can be relaxing if it is used properly. It is getting drunk, or being a drunk, that is bad. And that kind of double talk confuses everyone," said Dr. James E. Home of Topeka, a psychiatrist who works with alcoholic patients. The picture is going to get more blurred by Taylor's militancy, but he says he can't agree with the rchabilita- toinists that the nation should try to separate alcohol and alcoholism. As a matter of fact, Taylor has leaped headlong into a fight against the appointment of Dr. Morris Chafetz as acting director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He accuses Chafetz of being too casual about the problem, and too much of a tout for the liquor industry. Chafetz has written a book, "Liquor, the Servant of Man," in which he lays down guidelines for "safer drinking." "We took cigaret ads off television, and alcohol is far worse than cigarets. The relationship between alcohol and alcoholism is so clear, how can we miss it?" Taylor says. Preventive Medicine "It is perfectly all right to call an alcoholic a diseased person, but it is one disease people evidently choose to catch. A person can't be an alcoholic unless he drinks alcohol. I'm all for rehabilitation. But I still think we should practice preventive medicins too," Taylor said. "What I'm trying to say is that we ousht to help to rehabilitate the alcoholic, but if we keep trying to say that alcohol has nothing to do with alcoholism it appears to me we aren't being truthful," Taylor said. Privately, Taylor and his Drys are accused of an unrealistic attitude toward booze. Rehabilitation experts, who try to remain neutral on wet-dry issues, say the Drys appear to be more interested in fighting Demon Rum than they arc in salvaging the lives of the infected. And the attitude harms the cause, they say. "They have a point. We don't stress rehabilitation so much because so many good people and good groups are doing that. Our main effort's are three-fold and preventive," Taylor said. He said the Drys want to educate the public about the dangers alcohol can do to the human body "just as we are educating them to the dangers of hashish, heroin and marijuana." A second goal, he said, is to try to convince as many Kansans as possible that they don't have to drink to be an "in" person. The third goal is to watch the state legislature to "keep the availability down." Rehabilitation of the alcoholic is also a Dry goal, he said, although it isn't stressed as much as the other three. In the wake of the upset of liquor by the drink at the polls last November, Taylor has been extremely effective as a lobbyist at the Statehouse. He is aware that most lawmakers and the governor are drinkers. "You can be a user without being a pusher. There are some users who are pushers and some non-users who are pushers. All we ask of anybody is not to be a pusher, and we are going to fight that every time we see it," Taylor said. (Tomorrow: The Skeptical Public). The Hutchinson News 100th Year No. 90 28 Pages Friday Evening, October 1,1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 Price 10c 1-2—National Society of U.S. Daughters' 9—4-H Officers Training Meeting, Conol 1812, Hilton. ivention Hall. 1-2—Theatre Guild, "Catch Me If You Can," Little Theatre, B and Plum. 1-3—Antique Show and Sale, International Shows, Hutchinson Armory, till North Severance. 1 -31 — Works of Rex Hall, Kansas State Teachers CoHege, Hulchinson Ml Association, Mezzanine Gallery, Public Library. 1-31— "The American Indian—His Earth and Sky," Hutchinson Planetarium. 2—"Incredible India," World Around Us Travel Film, B p.m.. Convention Hall. 2—Southwest Bar Association meeting, Hilton. 2—Kansas Surveyors' meeting, Hilton. 3—Rock and Roll Concert, "Kansas," 8 p.m., Convention Hall. A —Highway 50, annual meeting, Hilton. 5—Kansas Homemakers Council meeting, Hilton. 5-8~Kansas State Bar Association, an- 11-12—Bloodmobile, First Presbyterian Church. 12—Reno County Farm Bureau, annual meeting, Hilton. 12-13—Kansas Extension Council Administrative Conference, Hilton. 14—"The Vanishing Sea," Audubon Society film, 8 p.m., Convention Hall. 14-16—Kansas Association for Mental Health, Convention, Hilton. 16—KFRM Gospel Sing, Arena. 16—Kansas Roundtable of Organization for the Hearing Impaired, St. Teresa School. 16—Sing Out, Convention Hall. 17—Hutchinson Community College Concert Band, Convention Hall, 3 p.m. 17-18—Kansas Cosmetologist workshop, Hilton. 