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A6 MONDAY. APRIL 16. 2001 GREAT PLAINS THE SAUNA JOURNAL DEATHS & FUNERALS • BOOKTOUR Charles G. Isaacson ehafrles G, Isaacson, 72, Salina", died Saturday, April 14, ^01, at Kenwood View Nursing HqiMe; Salina. -t,G^isendorf-Rush Smith Fu- i^ral Home, Salina, is handling j^rrangements. Alma G. Marietta ;; COLBY — Alma G. Marietta, t)6, Colby, died Saturday, April •ik, 2001, at Lantern Park Manor, Colby ; [ Mrs. Marietta was born Al- ffta G. Cutshaw on Feb. 4, 1905, itt Jamestown, and was a resi- jlent of Colby since 1969. She Avas a retired restaurant em- {^loyee and a member of Brew- Isjtor United Methodist Church t$id Brewster United Methodist JAfeftien and a past member of J ebekah Lodge. ' i-Ier husband, John E., died 4|i4986. ; 'r Survivors include two sons, lion of Bella Vista, Calif., and iiyle of Borger, Texas; three daughters, Ethel Whisenhunt V}' Firth, Neb., Deanna Scott of Stinnett, Texas, and Marcia Schwaegler of Spokane, Wash.; 15 grandchildren; 29 great­ grandchildren; and 10 great- great-grandchildren. • The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison Chapel, Golby, the Rev. Dorine Cham- \XiYs' Officiating. Burial will be in-Brewster Cemetery '-Meinorials may be made to Mntern Park Manor, Colby, in care' of any Colby bank or the funeral chapel, 190 S. Franklin, Colby 67701. , Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.rn. today at the funeral chapel. Claire Joan Noeller •WICHITA — Claire Joan Noeller, 67, Wichita, died Saturday April 14, 2001, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. ' Geisendorf Rush Smith Fu- lieral Home is handling arrangements. Armand Paradis , Armand Paradis, 86, Salina, died Saturday April 14, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Paradis was born Nov. 17, 1914, at New Bedford, Mass., and was a resident of Salina since 1945. He was an Army ^.^.^.^ veteran of PARADIS v^^orld War H and worked for Salina Water Department, retiring as a foreman after 31'A years. He was a member of First Foursquare Church, Salina, Veterans of b'oreign Wars, Eagles Lodge and Salina Purple Heart Chapter 688. He was also a volunteer at Salina Senior Center. • - He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorene, in 1990; and a daughter, Sheryl Wheeler, in ]991. I Survivors include his wife, liila of the home; three stepdaughters, Carolyn Weeks of Golwich, Sliaron Herbel of Solomon and Lovetta Alden of Salina; a stepson, William Andrews of Cassville, Mo.; a sister, Beatrice Pelletier of Waterbury, Conn.; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren. • A memorial service will be at 10:30 a .m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary. 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev Doug King officiating.' Private inurnment will bein Glasco Cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorials may.be made to Salina Senior Qenter ; There will be no visitation. Mae Trautwein ; CLAY CENTER — Mae Trautwein, 79, Clay Center, dlied Sunday April 15, 2001, at .((lay County Medical Center, •Clay Center. Mrs. Trautwein was born JVIae Anderson on May 10, 1921, at rural Clay County She had worked at Coleman Sjhoe Store, Clay Center, for several years and was a member of Clay Center United Methodist Church. . - Her husband, Russell J., died in 1984. Survivors include a daughter, Phillene Cramer of Clay Center; a son, Bruce of Manhattan; and two sisters, Eu- jiice.Kerr of City West, Ariz., and Fern Trautwein of Kansas City Mo. :' The funeral will be at 10:30 a .m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church, Clay Center, the Rev. Robert Baer officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery Clay iJenter. • Memorials may be made to Clay Center American Legion or Clay Center Fraternal Or- lley of Eagles. •: Visitation will be from 3 to 8 })VHi, Tuesday at Neill- Schwensen-Rook Funeral ftcjme, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 167^32. Today's obituaries The day mighty Ruth struck out SAUNA Charles G Isaacson Armand Paradis KANSAS CLAY CENTER: Mae Trautwein COLBY: Alma G Marietta QLADE: Marjorle Darlene Van DerWege HAYS: Mary Ann Waslnger-Herl WICHITA: Claire Joan Noeller OUT OF STATE Eleanor Elizabeth Whittater, Englewood, Colo. Marjorie Darlene Van Per Wege GLADE — Marjorie Darlene Van Der Wege, 81, rural Glade, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at her home. Mrs. Van Der Wege was born Marjorie Darlene Fix on Dec. 23, 1919, at rural Phillips County and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a homemaker and had been a cook at Speed School. Survivors include her husband, John D. of rural Glade; a son. Rex of Phillipsburg; a daughter, Judene Downing of Mabank, Texas; a sister, Eleanor Wehe of Kensington; five grandchildren; and si great-grandchild. