The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 2, 1971 · Page 59
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 59

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 bom 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 of 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- Chinese Sing, Dance -But Where's Mao? TOKYO (AP) danced and sang in Peking's parks Friday on National Day and shouted "long live Chairman Mao," a broadcast from Red China's capital reported. Mao, the center of speculation Chinese i about recent puzzling events in China, did not appear on this 22nd anniversary of the founding of his regime, although he was in the spotlight at all previous national Day celebrations. Premier Chou En-lai and lesser officials went to Yi Ho Park and celebrated the day with "the revolutionary masses of the capital," Radio Peking said. Park Discussions Celebrations ranged from discussions in the parks of what the Chinese had learned from the study of works of Mao, Marx and Lenin, to performances by Mao thought-propaganda teams, the radio said. Japanese correspondents in Peking agreed the capital was in holiday mood. A correspond- New Suits on WSU Crash OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) New damage suits totaling $9.4 million have been filed by survivors of the Wichita State University football coach and six others who died last year in a plane crash. More than 30 persons, including several Wichita players, were killed in the crash on Oct. 2, 1970. The flight was en route to a game, and the twin- engine aircraft crashed in a Colorado canyon. Filing the suits Thursday in federal court here were Arvel Smith, administrator of the estate of coach Ben Wilson and his wife; Dianne L. Reeves, widow of team trainer Thomas Reaves; Dorothy F. Harrison, mother of team member Marton E. Harrison of Argonia, Kan.; Louis Charles Kimmel, administrator of the estate of Mallory William Kimmel, a player from St. Genevieve, Mo.; and Tommie Grooms, conservator of survivors of Wichita banker John W. Grooms and his wife Etta Mae. The suits named defendants Jack Richards Aircraft Co., Golden Eagle Aviation Co., Inc., Fairchild-Hiller Corp., Martin-Marietta Corp., Ronald G. Skipper and CARCO of Neavada, Inc. 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 industrial 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 minehing 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 ais 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 head 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 9 p.m. Friday in the Garden City area. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for portions of north central Kansas and south central Nebraska. The threat of tornadoes will 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 is in an area along and (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. Just From Newsmen 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 ent for Kyodo News Service said "the Chinese appeared to; 70 miles eitner si de of a line be in a festive spirit as the Oct. 1 National Day celebrations were held in Peking and other major cities." Quite Different But it was quite different from previous National Day celebrations of the Communist conquest of the mainland in 1949. There was no massive parade watched by Mao and other leaders in Tien An Men Square, no extravaganza of fireworks, no glittering banquet for visiting dignitaries. Cancellation of the annual parade led to speculation that Mao was ill, but Chinese officials say his health is excellent and the decision not to hold the parade was made for economy reasons. Major Questions Remain Still, some major questions remained unanswered. Why, for instance, did no picture of Mao appear on the National Day edition of People's Daily, official Communist party newspaper? This has been traditional. Or why did People's Daily and other leading newspapers issue no joint National Day editorial, as in the past? Siege Broken SAIGON (AP) - South Vietnamese paratroopers broke a North Vietnamese siege at an artillery base near the Cambodian border Friday and immediately joined the defenders in a sweep operation. from Grand Island, Neb., to Hill City, Kan. Associates of Wells Say He Will Resign GARDEN CITY — Another in a series of Robert Wells rumors has surfaced about the Garden City native and Federal Communictions commissioner. Close associates of Wells said he will resign in November to devote more time to assessing his chances in the Kansas Republican gubernatorial races. 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 occurred 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. Coal Strike Affects Utilities in Kansas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Approximately 225 coal miners in the coal-producing eastern section of Oklahoma stayed The associates, who declined. {rom their strip and m . to be identified, said Wells has 1 talked with the White House and has received a blessing but not an endorsement. Wells is not expected to announce his candidacy immediately. 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 Bonham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bonham, Larned, was admitted to St. Joseph Memorial Hospital here. According to a hospital spokesman, the girl, who received minor skin contusions, is being checked tor any complications that might arise from the animal's bite. dergrounds operations Thursday in a dispute over a national contract. Hardest hit were the two stip mining operations in Rogers and Craig Counties of Peabody Coal Co. About 85 workers at Rogers County No. 1 mine about two miles southwest of Chelsea started their walkout at midnight Wednesday in tune with nearly 20,000 miners in 20 states. Nearly 60 miners at Peabody's Rogers County No. 2 about 14 miles west of Vinita stayed away from the mine. The bulk of Peabody's monthly coal output—about 180,000 tons at the two operatioms—is sold to electrical generating stations. Most of he coal goes to utilities in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, company officials said. TV, calls on the matter came from newsmen. "This stems from the fact that they've cried wolf so many times that we don't jump any more," Briscoe said. 