The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 6, 1971 · Page 3
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Zoning Change Required Apartment Project Planned for 30th If a request for a zoning change is approved by the Hutchinson city commission, Jack P. DeBoer Associates, Wichita, will start constmction of a 24-unit semi-luxury apartment building here within a month. Location of the new housing development will be at the Southeast corner of 30th and Acres road on a three-acre plot. The requested zoning change has been approved by the City Planning Commis- Kansas Improvement Court Backlogs Being Trimmed (Related Story Page 1) Kansas district courts are continuing to "make great . progress" toward eliminating backlogs, according to James James, judicial administrator of the Kansas Supreme Court. James told a convention of district judges here Wednesday that the percentage of two-year-old cases which are pending is down to seven per cent. "Just a few years ago, 13 per cent of the docket pending was two years old," he said. "I think we can look forward to the virtual elimination of two- year-old cases except where legal impairment prevents a sooner disposition." James said the district courts experienced a continued increase in cases in 1970, but the increase was about a third that of the previous year. "Nevertheless, it was the biggest year in modem history for the district courts," he said. "I thought perhaps we had hit a plateau during the years 1965 through 1969, with an annual filing of 30,000 or 31,000 cases, but it appears that we are at a new level at around the 35,000 mark." James told the judges the courts took the increases in stride. "They terminated more cases than were commenced, although the age of cases terminated was slightly higher than last year, but com- Firsl Aid Activity Is Coordinated City firemen and county ambulance supervisor Larry Joy are meeting this week to coordinate first aid activities of the two departments. Joy and one of the county's new ambulances have been at headquarters station Tuesday and Wednesday and will be there again Thursday. The purpose of the training program for firemen is to teach them ambulance service procedures. The fire department is frequently called upon for resuscitator runs and other first aid activity, before the ambulance service is notified. The training being undertaken will prepare them for work with the ambulance personnel on such occasions and if firemen arc called for rescue work in conjunction with ambulance runs. Injured in Fall A. J. Rueschhoff, 55, 106 Countryside, was in satisfactory condition Wednesday morning at South Hospital after falling from his bike near his home Tuesday afternoon. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance with lacerations to the right side of his head. plctely within acceptable limits," he said. On another matter, James urged the judges to consider using electronic data processing equipment to implement provi sion of the new jury selection law. "1 know that computers aren't available in most areas, but there might be more around than we think, and it might just be worth investigating," he said. "How close are you to a state college or a banking institution, of governmental facilities where there is a computer operation?" Reno County officials announced some time ago they had hired a Wichita computing firm to handle jury selection. Woman Justice? Brains, Not Plumbing, Is What Counts District court judges interviewed at the Hilton Wednesday see nothing wrong with the appointment of a woman to the U.S. Supreme Court, as long as she fills the qualifications. "I think it's fine," said Judge Kcaton Duckworth, Elkhart. "I'm more interested in a person's brains and philosophy than in their plumbing." Supreme Court justices need "judicial temperament," and it has nothing to do with sex, color or nationality, said Judge C E. "Ben" Birney, Hill City. "They need the ability to think logically and impartially. I think it's something that's more or less inherited. I'm real strong for women on juries, because I think they look at matters more impartially than men." Judge Ivan Lee Holt Jr., St. Louis, who is a guest seminar speaker, said he doubted that a woman would be appointed to fill one of the current vacancies on the Supreme Court. "I was in Washington last week for a meeting, and there was a good deal of discussion about this," he said. "My understanding was that most qualified women are somewhat older than the age generally thought of" for appointees. "I don't know if that 's true, but that was my understand- irf' " he said. Judge Albert B. Fletcher Jr., Junction City, said he could see no reason why a qualified woman shouldn't be appointed. He also felt "judicial temperament" was important. "What it is 1 don't know, but I don't think you have to be born with it. 1 think you can develop it," he said. sion and will be on Tuesday's City Commission agenda for its approval. Plans of the Wichita firm call for original construction of 24 units of garden apartments at the location. After construction