The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 2, 1971 · Page 29
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Saturday, October 2, 1971
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mil Ft. Scott 62 I Moundridge 52 I Garden City 12 Hutch Juco 14 I Halstead 8 I Dodge City 7 Buhler In man 19 1 Little River 13 1 Bushton 15 I Stafford 14 I Hun ton 21 I Haven 8 I \ickcrson 24 I Garden Plain 40 I Fairfield 6 6 1 Pretty Prairie 12 I Helton 0 wwiiiiniiiiiiw mmmmmmmmmtm 100th Ytar No. 91 The Hutchinson News 26 Paqts Saturday Morning, Oetobtr 2,1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 B Prico 10c the ews Q — In delivering the new telephone directories I found that a number of houses didn't have any house number and many rural mailboxes didn't have names. Isn't there a law that requires names on rural boxes and numbers on houses? - J.E.T., Hutchinson. A — There is a city ordinance which requires each house to have the house number posted in plain sight. The mini- 1 bers must be aL least 2',- inches high. There is no law re quiring names on rural mailboxes, but the rural mail carriers are not supposed to deliver mail unless the box has the owner's name on it. Q — What is the maximum charge a lawyer and executor can make in settling an estate? By that, I mean what percentage. — L .E .Y., Cheney. A — There is no maximum percentage, since the law allows the probate judge to give a just and reasonable sum for t h e settlement of the estate to both the fiduciary and the attorney. Several county bar associations have set. up suggested guidelines, but the final determination rests with t h e probate judge. Q — How can the Girl Scouts raise their dues from $1 to $2 effective Sept. 1 with the price freeze on? What burns me up the most is that last March 1, membership cards were issued expiring March 1, 1972. Now they want another dollar for the last six months. — G. W., Hutchinson. Reno, Other Counties Studied as Waste Site lltitolmnians who protested | |>cr, Comanche, Hush, Ness and the proposed unclear waste re- Edwards Counties, pository at Lyons on grounds it| was too close to Hutchinson WHAT NEXT? — Passengers seem bewildered about what to do next with their luggage alter un- (Hutchinson Nows-UPI TolcphotD) loading it from the liner Homeric at a New York pier. Longshoremen are in background. A — The national office of the Girl Scouts of America states that the $1 increase was adopted in 1969 to be effective Sept. 1, 1971. "The question (of the price freeze) was referred to our legal counsel and his detailed opinion has been received to the effect that the dues increase announced two years ago may be collected without violation of the law," the national office stated. On the question of the $1 extra in September, this partial dues applies when an individual joins a troop in the last six months of the group's membership year; when a member transferring from one troop to another registers in the last six monlhs-of her new group's registration year; or when members of a new troop register in the last six months of a geographic subdivision's assigned registration year, according to to Mrs. Maurgerite Russell, executive director of the Wheat- belt Area Council. Q — Will you please tell me how a person can get in touch with the Ralph Nader organization lor consumer protection, and also how he is financed. Is it by contributions? — K. L. S., Inman. A — The Nader organization is named Public Citizens Inc., P. O. Box 19404, Washington, D. C, 20036. The organization is asking for $15 contributions now. Coal Miners Idle; Dock Strike Widens By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sonic 80,000 soft coal miners in more than 20 states struck Friday and the dock strike spread to the East and Gulf coasts. The Nixon administration held off seeking a Taft-Hartley injunction against the dock strike, the first coast-to-coast tieup in the nation's history. Most of the 45,000 members of the AFI^CIO International longshoremen's Association walked out. in ports from Maine to Texas. The 15,009-man Independent International Longshoremen's a n d Warehousemen's Union has been on strike on the West Coast since July I. Great Lakes ports were not affected, and some ports in Texas continual to operate. President Nixon had said that at Taft-Hartley injunction for an 80-day cooling off period would be "automatic" if the dock strike spread nationwide. But he held off going to court, apparently in hopes of an early break in marathon talks on the West Coast. Meantime, about 13,000 railroad signalmen worked past ex­ piration of a 4 '/.i -month government ban on their strike against thennation's railroads. Talks continued in Washington and a renewal of the walkout that idled 500,000 railroaders last May seemed unlikely. Neither the coal nor dock strike posed an immediate emergency. Steel mills and electric generating plants, the big users of coal, reported enough on hand Oil shipments were not affected because they don't require longshoremen. Importers have been stockpiling for months in anticipation of the strike. For example, Scotch whiskey for Christmas arrived in June, four months earlier than usual. The coal strike was over wages and fringe benefits. The United Mine Workers union demanded an increase in