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at OUiff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, the Rev. Lewis Van Der Wege officiating. The body will be cremated. Memorials may be made to Hospice Services. The guest book may be signed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. Mary Ann Wasinger-Herl HAYS — Mary Ann Wasinger- Herl, 73, Hays, died Saturday April 14, 2001, at Hays Medical Center Mrs. Wasinger-Herl was born Mary Ann Zimmerman on Jan. 4,1928, at Hays. She was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays. Her first husband, Julius Wasinger, died in 1971. Survivors include her husband, Virgil of the home; a daughter, Linda Baker of Wichita; her mother, Clara Zimmerman of Hays; five brothers, Wayne Zimmerman, Gordon Zimmerman and Dennis Zimmerman, all of Hays, Sherman Zimmerman of Shawnee and Steve Zimmerman of Topeka; three sisters, Elaine Schmidt of Hays, Marjorie Augustine of Ellis and Betty Leiker of Munjor; two grandchildren; two step- grandchildren; and two step- great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays, the Revs. BiU Surmeier and Don Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. A parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. Memorials may be made to Cancer Council of EUis County Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Eleanor Elizabetii Wliittaicer ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Eleanor Elizabeth Whittaker, 81, Englewood, died Thursday April 12, 2001, at Hallmark Nursing Center, Denver. Mrs. Whittaker was born Eleanor Niemeth on Jan. 16,1920, near Herndon, Kan. She was a teacher's aide at St. Mary's Parochial School in Herndon, a child care provider, a waitress at Kress Restaurant, Denver, and worked for Hallack & Howard Lumber Company Denver. Survivors include her husband, Walter of Englewood; a daughter, Jean Kraft of Englewood; three brothers, Ralph Niemeth of Little Rock, Ark., Philip Niemeth of Herndon and Francis Niemeth of Denver; a sister, Veronica Orin of Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church, Herndon, the Rev Damian Richards officiating. Burial wiU be in St. Mary's Cemetery Herndon. A parish vigil arid rosary wiU be said at 7 p.m. today at the church. A memorial has been established in her name. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today Williams Funeral Home, 109 N. Second, Atwood 67730, and after 6 p.m. at the church. • Because of Journal errors, an occupation was incorrect and the time of the funeral was incorrect in Sunday's edition. Famous Yanl<ee slugger strong-armed by woman pitclier By AMY SULLIVAN Tlie Salina Journal LINDSBORG — Little League rules forced Jean Patrick on the bleachers while her brothers played on the field. The experience didn't scar the former Lindsborg resident for life, but it did lead to her first book PATRICK deal for "The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth." Reading in bed late one night four years ago, she woke up her husband, Mike. "Mike, Mike, you've got to hear this. There's this girl that struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig," Patrick said. At midnight, he wasn't as excited as his wife. But Patrick's knowledge of the April 2, 1931, event came in handy She knew the "girl" was Jackie Mitchell, a 17-year-old player for the Chattanooga Lookouts, a minor league team. When a book editor read a sample of her work about pulling a calf (helping a cow have her calf; Patrick's husband is a veterinarian) she told Patrick she liked her style but not her subject. Not one to give up on an opportunity Patrick told the editor she really liked to learft about sports and women in history She brought up her discovery about the girl who struck out Babe Ruth. "The editor looked at me and asked me, 'Could you write a book about that?' For an unpublished (book) writer to write a book is unusual. It was a miracle right then and there," Patrick said. Work on the 1,500-word book took about three years. That included the research, writing and several revisions. Patrick, formerly Jean Streufert, will be in Lindsborg and Marquette schools for presentations today and will speak Wednesday in Moundridge. Joyce Peterson, a counselor at Marquette Elementary School, is Patrick's high school friend. Peterson visited the author at her Mitchell, S.D., home and was surprised to find out Patrick gives presentations, dressed in a replica baseball uniform, in the north Midwestern states. "Jean is not really one to sell herself," Peterson said. She decided Patrick should come back to Lindsborg and talk to students there. Patrick, 39, had the background for the job. As a child Courtesy photo Former Lindsborg resident Jean Patrick spent more than three years researching and writing her book "The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth." living in Chicago, she became a Cubs fan and played baseball with her two