The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 7, 1971 · Page 21
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Thursday, October 7, 1971
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The Hutchinson News 100th Year No. 96 20 Pages Thursday Morning, October 7,1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 B Price 10c The Drug You Drink-12 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, coordinator of the Services for Alcohol Related Problems in Topeka. Valley Hope at Norton can treat about 600 patients a 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 Larned 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'' 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. (Tomorrow: The Facts And The Faces). Contempt Charge Hits Doggie Bingo WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A hearing is scheduled in Sedgwick County Court Friday on a court order charging operators of a track near Wichita are in contempt of a 1955 district court injunction by holding "Doggie Bingo" Tuesday night. District Court Judge Nicholas Klein issued the order Tuesday night after hearing Keith Sanborn, county attorney, argue that a 1955 permanent injunction banned greyhound racing at the track "forever." The procedure took place while some 320 persons had already won, or lost, and most had left the 20-acre track south of Wichita. Paid 'Dues' When would-be members entered the track they paid $2 in dues. Then cards were sold at $2 each, with about 139 purchased for the first game. Regular bingo was played with table tennis balls being tossed by an air operated machine. The first player to yell "bingo" received $14, the amount based on a percentage of card sales. When the bingo cards were full, a race began. Wore Letters Five greyhounds, each wearing a letter corresponding with those in the word "bingo," raced around the track with the dog bearing the letter "G" winning. The seven or eight players who had filled out line G on their cards got a share of $478. Five games of bingo and five races were held during the evening and about 500 cards were sold. When Sheriff Johnny Darr and his officers arrived, they posted copies of the court order and seized equipment used in the operation. Would Use Armored Vehicle ike r (Hutchinson News-UPI Telephoto) PINPOINT LANDING — Norman Johnson, 39, Denver, bought this single-engine plane only Tuesday. Wednesday, with instructor Al Hill at the controls, the two were forced to make an emergency landing on a grass median strip along a Denver street. There was no damage to the plane, and no injuries. Outline Of Phase 2 Set WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon will outline the details of his Phase 2 economic program in a live radio-television broadcast at 6:30 p.m. CDT Thursday. Announcing this Wednesday, the White House said the President will go on the air from his office and will finish his talk within half an hour. Nixon thus will beat by more than a week the mid-October deadline he set some time ago for laying out the program that will replace the current 90-day wage-price-rent freeze. Big Question The one big question remaining on the eve of his broadcast was: How much if any will wages and prices be allowed to rise when the freeze ends Nov. 13? Government sources reported that the Cost of Living Council, the agency Nixon set up to administer the wage-price freeze, appears destined to be the chief policymaking unit in the post- freeze program. However, these sources said Nixon could change his mind overnight about continuing the council, a 10-member group of top government officials headed by Secretary of the Treasury John B. Connally. Votes For Raise A Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to give federal employes a pay raise of up to 6 per cent on Jan. 1 if Nixon's new rules permit private industry to raise salaries after Nov. 13. Sen. Hiram L. Fong, R- Hawaii, a cosponsor, said the committee's bill provides that if Nixon continues the freeze on the pay of private employes beyond Nov. 13, or if their raises are limited to 3 or 4 per cent, then federal employes would be under the same restriction. Fong said the purpose is to give equal treatment to government and nongovernment workers. The Senate Post Office and Civil Service Committee coupled its approval of this bill with a resolution, which it adopted 5 to 3, countermanding Ask Decrees Nixon's previous order deferring a 6 per cent federal pay raise from Jan. 1 to next July 1. Senate action on the resolution was expected shortly, but the companion bill may be put aside until later. The House brushed aside mounting labor' opposition and passed by voice vote a three- year program of tax cuts totaling $15 .4 billion for business and individuals. SOUTH BEND. Ind. (AP) Scientists would have a 90 per cent chance of catching and examining a tornado in Kansas or Oklahoma if they stood on alert through one twister season, a University of Notre Dame engineer said Wednesday. Dr. Bruce Morgan is working on a four-month preliminary study started Sept. 1 by the National Severe Storms Laboratory, a Commerce Department agency at Norman, Okla. To Meet in January Participating scientists will meet at Norman in January and make detailed plans for