Dodge City Girl Champion Twirler Conquers Illness I am convinced that all this talk about wives leaving their husbands over Sunday afternoon TV football is a 1 o t of bunk. My bride seldom objects to the five hours of TV gridiron clashes I watch—as a matter of fact each Sunday she resolutely seats herself to watch along with me. But the truth is she generally thinks of something important that she has to do after about .10 minutes of watching, indicating that her heart really isn't in the watching. fly BUI Sidlinger And her standard question, "who are we for" tells the tale that football isn't her favorite sport because she always knows who she is for In baseball — the San Francisco Giants. Of this there is never any question, and this was a sad week at our household when we mourned along with Willie McCovey, that giant among men, and Willie Mays, that giant among Giants. And, of course, I was off to Colonel Sanders. You couldn't expect a woman to cook under those trying circumstances. But we have a feeling that It won Id not be so at the household of M r s. Gertrude Bright, Nickerson. When a Lions Club member came to her house selling candy a week ago Mrs. Bright told him he would have to wait, she was listening to the KU- Minnesota game and KU was about to score. According to reports Mrs. Bright keeps track of all the scores and never has to ask "who are we for." Mrs. Bright, bless her, will be 89 in November. Congratulations to Rice County citizens and, more especially, the Rice County Centennial Committee. Not to be out done by the Russell Centennial, which showed a profit, the Rice County committee has redeemed all stock in the centennial turned back for redemption. And, after the face value redemption on the $6,000 worth of the stock turned back out of the $8,600 of stock sold, the Rice County Historical Society will find itself about $1,800 richer. The Society was advertised as the recipient of any surplus funds at the time of the stock sale. If the new Old Farmers Almanac is correct this winter in Kansas will be a m i t e on the chilly side, with the average temperature 33.2 degrees, almost one degree below normal. But the good side of the prediction is precipitation of 9.1 inches, 1.3 inches above normal, with 22 inches of snow during the winter. The almanac also predicts eight inches more precipitation than the normal 27.6 inches during the year of 1972. This is offered just in case you haven't made up your mind about your planting plans. Or whether to buy a new overcoat. And to make the winter seem a little shorter, according to the O. F. Almanac, you can plant brussel sprouts and broccoli on March 7, less than five months from now. Southwest Kansas youngsters develop community pride and c'vic responsibilities long before m^sit, adults give them credit— as illustrated by the Morion County 4 -H horsemanship club last Sunday. The 4-H group put on a Sho- deo with help from the local C of C and the Elkhart Lions Club. When the pole bending, barrel racing, hoop spearing, and so forth was finished the 4-H club was $225 richer. Did the members decide to us° the money for a trip, or awrds, or for a big partv? Not In Morton County. A check for the 225 was given the Trj-State ; , Area Chamber of CommerceMd be used exclusively in a search for an addltion$al doctor lor Elkhart. Apparently the Heart of 4-H looms large there. By EVELYN STEIMEL DODGE CITY — Seven years ago Gina Maser, 13, was given slight chance for survival, due to a kidney disorder. Three years ago she earned the title of Miss Junior Majorette of Kansas, a title she still maintains. In all, she has won 356 trophies for her skill with the baton in less than four years of competition. When she was six, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Maser learned that their only daughter was suffering from a kidney disorder that required surgery if she was to live to maturity. Gina' survived the surgery and was sent home, "a perfect child" after three and one-half months in Denver's Children's Hospital. The experience in the hospital, her mother thinks, helped Gina reach a certain maturity and helped develop her character, for the mother was allowed to visit only certain hours, and the children in the wards enter- County Officials Meet SYRACUSE - Officials from 19 Southwest Kansas counties will meet in Syracuse Tuesday for the Southwest Kansas County Officials Association fall meeting. Approximately 250 are expected to attend. Attorney General Vern Miller will speak to the group on the philosophy of law enforcement and Fred Allen, Topeka, will outline legislation affecting counties. Allen is county research director for the Kansas League of Municipalities. Elmer L. Taylor, chairman of the Hamilton County Commission will be master of ceremonies and the group will be welcomed by Syracuse Mayor A D. Cauthon. The general assembly will open at 9:30 a .m. at the United Methodist Church. Counties in the association are: Clark, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Scott. Seward, Stanton, Stevens and Wichita. Aged Move Into New Residence MOUNDRIDGE - Northridge Manor, the city's public housing for the aged, is nearly complete and some units already occupied. The manor, is an $855,783 project, constructed with federal funds. Construction was begun Dec. 29, 1970, with Harter Construction Co., Derby, as the prime contractor. Twenty one and two bedroom duplex units have been completed. All have the same floor plan, and consist of bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and bam. AH are carpeted, and have central air conditioning, refrigerators, ranges, garbage disposals, and drapes. Tenants must provide the rest of the furniture. Exteriors are of brick veneer. In addition^to the apartments, there is a community building, maintenance room, laundry room, outdoor picnic shelter and horseshoe and shufflebaard courts. Public Hearing on Groundwater Act ULYSSES — The Southwest Kansas Irrigation Association will hold a hearing Thursday, at 8 p.m. at