The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 4, 1971 · Page 15
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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To Restore Welfare Cuts Hutchinson News Monday, Oct. 4, 1971 Page 3 Janssen Urges Special Session JAPANESE PROTEST — Japanese textile workers parade through the streets of Tokyo in a demonstration expressing opposition to proposed textile trade agreement between Japan and the U.S. A (Hutchinson News-UPI Telephoto) spokesman for the 580,000-member Japan Federation of Textile Workers Union said, "We will not cease our struggle until we smash the U.S. aspiration with all our organization's power." Official Mum on China TOURS, France (AP) - The French ambassador to Peking, traveling with the Chinese dele- g a t i o n currently visiting France, said Sunday: "Something has happened in China. I cannot tell you anything more." Etienne Manac'h made the statement in reply to questions about unusual activity around the Chinese delegation in the early hours of Sunday morning. Four officials from the Chinese Embassy in Paris made a night drive 135 miles to Valen- cay with information of sufficient importance to wake Pai Hsiang-kou, minister of external trade leading the delegation, after midnight. Pai is the highest-ranking Communist Chinese official ever to visit Western Europe on a nalion-to-nation visit. Health Fair In Dodge DODGE CITY - The second Health Careers and Health Education Fair will be held here Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Civic Center. The 43 booths will be staffed by representatives of all professional organizations in the health field to provide career information for students of Southwest Kansas high schools and colleges. Various health organizations, such as the Kansas Arthritis Foundation, and the Kansas Heart and the Kansas Tuberculosis Associations, will distribute education material and show films all day. Eleven schools will have information about programs in their curricula relating to health careers. Sponsors of the Career Day, which attracted 1400 visitors in March, 1970, have urged parents and family groups to attend the educational event, as well as school children. Two Killed in Irish Violence BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Two men died Sunday in separate bombing and shooting incidents, bringing the total killed in Northern Ireland's last two years of violence to 115. A terrorist bomb damaged a government office at Lisburn, 10 miles from Belfast, shortly after midnight. A mutilated body found nearby was later identified by police as Terence McDermott 19. A British army spokesman said security forces believe McDermott was involved in planting the bomb. To Charge Inmates Involved in Riot PONTIAC, 111. (AP) - Criminal prosecution will be brought against any Pontiac State Prison inmates who played an active roll in a fight Saturday which was started by two rival Chicago street gangs and which left nine inmates and 10 prison guards injured, a state prison official said Sunday. Red Chinese Entrance Means Nationalist Exit? By WAYNE LEE News Associate Editor LYONS - With an eye on the winter months ahead, State Sen. Jack Janssen, D-Lyons, Monday implored Gov. Robert Docking to review the possibility of a special session of the Legislature to restore cuts in the welfare budget. "As the days pass it will become increasingly difficult for our aged, disabled and dependent children to survive. The winter months require more food, clothing and fuel," Janssen wrote in a letter mailed Saturday to Docking. The welfare budget was cut twice this year. First Docking reduced the recommendations of the welfare department and then the Legislature cut the level of spending to exactly the same as the year before. As a result, by low, welfare recipients in all categories saw an overall cut of 20 per cent in their checks. Some checks were cut up to 40 per cent, depending on the makeup of the payment. In the letter, Janssen asked the governor to call a meeting of legislative leaders to see if "there might be some grounds for agreement if you were to call a special session to consider additional funding of the welfare budget." Work Out Details In a Sunday interview, Janssen said he believes the cuts can be restored if the governor and the leadership got together to work out the details before a special session is called. He said that a deadline of, say, three days might be set. "I know special session costs money, but I think it could be done. And if the lawmakers had to live for just one week on what some of these old people are having to live on, if they could visualize that, I think something would be done," Janssen said. Janssen noted that State Welfare Director Robert Hard­ er had warned the lawmakers that under state law, all welfare recipients would be hurt, not just the able-bodied, by the cuts. The budget for able- bodied recipients is a very small part of the overall budget.. "If they really believe there are a lot of abusers around, they could still cut their checks without cutting the checks of the old, the dependent children and the disabled if they changed that law," Janssen said. But he also noted that many of the able-bodied persons on the welfare rolls now are there through no fault of their own. "The economic thing is not just Kansas' problem. There are those who say there are plenty of jobs available if people will just look around, but if you don't have the money it is hard to look around," Janssen said. In the letter to Docking, Janssen wrote: "The