The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 2, 1971 · Page 3
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Saturday, October 2, 1971
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Chief Snorts at Passport Hassle CORPUS CHRISTI (AP)-An American Indian applying for his first passport here Thursday ran into complications when he couldn't produce proof he was born in the United States. "I think my birth records burned up in a fire on the Standing Rock Reservation — about 1885, I think," Chief William Red Fox, 101 years old, whose memoirs recently became a best seller, told a federal clerk. The chief said he couldn't un­ derstand why he had to have a passport anyway. Didn't Need One "I didn't have to get one when I went to Europe with Buffalo Bill," he said. "We just got on the boat and went and then we came back." That was in 1904. "Will Rogers and I didn't have to have a passport when we went to South America, either," he said. The chief is trying to get to London, where his "The Mem­ oirs of Chief Red Fox" is being brought out in a new edition. He plans to autograph books there, he said, and appear on British radio and TV. Autographs Postcards While his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bertha Red Fox, talked with the clerks about the passport, the chief took time out to autograph postcards for federal workers. He then popped a cigar into his mouth, and after making some comments about the "vitamin richness" of his na­ tive weed and the unnecessary inconveniences instituted by late comers to the land, left the premises. No Trouble Seen Mrs. Carolyn Wright, chief deputy federal clerk here, said the office is contacting he Bureau of Indian Affairs for information on the chief's birth. She said she is sure there will be no difficulty in establishing his citizenship. The chief spends some of each year in Corpus Christi. A son lives here. Woes at Wellington Hospital Contract Illegal, Says Vern TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Atty. Gen. Vern Miller said Friday a $3.55 million contract for construction of St. Luke's Hospital at. Wellington, Kan., was illegal under the state's cash basis law. But he said it appears certain the city would be faced with litigation if it refuses to pay the remaining balance due under the contract. And he said it is possible that should the court agree with his position, the city might be required to pay the remaining balance. He pointed to language in a 1941 Kansas Supreme Court opinion, that the "budget and cash basis laws were never intended to permit a municipality to gain an unconscionable advantage by virtue cf an illegal contract of its officers." Question Submitted Miller's opinion was in response to a question submitted by C. E. Russell, city attorney for Wellington. Under the Kansas cash basis law, indebtedness created by a contract, such as for construction of the Wellington hospital, may not exceed "the amount of funds actually on hand in the treasury of such municipality at the time for such purpose." Miller said $1.12 million in federal Hill-Burton hospital construction funds had been included in a computation that $3.88 million was on hand for construction of the hospital at the time the contract was let. Not Received But the attorney general said the federal funds were anticipated and had not actually been received on the date the construction contract was executed. Had the city issued temporary notes or no-fund warrants in expectation of the federal funds to be received thereafter, the amount of indebtedness so created would have been exempt from the cash basis law, Miller said. The attorney general said another question in the case was whether the cash basis law was applicable to the affairs of the board of trustees of St. Luke's Hospital, which executed the contract for the construction of the hospital. Miller said he had concluded the board constitutes a govern- 1 .irttBlfflni— miijjljjiffiy^i. (Hutchinson News-UPI Telephoto) ALL IN THE JOB — The thought of eating your lunch on a steel beam 12 stories above city traffic might make you cringe, but to this iron worker at the new Sears Tower in downtown Chicago, it's strictly routine. Says Letter Is a Forgery WASHINGTON (AP) - Former U.N. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg said Friday a forged letter represented to have been written by him to Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban is being circulated and he has asked the Justice Department to investigate. More Snowy Owls Hatched In Britain SANDY, England (AP) - A pair of snowy owls, Britain's rarest breeding bird, have hatched four young recently on their remote reserve in the Shetland Islands. An official of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, said the birds from the Arctic tundra have reared 13 young since first coming to Britain in 1967. Goldberg said the letter was called to his attention by Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D— Minn., wo received it in the mail. The letter, dated April 16,1968, when Goldberg was serving as United States ambassador to the United Nations, refers in vague terms to "our goals." It mentions Dr. Henry Kissinger of Harvard, who is now White House national security affairs adviser. "This is a forgery," Goldberg said. "It is a scurrilous, spurious and scandalous document." Goldberg refused to speculate on the meaning or intentions of the letter, but it appears to imply in very general terms some kind of collusion between Goldberg, Kissinger and the Israeli government over Middle East politics. ing body or board of the municipality within the meaning of the law. The