The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 6, 1971 · Page 33
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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TV. ews Briefs 'Must Return Power' KANSAS CITY (AP) - The federal government must return power to states and localities before most of the problems of metropolitan areas can be solved, said George Romney, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. "It is not possible to solve the shock and crisis of the central city within the central city itself," Romney told the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment of Officials' conference in Kansas City Tuesday. • • • New Irish Talks BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Prime Minister Brian Faulkner" said Tuesday he is flying to London this week for more emergency talks about the violence in this British province, which he described as "bleeding to death." As he spoke at Stormont. the provincial parliament, guerrillas robbed a bank and fought a gun battle with troops caught in ambush. • • • Not Nixon's Opinion WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nixon administration disassociated itself Tuesday from Postmaster General Winton M. Blount's suggestion Americans boycott French imports because much of the heroin coming to this country originates in France. State Department press officer Charles W. Bray said Ambassador Arthur K. Watson, the U.S. envoy to France, had been instructed to inform the French government of this stand. • • • Agree to End Aid WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Tuesday the House-voted suspension of U.S. aid to Pakistan. The provision provides that all U.S. economic, military and other aid, including sales of military equipment and agricultural commodities, be stopped until the Pakistani government cooperates in stabilizing the situation in East Pakistan and permits refugees to return. • • • 4,200 Workers Idle KANSAS CITY (AP) - Pickets were posted at the three main entrances of the sprawling Western Electric Company plant early Tuesday in a wildcat strike that kept about 4,200 workers off production lines. • • • Ruling on Gas (C) 1971 Washington Star WASHINGTON - The Federal Power Commission asserted for the first time Tuesday jurisdiction over the allocation of supplies of natural gas in times of gas shortages — despite what existing private contracts may say. • • • Sets Seminar Talk MANHATTAN, an. (AP) Clay T. Whitehead, director of telecommunications for the White House, will speak at a luncheon here Friday during a day-long seminar for the Kansas Association of Radio Broadcasters. Hays Man is Hired For Sebelius Staff HAYS — Dr. W. D. Moreland, retired Ft. Hays State College professor, has been hired as a staff assistant on senior citizen problems and programs by Rep. Keith Sebelius, R-Kan. Moreland is professor emeritus of political science at the college. Sebelius said Moreland is researching senior citizen programs and legislation of special interest to citizens who live in rural areas. 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. The driver of the truck, Richard Wilson, 23, Abilene was treated at the same hospital and released. (Hutchinson News-UPI Telephoto) "HERE COMES LUNCH," this 13-foot alligator may be thinking as Jim Watson, an animal collector for Sea-Arama Marineworld in Galveston, reaches out to him. Actually, Watson isn't planning to pet the wild reptile — only slap it on top of its head so it will open its mouth. Then partner Ron Bulin will slip a rope over the gator's jaw. Eight of the animals were collected by special permit and will be used in an alligator wrestling show. Precautions Would be Big At Lyons Site OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) Atomic Energy Commission scientists said Tuesday extraordinary precautions will be taken to prevent radioactive leakage in the storing of atomic wastes. The scientists gave the assurances to a delegation from Kansas where the commission proposed to establish a National Nuclear Waste Repository in abandoned salt mines. Roger Dahlman, an ecologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, outlined in detail steps the commission plans to take to prevent any damage to the environment in the area of the salt mines at Lyons, Kan. Dahlman said sophisticated monitoring devices will be set up both above and under ground to detect any possible radioactivity that might develop from the storing of the wastes. Said Miniscule He described the possibilities as miniscule. He said that hundreds of cargoes of radioactive materials have been shipped across the country in past several years without a single major nuclear incident. The AFC has made no definite decision to set up the waste repository at Lyons, but mines there are under consideration