drastic cuts made in the past session were not at your request but it is difficult for me to understand how we legislators can go around the country boasting our great state when we fail to take care of our unfortunate citizens who have no way of helping themselves. "Cost of a special session is high, but I believe we, as lawmakers, owe the citizens of the state a chance to live, not just survive." Cost $12,000 Per Day Cost of a special session has been estimated at $12,000 a day. "We could restore the cuts without raising additional revenue at the special session because we are discovering there is enough of a surplus to get us by next year if we don't do any- tlung. I feel we have to do something," Janssen said. Docking proposed a disallowance of federal deductions from state income tax, for corporations- only, at the 1971 session. The lawmakers rejected the proposal on the grounds that it would unduly hurt Kansas businesses. "There may be some who say it is only three months until the Legislature meets anyway, but look at those three months. The cuts may not sound so bad to the general public but when you stop to think what a few dollars is to the old and the disabled and the dependent child, it's sickening," Janssen said. "These are the people who have no voice at the legislature. Their small budgets just don't include someone to lobby for them. I'm sure politically that a call for a special session is the wrong thing to do, because it is an issue that is hard for some people to understand, Janssen said. "But if you're interested in people you have to do what you feel is right. People should go out and see what this is doing to the people who have no voice in what has happened. I don't .really think the public — given Jail the facts — really wants the legislature to let this happen. I just feel we've got to do something," Janssen said. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — Delegates of many nationalities and convictions were agreed Sunday that the United States faces hard going with its proposal to keep Nationalist China in the United Nations while inviting Communist China to come in. Elected to National Organization CIMARRON — Mrs. Earna Bevington, Cimarron, has been elected to membership in the International Platform Association. The organization was formed by Daniel Webster in 1831 as the American Lyceum Association. Its current president is Victor Borge and former presidents include Lowell Thomas and Glenn Seaborg. Other honors to Mrs. Bevington, an administrator and organizer in the educational field, now retired, have been: Community Leaders of America in 1969; Creative and Successful Personalities of the West and Midwest in 1970; and Creative and Successful Personalities of the World in 1971. The IPA holds a five-day convention every summer in Washington, D. C, at which the most pressing national and international problems of the day are presented by nationally prominent figures. Youth Killed On Way to Homecoming DODGE CITY — Teammates of John Turner, a 1971 graduate who played guard for the St. Mary of the Plains Cavaliers for four years, were saddened Saturday at their homecoming game when an announcement was made at halftime that the youth was killed in an automobile accident on his way to the celebration. Despite its first win of the season, 29-0 over McPherson, the St. Mary team was quiet in the dressing room, according to assistant coach Frank Diskin. "The freshmen who didn't know John, and the sophomores who 'didn't know him well were happy over the win, of course, but the older men who had I played with John were very quiet. They didn't talk much, or cut up, and said a prayer immediately after the game," commented the coach. Turner was driving from his home at Adrian, Mich., but the 'ocation of the accident was not available. He came to St. Mary ; a freshman after serving in the army at Fort Riley. Coach Mat May received the information at 11 a.m. but didn't plan to tell the players about it until after the game. A few predicted outright that the Communist People's Republic of China would be in and the Nationalist Republic of China out before the end of the General Assembly's three-month 26th annual session, due Dec. 21. But most of those speculating on the subject were saying that it was a tossup whether the United States would win, and that two or three votes one way or the other would decide the issue. To State U.S. Policy That was the situation as Secretary of State William P. Rogers prepared to go before the assembly with a general statement of U.S. policy, including a defense of the two-China scheme he announced in Washington on Aug. 2. His announcement was that in the assembly the United States would "support action ... for seating the People's Republic of China" in the United Nations but "oppose any action to expel the Republic of China." Rogers said that was "fully in accord with President Nixon's desire to normalize relations with the People's Republic of China"—dramatized by Nixon's July 15 announcement that he was going to Peking some time before next May. The secretary of state will speak in the 130-nation assembly's general debate at 9:30 a.m. CDT Monday. With the cosponsorship of 16 other countries, the United States is pushing a resolution to leave Nationalist China seated in the assembly and seat Communist China both in the assembly and on the Security Council. Would Designate Ouster But its main hope of saving the Nationalists' assembly seat lies in another resolution, cosponsored with 19 other countries, that would designate the