The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 7, 1971 · Page 1
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100th Year No. 96 The Drug You Drink~12 The Hutchinson News 20 Pages Thursday Evening, October 7,1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 Price 10c Few Getting Booze Help By WAYNE LEE News Associate Editor It is estimated that less than 5,000 alcoholics per year can find organized treatment in Kansas. An estimated 900,000 Kansans drink. This is nearly half of the total state population, and almost all of the adult population. Of that number there are, by conservative estimate, 90,000 alcoholics. This means that if the problem stood still it would take 12 years to solve it, if available figures are correct. The problem isn't standing still, it is growing. "You are right if you think some of us in alcohol treatment programs are bitter about the thing over drugs. Drugs should be hit and hit hard, but we are hiding our heads in the sand when it comes to the big one," said Phil Webber, coordinat- | or of the Services for Alcohol Related Problems in Topeka. Valley Hope at Norton can treat about 600 patients 8 year. It is a converted motel where both the alcoholic and spouse can stay for a 30-day treatment program. About 85 per cent of the patients at Valley Hope are Kansans. More than 1,700 persons have been treated at the center since it opened four years ago. The recovery rate (a year's sobriety) is about 66 per cent. The rate of return is about 22 per cent. Spouse 's Attitude Important If the spouse stays with the alcoholic, the recovery rate runs about 75 per cent. Dr. John Leipold, who heads the center, says the higher rate is no accident — a spouse's attitude is an integral part of successful treatment, he says. "Excellent community cooperation has helped us tremendously. This is something you can't stress enough. A good treatment program has to have community response," Leipold said. The Lamed State Hospital alcoholism unit, headed by recovered alcoholic Frank Hauch, has space for about 165 patients a year. The hospital is expanding its space for fiscal 1972, but is strapped for money. About 300 persons a year can be treated at the Topeka State Hospital and about 180 at Osawatomie State Hospital. Both units say they could treat many more if the space and staff were available. Alcoholics Anonymous rolls are not showing much growth. Members think this is because people are not educated to the point where they will accept AA as a treatment source. Experts admit it is one of the best. Jim James of Wichita is running a "half-way house' 1 operation that features two houses in Wichita and a ranch at Arkansas City. It is capable of handling 100 persons at a time. It is called a success by alcoholism specialists in the state. Follows Alcoholic Home The Topeka State Hospital program, in operation about a year now, follows the recovered alcoholic out into his home community, re-establishing him with his family and hopefully with a job. Dr. William Simpson, clinical director, thinks it will be a success. Under guidelines established only recently, alcoholism among federal employes will be treated just like any other illness. Sick leave will be granted for treatment or rehabilitation under the new rules, and personnel folders will not mention alcoholic problems unless the employe is disciplined for failing to improve his work performance. Kansas alcoholism specialists hail this as a major step In combating the disease, but they note most jobs in the Sunflower State are not federal. And they say that until private employes take a realistic approach to drinking, industry will continue to lose millions a year in production to the disease. Hauch of Larned says the average age of the alcoholic has dropped five years in the last four years. And he sees it as more and more a problem for youngsters if something isn't done to turn the tide. The average age at the Larned hospital now is 47. The youngest alcoholic patient is 24 and the oldest 64. Ward Rogers, chairman of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Alcoholism, says he feels hard facts and figures on alcoholism will prod the public toward better laws and treatment programs in the near future. He says he personally feels community involvement is the answer, but that there may be others. His committee is charged with finding out. Capture Suspect In Rape By BILL SIDLINGER GREAT BEND — A fugi tive wanted for rape, kid naping, and auto theft Sept. 15, at Great Bend, was arrested in Jersey County, Illinois, Wednesday after a shooting incident in adjoining Calhoun County earlier in the day. Marion Weese, Barton County sheriff, left Thursday afternoon for Hardin, 111., county seat of Calhoun County, where the man is being held by local authorities. Address at 6:30 Tonight Nixon to Reveal Complex Controls The man, being held under the name of Charles Edward Williams, allegedly kidnaped a Great Bend woman Sept. 15, raped her twice, and left her tied in a barn in Stafford County. He then, allegedly, fled in her car. is carrying warrants man's arrest in the Weese for the names of Charles Edward Cor nelius and Donald Lee Kaufman, the names he used around Great Bend. "Actually he used so many names no one seems certain what his real name is," Weese said. When he was