The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 3, 1971 · Page 48
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The St. John News carried a story from Dr. Robert Quackenbush, local M.D., asking readers to write their Congressmen protesting a bill in Congress which would allow candy with 8% per cent alcohol by volume. The immediate danger, as we see it, of such a candy would be the possibility of school tots becoming spiffed during the lunch period or at recess. But the long range perils of such sweet tooth lushing would be the destruction of what little taste Kansans have in their drinking habits after years ot prohibition. As one who shudders when he hears an order of "Scotch and Coke" the idea of a candy counter visitor ordering a Bourbon and chocolate or a gin and carmel is revolting. Besides, with obesity being the health problem it is, we are apt to end up with a bunch of fat topers straining their hearts to get a buzz. We join Dr. Quackenbush in urging a vote against HR 7785. This Sunday will be the last chance this year to see one of the Southwest Kansas' most beautiful sights, The Rich Rose Ranch at Coldwater. Right now there are 4,000 roses and 3,000 dahlias on display. A Sunday afternoon trip to Coldwater will create a memory for years to come. Some area newspapers reported the theft of a new coffin from the warehouse of the Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, during a week - end break-in. Obviously a theft of this kind couldn't have been an inside job by an undercover group. As a matter of fact, the coffin theft didn't occur at all, according to Jay Janousek, owner of the mortuary. And, as might be expected, the "underground press" had nothing to do with tlie error in reporting. Reports of youthful vandalism are all too common on the front pages of the Russell Daily News, whose editor refuses to squelch this type of report. But this was one of the youthful good news weeks for Russell and that town should be mighty proud of its teenagers for helping a family in need. Tlie Russell high school band needed to raise $800 to supplement available funds for a one- day band trip to Colorado University this week. Instead of passing the hat among merchants the band members had a combination old - fashioned auction, rummage sale, and bake sale a week ago. The $800 and a lit- tla more was raised for the trip to see the CU Buffaloes tangle with the K - State Wildcats. The money raising efforts were so successful that the band continued to operate its rummage sale for four more days, but not to add frills and thrills to their Colorado trip. Instead the additional money was donated to help out the Harold Brumley family. The Brumleys, Mr., Mrs., and three children, had lost all of their personal belongings in a Russell fire last week and needed help to establish a new home. And if the band's efforts to help out one of its neighbors doesn't make you feel good your generation gap is really showing. Health Careers Fair Monday in Dodge DODGE CITY — Forty-three exhibitors have indicated that they will attend the Health Career Fair Monday at the Civic Center. The fair, designed for those who have been contemplating a health related career, will be open 8:30 a.m. to 9 p-m, Two certified operating room technicians from Wichita will assist Dodge City personnel in displaying a simulated operating room. STOCK € SPECIAL 'CENTENNIAL ISSUE 197,2 • / "/^ V V V t'cc/t &Cet<tt<rfft and si.** 'mm m »«Bw«wjiv«ui.8«t.*au I Oil" 1:11 U!Mi;ra»t\l) ccunl/fiS c/i/uittttiniUeMcii tlie'fultiteavowta antffinolifit'r.itu. ipt/iti ,Ji>wn e/ter-tna ifo dew/ie/ (of THIS CERTIFICATE transferable by indorsement on the back Vjicn'6/. _ IN. WITNESS WHEREOF, (he original Officers of said Company , X_>4^"//>Y>s*^^^x"-t-' , SECRETARY A£^..^±^..f!r^:. PRESIDENT **^^f Officially rc-ls!Mcd on the expiration date of the 99 year Charter this 28th day of May, 1971. :•.. MAYOR Buy Stock In A Town? Choose Fete Queen LINDSBORG - Mrs. Edla Swanson, 77, has been chosen queen of the 1971 Hyllningsfest Oct. 14, 15, and 16, here. The queen's attendants are Mrs. C. A. Berggren and Mrs. A. Ray Peterson. The queen is chosen by the Svensk HylLningsfest Committee from a list of candidates submitted to the committee by friends. She is chosen on the basis of her service to the community, Swedish b a c k- ground, and the length of time she has lived in LincJs- borg or the surrounding community. Mrs. Swanson was born Sept. 3, 1894, in Lindsborg. She was eight years old when she started work as a messenger for the telephone company. She became a telephone operator when she was 15 and remained on the job until her ma<rriage, 13 years later, to Victor Swanson. She and her husband lived on a farm near Lindsborg until 1940, when he died and she moved back to Lindsborg. She then worked in the Bethany College cafeteria 17 years. She is a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, BPW, American Legion Auxiliary, and a member of the Messiah Chorus many years. Mrs. Swanson has three children and five grandchildren. Mrs. Berggren was born in Lindsborg Jan. 16, 1890, and Mrs. Peterson Nov. 20, 1896, in Marquette. Mrs. Berggren is active in the Messiah Lutheran Church, the Eastarn Star, and has been a member of the Messiah Chorus many years. Mrs. Peterson is active in the Evangelical Covenant Church and was Midwest Regional Chairman of the Covenant Women of America from 1959 to 1962. College Sale