governing body of the city of Wellington authorized and directed issuance of $900,000 in industiial revenue bonds for paying a portion of the cost of constructing and equipping the proposed hospital building. It also authorized execution of a lease of the land and building to be constructed thereon by the city to St. Luke's Hospital as a not-for-profit corporation. Weather is Still Crummy Without m i n c i n g words, Kansas weather remained crummy Friday. With the temperature in the 80s, high wind for the second straight day kept the air filled with dust and leaves. Winds were as high as 45 miles an hour at Garden City, Wichita recorded 43 mph gusts and Dodge City 42. Russell had gusts up to 40 mph. Hutchinson's peak wind topped 35 mph. The third day in a row of warm, windy weather is in store for the area Saturday. A front is headed this way from eastern Colorado. But officials of the National Weather Service gave it little chance of arriving before noon Saturday. Some moisture is expected to accompany the cool front. While Wichita weather officials didn't expect the rain to arrive until Saturday, heavy rain started falling shortly after p.m. Friday in the Garden City area. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for portions of north central Kansas and south central Nebraska. The threat of tornadoes was to exist in these areas until 1 a.m. Saturday. Isolated severe thunderstorms with large hail and locally damaging winds are also forecast. The greatest threat of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms was in an area along and 70 miles either side of a line from Grand Island, Neb., to Hill City, Kan. Firm to Fix Pool Dome HESSTON - The Salina supplier of the inflatable bubble over the community swimming pool here has agreed to repair the structure at its cost. The dome ripped Thursday afternoon in the face of steady 40 mph winds. The mishap oc-| curred the day before the month- old project was to receive its final inspection. Officials who met here Friday speculated that the rip resulted from a flaw in the material which consists of woven nylon with plastic laminated to both sides. Marines to Open Recruiting Office A Marine Corps Recruiting office is opening at 126 North Washington, room 35. It will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, by Staff Sgt. Roy DeMille. DeMille, 129 North Poplar, will be in Lyons or McPherson on the days he is not in the local office. He has just moved here from Phoenix, Ariz. Hutchinson has never had a Marine recruiting office before, but a recruiter has been at the Armed Forces Center once each week. Ni ews Briefs He'd Give Amnesty LINCOLN. Neb. (AP) — Sen. George McGovern said Friday that if he is elected president next year, he would grant "a general amnesty to all those persons who went to jail or to foreign countries on grounds of conscience" in opposition to the Vietnam War. "The first thing I would do is to end that war," he told a University of Nebraska audience, "and grant a general amnesty." (News Photo by Jim Morris) HOMECOMING QUEEN — Cindy Bontrager, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bontrager, 413 South Adams, South Hutchinson, was crowned 1971 football homecoming queen between halves of the Hutchinson-Fort Scott game Friday night at Gowans Stadium. The Blue Dragons lost the game, 62-14. Just From Newsmen Delay Dole Dinner (AP) - Hutchinson News Saturday, Oct. 2, 1971 Page 3 Deny That Mao's Ex-Heir Defected No Clamor is Made at Lyons LYONS — Lyons Mayor Robert Briscoe said Friday night there wasn't any clamor from townspeople here in the wake of a report that the Lyons site had been abandoned for a proposed atomic waste repository. Briscoe said his only phone calls on the matter came from newsmen. "This stems from the fact that they've cried wolf so Wells Denies New Report He'll Resign WASHINGTON - Robert Wells. Garden City native and Federal Communications commissioner, Friday night shrugged off a wire service report that he will resign in November to devote more time to assessing his chances in the Kansas Republican gubernatorial race. The wire service story quoted "close associates." Wells told The News from his Washington home, "It's a rehash of the same old story." There had been reports last summer that Wells would quit his FCC post, return to Kansas and analyze his prospects as a candidate. "There's still nothing definite," Wells said Friday. "The story 's common knowledge that I've been thinking about it." The wire service story also said that Wells has talked with White House officials and has received a blessing but not an endorsement for the Statehouse. Haven't Asked "I haven't asked anybody," Wells said. "When you're still on the commission, you don't go around asking people." While Wells indicated boredom about t h e "rehash," he grew excited when informed Garden City upset Dodge City in high school football. "Is that right?" he said. "That 's a big deal." many jump said. times that we don't any more," Briscoe Asked if he would blame project opponent U.S. Rep. Joe Skubitz, R-Kan., if Lyons were abandoned, Briscoe said the decision would be rejected because of "good logical reasons for not doing it here. But I do think his objections will cause it many more hundreds of thousands of dollars to do the same job." Briscoe said he had not been in touch with Atomic Energy Commission officials Friday. But he acknowledged that the Lyons project may be in trouble. "I think it's possible that there may be an area close to here that would be satisfactory," Briscoe said. "I think the Carey mine itself may carry too many objections to be the actual site." GP Stood for 