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To Sue on Phosphate Comments OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An official of a local chemical company had some harsh words Monday about the U.S. surgeon general's comments on phosphates in detergents, and said his firm planned a $50 million lawsuit. George Murphy, vice president of Lunar Chemical Co., said a law firm is looking into the best means of filing a suit, and action should be menced days. com- probably within 10 He noted that Surgeon Gen Jesse L. Steinfeld at a Sept 15 news conference had said: "My advice to the housewife is to use phosphate detergents — they. are the safest things in terms of human health." 'Lesser Evil' The surgeon general agreed that detergents containing phosphates cause ecological damage, but said they are a lesser evil than detergents containing either caustic soda 6r the chemical NTA. "The statement made by the surgeon general is false, fraudulent, misleading and, in fact, an outright lie," Murphy said. "This radical reversal of federal policy will result in great harm to our nation's environment." Murphy noted that there are several phosphate-free products on the market which contain no NTA or caustic soda, so consumers are not limited to a choice between phosphate detergents and those with other harmful ingredients. In fact, he said, his company "manufactures a liquid laundry soap which consists of fruit and vegetable oils and is entirely free not only of phosphate but also of NTA and caustic soda." Barry Backs Visit KANSAS CITY (AP) - Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., told a GOP fund-rasing dinner gathering Monday night he supports Nixon's announced visit Communist President plans to China. "I think a clear message can come out of this trip," Goldwater said, "that we're not married to anybody" in Southeast Asia. Retailers Won't Pay More Farmers Feeling Indirect Freeze By JEANETTE JACKSON News Farm Edlitor Although the recent governmental wage and price freeze wasn't applied to raw agricultural products, Kansas farmers have found farm prices on grain and livestock frozen,, farm economists agree, because price lines will be held indirectly by market actions. "Fawners' prices on most of their production aren't under the declared freeze, but in reality, it is under an indirect freeze," says Larry Kepley, Farm Management Association economist. "A retailer isn't going to bid up on 'agricultural products when he can't pass the increase on to customers," he explained. "This is going to make the market more stable on the upper limits of the market." Beef and lamb producers probably won't notice much effect from the indirect price freeze, since these prices now are along the upper limits, he said. Kepley said it appears pork prices could be increased because there is some "slack" between pork farm prices and consumer prices. Pork prices to producers have continued on the low side of the market but haven't reflected an Wheat Planting Into High Gear Wheat planting, delayed across central and Southwest Kansas by lack of adequate moisture, is getting into high gear this week as farmers make the big push to get their next crop into the ground. In Southwest Kansas, wheat drilling is heading into the home stretch. Over 90 per cent of the 1972 crop is already in the ground in Haskell County. "We're just getting along in real good shape," reports county agent Harry Kivett. Moisture is in good supply to get the crop started. To the north, the moisture picture isn't that pretty. The Ellsworth County area is needing it. Both sub-soil and surface moisture is short, says Julian Teders, Kanopolis Co-operative manager. Grey, Edwards, Clark and Hodgeman all are similar to Ford County in their wheat conditions and moisture supplies. Rains during the latter part of. September have provided ade- quate moisture for good germination of the new wheat crop, says Don Wiles, Ford County agent. Farmers there are wrapping up wheat drilling, with over 90 per cent of their crop in by last weekend. What We Needed Rains amounting to an inch to l ] /4 inches was "exactly what we needed," commented W. A. Kraisinger Pratt County agent. He said the majority of the county's wheat had been drilled by Monday. Wheat drills are rolling across Reno County but in some areas fanners are planting in dry fields. Dry Month August was a dry month with little rain occurring. Rains have been spotted about the county. In southern Reno, farmers have been praying for moisture, while other farmers in eastern and southeastern areas have found themselves delayed by spotted rains. Overall, Reno County has over 50 per cent of its wheat acreage planted 1 . Live Veterinary Operations Highlight of Careers Fair DODGE CITY-Actual veterinary operations, performed every four hours, attracted the biggest crowd at the Health Careers and Education Fair held at the Civic Center Monday. Spay