of the 24 units, the company contemplates further construction of 36 apartments at the site, if the total of 60 apartments are built, the development will have its own club house and swimming pool. Hon Tyler, director of development finance for DeBoer Associates, said that the original 24 units would be completed about four months after the start of constmction. "If our request for rezoning is granted we will start building about 30 days later," Tyler said. DeBoer Associates is listed as the fourth largest apartment developer in the United States by a construction magazine, which also listed the Wichita firm as the second fastest growing major company in that field. Although the company now has 10,000 rental units in 24 states, Tyler said that building in towns of from 10,000 to 50,000 is a new type of enterprise for DeBoer. The company is now constructing a 24 unit complex at Arkansas City, with Hutchinson next on the schedule. Tyler said plans were laid out for additional apartment complexes at Salina, Pratt, Atchison, and Parsons. The complex planned for Hutchinson would be one and two -bedroom apartments built on an English Tudor design. The two and one-half story apartments would probably rent in the $160 to $210 range, Tyler said. He said all the DeBoer apartment units are carpeted, have dishwashers, garbage disposals, and ranges with hoods. The Hutchinson units, he said, would be part of the company's expansion plan which contemplates ownership of 16,000 units by early next year. It will do an estimated $150 million of construction this year. United Fund At $50,000 On its third day, the cam paign of the United Fund of Reno County passed the $50,000 mark in money received and pledged and moved ahead of last year's third day total. So far, $52,478 of the $269,696 goal has been raised. Dillon Companies, Inc., including Dillons, Calhouns, Jackson Ice Cream, Wells Aircraft, and the Kwik Shops, returned their envelope with a $4.90 increase in the per capita gift of employes, bringing it to $31.44. the increase in the total gift from Dillon employes was over $3,000. The Dillon Companies, Inc. per capita firm gift was also up 21 per cent over last year. Coberly Drug Co. has returned the eighth 100 per cent Fair Share envelope received so far. Fair Share meaas at least 80 per cent of the employes pledged at least one day's pay to the 15 agencies of the United Fund. Also completing campaigns were: Hutchinson Foundry and Steel, Wiley Building, where employes raised their per capita giving by $1.19, and First National Bank, where employes increased their total United Fund gift by $625. mm !|i!!l|i|;|ijjl|l|]|lf lit'TCMSHON. RASrHH. TH1-IM)\Y. <H It GtrmO MAD? fCW fHX WORLD'S SEJtlM ™B«!i >::!M .|lii!!;!il: jll'liifj ijiitei^iiii i iiSiiiil:::; Cartoon told story of 1911 World Scries. 60 Years Hasn H Dulled World Series Interest Baseball's World Series has been an important news event since 1882 when the first games were played between the American Association and th National League. On Oct. 5, 1911, a cartoon captioned 'Getting Ready for the World Series,' was published on page 1 of the Hutchinson News, along with news of the war in Turkey, railroad strikes in many parts of the nation, and Teddy Roosevelt's defense of the action he took in ordering the Panama Canal dug iii 1903. A carefully preserved copy of that issue was brought to The News office Wednesday by Norman Cline, 729 East Sherman. "It's interesting to see that folks were just as interested in the World Scries 60 years ago as they arc now," Cline said. The cartoon, signed "God­ win" depicts about eight, men asking questions about the upcoming series. Nttrmun Clint! "Does anyone know what color the pennant will be?" one asks. "Aw, wait till the Giants get on bases," says another. "Ah ha, but the Athletics know all their weak spots," another says. The artist adds a note of his own, "Can't tell by a man's dress how much of a bug he is." In that first "World's" Series, only two games were played with each team winning one, before the series was canceled Attorney Seeking Probe of Prison WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Wichita legal aid attorney Michael Gragert has called for an official investigation of unrest at the Kansas Penitentiary at Lansing. Gragert said he entered the prison last Friday under a special court release to visit a client. He said this week he feels the situation at the penitentiary is far from normal. Salina Man Killed ABILENE, Kan. (AP) —Teddy J. Barnes, about 45, Salina, Kan., was killed Tuesday afternoon in a car-truck collision on a county road about five miles west of here, the highway patrol said. The patrol said Barnes was a passenger in a car driven by Wayne McCandless, 33, of Salina. McCandless was admitted to an Abilene hospital with internal injuries, authorities reported. PBS Cancels FBI Criticism NEW YORK (AP) — The Public Broadcasting Service has withdrawn a segment of a television program scheduled for broadcast nationwide on noncommercial stations tonight in which the FBI is accused of fostering