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rHE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1996 A9 DEATHS fit FUNERALS RAIL MERGER Jlanche A. Beedy GOODLAND — Blanche A. edy, 82, Goodland, died Monty, Oct. 14,1996, at Good Samarin Center, Goodland. Mrs. Beedy was born Blanche A. poerfer on June 20,1914, at Sweet- ome, Ore., and was a resident of Goodland since 1928. She was a 'member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign tyars Auxiliary and Calvary Gospel Church. £'Her husband, William Fredrick Jr., preceded her in death. iSurvivors include two sons, Donald Leon of Goodland and Lonn of Portland, Ore.; a daughter,' Shirley Joan Shull of Good- lahd; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. !The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Mountain time Thursday at the Calvary Gospel Church, Good- lajnd, Pastor Russ Goodrum officiating. Burial will be in Goodland Cemetery. ^Memorials may be made to Gpod Samaritan Center Activities Fund. IVisitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mountain time today at Kbons Chapel, 211 N. Main, Goodla^ 67735, and before the service Thursday at the church. Hubert Emmett Conrad ;THORNTON, Colo. — Hubert Emmett Conrad, 77, Thornton, died Sept. 30,1996, at Denver. !Mr. Conrad was born Aug. 14, 1919, at Gaylord, Kan. He was an Army veteran and had been an assistant manager for Conoco. !He was preceded in death by a stjn, Piano; and two daughters, Phyllis and Deana. ;Survivors include his wife, Pearl of Thornton; a daughter, Pearl Ann Quails of Denver; a brother, Herbert of Osborne, Kan.; two sisters, Freda Stout of Beloit, Kan. and Lorraine Shelling of Wichita^ Kan.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. *; The funeral was Oct. 4 at Olinger Moore Howard Chapel, 29th at Wadsworth, Denver, Pastor George Berlin officiating. Bur- ifetl was in Fort Logan National Cemetery. ^Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 1280 g; Parker Road, Denver 80231. John Boren Criswell ,|; EL PASO, Texas — John Boren Criswell, 76, El Paso, died Friday, (5ct. 11,1996'. '•'[ Mr. Criswell was born in Beaver Bounty, Okla., and grew up at S,elden, Kan. He was a resident of El Paso for 30 years, moving from Wilson, Kan., where he had lived fpr many years. He managed the IJalston Purina branch and in 1973 bought the branch and operated it as Criswell Foods, retiring in 1989. u, He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley. •" Survivors include his wife, Helen; a son, Mike; two daughters, Sliawn Siefers and Joan McKeegan; a stepdaughter, Helen Flora; fpur brothers, Norman, Norvel, $arrell and Larry; a sister, Doris Davis; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. '•[.' The service was Tuesday at St. •Jjjatthews Catholic Church, Riverbend. Burial will be at 10 a.m. flihursday in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Wilson. ;,: Martin Funeral Home, El Paso, handled Texas arrangements and Foster Mortuary, Wilson 67490, is handling Iqcal arrangements. KANSAS ABILENE: Annabelle Sherwood BELOIT: Neal E. Dreifaelbls BURR OAK: Marguerite Louise Gillett GOODLAND: Blanche A. Beedy HILL CITY: Marcla E. Schweitzer LAWRENCE: Mary Ann Dickinson PHILLIPSBURQ; Lydia Manz OUT OF STATE Hubert Emmett Conrad, Thornton, Colo. John Boren Criswell, El Paso, Texas Robert J. Harriots, Qlendale, Ariz. Maj. Veronica L. Ryan, Carmel, . Calif. Mary Ann Dickinson : LAWRENCE — Mary Ann Dickinson, 58, Lawrence, died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at her home of cancer. <: Mrs. Dickinson was born Mary Ann Mize on Aug. 7,1938, at Tulsa, Okla., grew up in Salina and was a resident of Lawrence since 1967. She was a chemistry instructor at t§e University of Michigan and a research chemist at the Parke- fiavis Pharmaceutical Co. at Ann Ajbor. She taught junior high science and mathematics at Menlo Park, Calif., and Denver before riioving to Lawrence. ;;"She was a member of Pi Beta PJtii social sorority, served as vice president of Student Union Activities and was elected to Phi Beta K#ppa and Mortar Board. She was president of The Villages Inc., Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Pi Beta Phi Alumni CJub, PEG Chapter GQ and was treasurer of Pi Beta Phi House Gorp. She co-chaired the Lawrence Heart Fund Drive, Served on the boards of Cotton- tyood