The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 4, 1971 · Page 26
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Monday, October 4, 1971
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Pinkston Trial Opens Woman Tells Jury 4 Of Telephone Calls A Hutchinson woman told district court morning how jury Monday a person made terrifying phone calls to her home demanding $2,000. On one occasion, "He said he had killed seven people and more wouldn't matter," said Mrs. William Murphy,' 4103 North Monroe. Mrs. Murphy was the state's first witness in, the trial of Donald Pinkston, 23, Burrton, which opened before Judge William Gossage. Pinkston is charged with felonious assault and five counts of extortion. He is accused of firing shots into the Murphy horn© on Dec. 29, 1969, narrowly missing Mike Murphy, 17, who was propped up television. in bed watching Prosecutor Absent s Drunk Driving Cases Dismissed City prosecutor Richard Benjes said he will file motions to reinstate three drunk driving appeal cases which were dismissed Monday morning by District Judge James Rexroad. The judge dismissed the cases on motions from the defendants' attorneys, because no one appeared from the city when the defendants were called for arraignment. The local judges initiated a wlicy of having an arraignment day on the first Monday of each month to comply with requirements of the new Kansas criminal code. Benjes, who was appointed US50 Group Has Election George Henrichs, Dodge City, was elected president of the US50 Highway Federation at a board of directors meeting at the Hilton Inn Monday. Henry Faussone, Grand Junction,, Colo., was elected first vice - president, Ward Kilpack, Delta, Utah; was named second vice - president, and I. W. (Duke) Parrott, 2803 Madison, was chosen third vice - president. Doyle Davidson, La Junta, headquarters of the federation, is the executive vice - president. Lawrence Myers, also ol La Junta, is treasurer. The board members attendee the Rotary Club meeting where Bob Slease of the Kansas High way Gommision told Rotarians of projected improvements in the Kansas section of US50. Slease said the by-pass routes around Sylvia and Newton are progressing as scheduled. He spoke of future improvements city prosecutor in August, said he was not in the courtroom because he "failed to recognize it was arraignment day." He noted that he was in municipal court at the police station and would have gone to the courthouse immediately if he had been contacted. The defendants in the cases were Don R. Taylor, 23 Wesl 25th, Charles S. Miller, Wichita, and Bill Weathers, RFD 4. Taylor was convicted in municipal court Sept. 3, Miller, Sept. 10, and Weathers, Sept. 8. Miller Was also convicted of having no driver's license. The Taylor case was actually assigned to District Judge William Gossage, but it was given to Rexroad for arriagnment because Gossage was presiding over a jury trial. Papers Say Grid Play Ignited Row NEW YORK (AP) - An in- at Dodge City where a four-i mate at Attica State Prison says that a guard's chance mis- Mrs. Murphy testified that the shooting was followed by a ssries of phone calls from a man with a "southern drawl." "He had a 'different type of voice," she told the four women and eight men on the jury. Telephone Lineup Mrs. Murphy testified she identified Pinkston as the telephone caller after hearing his voice in a telephone lineup in the Remo County jail. Pinkston was one of four men who repeated phrases, "I was born in Arkansas, Bell was the inventor of the telephone," and "bridges to cross a river," into a telephone. The speakers were separated from the Murphys by a long hall and a partition. In one call, Mrs. Murphy was told to place the $2,000 in a shoe box and place it in a crack In the bridge on West llth. Pinkston, who was arrested Jan. 6, 1970, was sent to the Lamed State Security Hospital after his preliminary hearing. A local sanity commission found Pinkston unable to comprehend his legal situation or contribute to .his defense. In July, 1971, officials at Larned ruled that Pinkston was now able to stand trial. SIGN OF THE TIMES — Billboard at 3rd and Main was pasted in place Monday morning to reflect the current status of the United Fund campaign. In place of the traditional barometer, this year's sign is in the form of a bar graph depicting the monthly operating cost of the various agencys and the percentage of collected contributions. Guy Spencer gets billboard ready. Page 3 The Hutchinson News Monday, October 4, 1971 New Law Center Little Concern on AEC Disclosure Columbus Day Jury Members Jurors are Doris Ackley, 1817 Ash, Don J. Alonzo, 536 East C; John P. Fitzgerald,- 618 West llth; Mary J. Farley, 615 Newport, Donald L. Devault, RFD 4, Scott Clark Jr., 304 Hyde Park, Roberta Orider, 1006 East 31st, Clifford B. Dudley, • 