Is Oct. 8 HAVILAND — The 40th annual Friends Bible College Auxiliary sale will be Oct. 8 in Hockett Auditorium, on campus. Included in the sale will be handmade quilts, sheets, dish towels, rugs, and ceramics. According to Gladys Chenoweth, quilts are the most popular sale items at the annual auction. Unusual items from missionaries in Burundi, Africa, will also be auctioned. The sale for the college's benefit began in 1931 when the school needed money for improvements and salaries. The women of HaviUand that year began to make items to sell to raise funds for the college. Hospital Addition Groundbreaking Set SYRACUSE — Groundbreaking for an addition to the Hamilton County Hospital will be at 3:30 p.m. today on the hospital grounds. Construction is expected to get underway immediately on the addition, which will include a long term care facility and a physician's clinic. General contractor for the $675,000 project is McBride and Dehmer, Inc., of Wichita. The addition is financed by a county bond issue and federal funds. FOR SALE — An interest in the 1972 McPhcrson Centennial Celebration Dedicate Wichita County's New High School Tuesday By BILL SIDLING ER McPHERSON — McPherson City is getting ready to celebrate its centennial in 1972, and centennial backers are well aware that to have a good centennial celebration there is at least one essential commodity- money. Taking advantage of the expiring town charter, under which the McPherson Town Company sold stock in the new central Kansas town in 1872, centennial promoters are again selling stock in the McPherson Town Company, this time a special centennial issue of the stock. And to prove that not everything has gone up in price, the new stock is p r 1 c c d at $2.50 a share, compared with the $10 a share price of the original stock issue. Centennial officials are hopeful that the new issue will have wider distribution t; h a n the stock issued 99 years ago. Of the original issue of 1,200 shares 532 were sold. About 250 shares of the present issue have been sold since they were first offered to centennial enthusiasts, but Lloyd K. Greenwood, chairman of the centennial, is not afraid of running out of the new stock certificates. "As a matter of fact, we will always be happy to print up more for sale," Greenwood said. 1,200 Shares In spite of Greenwood's printing press promise, the "prospectus" issued for the latest stock issue speaks of a 1,200 share issue, sold on a first come, first served basis. The investment objective in the prospectus is "The proprietor of the share is granted the privilege to enjoying McPherson's pioneer History, rich in Heritage and unlimited Horizons, and has the unlimited right to participate in the countless opportunities for the future growth a n d prosperity of the town during its Second Century." The centennial stock was issued first from,The McPherson Land Company office opened in the o 1 d Pioneer Savings and Ijoan Building here. This office has been closed, but stock is available from a n y McPherson bank or at the city offices, Greenwood said. And promoters arc not particular about n few out-of- towncrs buying the stock cither. "After all, the first share of stock In the original town company was so 1 d to Samuel N. Wood, who never lived in McPhorson as far as we can discover," said Greenwood. Wood later founded the town of Raymond in Rice County. The stock sale is not the only fund raising iron in the fire for the McPherson Centennial Committee. "We are planning on issuing a centennial coin," said Greenwood. "These coins are popular wherever they are issued and have been pretty profitable, we have found out." The committee would also like to branch out into some paper money but have found a few legal difficulties on this score. "A lot of people don't know it, but at one time Gen. James McPherson's picture was on the $2 bills," said Greenwood. "We thought about printing up some of those centennial $2 bills with the general's picture on them, but you know how narrow-minded the federal government can be about that sort of thing." Instead, the committee is working on a plan of having a facsimile of t h e original bill printed in a booklet to be sold as an additional money raising measure. LEOTI — Wichita County has its first auditorium in the new Wichita County High School which will be dedicated at an open house Tuesday evening. The auditorium, seating 624, is expected to have extensive community, as well as school use, said W. W. Templer, superintendent of schools. It has theatre type seats, gold decor with black and red ac- cents and is air-conditioned. At an informal dedication ceremony Tuesday J. F. Gerstberger Jr., president of the school board, will present the building for acceptance by Marvin Schmidt, president of the student council, and Leo J. Eck, principal. The rectangular building is of Area Newsmakers Barbara Farley, Florence, has been elected president of the south central district editors of the Kansas Press Association. Montic Baty, State Highway Commission resident engineer at Syracuse, has been appointed division materials engineer for northwest Kansas, and will headquarter at Norton. Marvin Rabe has been named a member of the Spearville Recreation Commission. Thomas M. Steffen, cashier of the Sterling First National Bank, has been chosen president of the Rice County Bankers Association. William H. Painter has been installed as president of the Meade Kiwanis Club. Eivin