ouster of Nationalist China an "important question," requiring a two-thirds vote for a decision. That proposal is directed against the so-called "albanian resolution," sponsored by 21 countries, to oust the Nationalist while giving everything to the Communists. The China debate starts around Oct. 18 and the voting is expected around Oct. 27. The guessing is on whether the United States can get the simple majority necessary to adopt the "important question" proposal and pull the teeth of the Albanian resolution. It goes both ways. Two First Prizes In Tip Contest The News tip contest which seems to suffer from feast or famine, pulled in the goodies this week and had a feast, j Of the 29 entries, judges first picked 11 which they would have liked to have placed in the three winning positions. Due to the difficulties involved, the judges decided to give two first prizes. Receiving $10 will be Mrs. Roy E. Crabtree, Utica, and Mrs. Everett F i n 1 a y, Box 87, Meade. Mrs. Crabtree was the first of four persons to call The News about a robbery that took place Tuesday night at the Citizens State Bank, Utica. Mrs. Finlay, called The News about residents of the Sunrise Plaza Subdivision in Meade getting their Christmas lights on their houses last week — much to the chagrin of bank president Clark Bird who will be the last to get his lights up for the second year and will have to buy dinner for all his neighbors. The $5 second prize goes to Mrs. Leroy Fenwick, 920 North Jackson, Pratt, who told The News about a shipwreck at Wilson Reservoir and Mike Dipman's swim for help despite infected ears. Mrs. Judy Kennedy, 802 Herald, receives the third prize of $3 for alerting The News to some youths who, Evel Knievel style, had built a ramp and were jumping trash cans with their bicycles. This tip resulted in a fine front page picture. Honorable Mentions Honorable mention goes to: Stiles Franklin, Utica; Mrs. Clara B. Horn, Utica; Mrs. Iris Schoets, Utica; Loretta McChristian, Lewis; Mrs. Arlin Foss, 127 West 6th, South Hutchinson; Mrs. Dale Hochstetler, Hesston; Mrs. Marjorie Streiff, Plains; Mrs. Rhea Arnold Everett, Little River; Mrs. Ivan Anderson, 402 South Maple, South Hutchinson. Mrs. Don Ketchum, 400 Howard; Skip Chappelle, 14 East 28th; Mrs. Raymond Thiessen, 317 East 2nd; Larry Poplin, 1007 East 9th; Norman Fenton, 1411 Pleasant; Lori Brewer, 1807 North Monroe; Becky Lousch, 502 West 30th; J. D. Rush, 323 East 12th; Mrs. Frieda Gumber, Great Bend; Bob Anderson, 1801 North Jefferson; Mrs. Fleta Hinkle, Great Bend; John Price, 404 Crescent; John Josserand, Johnson; Sister Mildred Eakes, Lamed. The News tip contest is on again and you could win a portion of the $18 in prizes offered weekly. If you see or hear of news happening, just call The News collect at MO 2-3311 or write to The News, 300 West 2nd. Youth Hurt In Crash Near Ashland ASHLAND — John Ballantine, 18, Wichita, who was on a geology class outing, was seriously injured in a car accident early Sunday in northern Clark County. Clark County Sheriff Loftis Meser said the cause of the accident was unknown but possibly Ballantine, a Wichita State University student went to sleep at the wheel. He hit a bridge abutment on the left side of N.S. 94, .2 mile into Clark County. The bridge guardrail was then rammed into the windshield. Tvlesser estimated the accident occurred between 2:40 a.m. and 2:50 a.m. His office got a call at 3 a.m. for a welder to be sent to cut the youth out of the car. Late Sunday night, Ballantine was in semi-conscious condition in Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg. He had a cerebral concussion, ankle, back and possible undetermined injuries. Balantine's father told the sheriff his son was to meet a group of students on a geology field trip. He did not know if the meeting place was Clark County Lake but thought perhaps the youth was headed there. Bar Members Meet in Hutchinson Nearly 85 members of the Southwest Kansas Bar Association met Saturday in the Hilton ballroom for their fall meeting. Eugene White, general counsel for the Dillon Company, spoke during the morning on the corporation code. The pros and cons of no-fault insurance were presented during the afternoon. Professor William Kelly, University of Kansas, presented the pro side, and Pat Kelly, Wichita attorney, presented the con side. Friday night, the lawyers, from some 33 southwest Kansas counties, were entertained with a party given by the Hutchinson National Bank. Bob Southern, Great Bend, is president of the- organization, and John Hayes, 106 Crescent,, is vice president. The annual meeting for the group will be held in December n Dodgs City. Plan Expedition For Highway Link LONDON (AP)-A team of British explorers plans to conquer the last obstacle to a Pan- American highway stretching from Alaska to the southern tip of South America. The 50-strong Trans-America Expedition will drive two vehicles through the jungle swamps of the Darien Gap on the Panama-Colombia border, a journey previously completed only by foot. The treacherous terrain of the Darien Gap is a 250-mile missing link for a highway running down the western coasts of the Americas. Findings on a possible route through the Darien Gap will be handed over to the Panamanian Highway Commission. Humphrey Preparing for Another Presidential Bid? WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey is not a man of the temperament to settle for a back-bench role in the Senate, and he may one day be seeking to reclaim tha Democratic leadership position he once held. There is evidence