Kepley Auditorium here to discuss proposed revisions to the Kansas Groundwater Management Act. Controls on the use of underground water resources appear forthcoming as concern grows over the depletion of underground water in certain ar^as of western Kansas. The Southwest Kansas Irrigation Association feels that such controls should be kept local with local water users estabUshing and administering their own controls. tained each other and helped each other recuperate. "I still remember learning to walk all over again," recalls Gina. "She is a child who works well under pressure," remarked Mrs. Maser, as she opened the door of the "Trophy Room," where 356 monuments to her skill glistened in rows on the shelves and covered most of Jhe floor space. Just recently Gina and her mother started to mark each trophy with dates and places, for they have trouble remembering just when each was won. High Point Girl The most recent awards were gleaned last month at Laraimie, Wyo., where the Dodge City - miss was high point girl of the event with seven trophies in best appearance, strutting, military, and flag, solo and hoop, and a third place in "basic." She will attend two meets this month, two more in November and the state meet in December. At present she holds the titles of Miss Majorette of the South; Southern Strutting Champion; Rocket City Majorette; Kansas State twirling winner for junior division, as well as the state title for Junior Miss Majorette. Gina, who competes in the 11 to 15 year-old-junior division, is listed in "Who's Who in Twirling," and has been for the past three years. She will attend the St. Paul, Minn., Winter Carnival, a high point in her career, as representative of the state in her division, and will compete in solo twirling. Last summer she placed seventh in national competition for **Miss Junior Marjorette of America," at Notre Dame University. "Everyday in the world," Gina practices for an hour on the patio or a school gym before she goes to play, to study, or to visit friends. She has been twirling for the past four years with the same instructor, Barbara Snook, with whom she started in a city summer recreation program. "Sure I am nervous for the big events," says Gina, although Mrs. Maser surpasses her daughter in stage fright. "I never watch her compete," confessed her mother whose creative needlework and design of the velvet, satin, and se- quincd costumes and formal gowns add a special dimension to Gina's stage presence. "Everyday I ask her," reports Mrs. Maser who worried about. Gina trying too hard, being under too much pressure for her age, "Do you ever think about quitting?' and Gina says, 'No!'" Mother Worries Her brothers (she has four older brothers who range in age from mid-thirty to eighteen) says, "As long as har heart is in it, let her continue." "But when I see other children playing, while Gina practices, I worry, even though Gina assures me that-practice is her 'play,' " said Mrs. Maser. Mrs. Maser also explained that one of the important accomplishments for Gina is the fact that she was named feature twirler for the Junior High "B" band. Halstead Resident Enjoys His Dog Training Hobby HALSTEAD — Jerry Ewy doesn't believe you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Ewy, 24, is a Halstead native, former Hutchinson High School biology teacher and a dog trainer on a strictly hobby basis. But he has trained about 20 hunting dogs in- the past seven or eight years, besides working with non-hunting varieties. His technique for training young dogs is similar to that of most professional trainers, although he starts them at a younger age. For older dogs he sometimes relies on a single but somewhat expensive technique. Ewy has an electronic trainer—a collar with a small box with the capability of shocking a dog, and a control box for the owner. When a dog misbehaves, for example a hunting dog chasing rabbits, the owner can give the dog a shock despite t h e distance between them. "You don't want to use this unless the dog knows what, he is being punished for," Ewy explains, but adds that is advantage to the electronic trainer. "By the time a dog returns from chasing the rabbit he's forgotten what you're punishing him for," Ewy explains, but with the shocking device (which doesn't injure the dog) the punishment can be meted out when the infraction occurs. Ewy says he only uses the device on older dogs that have already picked up bad habits. "If you start (training) them early enough they don't pick up, the (bad) habits," Ewy explains, noting that he likes to begin training bird dogs at the age of seven weeks. He has three English point ers of his own and also some coon hunting dogs. He and his younger brother Ken, now a junior in veterinary medicine at K-State, started training dogs when Jerry was a junior in high school. Their first dog was a German shorthair from whom Ewy "learned training wasn't an easy job." But Ewy says training a dog is similar to teaching school: "You've got to use common sense and provide the best environment for learning." He will probably return to teaching and continue training dogs as a hobby after he completes his military service. He gave up his teaching job, because he is scheduled to enter the Air Force in December. But for dog owners seeking to follow his techniques in teaching old dogs new tricks, there is only one shortcoming —the electronic trainer costs nearly $175. "She wants her friends to like her for herself," she said in relating how the Trophy Room came to be built in the basement near the family playroom. "Her Dad and 1 were so proud, we just kept stacking them (trophies) up in her room. Then one day Gina said she didn't like her room, and wanted to move out. It took a little while, but we finally learned that it embarrassed her to bring her friends into her room with all the awards on display." Gina, who says she wants to be a cosmetologist when she grows up, said she has only one goal before retirement from the twirling scene. "I would