The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 11, 1971 · Page 1
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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The Hutchinson News 100th Year No. 100 12 Pages Monday Evening, October 11.1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 Price 10c School Lunch Overhaul Set By DON KENDALL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nixon administration is working on a plan to overhaul entirely the complex and politically sensitive, school-lunch program, partly as an effort to muzzle a growing chorus wanting free meals for all pupils regardless of need. The project, still in the think- tank stage, was disclosed in an interview with Asst. Secretary of Agriculture Richard E. Lyng, who oversees the government's lunch, and other food programs. No Timetable Lyng said he has no timetable in mind but other sources in the Agriculture Department said the plan may be introduced early next year. The new plan is expected to include tougher controls over states and school districts to head off what the adminis tration sees as slipshod handling of school-lunch money. Officials say schools too often wind up paying meal tabs for richer children at the expense of the neediest. That has been the thrust of new rules proposed the past two months. On Aug. 13 the Agriculture Department announced a plan to guarantee a minimum federal reimbursement to the states of 35 cents for each free or reduced-price meal served, com- 1 pared with a national average last school year of about 42 cents. In the face of stiff opposition in Congress, the department last week backed down and announced the minimum will be 45 cents. As a condition, however, the money will be paid only for feeding children from families with incomes at or below federal poverty standards. An Example For example, children from a family of four with an income of $3,940 a year or less would qualify. Until -now, free or reduced-price meals had been made available to children as long as they were qualified under state poverty guidelines, in many cases higher than the federal levels. Some 7.3 million of the nation's 24 million children served by the school lunch program last year received free or reduced-price meals. The latter cannot cost a child more than 20 cents. The average expense of serving a lunch is about 53 cents. Orioles 11-0 In Seventh Docking Warns on Federal Controls Monday Total $75,780 UF Fair Shares Are Rolling in Reno County's United Fund drive is at the 28 per cent mark with $75,780 of the $269,696 goal being pledged when additional workers turned in their reports Monday morning. Returns at the beginning of the second week of the campaign now appear to be running about even with last year Jim Compton, executive secretary, said. The worker envelopes are producing about die same amount of dollars but the volume of envelopes is down. Compton said it is hoped that by Monday evening the bulk of the 1A and IB Pacesetter Division Envelopes will be in the United Fund office. Five additional 100% Fair Share Employe Groups reported the results of their campaigns over the weekend. Weather KANSAS — Fair tonight and little cooler east; lows 37 to 42 northeast to upper 40s southwest; increasing high cloudiness ' Tuesday and warmer with highs in the 80s. Hutchinson Weather Sunday's high 81 at 5 p.m.; overnight low 55 at 5 :45 a.m.; at 1 p.m. 72. Record high 90 in 1947; record low 22 in 1917. Winds: 10 m.p.h. Barometer: 30.10 steady. Sunset Monday: 7 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday: 7:37 a .m. They are: Colladay Hardware whose 24 employes each pledged one day's pay bringing their per capita gift to $25.40 and their firm gift up 2.5% per capita; Hutchinson Paper Company whose employe gift jumped 13% over last year; Mid-Plains Finance, where employes boosted their per capita gift to $23.58 and the firm per capita gift up by 48% over last year; J. C. Penney and King Food Host employes all pleged 100% fair share. The per capita gift from employes at Graber Furniture jumped to $18.57, their firm per capita gift is $31.59. Great American Life Ins. Co. em­ ployes, another fair share group has a firm per capita gift of $30.55. Employes of the City of Hutchinson contributed $2,956, Borton Inc. employes boosted their total gift by 34% and Kansas Power & Light employes boosted their per capita gift by 5.4%. Largest firm per capita gift turned in to the United Fund office, is the $81.25 per employe from Salt City Federal Savings & Loan. The Boyd Motor employe gift was increased by 16.6% over last year and Farmland Industries jumped its total gift by 20%. Other firms completing campaigns include Dwight Thomas Motor Inc., increase total em­ ploye gift by 5.8%, General Baking Co., Duckwalls (Northgate Shopping Center), and Roberts Printing and Stationery. Pirates First Palmer's first pitch was a strike. Belanger threw out Cash. Hebner walked on a 3-2 pitch. Clemente singled up the middle, Hebner stopping at second. Stargel I struck out. Powell threw out Oliver, Palmer covering. No runs, one hit, two lett. Orioles First Buford went out, Robertson to B. Johnson covering. Rettenmund filed to Stargell. Cash threw out Powell. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. Pirates Second Robertson walked on a 3-2 pitch. San- guillen looped a single to right, Robertson stopping at second. Hernandez filed to rettenmund, the runners holding. Johnson was called out on strikes. Cash lined to Rettenmund. No runs, one hit, no errors, two left Orioles Second F. Robinson drilled a single through the box. Hendricks walked on a 3-2 pitch. Klson began warming up for the Pirates. B. Robinson singled up the mid die, scoring F. Robinson, Hendricks stopping at. second. D. Johnson lined into a double play. Cash to Hernandez. Belanger lined at B. Johnson who threw his glove up to grab the ball. One run, two hits, no errors, on* left. Pirates Third Hebner grounded out, Powell unassisted. Clemente bounced a double off the right field wall for his fourth hit of the series. Stargell walked. Oliver filed to Buford, the runners holding. Robertson struck out. No runs, one hit, no errors, two left. Oriole* Third Palmer filed to Clemente. Buford fanned. Cash tossed out Rettenmund. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. Pirates Fourth Johnson threw out Sanguillen. Hernandez singled to center. B. Johnson struck out. Cash lined to Buford. No run, one hit, no errors, one left. Orioles Fourth Cash threw out Powell. F. Robinson bounced a single to left. It was his fourth hit of the Series. Hendricks was hit by a pitch. Klson began warming up again for the Pirates. B. Robinson walked on a 3-2 pitch, loading the bases. D. Johnson singled to left, scoring F. Robinson and Hendricks, B. Robinson stopping at second. That was all for B. Johnson. Kison was the new Pittsburgh pitcher. Belanger walked, loading the bases. Moose and Veale began warming up in the Pirate bullpen. Palmer walked on four straight pitches, B. Robinson scoring and the bases remaining loaded. Moose relieved Klson. Buford flied to Stargell and when D. Johnson tried to score after the catch, he was thrown out at the plate, Stargell to Sanguillen who held the ball despite being bowled over by the runner. Three runs, two hits, no errors, two left. RBI: D. Johnson 2, Palmer 1. Insurance Industry Told 'Get Involved' TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov Robert Docking urged representatives of the insurance industry today to involve themselves in government and in the area of politics instead of decrying legislation governing their business. In remarks prepared for a noon luncheon of the Kansas Association of Independent Insurance Agents here, the gover nor said, "We need your help and your active involvement." Docking warned the insurance men of "the threat of unnecessary and undesirable federal intervention," which he said "is becoming more and more difficult to combat not only in the field of insurance but other areas as well." Although he did not mention it by name, Docking apparently was alluding mainly to so- called no-fault automobile in­ surance, which is pending in Congress and which is being urged generally by the insurance industry. Asks For Study Docking has asked the state insurance department to study carefully no-fault insurance plans, and has urged that the legislature enact a law — if Kansas wants one — to beat federal dictation of no-fault insurance. The legal profession is generally on record opposing no-fault insurance. "We cannot criticize these efforts of the Congress," Docking said, "and we cannot escape the implications of increasing federal control if we, in our own spheres of influence, do not meet the problems of our own community. "That is why it is so important that you, as free-thinking and independent businessmen, Pirates Filth Hebner fanned. Clemente backed F. Robinson to the right field wall for his long fly. Stargell walked on a 3-2 pitch Oliver struck out. No runs, no hits, no errors, one left. Oriole* Fifth Rettenmund bounced a single to right, Powell lined a single to right, Retten­ mund stopping at second. Veale began warming up again irv the Pirate bullpen F. Robinson flied to Clemente near the right field line and Rettenmund took third after the catch. Hendricks lined a single to center, scoring Rettenmund and when Oliver let the ball get through him for an error, Powell also scored and Hendricks continued on to third. B. Robinson lined a single to center, scoring Hendricks. Johnson dropped a single to center, B. Robinson stopping at second. The parade to the mound continued Moose being relieved by Veale. Belanger walked on four pitches, loading the bases. Palmer walked, forcing in B Robinson, leaving the bases loaded. Miller began warming up for