The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 4, 1971 · Page 25
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The Hutchinson News 100th Year No. 93 12 Pages Monday Evening, October 4,1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 Price 10c The Drug You Drink » 9 Drunk Tank Doesn't Help By WAYNE LEE News Associate Editor About a third of all persons arrested, and about half of all those in jail in the U.S., have committed no crime other than being drunk in public view. "It is safe to say that 111) per cent all the police trouble In Kansas is directly traceable to alcohol. Some say i,l is much higher than that, but 110 per cent is a safe figure," said Fred Goodgion, who manages a new program for (he Services for Alcohol Related Problems in Topcka. II; has been well-publicized that a hard-hooked heroin addict has to steal about $25,000 in cash or $100,000 in goods a year to maintain his habit. Hut Goodgion thinks taxpayers should take n long look nl whut It costs the U.S. in crime to maintain nn alcohol habit. "Think of all the robberies, rapes, murders and you-namc- it that have been done under the influence of alcohol. What kind of effect does that have on a country's economy?," Goodgion said. The cost of crime created by alcohol has not been publicized, Goodgion said, and "maybe it's because it is so staggering." $(!'/•! Billion Annually Some spokesmen say alcoholism and social drinking combined may cost industry as much as $0'/j billion a year. "Stop to think how much it costs us in delinquency, in broken homes, in accidents ~ it could go on and on." said Goodgion, who docs not believe prohibition is the answer. The answer, he feels, is education. His job is to work with the entire judicial and law enforcement system in Shawnec County to seek aid for the drinking defendant. "Our effort Ls to see if we can get the alcoholic offender out of jail. Jails don't help the alcoholic, and they don't seem to be helping society help the alcoholic," Goodgion said. Tt is his hope that the Topeka program will spread to other communities around the state, and that alcoholism specialists will become a part of the courts' answers to alcoholism, act- in," as parole and probation adviser. And educating law enforcement to take "a more realistic view" of alcohol. Early studies show Goodgion's effort has cut recidivism for alcohol related crimes by 50 per cent, he says. "Preferential treatment is one of our greatest mistakes. The law is the law, and letting one man off because he is who he is will destroy him," Goodgion said. "Throwing the poor or the middle class drunk into jail usually makes matters worse. Jail time and fines arc totally ineffectual. The drinker will just figure out a way to stay out of jail next time. Education is the key, and they can't get an education in a jailhouso," Goodgion said. Drinking Welfare Clients Goodgion believes that many welfare clients have earned their reputation as drinkers, and much of that reputation has come from policemen who have arrested them. "We don't stop to think that it was perhaps alcohol that got them on welfare in the first place - that they drink not because they are on welfare, but that they got on welfare bo cause they drink," he said. 11. H., a successful businessman and a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, IH violcnly opposed to jail time for alcoholics. He was prepared to take his own life if he went to jail. "I mentally got ready, and I'm sure I would have done it," he says. R. II. didn't suffer from delirium trcmcns, the hallucination phenomenon that is a part of alcoholism. But many alcoholics suffer the DTs and it has been known to cause death. If the chronic is in jail his chances of survival arc slim. This is especially true in a stage of withdrawal convulsions, which can match hard drugs for scenes of horror, according to alcoholism rehabilitation specialists. The DTs started the American joke of the pink elephant. But dinosaurs replace elephants in the fevered eyes of alcoholics these clays. They also sec rats crawling out of their stomach, hear voices and music. One Kansas alcoholic sees his mother being ripped apart before his eyes daily. Another sees his hand being stuck in a fan. Yet another sees a man with a rifle tracking him down. Frequent Jailing "Senseless" Jim an alcoholic, disagrees with R. H. about jail time. He thinks one jailing "might sober a guy up." But he views jailing more than once as senseless, "it ruins not only his life but. his family's," he says. Doyle McQuoy, counselor at Osawalomic Stale Hospital, said the hospital has had to send some of its alcoholic patients