804 Hoagland, Marie Benson, RFD 2,. Harold Fast, 728 West 20th, Marvin Flanders, 705 West 25th, Roger ML Freeman, 1030 College Lane. Veto Votes Face Action The announcement that a site in Reno County is one of those being studied for possible use as a nuclear, waste dump has apparently not caused much of a stir among local environmental activists or commercial c o n- cems. Mrs. Don Davis., 6601 N o r t h Monroe, president of the Reno County Environmental Action Committee, that she Atomic Energy Commission's announcement too seriously. "I can't get too shook up about it because one of the lane city route is under construction and improvements are planned on the by-pass. He also outlined the joining of US50 with 135 on the Emporia to Ottawa stretch of highway. A Tree Grows At Law Center Three local officials took their turns with a shovel Monday morning on the lawn of the new city - county law enforcement center. Mayor David Mackey, Police Chief Bob Adams and County Commissioner John Sutton dug a hole for a blue spruce tree. The tree, which was donated by the Soroptomist Club, was panted in a brief ceremony. Police and sheriff's officers plan to move into the building Oct. 23 and 24. Guns for Correction indicated Monday did not take the WASHINGTON (AP) House leaders mustered their "My same as house the number is the famous gun — 30-0-6," said Don Nyberg architect.- His new office location this home, 3006 Cornell, was listed incorrectly in The Sunday News. understanding of the actions of two prisoners practicing football moves led directly to the bloody four-day rebellion, the New York Times reports. Both the Times and the New York Daily News today pub- ished lengthy background accounts of the Attica uprising. Both accounts emphasized that confusion reigned before and during the assault that crushed the insurrection. No Record The News, in the first of a five-part series on the revolt, said there exists "no single objective record" of the events during the assault Sept. 13 when most of the 42 deaths at Attica occurred. Both the Times, and News told of prisoners, accused by their fellow inmates of not going along with the rebellion, forces today for a party-line vote on whether to veto President Nixon's proposal to delay a $1.3-billion federal pay raise as part of his economic program. A Senate challenge, however, was put off until Wednesday. It would take a vote by only one branch of Congress to block Nixon's action in putting off a scheduled Jan. 1, 1972, pay raise until July 1. Sen. Charles McC. Mathis I Jr., R-Md., agreed to hold off on his amendment pending the House action. How Far Lottery Will Go Unknown Mrs. Ethel Ramquist, executive secretary of the local Selective Service board, said Monday it is impossible to know what lottery number will be reached by the end 1 of the year for call up. "Asking me that is just about the same as asking what the weather's going to be Christmas Day," she said. Mrs. Ramquist reported that AEC's criteria for choosing a site was that it be in a low population area," she said. "I feel just sure that they wouldn't move it to Hutchinson," she added. ' Mrs. Davis was among those who actively protested the AEC's proposal to establish a nuclear waste repository at an abandoned Carey salt mine in Lyons. The AEC confirmed Friday that it has asked the Kansas Geological Survey to check out other sites in Kansas because of oil and gas well and water runofr problems at Lyons. An area west of Hutchinson in Reno is among seven sites in 10 counties being studied by the geological survey. The jobs that such a project might create has not, so far, excited Bud Janner, president of the local Chamber of Commerce. "We are not yet knowledgeable of all the things Lyons dealt with," Janner said, "and we haven't been involved in the economics of such a project." "We're not familiar with the good it would do> as far as creating jobs or the bad it might do as far as the environment is concerned," he said. Janner said that the chamber being found with their throats cut. The Times said its 10,000- word chronology of events leading up to and including the assault was pieced together from inmates, doctors, lawyers and legislators and from tapes, 'films, letters and notebooks. plans to make the matter. inquiries into Oak Ridge Meet Opens OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) The Atomic Energy Commission opened today a two-day study conference on the" possibility, of establishing a National Radio-active Waste Repository in Kansas salt mines. The site 'tentatively selected for the repository is abandoned salt mines near Lyons, Kans. Both low-level and high-level 10 Reno Countians were induct ed in 1971 through June. The county's quota for those months was 21, , but there weren't enough men available w"ith eligible lottery numbers. Mrs. Ramquist