DEATH ROW — Junk cars went up in billows of black smoke Monday morning along a two-block stretch from the 500 to 700 block of Urban Drive. The cars were hauled there from Maupin's (News photo by Linda Shipley) Auto Salvage, 1901 West 4th, and are being burned by permission of the county fire department. Mountain or Molehill? Service Cutback at Med Center Seen and Heard Stephen Aich, eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Aich, 635 East 1st, has been released from the intensive care unit at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, The boy, a third-grader at St. Teresa's Grade School, is in "fair condition and is still very weak," reported his mother Monday morning. Stephen, who is suffering from sleeping sickness, was transferred to the center from Hutchinson on Sept. 20. Reciprocal Move North Viet POW Freed TOPEKA — An assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical School said Sunday that financial problems led to reduction of services at the center, but the center's hospital administrator says the cutbacks are "not unusual.'' Dr. Fritz Loren Taylor, assistant professor of anethesiology and legal affairs at the Med School, said Sunday several nurses have left the KU staff — one group en masse — and J that others may be leaving soon. As a result, Taylor said, an operating room in the hospital was closed down Thursday to all but emergency treatment or additional operations on inpatient cases. Taylor is preparing to take a leave of absence to become deputy executive director of the secretary's Committee on Medical Malpractice in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He says the situation at the center is so critical some doctors have urged the school shut down all its operations until financial conditions are improved. Hospital Administrator Russell H. Miller says Taylor's remarks are exaggerations. "There has been some temporary reductions in operating room schedules," he conceded, but adds "This is not particularly unusual ... it related to the critical shortage of nurses in the Kansas City area." He says there have been no emergency meetings, but adds that he has met twice in the past 10 days with Dr. Loren Humphrey, chairman of the department of surgery, to discuss problems. Humphrey has "expressed concern for what he calls an un- desireable curtailment of surgery," Miller says. Miller said the hospital is having trouble keeping enough staff for its intensive care units, but says the reason is actually because of an increase in surgery. He says the faculty has added some surgeons and has greater surgical capacity now than ever before. Taylor said other hospitals in the Kansas City area had upped their salaries before the wage price freeze, and nurses were leaving the Med Center to take the higher paying jobs. The Kansas Legislature froze state salaries at all colleges and universities at the 1971 session in an economy move. The fed- era freeze further restricted chances for added pay. Taylor says that in addition to the loss of nurses, those who are left on the job are complaining of long working hours and unfavorable working conditions. "The demand for care is increasing and the number of nurses is decreasing. This is a crisis. It's a real crisis," Taylo: said. Miller disagrees. "Our turnover is less the last six months than it probably has been for the last five years, the administrator said. Miller does say the financial situation of the school is such hat officials will ask for an in crease in the expenditure lid from its own earnings, but says the financial pinch is not as se vere as Taylor says. He doesn't feel that plans to establish a branch of the Med School at Wichita will have much of an effect on the center, But he said the Kansas City center does have "some very limited and inadequate facility we would like to have replac ed." Safeway Switches Ground Beef Labels Safeway Stores, the nation's'18 per cent in extra lean, and second largest grocery chain, announced Monday it had started labeling its ground beef by relative fat content instead of by cut. This labeling has been in effect at the Hutchinson Safeway Stores for a week but some of the other c 1 a i ms about the firm's ground beef don't hold true at the Hutchinson stores. Safeway has been selling, nationally, four grades of ground beef: "regular ground beef" at the lowest price per pound, and the increasingly expensive grades of "ground chuck,' "ground round," and "ground sirloin." The new labels, in the same order, are "regular," lean," "extra lean," and "super lean." The Hutchinson stores have been selling four different price ranges of ground beef. The Kansas City produced "holding pack ground beef," and locally produced, "ground beef," "ground chuck," and "ground round." "We eliminated the ground sirloin classification a while back because we would not have been able to prove that all the meat in that