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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1996 A7 DEATHS fit FUNERALS Hazel Barrett OBERLIN — Hazel Barrett, 92, Oberlin, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996, at Cedar Living Center, Qberlin. Mrs. Barrett was born Hazel •Motapka on Feb. 3,1904, near Jen- irings. She was an officer, director and employee of Farmers Loan & Abstract and the Reserve Building & Loan for 25 years. She worked in the Decatur County Register of ,D,eeds office for 13 years. She also helped organize and served as the first president of the Oberlin Business & Professional Women's ,6lub, and was a member of Obern United Methodist Church, IJnited Methodist Church Women, the Keep Pace Club, Decatur Bounty Museum board and was a $ed Cross volunteer. ] Her husband, Harold, died May 1,1948. ,n Survivors include her sons John "Jack" of Oberlin and Richard of Glendora, Calif.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grand,child. oo The funeral will be at 2 p.m. °Tuesday at Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67573, the ,gev. David Randall officiating. 'Burial will be in Oberlin Cemetery. • "' Visitation is from 1 to 9 p.m. to- 'flay and from 8 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Irene Benton ii .;,. OBERLIN — Irene Benton, 87, Oberlin, died Sunday, Oct. 6,1996, at Hays Medical Center. v i Mrs. Benton was born Irene .Hopper on Feb. 8, 1909, at Forrest -,Qity, Mo., and was a resident of Oberlin since 1969 moving from •the Norcatur area. She taught school in Forrest City and at Norcatur High School and also taught piano lessons in the Norcatur area. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Order tyf the Eastern Star and Monday ^vening Club. " Survivors include her husband, Howard of Oberlin; a son, Howard ,^Hank" of Vienna, Va.; a daughter, Barbara Kaser of Greeley, Co•Soi.; a sister, Margaret Shepard of iSJUnneapolis, Minn.; and five ! 'grandchildren. ; , The funeral will be at 2 p.m. '^Wednesday at Pauls Funeral ^liionie, Oberlin, the Rev. David Randall officiating. Burial will be ^n Norcatur Cemetery. '"'Memorials may be made to '"bberlin City Library or Alzheimers Disease Association. "•Visitation .will be from 8 a.m. to ' '8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. until the 'service Wednesday at the funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67749. Kenneth L. Brown SOLOMON — Kenneth L. Brown, 54, Solomon, died Sunday, Qct. 6, 1996, at Salina Regional Jealth Center. ^Funeral arrangements will be "announced by Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, Solomon. Julius B. Dorf <>^'LINDSBORG — Julius B. Dorf, • i96, Lindsborg, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996, at Lindsborg Community =Hospital. rr Hays Funeral Home, Lindsborg, ^•handling arrangements. Dorene E.Durham ^' COLBY — Dorene E. Durham, ,6p, Colby, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996, in Denver. Mrs. Durham was born Dorene Rogers on Nov. 1,1929, at Rexford T»nd was a resident of Colby since ,1,988 moving from Atwood and ^akley. She was a homemaker. •:; She was preceded in death by a •son, Richard. ->» Survivors include two sons, Denis and Raymond, both of Colby; two brothers, Robert Rogers of Channing, Texas, and Cleon jtogers of Chandler, Texas; a sister, Lois Pence of Colby; and eight grandchildren. J Graveside services will be at 10 W KANSAS CITY, MO. Today's obituaries SAUNA Olive E. Stein KANSAS ABILENE: Morris Wayne Rutz BEVERLY: Leo L. Stover COLBY: Dorene E. Durham LINDSBORG: Julius B. Dorf OBERLIN: Hazel Barrett, Irene Benton PHILLIPSBURG: Imogens "Jean" Richardson SOLOMON: Kenneth L Brown WASHINGTON: Agnes J. Fencl OUT OF STATE _ Vera D. Reuber Johnson, Denver a.m. Tuesday in Menlo Cemetery, the Rev. Francis Harwerth officiating. Memorials may be made in her name. There will be no visitation. Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin 67740, is handling arrangements. Agnes J. Fencl WASHINGTON — Agnes J. Fencl, 90, Washington, died Saturday, Oct. 5,1996, at Washington County Hospital. Mrs. Fencl was born Agnes Nei- dar on June 27, 1906, at Haddam. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Henry, died in 1979. Survivors 'include six sons, James, Wayne, Joseph and Donald, all of Washington, Roy of Old River, Calif., and Roger of Sand Springs, Okla.; five daughters, Lora Simmons, of Newton, Mary Griffin of Fairbury, Neb., Peggy Svanda and Carol Small, both of Washington, and Sharon Fencl of Clay Center; two sisters, Helen McGurk of Topeka and Olga Slough of Ogallala, Neb.; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ward Funeral Home, Washington, Pastor Wendell Sack officiating. Burial will be in Haddam City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 115 W. Second, Washington 66968. Vera D. Reuber Johnson DENVER — Vera D. Reuber Johnson, 61, Denver, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996, at Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Denver. Brantley Funeral Home, Atwood, Kan., is handling arrangements. Imogene "Jean" Richardson PHILLIPSBURG — Imogene "Jean" Richardson, 74, Phillips"burg, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 1996, in Phillips County Hospital Long Term Care Unit. Mrs. Richardson was born Imogene Wells on Oct. 3,1922, at Greeley, Neb., and was a Phillips County resident for many years. She was a homemaker, school cook and member of Myers-Hesler Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 1360 and SS Philip and James Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, James "Bus" Richardson in 1976, and Everett McClurg in 1984; and a daughter, Sharon Jupe in 1975. Survivors include two sons, James of Lakewood, Colo., and Mark of Jamestown; a daughter, Gayla Rathert of Agra; a sister, Twila Trudeau of Agra; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Olliff-Boeve Chapel, Phillipsburg, the Rev. Kerry Ninemire officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg. Memorials may be made to Hospice Services. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. Morris Wayne Rutz ABILENE — Morris Wayne Rutz, 59, Abilene, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Rutz was born Aug. 11,1937, in Booker, Texas, and was a resident of Abilene since 1993 moving from Enterprise. He worked for Ehrsam Co. in Enterprise for 38 years and was plant manager when the plant, now known as ABB Air Preheater, closed this year. He was affiliated with the Enterprise Methodist Church and Enterprise First Baptist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Isis Shrine and was active in many civic organizations. Survivors include his wife, Jerri of the home; two sons, Dan of Enterprise and Tim of Abilene; two daughters, Chris Haslouer and Pam Emig, both of Enterprise; five brothers, Orville of Salina, LeRoy of Wichita, George of Spring Hill, Keith of Eudora and Kay of Overland Park; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Enterprise United Methodist Church, the Revs. Jack Craig and Max Froelich officiating. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery with Masonic graveside services. Memorials may be made to Abilene Cemetery Memorial Fund. Visitation will be at Martin- Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third, Abilene 67410, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Olive E. Stein Olive E. Stein, 80, Salina, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 1996, at Presbyterian Manor, Salina. Mrs. Stein was born Olive Richmond on March 7, 1916, south of Codell and was a resident of Salina since 1984 moving from the Hays, Plainville and Codell areas. She was a homemaker and member of University United Methodist Church, Salina, and Order of the Eastern Star, Plainville. Her husband, Theodore, died in 1989. Survivors include three sons, Theodore Jr. of Salina, Dean of Lubbock, Texas, and Scott of Neodesha; two brothers, Verland Richmond of Leawood and Gayle Richmond of Plainville; two sisters, Ruth Goodwin of Hays and Evelyn Baumgardner of Salina; arid eight grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at University United Methodist Church, the Rev. Robert Conway officiating. Burial will be in Gypsum Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church and Parkinson's Foundation. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. Leo L. Stover BEVERLY — Leo L. Stover, 84, Beverly, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 1996, at Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln. Mr. Stover was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Lincoln County and was a lifetime area resident. He was a farmer and member of Beverly Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Choral of Beverly; a son, Steven of Lincoln, Neb.; a brother, Lyle of Minneapolis; a sister, Sylva Rosebrook of Lincoln; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Memorial Chapel, Lincoln, the Rev. Jonathan Harvey officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Beverly Community Church Youth Fund or Bible Impact Ministry. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln 67455. MRS. STEIN Downtown KG on the rise again T CAMPAIGN '96 Little new ground broken jvjew and old buildings help business district fight suburban sprawl jiy The New York Times li KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Although Utilicorp United was a loser in its TOcent fight to merge with Kansas City Power and Light, it should find some consolation come mid- November when it moves into a new corporate headquarters that is the latest crown jewel in the re-birth of this city's downtown. — The 10-story, 200,000-square-foot Building at 20 W. Ninth features •state-of-the-art energy, communications and environmental capabilities appropriate for an international energy company with interests stretching from the heartland to New Zealand and Australia. But the $35 million renovation/restoration project also fea- tures, and preserves, the brick and brownstone exterior, the two- ton bronze eagle over the entry and the Italian granite atrium flooring of a Neo-Italianate building designed by McKim, Mead and White and built 108 years ago. Always known as the New York Life Building (it was one of six buildings put up by the insurance company as speculative office space in the region late in the last century), it was considered the first "skyscraper" here and had the city's first elevators. Bringing the New York Life Building back in all its glory as Class A office space has added glitter to the spectacular turnaround in downtown Kansas City, which along with its smaller sister across the river, Kansas City, Kan., has suffered more than most cities from suburban sprawl. It is not an isolated phenomenon. For while there is no sign of slowing in the suburban growth, a combination of committed business people and an incentive program called tax increment financing is transforming this city's downtown into an inviting cityscape where Postmodern and Neoclassical skyscrapers blend with restored and renovated Victorian low- and mid-rise buildings. Almost every downtown block has construction under way, and the biggest headache is creating enough new parking space for employees of the businesses