The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 11, 1971 · Page 37
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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i 5 1 The Hutchinson News 100th Year No. 100 12 Pages Monday Morning, October 11,1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 B Price lOc University of Kansas Trouble at Med Center? 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.' 1 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 may be leaving that others soon. As a result, Taylor said, an operating room In the hospital was closed down Thursday to Agnew Goes to Turkey WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Spiro T. Agnew left Sunday for Ankara, Turkey, beginning a 13-day journey that will take him also to Iran, for the 2,500th anniversary of the monarchy, and to his father's native Persian Greece, land. Agnew took off from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., aboard a presidential jet, with his wife, seven aides, four State Department assistants, and a sheaf of loose-leaf briefing books on the governments and the officials he will visit. He is to land in Ankara at mid-morning Monday. Cool Reception On his two-day visit to Ankara he is likely to^be greeted correctly but cooly by the gov ernment. The Turkish Foreign Ministry has noted that Agnew is visiting "at his own request." There is a suspicion in Ankara that the visit is on Agnew's itinerary only because he wants to go to Greece, and couldn't bypass Turkey without risking complaints about favoritism. Turkey and Greece are allied in NATO, but they are uneasy partners. The alliance is listec as a chief topic for Agnew's conversations in both Ankara and Athens. Agnew's visit to Turkey also could be affected by a potential crisis in the government of Prime Minister Nihat Erim with whom the vice president is to confer late Monday. all but emergency treatment or additional operations on inpatient cases. Taylor is preparing to take a eave of absence to become dep- ty executive director of the ecretary's Committee on Medial Malpractice in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He says the situation at the enter is so critical some doc- ors have urged the school shut ":ovvn all its operations until fin- ncial conditions are improved. Hospital Administrator Rusell H. Miller says Taylor's remarks are exaggerations. "There has been some temp- rary reductions in operating oom schedules," he conceded, ut adds "This is not particu- arly unusual ... it related to he critical shortage of nurses the Kansas City area." No Emergency Meeting He says there have been no mergency meetings, but adds hat he has met twice in the >ast 10 days with Dr. Loren Humphrey, chairman of the department of surgery, to discuss >roblems. 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, Ut says the reason is actually jecause of an increase in surgery. He says the faculty has added lome surgeon's and has greater iurgical 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. Plevna Youth Hurt in Crash A 19-year-old Plevna youth remained in "satisfactory," condition at South Hospital Sunday night after a late Saturday night accident at K96 and Hendricks Robert R. Zongker was in jured in the crash just before midnight Saturday, when the car he was driving collided with a vehicle driven by Roy E. Bor ecky, Jr., 20, 615 West 5th. Borecky was eastbound on K96 and Zongker northbound on Hendricks at the time of th accident. Borecky, his 18-year-old wife Mary and their IVa-year-old son Mark were all treated and released at the hospital. A passenger in-Zongker's car, Larry C. Reed, 18, 1006 East 20th, was also treated and released. Weather KANSAS -> Fair through . Tuesday; little cooler west and and north Monday with highs middle 70s over the ' state, little cooler northwest Monday night with lows 30s northwest to middle 40s southeast, little warmer Tuesday with highs 75 to 80. Hutchinson Weather Sunday's high 81 from 4:04 p.m. to 6:09 p.m.; low 41 from 6:57 a.m. to 8:11 a.m.; at 10 p;m. 68. Record high 97 in 1928; record low 27 in 1906. Winds: Calm. Barometer: 28.57, falling. Sunset Monday: 7:00 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday: 7:37 a.m. Kansas Legislature froze :tate salaries at all colleges and universities at the 1971 session n an economy move. The fed- era freeze further restricted chances for added pay. Taylor says that in addition a the loss of nurses, those who are left on the job are complain- ng 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," Taylor said. .Miller disagrees. "Our turnover is less the las 1 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 that officials will ask for an increase in the expenditure lie from its own earnings, but says the financial pinch is not as severe as Taylor says. He doesn't feel that plans to establish a branch of the Mec School at Wichita will have much of an effect on the center But he said the Kansas City center does have "some verj limited and inadequate facility we would like to have replac ed." Welfare Battle Looms WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon's tax-cut bill could become entangled in a Senate Finance Committee struggle over his welfare-reform program, and he is moving to head off any such impasse. Any such intracommittee fight could mean a long delay in