said she has not received the October quota, but she dossn't expect it to be large. radioactive would be mines. atomic deposited wastes in the Under the commission plan, an AEC spokesman said, highly radioactive wastes would be turned into a ceramic-like material, placed in cylinders and lowered about 1,000 feet into holes in the mines.' "This two-day meeting is mostly ah informational session to find out where the commission stands in picking a National Radioactive Waste Repository," the commission official said. Local School Board Meeting Is Tonight New appointments to the Recreation Commission will be made at a meeting of the school board at 7:30 p.m. today at the Administration Building. Ths board also will consider reclassification of teachers because of professional training and a revision of the policy handbook regarding substitute teacher rate of pay. The group is expected to discuss the location of school children whose residence will be affected by the extension of Highway K61 and a report on t w o jstitions for transfer of proper,y north and east of Hutchinson from the Buhler to the Hutchinson School District. Other reports will, deal with Sept. 15 enrollment figures, the hard - of - hearing program, enrollment and placement of vocational education students and the auditors' report for 1971-71. Hospitalized After Golf Ball Hits Him Rolph Albertson, 3007 Farmington, was knocked unconscious by a golf ball Sunday afternoon at Prairie Dunes golf course. He regained consciousness shortly after he was rushed by ambulance to South Hospital and is reported in satisfactory condition. The 59 - year - old Albertson vice president of Kingsley- Wagner, was looking for golf balls with three friends, when the accident happened. He was hit in the head by the ball. Post Office Will Close ,0n Monday The nation's new legal holiday, Columbus Day, next Monday will have little effect on Hutchinson's governmental activities. According to Wilma Solander, postmaster, the post office will be closed with only delivery of mail at the post office boxes. Customer service windows will not be open. Reno County offices will remain open. "We checked our calendar and found that we. will be closed Veteran's Day, Oct. 25, so we decided not to have two holidays in one month," said John Sutton, chairman of the county commission. City offices will also remain open, said George Pyle, city manager. Pyle said the offices would be closed on Veteran's Day. Even state activities will continue, apparently. The Kansas Employment Security Division will be open, according to Gus Moore, who said he had received no word it was to close. A. A. Holmquist said the State Highway Department would be operating. Both men doubted they would receive any information to the contrary this week since they have already been notified to close Oct. 25. Some Recreation Glasses Still Open Registration for some Recreation Commission fall classes is still open at the Leisure Arts Center. Two classes offered for the first time this year, Small Home Repairs taught by B o b Klein and Mod' - Paste Art taught by Doxie Keller are still open. Two popular classes, Beginning Decoupage, taught by Edna Stoelzing, and Beginning Tole taught by Doxie Keller, filled quickly so additional sections have been opened. Other classes still open are Art Lecture and Oil Painting, taught by Mrs. Betty Dickerson, Drawing and Sketching by Louise-Zink; Ceremics, with Edna Stoelzing; Beginning Sawing with Bonnie Considine; Contract Bridge with Lee Lundman; Ballroom Dancing with Trudy been and JLL eard Paul Reed, associate professor of piano and chairman of the- keyboard department at Wichita State University, will present a piano recital at Hutchinson Community College at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the music department, in Lockman Hall. Three local artists received honors at the El Dorado Art Fair Saturday and Sunday. An oil painting by Pat Potucek captured tlu'rd place and jewelry and oil painting entrees of Don and Jinx Wright received honorable mention. Thieu Foes Charge Vote 4 Rigged' SAIGON (AP) — President remaining three per cent of the ,» n . thev could vote aeainst him hv hf> said "Anri hv taWncx nan The Salt MSnors Chorus placed 16th in district chorus competition of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Staging in America at Wich- ta's Century II over the weekend. The Intra - Statesmen Quartet, of which Jack Curry and Al Albright of Hutchinson, are members, placed twelfth. The Salt Minors will push for new members for a larger chorus and better competition next year, said Chet Regier, of the Salt Minors. . .About 25 youths turned out to hear "Kansas," a rock group from Manhattan, perform in concert at Convention Hall Sunday night. According to a Convention Hall employe, the musical group's gate receipts