the Tornado Detection, Tracking and Interception Study. They want to look closely at a twister from outside. Then, perhaps in 1973, Dr. Morgan believes they can plunge into the debris spinning at hundreds of miles per hour. "We have to do this a step at a time," Dr. Morgan said, "but I feel personally that we can approach a tornado closely with ordinary vehicles by knowing its path, then enter it later with an armored vehicle." Must Be Certain Before getting too involved, the study group had to be reasonably certain it could make close contact with a tornado, which moves fast along a narrow strip. Dr. Morgan fed data on lifes­ pans of storms and probabilities of tornado occurrences into a computer. "I 'spawned' 160,000 tornadoes," he said, "and attempted to go after them with intercept techniques I learned from the Army and Navy ROTC units here." He concluded he could get close to about one in 20 twisters with a 50 m.p.h. vehicle, in open country such as Oklahoma and Kansas. Personnel Carrier? For the actual entry vehicle, which would be carried on a flatbed truck, Dr. Morgan proposes a military personnel carrier sheathed in 5-inch armor plate, completely "buttoned rwisters up" and navigated through a periscope. Little is known about what happens at the center of a big twister. The project leaders hope they can learn how to build more tornado-resistant buildings and how to develop a more efficient warning system. Dr. Morgan has been studying tornadoes since long before the current project started. Had Friends in One "I had friends in the Palm Sunday tornadoes of 1965," he said. "I have never watched a twister but I know people who have." The 1965 twisters killed 140 persons in. northern and central Indiana. For Business. Individuals House OKs Tax Breaks WASHINGTON (AP) - Without even calling the roll, the House passed Wednesday a bill to cut business and individual taxes $15.4 billion over the next three years. It was a victory for President Nixon. Even though the measure was modified to give individuals more and business less than he recommended, it remains a key part of his new economic program. It was a defeat for powerful segments of organized labor. Union chiefs had staged a last- minute blitz against the measure, contending it still is a bonanza for business. A11 individual taxpayers would benefit at least a little under the measure. Those at the poverty level and -for some distance above it would receive significant tax cuts. Automobile buyers would save an average of $200 on new cars purchased. Business would get a tax subsidy on new equipment purchased. This incentive to stimulate orders and employment and to make U.S. plants more competitive is a major administration objective. Hoping to speed the measure to enactment by early November, the Senate Finance Committee opens hearings Thursday. However, strenuous efforts to reshape the tax relief are expected on the Senate floor. Some of the effects the bill would have on individuals: By next year, individuals with no more than $2,050 income or families of four with no more than $4,300 would have no income tax to pay. A typical individual earning $3,500 would save $24 on this year 's tax, $59 on next year 's $51 on 1973 earnings. If he earned $15,000, his savings would be $7 this year, $13 next year, () Id -Time Movie CowJjoy 11 ay s Westerns On Strike WASHINGTON (AP) - Acting on President Nixon's orders, Justice Department lawyers Wednesday night sought court decrees ending at least temporarily the 98-day West Coast longshoremen's strike. Similar requests for a court order to end the shorter dockworkers' dispute in Chicago were expected to be filed later in the evening. By EVELYN STEIMEL DODGE CITY — Remember the old days when all the kids went to the movies on Saturday afternoon and cheered the good guys — usually one of the big five cowboys: Hoot Gibson, Ken Maynard, Buck Jones, Tom Mix or Tim McCoy? "Parents never worried about where their boys and girls were then," said McCoy to a Dodge City audience Tuesday night. He reminisced during a bull whip act with Tommy Scott Country Caravan, a show sponsored by the Ford County Volunteer firemen. The 80-year-old performer, still alert and strong, lit matches, triggered guns, and snapped off bottle caps with a long black length of an Australian whip. "You know that Bat Masterson was not a Dodge City marshal?" he asked. "He was a deputy sheriff. I knew him and Bill Tilheman in Cheyenne. I met Wyatt Earp in Los Angeles and talked to him many times there," he told a youthful audience. Later, in an interview, McCoy remarked on the many changes in Dodge City since his last visit. "You even have a street named Gunsmoke," he said with a smile. "But it is okay. Give the people what they want." Aide To Scott McCoy then talked of his own life as an actor and soldier, a veteran of 30 years in the U.S. Cavalry. He was reared in Wyoming and after World War I service became an aide to Gen. Hugh L. Scott, Indian fighter of the late 1880s who later became Army chief-of-staff. With Scott, McCoy traced Custer's route to the Little Big Horn and talked with his scouts and with his enemy survivors, the Sioux and the Cheyenne. McCoy was adopted into the Arapahoe tribe and visited with several of