brothers, said her father, Vic Streufert. She and her brothers were such fans they wanted to name the family's fourth child Ernie Banks (a Hall of Fame Cubs' player) Streufert if it were a boy but the baby turned out to be a girl. "She was really pretty good (at baseball) but got completely blocked out" of playing because of Little League rules, Streufert said. Patrick still played with her brothers and ran track and played tennis through school and clubs. Reading also became a favorite activity Streufert said. In 1975, the family moved to Lindsborg, where her parents still live, and Patrick's father took a job teaching sociology Patrick won high school track meets in the 880-yard and mile events. Smoky Valley High School is where she met her husband, Mike, 40. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English. The couple moved to South Dakota because Mike got a job there. They decided to stay, though the winters are terrible, she said. Patrick said the family likes to visit Lindsborg about three times a year to see Vic and Kay Streufert and her husband's parents, Richard and Delrena Patrick. Patrick started freelance work while raising three children: Catherine, 13, Shea, 10, and Kendall, 9. She wrote for children's magazines including "Highlights for Children," "Boys Quest" and "Hopscotch." In 1996, the magazine publisher she worked for fired most of its freelancers, including Patrick. "I sensed God was sending me in different direction, and it was time," Patrick said. ' She remembered something TbbAY , Lindsborgand Marquette schdoi visits. 8:30 a.m. — Marquette Elementary School lO:1Sa.in.— Middle School. Noon — Smoky Valley High School. 1:15 p.m. — Soderstrom Elementary School. 3:30 p.m.Book signing at Lindsborg Middle School Library. 7 p.m. — Salina book signing at Carroll's at Mid- State Plaza, 2450 S. Ninth. TUESDAY i p,m, — Mcpherson book signing at The Book Shelf. WEDNESDAY Moundridge schools '9.a.m.—Thirds fourth :iO:l'S a.m. — Kindergarten through.second grade. ', 12:30 p.m.~ Fifth Si'sixth grade 1:30 p.m. — Seventh Learn more about "The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth" at www. JBahpatrlck.com. Lou Gehrig also went down swinging By The Salina Journal Babe Ruth slammed down his bat and yelled at the umpire April 2,1931. A 17-year-old, minor- league girl pitcher had just struck him out. The story is true. Jean Patrick, a former Lindsborg resident, researched it after reading a brief account of the event in the book "Winning Ways," a history of women in sports. She later wrote a children's book about the event, "The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth." Patrick's research led her to newspaper accounts and an old newsreel that confirm the facts. She learned that Mitchell had signed with the Chattanooga Lookouts five days before the team played the New York Yankees in an exhibition game. About 4,000 people attended. Mitchell stepped to the mound in the middle of the first inning with the Yankees up by one run, one man on base and no outs. Next up, Babe Ruth. Mitchell, who wrote about the game in the following day's newspaper, threw three curve balls. The Babe went down swinging. Lou Gehrig was up next. Again, it was three pitches and three swings for the out. Mitchell walked the next batter, Tony Lazzeri, and was replaced on the mound, a decision made by her manager. Still, it was enough to her name in the history books. Opinions are split on what happened that day Some people believe The Babe struck out on purpose. Others think Mitchell's pitching was so good it took the players by surprise. pitcher Jackie Mitchell wrote. "She said she wanted to answer her dream. That's what I did. I think it gives kids the encouragement to answer their dreams and really go for it," Patrick said. Talking to children of her high school friends excites Patrick. She said boys and girls take to the book, because it's a David versus Goliath story not just a story to encourage girls. For younger children, she focuses on the story Questions are a big part of her presentations. Older children want to find out about her writing career. Patrick, who has another book, "If I Had a Snowplow," due out in September and two others in the works, tells her audiences about the writing business and how to research and write a book. "Research is like detective work. I like to show them that there is something exciting about writing when you find a subject you love," Patrick said. • Reporter Amy Sullivan can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 125, or by e-mail at sjasullivan ©saljournal.com. • LEGISLATURE Lawmakers look to avoid budget pain Legislators will try to find ways to close a $205 million gap By JOHN HANNA The Associated Press TOPEKA — Work begins in earnest this week on the last spending bill of the year, and for many legislators the goal is to avoid as