Inc., Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association, Kansas Memorial Union and Learned Club. ;;*,She was director of Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Meet, was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, I&wrence Interdenominational IJiltrition Kitchen and did tutor- jing in mathematics. She was Douglas County Extension Master Gardener and gave lectures and toas an author of columns on gar- ifening. She was active in the ere- alion and development of the JJemonstration Garden at the Dou- gjas County Extension Office. Her garden wa? featured in the 1991 Bert Nash Garden Tour and she chaired the 1993 tour. Survivors include her husband, Martin of Lawrence; a daughter, Nancy Dickinson of Washington, D.C.; a son, James of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a sister, Kathryn Mize Dwyer of Fort Collins, Colo.; and a brother, John Mize of Salina. The service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Private inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Villages Inc., or Pi Beta Phi Scholarship Fund in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th, Lawrence 66044. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Neal E. Dreibelbis BELOIT — Neal E. Dreibelbis, 70, Beloit, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at Mitchell County Community Hospital, Beloit. The McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, is handling arrangements. Marguerite Louise Gillett BURR OAK — Marguerite Louise Gillett, 80, Burr Oak, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at Good Samaritan Center, Hastings, Neb. Mrs. Gillett was born Marguerite Louise Thompson on June 29, 1916, at Mankato. She taught school in rural Burr Oak for two years and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Burr Oak United Methodist Church. Her husband, Douglas, died in' 1993. Survivors include two daughters, Marcia Litzenberger of Wilton, Calif., and Sandra Franco of Burr Oak; a son, Larry of Burr Oak; two sisters, Marie Simons and Berniece Simons, both of Valley Falls; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church, Burr Oak, the Revs. Robert Litzenberger Jr. and Robert Litzenberger III officiating. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery, Pastor Laura Fricker officiating. Williams Funeral Home, 814 Idaho St., Superior, Neb. 68978, is handling arrangements. Robert J. Harnois GLENDALE, Ariz.,— Robert J. Harnois, 60, Glendale, died Oct. 8, 1996, at Glendale of cancer. Mr. Harnois was born July 9, 1936, at Concordia, Kan., and was a resident of Arizona for 22 years. He had been a service technician for General Electric in Phoenix. He was a member of the Sister Cities Organization and a sponsor for a foreign student exchange program. A son, Robert Jr., preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia "Cindy" of Glendale; a stepson, Derek Rohrbeck of Phoenix; four daughters, Laura Gregson of Las Vegas and Teresa, Denise and Michelle, all of Phoenix; his mother, Nila J. Harnois of Battle Creek, Mich.; two sisters, Alice Lachenmaier of Salina, Kan., and Mary J. Wolf of Battle Creek, Mich.; and five grandchildren. A memorial service was Oct. 10 at Best Funeral Home, 9380 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria 85345. Memorials may be made to Dig- nita Hospice, 202 E. Earll Dr., Suite 320, Phoenix 85012. His mother's name was omitted in Tuesday's edition. 9 p.m. today and Thursday at the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661, and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Maj. Veronica L. Ryan CARMEL, Calif. — Maj. Veronica L. Ryan, 84, Carmel, died Monday, Sept. 30,1996, at Carmel Convalescence Care Center. Maj. Ryan was born Feb. 19, 1912, at Chapman, Kan., and was a resident of the Pacific Grove and Monterey areas since 1965. She was a nurse at hospitals in Concordia, Kan., and Los Angeles before joining the Army Nurses Corp. She had several tours of duty at various hospitals in the United States and Europe. She was a nursing supervisor in the European and Pacific Theatres. She received the Army Commendation Medal as medical nursing supervisor at her retirement service in 1965 at Beaumont, Texas. Survivors include a sister, Lillian Ryan of Manhattan, Kan. A memorial service will be today in California by the Catholic Daughters. Another memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Chapman, the Rev. Richard Lutgen officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Chapman. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Michael's Catholic Church Memorial Fund or Chapman Public Library in care of Londeen Funeral Chapel, Box 429, Chapman 67431. Marcia E. Schweitzer HILL CITY — Marcia E. Schweitzer, 74, Hill City, died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Mrs. Schweitzer was born Marcia E. Nicholson on March 13, 1922, at Penokee and was a lifelong resident of the Hill City area. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper. She was a member of Hill City United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, DWC Sunday School Class, Good SAMS Camping Club, Helping Hands Club, Research Plus Club and Helianthus Club. Her husband, Ralph A., died July 5,1996. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Prose of Beeler; a sister, Maxine Garrett of WaKeeney; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hill City United Methodist Church, Pastors Mehl Cruit and Kay Kincaid officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City. Memorials may be made to Don Marrs Basic Cancer Research, Dawson Place or the church. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Spencer Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Annabelle Sherwood ABILENE — Annabelle Sherwood, 85, formerly of Abilene, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at Stoneybrook Health Center, Manhattan. Mrs. Sherwood was born Annabelle Stark on May 29, 1911, at Abilene and was a resident of Manhattan since 1991, moving from Abilene. She was a farm wife. Her husband, Paul "Dutch," died in 1954. Survivors include two sons, Raymond of Manhattan and Jay of Abilene; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Abilene Cemetery, the Rev. Dennis Wallace officiating. Memorials may be made to Stoneybrook Retirement Center. Visitation will be at Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410. W.G. "Bud" Somers Eastern railroads to merge CSX-Conrail combo would dominate rails east of the Mississippi By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — CSX Corp. has agreed to buy Conrail Inc. for $8.4 billion in a deal that would create a freight network that would dominate the rail industry east of the Mississippi. The deal, if approved by regulators and stockholders, would combine a descendant of America's first railroad and a carrier that the government stitched together out of the old Penn Central and other bankrupt companies. The combined company would be the nation's third-largest rail system, with 29,645 miles of track stretching from Chicago and New Orleans to Boston, New York and Miami. It would be surpassed by Burlington Northern, which bought Santa Fe in 1995, and Union Pacific, whose purchase of Southern Pacific was approved earlier this year. Those two railroads have more than 30,000 miles of track each. With a combined work force of 52,000, CSX and Conrail said Tuesday that jobs will be lost when the railroads combine operations. They said they expect to realize $550 million in cost savings and higher traffic from the merger. "Our new company will provide new single-line rail service to major markets east of the Mississippi," said John Snow, CSX chairman. "We will have the financial strength to make substantial infrastructure investments and ser- Flle photo John Snow, CSX chairman, would be chairman and CEO of the new railroad, which has yet to choose a name. vice improvements." Stephen FitzGerald, a spokesman for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, said the union will fight any union job cuts. The new company will be renamed and based in Philadelphia; no name has been chosen. The merger is expected to be completed in late 1997. CSX, based in Richmond, Va., traces its roots to the early 19th century charter of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the first railroad in North America. Conrail, based in Philadelphia, was created by the government in the 1970s to buy the Penn Central and other bankrupt railroads of the Northeast and Midwest. It was sold to the public in 1987. Snow would be chairman and chief executive of the combined company. David LeVan, Conrail's chairman, would be No. 2 as president and chief operating officer. Schools / LOBs being considered FROM PAGE A1 Still left, however, are