that are expanding or moving in to fill the new or renovated office space. In addition to the New York Life Building, the projeqts completed or in constructipn include a 97,000-square-foot, five-story corporate headquarters for DST Systems, a processor of mutual fund accounts, and a 300,000-square- foot building across the street used by some DST personnel. Debate was classic case of candidates avoiding controversy By DAVID M. SHRIBMAN The Boston Globe All year long they have inched toward each other, moving ever closer to the middle of the road, and if the two presidential nominees collided Sunday night, it was because they were crowding the center line of American politics. So close to the middle were the candidates that, in their drive to appeal to undecided voters, they played a bit of a role reversal. The Republican, Bob Dole, spoke eloquently of community responsibility to the weak. The Democrat, President Clinton, spoke forcefully of the need to trim back government. And so the debate in Hartford, Conn., was a textbook example of how presidential campaigns crowd out controversy, how presidential candidates lean toward the center in general election campaigns, and how the lines between the parties — in presidential politics if not on Capitol Hill, where time limits and rules seldom apply — get blurred. And it was also a case study in how candidates run away from controversy even as they embrace the notion of making bold proposals and difficult choices. Clinton's emphasis was on issues that, in the great scheme of things, are small: his support for assuring mothers of newborns at least 48 hours in the hospital and his approval of legislation making it easier for people to take leave from their jobs for family inconveniences and emergencies. At the same time, Dole, who since midsummer has been speaking of a plan to cut federal income taxes by 15 percent, steered away from his proposal, which has the support of members of the new conservative movement but has won a lukewarm reception from the public. It has been that kind of campaign, and Sunday night was no different. In fact, in their search for the middle ground, the two men broke little new ground. Clinton spoke about his success in building jobs and fighting crime, areas where the statistics bear him out. For his part, Dole continued his criticism of the administration's record on drugs and accused his rival of making claims that he and the Republicans are determined to cut medical assistance to the elderly. The two sparred, to be sure. Dole upbraided the president for "scaring seniors and tearing me apart." Clinton referred to his rival's economic plan as "risky." There were digs, there were jabs, there were statistics galore. There even were the occasional rhetorical flourishes. But there were also glimpses into the personal. Clinton alluded to his half-brother's cocaine arrest and said, "I hate drugs, senator." Dole spoke of his World War II injury "in the mountains of Italy a few years back" and said, in a reprise of his Senate valedictory, "I'm a plain-speaking man." In truth, both men spoke plainly, though the differences between the two were far from plain, and when they differed at all, it was often less from each other than from the orthodoxies of the parties they represent. Here's what Dole had to say about government and personal responsibility: "People do have tough times. Sometimes you can't go it alone. That's what America's all about" And here's what Clinton had to say on the same theme: "I wanted a government that was smaller and less bureaucratic to help people have the tools to make the most of their own lives." And though the campaign has been conducted almost completely on domestic affairs, some of the few fireworks that occurred came on international issues. Dole criticized Clinton for his deployment of American troops abroad, continuing his attack on the president for a foreign policy that, he said, lacks cohesion. Clinton cited foreign-policy accomplishments in Haiti and the Mideast, suggesting that Dole's criticism of his actions on the world stage was unwarranted. It was all old stuff: old lines, old responses. Indeed, the two candidates used the 90 minutes of national attention to continue the campaign offensives they have been undertaking for weeks, even months. In his opening statement, and throughout the evening, Clinton spoke of the improvements in the American economy that have occurred during his administration, almost always followed by "Let's keep it going" or "Let's keep going," the sort of remark that slipped easily off the tongues of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Dole, meanwhile, attempted to play on Americans' anxiety about the economy and the fu- • ture. "You work harder and higher to make ends meet to put food on the table," the Kansan said, words that four years ago might just as easily have come out of Clinton's mouth. Debate / Candidates clash FROM PAGE A1 "I wouldn't want to be a liberal either — Mr. President — but you are stuck with it>" Dole said. Clinton shook his head at the label and called it the "golden oldie" of Republican presidential campaigns. He said that given his record of deficit reduction, paring welfare rolls and supporting the death penalty, "I just don't think that dog will hunt this time." For all the sharp exchanges, there were several moments of laughter. "You can probably tell we like each other, we just see the world in different ways," Clinton said. And indeed they did. "I trust the people, the president trusts the government," Dole said. Clinton said he trusted the people, too, but that the government