off to jail. "Sometimes they absolutely do not want to slop. We ve had to send them to jail from here. I have mixed emotions about it," McQuoy said. Other alcoholism treatment specialists have mixed emotions about the effectiveness of court-forced treatment for the alcoholic. "It usually has a rough time here. The guy who is forced Mmcs in like a man who was forced in. We have a liquor store a block away from here. And if they start drinking, out they go—usually to jail," said Don Richardson, a counselor at Topaka Stale Hospital. "Law enforcement varies. In some areas the drinkers are "those damn drunks" and in others they arc "sick people " Naturally we shouldn't jail the alcoholic, That doesn't do anybody any good," said Ward Rogers, chairman of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Alcoholism. Only last month, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform Slate Laws suggested to all states that '.'alcoholics and intoxicated persons" should not be subjected to criminal prosecution because of their consumption of alcoholic beverages "but rather should be afforded a continuum of trealrncnl in order that they may lead normal lives as productive members of society." The act the commissioners would like to sec law in all 50 states would not apply, however, to drunk driving cases. , About 30 per cent of the 600 to 650 alcoholism patients a year at Valley Hope at Norton arc there as the result of medical or professional urging. A "smaller percentage comes from court referral, according to Dr, John Lcipold, who heads the program. The majority of patients corne from out-patient referral. "The courts arc beginning to give great cooperation, Most of them are very humane and are trying to do th,e best they can within the limits they havc-and there are limits," Lcipold said. (Tomorrow; The Menace of the Drinking Driver, > Miller Displays Raid Haul Two Trucks Are Needed For Devices GREAT BEND - Approximately 50 lawmen, including Fred Howau-d, KB I director, accompanied Attorney General Vcrn Miller on his raid of private clubs at (Jreal, Bend Saturday and early Sunday. Although the agents brought a large van-typo truck with them, they had to rent a second truck in Great Bend In order to carry all Ihe equipment back to To- pcka. Barton County Sheriff Marion Wcese said the second .ruck was filled half to three- quarters full just at one club. Wccsc and local police were not cnltod until Miller's agents were already in the clubs. They then accompanied Miller and Howard to the various clubs to observe the agents at work. The raids began about 11:30 p.m. Saturday and continued into the early hours Sunday. Punch Boards Clubs in Hoisington yielded a few punch boards but nothing was found at a club in Ellinwood and a club at Claflin was closed. Miller said he had had reports of gambling at both Ellinwood and Claflin. Wcese said Sunday, "Some time back when his (Miller's) office received some complaints, lie called and asked me to take care of it — I did notify them lhat gambling would not be tolerated." Wccsc believes that the clubs he contacted — and others to which the word spread — ceased operations for a time hut then resumed their activities. "No complaints had been nadc to my office and 1 don't frequent them (the private clubs) to know," the sheriff <aid. Weese said one of his men observed one individual, "apparently unhappy about the raids," breaking an antenna off one of the atlorncy general's investigators' cars. No charges iave been filed as a result of the incident. "I'm satisfied with the handing of the raids,'• Wccsc said. 'They were good enough to ,'ivc us warning before and the clubs knew the consequences before the raids, f have no qualms with the handling. his raiders Great lU'iul Agents Still in Barton County TOPF.KA, Kan, (AP) -- Ally. Gen, Vt'm Miller showed imws- loilay Ihe '10 slot inachln- gaming tables and about (.'.gal punch cards ho and sel'/.ci private at seven clubs inul Miller showed off a largo dice table which he, said was seized at Ihe Petroleum Club. Tlui giant curds— which supply of punch ranged from the (Hi)lc,hlii!iOn NuwvUPI Talnpholu) VERN MILLKR examines haul at Topeka press conference Monday morning. llolsinglon club Saturday and declared It wan by biggest gambling do.n ho has uncovered In Kansas since hi 1 took state office last January. Promises Charges Miller promised a variety of charges against those about whom evidence and Information was Inlu'ii in tlio raids which began at 11:110 p.m. Saturday and rout limed into the early hours Sunday, lid durliiiod In discuss the .specific charges which would be filed, but hinted at such things as transportation of gambling devices as well as the UMial charges of operation of 5-eenl to 25 cent variety and were made by the Hamilton Mnnufncurlng Co., Miniicnpolls, Minn.