The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 9, 1971 · Page 1
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Hutchinson Campus 28 I Kiowa 6 I Burrton 6 I Stafford 34 I Hutch B' 0 I Pretty Prairie 24 I Sterling 20 I St. John 23 I Pratt 8 | Hoisington 12 I Dodge City 14 I La (irosse 8 I Kinsley 28 I Scott City 14 I T.M. Prep 92 • Buhler 25 21 I Fairfield 0 »lilliiiilll«llllW«l«WIIIIIIIIII»l»(IIH Mm The Hutchinson News 100th Year No. 98 28 Pages Saturday Morning, October 9,1971, Hutchinson. Kansas MO 2 3311 Price 10c the N, ews Q—I don't like to see the lights left on in a room when there is no one in it, but my son says it wears the bulb out if you turn it off and on too much. Am f right that turning off the light will save in electricity costs and that he just hates to be bothered? — Mrs. L. K., Dodge City. A— Ask the News refuses to make a judgment about your son's reasons for not turning off a light, but he is wrong about the bulbs wearing out if you are using incandescent bulbs. Turning these on and off in no way shortens their life, and it would save you some electricity. If you are using fluorescent bulbs, however, the constant turning off and on of the bulb would shorten the bulb's life. Engineers for bulb manufacturers say that the breakeven point on turning off a fluorescent bulb is 15 minutes. In other words, if you are going to be out of the room for more than 15 minutes the savings in electricity by turning off the light will out weigh the cost of the damage done to the bulb by turning it off and on. Q—When a young boy is classified in 4-F, does he go for a physical examination for the armed forces? — A. C, Lyons. A— There would be three reasons he would be classified as 4 -F: mental, moral, or physical If he is classified 4-F because of morals your lopal board would not have him sent for a physical. If he was so obviously mentally or physically unfit, such as an amputee, that he would be classified as 4-F by the local board, then there would be no point in his being sent for a physical. However, most physical 4-F classifications are made at the examining point, and these 4-Fs may be called back for a later examination to see if their condition has improved. Q—I have heard that Santa Fe employes pay into a retirement fund rather than Social Security. Is this true, and how can it be when Social Security is the federal law? — 0. H., Lewis. ijjliijti:;t!!jiii!} jijiliiMU"! * in " I! !" ;1 ill h=f m!lf !iti;f i<!! ';<l!if ih't iiii'ippiiilip fflpjljljifljlll F*iv' w ';t iff (Hutchinson NDWS-UPI Telephoto) ANTI-INFLATION SYMBOL—Uncle Sam hopes this emblem will symbolize inflation going down. The Commerce Department dreamed it up and the American Retail Federation will distribute a million of them for stores and other public places, picking up the tab. Asks Phase 2 Participation Appeals To Labor Chief WASHINGTON (AP) Treasury Secretary John B. Connally made an extraordinary public appeal "Friday to AFL-CIO President George Meany to participate in President Nixon's Phase 2 anti-inflation program. But Meany, head of the 1!5- million-member labor feder ation, withheld an immediate answer to Connally's appeal, which came during a nationally televised news conference. Instead the veteran labor leader, who has been sharply A—Santa Fe Railroad em­ ployes, as well as employes of all other railroads, pay into the Railroad Retirement Fund instead of Social Security. The railroad fund was under federal auspices before the first Social Security Act was passed and it had better benefits, so the fund was allowed to continue. The same situation exists with fed eral employes under the federally-supervised Civil Service retirement fund. Q — If a license tag is RN- E30O, would there also be tags RN V300 and RN J300 and so forth?—Mis. E. E., Hutchinson. A — Yes, the series for each initial will start at number one and continue through enough numbers to cover registration requirements. 'Miss Jones! Bring in the file of George Meany suggestions and a box of matches!* critical of Nixon's economic moves, called a special meeting of the AFL-CIO executive council for next Tuesday to vote on Nixon's Phase 2 plan. Invited to Come He invited the presidents of two big independent unions, the. Teamsters and the United Auto Workers, to sit in on the deliberations. The Teamsters have about 2 million members and the UAW 1.5 million. Meany issued a statement saying that interpretations of the Phase 2 plan given by the White House to newsmen Thursday "are in conflict" with those given by the administration to labor leaders. "They raise serious questions which I believe must be explored thoroughly by the leaders of the American labor movement," Meany said. Asked at the news conference if Meanv would be on the Phase 2 Pay Board, a tripartite group of labor, management and public members, Connally said, "I hope he will be." Sources said the key factor in Meany's decision is whether Nixon's Cost of Living Council would have veto power over pay decisions made by the Pay Board. "Despite all the dodgings, twistings and turnings (by administration officials)," said a labor source, "we had been assured