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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1996 AB DEATHS & FUNERALS MR. BERKLEY Robert B. Berkley Robert B. Berkley, 69, Salina, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Berkley was born Nov. 14, 1926, at Tescott and was a lifetime area resident. He was an attorney, certified public accountant and partner in the law firm Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich and Williamson. He was a member of the board of directors of Bank of Tescott, Stockton National Bank, Bennington State Bank, Trego- WaKeeney State Bank and Farmers and Merchants Bank of Hill City. He was a former member of the board of directors of the National Bank of America of Salina, State Bank of Downs and Gypsum Valley Bank. He was a member of the Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association, American Bank Association, American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Salina Bar Association, Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Washburn Law School Association, Phi Alpha Delta, Washburn Alumni Association, KU Alumni Association, Salina Elks Lodge, Salina Country Club and St. John's Lutheran Church. He was a World War II Merchant Marine veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lila of the home; a daughter, Lila Jean Alexander of Houston; six brothers, Jack of Stockton, Jerry and Paul, both of Downs, Hal of Tescott, Dr. Don of Abilene and Mike of Salina; and a sister, Arliene Matthews of Tescott. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, the Rev. Charles Aase officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery, Tescott. Memorials may be made to the church, Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University, Manhattan, or Rolling Hills Wildlife Refuge. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. Marie Dahl COLBY — Marie Dahl, 100, Colby, died Saturday, Oct. 26,1996, at Lantern Park Manor, Colby. Mrs. Dahl was born Marie Harder on July 27, 1896, at Lehigh and was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Jacob, died in 1968. Survivors include a son, Dennis of Lawrence; two daughters, Zelma Franz and Ethel Franz, both of Colby; 11 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; and 10 great-great- grandchildren. The funeral will at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison Chapel, Colby, the Rev. Gene Mullen officiating. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery, Colby. Memorials may be made to Mingo Bible Church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 190 S. Franklin, Colby 67701. Doris Dutton CONCORDIA — Doris Dutton, 96, Concordia, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at Lutheran Home, Belleville. Mrs. Dutton was born Doris Snyder on July 30, 1900, at rural Concordia and was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker. Her husband, George, died in 1972. Survivors include two sons, George of Rapid City, S.D., and Charles of Concordia; a brother, Chester Snyder of El Cajon, Calif,; seven grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren. Graveside'services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Nutter Mortuary, 116 E. Sixth, Concordia 66901. Russell "Russ" Green CLAY CENTER — Russell "Russ" Green, 87, Clay Center, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at Clay County Hospital, Clay Center. Mr. Green was born Dec. 6,1908, at Concordia. He was a farmer and member of Idana First Presbyterian Church, Clay County Historical Society, Masonic Lodge and several old car clubs. He was a for- flier member of the Idana School Board. Survivors include his wife, Irene of Clay Center; a son, Mark of Idana; four daughters, Andrea Richter of Green, Judy Kircher of Concordia, Adair Hartman of Hiawatha and Faun Bauer of Clay Center; three sisters, Marjorie Woellhof and Jeanne Kemp, both of Clay Center, and Madeline Wagner of Franklin, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Idana First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Gerald Martin officiating. Burial will be in Idana Cemetery. Today* obituaries SALINA Rro&rt B; Bdrtdsy * ' CLAY CEMT6R: . COLBY: MaHe Dahl , CONCOROIA: Doris Dutton, 'InlO.Fteaco HERINQTON: Dennis Tatge Memorials may be made to the Russell Green Memorial Fund to be designated later. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Neill-Schwensen- Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432. Ina 0. Resco CONCORDIA — Ina O. Resco, 89, Concordia, died Friday, Oct. 25, 1996, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. Mrs. Resco was born Ina Page on Sept. 27, 1907, at rural Clyde and was a Concordia resident since 1973 moving from Clyde. She was a homemaker and farmed with her husband. Her husband, Wilmer, died in 1967. Survivors include a son, Morris of Clyde; a daughter, Arlene Williams of El Dorado; seven grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 67901, the Revs. George Peterson and Brad Stuefen officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Clyde. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Dennis Tatge HERINGTON — Dennis Tatge, 60, Herington, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at Herington Municipal Hospital. Mr. Tatge was born Dec. 11, 1935, in Herington and was a lifelong area resident. He was president and sales manager of Tatge Chemical Co. and an Army veteran. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Herington, and a charter member of Herington Kiwanis Club and the first Herington Jaycees chapter, of which he was a past president. He also was a member of the Herington Chamber of Commerce, Herington Main Street Program, Herington Country Club and Kansas State Alumni Association, Manhattan. Survivors include his wife, Sharon of the home; a son, Stephen of Manhattan; a daughter, Amy Gutsch of Lincolnville; a foster son, Sam Bailey of the home; a sister, Sandra Haas of Mission; and a grandson. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church, the Rev. Donald Pfannenstiel officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington. Memorials may be made to Kansas State University Scholarship Fund. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Donahue Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449, where a wake will be at 7p.m. Alfred J.Turner Alfred J. Turner, 82, Salina, died Sunday, Oct. 27,1996, at Salina Regional Health Center. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. ON THE Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS - Celia E. Davey, Salina. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS - Walton baby boy, Salina; Edwin J. Ravin, Concordia; Dana R. Barr, Lincoln;,Gordon B. Seirer, Lucas. DISMISSALS — Marie G. Jones, Julie A. Claybaugh and twin baby boys, Betty Gibson, Faye E. Longbine, Sharon K. Martinez and baby boy, Stephanie D. Morton and baby boy, ana Kimberly R. Walton, all of Salina; Bobbie Weeks, Abilene; Floyd A Nail- lieuk, Concordia; Laurence H. Kappleman, Solomon; Loren Keith Burd, Wilson. Births BOYS: Doug and Kimberly Walton, Salina, 7lbs. 9 ozs., born Oct. 26. Todd and Michelle Schenkel, Salina, 7 Ibs. B ozs., born Oct. 26. GIRL: Dana R. Barr, Lincoln, 7 Ibs. 6 ozs., born Oct. 26. PoHce blotter THER — A 1978 blue Mercury Cougar belonging to Nicholas Glaub taken from 1418 Winona between 12:40 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday; $500 loss. A 1984 maroon Mazada belonging to Neal Kersey taken from 1400 Beverly between 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday; $1,500 loss. Automobile mechanic tools belonging to Floyd Nelson taken from 632 S. Broadway between 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday; $£,000 loss. COUNT THEM OUT Many in Generation X arerit interested in voting FROM PAGE 1 Most of them said they wanted to vote because it was their responsibility. And — surprise — they see education as a top priority. But they also said they were unusual: Most of their friends don't plan on voting and could care less about politics. Straw poll reveals apathy Sara Martin, 17, a Salina Central High School senior, thought it would be nice to gauge what her fellow students' choice would be for president. So the editor of The Pylon, the school paper, had booths set up outside the cafeteria and hoped the students would write on a ballot who they would choose: Bob Dole, President Clinton or Ross Perot. She then added a slot where they could write in their own candidate. Oops. Out of 1,179 students, 121 voted, and only 95 of those didn't write in their parents, their cats and dogs, or their favorite rock star. "It proved that they don't take it very seriously," Martin said with a sigh of frustration. "Some of them were actual people that probably would make a good president, but some were just stupid." Kristi Gilreath, 17, a Salina South senior, is putting out a big election spread for her school's paper, The Tripodium, of which she is editor. She's been interviewing several students who are old enough to vote, and she doesn't like what she hears. "There're quite a few who are eligible," Gilreath said. "But a lot of them aren't going to register." Telly Berry, 20, a sophomore at Kansas Wesleyan University, was concerned about the apathy enough to write a column in the Advance, KWU's student newspaper. He talked to 20 students and found only seven of them plan to vote. "I think a lot less than