violence. Hartford Gunn Jr., president of PBS, said Tuesday in Washington that the segment will not be shown on "The Great American Dream Machine" because it makes serious charges he does not believe are documented. In the segment, three young men who claim to he former FBI undercover agents tell of infiltrating New Ijcft groups and committing criminal acts with the FBI's knowledge in order to discredit radicals. Author-journalist Paul Jacobs, who interviewed the three for the "Special Report," charged in New York Tuesday night that government pressure had forced the cancellation. due to "executive objections." Tlic series wasn't resumed until 1884 and the first games in the "modern" series were played in 1903. Construction was the big local story in the Oct. 5, 1911, Hutchinson News. Work had just started on a six-story First National Bank Building, a new office for International Harvester, a new business block was being constructed on Sonth Main by Tharp and Wright, and city em­ ployes were busy with Main Street paving. The Reno House, built in 1871 at 1st and Main, was being torn down to make way for a modern brick building, and work was progressing on the $125,000 Convention Hall. A roundup of the strike situation included reports from Chicago, where Illinois Central workmen walked out, and troops were sent to nearby MacCoimb City where rioting broke out as a result of the strike, in Kansas City where the Harrison Lines were struck, a strike of the Southern Pacific in New Orleans, and the Harriman Lines in Houston. Excerpts from an article written by Teddy Roosevelt and printed in the Observer also made page 1 of that sixty-year old edition of The News. "In my judgment history has taught us a lesson that the President has very great powers if he chooses to exercise those powers. . ." he said. "In October and November of 1903 events occurred on the Isthmus of Panama which enabled me to cany out the laws of Congress. I did cany them out, and the canal is now being built because of what I did." Collecting historic documents is a hobby of Cline's. The 1911 edition of The News, a four page issue, was found by Mrs. Cline in an old cabinet she purchased about 15 years ago. Probably the most important item in Cline's collection is an 1865 copy of The New York Herald which contains the story of Lincoln's assassination. 'That one has been in my family for years and was given to me by my aunt," Cline said. Shultz Raps Welfare Boss TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - LI. Gov. Reynolds Shultz, a Re- publicun who has hinted he may run for governor next, year, accused State Welfare Director Dr. Kobert C. Hardi Tuesday night of making we fare payment reductions "to make some welfare recipients suffer so that the legislature will vote his budget next, year." Harder is an appointee of Iht administration of Gov. Robert Docking, a Democrat, who could be Shultz' opponent next, year Shultz made the charge against Harder in a speech before the annual meeting of the Shawnee County Kami Bureau. The lieutenant governor said a growth in welfare costs "will break both Kansas and the United States," and added: Top Industry "Kansas' welfare director had described welfare as Ihe fastest growth industry in Kansas, and under Ihe present, director, it will remain so. "There are some persons on welfare who need Ihe help and it. is our responsibility to help Ihein-lhe blind, Ihe aged and the sick-but. to many others it has become a way of life not. to work, including too many able- bodied men." Shultz said the 1971 legislature didn't cut. welfare spending, just I larder's, request for imre money than was budgeted in fiscal 1971. Shultz said the fiscal 1972 budget actually was increased over fiscal 1971 expenditures. "Those able-bodied persons should be out earning a decent, honest wage like the rest of the taxpayers in the slate of Kansas," Shultz said. Harder has repeatedly told legislative coinmilees thai, the percentage of persons who are "able-bodied" and could work if jobs were available is very small on the Kansas welfare rolls. New Policy Harder, meanwhile, disclosed today that welfare patients seeking admission to hospitals in Kansas will have to have a member of the local hospital utilization - review committee approve the admissions as well as their own doctors. Harder said the plan is another step in the stale Welfare Department's effort to meet welfare needs in the face of budget, request cuts by the 1971 legislature. Members of the utilization-review committee are local doctors, meaning Ihe decision on whether a welfare client should be admitted to a hospital will be made by local medical authorities, and not the welfare department. "We've never done this before, so we don't know what the Travel Lot For Smoke Firemen went more than 20 blocks out of their way Wed ncsday, first making stops at two Quik Shops, in an attempt to respond to a reported fire at the Econ-o-Wash laundramat, 1313 East 17th. The fire dispatcher said he received a call from a man shortly after 1:30 p.m. "Some woman was shouting the address