this would be an autonomous board." The White House has called it a semiautonomous board, meaning that while individual pay increases would not be subject to review by the Cost of Living Council, general wage criteria would. That apparently is the main point of conflict with labor. Weather KANSAS — Generally fair Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday. Little cooler south and east with highs over state 57 to 63. Little cooler •oath and east Saturday night with lows 28 to 35 northwest and 35 to 40 south and east. Warmer west Sunday with highs lower 70s west to middle Ms east. Hutchimon Weather Friday's high 70 from 4:16 p.m. to 6:28 p.m.; low 48 from 5:18 a.m. to 7:32 a.m. Record high 97 in 1928; record low 28 in 1894. Winds: 8 mph. Barometer: 28.51, falling. Sunset Saturday: 7.03 p.m. Sunrise Sunday: 7:35 a.m. Tht CimiMitMrt art nminti (Adv.) Europe 's Reaction To Nixon Plan Mild LONDON (AP) — European reaction to President Nixon's announcement of continued economic controls was generally mild Friday and many coun tries echoed the sentiments of West Germany, which said the President's speech contained "no bad surprises." The feeling throughout much of Europe was that the foreign economic policies Nixon outlined Thursday night had been expected and that his domestic statement was of little interest abroad. Regrets Decision The West German government in Bonn said that Nixon's decision to retain the 10 per cent import surcharge was regretted. But a spokesman for the Economics and Finance Ministry added, "We expected that the surcharge would be kept unless there were some concessions by other nations." "We hope that the surcharge is done away with as quickly as possible and the world's monetary problems are solved," the spokesman continued. No Limits In London, a front-page dis­ patch in the Daily Telegraph noted that Nixon did not, as many businessmen had feared, place limits on interest rates and dividends or seek new taxes. The Daily Mail commented that Nixon made no mention of the future of the 10 per cent surcharge and called it "a sore point with British industrialists bidding for the American market." The Soviet new* agency Tass said that the American policies are aimed at combatting continued inflation and protecting the heavily undermined position of the dollar. Still Unchanged Tass added that, "The U.S. government's discriminatory measures in regard to trade partners, including the 10 per cent import surcharge, remained unchanged. "... The U.S. government is known to have pressed for revaluation of the currencies of its partners, and sought to make them pay for the United States' economic ailments that brought about a big crisis of the international monetary system," it said. The Drug You Drink-H Education Is A Must For Drinker By WAYNE LEE News Associate Editor Several conclusions and observations can be drawn from a long look at alcohol in Kansas today. on any list would have to be that education for all drinkers is a must. Intoxication, especially repeated intoxication, is a sign of possible illness that should not be tolerated as normal. Incidents involving alcohol must be taken seriously by the drinker.and by those around him. Dismissing or hiding abnormal behavior because "everyone else is doing it" is based on a warped knowledge of alcohol and it is harmful. Warning signals such as blackouts and reliance on alcohol for courage in any number of social activities should be known by, and stressed to, young people. The ferocity of the disease should be discussed openly, and the attitude that it is not intelligent or sophisticated to bn a non-drinker or even to talk realistically about booze must be broken down. Problem Runs Deep Arguments that the alcohol problem is a good indication that, marijuana should be legalized, however sound, should for the moment, be turned aside. The alcohol problem is the number one drug problem and it runs deep into all elements of Kansas society. Splitting the issue two ways in the political arena won't help the alcoholic, who is in a much more desperate situation than the marijuana user. Alcohol should be known for what it is, however. It is a drug. It can be used dangerously. Bad drinking habits can lead to physical addiction. And drug abuse programs that give alcohol the once-over-lightly or openly condone its widespread use while stressing the evils of "drugs" should be carefully reviewed and either revised or scrapped. General hospitals in Kansas should encourage the treatment of alcoholics within their walls. Alcoholism specialists say this could be done gradually, using only a few specially- prepared units at first. They say it would be a t-emendous help both to a potential alcoholic struggling with himself to seek help and to a community that still feels alcoholism has its roots in sin. Employers should treat alcoholism as they would treat any other disease, encouraging treatment and rehabilitation. They should be firm but fair where work performance is coocerned, specialists say. Kansas doctors should not treat the use of alcohol lightly. They should know all the warning signs and either treat their alcoholic, or