The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 9, 1971 · Page 99
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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""'"'""•"""'mutanwimnmiHmaammmtUmmtm Hutchinson , 28 I Kiowa Campus 6 I Burrton 61 Stafford 34 I Hutch 'B' 0 I Pretty Prairie 24 I Sterling 20 I St. John 23 I Pratt 14 8 I Hoisington 12 I Dodge City 8 •IHlhlBH II(ll!!lllllll«irail!| La Crosse 28 I Scott City 22 I Buhler 25 Kinsley 14 I T.M. Prep 21 | Fail-field 0 The Hutchinson News lOOthYear No. 98 28 Pages Saturday Morning, October 9,1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 B Price 10c 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 I 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 olT a light, but he is wrong about the bulbs wearing out if you arc 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 outweigh the cost of the damage , done to the bulb by turning it off and on. Q—When a young hoy Is classified in 4-F, docs 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 local 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-E 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. 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 federal employes under the federally-supervised Jivil Service retirement fund. Q — If a license tag is RN- E300, would there also be tags UN V300 and RN J300 'and so forth?—Mrs. E. E., Hutchinson. A — Yes, the series for each initial will start at number one and continue through enough 11'In ii & I ' mil'Hi, 1 il'» .Vl,i.!,,,...i . i,',..,'i 'I.'/ 1 ' i'''" M'I ..Am'1,. l..W,'i Ifi. U , (Hutchinson News-UPI Telepholo) 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 13- million-member labor federation, 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 critical of Nixon's economic moves, caljed 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 anc the UAW 1.5 million. Meany issued a slatemenl saying that interpretations of the Phase 2 plan given by the White House to newsmen Thursday "are in conflict" with .hose given by the adminis- -ration 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 f Meany 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. The Drug You Drink-ll Education Is A Must * For Drinker By WAYNE L.EE News Associate Editor . Several conclusions and observations can be drawn from a long look at alcohol in Kansas today. First 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 be a f 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, i 4|sM|Mj|j^QJ say this could be done gradually, usin"g"offlf^Ww-gp^ prepared units at first. They say it would be a tremendous Jobless Rate Off; GOP Isn't Crowing numbers to cover requirements. registration Weather KANSAS — Generally fair Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday. Little cooler south and east with highs over state 57 to 63. Little cooler south 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 60s east. Hutchinson 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 J928; record low 28 in 1894. Winds: 8 mph. Barometer: 28.5.1, falling. Sunset Saturday: 7:03 p.m. Sunrise Sunday: 7:35 a.m. TIM Cimpilgntrt ir* coming) (Adv.) WASHINGTON (AP) -Thei total of unemployed Americans edged down in September to C per cent of I he nation's work force, but Secretary of the Treasury John B. Connally said Friday "That's frankly nothing to crow about." The jobless total declined 221,000 to 4.8 million, and the unemployment rate was down one-tenth of one per cent from 6.1 per cent in August. Secretary of Labor J.D. Hodgson said there was some cheer" in a 325,000 rise in seasonally adjusted total employment of, 79.2 million, but that the continuing high level of joblessness called for prompt action by Congress to enact President Nixon's tax proposals. Gives Briefing Connally, briefing newsmen on Nixon's plans to restrain wages and prices after the current freeze expires Nov. 13, said the President's over-all economic plan including the tax proposals was aimed at boosting the total of American jobs by 500,000 to I million by the end of 1972. The Labor Department figures on last month's job picture also showed a drop in the average length of the work week and an accompanying decline in average wages, an indicatoi of lagging industrial activity. Paychecks Drop The average paychecks o some 45 million ra'nk-and-file workers dropped 27 cents to $128.76 per week because of a 2-minute decline in the average work week to 36.7 hours, said the report by the Bureau f Labor Statistics. The average pay was $7.03, or 5.8 per cent above a year ago but the 4.5 per cent rise in iving costs since then wiped out $5.44 of the gain, cutting the se in purchasing power to .59. Total employment actually dropped 1.4 million, but because it usually drops more ban that in September when vouths with summer jobs re- urn to school the bureau figured it as a 325,000 rise on a seasonal basis. Serve Papers At Great Bend GREAT BEND - Attorney General Vern Miller confirmed today that subpoenas are being served to club managers and directors and others involved in clubs raided by Miller in the Great Bend area last weekend. They appeared to be subpoenas for an Inquisition In connection with alleged gambling. Miller, asked about the report, said the subpoenas "arc a part of our continuing investigation." He declined further comment and would not divulge the names or number of persons involved. Last Story of a Series JUNIOR SAMPLES, a star of TV's "Hec-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 Victnani, (News photo by Linda Shipley) is an avid fan of one of the occasional backup musicians for "Hee-Haw," Bill Blaylock, and once bought a banjo from him through the mail. Blaylock notified Carter, now stationed at Ft. Rilcy, that he. would be in Hutchinson, and the two got to meet after a lengthy friendship through the mails. Visits With Haile Selassie 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 concerned, 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 he]p, 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 systerh shouldn't be married to punishment arid 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 anabusc for drunken drivers is a method being used to curb them In other states. Anabusc 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 ot (he root causes. The rapes, mur- er-s 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 fo 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 special alcohol- Continued on page 3) Mao Is Alive and Well in Red China TOKYO (AP) - Mao Tse- tung, smiling and in good lieaHlj, r met;,. with Emperor ilaslttrrof • Ethiopia - : in' Peking Friday, according to disaptches from the Red Chinese capital. A Yugoslav correspondent said members of the emperor's entourage told him the Commu- Sclassic Mao Nationalist China Raps Mao Regime UNITED NATIONS , N,Y. (APj — 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 took 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 whose declared policy has been the destruction of the organization as an instrument or 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 alwayf been—oppressive at home anc aggressive abroad," he said. 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 ,he two leaders. Members of the emperor's party could not say if Vice Chairman Lin Piao wjs^^reseoj^but^yjoy sajd that several '"Cninese officials" particularly Premier.Chou En-lal, were there. Attend Reception "After the meeting, which closed with an official photograph, Emperor Selassie am Premier Chou attended a reception given by the 13 heads of African diplomatic missions In Peking." The Peking government doe 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 ol 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 Presl dent 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 puz/Jng events in China. Kissinger made a secret trip to Peking in July to talk will Chou, after which it was an nounced that Nixon would go to Red China. Sunday Preview • In interviews with police officers, Viki Stone discovers that monitoring 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 pianisC 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 {Una Maser, was near death six years ago, but is now Miss Junior Majorette of Kansas. Evelyn Steimel reports her story. • .lames Ewy, HaUtead, a former Hutchinson High School teacher, Is now training dogs and uses an electronic trainer to break several of the worst habits or many dogs, There's Just No Privacy GARDEN CITY — Tammy Campbell, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg )ampbell, Garden City, upset police routine when she xl herself In the restr Kottas Laundromat v' 7:15 p.m. Friday,^/.* Despite pleas from' ents, she refused to come out, door open, called for a locksmith, but he was tied up at the Garden City football 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 MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet jovernment has expelled , four British diplomats and a , businessman, British sources said riday night. The action followed the expulsion of 105 Soviet officials from Britain on charges of spying. The visas. of three additional British businessmen scheduled come to the Soviet Union tvere 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 ormer 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 declined to disclose any names .in connection with the Soviet. government action. Britain's action against the 05 Soviet representatives was announced Sept. 24. The Soviet Foreign Ministry •'riday made a protest to tjie British Embassy and said the Moscow government would be 'compelled to take measures." Tlw C«mp«lpn«r* comlnfl! (Mv.) 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." ' Hutch.

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