E. Warhurst, Newton fire chief, is retiring Dec. 31 after 34 years on the department. Robert Krchbiel, assistant manager of the Zenith coop, will begin work with FAR-MARCO, at Hutchinson Monday. Linda Clark, Lamed, has been installed as president - elect of the Central District Dental Assistants Association; Mrs. Harold Daily, Ashland, has been appointed executive director of the Clark County ASCS office. Larry Hatficld has been elected president of the Coldwater Chamber of Commerce. Joe Stebbins, Lakin, is editor of the Southwestern (Okla.) State College student newspaper. light red brick construction covering 70,000 square feet on a 32-acre campus. The classroom section is built around the library. Other sections include industrial arts and arts and crafts departments, auditorium, gym, band and music room. The entire building, except the gym, is air conditioned. The classroom and library area is carpeted. Use Old Building The old building across the street houses seventh a n cl eight grade classes and the hot lunch program. The building project was in progress about four years, Templer said. The $1,350,000 bond project was passed by the school district, which includes most of Wichita County, in Nov. 1968, on the fourth vote.. Construction was started in Aug., 1969, and completed last May. s ' The total building contract came to $1,225,000, said the superintsndent, with additional costs for sewer and steets antl architects fees. The furniture and equipment was purchased for about $200,000 from the capital outlay fund. About $25,000 was received in a special grant for science, Industrial arts and language laboratory equipment. The 300 students of Wichita County High started school in the new building in September. Hutchinson News Sunday, October 3, 1971 Page 27 Melon Harvest Over ULYSSES - The cantaloupe season, is practically ended in Southwest Kansas. Breck Roberts, operator of the Ulysses melon shed, reports that more than 90 per cent of the melons were harvested in this area; by Sept.. 17. A few more probably wih'be'harvested but Roberts said that atl melons have been sold that are to go out of tlie country. Yields were average this year, Roberts said. Boosters report that the Western Kansas melons are better than the once famous Rocky Ford cantaloupes. Irrigation is used .in this area and the soil is just right to produce the sweetest melons any one could wish for. Grant county residents say that the Rocky Ford melon, for the most part, has lost much of its taste. Comeback for Turkey Red? JOHNSON— .lay Baugh, long time Western Kansas newspaperman, has come up wil.li the tihcory that Turkey R c d wheat might be coming back in Western Kansas. Baugh reports a renewed interest in the west in a Russian wheat'— Jack Gorsuch's Select 208, Triticale, produced at Sel- ''' This variety, Baugh reports, is basically a Russian wheat and German rye and indications arc that a Texas researcher with a ; new triticale variety may have the same seed that was developed in northern California. Much of the Triticale planted in Southwest Kansas winter- killed last year and was plowed up. It was largely a Texas seed and contained too much' Durham, a. spring wheat that could Andersons Honored by Dodge City By EVELYN STEIMEL DODGE CITY - When the Dodge City Commisioners announced their recent "Senior Citzen of the Month" award, they chose not one but two people, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anderson. As retired farmers, the Andersons came to the city in 1959 full of ideas that had made the farm six miles southeast of Dodge City a gathering place for IFYE students, for farm administrators and. agricultural researchers from India and ' Africa, and even a crew of writers and photographers from TIME magazine one memorable harvest. In 1047 when TIME invaded the Anderson farmstead and reported in colorful detail a typical day of harvest, when the crop was' good, wheat selling at $1.70, with no acreage- limit; they referred to Anderson in these words: ". . at 51, lean and hard, chocolate - browned by the sun and wind. . . Fraflk Anderson is a successful man." At 74, Frank Anderson Is still lean and Zula, the "p lump, jolly provider of splendid meals" that the reporter admired. But the veil of years has taken away the robustness. However there is still the openess in both of them, the obvious enjoyment at the thought of a new adventure. Their interests have broadened from rural affairs to a host of others. Organize Cow-Chip Contest Take the cow - chip throwing contest that Anderson organized and supplied the main ingredient for at the 1971 4-H Fair. "That was a lot of fun," he THE ANDERSONS, Top Senior Citizciis. said recalling the event when newsmen and housewives competed in separate contests. "Next year, election year, we'll have the politicians," he said, his blue eyes twinkling. Anderson, a Ford County Fair board member for many years, also introduced the turtle races and the frog jump in which youngsters compete annually. Last winter he persuaded the city commissioners to channel off a stream in the Arkansas River so that young people would have an outdoor skating rink. Another lime he lead a successful protest against a big construction firm's smoke- stacks pollution in his neigh-' borhood; he was ona of several who suggested a low-income apartment construction for senior.citizens that has become a reality; he serves as a member of t h e White House Council on t h e Aging all over Southwest Kansas; is a Governor's appointee on the Kansas.Senior Citizen's Advisory Council; and is a member of the advisory board of Ford County, Welfare. Both Andersons are activie in the Council of the Aging and' direct recreational activities. He helps sponsor the annual Hum Bell picnic, a get - together for pioneers of the community. Mrs. Anderson is an active member of a women's circle in the Methodist Church and a 44 - year member, still active, in.'an.