The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 6, 1971 · Page 58
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 58

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Wednesday, October 6, 1971
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Zoning Change Required Apartment Project Planned for 30th If a request for a zoning change is Hufehinson approved by the city commission, Jack P. DeBoer Associates, Wichita, will start construction 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 lias been approved by the City Planning Commis- Kansas Improvement Court Backlogs Being Trimmed (Related Story Page 1) Kansas district courts are continuing lo "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 arc pending is down to seven per cent. "Just a few years ago, 13 percent 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 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 IOCS through 1969, with an annual filing of 30,000 or 31,000 cases, bul it appears that we are at a new level at around the 35,000 mark." James told the judges the plclcly within acceptable limits," he said. On another matter, James rged the judges to consider sing electronic data processing quipment to implement provi- ion of the new jury selection know that computers aw. "I rcn't available in most areas, ut there might be more around hart we think, and it might just e worth investigating," he aid. "How close are you to a state allege or a banking institution, f governmental facilities where there is a computer op- iralion? Reno County officials announced some time ago they lad hired a Wichita computing irm to handle jury selection. Womuii justice? courts stride. took the increases in "They terminated more cases than were commenced, although the age of cases terminated was slightly higher than last year, but com- First Aid Activity Is Coordinated City firemen and county am butance supervisor Larry Joy are meeting this week to coord inate first aid activities of the two departments. Joy and one of the county 1 ! new ambulances have been a headquarters station Tuesday and Wednesday and will be there again Thursday. The purpose of the train ing program for firemen is to teach them ambulance service procedures. The fire de partmcnt is frequently callec upon for resuscitator runs and other first aid activity, befon the ambulance service is noli fied. The training being undertak en will prepare them for wor with the ambulance pcrsonne on such occasions and if fire men are called for rescue wor in conjunction with ambulanc runs. Injured in Fall A. J. Rueschhoff, 55, IOC Countryside, was in satisfactory condition Wednesday mornini at South Hospital after fallinj from his bike near his horn Tuesday afternoon. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance with lacerations to the right side of his head. Brains, Not Plumbing, Is What Counts \ District court judges interviewed at the Hilton Wednesday 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 Kcatoa Duckworth, Elkhurt. "I'm more Jntcrest- ed in a person's brains and philosophy than in their plumbing." Supreme Court justices need 'judicial temperament," and it las nothing to do wilh sex, color or nationality, said Judge C. E. "Ben" Birney, Kill City. 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 o<f garden apartments at the location. Aflsr construction of the 24 units, the company contemplates further construction of 36 apartments al the ile. If the total of 60 apartments are built, the development will have its own club liousc and swimming pool. Ron Tyler, director of development finance for DeBoer Associates, said that the original 24 units would be completed about four months after the start of construction. "If our request for rczonlng 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 State; by a construction magazine which also listed the Wichita firm as the second fastest grow ing major company in lha 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 DaBoer. The company is now con slructing a 24 unit complex a Arkansas City, with Hulchinso next on the schedule. Tyle said plans were laid out for ad ditional apartment complexe 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 apart ment units arc carpeted, hav dishwashers, garbage disposal and ranges with hoods. The Hutchinson units, he saic would be part of the company' ixpansion plan which contem Mates ownership of 16,000 unit iy early next year. II will cl an estimated $150 million construction this year. United Fund At $50,000 "They need the ability to ,hink 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 mosl qualified women are somewhal 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. Flelcher 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 I don't know, but I don't think you have to be born with il, I think you can devel op it," he said. .,.,.,; Shultz Raps Welfare Boss TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Reynolds Shultz, a lie- publican who may run for ear, accused Stale Welfare Di- cctor Dr. Robert C. Harder 'uesday night of making wol- ire payment reductions "to lake some welfare recipients til'fer so that the legislature vili vole his budget, noxt year." Harder is an appointee of the .dminist ration of Gov. Robert )ocking, n Democrat who could >o Slnill'/' op|>onenl, next year. Sluill/. made the charge gainst, Harder in a s-ipccch be- oro the annual meeting of the hawnce County Farm Bureau. The lieutenant governor said growth in welfare costs "will Cartoon told story of 1911 World Scries. 