barring a long strike. There; tho top wage to $50 a day from has been a slump in the steePW. iin *' doubling of the 40-cent- business, anyway. jpcr-ton royralty for the union's The longshoremen continued to handle military shipments today Deaths Sports Church News Entertainments Markets Editorials 13 9-11 «, 7 5 2 4 welfare and retirement fund. The East and Gulf coast dock strike was mainly over the shippers' demand for elimination of the guarantee that dock­ ers in the Port of New York gel at least 2,080 hours pay annually. The shippers claim that abuses of the guarantee cost them $30 million last year. Thomas "Teddy" Gleason, president of the 1LA, said the union promised to eliminate abuses, but insisted on continu-l ance of the wage guarantee. ; Court Won't Malt Inmate Questioning NEW YORK (AIM - The U.S. Court of Appeals refused on Friday to temporarily stop investigators from questioning inmates who were in Attica prison dining riots there last month. The court denied a request for a temporary injunction seeking to bar official interrogation of prisoners without their lawyers. But at the same time, the three appellate judges reserved decision on the constitutional questions of what rights to counsel prison inmates have. may not find any solace in the reported abandonment of the Hice County site. The Atomic Engcry Commis sion's search for an altornali site could bring the controversial project even closer. The Associated Press reported Friday night (hat mi area west of Hutchinson in Reno County is among seven sites in 10 counties being studied by the Kansas Geological Survey under a contract with the AFC. William llambleton, Lawrence, director of the geological survey, told The News there is no specific site. " are just broad, ill-defined areas," llambleton said. "We're just, talking about identifiable sites that, happen to fit the criteria." Me said there has lieen no field investigation — but that, might, be the next step if the AFC so decides, he said. From Skubitz The re|)ort that an abandoned Carey salt, mine at Lyons had been rejected for the atomic waste dump came Thursday night from U. S. Itep. Joe Sku- bilz, It - Kan., a staunch opponent of the proposal. Denial of Skubilz' interpretation of an A EC letter came Friday from an agency public relations official in Washington. llambleton confirmed that alternate areas would IK ; studied and they include one area that encompasses parts of Lincoln, Osborne, Saline and Ellsworth Counties. The others are in liar- f I review • The Frank Andersons of Dodge City were honored recently as Senior Citizens of Jhe Month. Evelyn Steimcl reports. • Plans have been completed for the construction of condiminiums on the tip of Monkey Island near Grand Lake, Okla. You'll find the details in Sunday's Hutchinson News. • The city of McPherson is formulating plans for its centennial next year. Bill Sidlingcr reports. • Sing Out Reno County has a gala performance scheduled in Hutchinson Oct. 16. Pictures of one of the group's practice sessions will be featured in Sunday's News. • On the sports pages you'll find a complete listing and a map of all the public hunting areas in Kansas, a must for the sportsman. Hnmblelon said the areas were picked on the basis that they came close to matching criteria for the site. He said this criteria includes low population density, low well density, m> existing operational sail mint's, suitable sail, beds an<| railroad transportation. Most Hutchinson and K e n o County officials were unavailable for comment lute Friday night, liul must probably were as taken by surprise as Mrs. Mildred Raughman, county commissioner, who said, "It's a completely new idea. Until I know more about it 1 wouldn't want to make any comment." Gov. Robert Docking and Hep. William I toy told the Atomic Energy Commission Friday to take the proposed nuclear waste repository somewhere else if it can't prove to Kansans the project is safe. Koy said he lias been advised the A EC has held all work on the promised Lyons, Kan., site in abeyance "in the light of new information concerning the acceptability of the Lyons site." 'The AFC now admits that the safely of I he Lyons site has not been assured and, perhaps, cannot, be assured," said Hoy, 2nd I.) i s I. r i c t congressman from Topeka. Suggests UN Study Roy suggested the U.S. take the matter to the United Nations and have the U.N. study possible locations in uninhabited areas of the world. Docking said he agrees with Roy, and declared, "Until all questions concerning the scientific safety ~- and until all other considerations which might disturb the tranquility and peace of mind of Kansas cities are answered, I will challenge the AFC's pro |M )sal to locale a repository anywhere in Kansas." In addition, the chairman of the Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club, lion Baxter, demanded that I he AFC leave Kansas immediately and take Ihe repository with it. New Concern New concern over the proposed waste repository at Lyons was expressed by Roy and Docking after Rep. Joe Skubitz, Pittsburg, of Kansas' District, disclosed Thursday night that the A EC will abandon the Lyons site, but still wants to put the re |X )sitory in Kansas. The AFC denied Friday the decision has been made to abandon the old Carey Salt