classification was sirloin," explained Merle Ingemanson, meat market manager at 4th and Severance. The Hutchinson Safeway Stores differ from the national Safeway in the actual controls on the amount of fat in the different grades of ground beef. Nationally, Safeway officials said Safeway would have approximately 25 per cent fat in the regular, 22 per cent in lean, j 15 per cent in super lean Safeway officials said they were able to keep tab on the content of the firm's ground meat because cutting and initial grinding is done only at a few meat distribution warehouses before individual stores do the final grinding. But this situation does not exist at the 4th and Severance store where everything but the "holding pack ground beef" is produced locally. "We would be able to get the cuttings from Kansas City but we generally have enough meat cuttings here to make our own ground beef," Ingemanson said. He said that the different grades of beef were produced "by sight" with additional lean beef added until the product looked the proper grade. "I think that you would find our grades well within tolerance, but to say that there is a scientific check on fat content wouldn't be the truth," he said. At the 27th and Main Safeway Store Keith McDowell said the same situation prevailed although that store does get some of the tested meat cuttings from Kansas City. Mental Health Falls from Vehicle Gilberta L. Santos, 17, 3412 Stutzman, was taken by ambulance to North Hospital Sunday night for injuries received when she fell from the front fender of a moving vehicle. She was released after treatment for head and shoulder injuries. The accident occurred in the parking lot of the Community Church of the Brethren, 1600 North Severance. Meet Opens Thursday An estimated 300 people will attend the annual meeting of the Kansas Association of Men tal Health at the Hilton Inn Thursday, Friday and Saturday. John Valusek, Wichita psychologist, Carl Hollander, Denver psychodramatist, and Gary Hill, nationally recognized penal reform leader from Lincoln, Neb., will be the speakers. The speakers will highlight the conference theme "Prevent Alienation: Identify Needs," according to Mrs. Harvey Fried, state president from Prairie Village. Another event of the meeting is a drug information demonstration by ventriloquist, Judy Ward and her dummy, Nicky. Miss Ward, from Wichita, has performed drug information demonstrations to thousands of students and members of community groups throughout central Kansas. Registration will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton. The program opener is a play "Fortune and Men's Eyes" which begins at 8:15 p.m. Thursday. The play depicts life in a penal institution. It will be performed by the Wichita Community Theatre under the direction of Mary Jane Teal!. During the meeting, committees of the association will participate in programs dealing with their special interests. These include childhood mental health and illness, social action, penal reform and chapter public relations. By HCC Student 'No Fuss' Wedding Service Is Offered Weddings which by-pass the usual fuss and pageantry are being offered in The News class ified ad section under a new special listing — wedding service. Back of the notice for weddings "by civil servant, rever ent, dignified, legal," is Samuel M. Brown, 713 14th Terrace, a student at Hutchinson Community College. Brown, 25, a native of Ashland, is the minister at Christ Church, a "non-denominational church" at 1103 East 7th. He said he received a bachelor of theology degree in a five-year program at the Midwestern School of Evangelism, Ottumwa, Iowa, and was ordained at Hamburg, Iowa. He is taking courses, mainly Plevna Youth Hurt in Crash A 19-year-old Plevna youth re mained in "satisfactory," condition at South Hospital Monday after a late Saturday night accident at K96 and Hendricks. Robert R. Zongker was injured in the crash just before midnight Saturday, when the car he was driving collided with a vehicle driven by Roy E. Borecky, Jr., 20, 615 West 5th. Borecky was eastbound on K96 and Zongker northbound on Hendricks at the time of the accident. Borecky, his 18-year-old wife Mary and their 1%-year-old son Mark were all treated and released at the hospital. A passenger in Zongker's car, Larry C. Reed, 1$, 1006 East 20th, was also treated and released. science, at HCC leading to a degree in educational psycho] ogy. He will use the training in his present work and eventually will be qualified to teach or counsel in public schools. He may commute to Wichita State University. "I'm not trying to be revolutionary," he said. "I just fee] the church or traditional setting may not be best for some people. I don't think the church background is essential." Brown said he would perform weddings in his home, a garden, a field, anywhere the couple decided. He also offers free marital counseling, "not from the