operations on cats from the Humane Shelter were performed under the auspices of the Kansas Veterinary Association. Spectators viewed the opera- AEC Briefs Kansans On Lyons Plans OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) Officials of the Atomic Energy Commission briefed a Kansas delegation Monday on plans to establish a National Radioactive Waste repository in Kansas salt mines. The commission is studying the possibility of storing both low-level and high-level radioactive wastes in .abandoned salt mines near Lyons, Kan. Other sites also are said to be under consideration. One of the conferees, Dr. Curtis C. Chezem, head of the nuclear engineering department at Kansas State, termed the session "a worthwhile conference." "This was a straightforward attempt by the Oak Ridge people to present their position," said Chezem, a member of the Kansas Governor's Nuclear Energy Council. Working Se&sion "Primarily it was a working informational session at which the commission officials submitted a lot of technical information on their plans," he said. In addition to Chezem, the Kansas delegation included W. W. Chandler Jr. and Walter Pile -Lyons Chamber of Commerce officials; Otto Rueschoff, Kansas City, salt mine executive-John Halepaska, hydrologist with the Kansas State Geological Survey, and Ron Stone, an engineer with a salt company at Lyons. The conference at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ends Tuesday. tions via closed circuit television supplied by Dodge City Community College. The first surgery was done by Dr. Tom Vincent, Dodge City veterinarian. Bob Craig, USD A Animal Health Department, said the operation was a kindness to the animals because it made the cats more acceptable as pets. Many students expressing an interest in veterinary science as a career were girls, he saidj. The fair, sponsored by the Huge Pumps to Bring S. California Water BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — With the push of a button, Gov. Ronald Reagan will start Thursday a massive project designed to bring cool river waters from Northern California to the arid lands of Southern California. .The State Water Project, as the 685-mile, man-made waterway is known, is aimed at helping balance nature's inequities by carrying water over the Tehachapi Mountains from the north, where there is ample rainfall, to the south, where there is not. When buttom Reagan at the pushes the Edmonston Pumping Plant, 80,000-horsepower pumps will begin lifting water nearly 2,000 feet up the side of the Tehachapis. Inmate Says He Was Forced to Sign BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An Attica state prison inmate testified Monday that after last month's four-day riot he was beaten by guards and threatened with death if he did not sign a certain paper. The inmate, Charles Colvln, 24, said he never saw what was written on the paper, but later was accused of having a guard's nightstick in his possession. He said he was found guilty of the accusation at a hearing although no testimony was taken. Colvin, is serving three to 10 years for manslaughter. Kansas League of Nursing Region 6, had 2,363 visitors registered by 5 p.m., according to co-chairman Mrs. Dean Gholson. 43 Schools Among those registering were students from 43 Kansas schools, including schools at Pratt, Syracuse, and in Reno County. Also attending the special sessions were 65 counselors, said Mrs. Ethel Franklin, co-chairman. Students were able to visit with representatives from nursing and medical schools. For the first time, certified operating room technicians and inhalation therapy technicians were represented in the paramedical group. Students were also able to visit various booths promoting careers as dieticians, physical and musical therapists, optometry, dentistry, and various hospital careers in administration, records, custodial, and nursing. Severy to be Scene Of Western Movie SEVERY, Kan. (AP) - This tiny central Kansas community will be a busy place for the next couple of months thanks to Paramount Pictures, which began preparations here Monday for the filming of a western. The population of Severy is listed as less than 500, but at least a hundred more than that lined Main Street Monday as film director Bob Benton and his staff picked nearly 250 extras to work in the movie. Benton said another 70 men are needed to fill the roles of riders, cowboys and soldiers for the picture, to be called "Bad Company." The plot is set in St. Joseph, Mo., hi 1863. Local Youth Hurt Jerry Lee Wait, 526 East 8th, was treated and released from South Hospital Monday evening after being injured in a bicycle accident at 6:05 p.m. in the 100 block of East 13th. The youth suffered a laceration to his left knee when his bicycle struck a parked car. equal drop at the retail level. This would indicate some room for a pork producer price rise possibility. Meat processors are admitting a possibility