as the site. "We will have an extensive monitoring program to detect any possible radiation escape," Dahlman said. The scientist said the monitoring program would be developed in cooperation with officials of the Kansas Public Health Department. Lyons to Get Direct Dial In February LYONS — Southwestern Bell Telephone subscribers here will have direct distance dailing (DDD) available to them sometime in February. Wayne Campbell, Hutchinson, Southwestern Bell manager, said the telephone company is spending nearly $39,000 at the local office to bring DDD into Lyons. "This feature will be added without an increase in local telephone rates," he said. The service will permit nearly 2,000 telephone customers to dial their own station- to-station long distance calls to more than 60,000 communities throughout the United States and Canada. "With access to the nation wide switching network, Lyons customers will be able to dial direct to more than 95 million telephones when DDD becomes available here," he said. The telephone company is expected to announce the specific date when Lyons customers can begin using DDD within the near future. VA Mental Hospitals Fight Uphill Battle WASHINGTON (AP) - In the network of Veterans Administration psychiatric hospitals across the country, thousands of patients pass their days rarely seeing a psychiatrist. Many of the wards are totally without air conditioning, even in the Deep South. Most need painting and better lighting. But more, they need professional medical personnel to reinforce overworked, undermanned hospital staffs fighting Linda's Drinking No Longer Funny (Continued from page 1) the growth is viewed as so phenomenal," said Mrs. Ruth Osborne, a recovered alcoholic who heads the National Council on Alcoholism in Kansas. "But they still need to come sooner. The swashbuckling man who drinks can still be admired. The women who drink set out more to narcotize than to get an image of themselves. No illness should have a moral stigma attached . . . it's horrible. The alcoholic woman is looked upon as a weak, a low, woman. It is a wrong image and it makes it especially rough for anyone to seek help," Mrs. Osborne said. "There is a thin line between heavy drinking and alcoholism and a lot of people are able to hide behind this for a long time. Usually, by the time we get a woman patient she has hit the bottom because she wouldn't have come otherwise," said Doyle McQuoy, counselor at Osawatomie State Hospital. "Her husband is less sympathetic and less understanding. We all have a certain mechanism built into us about what a wife and mother should be like. It is rougher, by far, on the women alcoholics to shake the stigma," McQuoy added. "There probably are as many women alcoholics, or maybe even more, than there are men," said Jim, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. "This program (AA) has darn little success with alcoholic women—the stigma just won't let go of them." "We put our women on a pedestal—still do, and women are deeply aware of that. They are deeply conscious of that, and it hurts them to admit they can't sit on the pedestal. They can. All kinds of women fall off, and get back on. If we could educate them to that . . if we could make more people seek help, God, it would be wonderful for them. But I admit it is tough for them in AA," said R.H., another member, who prefers to call himself an "arrested alcoholic," since he knows there is no cure but abstinence, and that next drink is just around the corner. "It is silly for women in any circumstances to feel the way they feel about going out to find help, or even admitting to themselves that they need it. But they do feel that way— I did. They can't understand that this isn't a moral problem, it's a medical problem," Mrs. Osborne said. (Tomorrow: Where Are They, How Are They Doing?) Barton Attorney Issues Statement Huichi-s.-Ne»» wedn«,d,y, Oct. 6, IWI 3 Name 'Slots' Prosecutor TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Charles D. Anderson, Wichita, was appointed special assistant attorney general Tuesday to prorecute cases resulting from gambling raids Saturday night and early Sunday at Great Bend, Kan. Anderson's appointment was announced by Atty. Gen. Vera Miller, who said John M. Russell, county attorney of Barton County, would not participate in the prosecution of cases evolving from raids on eight private clubs. The attorney general said Russell had asked to withdraw from prosecution because of possible conflict of interest involving two of the clubs and because his assistant county attorney resigned Oct. 1. Issued Statement At Great Bend, Russell issued a statement denying he had asked to withdraw from prosecution of the cases. He said he simply requested aid because he was short of help following his assistant's