much pain as possible. The state is confronting a $205 million gap between the spending to which it is committed and the revenues it expects to collect in the 2002 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Ways and Means Committee are both scheduled to meet Tuesday to begin drafting the bill that will reconcile spending with revenues and wrap up the 2002 bud­ get. The, committees have set aside six days each before the full Legislature reconvenes April 25. Leaders have been talking about finding "low-hanging fruit," money-raising schemes that are easy to pluck and ripe politically They have staff members compiling lists of gimmicks and tricks to make the fiscal 2002 budget look better. They're also talking about tax increases, although those bring pain as well as relieve it. Democrats have focused on ideas that place the new burdens on the wealthy and increases in sales, alcohol and tobacco taxes are in the mix. Some legislators worry that resolving the budget problems will become a drawn-out epic, on the gaudy Technicolor scale of "Gone With the Wind." "It's like Scarlett returning to Tara after the Yankee troops have been through," said Sen. David Adkins, R-Leawood, a member of the Ways and Means Committee. "We're going to try to make a dress out of the draperies," he said. "We'll be digging radishes out of the ground and waiting for Ashley to show up." Before leaving the Capitol on April 6 for their spring break, legislators approved an incomplete $9.11 billion budget for fiscal 2002. About $4.66 billion would come from the general fund, which holds most state tax dollars and represents the biggest source of money for state programs. The general fUnd is where the problem is. Legislators appropriated $4.66 billion from that fUnd, then learned they are obligated to spend an additional $19.9 million on social programs. The proposals they have passed woxild increase general fund spending by $230 million, or 5.2 percent, from the current fiscal year. Outside the social programs, legislators can increase spending about $25 million, or 0.6 percent. The situation may not sound so bad, and some legislators, particularly conservative Republicans, don't think it is. Some even view tough budget times as an opportunity to re-examine some spending that hasn't been questioned for years. "You look at this as an opportunity" said Rep. Melvin Neufeld, R-Ingalls, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. "You can redirect some government programs." But others disagree. And lawmakers are under pressure to spend more money Education officials and Gov Bill Graves sought large increases for public schools. State employees want to preserve pay raises. University administrators worry about improving pay, to retain faculty ON THE RECORD Restaurant Inspections 4-H Building, 900 Greeley — No critical violations. Report dated March 27. Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth — No critical violations. Report dated April 5. The Scheme, 123 N. Seventh — No critical violations. Report dated April 6. Jumpin' Joe's Family Fun Center, 1634 Sunflower — No critical violations. Report dated April 6. Panda's, 640 Westport — Food uncovered In wall<- n freezer. Cooked food stacked without protection In walk-in freezer. Ready -to- eat food and potentially hazardous food not date- marked in walk-in cooierl Cutting board cracked. No ^anitizer reading on dish machine. Raw meat above cooked food in reach-In. Critical violation corrected while health inspector on site included no sanitzer reading on dish machine. Report dated April 9. Tommy's Club, 643 Westport — No hot/cold water on hand sink. Ice scoop In bar cracked. No lid on bulK popcorn, report dated April 10. Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 1137 N. Santa Fe — Cooked potentially hazardous food not date-marked in reach-in. Bulging and dented can of green Beans in storeroom. Critical violation correct while health inspector on site includes bulging and dented can of green beans in storeroom. Report dated April 10. Masonic Temple, 336 S. Santa Fe — No critical violations. Report dated April 10. Paramount, 219 N. Santa Fe — Ready-to-eat food and potentially hazardous food not date- marked. Raid flying insect repellent not food-service approved. Low-temperature mold in ce machine. Unlabeled spray bottle. Critical violation corrected while health inspector on site Included unlabeled spray bottle. Report dated April 10. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'lam returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' " - lohn 20:17 (NIV) f SffUBDAY'SDBAWilfiS DAILY PIGK 3 1-7-2 WINNERS TAKE ALL 6-12-14-20-26 KANSAS CASH 10-11-14-19-29-31 Estimated Jackpot $250,000 POWERBALL 3-8-16-29-30 POWERBALL 4 Est/mated Jackpot $83.9 million SUNDfflr 'SDRJHIVilG DAILY PICK 3 3-1-4

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