The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 2, 1971 · Page 113
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 113

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Saturday, October 2, 1971
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Garden Caty Dodge Cily 12 I Buhler 7 I I nman 19 1 Little River 13 I Bushton 45 I Stafford 14 1 Burr ton 21 I Haven 8 I JNickcrson Garden Plain 40 Pretty Prairie 12 HIMMIIItllllllMIM Fairfield 6 Hesston 0 tOOth Year No. 91 The Hutchinson News 26 Pages Saturday Morning, October 2,1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 B Price lOc 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 cily ordinance which requires each house to have the house number posted in plain sight. The numr bers must be at least 2Vi 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 Unit, I mean what percentage. — L.E.Y., Chcnoy. 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 c 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. A — The national office of tlie 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 llalph Nader organization for consumer protection, and a'lso how he is financed. Is it by contributions? — K. L. S., Inman. A — The Nader organization is named Public Citizens I n c. P, 0, Box 19404, Washington D. C., 20036. The organizatiot is asking for $15 contributions now. (Hutchinson Nows-UPI Tolophoto) 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 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some 80,000 soft coal miners in more than 20 states struck •iday and the dock strike pread to the East and Gulf oasts. The Nixon administration eld off seeking a Taft-Hartlcy ijunction against the dock Irikc, the first coast-to-coasl ieup in the nation's history. Most of the 45,000 members f the AFL-CIO International Longshoremen's Association p alked out in ports from Maine ) Texas. The 15,009-man Inde- endcnt International Long- horemen's and Warehousemen's Union has been on strike n the West Coast since July 1. Great Lakes ports were not ffcctcd, and some ports in 'cxas continued to operate. President Nixon had said that I, Taft-Hartley injunction i'or an 80-day cooling off period vould be "automatic" if the lock strike spread nationwide. But he held off going to court, pparently in hopes of an early >reak in marathon talks on the West Coast. Meantime, about 13,000 rail •oad signalmen worked past ex Weather KANSAS— Scattered showers and thunderstorms central and cast Saturday, continuing extreme cast into Sunday. Gusty northerly winds and a turn to cooler moving to central Kansas Saturday and cast Sunday. Highs Saturday 60s northwest to 80s cast 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 3:1 p.m. tp 7:14 p.m.; low 72 fron 3:58 a.m. to 9:42 a.'rn Recor high 95 in 1919; record low 3 in 1958. Winds: 18-22 mph. Barometer: 28.35, steady. Sunset Saturday: 7:14 p.m. Sunrise Sunday: 7:29 a.m. piration of a 4'/j-inonth government ban on their strike against thennaiion's railroads. Talks continued in Washington mid a renewal of Ihe walkout that idled 500,000 railroaders ast 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 chough 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 ovct wages and fringe benefits. The United Mine Workers un ion demanded an increase ir Dan-ing a long strike. There!the *-°P wa SP to $50 a clay frorr lias been a slump in Ihe steel !$ 37 , a»d doubling of the 40-ccnt business, anyway. The longshoremen continued to handle military shipments. today • Deaths 13 • Sports 9-11 • Church News 6, 7 • Entertainments 5 • Markets 2 • Editorials 4 pcr-lon royralty for the union's welfare and retirement fund. The East and Gulf coast docl strike was mainly over the shippers' demand for climina lion of Ihc guarantee that dock crs in the Port of New York, ge at least 2,080 hours pay annual The shippers claim tha abuses of the guarantee cos them $.30 million last year Thomas "Teddy" Glcason president of the 1LA, said Ihc union promised to eliminate abuses, but insisted on continu ancc of Ihe wage guarantee. Court Won't Hall Inmate Questioning NEW YORK (AP) - Tin U.S. Court of Appeals rcfuscc >n Friday to temporarily sto| nvestigalors from queslionini inmates who were in Attic orison during riots there las month. The court denied a requcs for a temporary Injunctio seeking to bar official inlet rogation of prisoners withoi their lawyers. But at the sam time, the three appellate judge reserved decision on the con slitutional questions of wha rights to counsel prison inmate have. Reno, Other Counties Studied as Waste Site llutchonians who protested|per, Comanchc, Hush, Ness and :ie proposed nuclear waste re- Edwards Counties, ository at Lyons on grounds ilj n\s too close to Hutchinson not find any solace in nay :\e reported abandonment of ne Rice County silo. 