church standpoint, more from the social standpoint." So far he has had no response, but says often there is no one at his house. His wife also is an HCC student. The couple has a 19-month old daughter. They were married in church in Louisiana. Charge Youth with Bike Violations A 9-year-old bicycle rider was charged with two traffic violations Sunday night after he was involved in an accident with a vehicle driven by Dick C. Roberts, 51, 1011 East 10th. Brian Kent Powers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Powers, 804 East 15th, was issued a summons for operating a bicycle with no license tags and changing direct course without safety. The boy received a bump to his forehead when his bike and the Roberts' vehicle collided in the 500' block of East 11th. He did not require hospital treatment. A Christmas tree growers seminar, sponsored by the Reno County Extension Council, will be held at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 20 at the Extension office in South Hutchinson. Speaker will be Hank Deutsch, district extension forester, who will cover planting, weed control, insect and disease control, shearing and marketing. The meeting is open to both the established grower and those who wish to start, said Gene Rutherford, Reno County agent. A district workshop on professional negotiations has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Central Junior High School by Kansas-National Education Association. It will be conducted by John Thurston of Wichita. About 40 to 50 teachers are expected, said Don Newell, Hutchinson Teachers Association president. Larry Knipe, Hutchinson city commissioner and owner of Austin's Inc., clothing store at 800 East 4th, is opening a second store at Lyons. Name of the new store, fittingly, is to be Austin's Other Place. Knipe said that a survey of Rice County shoppers at his Hutchinson store indicated they would like to have such a store more centrally located for them. • • • Mrs. Clair E. Keesling, 1401 East 3rd, wanted to grow something a little different in her garden this year, so she planted a row of sweet potatoes, harvest of one hill this weekend produced 13 sweet potatoes with the largest a robust 5Vs pounds "That one potato was worth a lot more than the 25 cents it cost to plant the entire crop' observed Mrs. Keesling. • • • A Mr. Salt Hawk "beauty' contest will be sponsored at the high school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Future Teachers Association of the high school. The contest for boys will include swimsuit competition and talent competition. Tickets will be 50 cents in advance or 75 cents at the door, said Kim Smith, in charge for the FTA. SAIGON (AP) - The United States and South Vietnam set a North Vietnamese lieutenant free in Cambodia today in a surprise move reciprocating for the release last week of an American sergeant. "We have no assurance whatever at present that this reciprocal gesture will lead to the release^ of additional American prisoners," a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy said. "That, however, is the goal toward which we are working." The POW who had been held by the South Vietnamese, was flown by helicopter into the Fish Hook area of Cambodia 100 miles northwest of Saigon. The U.S. Embassy said he was freed "in response to indications that the enemy would welcome such a release at a given time and place." This indicated that there had been advance communication with the North Vietnamese. The Americans said the POW was released in "an area under enemy control," the same general area where the Viet Cong released Staff Sgt. John C. Sexton Jr., 23, of Warren, Mich., last Friday. They said the American helicopter crewmen sighted no enemy when they landed the lieutenant and then took off. Sexton had been a Viet Cong prisoner for 26 months and was allowed to go free somewhere along the Cambodian border. He walked for eight hours to reach the South Vietnamese base camp at Loc Ninh, 70 miles north of Saigon. Sexton told American interrogators that the Viet Cong did not tell him why he was being freed and did not give him any messages to bring back. PTAs Plan Dinners Red China Possible U.S. Wheat Outlet Vandals smashed a window and overturned a soft drink dispenser at the Allen School, 403 West 10th, sometime Sunday or early Monday morning, police report. The only item missing was a basketball from an office. A piece of playground equipment, earlier believed to have been stolen; was found on the school grounds but approximately a half block from its original location. Police said entry apparently was gained by removing the hinge pins from a south door. • • • Casey Westell, director of ecology at Tenneco Corporation, will speak* on "Ecology in Industrial Waste" at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the public library. Tenneco is owner of the Packing Corporation of America. Westell's