had a critical role in areas such as protecting the environment, putting more police on the street and regulating tobacco sales to keep children from smoking. Dole said the economy was not growing nearly as fast as it could, and that millions of Americans were feeling an economic squeeze. "Americans are working harder and paying higher taxes," he said. " I want the government to pinch pennies for a change instead of the American families." Dole recalled Clinton's own admission that in 1993 he "had raised taxes too much." A bit later, Clinton recalled a decade- old quote from Dole's running mate, Jack Kemp, who said Dole "never met a tax he didn't hike." ' With answer after answer, Clinton sought to portray Dole as bent on cutting or gutting vital government programs such as Head Start and student loans. He also criticized Dole's proposal to eliminate the Education Department. "I think my ideas are better for the future," the president said. Dole was equally determined to shed any suggestion he was hardhearted, referring obliquely to his own struggles overcoming grave World War II wounds and making the case that his school-choice plan would allow poor inner-city children to go to better schools. "I'm not some extremist out here," Dole said. "I care about people." With his deficit in the polls, Dole was running short of time to build support for a Republican campaign anchored on a promise to cut taxes by 15 percent and the theme that Clinton is a "warmed-over liberal." "When the story is written about this campaign, the record will show that we turned it around in Hartford, Connecticut," Dole told a post-debate rally. The Clinton camp saw things differently, arguing that Dole had done nothing to stall Clinton's momentum. Clinton was called the debate's winner by six of seven high school and college debate coaches from around the country who judged it for The Associated Press. The seventh called it a tie. Dole lost points in the judges' views by failing to respond adequately to Clinton's charge that his tax-cut plan would result in deep cuts for social spending, especially Medicare. Throughout the night, Clinton held fast to his assertion that the "Dole-Gingrich" 1995 Republican budget would have devastated Medicare. Dole retorted: "Stop scaring the seniors, Mr. President." He said the GOP budget increased spending on Medicare, just not as much as Democrats wanted. There was an early light moment during discussion of Dole's tax cuts. He told moderator Jim Lehrer he would get the tax cut and "so will the former president." Clinton laughed and said, "I need it." Dole took aim at Clinton's foreign policy. "Saddam Hussein is better off than he was four years ago," Dole said of the Iraqi dictator. Further, Dole said, Clinton had been too soft on Communist regimes in Cuba and North Korea. Clinton countered that the criticisms were off base. Dole last week gave a speech criticizing Clinton's decision to bring Mideast leaders to Washington in hopes of ending an outbreak of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Yet when the subject came up during the debate, Dole said the issue "shouldn't be politicized by anyone." Clinton had some sharp criticism of his own as the president sought advantage heading into the campaign's final month. After Dole accused Clinton of being in the pocket of trial lawyers who have contributed millions to his campaigns, Clinton said Dole had sided with the tobacco companies when the administration tried to block cigarette sales to minors. He also said Dole and House Speaker Newt Gingrich had "let polluters come into the halls of Congress and rewrite the environmental laws." Dog licks threat of fire himself By The Associated Press WEST DENNIS, Mass. — Lexi, a 2-year-old golden retriever, saved three people from a burning house early Sunday when the animal roused one of the sleeping occupants by licking his face. "If it weren't for him, they'd be in a lot different condition," said fire Capt. Richard Farrenkopf. "There was a smoke detector downstairs, but no battery in it." The fire spread from a faulty, second-floor fireplace into the attic of the wood-frame house where the owner, Allan Gordon, friend Bob Colberg and a companion were staying for a fishing weekend. Lexi roused Colberg, who had fallen asleep on a couch by the fireplace, by licking his face. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — Ann Dickerhoof, Salina. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Stephen D. Rodine, Salina; Kristen E. Hudson, Lindsborg. DISMISSALS — Opal Anderson and Ann Dickerhoff, both of Salina; Betty Howie and baby girl, Abilene; Janet R. Croisant, Beloit; Kimberly A. Torkelson and baby boy, Ellsworth; Elton J. Koehn, Galva; Renae Diane Riedy and baby boy, Herington; Cole A. Bryant, Hope; PatrjQia A. Mick, Minneapolis; Barbara Kuhlmann, Smith Center. Births GIRL: Roger and Kristen E. Hudson, Salina, 71bs., born Oct. 5. Police blotter PROPERTY DAMAGE — Maroon pickup truck belonging to Green Ford, Abilene, scratched by key between 11:30 p.m. Friday and 12:30 a.m. Saturday at 650 E. Crawford; $2,000 damage. Black Pontiac LeMans belonging to Donna Rae Craig, windshield, hood and left front quarter panel damaged while parked at 1120 State between 1 a.m. Sept. 20 and 2 a.m. Friday; $760 damage. BURGLARY — Craftsman tools and toolbox belonging to Matt T. Clark taken from pickup truck at 617 S. Oakdale between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday; $1,200 loss. TODAYS SCRIPTURE "Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me." — Psalm 66:20

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