Senate action on the House-passed $15.4-billion tax-reduction measure, something which could be a severe blow to Nixon's overall economic program. He told the committee chairman, Sen. Russell B. Long, D- La., while still supporting the administration welfare proposal strongly, he does not want it tied to the tax legislation. Nixon said that, if the tax cut is to have the beneficial effects on the economy that he expects, it should be enacted into Five Killed in Church Blast MARIETTA, Ohio (AP)-An explosion triggered by a faulty boiler ripped through the Sunday school wing of a Baptist church Sunday, killing four teen-aged pupils and a Bible teacher. Authorities said 11 other persons were injured in the blast which let go just minutes before some 140 young people were due to be released from the weekly instructions. Six of the injured were hospitalizd, one in serious condition. "We were listening to music, hen, all of a sudden, we heard an explosion ... a window caved in AFTER FIRE — C. W. Leighnor, seated, and Frank Spillman, back to camera, discuss fire in living room of Spillman home which received heavy damage in fire Sunday. Spillman rents the house from Leighnor. Fire Causes Major Damage to Rural Home A rural Hiitchinspn family lost many personal belongings Sunday afternoon when a fire caused major damage to a house 5% miles north of 30th on Plum. Franklin Spillman said his family probably lost $1,500 or more," in the fire that was thought to have been caused by a faulty gas furnace. Spillman, his wife Virginia, nd their two chidren were in Hutchinson when the fire start- d. Battle Looms Over Campaign Bills WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House committees have laid the groundwork for a potential partisan battle over two bills to limit campaign spending by national candidates. And one Republican says President Nixon might veto any legislation that puts a ceiling on campaign spending. Number of Voters One of the bills would'tie a spending limit to, the number of voters in a geographical area and the other would bind it to the total population. Both bills would apply to elections,, primaries and prenomination campaigns. Adding to the complications, both bills differ from an omnibus measure passed by the Senate. JERRY TOMPKINS, 612 16th Terrace, sights-in his rifle at the Central Kansas Gun Club Range Sunday, in preparation for the hunting season. The House Rules Committee las to clear either bill before it can get to a vote and that committee has set an Oct. 1 dead- ine for anything but emerged cy legislation. But Speaker Carl Albert of Oklahoma might be able to get that deadline changed and hook the two bills ;ogether for simultaneous consideration by the House. The main opposition and the veto warning have come from ;he top GOP member of the Commerce Committee. Believes Nixon Would Veto Rep. Willia L. Springer of Rhode Island says he believes ;he President would veto legislation that puts a ceiling on campaign spending and contributions without rigid procedures for public disclosure of where the money came from and how it was spent. "Our bill is so full of loopholes that you could drive a truck said. The through it," Springer Commerce bill would limit spending to 10 cents for each voter in the geographica area of the election. This could run as high as $1^ million- in a nationwide cam paign. Equal time would have to be provided by broadcasters to candidates for Congress if time were sold to an opponent. Th< cost'would be the lowest uni charge for comparable time in the same period. The equal-time requiremen would not apply to candidates for president and vice-presi dent. Newspapers; and magazine would be required to provid< space for any candidate re questing it if an opponent wa sold space. The charge woul be the prevailing rate fo "comparable use of such spac< for other purposes." All campaign spending unde the Administration Committe bill would be limited to si: cents for each person living i: the election area. 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 he time firemen arrived. Firemen managed to contain e blaze to the furnace room nd a large living room area, ut heavy smoke and water amage was present throughout lie eight room stone house. remen stayed on the scene for icarly three hours. According to the owner, C. W. jeighnor, 1721 East 30th, the house was originally construct- id for use as a radio station. Ceiling Insulation Leighnor credits the quality >f construction and the five inch hick insulation in the ceiling with keeping the fire from gut- ing the entire structure. Spillman, an employe of trause Plow, moved into the house only three months ago. The family left the home at noon to go into town, and first earned of the fire after being >aged to answer a telephone call in a local discount store. By 6:30 p.m. Sunday the Stillman's had salvaged most of their clothing and some furniture and were moving it away from the fire scene. But fire and smoke damage bad taken 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. Four Die; 32 Hurt in Bus Crash MARSHFIELD, Mo. (AP) At least four persons were killed and 32 others were reported injured Sunday when a Greyhound bus collided with a station wagon which backec onto Interstate 44 without lights, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. The accident occurred about