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The Hutchinson News 100th Ytar No. 101 12 Pagts Tuesday Evtning, Octobtr 12.1971, Hutchinson. Kansas MO 2-3311 Priet 10c Nixon Is Going to Moscow in May Shopping Center Site 17th Rezone Issue Pushed By DEAN HINNEN . City commissioners may decide within two weeks if they will grant a zone change for a 42-acre tract at East 17th and K61 for a multi-million dollar shopping center. An ordinance granting the zone change will be on first reading at next week's meeting, despite objections of the City Center Association. Commissioners voted five weeks ago to delay action on the proposal until an independ ent study could be made of the economic impact of a new center. But D. C. Martindell, owner of the tract, told commissioners Tuesday he had to have a decision by Nov. 1, or the center would be built on another site. Martindell read commissioners a letter written by developers, Hansen and Hansen Inc. to the realtor handling the transao tion. The firm is headquar tered at Hackensack, N. J. It said in part "(we) have considered another location in Hutchinsoni. . .(and) must revert to the other site if the zoning (on Martindell's property) cannot be obtained by Nov. 1." Martindell pointed out there are two potential shopping center sites north of 30th, outside the city, that could be utilized. "There would be no benefit to the city if they built there," Martindell said. Commissioner Larry Knipe suggested the center couldn't be built on either of the sites, one east and one west of Lorraine, unless the city allowed the center to connect it to its sewer and water services. Most observers feel a site at 30th and Waldron which is already zoned for such a center, is the site the developers are now eyeing. Stauth Brothers, Dodge City, who developed a center in that community, hold an option on the property. At the commission study session, Knipe suggested the city should look into the possibility of annexing the areas north 'of 30th. City Center reaction to the Martindell request was swift with three spokesmen for the group voicing opposition. Addison M e s c h k e, Lee Landman and Wendell Holmes all told the commission not to rush into a decision, and accused Hansen and Hansen of trying to force a hasty decision. Mayor David Mackey suggested the commission might want to wait another week be fore discussing the matter officially, but Crable asked that it be placed oh next week's agenda. In a study session discussion over the economic effects, City Manager George Pyle told commissioners "I think we're all kidding ourselves if we don't admit a shopping, center of this size is going to have a detrimental effect on the downtown area." But he said that wasn't the basic decision the commission had to make. We're faced with the decision," commissioner Ken Keast said, bluntly, "with deciding whose property it is going to go onl" expressing the belief the center will be built somewhere in or around the city. Court Won't Rule On Legality of War THE MANGLED WRECKAGE reflects the impact of a crash between a car and a truck that resulted in the death of Willis Ris- (News photo by Stan Thlesien) ley, 62, 614 West 9th, Monday night. The accident occurred on a county road 21 miles west of Hutchinson. Win Veto Pledge Top Labor Chiefs To Inflation Board WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court declined 5 to 2 today to rule on the legality of U.S. military action in Vietnam. The court made no comment in refusing to hear an appeal brought for two soldiers by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union. One of the soldiers, Salvatore Orlando, is on duty in Vietnam. The other, Douglas Kaplan, is at Ft. Dix, N.J., under orders for Vietnam but seeking a hardship discharge. They challenged the government's right to send them to war. The high court has never agreed to hear a case that questions the constitutionality of American military action in Southeast Asia without an explicit declaration of war by Congress. Weather KANSAS - Partly cloudy this afternoon. Windy north and west this afternoon with northwesterly winds 25 to 40 mph in the northwest sweeping over southwest and northeast by evening; locally blowing dust in the northwest; southerly winds IS to 25 mph southeast; partly cloudy with winds northerly 10 to 25 mph tonight; cooler west and central; lows middle 30s northwest to lower 50s southeast, Hutchinson Weather Monday's high 75 at 5 p.m.; overnight low 56 at 6:45 a.m.; at 1 p.m. 85. Record high 97 in 1899; record low 24 in 1909. Winds; 5 to 10 m.ph. Barometer: 29.95 falling. Sunset Tuesday: 6:59 P-m. Sunrise Wednesday: 7:38 a.m. Justices William O. Douglas and William J. Brennan voted to hear the ACLU's attorneys dispute the legality of the war. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and Justices Potter Stewart, Byron R. White, Thurgood Marshall and Harry A. Blackmun were against a hearing. Normally, the votes of at least four justices are required to take on a case. Two seats are vacant. The court did not indicate whether it is retaining the four-vote minimum or whether three votes are now needed. Consumer 'Voice' Heads for Test WASHINGTON (AP) - After a decade of planning and months of infighting over how to put it together, a bill to build a new governmental loudspeaker for the consumer's voice is headed for its toughest test on the House floor. WASHINGTON (AP) *- President Nixon won organized la bor's pledge Tuesday to serve on his Pay Board to control inflation after promising no other federal official—except possibly himself—could veto the board's decisions. "We are telling the President we are going to serve on this board and try to make it work," said AFL-CIO President George Meany. This was echoed by teamsters president Frank Fitzsimmons and United Auto Workers chief Leonard Woodcock. The three labor leaders, representing some 17 million workers, said they are satisfied that a personally initialed memorandum sent to them by Nixon promised the 15-member labor- industry-public Pay Board would be completely autonomous. The decision was announced after-a-summit meeting of the labor leaders received a pledge initialed by Nixon that the 15- man Labor-Industry-Public Pay Board would be autonomous. "The COLC (Cost of Living Council) will not approve, disapprove or serve as an appeal level for case decisions made by the Pay Board and Price Commission and it will not approve, revise, veto, or revoke specific standards or criteria developed by the. Pay Board and Price Commission," said the Nixon memo marked "O.K." in the President's hand writing. The memo, dated Monday, was delivered to Meany this morning before the labor meeting by director George Shultz of the White House Office of Management and Budget and Secretary of Labor John D. Hodgson., Money Trees Really Exist ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County residents soon will have the opportunity to buy back the leaves that fall from their trees, under a recently approved agreement with a Virginia recycling firm. J. C. Kordella, county public works director, said his department will collect an estimaed 350,000 cubic yards of fallen leaves and turn them over to the Leaf Co., where they will be converted to garden mulch, bagged and sold to retail outlets such as nurseries and supermarkets. Previously, the county reduced the leaves to about 90,000 cubic yards and shipped them to a landfill operation. Kordella said the new arrangement "won't cost the taxpayers a cent" — unless they decide to buy back their reprocessed leaves. Pirates Win Third Series Game 5-1 PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steve Blass' three-hit pitching and Bob Robertson's three-run homer keyed the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday in the third game of the World Series. The Pirates' victory kept the Orioles, from taking a commanding 3-0 lead into Wednesday's fourth game, which will be the first night game in Series history. After Frank Robinson hit a home run in the seventh inning to cut the Pittsburgh lead to 21, Robertson unloaded his big homer to right center field off Mike Cuellar in the bottom of the inning. It scored Roberto Clemente, who had reached on an error, Willie Stargell, who had walked. Brooks Robinson's fifth-inning single and Frank Robinson's single in the ninth were the oth er Baltimore hits. Dave Cash doubled and scored on a fielder's choice for Pittsburgh in the first and Manny Sanguillen doubled and scored on Jose Pagan's single in the sixth. Byrd, Two Women Being Considered I WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon said today he will announce his selections for two Supreme Court vacancies next week. He said Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., and at least two women are among those now under consideration. Responding to a question at an impromptu news conference, Nixon said Byrd, a conservative West Virginia Democrat, "is definitely on the list" he is considering. "I don't rule out Sen. Byrd and I certainly don't rule out a woman," Nixon said as he disclosed "I will make the nominations next week." Willis Risley Victim Await Autopsy in Fatal Car Crash County Attorney Porter Brown said Tuesday he will wait for results of an autopsy before deciding whether to file charges in a fatality accident Monday night. Killed was Willis Risley, 62, 614 West 9th, who drove his car into the rear of a parked truck on Langdon Road Vk miles north of Huntsville. Huntsville is 21 miles west of Hutchinson on old US50. The accident was reported to the sheriff's office at 7:45 p.m., about 45 minutes after sunset. Brown said the truck, loaded with 75 to 90 bushels of maize, was parked partially on the roadway. 