resignation. Miller reiterated that Russell had asked for assistance because of the possible conflict of interest, as well as because of a shortage of help. "We're going to give him the assistance he asked," said Miller. "We're going to handle the cases." The attorney general said charges would be filed as soon as possible but declined to try to set a specific date. Miller said Anderson will be devoting full time to the cases and reported on the job early Tuesday morning. Two truckloads of equipment Two Truckloads were seized in the weekend raids and were brought to Topeka. Included were 40 slot machines, 13 gaming tables and a large quantity of punch boards. an uphill battle to care for the nation's mentally ill veterans. "That's terrible," said one hospital director, "but that's the way it is." Worse in Small Towns The situation is most acute in those hospitals in small towns and rural areas that offer little to attract professionals from private practice in metropolitan areas. Partly because of public resistance to locating mental hospitals in populous cities two-thirds of the 35 psychiatric hospitals in the VA system are in outlying areas. An Associated Press study of VA psychiatric hospitals disclosed that: —The VA is operating a 1,335- bed psychiatric hospital at Marion, Ind., without a single fulltime psychiatrist. Despite intensive recruiting, only four or five psychiatrists have appeared for interviews and none are interested in living in Marion or on the $29,000 salary. Neither Directly Involved —In the 1,555-bed hospital at Coatesville, Pa., there are seven psychiatrists. One is the hospital director; another is the chief of staff. Neither is involved directly in patient care. Three others work part-time. —Where psychiatrists are short, psychiatric work often is taken on by psychologists and social workers. The VA's chief medical director, Dr. Marc J. Musser, said in an interview that VA studies show that non­ medical personnel do a good job filling in. They are, however, neither trained nor licensed to diagnose patients or prescribe medication. Short of Nurses —The hospitals, even those with relatively large psychiatric staffs, are critically short of registered nurses. In the l,0O0-bed psychiatric facility at Augusta, Ga., for example, there are 12 fulltime psychiatrists, but only one night nurse for 168 beds in four wards. Sen. Pearson Withdraws Nomination TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Sen. James B. Pearson, R-Kan., announced Tuesday he was withdrawing his nomination of former Gov. John Anderson for a federal district court judgeship in Kansas, apparently clearing the way for appointment of Earl E. O'Connor, a Kansas Supreme Court justice. Pearson's announcement came as something of a surprise although there had been recent reports that a month- long impasse between the two Kansas senators over the judgeship would soon end. The impasse developed when Pearson nominated Anderson and Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., nominated O'Connor for a vacancy created by the retirement of U.S. Dist. Court Judge Arthur J. Stanley. Other Rumors The reports that the impasse would soon end had been accompanied by rumors that the appointment would go to neither O'Connor nor Anderson, but a third "compromise" candidate. Pearson issued only a three- line statement through his Topeka office that he was withdrawing Anderson's nomination. He said he had taken the action after consulting with and at the request of the former governor. Red Fox Gets His Passport CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. AP — Chief William Red Fox finally got his passport and will fly to London Wednesday. The 101-year-old Indian chief, whose book, "Memories of Chief Red Fox," was a bestseller, ran into trouble when he applied for a passport last week and could not produce the required proof he was born in the United States. He said he felt his birth record was burned in a fire on the Standing Rock Reservation in 1885. He also complained that he hadn't needed a passport when he went to Europe with Buffalo Bill in 1904. The local federal clerk's office contacted the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington about Red Fox's birth and the passport reached here Tuesday by air-mail special delivery. Chief Red Fox, accompanied by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. W. W. Red Fox, also of Corpus Christi, is going to spend nine days in London autographing copies of his book and making television appearances. To Present Concert LINDSBORG — The Light Company, a three-member musical group from Dayton, Ohio, will present a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Bethany College's Presser Hall Auditorium as the third event of nine in the 197172 Concert and Lecture Series. Docking