'he Atomic Engory Commis- ion's search for an alternate could bring the eonlrovor- ial project even closer. The Associated Press reported Friday flight that an area west of Hutchinson In lleno County is among seven sites in 10 counties being studied by the Kansas Geological Survey under a contract with the AEC. William Hambleton, Law- •ence, director of the geological survey, told The News there s no specific site. "These arc just broad, ill-tle- 'inccl areas," Hambleton said. 'We're just talking about dentifiable sites that happen to 'it the criteria.' He said there has Iwen no 'ickl investigation — but that night be the next step if the AEC so decides, he said. From Skiibllx The report that an abandoned Jarey salt, mine at Lyons lux been rejected for the atomic waste (lump cume Thursday night from U. S. Rep. JIM; Sku biU, R - Kan,, a staunch op poncnt of the proposal. Denial of Skubitz' inter prelation of an AEC letter cam Friday from an agency publl relations official in Wash ington. .Hambleton confirmed that a lernate areas would be studie< and they include one area Ilia encompasses parts of Lincoln Osbornc, Saline and Ellsworll Counties. The others are in Hat Hambleton said the areas |were picked on the basis that icy came close lo matching riteria for the site. He said this rileria includes low population onsity, low well density, no xisling operational salt mines, tillable salt beds and railroad transportation. Most Ilulehinson and Reno Jointly officials were tmavail- .blo'for comment late Friday light. But most probably were is taken by surprise as Mrs. Mildred Baughman, county com- nissioner, who said, "It's n completely new idea. Until I mow more about it I wouldn't vant to make any comment." Gov. Robert Docking and Rep, Villiam Roy told the Atomic En- rgy Commission Friday to take he proposed nuclear waste rcpo- itory somewhere else if it ian'1. prove to Kansans the )roject is safe. Roy said he tas been advised the AEC has ickl all work on the proposed ivons, Kan., site in abeyance 'in the light of new information concerning the acceptability of Sunday Preview • The Frank Andersons of Dodge City were honored recently as Senior Citizens of Jhe Month. Evelyn Stcimcl reports. • Plans have been, completed for the construction of condiminiums on the lip 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 Hutohinson 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. — are answered, 1 will challenge I he AKC's proposal lo locale a repository anywhere in Kansas." In addition, the chairman of the Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club, .Ron Baxter, demanded that Ihe AEC leave Kansas immediately and take Iho repository with it. Now Concent New concern over the proposed waste repository at Lyons was expressed by Hoy and Docking after Hop. Joe S'kubit/, Piltsburg, of Kansas' 5th District, disclosed Thursday night that the AEC will abandon the Lyons site, but still wants to put the reiwsilory in Kansas. The AEC denied I'Yiday the decision has been made to abandon the old Carey Salt Co. mine nt Lyons as a proposed site, bul confirmed it has contracted with Ihe Kansas Geo- logical Survey to check other possible sites in Kansas, and admitted problems exist at .yons 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 fill practical purposes but will not make any announcement nl. this time. Hoy called on the AEC to consider sites outside Kansas for the repository in a letter to AEC chairman .lames Schlesl- nger. Hoy said he also has written Secretary of Slate William P. Rogers suggesting that tho 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." lie Lyons site." "The AEC now admits that he safety of the Lyons site has lot been assured and, perhaps, cannot, be assured," said Hoy, Hid D i s t r i c t congressman from Topeka. Suggests UN Study Hoy suggested the U.S. lake the mailer to the United Nations and have the U.N. study possible locations in uninhabited areas of the world. Docking said he agrees with Hoy, and declared, "Until all questions concerning Ihe scientific safety — and until all other considerations which might disturb the traiiquilily and peace of mind of Kansas cities 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 l^ouisiana, Tex as 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." The Drug You Drink-7 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 Ilko 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 lo be desired. "Medical schools arc just now beginning to teach on alcoholism ... No doctor wants an office full of drunks. No doctor wants lo 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 lo deal wilh Ihem. Neither do welfare groups, nor church groups, nor about any oilier 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,' 1 Webber said. Since alcoholism is a rccogni/ed disease, why the reluctance lo 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 ha finally told me to stop drinking for a month it was easy lo slop. 