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On the Record The Salina Journal Sunday, January 26,1986 Page 9 Deaths & funerals /Body Clem J. Blangers Clem J. Blangers, 80, 113 S. Connecticut, died Friday, Jan. 24, at St. John's Hospital. Mr. Blangers was born Jan. 19, 1906, at Topeka. He had been a business representative since I 1937 for the Hoist-' ing and Portable, Engineers Local ; 101, Kansas City, Mr. Blangers Mo. He was the president of Kansas State Federation of Labor from 1940 to 1942, president of the Salina Building and Construction Trades Council, from 1937 to 1963, and executive secretary of the Kansas State Building Construction Trade Councils from 1959 to 1974. From 1970 until he retired in 1978, he was the administrative manager of the Operating Engineer Local 101 Apprenticeship Program. In 1964 he received the U.S. Air Force Commander's Award, and in 1974 he received the U.S. Department of Labor's Meritorious Service Award. He served on the Salvation Army Board of Directors, the Welfare Advisory Board, and the Mayor's Committee on Minimum Housing Codes. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Salina Elks Club. Survivors include his wife, Nell of the home; a brother, Fred of Spokane, Wash.; and three sisters, Marguerite Payne, Betty Reynolds and Harriett Lutz, all of Spokane. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Monsignor John George Weber officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Educational Fund or to the Hospice of Salina. Visitation is from noon today at the Geisendorf Rush Smith Funeral Home. Bertha Costello Bertha Costello, 75,656 S. Phillips, died Friday, Jan. 24, at St. John's Hospital. Mrs. Costello was born Sept. 18, 1910, at Marion. She was a homemaker and moved to Salina from Herington in 1943. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Her husband, LeoG., died in 1959. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Don Vancil of Salina; two sisters, Mollie Keller of Herington and Elizabeth Kimble of Villa Park, Calif.; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Rev. Dan Schmalz officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington, the Rev. Vernon Christopherson officiating. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or to the Sauna Hospice Program. Visitation is until noon Monday at the Ryan Mortuary. Jennie McConnell RUSSELL—Jennie McConnell, 87, Russell, died Friday, Jan. 24, at the Russell Care Center. Miss McConnell was born May 13, 1898, at Topeka. She was a longtime resident of Russell. Survivors include five sisters, Ethel McConnell of Renton, Wash., Grace Miller of Fairport, Hattie Belle Chrisler of PlainvUle, Katie McConnell of Tampa, Texas, and Edna Lewis of Salina; and a brother, Ray McConnell of Winfield. There will be a service at at 3 p.m. today at the Russell City Cemetery, the Rev. Rick Thornton officiating. The Cline Funeral Home, Russell, is in charge. FloB.Trudell HERINGTON — Flo B. Trudell, 90, Herington, died Friday, Jan. 24, at Herington Municipal Hospital. Mrs. Trudell was born Feb. 2,1895, in Sumner County. She was a clerk and seamstress at Scott's Mercantile and manager of the Kingsbury Mill- nery, both of Herington.. She was the owner and manager of the Watonga Hotel, Watonga, Okla., and served as a hostess at the officers club at the Herington Army Airfield during World War II. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Esther Chapter No. 96 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Ladies Auxiliary of United Transportation Union, all of Herington. Survivors include a brother, Ralph R. Oliver of Tulsa, Okla.; three sisters, Helen Thompson and Evelyn McCollom, both of Herington, and Thelma Jean Healey of Charlotte, N.C. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Donahue Funeral Chapel, Herington, the Rev. Vern Bowers officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Roxie Frost Scholarship Fund. Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Donahue Funeral Home, Herington. Bertha Birdie Haynes Bertha Birdie Haynes, 91, 1007 Johnstown, died Friday, Jan. 24, at the Salina Nursing Center. Mrs. Haynes was born Jan. 31, 1894, at Guthrie, Okla. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of. Salina since 1912. She was a member of the St. John's Baptist Church. Her husband, Theodore Ted, died in 1962. Survivors include three nieces, Hester Lewis and Opal Nelson, both of Sauna, and Lorretta Johnson of Carson, Calif. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Geisendorf Rush Smith Funeral Home, the Rev. William Whitaker I officiating. Burial will be in the Gypsum Hill Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home. Myrtle E. Vaughn HERINGTON - Myrtle E. Vaughn, 91, Herington, died Friday, Jan. 24, at the Lutheran Home, Herington. Mrs. Vaughn was born Sept. 16, 1894, at Welda. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church, the Esther Chapter No. 96 of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Ruth Circle, the VFW Auxiliary, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmans Auxiliary, all of Herington. Survivors include two sons, Howard of Emporia, and Kenneth of Hern; a daughter, Margaret Holler of Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Herington, the Rev. Vern Bowers officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Donahue Funeral Home, Herington. Walter L. Anderson LINDSBORG — Walter L. Anderson, 86, Lindsborg, died Friday, Jan. 24, at the Sutter Solano Hospital, Vallejo, Calif. Mr. Anderson was born Nov. 20, 1899, at New Gottland. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, the Kansas Farm Bureau and the Lindsborg Coop, all of Lindsborg. His wife, Esther, died Sept 5,1985. Survivors include a daughter, Martha Elliott of Suisun, Calif.; two brothers, Carl W. and Theodore, both of McPherson; a sister, Ruth Anderson of McPherson; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg, the Rev. Herbert N. Johnson Jr. officiating. Burial will be at the New Gottland Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church or to the New Gottland Lutheran Church. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Glidden Funeral Home, McPherson, and from 10 a.m. until noon Tuesday at the church. Byron B.J. Cross MARION — Byron B.J. Cross, 79, Marion, died Friday, Jan. 24, at the Marion Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Cross was born July 21,1906, at LaCygne. He was a retired lightning rod salesman and the owner of the City Cafe, Hillsboro. He was a member of the Christian Church, Marion. His wife, Lydia, died in 1978. Survivors include a son, Thomas of Las Vegas, Nev.; two stepsons, Sam Bernhardt and Marvin Bernhardt, both of Marion; a sister, Francis Cross of Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Thompson-Harp Funeral Home, Marion, the Rev. Craig Atkinson officiating. There will be a service at 2 p.m. at the Greenwooed Cemetery, Council Grove. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the St. Luke Hospital, Marion. Dorothy Davis HERINGTON - Dorothy Davis, 86, Herington, died Friday, Jan. 24, at the Lutheran Home, Herington. Miss Davis was born June 3,1899, at Council Grove. She was a retired cashier with the First National Bank, Herington. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Esther Chapter No. 96, both of Herington. She is survived by a brother, Leslie Davis of Mesa, Ariz. The funeral will be 2 pjn. Thursday at the Herington United Methodist Church, the Rev. Vern Bowers officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Hills Cemetery, Council Grove. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation is from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Puryear- Brockmeier Mortuary, Herington. Bessie M. Locke HERINGTON — Bessie M. Locke, 80, Herington, died Friday, Jan. 24, at the Lutheran Home, Herington. Mrs. Locke was born Jan. 27,1905, at Chandler, Okla. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Esther Chapter No'. 96 of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Naomi Circle of the United Methodist Church, the Sunrise Club, the Past Matrons Club and the Hospital Auxiliary, all of Herington. She was won the Herington Senior Citizen of the Year Award in 1981. Survivors include a son, Larry of Kansas City, Kan.; four daughters, Shirley Pierce of Wichita, Birdie Wooster and Pat Miller, both of Herington, and Emma Tucker of Pensacola, Fla.; four brothers, Robert Schafer of St. Paul, Neb., Walter Schafer of Ord, Neb., and William Schafer and Joseph Schafer, both of Alda; four sisters, Ruth Conkin of Niowt, Colo., Ethel Stearns of Rising Sun, Neb., Betty Jane Gibbons of Kenesaw, Neb., and Dorothy Ellis of Sacramento, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Herington, the Rev. Vern Bowers officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington. There will be an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the church or to the Hospice of Dickinson County. Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Donahue Funeral Home, Herington. Church, Hardy. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude of the home; two sons, Beauford and LeRoy, both of rural Superior; a daughter, Beulah Tietjen of rural Hardy; three sisters, Kirsten Hoyer and Berta Hoyer, both of Uggerby, Denmark, and Sinna Hansen of Hirtshals, Denmark; a brother, Emmanuel Hoyer of Uggerby, Denmark; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hardy, Pastor Ted Mclntyre officiating. Burial will be in the Springe- reek Cemetery, Ruskin, Neb. Memorials may be made to the family. The Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior, is in charge. F.Y.I. Wlnford E. Miller RUSSELL — Winford E. Miller, 68, Russell, died Saturday, Jan. 25, at Asbury Hospital. Mr. Miller was born April 3,1917, at Pryor, Okla. He was the manager of the an auto parts store in Great Bend. He was a member and past master of the Masonic Lodge No. 107 and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 18, both of Independence, and the First United Methodist Church, Hoisington. Survivors include his wife, Waunita of the home; two daughters, Patricia K. LaMar of Russell, and Katherine W. Bean of Hays; two brothers, Clarence of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Melvin of Stafford, Va; five sisters, Annetta Morrison of Riverside, Calif, Virginia Piatt of Arkansas City, Wanda Taylor and Vivian Edwards , both of Wichita, and Hazel Hays of Bloomfield, N.M.; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Russell, the Rev. Rick Thorton officiating. Burial will be in the Russell City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Saline County Dialysis Patients Association Inc. Visitation is from noon to 9 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Pohlman's Mortuary, Russell, and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Bertha Kuhn HOPE — Bertha Kuhn, 94, Hope, died Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Lutheran Rest Home, Herington. Mrs. Kuhn was born Feb. 8,1891, in rural Hope. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Hope. Her husband, John, died in 1973. Survivors include two daughters, Gladiola Backus of Hope, and Elaine Backus of Leavenworth; two grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Carlson Funeral Home, Hope. Jens M. Hoyer HARDY, Neb. — Jens M. Hoyer, 80, Hardy, died Thursday, Jan. 23, at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior, Neb. Mr. Hoyer was born March 3,1905, at Vestergaad Uggerby, Denmark. He was a retired farmer and a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Hospital admissions Asbury — Donna G. Hinson, 1900 N. Fifth; Vickie L. Reidelberger, 1206 N. Santa Fe; W. Holland Bircher, Ellsworth; Jack Moss, Belleville; Joyce M. Wagner, BrookvUle. St. John's — Amanda Denning, 1433 Arapahoe; Barbara E. Lorenson, 305 Lamar; Gladys Gatti, 528 Montrose; Scott L. Taylor, 1425 E. MinneapoUs. Hospital dismissals Asbury — Marcia G. Gaines, 920 Mel- Unger; Raymond E. GUlespie, 603 N. 12th; James R. Halcomb, 517 S. Fifth; John Edward Jochum, 2008 Quincy; Tho Thi Hoang-Vu, 1323 Pawnee; Linda L. Knox, 677 Duvall; Adam S. Kuntzsch, 1329 Franklin; Laura A. Pfeifer, 113 W. Min- neapoUs; Kim R. Schoneweis and baby girl, 937 Somerset Circle; Roscoe L. Stith, 675 Jaran; E. Lavelle Stoddard, 809 Rainbow Drive; Anna K. Strecker, 721 Merrill; Colleen Y. White, 430 Hazel Court; Pearl M. Chedwidden, Wilson; Ruth M. Christensen, Concordia; Reed E. Garrett, Woodbine; John W. Gawith, Delphos; Eva Jean Hamilton, Delphos; Lucille M. Harold, Junction City; Phyllis A. Liggett and baby girl, Mankato; J. Floyd Nickell, Great Bend; Carolyn K. Powell, Bennington; Donnie Shafer, Ada; Tonya M. Shields, Gypsum. St. John's — Elaine Brubaker, 717 Smith; Robert D. Boucher, 908 N. llth; Warren R. Johnson, Route 1; Ray J. Nunemaker, 539 S. Delaware; Everett Stevenson, 485 Upper Mill Heights; Jonathan S. May, Clovis, N.M.; WUmer M. Balderston, Clyde; Christine McCray, Sterling. Births Boys: Allen B. and Kimberly A. Angst, Abilene, twins, 5 Ibs. 1 oz., 4 Ibs. 13 ozs., born Jan. 24. Girl: Kerry T. and Kimberly Gage, 1427 W. Cloud, 6 Ibs. 12V4 ozs., born Jan. 24. Police blotter Damaged property —1124 W. Crawford, glass door broken on the west side of Big A Auto Parts; $115 loss. Man charged in professor's murder LAWRENCE (AP) - Charges of first-degree murder and felony theft have been filed in Douglas County District Court against a