Plugs Lid At Bread Day Meet (Related Story, Page 5) DODGE CITY - Gov. Robert Docking renewed his drive to get the 1972 Kansas legislature to act to extend the property tax lid beyond its Dec. 31, 1972, expiration date, declaring it is necessary to "halt the property tax spiral." In a speech Tuesday morning before the "World Day of Bread" celebration at the Dodge City Community College, Docking again accused legislators who say action of the tax lid should be delayed until the 1973 session of procrastination. "A priority item of business when the legislature returns next January," Docking said, 'should be to extend the property tax lid . . . "Some members of the legislature have indicated they will not work to extend the tax lid this session, but instead wait until after the 1972 legislative session and the 1972 elections. "Today, perhaps more than at any other time in our nation's history, the people are calling upon their elected officials for responsibility, not procrastination." Farmers, Too Addressing an audience of largely wheat farming-oriented people, Docking said farmers today are caught in the inflation spiral just as other segments of the economy, and farmers are asking what government is doing to hold down taxes. The breaking of bread led off a breakfast gathering of 4W) farmers, businessmen, government officials and their wives marking the Day of Bread observance. S tennis Warning Heeded Senate Refuses to Add Missile Funds WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Tuesday rejected three proposals to add funds for ma• • • How They Voted WASHINGTON (AP) - On the 64-19 vote by which the Senate rejected Tuesday an amendment by Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska, to stop U.S. bombing in Indochina: Democrats for the amendment included: Eagleton, Mo., and Hughes, Iowa. Democrats against the amendment: Symington, Mo. Republicans against: Dole, Kan; Hurska, Neb; Miller, Iowa; Pearson, Kan. Doggie Bingo Gets Tryout WICHITA (AP) - Doggie bingo got a tryout in Sedgwick County Tuesday night, with some 320 persons who had bought $2 memberships playing at a track south of Wichita. But there were indications that the activity soon might end, for several miles away in the Sedgwick County Courthouse, District Court Judge Nicholas Klein was hearing County Atty. Keith Sanborn argue that in 1955 a permanent injunction had been issued to ban greyhound racing "forever" at the South Broadway track. jor U.S. offensive-missile systems after Sen. John C. Stennis cautioned against doing anything to jeopardize chances for a U.S.-Soviet arms-limitation agreement. It voted down also a proposal to stop U.S. air attacks in Indochina as it neared final passage, scheduled Wednesday afternoon, of a $21-billion military procurement authorization bill. Leads Opposition Stennis, a Mississippi Democrat and chairman of the Armed Services Committee, led the opposition to added missile funds proposed by Sen. James L. Buckley, Con-R-N.Y., and backed by conservatives from both parties. Stennis said they would be interpreted, rightly or wrongly, as a U.S. bid for a first-strike nuclear capability. Vote Down Funds In quick succession, the Senate voted: —66 to 17 against his proposal to add $5 million for long-range studies to modernize the land based Minuteman missiles and —By voice vote against ad ding $12 million to achieve a 40 per cent improvement in Minuteman accuracy; —68 to 12 against his amendment to add $25 million for a similar improvement in the sea-based, multiwarhead Poseidon missiles. In the day's only other vote, the Senate rejected, 64 to 19, an amendment by Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska, to bar U.S. air attacks throughout Indochina and Thailand with the option for the President to continue air attacks in South Vietnam if needed to protect withdrawing U.S. troops. But Degree Worth Less in Dollars Now College Grad More Likely to be Happy, Liberal WASHINGTON (AP) - A college education isn't worth as much in dollars as it once was, a new report claims, but it definitely leads to the good life. College graduates do make more money, and their jobs are more comfortable, says a study for the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. Liberal Philosophies What's more, they are more likely to be Republicans, although their political philosophies are decidedly liberal. They read more, know more, vote more and take a greater part h community activities. "The college experience appears more likely than not to make students more open-mind­ ed and liberal, less concerned with material possessions, more concerned with aesthetic and cultured values, more relativistic and less moralistic, but more integrated, rational and consistent," the report says. Less Authoritarian "Students tend to lessen in