in his car," he said. As it turned out, the fire trucks were first sent to the Quik Shop in the 1000 block of West 17th. No fire there. Must be on the one on East 17th, they figured. Twenty-three blocks later—no fire there. It turned out that two doors from the East 17th Quik Shop at the Econ-O-Wash, paint on a furnace had overheated. There was no fire, only smoke. fiscal note will he," said Harder, explaining that how much money it. might save in welfare costs can't be calculated at this time. Not for Emergencies The new policy will not apply to emergency cases, Harder stressed. Major decisions made by Harder earlier to save welfare costs included culling welfare payments by about 20 per cent and reducing medical fees payments from the 75th percentile to the 501 h percentile, except for office calls which were restored lo the 75t.h percentile alter doctors protested. Harder said the steps were necessitated because the welfare case load is up in Kansas but. the legislature provided about Ihi' same amount, of money for Ihe Medicaid program lor fiscal 1972 as for fiscal 1971 — approximately $43.5 million. Kurther reductions in medical care payments are possible, Harder said, as the budget re- (liieiions lighten later in Ihe fiscal year. Long Roberts Long's Buys Main Stores The long-vacant former Ho berts Clothing Store building at 112 North Main, and Cain's Shoe building at 110 North Main will become the new home of Long's clothing store sometime in 1972. Ixmg's will do an extensive remodeling job on the 50-foot wide location in the heart of Hutchinson City Center area, with the remodeling scheduled to start next summer. "We contemplate tearing out part of the wall between the Roberts and Cain buildings, making a single store of the frontage," said Art Long, president of ling's of Hutchinson, Inc. Included in t h e plans is a new front for the buildings. I/ing said the timetable for remodeling is now set by a lease that Cain's Shoes has which runs until July, 1972, on the south part of the property. "We may be able to start on the north side of the new store prior to that date, but the major portion of the work will depend on the Cain lease," he said. Long's have occupied a building at 7 North Main that has a comparable area. This building, just north of the First National Bank, is owned by the bank, which is reported to want to use the space for expansion "Our experience In Hutchinson has led us to want to keep a downtown location," said I/>ng, who also owns the l/ing's Pants Store at 123 North Main, across from his new property. Tiie Long companies now o\y crate seven stores in Kansas, including the two at Hutchinson, two at Salina, and stores at Junction City, Dodge City, and Liberal. I»ng purchased the property for the store's new location from the Harrison Estate of Phoenix, Ariz. Sale of the property was handled by Harold Roberts of the Fontron-Fee Agency Inc. Page 3 The Hutchinnnn Newt Wednesday, October 6, 1171 Seen and Heard A free film program is planned at 7 p.m. Friday in the second floor auditorium of the public library. Films will include "The Seven Cities of Antarctica," "The Hurdler" and "Rhythm and Movement, in Art." • • • Carl Hosier, Jaycee president, and other Jaycee members will talk on the Jaycee summer camp for children suffering fr<mi cerebral palsy at the Thursday meeting of the Amvets and auxiliary at the post home, 1427 East B. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. The Am vets auxiliary usually gives money for two children to attend the camp each year and challenges Ihe men's organization to follow suit. The cost is $50 per child. • • • Smoky the Hear presented a flag lo Elreka School, southwest of Hutchinson, Wednesday morning as a reward to students for filling out fire .safety check forms for their homes. Principal Perry Miller accepted the flag for the 114 students. Reno County firemen, accompanying Smoky, also observed a fire drill at the school. It was completed in 33 seconds. • • • Police are investigating an apartment burglary that resulted in a loss of $26 cash. Gene W. Morris, 22, 412 East Sherman, told police Wednesday morning someone had entered his apartment and taken the money between the hours of 1 a.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday. • • • Ralph Dunlop, sales vice president of Krause Plow Corp., will be a member of a national committee to select the agricultural proficiency award winner in agricultural mechanics at the national Future Farmers of America convention in Kansas City next week. Dunlop is a former long-time member of the Hutchinson school board and former president of the board of the Central Kansas Area Vo-Tech School. He also is president of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers' Association which will hold a national convention in Denver late in October. • 4 • Mr. ami Mrs. Philip Dade, RED 1, will attend the Midwest Regional Republican Conference Thursday, Friday and Saturday, in Indianapolis, Ind. Fourteen states are members of the conference. Speakers will include Maurice Stans, Secretary of