Kansas City, Mo., man in connection with the slaying of a University of Kansas professor. Eugene Avis Jr., 25, appeared in court Thursday on charges in the death of George Hixson, 57, whose body was found in his Lawrence apartment Dec. 2. He was believed to have been dead for about 10 days. Avis also is charged with the theft of two television sets and a stereo from Hixson's apartment. A preliminary hearing was set Feb. 3. Meetings These are the government meetings scheduled for the week of Jan. 27 as compiled by the League of Women Voters of Sauna. Meetings are open to the public and convene at the City-County Building, 300 W. Ash, unless otherwise noted. Monday Salina City Commission, 4 p.m., room 200. Informal meeting at 2:45 p.m. in the city manager's conference room. Tuesday Salina Library Board, 4 p.m., Salina Public Library. Sauna-Saline County Health Board, 4 p.m., room 107. Thursday Salina Heritage Commission, 4 p.m., room 200. (Continued from Page 1) shirt or shoes. She was wearing lavender slacks, pantyhose and a bra. She had sandy blonde hair, and was in her mid-to late 20s, 5-foot-7 or 5- foot-8, and between 125 and 130 pounds, Wilson said. She was wearing bright fingernail polish, but was not wearing any jewelry or anything else that could help indentify her, Wilson said. Officials found no outward evidence of gun shots, stab wounds or sexual abuse, Wilson said. The body was taken to Wichita Saturday night where Dr. William Eckert, a forensic pathologist, performed an autopsy. Officials said results may not be known for a couple of days. Wilson said the woman probably was dead when she was thrown off the bridge from the west-bound lane into the creek, about 20 feet below. He made that assumption because her back was a purplish color. Wilson said after death blood settles to the lowest spot of the body, causing discoloration. Her discolored back indicated that she was face-up after she died. She was found face down. The woman could have been dead for two or three days, but there was no decomposition, Wilson said. "The body had been there a little while," he said. Wilson said there were no reports of people missing in the area. Law enforcement officials were checking with state and national authorities for missing persons who matched the woman's description. Officials from the Saline County Sheriff's Department, the Salina Police Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation were at the scene Saturday afternoon. They searched the wooded banks of the creek and ditches along the interstate for any clues, but nothing was found, Wilson said. "It's going to be tough," Wilson said. "It's tough enough when you have a victim who is murdered and you know who the victim is. When it's a situation where you don't know who the victim is, and it's on an interstate highway.... "A lot depends on our ability to identify who she is. If it's someone local, it will be a whole lot easier. If it's someone from California that was just coming through, it could be a tough case." Auction (Continued from Page 1) the winter." The pharmacist said his customers would make tea out of the bark, claiming it "purified their blood." Along with relying on the pharmacist to cure their ailments, customers also headed to the drug store to cure a sweet tooth. The store used to be a hot ,spot in town on Saturday night, Kieffer said. "People in town would come up Saturday night and eat ice cream and drink Coca-Cola," Kieffer said. "In those days people didn't get out much, and you knew everybody and their dog. That was recreation for people at that time." "We also used to have sales on Saturday night — all the root beer you can drink for a nickel and sodas for a nickel." Soda jerks also would serve up Green Rivers — a dark green lemon- lime drink — cherry fizzes, malted milks or those sweet Cokes that only get mixed at a soda fountain. In the '30s, the store had curb service. People would pull up and park their cars in front of the downtown building and honk their horns. Someone would come out and take their orders, then deliver the drinks or ice cream to them, he said. At that time, Kieffer was making $100 a month. "I was glad to get it too. A lot of other fellows were making 40 or 50 dollars," Kieffer said. "And when the dust storms came and the banks closed, part of my salary was whatever farmers could bring — a loaf of bread, a pound of butter, a dozen eggs, a dressed duck. A dressed duck was 50 cents on account." But over the