The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 30, 1996 · Page 7
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Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, October 30, 1996
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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1996 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS Maria K. Basgall PLAINVILLE — Maria K. Basgall, 43, Plainville, died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Mrs. Basgall was born Maria K. Bozarth on March 15,1953, at Norton. She and her husband were the owners of the Flower Corner in Plainville since 1993. Survivors include her husband, Dave of the home; two sons, Mark •Waggoner and Matt Waggoner, both of the home; two daughters, Miki Waggoner of Plainville and Mandi Waggoner of Topeka; a stepson, D.J. Basgall of Hays; two stepdaughters, Dena Normandin of Enid, Okla., and Nikki Basgall of Plainville; her parents, Marlin and Deloros Bozarth of Norton; a brother, Curtis Bozarth of Norton; a sister, Denise Whisman of Plainville; and a grandmother, Jessie Bozarth of Norton. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville, the Revs. Al Brungardt and John Fernandez officiating. Burial will be in Plainville Cemetery. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chaijpl, Plainville. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663. John Byron Beasley OCEANSIDE, Calif. — John Byron Beasley, 24, Oceanside, died Saturday, Oct. 26,1996, at La Jolla. Mr. Beasley was born Sept. 5, 1972, at Oklahoma City. He was recently discharged from the Marine Corps and was a member of the Palomar Unitarian Universal- ist Fellowship, Beuna Vista. Survivors include his pare'nts, Carl and Mary Jane Beasley of Boca Raton, Fla.; a sister, Jennifer Thomas of Boca Raton; and grandparents, Mary Beasley of Kingsport, Tenn., and Marlys and Galen Bengston of Quinter, Kan. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Andover, Kan., Lutheran Cemetery, the Rev. William Horn officiating. .; Memorials may be made to Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1600 Beuna Vista Dr., Vista, Calif. 92083. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ball & Son Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, Kan. 67460. Lucille Lee Cole KEMPNER, Texas — Lucille Lee Cole, 55, Kempner, died Monday, Oct. 28,1996, at a Temple hospital. Mrs. Cole was born Lucille Lee Lowman on Aug. 8, 1941, at Gypsum, Kan., and was a resident of Texas since 1972. She taught school at Boulder, Colo.; entered the Department of Army school system where she taught in Okinawa and Bamberg, Germany; and Copperas Cove High School, retiring in 1994. Survivors include her husband, Ronald of Kempner; her mother, Ruth Lowman of Gypsum; a brother, James Lowman of Kipp, Kan.; and a sister, Lila Neber of Gypsum. A private memorial service will be later in Kansas. Memorials may be made to Scott & White Cancer Memorial. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 211 W. Ave B. Copperas. Cove, handled arrangements. Kenneth Freeborn CEDAR — Kenneth Freeborn, 85, Cedar, died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at his home. Simmons Mortuary, Smith Center, is handling arrangements. Helen Margurite Hilton MOORE, Okla. — Helen Margurite Hilton, 85, Moore, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1996, at the Manor Care Health Services Center, Oklahoma City. Mrs. Hilton was born Helen M. Zumbrunn on Jan. 8, 1911, in the Sutphen Mill area, Dickinson County, Kan. She was a resident of Moore since 1968, moving from Salina, Kan. She was a former resident of Abilene, Kan. She was a housekeeper and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Moore. Her husband, George Ward, died in 1964. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Hilton Alstrom of Moore; two sisters, Edelweiss Frohardt of KANSAS BALDWIN CFTY: Btyce A, Seusy BELOIT: Cecelia Mick CEDAR: Kenneth Preebom GLASCO: Vesta M. Miller HERINGTON: Mildred 0. Phelps , PLAINVILL& Maria K. Basgall VICTORIA: Alvin P. Sander OUT 01= STATE John Byrbn Beasley, Oceansida, Calif, Lucille Lea Cole, KeTnpner, Texas Helen Margurite Hilton, Moore, Okla. Abilene and Pearl Weaver of Chapman, Kan., Valley. Manor; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Martin-Becker- Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, the Rev. Robert Frasier officiating. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Abilene Public Library. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene, Kan. 67410. Cecelia Mick BELOIT — Cecelia Mick, 78, Beloit, died Tuesday, Oct. 29,1996, at Hilltop Lodge, Beloit. Mrs. Mick was born Cecelia Fischer on April 2, 1918, at Tipton and was a resident of Beloit since 1951, moving from Tipton. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Catholic Church and Ladies Guild, both of Beloit, and Daughters of Isabella, Tipton. Her husband, Ernest, died in 1989. Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Gaskill of Beloit; four brothers, Gerald Fischer of Victorville, Calif., Jerome Fischer of Aurora, Colo., Robert Fischer of Simi Valley, Calif., and Stanley Fischer of Denver; two sisters, Isabel Zimmerman and Juanita Thibault, both of Aurora, Colo.; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church, Beloit, the Rev. Albert Dwyer officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Beloit. Memorials may be made to St. John's Catholic Church .Trust Fund. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 302 N. Hersey, Beloit 67420. Vesta M. Miller GLASCO — Vesta M. Miller, 85, Glasco, died Monday, Oct. 28,1996, at the Nicol Care Home, Glasco. Mrs. Miller was born Vesta M. Gray on Dec. 14, 1910, at Randall and lived most of her life in the Jamestown, Scottsville and Simpson areas. She was a resident of the Nicol Home for nine years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Scottsville Presbyterian Church and Simpson Homemakers Club. Her husband, Claude E., died in 1977. Survivors include three sons, Eldean of New Baden, 111., Gerald of Glasco and Roger of Beloit; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, Concordia, Pastor Phyllis Nungester officiating. Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery. Memorials may be made to •Simpson Community Fund or Nicol Home. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Thursday at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, 325 W. Sixth St., Box 606, Concordia 66901. Mildred G. Phelps HERINGTON — Mildred G. Phelps, 78, Herington, died Monday, Oct. 28,1996, at the Herington Municipal Hospital. Mrs. Phelps was born Mildred G. Gibb on Dec. 28,1917, near Elmdale and was a resident of Herington since 1977, moving from the White City area. She was a retired elementary school teacher and had taught at Wilsey, Burdick, Delavan and Herington. She was active in the Herington United Methodist Church and was president of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of Chapter FC of the PEO Sisterhood, Beta Theta Chapter, of Delta Kappa Gamma, Herington Women's Club, Christmas Club, Talk of the Month Club, Mitchell Valley WEC, Domestic Science Club, Country Club and Municipal Hospital Auxiliary, all of Herington. She was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher at Wilsey; a 4-H leader at Delavan; and a member of Abilene Area Retired Teachers Association. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Linda Carol, and a grandson. Survivors include her husband, Ernest of the home; three daughters, Brenda Glasco of Liberty, Mo., Bonnie Bartram of Tulsa, Okla., and Debra Kidd of Manhattan; three brothers, Don Gibb of Emporia, Bill Gibb of Elmdale and George Gibb of Cottonwood Falls; two sisters, Pauline Flynn of Hampton Bays, N.Y., and Mary Noe of Morristown, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Herington United Methodist Church, the Rev. Sam Owen officiating. Burial will be in Delavan Cemetery. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today at the Donahue Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the church or Scholarship Fund. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449. Alvin P. Sander VICTORIA — Alvin P. Sander, 69, Victoria, died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at Hays Medical Center. Mr. Sander was born Feb. 7, 1927, at Victoria and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a farmer and retired oil field pumper. He was a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria. A son, Irwin Lee, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of the home; three sons, A. Bradley of Victoria, Darrell of Gorham and Marty of Hutchinson; two daughters, Gladys Giebler of Plainville and Patty BiUinger of Hays; a brother, John of Hays; six sisters, Albina Miller and Amelia Hoffman, both of Victoria, Elsie Hoffman and Bernadette Arnhold, both of Hays, Leona Russell of Wichita and Agnes Brungardt of Broomfield, Colo.; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, the Revs. Frank X. Grinko and Michael Scully officiating. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Catholic Cemetery. A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. 'today at Cline's Mortuary, Victoria. Memorials may be made to A.R.C. Central Plains Office, Hays. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria 67671. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — Jennie I. Snell, Salina. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS - Ellen M. Giersch, Rlckl V. Gremmel, Michelle D. Hill, Angela Kollman and Renae J. Linaweaver, all of Salina; Valis Rein, Abilene; Nancy Bowles, Cawker City; Brian C. Hageman, Concordia; Jill M. Mabon, Concordia; Katie B. Moore, McPherson; Angelia K. Rowe, McPherson; Henrietta H. Sweely, McPherson; Stephanie R. Zamrzla, Wilson. DISMISSALS — Roxana Pratt and baby girl, Tammy L. Reitsma, Jennie I. Snell and Loren V. Ward, all of Salina; Edward Ptacek, Ellsworth; Peggy A. Smith, McPherson; Kevin M. Wilnelm, McPherson. Births BOYS: Christopher and Jenny Boley, Salina, 7 Ibs. 14 ozs,, born Oct. 28. Catherine Snook, Manchester, 8 Ibs. 9 ozs., born Oct. 28. District court CHARGED — Christopher Marlowe Barnett, 32, 453 S. Broadway, Room 150, charges of forgery and theft in connection with an incident at 104 E. Parkway. TUESDAY'S DMWH6 DAILY PICK 3 1-6-1 LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost." — Luke 23:46 Crane collapse DAVIS TURNER / The Salina Journal Salina rescue personnel attend to Dale McCaleb's leg, which was injured when the crane he was operating outside the Salina Public Library overturned Tuesday morning. The crane crushed the cab of a backhoe. T EDUCATION MEETING Salinans are urged to set record straight on education Meeting was designed to start dialogue on education issues By CAROL LICHTI Tlie Salina Journal Bryce A. Seusy BALDWIN CITY — Bryce A. Seusy, 90, Baldwin City, died Monday, Oct. 28,1996, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Mr. Seusy was born Feb. 24, 1906, at Salina and was a resident of Baldwin City since 1991, moving from Salina. He served in the Army for 10 years, including World War II and the Korean MD ocncv War. He workect MR ' SEUSY for the Kansas Technical-Institute until his retirement. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church Mariners and Society of Barbershop Quartet Singers. His wife, Simone, died on Feb. 29,1996. Survivors include two daughters, Mary McCreary of Baldwin City and Noelle Schechter of Joshua, Texas; two sisters, Ardyth Filberth of Salina and Ethel Seusy of Davenport, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, the Rev. Thomas Reid officiating. Burial will be in Bavaria Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Salina First Presbyterian Church Music Fund. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 401 W. Iron Ave., Salina 67401, where the family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The 50-member crowd that showed up at a meeting Tuesday to talk about election issues important for education didn't impress Salinan Ralph Meyers. "I always hear 'We're trying, we're trying," but you won't go out and talk to people and listen to people," said Meyers, 2308 Edward, addressing school board members, local state legislators and school administrators at the meeting. "You've got to reach the citizens." But Salina School District Superintendent Gary Norris said Tuesday's meeting was a way to start that process by encouraging school supporters to talk about education issues with friends, neighbors and co-workers. The meeting at Salina Central High School included comments from Mark Tallman, legislative liaison for the Kansas Association _of School Boards and a school board member for Topeka's Auburn-Washburn School District. School staff, leaders of school site councils and school support- ers were invited. The meeting, which was also open to the public, was attended by Salina Sen. Ben Vidricksen, a Republican candidate for the 24th District; Rep. Deena Horst, also a Republican running for re-election to the 69th District; Tommye Sexton, the Democratic candidate for the 71st District and Larry Mathews, who is running as a Democrat for the 67th District. But Mathews is also a member of the Salina School Board, which organized the meeting. No candidates spoke. Tallman, who graduated from a private high school, said he thought Tuesday's meeting was the right approach. "I think what you are doing is critical and I am hoping it is a success so I can go around the state and tell every community they ought to do something like this," Tallman said. "There is miscommunication, distortion, exaggeration and outright lying about what is happening in our public schools." Tallman said it is up to those who know about public schools to stop the myths. "We need to set the record straight," he said'. "But we should not discount the problems we have in public education." Employers are asking schools to educate students with more skills to meet the economy's demand while others cry for a return to the basics. The message is "schools are awful and don't change a thing," Tallman said. "If there is a new idea, they say don't do that. Schools are caught in a no-win situation." But Tallman said to remember that schools and school boards are human and mistakes will happen. "We shouldn't be too defensive or oversensitive," he said. "School boards are human and mistakes will be made, but that does not invalidate the whole system." Vouchers are often mentioned along with parental choice and creating more competition. "That may sound good," Tallman said. "It may sound