60 Years Hasn 't 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 captioncd 'Getting Ready for the World Series, 1 was published on page 1 of the Hutchinson News, along with news o£ 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 in 1903. A carefully preserved copy of that issue was brought to The News office Wednesday by Norman Clinc, 729 East Sherman. "it's Interesting to see that folks were just as interested in the World Series 60 years ago as they arc now," Clinc said. The cartoon, signed "God- win" depicts about eight men asking questions about the upcoming series. Nitnnnn Clinc "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't dress how much of a bug he is." In lhat first "World's" Series, only two games were played with each team winning one, before the series was canceled On its third day, the cam paign of the United Fund Reno County passed the $50,00 mark in money received an pledged and moved ahead last year's third day total. So far, $52,478 of the $269 696 goal has been raised. Dillon Companies, Inc., in eluding Dillons, Calhouns, Jac son 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. Cofoerly Drug Co. has returned the eighth 100 per cent Fair Share envelope received so far. Fair Share means 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: Ilutchinson 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. 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 feels the said this situation week he 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. McCandiess 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 lonight in which the FBI is accused of foslering 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 be former FBI undercover agents tell of infiltrating New Left group: and committing criminal acl.s with the FBI's knowledge in order to discredit radicals. Author-journalist Paul Jacobs, who interviewed the Ihrec for the "Special Report,' charged in New York Tuesday night that government pressure had forced the cancellation, lias hinted he governor next. Page 3 The Hutcliinsoii News Wednesday, October 0, 1971 lue lo "executive objections.' fhc series wasn't resumed un il 1884 and Ihc first games ii ho "modern" series wen >laycd in 1903. Construction was the big loca dory in the Oct. 5, 1911, Hutcl inson News, Work had jut started on a six-story First Na .ional Bank Building, a new of ficc for International Harvcslei a new business block was bein constructed on Sonth Main b Tharp and Wrighl, and city em fjloyos were busy with Mai Slrcet 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 ihe 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 I 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 lie chooses to exercise those powers. . ." he said. "In October and November of 19015 events occurred on the Isthmus of Panama which enabled me to carry oul the laws of Congress. I did carry them out, and the canal is now being built because of what I did." Collecting historic documents is a hobby of Cline's. The 1.911 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 Ihc story of Lincoln's assassination, "That one has been in my family for years and was given to me by my aunt," Clinc said. reak both Kansas and the United Slnles," and added: Top Industry "Kansas' welfare director uid described welfare as the aslcsl growth industry in Kiin- •;i.s, and under Ihe present di•odor, il, will remain so. "There are .some persons on welfare who need the help and I is our responsibility to help hem-lhe blind, ihe aged and .he sick-but lo many others it. uis become a way of life not lo work, including too many able- bodied men." Shully. said the 1071 legislature didn't cut. welfare spcnd- ng, just Hardcr's request for iwrc money than was budgeted in fiscal 1071. Shullx said Ihe fiscal ID72 budget actually was increased over fiscal li)7l expenditures. "Those able-bodied persons should be out earning a decent, honest, wage like the real of the taxpayers in the .stale of Kansas," Siiult/ said. Harder has repeatedly told legislative eommitecs Hint the percentage of persons who are "able-bodied" and could work if jobs were available is very small on ihe Kansas welfare rolls. fiscal note will be," said Harder, explaining thai how much money it might, save in welfare costs can't, be calculated at this lime. 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 Ihe 75lli pcrcentilc lo the 5()th perccntile, except for office calls which were .restored to Hie 75th percentilc afl- cr doctors protested. Harder said the steps were necessitated because the wcl- fai:e case load is up in Kansas bul the legislature provided about (lie same amount of money for Ihe Mcdlcaid program for fiscal l!)72 as for fiscal 1071 — approximately $4:i.!> million. Further reductions in medical care payments are possible, Harder said, as Ihe budget reductions lighten later in Hie fiscal year. Roberts 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. Hiirdcr said the plan is another step in the slate Welfare De- Long's Buys Main Stores been and ft ear d A free film program is planned al 7 p.m. Friday in tho second floor auditorium of the public library. Films will Include "The Seven Cities of Antarctica," "The Hurdler" and "Rhythm and Movement in Art." Curl Hosier, Jaycce president, and other Jaycce members will talk on Ihc Jaycce summer camp for children suffering from cerebral palsy at the Thursday meeting of the Amvets and' auxiliary at the post home, 1427 East B. Tho meeting will start at 7 p.m. Tho Amvcls auxiliary usually gives money for two children to a I/lend tho camp each year and challenges the men's organization to follow suit. The cost is $50 per child. Smoky the Bear presented a flag lo Elreka School, southwest of Hutchinson, Wednesday morning as a reward to students for filling out fire safely 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 arc investigating an apartment burglary Hint resulted in n loss of $26 cash. CJcnc W. Morris, 22, 412 East Sherman, told police Wednesday morning someone hud entered his apartment and taken the money between the hours of 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday. effort to meet welfare needs in the face of budget request cuts by the l!)71 legislature. Members of the utilization-review committee arc local doctors, meaning the 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 The long-vacant former Roberts 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. Long's will do an extensive remodeling job on lite 50-foot wide location in the heart of Hulchinson City Center area, with the remodeling scheduled to start next summer. "We contemplate tearing out part of the wall between the Roberts and Cain liuildhigH, making ti single store of the frontage," mild Art Long, president (if ling's of llutch- inson, Inc. Included In the plans Is a new front for the llnlph .Dunlop, sales vice president