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Troops Fail In Coup Try BUENOS AIRES, Argentina ordered to Azul and nearby (AP) — Armored troops seized Olavarria "to rapidly overcome a radio station Friday in an at- this isolated episode", tempted coup but they failed to The rebels, who occupied the rally support and government radio station peacefully, contin- units moved to put down the uprising. The rebels, well-armed and with some armored equipment, broadcast demands from the southern city of Azul that President Alejandro Lanusse resign. There were no reports of fighting. A government announcement claimed the revolt had collapsed and called on the two leaders, both young lieutenant] colonels, to surrender or face severe reprisals. It said army units in and around Buenos Aires, had been School Lunch Setup Here In 4th Year Sixteen Hutchinson schools will celebrate their fourth year of full participation in the nar tional school lunch program next week. Parents and others interested in the program are invited to visit the school cafeteria and enjoy a lunch with the students. The invitation was issued by Bessie Coleman, food service coordinator for Hutchinson public schools, who said that during September 127,213 students ate their lunches in the cafeterias, compared with 124,016 during September last year. "Some of the increase in participation was due to low- er-nriral or free lunches served to those who cannot pay the full cost of the lunch, but we find more students are becoming conscious of good nutrition eating habits," Mrs. Coleman said. Type A lunches are served at all schools, including a dual program, Type A and a-la-carte at the high school and Liberty Junior Hieh. These lunches pre*, vide a third to a half of student's daily nutritional needs. Type A lunches center around a protein-rich food, usually lean meat, vegetables and fruit, bread, butter, and a half pint of milk. The national school lunch program, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is administered by the food and nutrition service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ued to broadcast after dark. They accused the government of being a "privileged, antina- tional minority aligned with foreign interests." 'Outlandish' Rightists The. government said the uprising was led by "outlandish" rightists seeking to estabilsh a "totalitarian regime". The navy and air force announced their support of the government. Lanusse, an army general, has been president for six months. He seized power from another military ruler, Brig. Gen. Roberto Marcelo Levingston. The Friday uprisings were believed led by right-wing elements opposed to the government'? recent rapprochement with followers of former dictator Juan D. Peron Pair Honored For Saving Truck Driver KANSAS CITY Kan. (AP) Two suburban Johnson County men have received medals and $750 awards each from the Carnegie Hero Foundation in Pittsburgh for their roles in saving the life of a driver trapped in a burning truck. Notified of their selection were Victor W. Kearns Jr., 37, a county commissioner, and Andrew J. Frick, 24, Prairie Village, Kan. Kearns and Frick came upon an overturned, burning trailer truck on Interstate 70 near Lawrence, Kan., in April 1970. Frick recalled he and Kearns backed away from the truck, loaded with paint and chemicals, after concluding the driver must have been killed. But he said they heard the driver scream in pain, and after banging on the windows of the truck's cab they managed to pull the badly burned man out. Kearns said, "About 30 seconds after we got him to the side of the road, the cab blew up." SEXTON'S JOYFUL FAMILY, holding his picture, eagerly awaits his arrival from Vietnam. P ' CePh00) Family Learns Son is Free Bang on Door Good News (C) 1971 Washington Star Courthouse Stays Closed McPHERSON — The McPherson County courthouse will be closed Columbus Day Monday, according to a decision reached Friday afternoon between county attorney Ward Ferguson and commission chairman Gus Lindholm. The closing decision was originally made back in January when county commissioners set the year's holidays during a regular commission meeting. Learning that most of McPherson's businesses and banks planned to be open that day, Lindholm thought it would serve the public more if t h e courthouse also remained open, thus touching off a minor disagreement. Some courthouse individuals contacted Ferguson requesting an opinion. Ferguson said he routinely asked the state attorney general's office for confirmation. Under the statutes, since the commissioners had voted to close the courthouse, the only way it could be opened was through a commission vote. Since one commissioner was out of the state, this wasn't possible, Ferguson said Friday. All commissioners would have to attend the meeting. Arraign 3rd Person On Theft, Burglary A third person was arrested