The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 5, 1971 · Page 45
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THE FAMILY CIRCUS "This book Grandma sent m« is very good. for I can only read the pictures but it's very good." So Most Handguns Can 9 t Pass Test (C) 1971 Washington Star WASHINGTON - A laboratory study commissioned by the Nixon administration shows that most handguns and particularly cheap, small-caliber weapons, cannot pass safety and reliability tests. The study was conducted by the H.P. White Laboratory of Bel Air, Md., under a contract from the Treasury Department. It is expected to serve as the basis for an administration bill aimed at outlawing so called "Saturday night specials" produced both in the United States and abroad. Preliminary results of the tests were revealed at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Colleges Get Boeing Grants The Boeing Co. - Wichita Division has granted $6,000 to the independent colleges of Kansas. The gift, through the Kansas Foundation for Private Colleges, Inc., represents the company's 17th annual gift to aid private higher education in the state. Twenty - one colleges will participate in the grant on a formula basis of 50 per cent euqally and 50 per cent full- time enrollment. Member and non - member colleges of the foundation that will receive a portion of the grant include Bethany College, Lindsborg; Bethel College, North Newton; Central College, McPherson; Hesston College, Hesston; McPherson College, McPherson; SI, Mary of the Plains College, Dodge City; Sterling College, Sterling; and Tabor College, Hillsboro. Only One Day Late JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)A 21-gun salute was fired at Jacksonvillee Naval Air Station, and everybody wanted to know why. "Oh, the guns?" Merlyn Jones, personnel seaman who was on duty, said with a chuckle. "We didn't get around to doing it yesterday, so we did it today." The previous day had been a national holiday. Juvenile Delinquency Subcommittee on a bill by Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., to apply to the sales of domestic handguns the same standards now used to screen imports. The existing test for whether a handgun may be imported is whether it is suitable for sporting use. Eugene P. Rossides, assistant secretary to the treasury, testified that the administration believes such a test is too "subjective" and should be replaced by standards based on safety and reliability. White Laboratory subjected 150 handguns, representing 58 models, to a series of firing tests and to a "hammer drop test" to see whether they would discharge when dropped. It reported that only 35 of the 150 guns passed the specific test to which they were subjected. Of the 58 models involved, only 6 "successfully completed all testing." Small-caliber handguns fared especially poorly J with no 25- caliber weapon of the five models passing and only one .22-caliber handgun out of 22 models passing. The least expensive to meet the tests was a .22 caliber pistol costing $71.50, the report said. The laboratory concluded that it is "possible to establish a handgun safety test that is objective and effective, inexpensive and rapidly concluded, without being either repressive or burdensome to the manufacturer or consumer." Chicago Fire Not Biggest in U.S. History PESHTTGO, Wis., (AP) About midnight a century ago, Oct. 8, 1871, northeastern Wisconsin exploded into flame. Hardly anyone noliccd. The eyes of the world were on Chicago—where a much smaller fire killed some 300 people that day. But the fire that swept out of the forest on the northern shoulder of Lake Michigan killed more than 1,200 people in the worst disaster of its kind in the United Stales. Bigger Killers Only the Galveston, Tex., hurricane of 1900, which killed about 5,000 and the Johnstown, Pa., flood of 1889, about 2,200 deaths, claimed more lives than the Peshligo fire. The Wisconsin fire burst into being in the seemingly endless expanse of pine near the village of Pcshtigo. Faster than a man could flee on horseback, it swept down on the prosperous settlement of some 2,000 and cremated it- leaving nothing but ashes to smoulder in the sunrise. The Pcshtigo fire, actually a To Study Western Kansas Environment DODGE CITY - A grant of $11,000 from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation has been made to St. Mary of the Plains College to subsidize a research project to survey the environmental conditions and problems of Western Kansas. The project will be directed by Richard V. Koch, assistant professor of physical science. Also participating will b e Dean Huang, assistant professor of chemistry; James Smith, assistant professor of biology; Bonnie Smith, instructor in biology; Sister Eustasia Myers, assistant professor of English and journalism. Fourteen students majoring In science and humanities will cooperate in the project. simultaneous outbreak at several points, destroyed about 1,000 square miles of timber and hundreds of industries and home's. Took to River Some people found refuge in the Pcshtigo .River, from where many watched friends and relatives perish as the searing heat caught them before they could reach the cool waters. "inland, at the Sugar Bush settlements, there was no such refuge, People hid in wells, between rocks or in the center of large fields. Some were killed by suffocation, others by flaming incineration. Others were spared. The actual number of victims never will be known because the flames were all-consuming. The Peshtigo fire gave nearly a month's warning that hot, dry year. It foreshadowed its coming with clouds of smoke by day and a soft glow over the trees at night. It began as many small blazes in the forest. They dot­ ted the timber on both shores of the Green Bay, from the outskirts of the city at its base up the Door Peninsula on its eastern shore, and 40 miles to Pcshtigo on its western shore. Most of the fires got their start from man, some as homesteaders cut and burned trees that were in the way of their farms. Others began when huge piles of brush and trees were collected, ignited and left by crews bringing the Chicago to Green Bay railroad north to the timber country. Edged fnt» Town Some smaller fires edged into towns, where they were put out after doing some damage—giving a sense of confidence to residents. For some time there was no strong sustained wind to spur the flames. Smoke hung over the forests and the people who lived in them. But on the afternoon of Oct. 8, a wind described as anything from a brisk breeze to a gale sprang up from the southwest. The flames, gulping oxygen, hearing aids at a price you can afford backed by the reputation of Scars! 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The wind began blowing so hard it was difficult for a man to stand. For many, the first realization of the danger came when their houses burst into flames around them. People tried to flee to the river. Even the river was not a complete refuge. Heads kept above water to breathe were seared by the heat. Pieces of clothing provided adequate protection if kept constantly wet. Bowled Over Some got out beyond their depth, or were bowled over by floating logs or swimming cattle. "I saw nothing but flames," wrote the Rev. P. Perin, the local priest, "llouses.trces and tho air itself were on fire. Above my head, as far as the eye could reach into space . . .1 saw nothing but immense volumes of flames covering the firmament." The fire roared on, with a sound some had described as that of a speeding train, out of Wisconsin and nearly 20 miles into Upper Michigan. The long awaited rains arrived the next day and extinguished it. As morning came it silhouetted scores of refugees returning to Peshtigo. Some were clothed. Some were in nightgowns. Some were naked except, for charred tatters of cloth hanging on their bodies. Lacking food bulk? BRAN BUDS* the natural way to regularity. Page 12 The Hutchinson Newa Tuesday, October 5, 1971 $W >M .Y 612 East First • Kitchen Cabinets • Plumbing Supplies • Electrical Supplies • Light Fixtures • Construction Materials • Hand Tools LAST 2 DAYS of Business! "Call Doug lor a Clean Rug" Phona Ui-lU* Tuesday and Wednesday TELL YOUR FRIENDS WEDNESDAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR TERRIFIC BARGAINS I LffMlD C«> Tuesdays 10 to 7 V/Ul\*E» Wednesday: 10 a.m. to ? (Till people stop coming.) SACRIFICE WIG LIQUIDATION All First Quality Hair Goods NO REASONABLE "f A% OFF OFFER REFUSED # V Reg - Relail Price Self service, please. Bring your own brush and mirror. 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