the junior senator from Minnesota, who has spent 15 years in the Senate and four as vice president, is not satisfied with the way things are being run now. Humphrey served four years as Democratic whip, the No. 2 leadership spot, before resigning his seat to take the vice presidency. That position now is held by Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, who won it in January by challening and defeating Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts at a Democratic caucus. Beyond the Capitol At the moment, Humphrey's political goal lies beyond the Capitol. He is preparing for what is likely to be a bid to run again in 1972, for the second time, as Democratic nominee for the White House. Humphrey has said he is stepping up his speaking schedule, "moving around some more," as he explores his presidential prospects. He says he will decide about the end of the year whether to run. If he doesn't, or tries and loses, it is possible to envision a Humphrey challenge to move into the leadership at the beginning of the 93rd Congress, in January 1973. Humphrey has not indicated any such contingency plan. But he has had his differences with Byrd over the way the Senate business is being schedule and run. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana has left the parliamentary mechan- i c s and floor-management duties largely to Byrd, who seldom is far from his desk while the Senate is in session. Vote Days Scheduled And Byrd, in turn, has worked to make the Senate run on time, scheduling votes days in advance. Humphrey is known to have complained at one time that Byrd talked him into scheduling a vote on a pet amendment when absenteeism was heavy. The amendment was defeated, and Humphrey didn't like it. Soviet Luna 19 In Lunar Orbit MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet Union's newest moon probe, the unmanned Luna 19, entered! a lunar orbit Sunday and was functioning as a moon satellite, Tass announced. The official Soviet news agency gave no word about the precise mission of Luna 19, launched Sept. 28 following three consecutive space failures by the Soviet Union. But the wording of announcements about Luna 19 caused some Western scientific observers to speculate it would not land on the moon. Tass said Luna 19 was put into near-moon orbit "to become an artificial satellite of the moon" and "to conduct scientific investigation of the moon and near-lunar space ..." Possible Landing Observers did not rule out a possible landing attempt. A western scientist said shortly after Luna 19's launch that "the only advantage of actually landing on the moon is to find out what the moon is made of. There is still much to be learned about its features and contours from close-up aerial photography." Luna 18, launched Sept. 2, crashed in rugged moon moun­ tains as it tried to land Sept. 11. On June 30 three Russian cosmonauts perished as they returned to earth aboard Soyuz 11 after establishing the world's first manned orbital space laboratory. Brief Lfnkings On April 25 the Soyuz 10 mission was cut short after a brief linkup with an orbiting platform, apparently because a crewman became ill. Two previous missions in the luna series—Luna 16 and Luna 17—made soft landings on the moon last year. Luna 16 became the first unmanned craft to land on the moon and return to earth. It brought back 3.5 ounces of fine-grain lunar samples. Luna 17 put the Lunokhod I moon rover on the sea of rains, and the eight-wheeled vehicle has since carried out numerous j reconnaissance missions. Tass said 26 radio communications sessions were conducted during Luna 19's flight and all systems were operating normally. Two corrections were made in the vehicle's trajectory "to insure its entry into a certain sphere of the near-moon space," Tass said. How They Voted WASHINGTON — How Kansas members of Congress voted on roll calls last week: HOUSE Bill authorizing 2-year extension of the antipoverty projects of the Office of Economic Opportunity at a cost of $5.3 billion including a new child development program — passed 251 to 115. For — All from Kansas except as listed. Against — Sebelius (R-Kan.). Amendment for a care and development program for children of working mothers, with eligibility limited to families with an income not exceeding $4,300 annually—agreed to, 186 to 183. For — Roy (D-Kan.) Against — All others from Kansas. Amendment limiting eligibility to participate in child care and development program to famines with annual income $4,320 instead of $6,690 — agreed to 191 to 180. For. — Sebelius, Shriver, Skubitz, Winn, Kansas Republicans. Against — Roy (D-Kan.) SENATE Amendment of Mansfield (D- Mont.) providing for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Indo-China within six months provided American prisoners of war are released — adopted 57 to 38. For — Pearson (R-Kan.) Against — Dole (R-Kan.) Amendment of Nelson (D-Wis.) reducing authorization for research and development for the Navy's Project Sanguine communications system by $2 million — adopted 44 to 42. Against — Pearson and Dole. Amendment of Proxmire (D- Wis.) to terminate the F14 aircraft program by deleting the 806.1 million-dollar authorization -rejected, 28 to 61. YUL BACK — Yul Brynner and his new wife, French socialite Jacqueline DeCroisset, arrive at Kennedy Airport in New York Sunday. Mixing busi- (Hutchinson Newi-UPI Ttltphoto) ness with pleasure, Brynner will use his visit to promote his new film, 'Catlow,' and and to honeymoon with his wife.

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