19—The Little Angels, National Folk Ballet of Korea, 8 p.m.. Convention Hall. 19-20—Kansas Hospital Association, meeting, Hilton. !1—Future Homemakers ot America, October, 1971 Nuclear Garbage Diimp AEC Denies Lyons Mine Is Ruled Out WASHINGTON (AP) - A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Commission repudiated today a claim circulating in Kansas that the AEC has abandoned the Lyons, Kan., site for a radioactive waste repository. "There would need to be much further examination, but we're not abandoning the Lyons site," said Robert Newlin, a public relations staffer. Newlin released a statement indicating certain developments have caused the AEC to seek "possible alternative sites in Kansas for the national radioactive waste repository," but said the agency is "still actively investigating the advantages" at Lyons. Earlier today. Dr. William W Hambleton of Lawrence, direc- State Highway SUM Y/6t> i SAT 1 1 6 9 do U Yi U 15 16 11 i& 19 to U 1Z ZS 24 v> 31 Dock Workers Strike nual meeting, Hilton. 6-8—District Judges Association, |udl-, Convention Hall, cial conference and seminar, Hilton. 21—Highway letting, 7-9-Theatre Guild, "Catch Me If You Commission, Hilton. Can," Little Theatre, B and Plum. j „_ „ S( . . c ,. S-Grand Ole Opry, Reno County Firej Hmon n ay e0 onven lon '. 2A-27-Superlntendenls of building and ing, Student Union, Hutchinson Commun- Deparlmenl, Convention Hall. ' igrounds, Kansas unified school districts, ity Junior College. 8-10-Great Council of Pocahontas, 22-23-Hutchlnson High School, "Pillow (Hilton. 30-31-Gun and Mineral Show, Conver, meeting, Hilton. 8 "- m - auditorium. | 2S_ Co ncert, James Dick, piano soloist, tion Hall. 9—Grand Lodge, Area Meeting, Ma- 23—4-H Achievement Banquet, Conven-18 p.m., Hutchinson High School, sonic Lodge. tion Hall. 29-30—Kansas English Association meet- 1 Hilton. 30-31—Kansas Civil Defense Convention, Agree on Pollution Settlement OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An out-of-court settlement in a e se frontier after the base un- suit against three oil firms will .dement five days of shelling Enemy Siege Halted TAY NINH, Vietnam (AP) A South Vietnamese relief column today lifted the siege of Fire Base Tran • Hung Dao _ along the Cambodian-Vietn'am- result in 215 residents of Ponca City's southside addition sharing in $410,000 in damage claims: U.S. District Court Judge Luther Eubanks entered the order Thursday in the suit against Continental Oil, Cities Service Oil and Sequoyah Refining Co. The class action was filed under the name of Mrs. Gladys Cobb, who charged that dis- attacks. The 1,200 man paratrooper column moved in from the east along highway 22, linked up with the embattled defenders, then joined in a sweeping operation outside the base, 70 miles northwest od Saigon. Stiff Resistance A second 1,200-man relief column ran into stiff enemy resistance from an estimated 400 mand said 33 North Vietnamese j troops were killed while eight paratroopers were killed and nine wounded. Field commanders said two U.S. helicopters were shot down west of the Base on Thursday while landing the relief column and that all the crewmen were rescued. Another South Vietnamese relief column moving from the Cambodian rubber plantation town of Krek to relieve Fire iBase Alpha 4, three miles away, battled another large North Vietnamese force, field reports said. Meanwhile, American planes including B52 bombers wiped out a North Vietnamese supply base near the Cambodian border and inflicted heavy ammunition and material losses in two days strikes, allied commanders said. The base, V/z mites east of the U.S. artillery Fire Base Pace on the border, was a key supply point for a six-day-old North Vietnamese offensive in Senate Supports School Lunch Aid than two base. The Saigon miles west of the military com- WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate passed a resolution today that directs the Nixon administration to spend money out of a special fund to insure a free or reduced price school meai for all the nation's needy children. House, where a similar resolution has bsen introduced. Senior members of the Senate Appropriations Committee opposed the resolution from the Agricultural Committee as improper, saying their panel planned to consider a measure The measure was sent to the;to do the same thing in a few weeks. "I believe this would establish a wrong precedent," said Weather KANSAS - Mostly cloudy west, parily cloudy east this afternoon and tonight with strong gusty winds 25 to 40 mph this afternoon and 15 to 25 mph tonight; winds