eight miles east of Marshfield at 2 a.m. as the bus was en route from St. Louis to Los Angeles. Two bus passengers died en route to area hospitals, and an occupant^of the station wagon also was killed. All of the other 32 persons on the bus were injured, several critically. A second occupant of the station wagon was injured. The identify of one bus passenger who died was not learned immediately, and officers were sifting through personal effects to try and determine the identify. Also killed were bus passen ger Sally Heichel, 11, of Lucas Ohio, and Pauline Garrett, 58 of Marshfield, who was in the station wagon. then we saw smoke and children running into the parking lot," said a woman at- ending services in the main section of the First Baptist ihurch. Search Discontinued Firemen went to the explosion site to sift through the •uins for additional victims. That search was discontinued by mid-afternoon. City officials said the main section of the church was only slightly damaged by the blast. The dead, all from Marietta were identified as Ricky Mor ris, Gary Holly and Carol Joy all ninth graders; Heathei Dawson, a high school soph omore; and Michael Murphy 30, a Sunday school teacher Murphy was married and hat one child. Brush Fire Dies Down SANTA BARBARA, Calif (AP) — A large, four-day-olc brushfire advanced steadil eastward on a three-mile fron Sunday as fire fighters worked to strengthen a fire break ahead of it. The fire's southern progress toward the coastal town of Car pinteria, was halted early Sun day by moist cool coastal air flat terrain and citrus groves fire officials said. Driven by strong winds dring the night, the fire had jumpe< a fire break and raced towar< the town of 7,200 and prepara tions were made for possibl evacuation. However, afte burning 'about two miles th fire reached low-lying agricul tural land and died down, abou a half mile from the outskirt of the town. aw by early November if at all ossible. Opportunity for Maneuvers But the opposing sides in the elfare battle both look on the ax bill as an opportunity for maneuvers to aid their cause. Sen. Abraham A. Ribicoff, D- Conn., chief supporter of the velfare plan in the Finance anel, said he now is convinced he Committee majority is not oing to act on the proposal. The committee killed the plan i the last Congress after it •assed the House. This year it as bottled up the legislation ince it passed the House a sec- nd time in June. Ribicoff favors a somewhat norc liberal version of the plan lian Nixon recommended. He is having his ideas drafted as an amendment for a possible ittempt to get it added as a ri der to the tax-cut measure. Difcrcnt Strategy The committee's con servatives have a differen' strategy in mind. Some of them would like to ift out of the bill passed by the louse in June provisions whicl would increase Social Security myments and raise welfare enefits for the aged, blind and isabled. They believe that, if these ould be enacted as a part of he tax bill, there would be much less pressure to pass the amily Assistance-welfare re- orm plan would be left as the nly major item in the House ill. The Finance Committee will egin hearing public witnesses n the tax bill Tuesday. AFL- 10 President George Meany, a trong critic of the Nixon pro- ram, is to testify Wednesday. The chairman said he hopes o get the measure out of his ommittee and to the Senate loor for debate by the end of October. Investigate Deaths of Wichitans SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Autopsies have been ordered by Lhe Bexar County medical ex aminer's office in the deaths o two Kansas men whose bodie were found in a North San An tonio motel after a party Fr: clay night. They were Teddy Trobence about 16, and 20-year-old John ny Bostic, both of Wichita, Kan A third Wichita youth, 16- year-old Donald Bates, was lis ed in-undetBTO|ne4 condltton a hospital?' 7^***^ The three were found in bedroom shortly after 8 a.m Saturday by a constructio foreman who employed them for a local roofing work. A fire department resuscita Hon unit was unable to reviv the men. Friends of the victims tol policy they had a beer-drinkin party Friday, night. Homicid detectives searched the room and found a vial of prescriptio pills and several cough syru bottles. , The Kansans had been in Sa Antonio one and a half weeks police said. A San Antonio man was ques tioned by police. Pearson Would Welcome Clash With Docking Seek Missing Coodland Man GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) An unsuccessful aerial search was conducted Sunday over hundreds of miles of sparsely populated plains in Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado for a Commerce City, Colo., man missing since late Thursday. Authorities said Glenn Park- erl 43, an insurance investigator, telephone his home Thursday night from Goodland and said he would arrive there Friday. By WAYNE LEE News Associate Editor TOPEKA - U.S. Sen. James Pearson didn't announce for reelection here Sunday, but he said he is looking forward to clashing with Democratic Gov. Robert Docking if their paths happen to cross in the political arena. The senior Kansas senator's comments came in an informal news conference shortly before he spoke at a political action workshop for about 150 persons, including doctors, their wives and guests. The group is called KAMPAC. Pearson