of seeing 20-cent-a-pound hog prices .locally being paid to hog producers. The price currently is about 19 cents. Generally Good Generally speaking, Kepley sees the administration's wage- price freeze as a being beneficial to farmers because of its effect on the cost squeeze farmers are in. A large portion of agricultural production expenses is for equipment and supplies that farmers purchase. With these items frozen, fanners will benefit. This is not true of "livestock feed purchased by farmers, according to the Reno Consumers Co-op, which custom mixes feed and also has its own formula mixes which are sold to livestock producers. They say feed is not affected by the freeze. Although the wage •- price freeze is at least partially beneficial to agriculture, a danger also exists, Kepley said. A 10 per cent surtax on imports from other countries could cause (he more industrial nations — Japan, West Germany, and the Common Market countries — to take retalitory action by increasing their import taxes. This could hurt wheat and feed grain exports from this country to those countries, he said. Farm groups, as usual, are divided in their opinion of the freeze. The National Farmers Union believes the 90-day freeze is meaningless because for all practical purposes returns to farmers were frozen by the 1970 Farm Act. The NFO sees the freeze as an opportunity for processors to beat down prices paid to fanners, thereby uv creasing their own incomes. The Grange is supporting the President's plan, believing it will halt inflation providing it is gvien an opportunity to work. Treating 'Results' The program is treating the results of inflation rather than the cause, claims the American Farm Bureau Federation. The organization also fears retaliation by U.S. foreign customers of agriculture imports 1 . The National.Farmers Organization fears that price guidelines and relationships set dur- (Hulchlnson Nows-UPI Telepholo) FBI AGENTS inspect twin-engine plane in which hijacker killed himself, two others. Pinkston Trial Opens Says He Was Home \ \ight of Shooting Donald Pinkston, 23, who went trial in district court liere Monday, testified he was at on home in rural Burrton the night shots were fired into the home of William Murphy, 4103 North Monroe. He told jurors he drove home after picking up his brother, Mark, after work in Hutchinson at 6:30 p.m. He stayed at home with Mark, another brother, and his father, until after 10 p.m., he said. The shots were fired into the Pinkslon home at 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 29, 1969, narrowly missing Mike Murphy, 17, who was propped up in bed watching television. Pinkston is accused of felonious assault in connection with the shots and with five counts of extortion. Mrs. Murphy testified that the shooting was followed by a series of phone calls from a man with a "southern drawl" who demanded $2,000. On one occasion, "He said he had killed seven people and more wouldn't matter," testified Mrs. Murphy. Mrs. Murphy's husband and son also testified, along with a parade of police officers who investigated the shooting and participated in a stakeout in Day of Bread to Include Breakfast DODGE CITY — A breakfast sponsored by the Ford County on ing the 90-day freeze will last Association of Wheat Growers past that point and in the end and the Dodge City Chamber of hurt farmers more than it helps. Commerce will be included among the state's activities observing the international Day of Bread Tuesday. The Day of Bread breakfast will b2 held at 7 a.m. Tuesday in the Dodge City Community College student union cafeteria. Speaker will be Dr. Glair Conard, Dodge City, who will discuss nutrition. At noon, a special luncheon marking the event will be held in Wichita.. Nearly 500 members of industrial groups, the Board of Trade and fanners are expected to attend. Guest speaker will be Dr. Olaf Michelsen, professor of human nutrition and foods at the University of Michigan, and one of the originators of World War II K-ra- No Decision 'Til * Pipeline (C) 1971 N.Y. Times News Service WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Interior Rogers C. B. Morton declined to predict Monday when he would authorize construction of the $1 billion trans- Alaska oil pipeline. He made clear, however, that a decision would not be forthcoming until sometime next year and even then " a decision may be up to the court" because of an environmental lawsuit. He said at a news conference that he expected an environmental impact statement as required by the Environmental Policy Act to be completed by mid- December. "Then we will have a document we can discuss with the (President's) Environmental Quality Council, with President Nixon, other agencies and one we can put before the court." Nixan Well-Briefed Nixon, he said, would be briefed "from one end to the other,"' an indication that the White House was now deeply involved in the