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' 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." Charge Two in Death of Boy SALINA — Mrs. Joy Boardman and Kevin Hall, both formerly of South Hutchinson, were arraigned on charges of voluntary manslaughter in Saline County Magistrate Court here Friday morning. The charges against the couple grew out of the death Saturday of Mrs. Boardman's son, two-year-old Edward M. Bianucci Jr. ews Briefs He'd Give Amnesty LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Sen. George McGoverh 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." • • • Bunche Retires UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — One of the leading U.N. figures, Ralph J. Bunche, has been forced by failing health to retire after a quarter- century of troubleshooting for the world organization. Delay Dole Dinner 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 Falslad 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. Hutchinson News Saturday, Oct. 2, 1971 Page 3 Part of IV. Carolina Flooded Weakened Ginger Still Does Damage BELHAVEN, N.C. (AP) Water flowed through homes, fields and businesses Friday in eastern North Carolina as rain- swollen storm Ginger moved inland, losing strength but leaving widespread damage in her wake. Rain and high tides from the storm, which hit the coast with hurricane-force winds Thursday, swelled the Pungo and Pamlico rivers and flooded stretches of highway up to five miles long. Soybean, peanut and corn fields in this farming area were inundated. Not Known It was not immediately known how long the fields would be flooded and what the damage to crops would be. But Dr. Guy L. Jones extension agronomist at North Carolina Slate University at Raleigh, estimated crop damage would amount to several million dollars. Before the storm moved inland, property damage in the Morehead City area alone was estimated at nearly $1 million by spokesman for the Insurance Information Institute. Further estimates awaited reports from flooded communities, some of which were without telephone service. Worst Hit But the worst-hit area apparently was Belhaven on the banks of the Pungo where it widens to flow into the sound. At one point Thursday night, water was more than four feet deep. When the river receded F r i d a y , water remained trapped in low-lying areas, still covering many streets and fields. At Washington, 30 miles east at the tip of the wide mouth.of the Pamlico River, water rose into dozens of riverside homes and into six businesses on the outskirts of town. Meanwhile, Ginger crept slowly northwestward near Raleigh. The U.S. Weather Service changed its designation from a hurricane to a tropical storm during the night and demoted it to a tropical depression Friday morning. 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 Lyadin's secretary, but officials here were unsure if she held the job at the time of her defection. Hclge T. Hansen Hanson 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 Wi ley 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 Kan- 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 finds 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 Prairiesta. Nobody Can Remember But nobody could remember where the capsule was buried —even the notables in a photograph who are shown examining the capsule before it was planted. Perot Scrutiny Has Kansas Link sas. 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 cho- ilera free state. 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 data processing work on 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 •Hutchinsoi 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 degs 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 track, 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 catapulated 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. Perot, a trustee of the Nixon Presidential Library Board, has been in Kansas several times to check the EDS operation here, a Blue Cross spokesman said. Senate Okays School Lunch Aid Increase WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted 75 to 5 Friday to direct the Nixon administration to increase federal payments to the states for free and reduced- price school lunches for needy youngsters. It sent on to the House a resolution that would in effect increase the federal payment per lunch from 35 cents to 46 cents. Sen. Herman E. Talmadge, ; D- Ga., said it would relieve "chaos, consternation and confusion in school lunch programs across the country." Some senior members of the Appropriations Committee challenged the method being used to provide the extra funds, saying they were planning a supplemental money bill in a few weeks to take care of the situation. Must Act 'Now' But Talmadge, chairman_ of the Agriculture Committee and sponsor of the resolution, stressed the need to act how before the school year is too far advanced. "When you're hungry, you're hungry," said Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, D-Wash. "You.can't wait until some bureaucrat sends letters back and forth.?' A similar resolution has been introduced in the House and ia awaiting action in the Education and Labor Committee. Talmadge said the resolution was needed because August regulations set by the Department of Agriculture for the school lunch program, aimed at meeting the requirement that every needy child be fed, completely inadequate.

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