fell under $30. Rental fee for the hall is $75. Granger Becomes A Full Partner Kerry Granger, former assistant county attorney, has become a partner in the law firm of Hess, Cronhardt, Leslie, Berkley, and Granger, 1201 North Main. Kerry Granger Rogers Says Ouster Would Be 'Perilous' UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — Secretary of State William P. Rogers pleaded strongly with the United Nations today not to oust Nationalist China, saying "the path of expulsion is perilous." Rogers also called for an accord to reopen the Suez Cana as a "major step toward peace" in the Mideast, and set forth a six-point negotiating agenda to achieve this. Annual Message In a wide-iranging annual pol icy speech to the 130-nation U.N. General Assembly, th secretary of State in addition: —Reported the Russians have agreed to U.S.-Soviet discuss proposec offensive missile Who'll Pay What for Utility Bill? Public officials will have to decide how to split monthly uti- ity bills at the new city-county aw enforcement center before jolice and sheriff's departments can move in. Police chief Bob Adams ex- oects to discuss the matter in detail this week with county commissioners. The final decision on divid 1 - ing the bills for water, sewage, electricity and gas at the joint police - sheriff facility, however, will be made by county and city commissioners. A 40 - 60 per cent split with ie county paying the greater mount was considered at a leeting Friday between city nd county officers. City Clerk Milt Martin ex- lained that these figures were ased on the fact that the shsr- ff's department will occupy bout 60 per cent of the build- ng and the police department >nly 40 per cent. The building was constructed HI, the same basis — the city >aying 40 per cent and the coun- y 60 per cent. Tentative moving date is Oct. 23, however Adams says one wttleneck has developed. It las been necessary to re-order track for the electrically operated door through which prisoners will be brought. The out- of-town suppliers of the track are on strike, Adams, said, but t is not known whether the order will be delayed. The police chief said his force will not move in until the door is operating. Head of ABA To Talk Here Lovett; Guitair, taught by Chris Allen, and Exercise, with Trudy Lovett. The Dry Land Ski School curbs in greater detail when the strategic arms limitation talks—SALT—resume in. Vienna next month. . —Rebuffed the Soviet propoi a I for a periodic world dis armament conference outside the United Nations, saying sucl "grandiose schemes ... tend t generate many words and fev results." —Called on East Germany live up to the new big-powe agreement on access to Berlin. —Said final resolution of thi Berlin issue, in turn, could lea toward an East-West confer ence on Europe and mutua force cut negotiations. Strongest Pitch Rogers' strongest plea in hi 5,000-word address was in be half of Nationalist China, th long-time U.S. ally which no faces possible expulsion in th maneuvering over seating Pek ing. .A U,S. move to preven this is facing tough going, showdown vote is due late thi month. SAIGON (AP) Nguyen Van Thieu won re-election by a far greater margin that the 50 per cent "vote of confidence" he sought, South Vietnamese election officials announced today. But even as the final vote tally was reported, opposition politicians charged that the election was rigged. An election official in Saigon said he was ordered to replace anti-Thieu ballots with votes for the president. The national election center claimed Thieu—the only candidate—won 91.5 per cent of the votes .cast, with 5.5 per cent of the votes against him. They were unable to account for the remaining three per cent of the votes cast. Not Sure "Now, for the moment, we can't say where they are," said government spokesman Vu Khanh. "Maybe later." One election official said the discrepancy could be due in part to the fact that seven ballot boxes were stolen in Da Nang, the scene of bloody anti- Thieu street riots during the election. He added that some voters might have thrown away both the Thieu ballot and the voting envelope after having their voting cards punched, possibly -accounting for more of the "missing votes." they could vote against him by mutilating or defacing their ballots or by putting an empty envelope into the ballot box. Heads Statement Thieu's office issued a statement, read over national television and radio, that was described as "the president's first impressions" of Sunday's elections. 