and arraigned Friday on charges of burglary and theft in connection with entry into a house at 914 West 2nd and taking a cedar chest and an antique nail keg. Preliminary hearing for Dennis L. Davis, 21, 1309 East 11th, was set for Oct. 19. He posted a $1,000 bond. Pete C. Medina, 18, and Ritha Aline Minor, 18, both of 122 Bast F, were arrested Thursday on the same charges. They pleaded innocent to the misdemeanor theft and Herbert Hess was appointed to represent them on the felony burglary charge. Trial on the theft and preliminary hearing on the burglary for them was set for Oct. 19. Bond was set at $1,000. Moves to Reinstate Three DWI Appeals City prosecutor Richard Benjes filed motions in district court Friday to reinstate three drunk driving appeal cases which were dismissed Monday moming by District Court Judge James Rexroad. The judge had dismissed the cases on motions from the defendants' attorneys because no one appeared from the city when the defendants were called for arraignment. Benjes said he had "failed to recognize it w a s arraignment day" and was in municipal court at the time t h e cases were dismissed. The defendants in the cases are Don R. Taylor, 23 West 25th; Charles S. Miller, Wichita; and Bill Weathers, RFD 4. WASHINGTON — Utility inspector John C. Sexton worked the night shift at the Chevrolet plant in Warren, Mich., until 2 a.m. Friday and then went home to bed, worrying as usual about his son, John, a captive of the Viet Cong since Aug. 12, 1969. "I was in bed, and there was this banging on the door," Sexton said. "There was an Army lieutenant standing there, and I said, 'come in, Lieutenant, but don't give me no bad news.' The lieutenant's message ended two years of anguish for Sexton, 49, and his wife, Mildred, 46, and within a few hours they were talking by telephone with their 22-year-old son. He was released by the Communists in a totally unexpected move. The parents and son talked about a Christmas dinner and American cars. "He sounded just great," Sexton said. "Hello, Dad, was the first thing he said. And we laughed a lot," Sexton said. "We talked for an hour and a half all the way from Saigon." "He said they didn't physically mistreat him," Sexton said. He said he did not discuss with his son why he was suddenly released. "They just gave him a map and showed him the road," Sexton said. "He walked for days and miles." Sexton was pronounced in "generally good condition" after examination at an Army hospital. He told U.S. officers he "kept seeing new faces all the time, never the same ones" but he did not say how many other American prisoners he saw. He said he was constantly being shifted around during his captivity and was never allowed to approach the other prisoners. The Sextons said they had written to their son many times during his two years of captivity. "He got one of our letters," Sexton said his son told him. Sexton and his wife were among other relatives of captured or missing American servicemen, who visited Washington last month in a show of concern for their loved ones. It was then that Sexton got the first word that his • son was alive, he said. Shown Letter The Army, Sexton said, showed him a letter dated August 1969, written by his son, saying, Cheney Resort Plan Is Given New Life CHENEY—New life has been breathed into a proposed $9.5 million resort complex at Cheney Reservoir with a report that a team from the Economic Development Administration is considering federal funding. Rep. W. W. Graber, D-Pretty Prairie, told the Cheney Lake Association this week that the Cheney resort plan is the only one in Kansas that qualifies for such funding. Application was reportedly made through an ec- Education a Must For All Drinkers (Continued from page 1) ism units, either under existing departments or as separate entities. The Governor's Advisory Committee on Alcoholism should be re-funded to carry on its work, and it could possibly serve as the skelton for such a control unit. More funds shoud be made available for existing alcoholism units at state hospitals, and the Legislature should be gearing up for a statewide fight of the problem. Communities should become actively involved in control of alcohol abuse., Since most adults in most communities drink, such control is not a popular public service because it tends to point a finger. It shouldn't, and that is exactly why community leaders should get behind it. All public leaders, and this is especially true of governmental policymakers, should search openly for solutions to this growing problem. Expediency and fear of political repercussion will be blunted only if the public fully understands the depth of the disease in Kansas. The problem has not gone away even though it has been swept under a public rug. It is going to grow in the next years, according to all alcoholism experts. Youngsters are drinking earlier. The