potentially alcoholic patients themselves or channel them to other treatment. Alcoholism specialists say it would be a major help, too, if Kansas doctors pushed for increased training on alcoholism in all medical schools and publicly stressed that alcoholism is a sickness, not a moral weakness. Lawmakers, the courts and law enforcers should join hands to create a workable system of justice for both the alcoholic and the social drinker who runs afoul of the law. The system shouldn't be married to punishment and guilt feelings, but should stress rehabilititation and realism. Alcoholism Counselors Using alcoholism counselors in courts where possible might help solve the problem of disparity of sentencing, but equal enforcement and a tightening up of court procedures in alcohol-related cases would also help. Jailing the falling down drunk should be outlawed. The danger of death from delirium tremens or withdrawal always is a possibility and there may be a predilection for suicide by the alcoholic, no matter what stage he is in. The state should provide a system of treatment centers. In the meantime, the drunks should be hospitalized. Forced doses of anabuse for drunken drivers is a method being used to curb them in other states. Anabuse causes the person taking it to become violently ill at the first drink of alcohol. Kansas would do well to look into it as a court method, although alcoholism specialists are still skeptical of its merits. A new program in Wichita that features law enforcement sweeps of taverns and clubs to try to prevent drunken driving should be closely monitered by other communities to see if it is a partial answer to the problem. Police stations in Kansas should begin to note criminal cases where booze was a direct contributing factor, and the facts and figures should be made public. Alcoholism specialists say that probably 80 per cent of all police activity in the state has alcohol as one of the root causes. The rapes, mur- ers and robberies that are committed under the influence of alcohol should be public knowledge because it probably would contribute to public pressure for more realistic liquor laws. By the same token, deaths caused by overdoses of alcohol should not be covered up. Effect on Welfare Rolls The effect of alcoholism on the welfare rolls should be quickly assessed. The public, which balks at the thought of feeding a drug addict's habit, feeds the habit of many alcoholics on the rolls, alcoholism specialists feel. They say the many drinkers on the rolls got there from drinking. New concepts should be studied in this area to relieve the welfare burden and to try to rehabilitate the persons who are on the rolls because they are sick. Some sort of permanent alcoholism control board should be established at the 1972 session of the Legislature. Several states already have created upecial alcohol(Continued on page 3) JUNIOR SAMPLES, a star of TV's "lice-Haw," chats with Lt. Robert Carter of Omaha, Neb., (left) prior to Samples' appearance at Convention Hall along with numerous other personalities in a Reno County Fire Department benefit show Friday night. Carter, who until June was stationed in Vietnam, (News photo by Linda Shipley)is an avid fan of one of the occasional backup musicians for "Hec-Haw," Bill Blaylock, and once bought a banjo from him through the mail. Blaylock notified Carter, now stationed at Ft. Riley, that he would be in Hutchinson, and the two got to meet after a lengthy friendship through the mails. Visits With Haile Selassie Mao Is Alive and Well in Red China TOKYO (AP) — Mao Tse- tung, smiling and in good health, met with Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia Peking Friday, according to disaptches from the Red Chi nese capital. A Yugoslav correspondent said members of the emperor's entourage told him the Commu- • •• • Nationalist China Raps Mao Regime UNITED NATIONS , N.Y. (AP) — The foreign minister of Nationalist China declared Friday it would be a "dangerous delusion" for the United Nations to assume that Red China "is ready to give up its policy of world domination." Chow Shu-kai, head of the Taiwan delegation, made his comment in a policy address before the 131-nation General Assembly, which many believe will seat the Peking government later this month. Stay Away ' When Chow look the rostrum in the blue and green assembly chamber, many seats were vacant. Such Peking supporters as Algeria, Cuba and the Soviet Union stayed away. Chow reserved his main arguments for the China debate which begins Oct. 18, but he bitterly assailed the mainland regime as a "transient tyranny" which "cannot possibly represent the Chinese people in the international community." "It is sad," he said, "to reflect that at a time when the United Nations' effectiveness is being called into question, there are those in our midst who press for the replacement of the Republic of China, a member of impeccable standing, by a regime declared policy has been the destruction of the organization as an instrument for peace." No 'Basic Change* Chow said "the world should never mistake Peking's tactical zigzag for a basic change of policy," "The