Commerce; Virginia Knauer, presidential adviser on consumer affairs; William Ruck- clhaus, Director of Environmental Control; and Bob Dole, Kansas senator and Republican national chairman. • ' • • Representing Ihe Wheatbelt Girl Scout Council, headquartered in Hutchinson, Wednesday through Friday at the 1971 Presidents' Meeting for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Region Five, are Mrs. Kenneth Eisiminger, 413 East 16th; president of the local council; Mrs. Earl Hayes, Stafford, vice president; Mrs. Marguerite Russell, KM I ft North Washington, executive director. Also attending the meeting at the Sequoyah State Park, Wagoner, Okla., will be Roxic Carpenter, Hutchinson Community College, ami Sheri Swafford, Hutchinson High School. Issues Meet Defeat By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kansans in Winfield and Minneapolis rejected school bond issues in elections Tuesday. Life at Kansas Ranch for Alcoholics Both Rugged, Pleasant By MARY ANNE CRABB See Alcohol Series, Page 1) A lush and pleasant ranch in Cowley County provides the background for an alcoholic rehabilitation program unique in Kansas. In charge of the acreage that rolls smoothly to the Arkansas River and also the get-tough regime for recovering alcoholics is Jim James, who will speak in Hutchinson at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The occasion is the membership meeting of the Reno County Mental Health Association. V The meeting will be at the First Christian Church. The ranch is operated by the Wichita Fellowship Club in conjunction with two half-way houses in Wichita. But alcoholics are received from all over the state. Municipal Judge Dan Forker of Hutchinson.has paroled Reno Countians to the ranch, in cooperation with the Kingman-Reno Mental Health Center. The organization's theory is that alcoholism is a physical disease, still an unproved theory from the scientific standpoint. But, James points out, the organization has a good record—over 300 recovered alcoholics, thai is, with records of one to six years of sobriety. The descriptive adjective is never "former" or "ex," in describing an alcoholic, says James; it is recovered or rescued. No Such Personality James maintains there is no such thing as the alcoholic personality. Alcoholism is a physical addiction affecting one in 15 people, he says. Anyone can stop drinking, he explains, but the alcoholic becomes bored He is not comfortable when not drinking. Alcohol is, after all, the most powerful drug. Th© alcoholic is never a social drinker; hti develops a craving and can't quit comfortably. To recover does not mean simply to stop drinking. "He has to change his way of life," said James. "He has chosen clubs, people, even religions, that drink. He surrounds himself with drinking people and a drinking society." When the drug is removed, the alcoholic is afraid of people, afraid of his job. He bus Jim James to get over his fear and gain sell-confidence. James, from southern California, has been a recovered alcoholic the past 10 years. During the past six years, he has established the Wichita half-way houses and the ranch. The usual stay at the ranch is six weeks for those from outside Wichita, The longer the stay, the better the chance of recovery, James believes. The alcoholic, often physically sick and full of resentment, lias to edge back into family life and everyday routine. His nervous system is torn up and he tends to flare up angrily. Wichita al­ coholics, after a three-week stay at the ranch, spend at least, three weeks at one of the half-way houses. The ranch life is rugged. It begins in winter with a hike at 6:30 a.m., then breakfast, then a class, recreation and work for three hours morning and afternoon. Every evening there is an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The classes are conducted by recovered alcoholics. The best teacher, said James, is someone recovered Vh to five years. After five years time tends to rub the edge off the memory of alcoholic misery. Over the past two years the residents have turned the 110- acro ranch, hidden in southern Kansas hills, from wheat stubble fields into beautiful grassed, wooded areas surrounding men's and women's dorms and a community building. A heated, filtered swimming pool has been built. Families and Ala- Teen groups, for children of alcoholics, come for picnics and special events. On a recent weekend, the ranch had 58 residents, six or seven of thorn women. At Satr urday class sesions, stress was dicussed, the sti'e of daily life, daily irritation and how to cope with them. In the evening, a random group, representing many social groups, told individual, hair-raising stories about their common problem at the AA meeting. Part of the cost was financed by a gift from a recovered alcoholic. Continuing costs are met by charges of $22 a week for residents. The money comes from the Model Cities program, federal vocational rehabilitation, Community Action and other agencies who back alcoholic rehabilitation and research.

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