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 Osawalomie Stale Hospital, said he, loo, Feels doctors aren't enlightened abotil 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 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 lo experience stomach disorders. Kraln (Unorders arc common In the chronic: alcoholic. Liver and heart ailments also show up. H \v,us thought for a time that alcohollsin 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: I. A good medical program lo gel 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 leaches Ihe alcoholic "lo find the man wilhin the man" to combat the disease and end all drinking. Some research is going forward lo see if llw addiction to alcohol is purely a chemical reaction, and lo see if it is an hereditary trait (fully 50 per cent of the alcoholics receiving treatment in Kansas had alcoholic parents, according lo the specialists), but Ihe 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 full in an economic slump, and I think thai 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 Hum infection is one disease," Godfrey said. (Tomorrow: About Those Anonymous Alcoholics). Where Did All The Rabbits Go? GREAT BEND — Kansas oldtimei's will bo saying "my, how limes have changed" about this one. It used to be tihnt there were so many jackrabbtts in Western Kansas that drives were organized lo eradicate the varmints. »ul, now, It HCttins it's hard to locale a dozen of the critters. Mai-Ion Culver of the Kansas Department of Economic vclopmcnl. hits asked Jerry Tillery, hood of the Britt Spnugh Park Xoo hero, if he can provide 12 rabbits. .;: WujHed for Movie i Paramount Pictures wants the rabbits to lend authenticity to a movie being shot near Severy called "Bad Company." Tlllcry 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 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, |X)lico said. Medicare Unit Hiked (C) 1971 N.Y.. Times Now* 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 Iho oncoa-ycar payment for coverage of hospital bills under Part "A" of Medicare, the part lo which all Americans 65 years of age and older arc entitled. Under the feature, which was implemented to discourage overuse of hospitals, the first lime a person eligible for Medicare is hospitalized lie must pay a flat fee of $60, If he is hospitalized again during the same year the fee is not repealed. But he must pay the fee again In succeeding years If he is again admitted to Ihe hospital. The increase, which was announced by Elliot L. Richard son, .secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, goes into effect Jan. I, Officials at the department said there is no conflict will the Nixon administration's wage - price free/xj since tho increase reflects average na lional charges for hospital bills during fiscal year 1971. Officers said the body of lichic 11. Reed, 30, of suburban Chcvcrly, Md., director of cco- lomics research for the Com- nlssion on Population Growth and American Future^ ' was ound in a fifth floor men's 'oom. Someone Waiting? Detectives said they believed Iced was surprised by some- )ne wailing in the room. They said no wallet was found, indicating a robbery. After Heed's body was found, officials immediately sealed off he sprawling red brick build- tig, keeping hundreds of em- ployes inside while a search vas made, but police said no suspect was found. Guards arc stationed at en- rances of the building, which s a block from the White louse and houses a number of commissions and departments tsed by President Nixon'a of- icc staff. But officers said vls- lors usually are only stopped If hey carry packages. Not Secure "It is not a secure building," said Inspector Charles M. Mon- •oe. Police said Reed was stabbed repeatedly In the chest lifter fighting his assailant from one end of the men's room to the oilier end. They said he died shortly after 4 p.m. ODT. Intercepted Letter BUD JANNER Chamber of Commerce City Dear Bud, If by chance Reno County were picked as a new waato depository site, you could have not just a headache but atomic acho promoting it. Yours, Hutch

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