Co. mine at Lyons as a proposed site, but confirmed it has contracted with the Kansas Geo-1 logical Survey to check other possible sites in Kansas, and admitted problems exist at Lyons with oil and gas wells and water runoff. Site Abandoned Several well-informed sources confirmed to The Associated Press however, that the AFC has abandoned Ihe Lyons site for all practical purposes but will not make any announcement at this lime. Hoy called on the AKC to consider sites outside Kansas for the repository in a letter to AFC chairman .lames Schlesinger. Roy said he also has written Secretary of Stale William P. Rogers suggesting that the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. propose that that body study the matter "of possible sites for storage or disposal of nuclear wastes in uninhabited areas elsewhere in the world." Hot Potato Tossed Back A political hot potato was dumped into the lap of Oklahoma Gov. David Hall Friday and he tossed it right back at the Atomic Energy Commission. An AEC official said from Washington that IvOiiisiana, Texas and Oklahoma had made overtures for the nuclear waste repository. But Hall's news secretary, Joe Carter, said reference to Oklahoma is "absolutely untrue." Carter said if any overture from Oklahoma was made, "it was not from the governor's office and not from the gubernatorial level." Where Did All The Rabbits Go? GREAT BEND - Kansas okltimers will bo saying "my, how times have changed" about this one. It. used to he that there were so many jackrabblts in Western Kansas that drives were organized to eradicate the varmints. liul, now, it NCiMiis it's hard to locate a dozen of the critterN. Marion Culver of the Kansas Department of Economic Development has asked Jerry Tillery, head of the Britt Spaugh Park Zoo here, if he can provide J2 rabbits. Wanted for Movie Paramount Pictures wants the rabbits to lend authenticity to a movie being shot near Severy called "Bad Company." Tillery lias only one jackrabbit on hand and isn't in the mood to give It up. He's asking if any area citizens can lend a hand. Evidence of Rig Struggle Federal Official Stabbed to Death WASHINGTON (AP) economics director of a federal commission was stabbed to death Friday in a men's room of the New Executive Office Building in a "violent struggle" apparently trying to ward off a robber, police said. The Drug You Drink-7 Most U.S. Hospitals Spurn Alcoholics Weather KANSAS— Scattered showers and thunderstorms central and east Saturday, continuing extreme east into Sunday. Gusty northerly winds and a turn to cooler moving to central Kansas Saturday and cast Sunday. Highs Saturday 60s northwest to 80s east and south- central. Lows Saturday night 40 northwest to low 60s south- cast. Highs Sunday 60s northwest to 70s southeast. Hutchinson Weather Friday 's high 83 from 3:18 p.m. to 7:14 p.m.; low 72 from 3 :58 a,m. to 9:42 a.m Record high 95 in 1919; record low 30 in 1958. Winds: 18-22 mph. Barometer; 28.35, steady. Sunset Saturday: 7:14 p.m. Sunrise Sunday: 7:29 a.m. By WAYNE LEE News Associate Editor Nearly 40 per cent of the adult population in the U.S. feels that alcoholism is a moral, not a medical, problem, according to the latest polls on the subject. Alcoholism specialists in Kansas admit there must be continuing skepticism even in the 60 per cent who feel addiction is a medical problem. The reason they give is that defining alcoholism Is like capturing mercury in your hands. It is elusive. It hinges on one factor, drinking. And the symptoms, and the diagnosis, vary from ease to case. Society's attitude is reflected in the professional attitude that prevails today: —Although the American Hospital Association recommends that general hospitals accept alcoholics for treatment, a recent survey shows that two-thirds of the hospitals in the U.S. refuse to admit alcoholics. —The American Medical Association recognized alcoholism as a disease nearly 20 years ago (in 1956), but alcoholism specialists in Kansas say the record of treatment by doctors still leaves much to be desired. "Medical schools arc just now beginning to teach on alcoholism ... No doctor wants an office full of drunks. No doctor wants to be known as the doctor for alcoholics. There is a dramatic need for critical professionals in this field," said Ward Rogers, chairman of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Alcoholism. Unpleasant, Uncooperative "The drinker is a very defensive person. He is unpleasant and uncooperative, and the chronics usually are dirty and foul-mouthed," said Phil Webber, who heads the Services for Alcohol Related Problems at Topeka. "But you can't just point the finger at the doctors and the hospitals and say they don't like to deal with them. Neither do welfare groups, nor church groups, nor about any other group you can name. "We desperately need education for everyone. We need it in the local communities. These are sick people. Branding them moral lepers doesn't cut it—it never has,'' Webber said. Since .alcoholism is a recognized disease, why the reluctance to treat it? The experts don't know, except that the general public's skepticism that it is a disease lingers on. And the drinkers themselves lie about their condition to the professionals and to themselves. "1 never knew an alcoholic who