average age of the alcoholic is going down. It is time to face up to the problem for what it is: a danerous and spreading disease. And, finally, the alcohol industry should join the movement for better education, more realistic control and research. In fact, the industry should be a leader in all three fields. Alcohol is here to stay. It is a social drug that does not cause everyone who uses it harm. But it is not a drug to be taken lightly. And its side effects are everyone's concern. onomic development district, formed a couple of months ago and including Reno, Kingman, Sumner, Sedgwick and Butler Counties. According to Graber, one of the requirements is that such a district have an unemployment rate of at least six per cent. If approved, the Economic Development Administration would provide $8 million from various government agencies and the Kansas legislature would need to approve issuance of $1.5 mil lion in revenue bonds to make up the difference. The development plan includes a lodge, 18-hole golf course, restaurant, public docks, road improvements and other facilities. Graber told the Cheney Lake Association he feels the plan has a good chance of being approved. He said an evaluation team from Washington would be in Kansas later this month and would probably make an on-site inspection of the reservoir. Graber said "We should know in about 60 days if federal funds are available." Lester Rosen, administrative assistant to Congressman Garner Shriver, R-Kansas, told The News Friday an interagency ec onomic adjustment committee will be in the area Oct. 27-28 to study various aspects of economic adjustment, including the Cheney Reservoir project. "I'm sure that is one of the projects they will take a close look at," he said. The economic development district had to be authorized initially by each county commission, then Governor Docking, and finally the Economic Development Administration. Rosen said he did not know if the district has yet been au- thoized by EDA. "I am alive and well in a National Liberation Front hospi tal." It was in his son's personal file and Sexton at first thought the Army had kept it from him Friday he later was told by a colonel that the Army had just received it two weeks before. "I am not mad at anybody. The Army said it had just received the letter two weeks before and wanted to verify it before sending it to us," Sexton said. "The Army, the government, even up to President Nixon, couldn't have been nicer," Sexton said. "The first thing he wants when he gets home is a Chist- mas dinner," Sexton said. "The last Christmas he spent at home was 1968. I said he would get the dinner, sweet potatoes, baked beans, ham and turkey. "I guess he really liked those Christmas dinners we had when he was home — he had a lot of time to think about them." The younger Sexton had been in the Army since enlisting in 1966 after graduating from Lincoln High School in Warren. He did a tour of duty in Germany and volunteered for Vietnam against his father's .advice. "He said his friends had to go to Vietnam and he said he couldn't stay in Germany but wanted to go too," Sexton said Now his son will be home "just as quick as they can bring him here." His son was wounded when his personnel carrier was ambushed, suffering a broken arm and facial wounds. Funerals Mrs. Carl Abbott STERLING—Funeral for Mrs. Ella Abbott, 67, Sterling, who died Friday, will be 11 a.m Monday at the Evangelical Men nonite Church; Rev. Rodney Gish and Rev. William Coleman. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call fom 7 p.m. Saturday to 10 p .m. Sunday at the Porter and Sillin Funeral Home. Deaths Elsewhere (More deaths, page 8) John Allen Nlday Jr., 18, Sterling private funeral. Lewis F. Banister, 78, Little River funeral, 2:30 p.m., Sunday 1 , First Methodist Church. Mrs. W. D. Hull, 79, Little River; funeral 2 p.m., Monday, First Methodist Church. Mrs. Jese Thornburg, 85, Great Bend; funeral 2 p.m., Monday, Cook and Weber Funeral Home. Donald E. Eaton, 60, Fowler; funeral p.m. Sunday, Christian Church. Otto Juhnke, 85, Newton; funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Bible Church. Mrs. David Servlss, 88, Canton; funeral 1:30 p.m.. Christian Church. Bud Wilmut, 75, Hugoton; funeral, 2 p.m., Monday, Christian Church. Wlllam B. Hiner, 82, McPherson; funeral 2:30 p.m., Monday, Qulring-Glidden Chapel. Joseph Arthur Smiley, 84, Newton; burial, 11 a.m. Monday, Greenwood Cemetery. Big Brush Fire in California Subsiding SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Subsiding winds and a 1,400-man firefighting team slowed the advance Friday of the year's worst California brush fire, which has claimed four lives and charred more than 4,500 acres. The four victims, all in bulldozers carving out a firebreak on a ridge, were caught Thursday night in a "firestorm" which suddenly sucked the oxygen from the air