of Krause Plow Corp., will be a member of n. national committee to select tho agricultural award winner In proficiency agricultural Travel Lot For Smoke Firemen went more than 20 blocks out of their way Wed 1 nesday, first making stops at two Quik Shops, in an attempt to respond to a reported fire at the Econ-o-Wash laundramal, 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 tlic 1000 block of West I7lh. No fire there. Must be on the one on East 17th, they figured. Twenty-three blocks later—no fire there. IL turned out lhat two doors from the East 17th Quik Shop at the Econ-0-Wash, paint on a furnace had overheated. There was no fire, only smoke, Long said the timetable for remodeling is now set by a lease- that Cain's Shoes has which runs until July, 1072, on Ihe south part of the properly. "We may be able to start on the north side of the new store prior to lhat date, but the major' portion of the work will depend on lha Cain lease," he said. Long's have occupied a building at 7 North Main that has a comparable area. This building, just north of Ihe First National Bank, is owned by the bank, wliidi is reported 1 to want lo use the space for expansion. "Our experience In Hulchinson has led us lo want lo keep a downtown location," said Long, who also owns the Long's Pants Store at m North Main, across from his new property. Tho Long companies now op- crate seven stores in Kansas, including the two at Hutchln- son, two at Salina, and stores at Junction City, Dodge City, and Ubernl. purchased the property for the store's new location from the Harrison Estate of Phoenix, Arix. Sale of the properly was handled by Harold Roberts of the Fonlron-Fee Agency Inc. mechanics at the national Future Farmers of America convention in Kansas City next week. Dunlop is a former long-time member of the Hulchinson school board and former president of the board of tho Central Kansas Area Vo-Tech School. Ho also is president of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers' Association which will hold a national convention In Denver /ate fn October. 4-4-4- Mr. ant!' Mrs. Philip Dnde, RFD 1, will attend the Midwest riegional Republican Conference Thursday, Friday and Saturday, In Indianapolis, Ind. Fourteen slates arc members of the conference. Speakers will include Maurice Stnns, Secretary of Commerce; Virginia Knaucr, presidential adviser on consumer affairs; William Ruck- elbai/s, Director of Environmental Control; and Bob Dole, Kansas senator and Republican national chairman. , + ' 4- > Representing the Whcalbelt Girl Scout Council, headquartered in Hutcliinson, Wednesday through Friday ut the 1971. Presidents' Meeting for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Region Mrs. Kenneth 413 East 16th; arc Five, Eisimingcr, president of the- local council; Mrs. Earl Hayes, Stafford, vice president; Mrs. Marguerite Russell, 1311% North Washington, executive director. Also attending the meeting at the Sequoyah State Park, Wagoner, Okla., will be Roxlc Car- penlcr, Hulchinson Community College, and Sherl Swafford, Hutchinson. High School. Issues Meet Defeat By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kansans In Winfleld and Minneapolis rejected 'school bond issues in elections Tuesday. Life at Kansas Ranch for Alcoholics Both Rugged, Pleasant By MARY ANNE CRABB Sec Alcohol Scries, 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 IB the membership meeting of the Reno County Mental Health Association. V The meeting will be at the First Christian Church. Tlic ranch is operated by the Wichita Fellowship Club in coiv junction with two half-way houses in Wichita. But alcoholics are received from all over the stale. Municipal Judge Dun Forkcr of Hutchinson.has paroled Reno Countiuns to the ranch, in cooperation with the Klngmun-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 oul, Iho organization has a good record—over 300 recovered alcoholics, that is, with rcrwds 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 1 people, he says. Anyone can stop drinking, ho explains, but the alcoholic becomes bored He is not comfortable when not drinking. Alcohol is, after all, the most powerful drug. Tho alcoholic is never a social drinker; he 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 has Jim James to gel over his fear and gain self-confidence. James, from southern California, has been a recovered alcoholic the past 10 yeans. During the past six years, lie has established the Wichita half-way houses and the ranch. The usual stay at the ranch is six weeks for those from outside Wichlla, The longer the stay, the butter the chance ol recovery, James believes. The alcoholic, often physically sick and full of resentment, has to edge back into family life and everyday routine. His nervous system is torn up and he tend? lo flare up angrily. Wichita al coholics, after a three-week stay ill the ranch, spend at cast three weeks at one of the lalf-way houses. The ranch life in rugged. It begins In winter with a hike ut (1:30 a.m., then breakfast, then a class, recreation and work for three hours morning and afternoon. Every evening there IH an Alcoholics AnonymoiiH meeting, The classes are conducted by recovered alcoholics. Tho best teacher, said James, is somo- ono recovered l'/z to five years After five years lime tonds tc ub the edge off the memory of ucohollc misery. Over the past two years tho residents have turned tho 110- acro ranch, hidden In southern Kansas hills, from wheat stul> fields into beautiful grassed, wooded areas surrounding men's and women's dorms and a community building. A heat ed, filtered swimming pool has been built. Families and Ala- Teen groups, for children of alcoholics, come for picnics arit special events. On a recent weekend, the ranch, had 58 residents, six or seven of thorn women. Al Saturday class sesions, strews wa. 1 dicusscd, the stt'o of ' dally We, dolly 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 mot by charges of $22 a week for residents. The money conies from the Model Cities program, federal vocational rehabilitation, Community Action and other agencies who back alcoholic rehabilitation and research.

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