^extension unit. She was narne.d a Farm Bureau Women's District Leader in 1956, and has received numer- our certificates of recognition for her leadership in 4-H home improvement and clothing projects. In 1949 Anderson was named one of ten leaders of Farm Bureau in the state and in 1948 he received the Skelly Oil Agricultural Acheivement Award. His organization and achievement in the Ford County District Soil Conservation program has Won him several distinguished service awards. He ' lias been recognized for agricultural leadership by the Dodge City Chamber of Commerce and is a Dodge City Honorary Marshal. He was on the Dodge City Cooperative Exchange board of advisors for 16 years in the 50's and 60's when that firm expanded into three counties. Memories in Scrapbook Commenting on their many activities while she turned pages in a scrapbook, Mrs. Anderson remarked, "You do these things and you just don't think much about it," I put these in here so I could look at them when I get old, I guess. "Both of us really enjoy working with older people, shut - in people, people who aren't gel/ting much out of life," Anderson said. "Try to make life a little . more livable. . . and we sure like our church work." "I like people all the way through," he continued. "I even go up to play pool twice a week at the college (Dodge City Community College Student Union.) "I sure feel good about work-' ing with the community. '. '"'. ..'.'! with college kids and young children too, like the turtle races," he said. The Andersons have two children of their own, a daughter, Mrs. Phil Parsons of Hugoton, and a son, Frank, .Jr., who lives and farms on the land where he grew up. They have six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. "We'll just keep on doing what we have been doing, working with older folks, helping out in the community. I don't like being controversial," said the man whose face is familiar at both city and county commission meetings. "There are always ways lo get things done. If you can't get one group to go with you, you can work around another way," he asserted. The Andersons are old hands at tours, both with the Council of the Aging, Co-op Camps and tours, and other organized jaunts. "Oh, my, we really enjoy those trips," said Mrs. Anderson. We've made so many friends." "I still have to do my canning," remarked Mrs. Anderson. "And I've always got a good garden," claimed her husband. "Always have had. . . but it is just a hobby." Anderson came to Ford County in 1910 with his parents from Wyandotte County. His father's old farm is on the site where the Agriculture Hall of Fame now stands near Bonner Springs. not stand the winter cold. By comparison the Select 208 on the Gorsuch farm at Selkirk, .stayed alive through successive clays of 20 degree below zero weather. It is entirely possible that its Russian wheat content was the difference. At least it made an amazing crop of high protein green foliage, grain and after - harvest stubble Still Experimental Triticale is still an experimental crop. It is not known yet whether it will in years revert lo one of its parent crops.. But it has proved that Select 208, with Russian wheat will not winter kill, its grain vailue has been proved in the University of California feeding demonstrations with both cattle and hogs, and its high protein in pasture; grain and stubble are a crop,the southwest needs in Its feeding industry. The original Turkey Red wheat first came to the United States in 1874. It's story is well known. It used to be in Kansas history books. Kansas had raised some spring or "soft" wheat in small acreages in the eastern part of the state. Turkey Red hard winter wheat was the first success. It came from the Russian Steppes to Newton, with the Barkman family in 1874. That was 97 years ago and every variety of wheat now grown is descended from that. Twelve year old Ann Barkman selected by hand a gallon or so of Turkey Red seed in Russia and the German - born family of Mennonites came to United States and to Newton, where from that bucket of seed began "Kansas, the Wheat State." There have since been perhaps a hundred wheat varieties developed by the colleges and by individuals through various crosses seeking the best genetics, but there isn't any Turkey Red wheat any more. But there is a new interest in it, or in Russian wheat in Jack Gorsuch's Select 208 Triticale, at Selkirk. Safety, Health Act Seminar Planned DODGE CITY-A seminar explaining the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dodge City Community College Student Union, Mr. Harold L. Smith, Assistant Regional Administrator for State Programs, will be the speaker. If you are in business or In a management role you should know the answers to the questions about the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Western Kansas Manufacturers, Inc. invites all interested people of the area to attend.

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