—wore Nci/od in an np- stairs room at llu; Eagles Club, Miller said. Up To Courts The attorney general .said it would be up to tlii! courts to decide whether the gambling equipment, ulliinntoly will be destroyed or returned to tho owners, based on outcome of Hit! cases being planned. Miller said it was bigger haul than we 'a much had ex"It was the biggest gambling we have found Miller said. nny- "We Air Mail to 12 Cents? Sees Postage Hike (C) Wnshlnaloii Slnr WASHINGTON - The Postal Service plans to ask for another increase in the price of stamps next spring. If granted,', tho higher rates would lake effect in July. The size of the increase will not be determined until after the- Postal Rate Commission acts, on the.rales,.which became effective in'' May on n temporary basis. James W. Hargrove, a senior assistant postmaster general, | What Is prompting postal of- said in an interview he hoped the next rise can be limited to a penny, but he can't be sure. That would mean first class letters would go from 8 to 0 cents and air mail possibly from II to 12 cents. The other classes of mall also would be affected, but again the rates would depend on how the postal rate commission emerges from Its first rate go-a-round. Man Shoots Wife As Hijack Fails I am satisfied they got everything . . . I'm sorry there was as much as there was to be seirnl," he added. The Eagles Club, which was having a regular Saturday night dance, had in storage about ,500 punchboards, bought about 20 years ago, said Ray Hlckey, manager. Punchboards have not been used by the club Nlncc January because they "won't go any more," he said. They are losing in popularity to bingo very rapidly, he said. The club has bingo nights on Mondays. The Eagles, with 2,440 members, Is the largest fraternal club in Great Bend and the argest Eagles club in Kansas, Mickey said a few boos d the officers at the Eagles ,'lub. hTc last of those atlcnd- ng left about I a.m., an hour after the regular closing lime, Officers remained on the scene until about 4:30 a.m., Hickey said. The Elkfl, a 1,500-mcmbcr organization In Great Bend, had a good crowd In the dining room and for bingo, mild Wljmcr Olte, manager, hut only a small crowd was left at 11:25, time of the raid. About 100 persons were attending the juke box dance at the VPW Saturday nigth. Harold Blazek, manager, was at a wedding reception, hut returned to the club when he heard about the raid. The VFW has slightly more than 800 m e m b c rs and the JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) ~- A real estate salesman hauled his kicking, screaming wife aboard a private plane today at Nashville, Tenn., commandeered the craft with a .45 automatic pistol and then killed the woman, tho pilot and himself when trapped at Jacksonville, police said. The FBI said George Mallory Giffe Jr., 34, died en route to a Jacksonville hospital. Susan Giffe, his beautiful 25-year-old estranged wife, and Brent Quinton Downs, tlie pilot, were found dead inside the plush, Stores Must Keep List (C) 19/1 Washlnolon Slar WASHINGTON - Stores and other sellers must maintain lists of celling prices to comply with the freeze, and customers have a right to Inspect the lints, the Cost of Living Council «uid Monday. The ruling apparently was Ixkucd hi response to questions about how customers can determine whether sellers are complying with the freeze, which in general prohibits price increases above levels charged In the 110 days ended Aug. 15. The council urged customers to make sure, before com plaining to the Internal Revenue Service, that they have talked to it responsible official of the store about the problem. .win-engine turboprop Air Hawk Commander. Two Survive Two other persons, a copilot ind a man charged with aiding Jiffe, survived unharmed. Nashville police and the FBI said the drama l>cgan shortly ifter midnight when Mrs. Giffe got off work from her job as a switchboard operator at a Nashville motel. They said she showed up at .he Nashville airport a short Jme later and was put aboard tho private charter flight by jiffe. When his wife began ighting and screaming that she was being abducted, police said litfe told Downs lie was a doctor- taking the woman, to At- anta for treatment. But Downs asked for Identl- 'Icatlon, they said, and Glffc whipped out his pistol and ordered the pilot to fly him to the Bahamas. 