the school districts that through legislative action are protected this year from enrollment declines suffered because of downsizing at Fort Riley. Enrollment is the basis for determining the amount of state aid districts receive and about a dozen districts with Fort Riley students were given additional money for one year only. School boards already are scrambling because of the state money the districts expect to lose for the 1997-98 school year. Abilene, Herington, Clay Center and Chapman could each see their budgets cut by more than $100,000 if the school-finance law isn't changed — a real possibility during the next Legislative session — or there aren't any gains in enrollment. None of the districts have local- option budgets, a mechanism that allows for a tax levy beyond the one set by the state. The local-option budget is subject to a protest petition from voters. "That will be one option we'll look at, but as far as saying we're going to do it, I think it would be premature. We are giving it some serious study now and hope to come up with some plan in the next couple of months," Chapman Superintendent Robert King said. "At Abilene and Chapman, we've always had growth and now suddenly we have a downsizing and this kind of puts the skids on that. I don't know how the public is going to react to that." In Clay Center, the enrollment decline has been most noticeable T SIMPSON CASE Lawyers try to select jurors for civil lawsuit By The Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Lawyers seeking 12 perfect jurors for the O.J. Simpson civil trial asked prospects Tuesday for their views on race relations, domestic violence and the justice system. Simpson was in court for the first time in two weeks for the final phase of juror examination, called general questioning. It is intended to unearth any biases that might have slipped by during the first two sessions. Prospective jurors were seated in the jury box in groups of 12 for individual questions. Sample: "Do you feel this case could have some impact on race relations in this country?" plaintiffs attorney Daniel Petrocelli asked a woman of mixed race. "Maybe," she said. Would that influence her verdict? "My job would be to judge this case, not worry what the nation's going to think about it," she said. The initial panel was racially mixed: four blacks, six whites and two of other ethnic backgrounds. Of those, three said earlier they felt Simpson was probably guilty of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. at the elementary level, Superintendent Charles Mansfield said. One of his administrators has a theory. "He thinks that with the downsizing of the Army, the troops are getting older so there aren't as many young kids," he said. Abilene's Lambert said this year's problems go beyond Fort Riley. "We just think it was a combination — the downsizing of the fort, the closing of a major employer (ABB Air Preheater at nearby Enterprise), the local parochial school has gained students and for some unknown reason, We've had many families move out of Abilene," he said. "None of those things is a No. 1, stand-alone reason. It's just a combination." Jackson wins slander claim By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A freelance journalist must pay damages to Michael Jackson for failing to back up claims that a videotape showed the pop star and a boy having sex, a judge ruled Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Reginald Dunn said a jury will determine how much Jackson should receive from Victor Gutierrez, who refused to identify the source who showed him the video. Jackson sued Gutierrez for slander, contending the writer lied in a January 1995 appearance on the TV magazine show "Hard Copy" when he claimed he viewed a 27- minute videotape that purportedly showed the singer in a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old boy. The $100 million lawsuit also named "Hard Copy," the show's parent company, Paramount Pictures Corp. and "Hard Copy" reporter Diane Dimond. ON THE RECORD Lydia Manz PHILLIPSBURG — Lydia Manz, 88, Phillipsburg, died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at the Long Term Care Unit of Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg. Miss Manz was born May 27, 1908, in Phillips County and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg. Survivors include two brothers, Walter Manz and Edward Manz, both of Phillipsburg; and a sister, Esther Manz of Phillipsburg. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg, Pastor Joel Hiesterman officiating. Burial will be in First Lutheran Cemetery, Stuttgart. Memorials may be made to the Long Term Care Unit of Phillips County Hospital. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to CAMAS, Wash. — W.G. "Bud" Somers, 81, Camas, died Oct. 5, 1996, at Fort Vancouver Convalescent Center. Mr. Somers was born April 17, 1915, at Delphos, Kan., and was a resident of Camas since 1942. He worked for Crown Zellerbach Mill, retiring in 1977 after 38 years. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Camas. Survivors include his wife, Waneta Ruth of Camas; a son, Sheldon of Woodland; a daughter, Waneta Filbin of Vancouver; two sisters, Mildred Felt of Salina, Kan., and Lula Popham of Delphos; a brother, Dean of Salina; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was Oct. 9 at the Zion Lutheran Church. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Straub's Funeral Home, 325 N.E. Third Ave., Camas 98607, handled arrangements. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one." — 1 John 5:8 Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — Marilyn D. Swenson, Salina; Vera Higgins, Concordia. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Blossom Augustine, Katherine A. Allen, Logan A. Johnson, Annie Meadows, Holly D. Phillips, Pamela A. Post, Nancy M. Richardson, Gail Simpson and Ivan Smith, all of Salina; Juan Lorenzo Arceo, Brookville; Donald D. Demanett, Concordia; Mary Ann Lagemann, Concordia; Margaret Smith, Ellsworth; Gerald Kaiser, Great Bend; Michele Koerperich, Kipp; Christine Pringle, McPherson, Mark E. Schemm, Smith Center. DISMISSALS — Ann Dickerhoof, Salina, George L. Harrell, Tammy McElroy and baby boy and Luellen Robison, all of Salina; Nora R. Larsen and baby boy, Beverly; Robert J. Staab, Hays; Ruth E. Shup, Lincoln; Sarah Ruth Rabb, Minneapolis. Births BOY: Charles L. and Susan Thornburg, Salina, 11 Ibs. 2 ozs., born Oct. 14. Ponce blotter BURGLARY — Stereo equipment and videocassette recorder belonging to Deborah Kay Marion taken from a mini-storage unit at 2435 Centennial between 11 a.m. Friday and 9:30 p.m. Monday; $2,090 loss. VEHICLE BURGLARY — A stereo, amplifier, truck lock and compact discs belonging to Dan E. Freeman taken from 730 Fairdale between 1 and 4 a.m. Tuesday; $550 loss. A stereo, jacket, speakers belonging to Brandon L. Schroller taken from 737 Fairdale between 12:01 and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday; $1,225 loss. A stereo, speakers, amplifier, compact disc player, compact discs and a calculator belonging to David A. Thompson taken from 651 Upper Mill Heights between 8:30 p.m. Monday and 5:45 a.m. Tuesday; $2,310 loss. THEFT — 1995 dark blue Ford a.m. Tuesday; $30,000 loss. Animal shelter These animals were picked up Oct. 11-14 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 8266535. DOGS — Black male spaniel and terrier mix with white spot, 1600 block of State; black and white male terrier mix, 1600 block of State; black female terrier mix with white spot, 1600 block of State; white female boxer with brown around eye, 2100 block of Roach; sable and white female terrier and collie mix with brown and red col- lar, 400 block of East Wayne; black and tan female rottweiler with leather collar and tag, 700 block of Wood; black male Labrador and boxer mix with blue harness, 200 block of Oakdale; white and black neutered male Brittany and boxer mix, 1500 block of Austin Circle; tri color neutered male rat terrier with leather collar, 1500 block of Austin Circle; black and white female puppy Labrador and terrier mix, 1200 block of West Crawford; tan male shar pel, 1600 block of North Ninth. CATS — Orange male with short hair, 1600 block of West Republic; sealpoint neutered male Siamese, 900 block of South Ninth; calico female kitten with short hair, 700 block of Spruce; tan, white and grey female with medium hair, 200 block of South Second; gray and white male with short hair, 1000 block of Highland; tan and black male with short hair, 1900 block of West Old Highway 40. ^ Q.T; i JLHY. Numbers TUESDAY'S DRAWING DAILY PICK 3 2-4-0 LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 s e if

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