arrested in Illinois, his description and fingerprints were processed through the national Crime Information Center and Illinois authorities learned he was wanted at Great Bend, at Grand Junction, Colo., on a charge of interstate transportation of a stolen automobile. "We hope that the seriousness of the charges against the man here will prevail on Illinois authorities to allow us to bring him back for trial in Barton County," said Weese. Weese believes that interviews with the man will allow the Great Bend crimes to be cleared up, even if he does not get custody of the prisoner. Weese knew little about the shooting scrape in Illinois. Hei said he was told that Calhoun | County deputies were called to the north end of the county be cause of a shooting. A man they were seeking drove off in a car, later jumping from the car in an escape attempt when he was cornered by Jersey County officers. He was returned to Calhoun County. Calhoun and Jersey counties are about 30 miles north of St. Louis. From News Services WASHINGTON - President Nixon unveils to the nation tonight his post-freeze economic package, a complex program of wage-price restraints likely to be based on productivity. When Nixon goes before nationwide television and radio at 6:30 p.m. CDT he will strip away the mystery that has surrounded the program, popularly known as Phase 2, since he imposed the 90-day wage-price freeze Aug. 15. In advance of telling the nation tonight about his new anti- inflation program, Nixon summoned Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress to a late afternoon briefing on the package. In addition, press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said, representatives of business, labor, agriculture and other interested groups were being briefed "in general terms," on the new Nixon program throughout the day. Meantime, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that wholesale prices dropped for the first time in nearly a year in September—the first full month of Nixon's wage -price freeze, The bureau said the decline, on a seasonally adjusted basis, was the largest in five years. That first freeze came under fire today when Sen. William Proxmire,, D-Wis., said Congress should repeal the President 's power to freeze wages and prices to prevent him "from becoming an economic dictator." Proxmire, chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, prepared for introduction today a bill to rescind the Economic Stabilization Act under which '7 -•' 'How's that new tree coming along, John?* Nixon imposed the current freeze. The White House did not give any advance indication of what the President was planning to announce tonight. However, Republican sources in Congress said they were told by authoritative administration officials that tfie freeze would be replaced by a "two-tiered" structure of controls. They said they were given to understand that a governmental body, perhaps a continuation of the present cost of living council, would set overall policies, goals and objectives in phase two. Under this governmental body would be a tripartite, non-governmental wage stabilization board to establish specific wage standards, make its own findings and administer wage controls. The wage board would cons i s t of representatives of labor, business and the public interest and would review wage settlements on a continuing basis. Nothing specific was said about the possibility of controls on profits. However, Nixon and other administration officials have expressed an antipathy to profit controls, which they believe would slow down the increase in business activity needed to restore health to the economy. Some officials have indicated that it might be possible to ex ercise restraints on profits by rolling back prices on a selec tive basis where profits become excessive. Proxmire, meanwhile, will say in a prepared speech that Congress must itself take action on phase two of the economic program. In his speech, Proxmire criticizes (he "sweeping and unprecedented delegation of power to the President in the Economic Stabilization Act of 1970," which provided the , authority for the wage-price freeze and post freeze controls. "We not only gave the President the whole ball game, we gave him the ball park as well," Proxmire's speech declares. The legislation he plans to introduce would allow controls to be used only on a selective basis and could invoke controls on wages or prices only if the particular industry or company was found to have exceeded guidelines published in advance by a wage-price review board. The President would be able to order compliance with wage- price guidelines only if he determined that noncompliance would seriously affect price stability. In addition, controls could not apply to wages and prices set by contract prior to Aug. 15, 1971, and all of the President's determinations would be subject to review by the courts. Car Flies Through Air Chase Ends in Hospital Carroll D. Warrick, 30, 2927 of him. The officer continued] The car then skidded across East 4th, crashed at Crup- to a point one mile south of the the highway, entered the drive- per's Corner in a Cadillac early | UM0 overpass before giv i n g up | way between the Crupper busi- Thursday morning and landed 1 in a North Hospital bed. Hutchinson Police first observed