politically hot pipeline controversy and was monitoring every move hn the fight over oil projects. Nixon recently directed that further drilling in the Stanta Barbara channel off California be halted. Morton also reiterated that a pipeline through Canada as an alternative to the trans-Alaska line was not a viable alternative. A Canadian line,' he said, would be "twice as expensive" and "we don't get the oil where we need it, which is, the West Coast." Furthermore, he said, there was "no application on board"-for a Canadian route to tap the oil-rich area around Prudhoe Bay in Alaska and pump oil to the mid-continent area. tions. Docking to Attend Gov. Robert Docking will be attending both events, according to Creel Brock, Hutehinson, Kansas Wheat Commission administrator. "It's getting to.be a real interesting observance and it's getting to be real big," Brock said. Bread observance had begun in Germany and spread to the United States. Kansas began to observe the day back in 1969, he said. This year all 50 states will observe it. Purpose of the Day of Bread observance is to emphasize the importance of bread as a food and to emphasize the fact that bread as food is highly nutritious, Brock said. "A fact not known to many people is that the modem loaf of bread with a glass of milk makes a balanced meal," he added. Final observance of the day will be held at Kansas City. There a dinner is being sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission and the Kansas City Board of Trade. Paths His Goal KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Ron Baxter, chairman of the Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club, called Monday for Kansas to develop a system of scenic easements for hiking and walking along its rivers and took another slap at the Atomic Brock explained the Day of (Energy Commission. connection with the extortion calls. Officers testified that a tracer ,was placed in the Murphy phone and that they were able to determine the location from which some of the calls were made. On Jan. 2, a call was traced to Weeks Drug Store, B and Main, at 8:07 p.m. Former police officer Larry Weber testified he saw Pinkston's car parked near lite drug store about that time. Chief Went There Police Chief Bob Adams testified he went to the drug store a few minutes after In a patrolman spotted the car. Because the tracer held the line open, he spoke directly to Murphy on tha pay phone in the store. There was no testimony that Pinkston was in the store. Officers testified they spotted a car bearing a tag registered to Pinkston during one surveil- lance'near the West llth Street bridge. This is the location where the caller told the Murphys to leave the money. Also introduced as evidence was a tape recording made by Mike Murphy of one of the phone calls to the home. The state rested its case at 4 p.m. In an opening statement defense attorney Jack Leighnor told jurors Pinkston's defense will be based on testimony of several .alibi witnesses. , 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. 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 Hyds Park, Roberta Crider, 1006 East 31st, Clifford B. Dudley, 804 Hoagland, Marie Benson, RFD 2, Harold Fast, 728 West 20th, Marvin Flanders, 705 West 25th, Roger M. Freeman, J030 College Lane. Page 3 Furniture Upholstery Tuesday, October 5,1971 TV. Hijacker Kills Wife, Pilot, Self JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Posing as a doctor with a patient, hulking George Giffe Jr. dragged his screaming young wife aboard a private plane in Nashville, Tenn., Monday. He forced the pilot to fly to Jacksonville. Then Giffe killed his wife, the pilot, and himself when cornered by the FBI. Police in Nashville said the couple broke up a week ago. They had a 21-month-old daughter. Pilot Brent Downs The Tennessee real estate man leased the plush twin-engine aircraft, saying he was a doctor and that his wife needed treatment in Miami. Pulls Pistol Asked for medical credentials when he prepared to board the plane the 300-pound Giffe, pulled a 10-shot .45-caliber automatic and ordered the pilot to take off. Also aboard were a friend of Giffe, later identified as Bobby Wayne Wallace, and the copilot, Randall Crump. Once airborne, Giffe ordered the pilot to head for the Bahamas, but Brent Q. Downs, 29, apparently convinced the estranged husband that a refueling stop was required. When the plane landed at Jacksonville International Airport, waiting FBI agents shot out two tires and an engine. Shots erupted from inside the cabin, agents said. Agents rushed the plane and found Susan Giffe, 25, . and Downs dead from gunshot wounds. Giffe was fatally wounded from a shot in the temple, they reported. Poll Result a Red 'Defeat' SAIGON (AP) - President Nguyen Van Thieu claimed Monday his overwhelming majority in re-election was a defeat for communism in South Vietnam and a victory for democracy. But charges of fraud mounted as swiftly as results were posted in Sunday's uncontested balloting. Vice President' Nguyen Cao Ky and Duong Van Minh, who at first challenged Thieu but withdrew, remained silent. They had charged that the election was rigged from the start of the campaign. 