southerly except becoming west to northerly with turn to cooler in extreme west tonight; chance of thundershowers central and scattered showers with chance of few . heavy thunderstorms extreme west by late evening; Hutchinson Weather Thursday's high 82 at p.m.; \J\V 72 at 7 a.m. Record high 95 in 1919; record low 30 in 1958. Barometer: 30.00 steady. Sunset Friday: 7:15 p.m. Sunrise Saturday: 7:28 a.m. Appropriations Chairman Allen Ellender, D-La. But Sen. Herman E. Talmadge, D-Ga., chairman of the Agriculture Committee, said if action is delayed "even more schools will have been forced to cut back their feeding programs." He charged a lack of funds was causing "chaos, consternation and confusion in school lunch programs across the country." Just before final action, the Senate by a nonrecorded stand ing vote adopted an amend- Siment by Sen. Jack Miller, R Towa, to add anolher cent to f h2 45 cent federal payment in !» resolution, bringing the pro- rnsed n;w level to 46 cents per iunch compared with . the present 35 cents. charges from the refineries had l' North Vietnamese troops and soaked the ground to the point i heav y r, S htin e eru P ted • less that fumes beneath her floor had exploded. Mrs. Cobb, who will be one of the 215 claimants to participate in the settlement, said damage to her sewer lines could not be repaired because plumbers refused to use a blowtorch, fearing an explosion. Murray Cohen, attorney for the victorious cliamants, said the next step is an appointment, under the judge's order, of a "master" to hear the claimants and apportion the settlement fund on the basis of severity of claims. Capp Not on Hand For Court Hearing BOSTON (AP) - Cartoonist Al Capp failed to appear today in Boston Municipal Court for a rendition hearing on charges filed against him in Wisconsin by a married coed. He was declared in default. Capp's attorney, Ralph Mazza, said however that Capp would waive extradition and appear voluntarily this month in Eau Claire, Wis., to answer the charges. Capp was charged • in May with sodomy, attempted adultery and indecent exposure in connection with an incident fol lowing a speech appearance in Eau Claire. He has denied the charges. Capp, who has homes in sub- •ifban Cambridge and in New York City, has been free on his own recognizance. Ralph Bundle the frontier cers said. region, field offi- A 20 Cent Item Youth Guilty of Shoplifting Soup Bunche Quits His UN Post UNITED NATIONS,. N.Y. (AP) — Ralph J. Bunche, globe trotting U. N. troubleshooter and winner of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize, has retired as undersecretary-general of the United Nations. A U.N. spokesman said today Bunche has been on retired status since June, on medical advice. His term ends March 31. The 67-year-old: 2nd graf After hearing more than two hours testimony Friday in a case involving a 20-cent package of chicken noodle soup, Dan Forker Jr., municipal court judge, found an 18-year-old local youth guilty of shoplifting and disorderly conduct. Bennie L. Ferguson, 233 Shadduck, was fined $25 and sentenced to six months, after Gene Fitzgerald, of Fitzgerald Grocery, 8th & Plum, testified that the youth had tried to take a package of soup from the store without paying for it. The incident occurred June 26th. Ferguson testified in court that he had only stuck the package. of soup in his belt while he dug in his pocket to find out whether he had enough change. Wearing the same pair of trousers that he wore at the time of the incident, Ferguson demonstrate to the court how he said he. stuck the soup in his belt. Ferguson's attorney, Bill Cole, said the trousers were so tight - fitting that it would have been difficult for his client to have stuffed the soup into his trousers in concealment. Ferguson 's and Fitzgerald's testimony conflicted as to what happened during the scuffle that followed when store em­ ployes attempted to detain the youth until police arrived. When officers did arrive, however, they found employes more or less sitting on Ferguson to keep him from leaving the stora. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, shoplifting, and resisting arrest, Forker dismissed the charge of resisting arrest, noting that that violation would be included in the charge of disorderly conduct, Ferguson identified himself as the minister of information in an organization called the Reno County Revolutionary Youth Council. Ferguson posted a $250 bond. Southwestern Bell To Seek Increase TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A spokesman . for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. said today the firm will make application soon for a rate increase in Kan sas. Wayne Berry, public relations official for the company, said the amount of the increase to be sought in Kansas has not been definitely set. NEW YORK (AP) - Dock -workers from Maine to Texas struck today, confronting the government with the nation's first coast-to-coast shipping strike. Great Lakes ports and some ports in Texas were operating. wlast-ditch talks to settle a guaranteed income dispute between the 45,000-member AFL- ICIO International Longshoremen's Association and the New York Shipping Association broke up hours after a midnight contract expiration. Longshoremen at Great Lakej ports were not affected by the' strike and remained on the job. Other ILA locals . were pledged to follow New York's lead, but four of Texas' six ports were reported working as usual. Only Beaumont was struck, and Port Arthur had no ships in port. West Coast ports have been struck since July 1 by the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Turned Down "We offered to continue working under the President's wage-price freeze but this was •turned down by the shippers, so you can say we're being locked- out or on strike," said ILA President Thomas W. Gleason. President Nixon said earlier this week that he would automatically apply for an 80-day cooling-off period under the Taft-Hartley Act. if. both East and West Coast ports were shut down. Asst. Secretary of Labor W. J. Usery Jr. and Federal Maritime Administrator Andrew F. Gibson sat in on the final marathon negotiating session in an effort to head off the walkout. Both Usery nor Gibson declined comment. The chief shipping association representative, James Dickman, also declined to talk to newsmen as he left the U.S. Labor Department offices in the Federal Office Building about 3 a.m. Gleason said another negotiating session had been set for Monday at 10 a.m. He said management then would present a list of the abuses that it charges have occurred under 'the guaranteed annual income—GAI—plan. tor of the Kansas Geological Survey, said oil well shafts deep in the earth around Lyons was a factor that apparently proved to the AES that the geological integrity of the old Carey Salt Co., mine was too risky for burying the nation's atomic wastes in it. And on Thursday night Rep. Joe Skubitz, R-Kan, said a letter the AEC presented to Congress' Joint Committee on Atomic Energy advised its member the Kansas Geological Survey had been commissioned to search for "more desirable" salt bed sites. Confirm Study Today's AEC statement confirmed a study for possible alternative sites in Kansas "is to be carried out under contract by the Kansas Geological Survey in co-operation with Dr Robert Walters," Wichita, a consultant for Oakridge, Tenn., National Laboratory. The AEC statement added: "One aspect of the Lyons site needing further study involves some deep holes drilled there in the past during exploration for oil and gas wells. These holes must be completely sealed off to insure that water cannot seep into the repository. "Another aspect involves further examination of a solution- mining technique used in an adjacent mine to determine whether that operation could have any effect on the waste repository operation. "While these matters are being evaluated to determine their potential effect on the repository, a search of the literature on other potentially suitable areas of Kansas is being made." Both Hambleton and Gov. Robert Docking reported earlier the AEG had commissioned ths geological survey to search' for other more suitable sites. Serious Questions Skubitz, Pittsburg, Kansas' 5th District congressman, released the news from his Washington office that the AEC had admitted in a letter to Congress' Joint Committee on Atomic Energy that it has "serious questions" about the geological integrity of the Carey mine. The AEC letter did not say specifically that the Lyons mine is being abandoned as a site possibility, but Skubitz said: 'I am reliably informed on the very best authority that the Lyons site is dead as a dodo for waste burial. "Although the AEC is understandably reluctant to admit that the Lyons site is finally unacceptable, I have good reason to believe that the Lyons site will, indeed, be completely abandoned." "The AEC decision to look elsewhere vindicates our long fight to uphold the position of the Kansas scientific community that