'Low On Fuel' Once airborne, the pilot radioed he was being hijacked. FBI agents said Downs per' suuded Giffe he was low on fuel and landed the plane at Jack sonville International Airport. Alter the craft touched down FBI agents surrouridcd It ant six/I out the tires and one engine thai was slill running. Police said Giffe fired Iwice through the plane's windshield and then lurncd Ihe gun on his victims. They said Mrs. Glffc, mother of a 21-irwnth-old child, hac been shot twice In the chest Downs also was shot twice once In the leg and once In the back of the head, Iclals l/o concede that they cniv not escape another increase is lie large - scale pay raise re* cently awarded to postal workers. The postal service, however, expects to call a halt to Increased rates after the next one. "Very likely," said Hargrove, we will be able after tho next July raise. In rates to offset increased costs in the future brough productivity savings." He meant lhat through money-saving devices not going into ffect, the postai service will he able to prevent another rise In ate In 1974 when the labor contracts with postal workers jxpirc. / The present 8 - cent rale for first class mall and. the other increases probably will not be finally adjudicated until the end of thin year. The rates arc only temporary until the rate commission re- ;x)rls its decision to the postal service's board of governors, which can alter the findings only If the total of tho recommended! to give rate the is insufficient postal service enough funds for Its total requirements. A complicating factor Is a requirement In the law that all mall categories must IKS rcclas- slficd before January 1073. Margrove said the postal service will try to look at all the classifications before filing for Its next rate Increase, Wealhcr KANSAS - Mostly clear tonight with .light winds ; continued cool, lows In upper 30H extreme northwest to mid to upper 4 (Is southeast; Tuesday mostly sunny and locally warmer; nlglm In the upper 70s to lower 8n. Hutchinson Weather Sunday's high 73 at 0 p.m.; today's low 49 at U a.m. Temp- p.m. 74. Record record low 35 erature at I high 07 in In 1015, Winds: calm, Barometer: 30.20 rising, Sunset Monday: 7:11 p.m, Sunrise Tuesday:: 7:31 a.m Friendly Motorist 'Did Drugs' All Right American 1,100. Legion more than TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - One young Kansas man hitched a ride with the wrong person last Friday. Ally, Gen. Vcrn Miller said today that John Donaldson, In his 20s, of Wichita, was booked at the Shawnce County jail on a charge of possession of marijuana, Miller said the young man hitched a ride with one of Miller's young narcotics agents on the Kansas Turnpike just outside Wichita lust Friday. Shortly after beginning his ride with the agent, who Miller described as "looking like a hippy," the suspect "111 up a marijuana cigarette, and aske< the agent If he did drugs." The attorney general said the agent stopped at one of Hit service areas on the turriplk obslenslbly for gasoline, am telephoned the highway patrol, The car was stopped near To peka, and .Donaldson was ai rested by the patrol. Mrs. Manila Kquier Crash Kills Daughter of Local Couple The daughter of a llulchlnfion ouple was among six persons tilled Sunday In, n three - car ccidcnt 'near Qulnlcr in north- vest Kaasas, Dead Is Mrs. Murcln Hqulcr, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Colcman, 3004 Cornell. She was a 1907 graduate of HuUihlnnon High School and u former Hiilchtoson Community AmbasswuV. Mrs. Squier and Iwr husband XJland, ,23, both students at ansars State University, were i a car with four others re irnlng from tho Kansas Slate Colorado University football amc at Boulder, Squlcr was tho only one In the ar who survived. He was list(J in, fair condition Monday at ho Hadley Medical Center »t lays with a broken shoulder nd leg arid Internal injuries. Tlionc killed were Und'i Henry, about 22, Lccomplon, who was a homecoming queen finalist at KIUIHUH State, Greg W. llardln, 21), WuKecncy, tin; driver, and Hruce A, Maxwell and his wile, Patricia, both 23, of Piper. The sixth victim In the crash was Esther M, Woods, 50, Kansas City, Mo,, driver of the second car. Investigating officers said the jccldcnl occurred on 1-70 In an urea where road repair work had restricted traffic to one unc In each direction. Officers said the Woods .vc- ilclc crossed the ccnlerlirwi sldcswlpcd a vehicle driven by a I>js Angeles man, Chesluy A Baker, and then collided heud-m with the car driven by Hardin Baker and two passengers ii his car escaped Injury, Between (! p,rn. Friday wi< midnight Sunday, Kansas tral fie accidents claimed 12 llvw gambling equipment and llclputing In gambling, Agents in Great Bowl