cold fact is that both in words and in deeds the regime remains what it has alwayp been—oppressive at home and aggressive abroad," he said. Selassie Mao v nist party chairman was in a "very good mood and ready to make jokes." Another correspondent said he was told Mao was smiling and waved his arms to greet the emperor. First Appearance This was Mao's first reported appearance since Aug. 7, when he greeted Ne Win, the leader of Burma. Recent events brought speculation since that Mao was dying; but Chinese officials said last month his health was excellent. The Peking correspondent of the French news agency Agency France Presse gave this account of the meeting of the emperor and Mao: "The 1%-hour meeting was mostly a private talk between today Deaths 3, 8 Sports 9, 10 Church News 6, 7 Entertainments 5 Editorials 4 Markets 2 the two leaders. Members of the emperor's party could not say if Vice Chairman Lin Piao was present, but they said that several Chinese officials, particularly Premier Chou En-lai, were there. Attend Reception "After the meeting, which closed with an official photograph, Emperor Selassie and Premier Chou attended a reception given by the 13 heads of African diplomatic missions in Peking." The Peking government does not permit American correspondents to live in China. The official New China News Agency made no mention of the meeting of Mao and Selassie in its broadcasts heard Friday in Tokyo. It reported that Selassie had visited the Great Wall of China and the Palace Museum. Second Trip Washington announced this week that Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, presidential foreign policy adviser, would make a second trip to China this month to make arrangements for President Nixon's visit to Peking, scheduled before May 1. "There is nothing unusual nor unforeseen that has produced this announcement," Kissinger told reporters in an apparent reference to recent puzzing events in China. Kissinger made a secret trip to Peking in July to talk with Chou, after which it was announced that Nixon would go to Red China. There's Just No Privacy GARDEN CITY - Tammy Campbell, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Campbell, Garden City, upset police routine when she locked herself in the restroom at Kottas Laundromat about 7:15 p.m. Friday. Despite pleas from her parents, she refused to come out. Police, unable to get the door open, called for a locksmith, but he was tied up at the Garden City football game. Police had almost pried off a metal sheet covering the glass door when the laundromat owner arrived and unlocked the door. Little Tammy walked out, unconcerned about the 30 minutes of furor she had created. 4 Diplomats Are Expelled | Sunday Preview • In interviews with police officers, Viki Stone discovers that mediating family fights is one of the policeman's most dangerous assignments. Read her story in Sunday's News. • Charles Davis, Wesley Towers, has been playing the cornet all his life and once played in a band directed by John Phillip Sousa. In an interview with Millie Hurlahe, he recalls some of his band-playing experiences. • Remember the suggestion box? It once was prominently displayed in most business places and often used by em­ ployes. All that has changed, Mary Anne Crabb finds in checking with local business firms. • The Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra has new members and is busy practicing for its first concert of the season Oct. 28, featuring pianist James Dick. You'll find pictures and a brief story about the orchestra on page 9 of Sunday's Hutchinson News. • A Dodge City girl Gina Maser, was near death six years ago, but is now Miss Junior Majorette of Kansas. Evelyn Steimel reports her story. • .lames Ewy, Halstead, a former Hutchinson High School teacher, is now training dogs and uses an electronic trainer to break several of the worst habits of many dogs. MOSCOW (AP) - The Sovie> government Jias expelled foui British diplomats and a businessman, • British sources said Friday night. The action followed the expulsion of 105 Soviet officials from Britain - on charges of spying. The visas of three additional British businessmen scheduled to come to the Soviet Union were canceled and they will not be allowed to enter the country, the sources said. Ten more Britons not now in Russia were declared unwelcome and will not be allowed to enter the country, the sources added. Nine of the group were former British Embassy staff members and one was a scholar. It was not immediately clear whether any had immediate plans to come to the Soviet Union. The British Embassy de-dined to disclose any names in connection with the Soviet government action. Britain's action against the 105 Soviet representatives was announced Sept. 24. The Soviet Foreign Ministry Friday made a protest to the British Embassy and said the Moscow government would be "compelled to take measures." The CtnuMiflntrt irt cemlnf I (Adv.) Intercepted Letter MAO TSE-TUNG Red Chinese Leader Peking, China Dear Mao, It must be you they referred to as "the man who died a thousand deaths." Yours, Hutch

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