Warrick speeding in north Hutchinson and a car was assigned to intercept it in the south part of town. Sgt. Neal Shank, of the sheriff's department, bad stopped to give assistance to- another officer at 8th and Main in South Hutchinson when he said he heard a "whoosh," saw the car driven by Warrick come over the Woodie Seat Freeway and clip a McVay's wrecker. Shank, who had just started to get out of his car, gave chase but said that near Blanchard Warrick turned off his lights and Shank lost sight pursuit. It wasn't until then that he realized police were also chasing the car. By the time he got back to South Hutchinson, Shank received word from the dispatcher that the car had crashed and the driver was lying in Mrs. Myrtle Crupper's yard. Shank said Warrick traveled more than four miles with his lights out. Shank had followed him at 100 miles par hour and "was not catching up with him." , At Crupper's Corner Warrick's car traveled 630 feet on the island in the highway, still without lights on, according to a witness. Then it went off the right side of the road and into the ditch, knocking down two signs. nesses and became airborne. It traveled 47 feet through the air before hitting a tree at a point 10 feet above the ground and landing 27 feet on the other side of the tree. The tree was broken off at the ground and at the point of impact. Shank said the car "completely disintegrated," with pieces of it being found 147 feet from the tree—the battery hit a building and flew apart, the transmission was found in Crupper's yard. Warrick was taken to North Hospital by ambulance with a severely dislocated knee, a broken finger, lacerations, friction burns and bruises, but was reported in satisfactory condition Thursday morning. Give suppo.1 ; Take g ecoil( j 1 o O tonnor WASHINGTON (AP) - In aj letter to Aity. Gen. John Mitchell, Sens. James Pearson and Bob Dole today jointly recom mended that Earl E. O'Connor be nominated by President Nixon as a federal district judge for Kansas. If nominated by the President and approved by the Senate, Judge O'Connor, presently serving on the Kansas Supreme Court, would fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Arthur Stanley Jr. last April. Pearson and Dole also urged the attorney general to expedite the Justice Department's clearance processing in order that the vacancy may be filled at the earliest possible time. The announcement came as a birthday present one day late for O'Connor. He celebrated his 4 9th birthday Wednesday. Look at New Fire Station City officials are having second thoughts about awarding a contract for construction of a new fire station at 11th and Halstead, but are uncertain if they can legally avoid signing it. The commission Tuesday voted unanimously to accept the bid of Mark Industries in the amount of $153,000 subject to checking of extensions and totals. Neither City Manager George Pyle nor any of the five commissioners commented on either the amount of the bids or Outdoor Lab for Nature, Ecology Study the estimate by architect Pat Hawkins. But Thursday Pyle said he was "concerned about the cost of the 11th and Halstead station," and had asked City Attorney John Robinson to determine the city's position. Hawkins' estimate, opened, along with bids Tuesday, was $160,00O-but in late August be was still talking in terms of a 1120,000 project. (Tomorrow: The Facts And The Faces). Pickets Disregard U.S. Court Orders WASHINGTON (AP) - Pickets marched at California ports and Chicago area grain elevators today despite orders by federal judges calling strikers back to work. A spokesman for 120 West Coast waterfront employers said he didn't think the court order there had been served on the union yet. He said he thought it would be Friday before striking dockworkers could be expected back to work. The judges Wednesday night directed strikers to return to work for 10 days, pending hearings on whether the moratorium should be extended the full 80 days allowed by the Taft-Hartley Law. The West Coast walkout, at 99 days the longest longshoremen's strike experienced in the region, has idled 15,000 dockworkers and cost affected states more than $1.7 billion. | The Chicago walkout o grain-elevator operators 31 days ago has kept 500 grain handler members of the long' shoreman's union off the job. The suits were initiated on orders of President Nixon who cited the report of a special four-man council he had created under the Taft-Hartley Law to investigate the shipping situation. East and Gulf Coast dockworkers, also striking, were reported trickling back to work at some ports, in expectation of Taft-Hartley action but Nixon did not use the law in their dispute. Instead, he sent a team of federal officials to New York where it was hoped the dispute could be mediated. The San Francisco court set Friday morning as the date for a hearing on the West Coast suit. In Chicago, Oct. 15 is the hearing date. 1 Study Possible Miller Recall LAWRENCE - The Collegiate Young Democrats at the University of Kansas have appointed a special committee to investigate the possibility of holding a special recall election aimed at getting Attorney General Vera Miller out of office. Last week the group passed a resolution in which they denounced what they called Miller's "gestapo tactics" and asked for his resignation. A