years, business changed. Department stores took the appliance and gift sales. Fast-food restaurants and pop machines took business from the fountain, and grocery stores sold over-the-counter drugs. Today, Kieffer's and Wilson's old mortars and pestles will be sold, along with a 4- and 5-cent stamp machine, cans of ink for Victory mail, old cigar display cases, a Green River dispenser, and even the old soda fountain, it's top now worn by decades of resting elbows. After today, the only thing left of the store will be memories. "I worked 40 years here and enjoyed every minute of it," Kieffer said. Secretary (Continued from Page 1) known early in the process that he wanted to control staff selection, but Lyng now insists he never made any demands. "I have no hit list," he said. A major obstacle has been Lyng's successor in the deputy secretary post, John R. Norton, an Arizona cotton and vegetable grower with fanning interests that extend into California. Norton had been saying earlier this month that he would leave his job soon if the White House did not grant him an ethics waiver that would permit his huge farm to participate in the lucrative 1986 cotton subsidy program. Extension cord blamed in fire Send your news tip to The Salina Journal; up to $45 in cash weekly. Weather PHILLIPSBURG — An extension cord hooked to a freezer was blamed for starting an electrical fire in a north Phillipsburg home Friday night. The home was destroyed by the fire. The interior of the house, owned by Charles Sperry of Phillipsburg, was engulfed in flames when the fire department arrived. Phillipsburg Fire Chief Don Hayes said firefighters answered the call around 9 p.m. The blaze was not brought under control until 3 a.m. Saturday, Hayes said, because of constant flareups. Hayes said the house, which had once been a funeral home, had been remodeled extensively over the years, and the resulting crevices in the structure caused new bursts of flame to appear throughout the night. The Sperry family was staying at their trailer at the Harlan County Lake in Alma, Neb., 25 miles north of Phillipsburg, when the fire began, Hayes said. EXTENDED OUTLOOK Tuesday through Thursday No precipitation expected. Lows in the teens and low 20s. Highs in the 30s east and the 40s west. ZONE FORECASTS Zones 1 and 2 — Mostly sunny today with highs 35 to 40 and north winds 15 to 25 mph. Tonight, clear with lows in the teens. Monday, partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the 40s. Zones 3 and 6 — Today, mostly sunny and colder with highs around 40 and northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Tonight, clear with lows in the teens. Monday, partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the 40s. Zones 4,5,7, and 8 — Mostly sunny and cold today with highs around 30. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Tonight, clear with lows 10 to 15. Monday, partly cloudy with highs around 40. Zones 9,12, and 17 — Mostly sunny and colder today with highs in the low to mid-30s, and northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Clear tonight with lows 10 to 15. Monday, partly cloudy with highs 30 to 35. Zones 10,13, and 15 — Partly cloudy tonight and much colder. Highs in the mid- to upper 20s with northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Tonight, clear and cold with lows zero to 5 above. Partly cloudy Monday with highs 25 to 30. Zones 11,14, and 16 — Today, partly cloudy and much colder with highs around 30. Winds northwest 15 to 25 mph. Tonight, clear and cold with lows 5 to 10 above. Monday, partly cloudy with highs around 30. Showers Rain Flurries Snow Occluded National Woamer Service NOAA. U S Deo! of Commefce ELSEWHERE IN KANSAS Saturday highs-lows to 6 p.m. Belleville 48-34, Beloit 46-30, Chanute 47-32, Coffeyville 53-31, Concordia 46-32, Dodge City 47-30, Emporia 45-32, Garden City 49-29, Goodland 433-27, Hill City 47-27, Hutchinson 47-36, Pittsburg 47-35, Russell 47-33, Topeka 47-30, Wichita 50-31. SALINA WEATHER At City Airport, 9 p.m. Saturday: Temperature 31F; Barometer 30.32 in.; Wind W-NW 8 mph; Relative Humidity 80%; 24-hour Precipitation to 7 p.m. trace. Saturday's High 48; Record is 69 in 1944. Saturday's Low to 9 p.m. 31; Record is -11 in 1905. Today's Sunset 5:45; Tomorrow's Sunrise 7:41. Broadcasting of local, state and regional weather conditions continues 24 hours a day on NOAA Weather Radio WXK-92 on a frequency of 162.400 MHzFM.

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