could stand a drunk. There is nothing worse than a drunk, and in a way you can't blame the doctors or the hospitals for their attitudes," said Jim, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. R. II., also an AA member, says his doctor, whom he knew socially, did more harm than good. "He laughed at me at first, and then he started prescribing the wrong kinds of medicine. He couldn't believe I could drink that much, so much," he said. "When IK ; finally told me to stop drinking for a month it was easy to stop. I could, because I knew at the end of that month I could have a drink again," he added. Doctor's Job Difficult Doyle McQuoy, counselor at Osawatomie State Hospital, said he, too, feels doctors aren't enlightened about alcoholism as they should be. "Often they have been known to be prescribing the wrong kind of medicine — in some cases even causing more liver damage lo an already damaged liver, for instance,'' McQuoy said. "An alcoholic isn't easy to treat because lie will lie about what is causing his condition, and it isn't easy for doctors to treat someone like that," McQuoy said. The alcoholic or the heavy drinker is apt to experience stomach disorders. Itrain disorders are common in the chronic alcoholic. Liver and heart ailments also show up. It was thought for a time that alcoholism was u mental disorder, but most mental hospital specialists now agree that it is an addiction that needs a three- pronged attack very similar to Alcoholics Anonymous' recommendations: I. A good medical program to get the alcoholic back into physical condition; 2. Group therapy to let the alcoholic see that his suffering is not on an individual basis, and, 3. Spiritual guidance (not to be confused with religious guidance), which teaches the alcoholic "to find the man within the man" to combat the disease and end all drinking. Some research is going forward lo see if Hie addiction to alcohol is purely a chemical reaction, and to see if it is an hereditary trait (fully 50 per cent of the alcoholics receiving treatment in Kansas had alcoholic parents, according to the specialists), but the research is pitifully small in comparison to the research into other "mysterious" illnesses. "The U.S. is a production oriented country and research isn't production," says Dr. Kenneth Godfrey of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Topeka. Godfrey runs one of only two experiments in the U.S. that is researching the use of I-SI) as an alcoholism treatment. "Research is the first thing to fall in an economic slump, and I think that is true now. After my years of work, all I can say is that I don't think we wil lever find any one answer to the problem. Alcoholism is no more one disease than infection is one disease," Godfrey said. (Tomorrow: About Those Anonymous Alcoholics). Medicare Unit Hiked (C) 19/1 N.Y. rinies Nows Sorvlc* WASHINGTON - The Social Security Administration Friday raised by 13 per cent a co-payment feature of Medicare that will mean higher payments next, year by all the 20 million people enrolled in the program who become hospitalized. The change raised from $60 to $08 the oiice-a-year payment for coverage of hospital bills under Part "A" of Medicare, the part to which all Americans 05 years of age and older are entitled. Under the feature, which was implemented to discourage overuse of hospitals, the first time a |>erson eligible for Medicare is hospitalized lie must pay a flat fee of $00. If he is hospitalized again during the same year the fee is not repeated. But he must pay the fee again in succeeding years if he is again admitted to the hospital. The increase, which was announced by Elliot L. Richardson, secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, goes into effect Jan. I. Officials at, the department said there is no conflict with the Nixon administration's wage - prico freeze since the increase reflects average national charges for hospital bills during fiscal year 1971. The, Officers said the body of Richie II. Reed, .10, of suburban Cheverly, Md„ director of economics research for the Commission on Population Growth and American Future, was found in a fifth floor men's room. Someone Waiting? Detectives said they believed Reed was surprised by someone waiting in the room. They said no wallet was found, indicating a robbery. After Reed's Iwdy was found, officials immediately scaled off the sprawling red brick building, keeping hundreds of em­ ployes inside while a search was made, but police said no suspect was found. Guards are stationed at entrances of the building, which is a block from the White House and houses a number of commissions and departments used by President Nixon's office staff. But officers said visitors usually are only stopped if they carry packages. Not Secure "It is not a secure building," said Inspector Charles M. Monroe. Police said Heed was stabbed repeatedly In the chest after fighting his assailant from one end of the men's room to the other end. They said he died shortly after 4 p.m. COT. Intercepted Letter BUD JANNER Chamber of Commerce City Dear Bud, If by chance Reno County were picked as a new waste depository .site, you could have not just a headache but atomic acho promoting it. Youri, Hutch

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