them who were at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. He said his own findings about the Custer battle were incorporated in three books by Col. W. A. Graham which have been used for source material by recent authors on the Custer story. "My own son, a graduate of Arizona State," said McCoy, "is doing a study about Indians. He took all my information about their beliefs, their mysticism and culture." He shook his head adding, "And all about the awful impact of the white man, the way we broke all our treaties with them." McCoy went into motion pictures when he was asked to get 500 real Indians needed for the movie "Covered Wagon" while serving as adjutant general in Wyoming. "I got them," McCoy smiled. "Took two POLICE PATROLMEN Ron Moore (left) and Paul Carlton dust the front door for fingerprints as store clerk (News Photo by Bob Harvey) Mrs. Harold Clark rubs her head to ease a headache brought on by the ordeal. lZZ m l 2 Women Tim McCoy trainloads — one from Wyoming and one from Idaho with warriors, squaws, children and dogs right into Hollywood." 'No New Westerns' When asked what he thought of the new Westerns, he replied with a snort, "There are no new Westerns. There is only one kind of Western — the good guys against the bad guys. It was all black and white, no greys or mauves, and the good guys always won. Pure escapism — that is why movies were invented. "People want to be entertained, not to come away with all kinds of new problems to solve. 'Gunsmoke' is the only television Western I will watch. It is an old-time Western and has never tried to be anything else. It is just about Dodge City in the 1880s, a good solid Western." WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize $21 billion for military weapons and research by passing a bill that calls also for total U.S. withdrawal from Indochina within six months. Passage of the big arms bill by an 82-4 vote came after the Senate blocked an effort to force a new presidential election in South Vietnam and set the stage for an effort to override President Nixon's delay of a federal pay raise. The arms bill, already passed by the House in a slightly different form, goes back to that body before going to conference for resolution of the differences. The nay votes were cast by four Democratic senators: J. W. Fulbright, Ark., Mike Mansfield, Montana, Gaylord Nelson, Wisconsin, and Mike Gravel, Alaska. Rob Store Weather KANSAS - Mostly clear Thursday. A little warmer Thursday with highs in low to middle 80s. Mostly clear southeast, partly cloudy and turning cooler northwest Thursday night. Not as cool east. Lows 35 to 40 extreme northwest to the low or mid 50s southeast and extreme east • central. Partly cloudy southeast, becoming cloudy northwest Friday. Chance of scattered showers extreme west. Cooler west and north, much cooler extreme northwest. Highs in 60s northwest to 80s southeast. Hutchinson Weather Wednesday 's high 82 from 2:50 p.m. to 7:22 p.m.; low 52 from 6:28 a.m. to 8:18 a.m. Record high 97 in 1922; record low 30 in 1952. Winds: 2 mph. Sunset Thursday: 7:06 p.m. Sunrise Friday: 7:34 a.rn. By JEANETTE JACKSON Two young women, dressed in hot pants and white windbreakers, debated the number of fifths they wanted, then pulled a gun and robbed the Zenoniani Liquor Store, 1017 East 4th, Wednesday night. Alone in the store when the two women walked in shortly before 10 p.m. was the clerk, Mrs. Harold Clark, 417 East 14th. Mrs. Clark said the pair first asked for a fifth of whiskey, changed their minds and wanted two. Then they wanted three. She brought the three fifths over to the counter, but the two changed their minds after talking it over. The short girl said, "Well, we 'll take this (two fifths) and all the cash out of the drawer," as she pulled a small handgun from her pocket, pointing it toward Mrs. Clark 's face. The other girl, about six feet tall, stood by the door and kept opening and closing it, Mrs. Clark said. She kept asking me if the doorbell was an alarm system. "I took my time putting the money into a sack and she kept saying 'Hurry up,"' Mrs. Clark related. "They kept telling me 'Don't touch anything.' I kept telling them, 'I won't.'" Taking the two sacks of liquor and the sack of money containing $86 in bills and change, the girls ordered Mrs. Clark to sit in a chair away from the telephone near the window. Then they walked out and headed south toward an alley. Mrs. Clark said she waited until she was sure they were gone before she got up and phoned her employer and police. "Those girls were both very attractive. They looked like show people. They were heavily made up and it looked like they were wearing thick black wigs. The little one with the gun had pale blue eyes," recalled Mrs. Clark, who said she had never been robbed before. Getting Headache Perched on a stool behind the counter talking about the robbery Mrs. Clark admitted ruefully, "I'm sure getting a headache. Police, who ordered newspaper and radio personal out of the store while they questioned Mrs. Clark, dusted the door for fingerprints. Police are continuing their investigation. Intercepted Letter n nil , L Ssfer=Tr=i 'How's that new i coming along, Joknf*

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