'Good People 9 NESS CITY - The "GP" on the drive-in theater marquee one night this week stood for 'Good People" instead of "General Public." Paul Ricketts, manager of the Star Drive In here, entertained theater managers and concession people from Western Kansas with a pork barbecue dinner at the drive-in. He put up a sign that said: "Welcome Theatre People and Popcorn and Pizza Peddlers- Rated Good People." This Horse is A Backbiter LARNED - A 23-month-old girl was bitten on the back Thursday evening by a horse as she crawled under a fence. Barbara Bonliam, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bonham, Lamed, was admitted to St. Joseph Memorial Hospital here. According to a hospital spokesman, the girl, who received minor skin contusions, is being checked for any complications that might arise from the animal's bite. ay TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - the executive committee of the Kansas Republican Party decided Friday to postpone its $100 per plate fund-raising dinner featuring Sen. Bob Dole, R- Kan., until Dec. 3. The dinner had been scheduled for Topeka Municipal Auditorium Oct. 15. William Falstad said the postponement resulted from an unusual number of conflicts with the Oct. 15 date. Jail Woes Ease KANSAS CITY (AP) - In his campaign for more correctional officers at the Jackson County jail, Sheriff Kenneth Carnes has issued the results of a study he said showed only five minor incidents at the jail during September when he installed round-the-clock surveillance. New Clashes Erupt SAIGON (AP) - New clashes between police and antigovernment demonstrators broke out Friday evening in Saigon. Police fired volleys of tear gas into the headquarters of the militant An Quang Buddhist sect after fire boms were hurled into the street in front of the pagoda. • • • Bomb Alert Told (C) 1971 N.Y. Times News Service BEIRUT, Lebanon - Mysterious happenings in Cairo cloaked by an Egyptian information blackout, have been related here by travelers from the Egyptian capital. A bomb alert was said to be in force in the city as a result of the discovery of explosive devices in the headquarters of the Ministry of Information and elsewhere, including a shop in a district inhabited by Russians. • • • Woman Defected Too (C) 1971 N.Y. Times News Service LONDON — A Soviet woman official defected to Britain at the same time as did a Soviet agent, Oleg Lyalin, the home office disclosed Friday. The 31-year-old woman, Mrs. Irina Teplyakova, was a member — as was Lyalin —of the Soviet trade delegation. The blonde Russian woman had served for a time as Lyalin's secretary, but officials here were unsure if she held the job at the time of her defection. • • • To Release Names KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) The names of juveniles found guilty in Wyandotte County on charges of sale or illegal use of drugs will be released to the public under a new policy in stituted Friday in the county's juvenile court. (Related Story, Page 5) MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet government denied Friday night that the man who was once Mao Tse-tung's heir-apparent had escaped from Communist China and defected to the Soviet Union. The denial, attributed to Yuri Kornilov, a commentator for the government news agency Tass, said a report Thursday from the Japanese news agency .Jiji Tsushin stating that Liu Shao-chi was in Moscow was a "canard Japanese style." "Jiji Tsushin contends that it had allegedly got its information from a "Tass bulletin," the Soviet agency said. Said 'Fantasy' It. added that "Tass did not circulate such information and all this is the fantasy of a Japanese reporter." Communist Chinese diplomats here also emphatically denied that Liu Shao-chi was in the Soviet Union. The Tass denial concluded with the question: "Why did the Japanese agency need these 1966 mainly for his dis- tall tales?" agreement with Mao over Unofficial Sources China's relations with the So- Jiji Tsushin's Moscow corre-| spondent, Takayuki Nakazawa, said his report originated from "unofficial Soviet sources" who had access to news reports of "White Tass." "White Tass" is generally believed to be a secret arm of the Tass news agency which reports uncensored news to the Soviet leadership. Liu Shoa-chi, who was believed to be under house arrest in Peking, was officially disgraced in Communist China during the cultural revolution in viet Union. In Taipei, a top nationalist Chinese intelligence officer said that Liu may have been among the nine persons killed in a Chinese plane that crashed in Communist Mongolia. Tass reported Thursday that a Chinese military airplane crashed and burned in Mongolia while flying there without permission on Sept. 13. A Communist Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said the plane was a commercial airliner that went astray. Hclge T. Hansen Hansen Goes To Security Helge T. Hansen, vice president of Goffe and Carkener Inc., has resigned effective Nov. 1 to become a vice president of Security Elevator Co. Hansen has been with Goffe & Carkener, a grain and stock brokerage house, since 1926 when he arrived here from Denmark. He has been manager of the Hutchinson office in the Wiley Building since 1932. Charles W. Summers, president of Security Elevator, said Hansen will be in charge of the firm's grain brokerage and commission business. Security Elevator operates a terminal in Hutchinson and has 10 country elevators located in southcentral and Southwest Kansas. Free of Cholera TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas received a certificate Friday from the animal health