that actually plan to vote," Berry said, his voice rising. "The students here aren't taking the time to learn the issues and form their own views. They're just lazy. Everyone here says they don't have time, but when you're just lying around in your dorm room, you could watch the debate on TV." Berry said because it's the first election for many college students, they probably don't feel a responsibility to vote. His chest puffs slightly when he talks about being able to vote in the race for governor in his Texas hometown two years ago. "I don't think it's hit them yet," Berry said. "It's sad because the government has said to us, 'You now have the responsibility to make a decision,' but no one will step forward. People want to drink and think they can handle it, but how can you handle alcohol when you're not even becoming informed about the issues?" Developing mistrust Summer Shivers, a senior at Abilene High School, thinks politics are "a little shady." "A lot of things aren't fol- W*H»A*T T-H-E'Y S*A Y Here's what some young adults who are interested in the election say: "I don't like all the mudslinging. I don't care what someone did 20 years ago." Tina Higley Kansas State University-Salina junior "It proved that they don't take it very seriously. Some ofthem-were actual people that would probably make a good president, but some were just stupid." Sara Martin Salina Central senior talking about a presidential poll taken by students 7 know my friends don't care, but I find it very interesting." Matt Wagner KSU-Salina sophomore lowed through," Shivers said. "It's not as good a deal that you started with in the beginning when you voted for the person." Shivers, who wants to be a veterinarian, thinks stricter animal protection laws are important. "They aren't good at all right now," Shivers said. "But the candidates don't address it that much." She feels left out. She doesn't believe she can trust even the people she votes for. She is 18. Shivers isn't alone. Not only are younger voters already cynical about politics, but they don't think many of the candidates even attempt to address their needs. Chad Wahlgren, 18, a senior at Salina South, acknowledges that all the negative advertising has left him a bit disillusioned. "It's tough for a citizen to decide what's fact and what's being said about the other person," Wahlgren said. "I think I'll vote for the candidate who's being more positive, or at least that person is more likely to get my vote." But Wahlgren and many of his friends plan on voting this fall, even if he admits that he hasn't quite figured out the government. "I don't understand how everything works quite yet," he said. Other younger voters have discovered how important certain issues can be through personal experiences. Tina Higley, 20, a junior at Kansas State University-Salina, had a friend who got pregnant. She opted to get married sooner that she would have liked because she wasn't going to be able to pay the medical expenses. So Higley is listening to what the candidates say about health care. But that's all. "I don't like all the mudslinging," Higley said. "I don't care what someone did 20 years ago. I don't care if they smoked pot 20 years ago. I don't care as long as they're not doing it now." Not all are cynical But not everyone from Generation X is cynical. Matt Wagner, 19, a sophomore at KSU- Salina and its student body president, actually enjoys politics. When called for this story, he said he would talk — but only in 30 minutes, after he finished watching a debate between Clinton and Dole. "I know my friends don't care, but I find it very interesting," Wagner said. Wagner lists the usual issues that a typical voter might s.ay are important: Teen drug use, crime, health care and taxes. He hopes to enter politics someday — "at least on the local level. I really think a single person can make a difference." Kevin Maturey is a younger Bill Bennett — he is for anything that would present a "higher standard of morals and family values." He also enjoys "getting into" political debates with his friends. "I would like for politicians to clean up the filth that seems to be raiding our society," Maturey said. "TV seems to be at an all-time low. It's not the quality we used to get." Who has the time to care? Damion Diaz, 18, a senior at Salina Central, thinks that if enough people voted, change would be possible. "It's my way of voicing my opinion," Diaz said. But Diaz, who squeezes in a few hours of work at Target discount store between playing nose guard for the football team and school work, hasn't had the time to keep up. It's a common complaint among younger voters. "Politics aren't important in my life with everything else