appearance is sponsored by the Hutchinson League of Women Voters. A question and answer session will follow the speech. Westell received his doctor of philosophy degree from Michigan University. By DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department said today there is a possibility of U.S. farmers selling wheat and cotton to Red China in the next few years if that country continues current trade patterns A major problem, the report said, is a similarity of farm crops produced by the United States and China. But China does not consistently produce enough for its own use and has to import some major items The report was issued by the Foreign Agricultural Service and was written by Steven Washenko, U.S. agricultural officer stationed in Hong Kong. Limited Imports "Although China's over all farm output is large, the portion available for sales abroad is usually small," Washenko said. "This means, in turn, that China can afford to import only limited quantities of foreign goods unless it is willing to have trade deficit." Premier Chou En Lai recently disclosed Red China's 1970 grain production was a record 240 million tons. Wash enko said U.S. analysts, however, believe Chou's estimate to be high and that Red China last year produced between 210 million and 220 million tons, possi bly still a record. Washenko said the success or failure of Red China's agricultural policy for expanding production can have a bearing on world farm trade, keeping in mind the following quali fications: "First, while China's poten tial appetite for Western goods is excellent, its present international trade is small. Total trade in 1970-exports plus imports-has been estimated at about $4 billion." That total trade compares with $7.8 billion worth of U.S. farm exports alone last year. "Second," Washenko said, both China and the United States are among the world's argest producers of temperate zone agricultural products, although China does import considerable quantities of wheat, cotton and wool. Page & The Hutchinson Newt Monday, Oct. 11,1171 ews Briefs Will Back Taiwan TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Ronald Reagan, serving as a special emissary of President Nixon, conferred with Chiang Kai-shek today and in a speech later said the United States will continue its support of Nationalist China's "full participation" in international affairs. Women Join Fight BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Women and children have joined the terror campaign against British troops in Northern Ireland, soldiers and a terrorist leader reported today as bombs exploded in Belfast. Javits in Appeal Three dinners are planned by PTA groups Tuesday. At Morgan a pot-luck dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. for parents and teachers and a demonstration of newest audiovisual educational aids will begin about 7 p.m. Members of the school board and Supt. of Schools Harland L. R. Paschal will be guests. School board member, Hank Deutsch, is vice president of the Morgan PTA. To Get Acquainted WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. A get-acquainted supper is Jacol) JavitSi R , N Y ^ nas tried planned at Grandview at 6:30 to remove reservations labor p.m. with a short business meet- ]eaders may have about phase ing afterward. 2 of President Nixon's econom The annual covered dish din- i c policy. One of the key ques ner for parents and teachers tions is believed to involve veto will be held at Wiley at 6:30 power by the Cost of Living p.m. Sgt. Bob Stone of the po- Council over decisions by the lice department will speak on p ay Board, on which labor reptile Block Mother program. ressntatives might serve, Other PTA progams Tuesday AFL-CIO President George evening are: Meany failed to endorse the Winans — The VFW will pre- program after Nixon announced sent an American flag to the it Thursday. Instead, he called school and Cub Scouts, Brownies a conference Tuesday of the ex- and Girl Scouts will present a ecutive board of his organiza- patriotic program, beginning at tion and the heads of the inde- 7:30 p.m. pendent United Auto Workers Graber — Teacher Recogni- and Teamsters unions to dis- tion Night wil begin at 7:30 p.m. cuss Phase 2. McCandless—Children, as well as parents and teachers, are invited to the safety program at 7:45 p.m. Lt. Bill Wilson of the police department will be the speaker. Keep Docks Closed? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dispute involvkig 11 workers may keep Los Angeles area docks closed down until Friday, despite a federal court order temporarily ending a strike of 15,000 West Coast Longshoremen. Soviets in Support Bureau members are expected ^^^a/h ^n S tn attend the SOth anniversary ( AP) ~ Da nwge has been esti- lan Church gymnasium. in this Kansas City suburb The dinner meeting j, original- Fifteen fam iiies were' left ly was scheduled at the Hilton. homeless and at M four State President Here ^ were sli ht , injured as Key speaker will be Farm result of the blaze, which re- Bureaus state president, Ray ^ f hours t bri Frisbie, Manhattan. Farm Bureau Moves Meet Nearly 400 Reno County Farm] Ider control. Among the special guests will be Mrs. Curtis Ramsey, reign- -ir n 'V II 1 ing state Farm Bureau queen -l«> families HomelCSS X mSg will also honor ZmZZ^ZLTr^** charter members of the local gSS^vTlSi Ttata! organization including Mrs. Har- ""J 1 *" "f™" * 0I ?LJ? S^f Haines, 2^ East 12th; John J. and t ^ u extend We,n f 'n ? , S 1 ^ M d A - F - W £' Soviet influence on Africa's ren, 6115 North Monroe accord- West Coast ing to Ken McNew, RFD 2, j chairman of the group. I Another Speaker Another speaker will be Debbie Griggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Griggs, 2122 West 17th, Griggs is Reno County Extension director. Debbie, a student at last year's citizen- Around . the< j ock supervision ship seminar, will speak on cit- in the ^ ue " shl P- ,, . . . County jail. The program will include a Sheriff charles H eidebrecht short Mm on the presiden sand Mk| two new employes and young leaders four-state trip. [ormer m „. time jailer Uwis The group will also elect four i QVirQ , ,„in „ m .i, »i -u :t.~ board members during the meeting. Reno Adds Two Jailers Jayne will work in three shifts. Jayne will work the 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift; Charles Grubbs, Partridge, the 3 p.m. to U p.m. shift; and NeU Mendenhall, 704 East 10th, the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift. Attica Guard Dies ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) The death of a wounded guard, who had been held hostage in last month's Attica prison riot, M endenhaU is a former South has raised the death toll to 43. Hutchinson reserve officer and Harrison W. Whalen 37, of is in the lexander died Saturday in course a t Hutchinson Commun- Strong Memorial Hospital Hy College, where he was admitted with Heidebrecht said he still is gunshot wounds Sept. 13, the looking for three men to handle day state troopers stormed the the shifts on Saturday and Sun- prison with rifles and shotguns day. The pay is $150. Grubbs and) to regain control of a rebel-held MendenhaU will receive 1400, section. • " Charlie Pride Once Brushed Off by Casey Stengel Struck Out at Baseball, But Not at Country and Western NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) "I remember when I used to pick cotton and listen to the Grand Ole Opry," Charley Pride said. "1 wasn't expecting this." The one-time Mississippi farmhand, one of the nation's few Negro country singers, was the only double winner Sunday night in the annual Country Music Association awards presentation. Pride, a native of Sledge, Miss., who turned to country music after an ill-starred fling at professional baseball, was named Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Oddly, the awards had their roots in a long bus ride Pride took in 1964 from Helena, Mont., to St. Petersburg, Fla. He had hopes of catching on with the New York Mets baseball team. When he reached St. Peters burg, he asked Mets General Manager George Weiss and Manager Casey Stengel for a tryout as a pitcher and outfielder. The two Mets officials huddled, Pride recalls, and he heard Stengel say: "We ain't runnin' no tryout camp." "I picked up my bats and headed to Nashville," Pride said. "I had been doing some singing in clubs in Montana and folks were always telling me I should go to Nashville and get in country music." His first recording came to the attention of Chet Atkins, a long-time country and Western music star, and Atkins signed Pride to an RCA contract. Since then, Pride has recorded such country hits as "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'" and "Is Anybody Goin' to San Anton?" Lynn Andewn, who recorded "Rose Garden," was Female Vocalist of the Year. The top duo was Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner while the Osborne Brothers were tthe Group of the Year. The Instrumental Group of the Year, for the third straight year, was Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass. Jerry Reed was Instrumentalist of the Year. Art Satherly, 80, Columbia Records pioneer who first worked in the recording business with Thomas A. Edison, was selected for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. and Jayne, as head jailer, will receive $450. The shift to around-tte* clock supervision was mad* in anticipation of the move te> the new city-county law enforcement center. The jail in the new center does not have living quarters for the jailer. Explorer Meet Set Members of Forestry Explorer Post 383 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Naval Reserve Building to elect new officers and plan the poet's program for the coming year.
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