The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 2, 1971 · Page 57
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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r i Lyons Ellsworth 14 I Protection 0 I Meade 6 I Fowler 0 I Coldwater M«!IMI!MIPWII 12 I McCracken 0 I Bazine 41 1 Garden Plain 40 8 I Pretty Prairie 12 Minneola Ashland 18 6 1| | IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIW The Hutchinson News 100th Year No. 91 26 Pages Saturday Morning, October 2,1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 Price 10c Ask— the News 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 numbers must be at least 2Mi inches high. There is no law requiring 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 the settlement of the estate to both the juduciary 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 duf£ from $1 to $2 effective Sept. l^vith 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 Hutchonians who protested| per, Comanche, Rush, Ness and the proposed nuclear waste re- Edwards Counties, pository at Lyons on grounds it. Hambleton said the areas was too close to Hutchinson!were picked on the basis that (Hutchinson News-UPI Telephoto) WHAT NEXT? — Passengers seem bewildered about what to do next with their luggage after un­ loading it from the liner Homeric at a New York pier. Longshoremen are in background. Coal Miners Idle; Dock Strike Widens 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 months 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 Nadsr organization for 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. 0. Box 19404, Washington, D. C, 20036. The organization is asking for $15 contributions now. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some 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 AFL-CIO International Longshoremen's Association walked out in ports from Maine to Texas. The 15,009-man Independent International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union has been on strike on the West Coast since July 1. Great Lakes ports were not affected, and some ports in Texas continued 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 rail-! road signalmen worked past ex­ piration of a 4 '/2 -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 barring a long strike. There 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 un ion demanded an increase in the top wage to $50 a day from 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. Goldberg said the letter was called to his attention by Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D— Minn., wo received it in the mail. may not find any solace in the reported abandonment of the Rice County site. The Atomic Engery Commission's search for an alternate site could bring the controver sial project even closer. The Associated Press reported Friday night that an 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 AEC. William Hambleton, • Lawrence, director of the geological survey, told The News there is no specific site. "These are just broad, ill-defined areas," Hambleton said. "We're just talking about identifiable sites that happen to fit the criteria." He said there has been no field investigation — but that might be the next step if the AEC so decides, he said. From Skubitz The report that an abandoned Carey salt mine at Lyons had been rejected for the atomic waste dump came Thursday night from U. S. Rep. Joe Skubitz, R - Kan., a staunch opponent of the proposal. Denial of Skubitz' interpretation of an AEC letter came Friday from an agency public relations official in Wash' ington. Hambleton confirmed that alternate areas would be studied and they include one area that encompasses parts of Lincoln, Osborne, Saline and Ellsworth Counties. The others are in Har- they came close to matching criteria for the site. He said this criteria includes low population density, low well density, no existing operational salt mines, suitable salt beds and railroad transportation. Most Hutchinson and Reno County officials were unavailable for comment late Friday night. But most probably were as taken by surprise as Mrs. Mildred Baughman, county commissioner, who said, "It's a completely new idea. Until I know more about it I wouldn't want to make any comment." Gov. Robert Docking and Rep. William Roy 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. Roy said he has been advised the AEC has held all work on the proposed Lyons, Kan., site in abeyance "in the light of new information concerning the acceptability of the Lyons site." "The AEC now admits that the safety of the Lyons site has not been assured and, perhaps, cannot be assured," said Roy, 2nd District 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 scien tific safety — and until all other considerations which might disturb the tranquility and peace of mind of Kansas cities — are answered, I will challenge the AEC's proposal to locate a repository anywhere in Kansas." In addition, the chairman of the Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club, Ron Baxter, demanded that the AEC leave Kansas immediately and take the 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' 5th District, disclosed Thursday night that the AEC will abandon the Lyons site, but still wants to put the repository in Kansas. The AEC 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 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 AEC has abandoned the Lyons site for all practical purposes but will not make any announcement at this time. Roy called on the AEC to consider sites outside Kansas for the repository in a letter to AEC chairman James Schlesinger. Roy said he also has written Secretary of State 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." has been a slump in the steel!$37, and doubling of the 40-cent business, anyway. jper-ton royralty for the union's The longshoremen continued to handle military shipments today Deaths Sports Church News Entertainments Markets Editorials 13 9-11 6,7 5 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 get 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 ILA, said the union promised to eliminate abuses, but insisted on continuance of the wage guarantee. Sunday Preview | • The Frank Andersons of Dodge City were honored recently as Senior Citizens of the Month. Evelyn Steimel 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 Sidlinger 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. 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 Louisiana, 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 oldtimers will be saying "my, how times have changed" about this one. It used to be that there were so many jackrabbits in Western Kansas that drives were organized to eradicate the varmints. But, now, it seems it's hard to locate a dozen of the critters. 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 12 rabbits. Wanted for Movie Paramount Pictures wants the rabbits to lend authenticity to a movie being shot near Severy called "Bad Company." Tillery has 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 Big Struggle Federal Official Stabbed to Death The Drug You Drink-7 WASHINGTON (AP) - The 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. 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 east Sunday. Highs Saturday 60s northwest to 80s east and south- central. Lows Saturday night 40 northwest to low 60s southeast. 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. Most U.S. Hospitals Spurn Alcoholics 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 case 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 are 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. "I 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. H., 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 he 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 to an already damaged liver, for instance,'' McQuoy said. ' "An alcoholic isn't easy to treat because he 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. Brain disorders are common in the chronic alcoholic. Liver and heart ailments also show up. It was thought for a time that alcoholism was a 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: 1. 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 to see if the 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 LSD 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) 1971 N.Y. Times News Service 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 $68 the once-a-year payment for coverage of hospital bills under Part "A" of Medicare, the part to which all Americans 65 years of age and older are entitled. Under the feature, which was implemented to discourage overuse of hospitals, the first time a person eligible for Medicare is hospitalized he must pay a flat fee of $60. 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. 1. Officials at the department said there is no conflict with the Nixon administration's wage - price freeze since the increase reflects average national charges for hospital bills during fiscal year 1971. Officers said the body of Richie H. Reed, 30, 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 body was found, officials immediately sealed 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 Reed 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 ache promoting it. Yours, Hutch

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