I've got going," he said. "But I plan on reading a bunch of articles before the election to catch up." Jon Terpening and Trish Theer, both Kansas Wesleyan students, are caught red-handed. They're playing pool on a quiet afternoon when they could be doing some of the homework that's piled on them. "This is the first pool game I've played all semester," said Theer, 19. Terpening, 20, watched a little of the debates, but he isn't sure he needs to keep up with the issues anyway. "Both of these guys have been around the last few years," he said. "I'm not real into it this year. I mean, taxes aren't a big thing, and Social Security — well, I know that it probably won't be around when I need it." Politics, Theer said, has its good points and bad points. "We could be a lot worse off," she said. Maybe young voters feel disconnected, or they don't have the time, or they simply don't want to bother. Then again, maybe they don't want to grow up. "I remember it being kind of scary," said Kim Brown, 649 E. Prescott, who was 18 in 1972, the first year that 18-year-olds were allowed to vote. "Voting made you feel grown up. But I remember the bigger deal was that you could go out and buy booze." Gilreath, the South High editor, said her fellow students are concerned about violence, with the recent fighting that has plagued South and Central. She hopes that fellow students grow up by the time they buy their first house. "People my age blow it off because they don't think we make a difference," she said of voting. "But we do. We're the future." T SALINE COUNTY COMMISSION Commission to take up drainage project bids By SHARON MONTAGUE The Salina Journal Bids for the nearly $1.3 million Schilling Road drainage project will be considered by Saline County commissioners at their Tuesday meeting. Commissioners also will consider Tuesday 1997 work agreements with sheriffs office employees and with the Saline County Association of Public Employees. The county has received four bids for the two-phase Schilling Road project, a joint endeavor of the county and the city of Salina. Shears Inc., 1329 W. North, has submitted the lowest bids — $122,181 for the first phase and $1,172,497 for the second phase. The first phase includes street and drainage improvements to Schilling adjacent to the Tasker Addition. The city has formed a benefit district of property owners, and they will pay most of the cost of that phase. A Community Development Block Grant will pay 67 percent of the cost of the second phase, which is the construction of a large drainage ditch along the south side of the road. The project, which will divert water to the Smoky Hill River, is to keep water from about 900 acres south of Schilling from flooding the city. The meeting is at 4 p.m. in Room 107 of the City-County Building. Commissioners also meet from 9 a.m. until business is concluded today, Tuesday and Wednesday in Room 211 of the City-County Building. All meetings are open to the public. V CAMPAIGN '96 2nd District opponents clash over tax cuts, debt Frieden calls for balanced budget while Ryun supports tax cut By The Associated Press TOPEKA — Second District congressional candidates John Frieden and Jim Ryun drew clear distinctions between themselves over an across-the-board 15 percent tax cut and elimination of two federal agencies during a joint appearance aired Sunday on television. Ryun reiterated his support for the tax cut proposed by Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole, while Frieden, the Democratic contender, said balancing the federal ' budget and starting to reduce the federal debt should come first. Frieden also said the Department of Education and Environmental Protection Agency are needed, criticizing Ryun's call for their elimination. Ryun said funding going to those two agencies could be better utilized by state governments to improve education and protect the environment. The half-hour joint appearance Sunday afternoon on WIBW-TV was the first of only two scheduled televised debates between Frieden and Ryun before the Nov. 5 election. The second will be Wednesday night on KTWU-TV, Topeka's public television station. WIBW-TV also was host to a joint appearance by senatorial candidates Pat Roberts and Sally Thompson on Sunday — their second televised joint appearance within 24 hours. The Senate candidates appeared on KTKA-TV Saturday night. Frieden and Ryun hope to replace Republican Sam Brownback in representing eastern Kansas in Washington. Brownback is running for the U.S. Senate after winning the seat in 1994. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Why are ye fearful, Oye of little faith?" — Matth«|8:26

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