'The winner I 9 Before the election, Thieu told voters he would step down if he did not receive at least a 50 per cent of the vote, he said Thieu noted the 'official nationwide voter turnout exceeded 87 per cent of the more than million registered voters, while the turnout in 1967—when there were 11 candidates—was 83 per cent. "This proves that our people as a whole were aware of tin election's decisive importance,' le said. "And by taking part in arge numbers they expressed heir respect for the constitution and laws and fulfilled their citizens' right in a free and democratic way." Thieu also congratulated "our soldiers and cadres for having maintained the utmost security on election day." At least Killed 21 persons were killed and more than 100 wounded in enemy shellings, terrorist incidents and antigovernment riots Sunday. ' There were a number of indications that neither the large voter turnout nor the high number of pro-Thieu votes were entirely authentic. taught by Cal Unruh, includes ski exercises, terminology and techniques and will condition prospective skiers, for the December ski trip to Arapahoe Basin. Registrations will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, and 9 a.m. until noon Saturday. Classes will start Oct. 11. He Likes System MADISON, N.J. (AP) - Abbie Hoffman, a Yippie leader and one of the defendants in the Chicago 7 conspiracy trial, is cutting his hair and telling his youthful followers to take part in the American political system. "I think it's a super idea to Granger, a graduate of the George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D. C., practiced law in Wichita for a year before moving to Hutchinson three years ago. He came to Hutchinson as an assistant county attorney minder Ray Berkley. After he left the county attorney's office six months ago he became associated with the Hess, Cron- lardt, Leslie, and Berkley firm before joining the firm as a partner 1 . Granger lives in the Riverside Apartments, South Hutchinson. Leon Javvorski, rthe American president of Bar association, will speak Friday at the mid - year meeting of the Kansas Bar Association at the Hilton. The meeting will coincide with the seventh annual conference of Kansas Supreme Court and district court judges which will open Wednesday at the Hilton. Jaworski, who became ABA president in July, is expected to speak to more than 400 Kansas lawyers and judges at a noon luncheon. Other activities Friday will be; meetings of all 37 Kansas Bar;. Association committees, the; third annual conference of the : local bar association officers, and a look at the proposed Kansas Corporation Code. A graduate of Baylor U n i- versity and George Washington University schools of. law, Jaworski is a senior partner in a Houston law firm. Six Convicted of Unlawful Assembly RUSSELL — Six Russell County adults have been found guilty of an unlawful assembly law that apparently was passed by the state legislature as an anti-riot measure. Originally charged on a Class C misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace, the six adults, five men and one woman, and three juveniles later faced the amended charge of unlawful assembly. "I really wanted to try them on disturbing the peace charge," said Mike Holland, Russell County attorney," "but their attorneys pointed out that we would have to prove an overt act on the part of each one to find him or her guilty, so we amended register and vote," he told 1,500 students Sunday at Drew University. Correction Bennie L. Ferguson, 233 Shadduck, was found innocent of a disorderly conduct charge in a municipal court hearing Friday. It was incorrectly reported that Ferguson was found guilty of the charge. The 18-year-old youth was, however, found guilty of shoplifting and resisting arrest. the charge to ful assembly." the unlaw- 1 The charges grew out of a disturbance Aug. 14, near the post office in downtown 'Lucas, when a number of young people gathered and ignored requests by Wilbur Davis, Lucas marshal, to disperse. Davis: later signed the complaints against the nine charged. "To prove that there is an unlawful assembly under this law all we have to do is prove that two or more people were in the assembly, that they ; were engaged in an illegal act, and that they' failed to disperse when requested to • do so," said Holland, in ex- ' plaining the little used law. • "We were able'to get wl it- nesses to affirm each of these requirements." ; Holland said there had been; a tendency to "challenge the" authorities" among a group of young people have made at it Lucas. "We clear that there will be no double standard for law enforcement and noi breaking of the law," he said; Holland promised to enforce all laws equally, even if it would; be necessary to set up a sher* iff's patrol or call in state troopers. At the county court hearing; Eric E. Smith, county judge, fined each of the adults $10 and assessed $27 court costs againsl; each of the defendants. Holi land said the three juveniles had had a hearing in juvenile court. Any disciplinary action, taken against the juveniles was not publicized.

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