1 Carl S. Farney, 35, Plevna, is owner of the truck, but his father, Alvin Farney, 72, Plevna, parked it. The two were in a field talking to another farmer, Brown, who interviewed the Farneys in the presence of their attorney at the courthouse Tuesday morning, quoted the two as saying they did not know how far the truck was off the roadway or whether the lights were on. The county attorney said the accident was on an open stretch of road. Risley, who was traveling to the home of a relative, left no skidmarks. Officers are investigating the possibility that Risley may have had a heart attack prior to the collision. Brown said Risley had a heart condition and had driven beyond the point where he normally would turn to go to the relative's house. Brown had not received the autopsy results late Tuesday morning, and Dr. William Von Ruden, who was deputy coroner for the accident, could not be reached for comment. The county attorney quoted the Farneys as saying they did not see the accident, because their view was blocked by the other farmer's truck, which was parked in the ditch. Brown said there was not enough shoulder along the road to park a truck properly, except in the ditch. The car traveled six feet after impact and was demolished: The truck was pushed into the ditch. Risley was dead at the scene. Agreement on Berlin Credited WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon announced today he will take part in a summit meeting in Moscow in the latter part of May after his China trip because there is a climate now for making some progress on mutual problems. The announcement was made jointly here and in Moscow, Nixon said. Nixon said the aim was for "better relations" between the United States and the Soviet Union. Any speculation that this visit and the one to China were planned to affect each other in any way "would be entirely inaccurate," he said. The summit meeting was set for May, Nixon said at a White House news conference, because it was agreed with Soviet leaders that there was a basis for an agenda in which there was a possibility "of making significant, progress" by a meeting and by discussions "at the highest level." Tass Announcement An announcement carried by Tass in Moscow said: "The leaders of the Soviet Union and the United States agreed during an exchange of opinions in the course of last year that a meeting would be desirable between them about achievement of sufficient progress in talks at a lower level. In the light of the progress made recently in bilateral and multilateral talks involving both sides, agreement was reached that such a meeting is to be held in Moscow in the second half of May 1972. "The leaders of the Soviet Union and President Nixon will examine all the principal questions with a view to further improving bilateral relations between their countries and strengthening the prospects of universal peace." The Tass dispatch carried no elaboration. In Washington, Nixon said he expects to meet with Soviet Chairman Leonid Brezhnev and also with other Soviet leaders, including Premier Alexsei Kos- ygin and President Nikoli Podgorny. Rodgers, Kissinger Going Nixon said Secretary of State William P. Rogers and national security affairs adviser Henry A. Kissinger would accompany him on the trip. Asked about forthcoming troop withdrawals, Nixon said he expects to have an announcement on Vietnam in November. But he added, "The American presense will be maintained to meet the objectives I have spelled out," including the release of American prisoners of war. Nixon said the move to a summit primarily was made possible by the recent agreement with the Soviet Union on Berlin which he said "had historic significance." He said the Berlin agreement "led us to believe now was the time for a summit meeting." Gromyko Invitation He said Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko personally extended an invitation for the summit meeting when he came to the White House last week fro the United Nations session. Nixon would not speculate on the exact agenda for the talks, but he said It would include the Middle East, and any "unfinished business." He said the current strategic arms limitation talks (SALT) "may be behind us at that point." He said both governments are working toward that end. Human Relations Law About Ready A human relations ordinance will go on first reading at next Tuesday's city commission meeting, and is expected to pass the following week. The ordinance, similar to the state's anti-discrimination