recall election is possible in Kansas if 10 per cent of the registered voters sign a petition asking one. May Change Dillon Park Concept Weather KANSAS - Clear to partly cloudy tonight; warmer east and south central; lows in 40s northwest to 50s east and south; winds becoming northerly and gusty in northwest portion during night; Friday partly cloudy; much cooler west and north central and turning cooler southeast by evening after winds shift to northerly; highs Friday near 70 northwest to middle 80s southeast. Hutchinson Weather Wednesday's high 82 at 3 p.m.; overnight low 56 at 7:30 a.m.; at 1 p.m. Thursday 84. Record high 95 in 1928; record low 25 in 1952. Winds: 2 m.p.h. Barometer: 30.30 Sunset Thursday: 7:06 p.m. Sunrise Friday: 7:34 a.m. By DEAN HINNEN Dillon Park may soon become a natural science center emphasizing nature study, ecology and conservation, in a shift from traditional park concepts. The 25-acre park, on the northeast corner of the 30th and K61 intersection, has been public property since May, 1970 when it was given to the Recreation Commission by Dillon Companies, Inc. Now die property of the city, the park is being studied as a nature center area with plans for a $150,000 development program to be financed by private and federal funds. Private funds for the center would be raised through a nonprofit foundation which is in the process of becoming incorporated. The Living Land Foundation, Inc., will be devoted to "sponsoring recreational, educational, cultural and scientific programs," according to its articles of incorporation. The organization is being incorporated by oil investor Fred I. "Bud" Shaffer, Mrs. Richard Dillon and attorney Bill Mills. The corporation, despite its formative status has already received its first $1,000 toward the Dillon Park project. Mrs. R. C. Woodard, widow of the long-time Hutchinson High School principal, made the contribution Wednesday from hinds given as a memorial to her husband. The money was to be spent for city beautification, and Mrs. Woodard said Wednesday she felt the Dillon project was a fitting recipient. The Natural Science for Youth Foundation, a national non-profit organization devoted to similar endeavors, has agreed to provide planning for the park development. Alan R. Mahl, director of operations for the foundation, visited the park in mid-March and has sketched preliminary plans for the center. He wili return to Hutchinson Oct, 26 and 27, and will provide more details on possible center goals. Mahl's preliminary suggestions include the building of a Natural Science Center near one of two ponds in the park, development of the ponds into study areas for inland water life and creation of a marshy, semi-swamp situation along the side of the park bounded by the Rock Island railroad. He also suggests allowing a portion of the park to return to wilderness status and planting of trees and shrubs native to central Kansas in the northern portion of the park. A playground area on the park's east side would remain unchanged. Shaffer and Les Keller, recreation superintendent, both envision the park as an "educational center," for study of wildlife and ecology. They are hopeful the foundation can obtain matching funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the project. If so, Shaffer says he can foresee no problems raising the $75,000 local money needed for the venture. Members of the corporation and the Recreation Commission will meet with city commissioners in the future to discuss their proposals for the park area. MRS. RICHARD Dillon (left) and Mrs. R. C Woodward discuss plans for a natural science study center at Dillon park. Pyle said he has since talked with Hawkins, but still is unable to determine the reason for the last-minute increase in the estimate. He said he was "satisfied" with the $97,000 bid by Kan-Ark Industries for the expansion of the existing station at 20th and Main. That bid apparently will not be questioned. The cost of the 11th and Halstead station is tabbed at $24.29 per square foot—well over any estimates or bids for any recent public building projects. Missouri Leaders Endorsing Muskie WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic Sens. Stuart Symington and Thomas F. Eagleton, and Gov. Warren E. Hearnes of Missouri, are endorsing today the presidential candidacy of Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, a Symington aide said. It was a major boost for the Maine senator, already rated the leading prospect for the 1972 Democratic convention. Hearnes, who is interested in the vice presidential candidacy, already had been counted as a Muskie supporter, although he had not publicly announced his position. Eagleton and Symington had not indicated their 1972 preference. Missouri will have 73 delegate votes at the 1972 Democratic national convention. Connally Plugs Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of the Treasury John B. Connally told the Senate Finance Committee today President Nixon's new economic policy is succeeding and that prompt action on the $15.4-billion tax cut bill is essential for further progress. Intercepted Letter SEN. WILLIAM PROXMIRE Capitol Hill Dear Bill, You're trying to do about the same thing as defrosting the freezer. Yours, Hutch

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