Pittsburgh. Buford forced Palmer, the ball glancing off Veale's leg to Cash who relayed to Hernandez for the force out, D. Johnson scoring on the fielder's choice and Belanger taking third. Rettenmund singled to right, scoring Belanger, Buford going to third. It was Rettenmund's second hit of the inning. Cash threw out Powell. Six runs, six hits, one error, two left. RBI: Hendricks, B. Robinson, Palmer, Buford and Rettenmund. All run* earned. Pirate* Sixth Robinson walked. Sanguillen fanned. Hernandez walked. Sands batted for Veale. Sands swung and missed a pitch and his bat flew into the stands near 1h* Pirate dugout about eight rows up. No one was hurt. Sands struck out. Cash rolled out. Powell to Palmer who covered. No runs .no hits, no errors, two left. Orioles Sixth Miller was the new Pirate pitcher. F. Robinson singled to center for Ms third hit of the game. Blair ran for F. Robinson. Hendricks bounced a singlt to left, Blair racing to third. B. Robinson singled through the box, scoring Blair with Hendricks stopping at second. Johnson took a called third strike. Belanger forced B. Robinson, Cash unassisted, Hendricks going to third. Palmer was retired by Robertson unassisted. One run, three hits, no errors, two left. RBI: B. Robinson. Says He Took Bike As Prank become involved in the affairs of government at all levels. Our cities and towns, our counties and townships, our schools, our hospitals and the many other government or quasi-governmental agencies in this state, as well as your state government itself need your help." Some View With Alarm Docking said the Kansas insurance industry has been progressive, but noted, "there are some insurance businessmen who tend to wring their hands and view with alarm the programs developed by government to meet the insurance needs of our society. They criticize government — not only federal, but state, city and unty .as, well, — fpjr. failing their constituents. '...Too often, the insurance industry has only talked about its interest in preserving the free enterprise concept of its business without putting forth sufficient effort to do something about it." A Hutchinson man charged with stealing a boy's bicycle testified in district court Monday he took the bike as a prank, thinking it belonged to a friend. Steve Evans, 22, 1216 North Monroe, said he didn't know the bike belonged to someone else until he saw his friend pedal ing on Main Street some time later. Trial for Evans opened at mid-morning before Judge William Gossage. Five women and seven men will decide the case. Evans is accused of stealing 27-inch bicycle belonging to Timothy Costello, 13, 210 West 19th, on June 29 from a parking lot at the Safeway store, 27th and Main. The bike was taken while young Costello was inside the store purchasing a "Mad" magazine. One person in the store testified he saw Evans take the bike. R. B. Gangwere, police juvenile officer, told jurors he found the bike, a bright yellow, 10 -speed model, in the bedroom of the Evans residence after obtaining a search warrant. He said the bike was chained to a bed rail. In opening statement, defense attorney Abe Weinlood said evidence will show that Evans took the bike in retaliation for a prank played on him by the friend a month earlier. On that occasion, the friend spotted Evans' car parked downtown and moved it to another location on the block. Weinlood said evidence will show that Evans didn't notify police immediately of the error, because he panicked after discovering the mistake. "For this piece of foolishness, this man is charged with a felony," he told jurors. The case was expected to go to the jury during the afternoon. Plea For No-Fault The insurance men earlier heard a plea from an official of the American Insurance Association to get Kansas to adopt some form of no-fault auto insurance. In remarks prepared for delivery at the Kansas Association of Independent Insurance Agents convention here, Frank G. Tucker, the AIA's southwest | regional manager for govern mental affairs, said people "are not adequately compensated following serious auto accidents" under the present system. He said a no-fault auto insurance system "would provide certainty and equity of payment, promptness in settlement and a greater cost-benefit level for the policyholder." Tucker called the present civil lawsuit system "unduly expensive and inequitable," and said "with rare exception, the removal of the fault concept would actually permit all se riously injured persons to collect their economic losses, and would more adequately com pensate these persons through a policy contract without dollar limits." File $19,000 In Claims Against City Damage claims against the city totaling more than $19,000 will be considered by city commissioners at their meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Convention Hall. The largest single claim was filed by Estelle Susan Brown 329 East 6th, who