Miller said three assistant nl- H'licys general were In Great end today going over the cvi- (SIKH- and drafting warrants ir aiTc.HlH, lie declined to give n estimate as to how many ersoiis might In; charged, but aid it would be quilt; a few. I If said he Mi'.nl. Patrick Con- oily, Bill lloneymun and Jack Williams from Ihe attorney c.iieriil's staff to Groat Bend. "W<! want to go ahead and Hi; (hi! charges and then talk bout them," Miller told news- rien he summoned to Kansas Jurcmi of Investigation head- luarters today to show thorn he gambling equipment and IBCUSS Ihe raids. Me said no 1 arrests were nude In the seven clubs In !real Bond or the one club In lolslngton Saturday night bo MUSC of the number of people nvolvcd, Not F(',llNll)l(! "It was not feasible to take icoplc Into custody at the time iccmisc of the number of icople Involved," Miller said, 'It would have taken loo many ncn. But wo took all the cvl- lence necessary to draw war•ants," Miller disclosed that Greal tend City Ally. Ed Moses was >im of the people in the Great 3ond Petroleum club—which •vus having Its "Las Vegas Vlglil" when officers raided it, fc said Moses left Ihe club and 'cturned with warrants for the west of stale agents, charging hem with disturbing tho pence. Vo warrant was drawn for Milor, however, the attorney genera! said. Miller said Moses was persuaded not to use the warrants. 'Wo talked to him," the altor- icy general said, "and he hanged his mind." Askod If he had threatened vloscs with counter legal action f the warrants were served, vllllcr replied: "Wo just hud a :onvcrsalloii about them." Miller also was asked If he Is operation where," haven't found any activity such us this any place else, or we'd be raiding them." lie said his Investigation of gambling activity In Kansas Is a continuing thing, but admitted he has only one agent assigned cluslvely. lhat activity ox"He's covering the whole stale as best as he can," Miller said, "I'm so short handed wo haven't got anybody otyo," considering a legal ouster pro- icodlnjj against MOBCH. "We >ro considering all the facts of what happened Miller's reply, there," was Miller's men raided the prl- /al.(! clubs of the Kaglcs, Klkw ind Knights of Columbus lodg- H, tin; Amc'i'lcan Ixiglon, • Veler- us of Foreign Wars and DIs- ibled American Veterans scrv- cc clubs and the Petroleum ;iub in Great Bend, as well as lie Veterans of Foreign Want lub In Holsington, arid found ;iimbllng equipment at all hose places. Raids al clubs In Clllnwood and Claflin uncov- irwl no .gambling evidence, the iltorncy general said. From All Clubs Miller said the collection of 0 slot machines and 13 gum- )|lng tables which he showed to icwsmen In the basement of lie KBI headquarters cume rorn all Hie clubs raided In 'Ireut. Bend, and not primarily from just one or two of the clubs. He .said the VFW club In Molslrigton had only punch cards, The blggwt crowd of people, Miller Maid, wa« al the Kaglcu club, a throng liw estimated at "several hundred." Step Ahead TOI'EKA, Kan. (AP) - Ally. Gen. Vcrn Miller said one manager of a Great Bond private club got his Up a wee bit late about 'Saturday night's raids In Hint west-central Kansas City, Whilo Miller and agents wero In the club' sel/.lng gambling equipment and gathering Information about those involved, Miller snid, the manager took a telephone call, "1 know it," Miller quoted the manager as saying, "They're already herd" Firemen on Road With Hot Show Hutchinson grade school children look serious Instructions Monday about fire prevention and delighted at a comical skit involving a staged fire-, Sparky tho (tog, and Smolccy tho Bear. The shenanigans wore staged at eight elementary schools by tho fire department as part of Fire Prevention Week which began Sunday. Firemen went to each school In un old fire engine decorated with balloons, streamers, and a sign which suld, "Slllyvlllc Fire Department." The half-hour skits featured a rescue scene by firemen dressed u« Sparky and Smokey. Schools visited Monday were Lincoln, Wlnuns, Ulcovlew, Gwndvlcw, St. Teresa, Furls, Luthorun, and McCtiroJIcss, schedule will be 0 a.m., Avenue A; 0:30 a.m., Allen ; 10 a.m., Kooticvcll; 10:30 a.m, Wiley; 1:30 p.m., Morgan; 2 p.m., Holy Cross; 2:30 p.m. Grubcr; and 3)15 p.m., South UutdilnMon Grade School, •All kindergarten children who nro not in school at tho scheduled program tlmo are in. vllcd to come to their scliools wllli their parents. Intercepted Letter VBIIN M1MUBR Attorney General Topeka Dear Vcrn, But with all that equipment you could open Topeka's biggest cuslrio. Yours, Hutch

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