American." But permitting tax dollars to go to private schools would mean those schools would have to follow the same laws as public schools or public schools would have to be freed from their regulations, he said. A voucher also wouldn't guarantee parental choice because a private school would have to accept the child. About school funding, Tallman said the association is pushing for $4,500 a pupil, the actual average cost for a quality education in the state. Most schools spend that much or more. T CAMPAIGN '96: KANSAS SENATE Report shows 'sin' donations low Vidricksen receives 4 percent from tobacco, gambling, alcohol firms By DAVID CLOUSTON The Salina Journal , Allegations by his Senate opponent of "thousands of dollars" coming to his campaign from tobacco, alcohol and gambling causes aren't true, Sen. Ben Vidrick- sen said Tuesday, following the release of his campaign expense report this week. , Vidricksen's challenger, Allan White, made the claim in a radio ad earlier this month targeted at Vidricksen. Vidricksen's receipt and expenditure report, filed Monday and the last one due before Tuesday's election, shows $1,300 raised from groups associated with those industries. The contributors include R. J. Reynolds-Nabisco, the Kansas Beer Political Action Committee, Anheuser-Busch and Wichita Greyhound Park. The $1,300 represents about 4 percent of Vidricksen's total contributions of $32,730. "There haven't been thousands of dollars (from those interests) VIDRICKSEN WHITE coming to my campaign," said Vidricksen, R-Salina. An earlier radio advertisement for White, who is challenging Vidricksen for the 24th District Senate seat, said tobacco, gambling and alcohol representatives "are pouring thousands of dollars into Senator Vidricksen's campaign because he buys votes for them." White, a Salina Democrat, had also alleged that a third of Vidricksen's campaign contributions come from tobacco interests. In 1995, Vidricksen received $1,650 from the tobacco industry, which represented almost one-third of his contributions for that year. But Vidricksen said the figure represented a higher percentage then because his overall campaign war chest was down because he was not sure he was going to run for re-election. In his primary campaign this year, Vidricksen did return $150 to Phillip Morris, which also owns Kraft foods, because their contribution exceed the legal limit of $1,000. Vidricksen, a retired restaurateur, once worked for Kraft. White has raised far less than Vidricksen for his campaign effort, according to his receipt and expenditure report. White's report lists funds raised totaling $7,729. White's contributors to his Senate campaign do not include any tobacco, alcohol or gambling interests. In previous campaigns for the Kansas House, however, he has accepted such contributions, records show. Money came to White from Sunflower Racing, representing the Woodlands Race Track, R.J. Reynolds-Nabisco, Anheuser-Busch, Phillip Morris, and the Tobacco Institute. The amount contributed to White from those sources totals $950, from 1991 through 1994. White defended his position and the advertisement, saying the tobacco, gambling and alcohol interests would rather have Vidricksen than himself in the Legislature. "1 really don't think like they do," White said. Murders /Officer revisits scene FROM PAGE A1 "It was the first time I'd walked in, not knowing, to something like this. I think I was in shock until 10 that night, even after I got home." Reliving the scene Tuesday was "eerie, not a good feeling," Krenowicz said. If the broadcasting of the re-creation enables officers to find and arrest White, the sole suspect, it will be worth it, Krenowicz said. .Sweeney said investigators narrowed in on White about two weeks ago, when they requested a warrant charging him with three counts of first-degree murder. "All of our evidence came in, and we felt it was enough to charge him," Sweeney said. An affidavit requesting the warrant is being reviewed by prosecutors. A judge must find probable cause before a warrant can be issued. Sweeney would not say what evidence led police to seek the warrant. But White's mother, Jo White, said she was told by a crew member with "America's Most Wanted" that police had DNA evidence linking her son to the murders. Jo White and her husband, Lar- ry White, donated blood to be matched with the DNA of semen found at the murder scene, Jo White said. Sweeney wouldn't comment on any blood evidence police might have against Alan White. He would say only that police have "forensic and circumstantial evidence" and believe Alan White is the one and only person responsible for the murders. Efforts now must be focused to finding him. "I'll feel a lot better when we catch Alan White and take him to trial," Krenowicz said. "I know the family will, too."

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