and apparent­ ly asphyxiated them, officials said. Packy Wassel, U.S. Forest Service information officer, said airborne embers probably ignited dense, dry brush below the ridge and the fire rushed up in waves, catching the men in flames "like a vise's grip." Heat of a firestorm is so intense it generates its own near- tornadic winds. The three-day-old blaze— which authorities blamed on ar­ son—crackled through brush- choked canyons 15 miles east of this seacoast city Friday but away from populated areas. "It's moving slowly now," said Wassel. Most fire fighters were massed on the open east flank of the blaze, and 70 per cent of the fire had been contained within fire breaks, Wassel said. Dry, gusty winds that fanned the fire on a four-mile-long, two-mile-wide swatch of de­ struction now were gusting at only 5 to 15 miles per hour with no increase forecast, he said. Destroys Homes The blaze destroyed seven expensive homes in nearby suburban Summerville and Montecito in its opening stages. Officials said three of the men killed Thursday were U.S. Forest Service crewmen from Inyo County and the fourth a civilian bulldozer operator from adjoining Ventura County who had been hired to help fight the blaze. Two other men in the bulldozers were listed in "guarded condition" in a hospital with burns. These were first mass deaths of firefighters in the state since November 1966 when 14 men-4 Marines and 10 firemen—died in a battle against rapidly spreading blaze in Angeles National Forest. Officials said the current fire was set by arsonists in rolling hills about two miles north of the small community of Summerville, about 11 miles east of this city of 85,000 residents. The firemen, drawn from federal, state and local agencies throughout the state, were aided in their fight by a fleet of eight converted World War II bombers and five helicopters roaring low over the fire and hitting it repeatedly with fire- retarding borate solutions. Green Eggs May Prove A Windfall McPHERSON - Mr. and Mrs. Lester Beck, winter residents of McPherson, may not have the goose that lays the golden egg, but their Bantam hens may be worth more. The two hens, a gift from them to their eight-year-old granddaughter, Lucerne who lives in Costa Mesa, Calif., are kept at the Beck farm near Peabody. The hens lay green eggs. Last year the Becks sent two of the eggs to their granddaughter to show at school. Everyone thought, "They're a lovely green," but nothing else until the other day when Lucerne's mother, Mrs. Rosalie DeSa read about a farmer in Essex, England, who is getting $600 for a green egg from his hen, Clara. Clara is believed to be a throwback to an ancient breed, the story says. Apparently several of these hens swam ashore from Spanish Armada galleons sunk in the English Channel. The eggs are in demand by English museums and research groups which feel they may be able to probe deeper into the process of evolution by studying the eggs. The Becks don't know if there's any relationship between their bantams, Arabelle and Clarabelle, and the English Clara, but the green eggs make them wonder. Buhler Man Given Fine Carroll L. Montgomery, 37, rural Buhler, pleaded guilty to one charge of speeding Friday in district court, and a second charge against him of speeding was dismissed. Montgomery pleaded guilty to driving 71 mph in a 60 mph zone March 8 a n d was fined $10. He h a d also been charged with speeding 90 mph in a 70 mph zone May 12. Montgomery testified in magistrate court Sept. 20 that he had been speeding May 12 out of fright when, after he passed two motorists going east near Prairie Dunes, one of the motorists started chasing him. The person chasing him in an unmarked car, turned out to be captain of the sheriff's detective division, Douglas Dick, who has since retired from the department. Dick subsequently ticketed Montgomery in the driveway of his farm home, one-fourth mile south of East 30th and the Haven-Buhler Road intersection. Montgomery said he had been frightened because he had his young daughter with him. County Attorney Porter Brown said he dismissed the case rather than have two jury trials since both cases had been appealed to the district court. More Bad Luck Hits Garden City Grocery GARDEN CITY — Fire damaged a storage building behind Stoner's No. 1 grocery store at Five Points here about 7:30 p.m Friday. Chief Tommy Thomas estimated damage at $300. The building, about 20 feet behind the main store, contained wooden fixtures. Fire gutted the center portion of the structure. Four trucks from the Garden City Volunteer Fire Depart ment responded to the call Cause of the fire was not determined. This is the second time Stoner's store has been hit by ill luck. About four months ago, a grain truck's brakes failed. The truck struck the building, knocking out a wall. Rice Bound Over Michael J. Rice, 404 West 18th, was bound