'We Are Pleased' The State Department's first reaction, voiced by spokesman Charles W. Bray III in Wash- ington, was that "we are pleased so many voted in Vietnam despite efforts to disrupt the election." This was a reference to enemy terrorist attacks. The Vietnamese National Election Center gave Thieu 91.5 per cent of the ballots cast. His press secretary estimated the .vote against Thieu at 5.5 per cent. No accounting was given for the, other 3 per cent. The result was far- in excess of the 50 per cent of votes cast that Thieu had said he would regard as a minimum "vote of confidence" to remain in office, Cites Turnout In a radio and television statement described as his "first impressions" of the vot- l 'J'he winner ." ing, the president noted that among South Vietnam's nearly 7.2 million registered voters, 6.: million—a record 83.7 per cent—had turned out. He said this showed the people believed the election had a "decisive significance," had demonstrated their determination to abid by the constitution and voted despite enemy terrorism and there acts. Opponents of Thieu and independent observers raised questions about the propriety of the voting and there were some outright clmrges tliat the ballot-, ing was rigged. Blank Cards? One of these came from Ngo Cong Due, publisher of an anti- Thieu newspaper and former National Assembly deputy. He accused the government of having distributed 3 million blank voting cards "to be used in case of a low voter turnout." ews Briefs Vole to Resist BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Britain's opposition Laborites voted overwhelmingly Monday to resist the country's entry into the European Common Market on existing terms and demanded that the issue be tested in an early national elec- ion. Mcany Raps Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) - AFL- CIO President, George Meany, saying President Nixon has proved unworthy of the trust reposed in him to stabilize prices and wages, urged Congress Monday to "reassert control over the economy." Double-Duty Week ' TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Gov. Robert Docking signed proclamations Monday designating this both Drug Abuse Prevention Week and Kansas Peace Officers Association Week in Kansas. Sees More Boxcars LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Gov. J.J. Exon said Monday he has been assured "we will have a larger supply of boxcars this year than we ever had before to take care of a larger crop than we ever had before." Expulsion 'Perilous' UNITED .NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — Secretary of State William P. Rogers urged the United Nations Monday to scat Communist China but said that lo expel Nationalist China would be "perilous" for the future of other U.N. members. Drive lo Aid Farmer TOPEKA ,Kan. (AP) —Rep. Joe Skubilz, R-Kan., 5th District congressman; announced Monday a "drive t o i mprove the position of t he American farmer." In a statement from Washington, Skubitz" said he and a bipartisan group of congressmen ishing overseas markets" and stressed the "need t o e limi- natee unfair trade practices by the European common market. Weekend Lull Gives Police Time to Paint LIBERAL — Did Liberal :police arrange a truce with ihe "bad guys" for a quiet weekend? ' "We were just real fortunate," one officer said. "It was just quiet enough to get the -job done." ; The job the police pulled ; off without interuption last weekend was a hit at the police station. About 20 members donated their off-duty time to paint the station at City Hall. The bottom third of the walls was painted a light blue and the top was painted an off-white. Officers were given the : go- ahead to do the job by police chief Robert Morrissey after he made arrangements with city officials. The city furnished the. paint and officers donated their labor, : Chief Morrissey and Capt. Floyd Kemper pitched in and helped their men paint. '• "It had been a long time since anything had been done to this place," a police officer said;' Rumor has it now that a sjm- lar movement is getting under foot at the Liberal Fire Department, but police are keeping mum as to its instigator. AEC Will Lay Of f 300 in Kansas City KANSAS CITY (AP) • — Atomic Energy Commission Officials have announced that 300 employes at the Bendix Corporation plant in Kansas City will be laid off this month. The layoffs account for 5 per :ent of the work force at the plant. The Bendix facility is a >rime contractor for the AEC, iroducing electrical and mechanical non-nuclear components and assemblies for atomic weapons.

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