like to be Miss Junior Majorette of America," she observed. Then upon thinking it over, she added: "But. if I am still only 14, I may want to try for the senior division. . . If my spirits are still up. Then I'd like to twirl for the Senior High school band," she admitted. Reject Union Rid LIBERAL—Employes of Liberal's National Beef Packing Company have rejected an AFL-CIO bid to represent them. In an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, the employes voted 23185 not to be represented by the AFL-CIO Butchers Workmen Union of North America. CHAMPION (-inn Maser Hutchinson News Sunday, October 10, 1971 Page 27 Festival Area Newsmakers Begins Oct 14 LINDSBORG - Svensk Hyl- Iningsfest, the three-day celebration when Lindsborg goes "all Swedish," is almost here. Approximately 20,000 people are expected to attend the festival Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Svensk Hyllningsfest is held every odd-numbered year as a tribute to the Swedish pioneers who founded Lindsborg in 1869. The festival was first held 30 years ago at the instigation of Dr. William Holwerda. Special guests this year are Lams Lonnback, Washington, DC. press attache for the Swedish Embassy in Washington, and Mrs. Lonnback, and winners of television 's Dating Game, Steve Heape and Debra Bogenreif. Lindsborg is familiarly known as "Little Sweden, U.S.A.," and Lindsborg 's residents will wear authentic Swedish costumes for festival events. There will be folk dancing, musical entertainment, a r t exhibits, crowning of the festival queen, Mrs. Edla Swanson, 77, parades, concerts, and the Bethany College Homecoming football game. The scene throughout Lindsborg during the festival will be a far cry from the Lindsborg of 1869. The town was founded by Pastor Olof Olsson, a Swedish-born Lutheran pastor and a group of Swedish Immigrants. With the founding of Bethany College in 1881, a cultural oasis on the Kansas plains began to grow, and today the community is renowned for its culture and the preservation of the Swedish culture. Mike Kimball, Dighton, county attorney of Lane County, will move to Ulysses where he will , form a law office partnership with Gary Hathaway. George Davis, M.D., formerly of Antinito, Colo., has moved- to Ellsworth where he will begin his practice of medicine at the clinic there this week. Larry G. Henry, Cheyenne County Extension agricultural agent and formerly Greely County agent, will become the Finney County Extension agricultural agent in November. Leon II. Mahoaey, formerly with Western Savings Association, Pratt, and Air Capitol Savings, Wichita, is a new vice- president at The Peoples Bank, Pratt. Chester Bldleman, Kinsley, has been re-elected chairman of the SouthVest Kansas Library System board of directors. Open House JERRY EWY uses electronic trainer for dogs. MOUNDRIDGE - The public is invited to an open house at the new Church of God in Christ Mennonite here Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The new building provides a central place for all the operations of the church. These in- cl'ide the church board, General Mission Board, Central District Mission Board, Christian Foreign Welfare and Civilian Public Service. Formerly these or- ganiztions were operated from the homes of church members or from churches. Lend Horse To State Museum ANTHONY - This city's white paper-mache hoi4R, a favorite of Anthony children for more than 70 years, has gone to Topeka. The horse has been donated to the State Historical Museum, Topeka, by the Fox family. The horse was originally used by Fox and Sons for fitting and modeling harness. Ed Fox used the horse when he continued the harness business until his retirement in 1947, when he moved the horse to a shop at his home. The horse's mane and tail are made of horsehair. The saddle was first sold by Fox and Sons to P. G. Watson, an early president of the First National Bank of Anthony. It was then sold to a man who made the Cherokee Strip run In 1893. It was later purchased by Jud Fox and has remained in the family since. The bridle, en- tirelv hand stitched, was made by Ed Fox. The horse and its equipment will be on loan to the state museum for ten years. If a historical museum is established In Anthony, the white horse will be returned. Dan Swagcrty, Topeka, is now maintaining a law office at Jet* more. Bernle Llmones has been named to serve on the Lyons Housing Authority. Floyd Higgens, appointed to the office by Gov. Robert Docking, lias been sworn in as sheriff of Greeley County. Rev. A. C. Cook has been elected president of the St. John Ministerial Association. Mrs. Irene Stafford, Ulysses, headed up activities of the VFW Auxiliary Sixth District convention at Russell this weekend. Mrs. Earl Hayes, Zenith, has been named president of the Stafford County Mental Health Association. New Boss at Lewis Press LEWIS — The Lewis Press, Inc., has been sold by Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schnoebelen to Mike Schnoebelen. The Lewis Press has been In the Schnoebelen family since it was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Schnoebelen in 1946. Their son, Nick, became publisher at the 'age of 18, and, after 14 years, has transferred the du- tias to his younger brother, Mike. Mike received his degree in Printing Technology from Kansas state College, Pittsburg, la July. Wilson Couple Buy Two Newspapers WILSON - Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Robinson, owners of Wilson World, have purchased the Holyrood Gazette and Bushton News from John Russmann and Leonard Sekavec, Holyrood. The papers will be printed si the Wilson plant, but an offloe will be maintained In Koiyrood. Sekavec will continue as editor of the two papers. Awarded Contract McPHERSON - James E. Markle and Associates has been given a $215,000 construction contract to build new bachelor officers quarters at Ft. Riley, according to an announcement by U.S. Rep. William Roy, r> Kan., at Topeka.
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