over to district court Friday on a charge of criminal damage to property, which is a felony. He is accused of breaking two windows at the Urban West Cafe, 1213 West 4th, on Aug. 19. He furnished a $750 bond. Delay Open House Due to a death in the family, the open house honoring Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rapp, 1517 Woodlawn, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the home of their son-in- law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs Myron Krenzin, 3108 Princeton Drive, will be postponed until Sunday, Oct. 17. The Hutchinson News Saturday, Oct. 9, 1971 Page 3 Longshoremen Are Slated to Return To Work Saturday SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stevedoring and steamship companies geared up Friday for the unloading and loading of 249 ships stranded in 24 West Coast ports by the longest-ever walkout on Pacific docks. Striking longshoremen were scheduled to return to work Saturday under federal court order. Maintenance men were back at work Friday in some ports cleaning and repairing equipment that hasn't been used since the International Longshoremen and Warehousemen's Union went on strike 100 days earlier, a spokesman for the shippers said. James Robertson, secretary of the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents 120 employers, predicted that all orders placed through dispatching halls for longshore gangs would be filled. The 15,000 striking longshoremen were ordered back to work Thursday by ILWU president Harry Bridges. He said the union's strike strategy committee had voted unanimously to comply with a 10-day temporary restraining order issued Wednesday night by U.S. District Court Judge Spencer Williams. A hearing to convert the temporary order into an injunction for an 80-day cooling-off period under terms of the Taft-Hartley Act was postponed from Friday to Oct. 15. Military and perishable cargo and passenger ships, which have been handled throughout the strike, will continue to receive first priority in loading. After that, Robertson said, the first ships unloaded will be the first ones that arrived in port after the strike began. One of the first to get long­ shore crews will be the Korean ship Kyung Jr, which arrived in Sacramento, Calif., 2 hours consumer sales taxes. The Norfolk & Western Railway has laid off more than 600 men, and the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, nearly 900 in West Virginia and elsewhere, besides train crews not summoned to work. No 'Intimidation' MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Clay (Tom) Whitehead, President Nixon's director of the Office of Telecommunications Policy, took issue Friday with "some people who are suggesting that this administration is trying to use the great power of government licensing and regulation to intimidate the press." West Virginia's miners have lost more than $6 million in wages, and, because no strike has been formally declared, they receive nothing from the United Mine Workers' war chest. Effects Of Miner Strike Surfacing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Effects of a ninc-day-old strike by soft coal miners surfaced Friday as railroads in the eastern mining region began to furlough more men and miners found themselves without wages or strike pay. As the strike continued through its second week, 100,000-miners—85,000 of them in Appalachia—were off the job in 20 states. Union picketing at nonunion strip mining operations in central Pennsylvania at the end of the Aveek forced six of the mines to close. With 39,000 miners idled in West Virginia alone, state government officials said they already have lost $1 million in business, personal income and and 50 minutes after the strike began at midnight June 30. Morris Weisberger, secretary-treasurer of the Sailors' Union of the Pacific, said U.S. flagship companies had ordered crews for about 25 per cent of the idled ships. Three Are Injured In Partridge Wreck PARTRIDGE — Three persons received minor injuries in a two-car accident at 3:30 p.m. Friday 1.6 miles west of US50- K61 on a county road. All were taken to North Hospital. Grace A. Casebolt, 68, 424 East 14th, was treated and dismissed. Elmer L. Riser, 70, Arnold, Md., was also treated and dismissed. Mrs. E. L. Kiser, 68, his wife, was admitted in good condition to North Hospital suffering a knee injury. The Highway Patrol said the Casebolt car was southbound and the Kiser car was eastbound when the two vehicles collided at an intersection. Damage to the cars was estimated at $1000 each. (News photo by Own Hlnntfi) FIREMAN extinguishes a blaze at the Dale Wisbey home, 715 North Monroe, Friday evening. The fire, which started in the bedroom, caused major damage to the bedroom and smoke damage to the rest of the house. Cause of the fire is under investigation.

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