also said there is no bitterness between himself and Sen. Bob Dole over a long impasse on a federal judge vacancy; said he thought nominee Earl O'Connor, a state supreme court justice, will easily land th e job now; and said many Kansas Republicans .are voicing concern to him about the "general state of disarray" of the party in the state. Pearson said that if Docking, the only three term Democratic governor in Kansas' history seeks to unseat him and he decides to run, "I think it woulc a great opportunity to see different approaches to govern ment." "Our approaches are very much different," he added. He didn't elaborate, but later, in his speech, Pearson noted tha >oliticians who "sell themselves ike soap" and rely entirely on iublic opinion polls to guide heir thinking "aren't solving Toblems." "Wherever you find a politician — an officeholder — in rouble or in controversy you nore often will find him in the 5rocess of trying to solve some problem," said Pearson. Means 'Helping To Lead' He said officeholders who rely >n opinion polls are little more nan "ventriloquists," and said •epresenting people also means iclping to lead people. Docking is known to rely heavily on opinion polls and his elevision advertising has been called the best in the history of Kansas politics. Pearson, who earlier had labeled himself "about the worst Mlitician who ever came down he pike here," said he has introduced a bill to limit campaign spending - a bill that "hasn't made us very popular" with the television media. But he noted that the great impact of television on politics had caused campaign spending to soar and that while the money "can come from some awfully nice people," it still may lead to "the pressures of obligation." He noted that it costs between $250,000 and $300,000 to run for a major office in Kansas. Pearson told the group the United States is "really desper ately in need of people with pol tical courage," He drew a standing ovation. 'Doing Right Thing' In the news conference, Pear son was asked if his position o ,he federal judgeship had hur him politically, "I haven't the slightest id© and I don't really care what i does politically. My concern was doing the right thing." Pearson had nominated form er Gov. John Anderson for th post. Dole nominated O'Connoi After an impasse of severa months, Anderson withdrew hi name. Democrats in Congres are about to put a freeze o iudge nominations. Both D o 1 and Pearson now support O'Con nor. Pearson said he had no Interest in a federal judge post himself, and added with a smile that whoever mentioned that he might was "not a friendly source." He said he had heard the ru mor that Vice President Spir Agnew might be nominated t the high court by Preslden Nixon, and added, "you hear a sorts of rumors in Washlngto — it is the city of rumors ., Pearson said many Kansa Republicans are voicing con cern about the fragmentation o the party in the state, but dli agreed with Dole that the con gressional delegation can pla a major role in strenthenlng i Halt Dock Work SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Dock operations came to a dead stop at Los Angeles and Ixmg Beach harbors Sunday but longshoremen at other West loast ports manned piers for a second day under federal strike-halting orders. Union and management spokesmen agreed the trouble at Long Beach and Los Angeles, the West Coast's biggest port, concerned a dispute over who had the right to assign work slots -on the piers. The Pacific Maritime Association which represemts 120 struck shippers asked for. 11 experienced men by name to move equipment such as forklifts and cranes before ordering work gangs to load or unload ships. The 11 declined to accept the jobs, said the.., International Longshoremen's and Ware- j$l|Semen,'S Union. An ILWU source explained that the men felt work should be shared equitably among available workers and the PMA callup indicated the 11 would be working full time while others were not. The ILWU also opposed the singling out of specific names rather than a request for unnamed men with the needed qualifications. Garden City Youth Hurt In Crash GARDEN CITY-A part-time ambulance driver had to help pull his seriously injured son from the wreckage of his automobile Sunday morning after a • two-car accident near here. . Tirn Knoll, assistant city clerk and part-time ambulance driver responded to an emergency call shorty after 10:45 a.m. and found his 19-year-old son Gary pinned in the wreckage of his car. Young Knoll suffered a broken leg, crushed pelvis and deep lacerations in the two car accident two miles east of Garden City on US156. Knoll was eastbound on the highway when a car driven by Everett Cravens, McPherson, attempted to pass him. The Cravens car struck the • side of the Knoll car instead. Highway patrol officers are uncertain if Knoll was attempting a left turn at the time of the accident. , , Cravens and a passenger in his car, 47-year-old Thomas V. Harvey, Council Grove, were both treated and released at St Catherine's Hospital. Knoll, who was pinned In his car for several minutes, was admitted and was listed in serious condition Sunday night. . Intercepted Letter; SEN. JAMES PEARSON Capitol Hill Washington, D...C, Dear Jim: No one can accuse you of Docking the issue. Yours, '..', Hutch

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