laws, would also provide for a paid human relations director. It would grant investigative powers to a human relations commission that would handle complaints of discrimination. The ordinance still has some minor revisions to be adopted, but is expected to be acceptable to all commissioners when presented next week. Display Fabulous Car OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A $23,000 car that weighs 7,000 pounds and has silver dollars on the dash is going on display at the Cowboy Hall of Fame. The auto was customized for actor-entertainer Chill Wills, and has been used for major rodeos, movies and other western events. It is being donated to the Hall of Fame. In addition to 760 silver dollars mounted in unlikely places, the car has a pony saddle mounted between the two front bucket seats, 12 mounted derringers, three full- sized Winchester rifles, and 16 colt 45s. The upholstery is hand-tooled cowhide. The car also contains a set of longhorns on the hood, a $4,000 stereo speaker system to address audiences and — to protect everything else — an automatic burglar alarm. Three Young Men Arrested Woman Dogs Suspect And Recovers Purse Mrs. Alice Grant, 725 East 6th, showed Monday night she doesn't fit the stereotype of an apathetic American'. While in her car. at 5th and Cleveland about 6 p.m., she saw a woman running across the street screaming, "They stole my purse." Police identified the victim as Mrs. Reba Brauer, 66, 615 East 10th. Mrs. Grant quickly took the situation in hand. When the carload of suspects sped away; one youth fell out of the car as it turned the corner. "He started walking and I followed him all the way to the 1200 block of Main," she said Tuesday. She had obtained the car's license number and spotted it parked along Main. She parked about a half block away and called to the youth. \ Mrs. Grant said when he came to her car she told him if he didn't get the purse for her she would file charges. "There was nobody in the car," she reported. The youth went inside an apartment house and a few minutes later appeared with the purse, she said. Police, in the meantime, had been alerted and apprehended two suspects at 9th and Ford and a third one in the 2400 block of North Main. The first two suspects arrested and charged with theft are identified as Edward J. Suites- man, 20, 411 Walker, and Gary N. Jones, 18,1208% North Main. Jones pleaded innocent of the theft charge Tuesday in municipal court. A bearing has been set for Nov. 24. £tutesman, re­ leased Monday night on his own recognizance, is to be arraigned Wednesday. The third suspect arrested was Marshall Mathisen, 20, 224 East 3rd. Police officers released the youth to sheriff's officers who said a warrant had been issued for Matbi- sen's arrest on a parole violation. Mathisen had been paroled on burglary and felony theft charge. Tuesday morning police reported Mrs. Brauer believed she had been carrying $20 in her purse and about $5 of it was missing when it was returned to her. Detectives believe the incident is connected with an earlier reported case of purse snatching Monday afternoon. Margaret J. Elliott, M, 228 East 6th, told police that a juvenile snatched her purse in the 400 Block of East 8th. A purse which Mrs. Elliott identified as hers was found Monday night in a garbage can in the alley in the 1200 Block of North Main. Police said the woman had not been carrying any money and the only thing believed missing is her social security card.. Mayor David Mackey, who worked with City Attorney John Robinson and City Manager George Pyle to write the ordinance, is scheduled to meet later this week with commissioner Dallas Crable to discuss possible revisions. Most of the disagreement between Mackey and Crable is based on semantics, but at Tuesday's study,session the two began a continuation of a lengthy discussion from last week's special meeting on the ordinance. The proposed ordinance varies from an original one written by a committee appointed by Mackey. That version was found to be of questionable constitutionality, and has been abandoned. When Mackey and Crable settle their disagreements, the ordinance is expected to find smooth sailing, and could be in effect by the end of this month. All five commissioners have expressed concern over the need for such an ordinance, and are expected to vote unanimously to adopt it. Women 9 s Rights To House Vote WASHINGTON (AP) - For the fifth time in nearly 50 years of trying, battlers for women's rights will bring a proposed constitutional amendment outlawing sex discrimination to a vote in Congress today. Intercepted Letter MRS. ALICE GRANT Citizen Cop City Dear Mrs. Grant, That's purs(e)uit. Yours, Hutch

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