alleges that the condition of a concrete gut ter caused her to fall and break an akle and kneecap. She seeking $16,637 for medical expenses, compensation for pain suffering and permanent disability. Ran Into Trench A local man who was injured last spring when his motorcycle ran into a trench in the 200 block of East 4th, is seeking $2,500. Jerry McGonigle, 1215 East 8th; claims that" there were no flares around the trench to warn motorists of the hazard. City Attorney John Robinson has recommended that commissioners deny both claims which were given preliminary consideration at commission meetings last month. NOSIEST AND TALLEST — The Doberman pinscher, above, which hangs out at Plaza Three Apartments, 5th and Adams, has a habit of being nosey, mostly because a small porthole in a tall fence offers his only view of the outside world. While News Photographer Jim Morris was photographing him, he heard a commotion behind him and turned around to see what appeared to be the world's tallest dog. Actually the German shepherd was standing on its doghouse. The two canines, next door neighbors, can see each other. Asks Medical Pay Harold D. Kroeker, Buhler, is asking the city to pay his six- year-old son's medical expenses of $37. Kroeker says that his son was cut on the leg last August while he was playing on a sliding board at Fairgrounds Park. He alleges that the accident was caused by "improper maintenance of playground equipment." This claim will be referred to the city manager for report and recommendation. Heard Noise, Wall Fell In Fire Causes Major Damage to Rural Home The Frank Spillman family probably lost $1,500 or more in a fire that damaged a house 5Vi miles north of 30th on Plum. Capt. Joe Reboul, of the Reno County Fire Department, said the fire was caused by an overheated furnace. Reboul said the blower on the furnace failed to function when the furnace came on. Spillman, his wife Virginia, and their two chidren were in Hutchinson when the fire started. It was reported to the Reno County fire department at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, and a department spokesman said the fire "had a real good start," by the time firemen arrived. Firemen managed to contain the blaze to the furnace room and a large living room area, but heavy smoke and water damage was present throughout the eight room stone house. Firemen stayed on the scene for nearly three hours. ~ According to the owner, C. W. Leighnor, 1721 East 30th, the house was originally constructed for use as a radio station. Ceiling Insulation Leighnor credits the quality of construction and the five inch thick insulation in the ceiling with keeping the fire from gutting the entire structure. Spillman, an employe of Krause Plow, moved into the house only three months ago. The family left the home at noon to go into town, and first learned of the fire after being paged to answer a telephone call in a local discount store. The Spillmans salvaged most of their clothing and some furniture. But fire and smoke damage took its toll and left charred and damaged ruins of many of their possessions. Spillman said the family would spend the night with his parents in Hutchinson, while he cleaned the ruins. Leighnor had no estimate of damage to the building, but said it was not insured. MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) "We heard a noise in the pipes about five minutes earlier," said Diane Slaughter, then "the wall above us fell in." Tons of debris showered down on 14-year-old Diane, her 10 classmates and a teacher in a Sunday school classroom be neath the boiler room of First Baptist Church. The explosion of the boiler claimed five lives Sunday—four teen-agers, and Diane's teacher, 30-year-old Michael Murphy, married and the father of one child. Fourteen of the 140 persons in the Sunday school wing of the church were injured. The dead included Rick* Morris, Gary Holley and Carol Joy, all ninth graders, and Heather Dawson, a high school sophomore. The explosion came less than half an hour after services had ended in the main church building. A few persons remained there, listening to organ music, and religious classes were in progress on all three floors of the Sunday school wing of the church. Diane's class was in a basement room, directly beneath the street -level boiler room of the 152-year-old church in downtown Marietta. The classroom wing was constructed 13 years ago. KSU Homecoming Queen Revealed MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) A Kansas State University senior coed from Fredonia, Patricia Papon, 20, has been elected KSU homecoming queen. Her identity was revealed this noon in a special ceremony on the steps of Seaton Hall on campus. Intercepted Letter DANNY MURTAUGH Pittsburgh Manager Baltimore Dear Dan, Now the Pirates know what it's like to walk the plank. Yours, Hutch

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