the Lyons salt beds are unsafe for the burial of deadly radioactive atomic wastes," said Skubitz, who has been at the forefront of the fight against the Lyons site. "I think this shows we were Delinquent Tax List Is in Today's News A list of Reno County properties on which taxes have been delinquent six to nine years appears on page 16 of today's News, and will be run again Oct. 8 and 15. The list runs more than seven columns of small type. The properties will be sold at a tax sale in December unless the owners redeem them before the sale. Today's list is not be be confused with a much longer list that was published in August. That list was of properties on which property taxes had been delinquent only about a year. Coal Miners Go on Strike correct in our questioning of the Lyons site," said Docking, who had criticized the AEC for not being candid with Kansas and not listening to the state's concerns. Strong Reservations "I still have strong reservations," Docking said of the' AEC's search for another site in Kansas. "If they (AEC) were wrong in the Lyons situation, could they be wrong elsewhere? Are they going to be correct again, or not?" The governor said the critical question to him is: "Is it desirous for the people of Kansas? My position is the same as it has always been. I think we have to guarantee to the people of Kansas that it is safe." Docking said the mail his office has received "has been overwhelmingly opposed to it.". Hambleton said state scientists got the impression when AEC officials came to Lawrence and Manhattan in early September to discuss the project that the AEC had become, "skeptical" of the Lyons site. Hambleton said the Geological Survey people were skeptical for a long time before that. Warned of Wells "When they first announced the Lyons site," he said, "we were warning them that there was a large number of wells in that area. We were warning them of water problems. "The clincher, I think, was when American Salt Co. informed them several months ago that there were water problems." American Salt Co. lost 175,000 gallons of water in its hydraulic mining operations and never found it. The assumtpion is that it flowed laterally out of the mine. The implication to scientists is that if water got into the Carey mine with radioactive wastes stored in it, they could be swept away to contaminate a large area. Lyons Civic Boosters Undaunted LYONS — Lyons civic leaders remain, undaunted by the report that the Atomic Energy Commission apparently has ditched plans to use an abandoned Carey salt mine on the outskirts of Lyons as an atomic waste dump. "We think maybe there are some other sites in Rice County that could be utilized," Walter Pile, manager of ths Lyons Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday night. "Wherever they move it they're going to have to dig new shafts. We think that can be done in Rice County." . Pile said civic leaders here have been aware that a search has been launched for alternative sites for the repository in Kansas. "They're doing a literature search," Pile said. "They're looking for alternate sites In geological books." Asked If Lyons officials had received any indication that the AEC had abandoned plans for using the Lyons mine, Pile said, "I wouldn't want to make any comment. WASHINGTON (AP) - Coal miners streamed off their jobs in more than 20 states today while negotiators continued efforts to reach a settlement and the Nixon administration expressed hope that the strike would be short. A spokesman for Secretary of Labor J. D. Hodgson said "The secretary has been in touch with the parties several times" and would send in federal mediators if the walkout lasted beyond Monday. A source said the contract talks were resuming between the union and the Bituminous Coal Operators Association. Although the strike halted virtually all soft coal production in the nation, most mines do not operate during the weekend and a Monday settlement would hold the loss down to two days' production. "We're not as well informed as Mr. (U.S. Rep. Joe) Skubitz. He's up in Washington. I don't think anything would please ram more than abandlon it. I don't think they're going to abandon the concept of burying it in salt, "There's salt all over. There's 10,000 square miles of salt in Kansas." Intercepted Letter JOHN MATOUS HCC Head Coach City Dear John, When you guys get. done tonight, we expect to see 8» Greyhounds' tails Dragon. v Yours, ,.y, Hutck; >:

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