division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture declaring it a hog cholera free state. John Ivan, administrative assistant to Gov. Robert Docking, accepted the certificate on behalf of the governor, who was in Wichita. A state must go one year without a case of hog cholera in order to be classed a hog cholera free state. Sponsors Treasure Hunt Louisiana Station: 'Helping' Russell RUSSELL — A radio station at New Orleans, La., of all places, is sponsoring a Russell treasure hunt. A talk show on WWL, clear channel station with reception in the Midwest, features unusual or amusing events. . The station apparently found it amusing when it learned that Russell civic leaders can't find a time capsule buried here 10 years ago. So WWL is offering a $25 reward to the person who finite the time capsule. Mayor Roger Williams said officials full of Prairiesta 100 centennial spirit last summer recalled the time capsule buried in conjunction with the 1961 Prairiesla. : Nobody Can Remember But nobody could remember where the capsule was buried —even the notables in a photograph who arc shown examining the capsule before it was planted. Perot Scrutiny Has Kansas Link TOPEKA - A House government operations subcommittee in Washington is probing the extensive involvement of Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot in the federal Medicare program. Perot's computer firm has collected some £37 million for handling (lata processing work •3R- Medicare claims in nine states, including Kansas. The Washington hearings are focusing on possible conflict of interest in the awarding of contracts to the Perot firm —Electronic Data Systems Cor. (EDS) — and on the firm's refusal to permit the government to audit its books and on the reasonableness of payments to the company. In Kansas, the firm has been paid about $1.3 million since November of 1968 when it became a subcontractor for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which handles Medicare billing in the state. Currently the firm is paid about $46,000 a month to handle private business for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, about $44,000 a month for its billing system for Blue Cross - Blue Shield and about $47,000 a month for its Medicare work. A Blue Cross spokesman said the firm works in the Blue Cross plant in Topeka but that it is strictly on a subcontract basis. EDS has been called one of the wonders of the business Were Given Up as Dead Dogs Trapped in Cave-in Survive 10 Days at Burdett BURDETT — Three coon dogs, given up as dead for nearly 10 days, were discovered alive Thursday night when they were unburied. The dogs — plus one that didn't survive the ordeal — had been trapped since Sept. 20 when they followed a racoon into a beaver hole in a bank along the Pawnee River near here. Burdett •Hutchinson Merle Sloan, Lewis; Joe Parr, Macksville; and Art Crisp, Burdett, were hunting that night. Crisp said Friday the dogs' barking must have caused the cave-in. The men went home and thought they had only their memories of the dogs left. But Thursday, Harvey Rine, Kinsley, heard about the incident and got in touch with Crisp. Rine said dogs can live underground eight to 12 days if they're in good shape. Crisp led Rine to the river bank where the dogs were found. Uncovers Nose As Rine dug he uncovered a nose first and could hear the dogs snoring. Although the dogs lost weight they were in good enough shape that they could jump into the back of a pickup truck, Crisp said. Coon Eaten? There is one theory that the racoon dug its way out and escaped. But Crisp also raised the possibility that the dogs caught the coon and used it for their sole nourishment for the estimated 236 hours they were underground. world. Perot started it on a shoestring in 1962, at the age of 32, and built it into a multi-million-dollar giant of the computer servicing business. Nixon Backer ; A strong supporter of President Nixon, Perot catapulted into the news when he chartered an airplane to fly medical supplies and food to American prisoners of war in North Vietnam. His effort was spurned by the North Vietnamese. i Man Killed | Near Sterling STERLING - A 58-year-41 d Garden City man was kijled Friday night in a one - car;accident near here in Reno C<kin- ty. ; The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as V $rgil D. Hambleton. The car he Jvas driving left the roadway at*the beginning of a curve on Rattlesnake Road three miles soutji of Sterling near K96. J The accident occurred about 8:15 p.m. The car rolled, over one time. Highway Patrol and R ^eno County sheriff's officers investigated the mishap. Late Friday night, Rice County sheriff's officers were investigating an accident four miles north of Sterling. Americans in Saigon Chain Selves to Gate SAIGON (AP) — Three American Catholic priests and a Jewish layman chained themselves to the gates of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon Saturday in what they called a "non-violent protest against the Vietnam war." The four arrived by tajd, carrying a guitar case, and- entered a side gate of the erobas- sy. They then opened the :case and took out chains to tie themselves to the iron gate. The group was headed by the Rev. Bob Willis, of La Jblta, Calif., an associate of thejRev. Daniel Berrigan, and included the Rev. John Dee, of Winona, Minn., the Rev. Harry Bury, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Leonard Hirsch, a Jewish layman from Cleveland, Ohio. Father Willis said the four have been in Vietnam for a week "to support the local Catholic peace movement" which he described as ."very weak." ilk

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