their adherence to traditional values and traditional behaviors," the report adds, "They become less authoritarian although this may be related to the social climate at the time of their education. They become more aware of themselves and of interpersonal relationships and show a great­ er readiness to express their emotions." Dr. Clark Kerr, chairman of the commission, said at a news conference Tuesday the study was undertaken to answer questions about whether college training is generally worth the time, effort and money required. To Be Published The study was conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The report, "A Degree and What Else? The Correlates and Consequences of a College Education," will be published by McGraw-Hill later this month. In a foreword to the pub­ lished report, Kerr said people who go to college tend to be: —More satisfied with their jobs. Better Paid —More highly paid and less subject to unemployment. —More thoughtful and deliberate in their consumer expenditures. —More likely to vote and to participate generally in community activities. —More "liberal" and tolerant in ther attitudes toward, and relations with, other individuals. —More informed about community, national, and world affairs. The report concludes that as a general rule "every year of higher education results in added impact and benefit." It says also the impact is cumulative over generations, with sons and daughters of parents who have gone to college taking on more of the college influence than their classmates whose parents did not make it to college. Generally Overrated One of the more surprising findings is that higher education as an investment—in terms of how much it will increase a person 's earning power—is generally overrated. "A parent could do as well with a stock investment," Kerr said. Rev. Shelton Thomas, pastor of the First Christian Church, presided at the ceremony in which people gathered around tables decorated by sheaves of wheat and loaves of bread, sharing the bread while reciting the Lord's Prayer. Rev. Shelton urged those present to have compassion for the world's hungry, not a part of the 17 per cent of the world's population that is not undernourished. Dr. Clair Conard, trustee at the community college, spoke on nutrition and wheat. He gave numerous statistics about the crop and drew a hearty laugh from his listeners when he included a verbatum quote from an encyclopedia about bread: "Often the cost of the production of the grain is more than the farmer receives for his crop." "I thought I would drop this pearl of wisdom for you to take home," he said dryly. Others present were Bishop Marion F. Forst, Dodge City, who gave the benediction; Kansas Wheat Queen Evelyn Ebright, Lyons, and Ford County Wheat Queen Janie Bogner, Dodge City; Mayor Dale Northern; B. B. Archer, chairman of the Ford County Association of Wheat Growers; Don Crane, state president of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, Wright; and Hector Champbell, Chamber of Commerce president. 1 Guess We Were Lost in The Shuffle 9 DODGE CITY — "I guess,we were lost in the shuffle," said Shirl Abbey, city manager, about opening ceremonies in the Civic Center Tuesday for the new local government consolidation for Ford County and Dodge City governing bodies. Abbey spoke of the sparse crowd that attended the 9 aim. opening ceremonies in which Gov. Robert Docking, E. : A. Mosher, executive director; of the Kansas League of Municipalities, and Jack Lacey, executive secretary of the Economic Development Commission, were guests. Docking said he will push to get a $15,550 federal grant approved for facilities at the combined city-county building. Docking said he will recommend approval of the funds to his Committee on Criminal Administration, which alio, cates federal funds made available through the Safe Streets Act. "This new building represents a consolidation of buildings, records and equipment," Docking said. "If used effectively, this new city-county building could mean a savings for the taxpayers of Dodge City and Ford County. Because • of the combined facilities, the citizens of the area will receive faster and more economical service." The $15,550 grant has been requested for specialized equip* ment, drug identification, fingerprinting and other laboratory equipment, Docking said. Hundreds Visit The concentration of city-wide activities during the first week of October may have kept the crowd limited, the city manager observed, but he said that by early afternoon several hundred citizens had visited the local government building for the open house. The visitors were given tours of remodeled city offices, the joint city-county law enforcement floor, and the county and city courtrooms. >

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