The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 12, 1971 · Page 3
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People in the News 'Chesty' Is Dead HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — The fighting spirit that made Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller the most decorated man in Marine Corps history was best demonstrated in Korea when with his troops surrounded by Chinese Communists, he told subordinates: 'Chesty 9 Puller "Those poor bastards. They've got us just where we want them. We can shoot in every direction now." When Puller died of pneu monia Monday night at the age of 73 and after a lengthy ill ness, he left behind a string of medals and honors as long as his military record. In 1965, when at the age of 65 Puller requested, and was de nied, reactivation for service in Vietnam, he said it was "in the knowledge that I am physically fit, young enough in years and qualified by experience for further service to the U.S. Marine Corps and my country." But a series of strokes which began when he retired from the Marines in 1955—with 56 decorations from three wars and the only man ever to win five Navy Crosses—sapped his strength. Among those at his bedside when he died was his son, Lewis B. Puller Jr., who as a Marine lost both legs in a land mine explosion in Vietnam in | 1968. His fourth and last gold star, in lieu of his fifth Navy Cross, came in 1952 for action in Korea. He was cited for driving off "repeated attacks upon his regimental defense sector and supply points" in subzero weather against a "vastly outnumbering hostile force." Says Hope 'Prowar' HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Jane Fonda says she wants to take her antiwar theater group to South Vietnam this Christmas but she doesn't think President Nixon will let her. The actress told a news conference Monday that Bob Hope is permitted to entertain United States troops in Vietnam "because he is prowar, promilita- ry" and "apparently makes a lot of money off the war." says Sen. Edmund S. Muskie was correct in saying a black could not run successfully for vice president next year. Muskie, a contender ^for the Democratic presidential nomi nation, told black leaders in Los Angeles last month that he doesn't believe "at this point in history" he could be elected president with a black running mate. "I don't think a black man in the country wouldn't admit that Muskie told the truth," Evers said Monday in a speech at Georgetown University. "I'd like to see a black man run for president with a chance to win," Evers said. "But we've got to show we can win at home first." Egg-xact Science CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP)— Sixth grade teacher Rita Kinney hopped on the local fire department's snorkel ladder, rode five stories high and dropped 29 eggs. Only 13 broke. Mrs. Kinney was teaching problem solving and she had instructed 29 12 -year-olds to devise ways to keep the eggs from breaking. The Cupertino Fire Department agreed to help. Some children wrapped their eggs in pillows. One girl wrapped an egg in styrofoam and attached a parachute and a boy suspended his in jello. These worked. One girl soaked her egg in vinegar 100 hours. This didn't work. Mrs. Kinney said at a class discussion afterwards the children decided that money and time were not necessarily guarantees of success. Layoff at HUD WASHINGTON (AP) — George Romney, secretary of housing and urban development, has ordered a 7.5 per cent reduction in HUD employment by June 30, The Washington Post reported today. Evacuate Area Well Out of Control George Romney Bob Hope A spokesman for Hope said the veteran actor loses money on his Christmas tour of U.S. military bases and "never has been prowar." Miss Fonda said she would leave Nov. 28 to entertain troops with what she called "political vaudeville" on or off base in Hawaii, the Philippines, Japan and Okinawa. Thieu Interpretation SAIGON (AP) - President Nguyen Van Thieu, making his first public appearance since winning re-election nine days ago, said today the returns showed the people have confidence in him. "The vote is more good for the country than for me," Thieu said. "The fact that I have more than 90 per cent makes me very glad. It shows the confidence of the people in me. Nguyen Thieu "But the percentage of voters who went to the polk is more important for the country." The government says 88.3 per cent of South Vietnam's seven million registered voters cast ballots Oct. 3, and 94.3 per cent of them voted for Thieu. Evers: Muskie Right WASHINGTON (AP) Charles Evens, black candidate for governor of Mississippi, The HUD roster of 16,000 would be reduced by 1,200, and a feasibility study would be made to cut up to 50 per cent in some other areas, the newspaper said. Quoting HUD sources, the Post said Romney is acting largely because of White House pressure for economy. Romney would try to absorb the cuts in Washington with its 4,200 employes and 10 regional offices with 2,500 and keep intact a 9,200-member staff at 77 local area and FHA insuring offices. Hickel Backs Press BOSTON (AP) - Walter J. Hickel, former secretary of the interior, says the press must be an adversary against special interest groups whitfi might exploit the nation's resources for their own purposes. Walter Hickel Hickel, in an interview appearing in today's edition of the Christian Science Monitor, said the press must not shy away from its adversary role. "Now is no time for the press to get gun shy because of high level criticism," he said. "That's the worst thing that could happen." Assures Nationalists SINGAPORE (AP) - Gov. Ronald Reagan of California arrived in Singapore today for a one-day visit after assuring DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - Approximately 20 families were evacuated today as authorities blocked off a 12 - square - mile area as a gas well blew out of control and raised the threat of explosion. Officials raised the possibility that even more families may have to leave their homes as gas from the well spread into low areas to the north. The well is located about three miles northeast of this south-central Oklahoma city. Road blocks were placed on all county roads leading into the affected area, sealing it off. County officials said the gas was beginning to accumulate on Lake Humphries, four miles north of the well, raising the possibility that persons in that area might have to be evacuated. The well came in early Monday and was successfully capped for several hours. Crews attempting to pump mud down the drill pipe ruptured a nipple in the wellhead below the platform rig and the gas started blowing out. Officials of McCulloch Oil Co, of Oklahoma City said they would attempt to freeze the gas with dry ice and replace the ruptured nipple. The gas was lying in patches mile long and a half-mile wide in low areas north of the well. Convicted in Bicycle Case A Hutchinson man charged with stealing a boy's bicycle was found guilty of a lesser offense, "unlawful depravation of property," in district court here Monday afternoon. A jury of five women and seven men deliberated slightly more than an hour before reaching a verdict in the case of Steve Evans, 22, 1216 North Monroe. The lesser offense, which is comparable to joyriding, is a misdemeanor. U.S. Convoy Sparks Incident DA NANG, Vietnam (AP) A U.S. Army convoy forced a minibus full of disabled Vietnamese veterans off a road south of here today, injuring eight, authorities reported. A crowd of Vietnamese held the whole six-truck convoy for more than eight hours and demanded reparations. The veterans had been returning southward from the funeral here of Nguyen Ngoc Tan, leader of an antigovernment faction of disabled veterans who was killed by a gunman during demonstrations Sunday. Authorities said the convoy, part of the Americal Division's 23rd Supply and Support battalion, was traveling northward on Highway 1 seven miles south of Da Nang when the three- wheeled minibus was forced off the road. Other vehicles with veterans returning from the funeral were in the area and reportedly took over the trucks, releasing the 14 Americans in the convoy. Americal division helicopters lifted out the injured for medical treatment. A crowd of about 100 veter­ ans and civilians surrounded the vehicles with concertina wire and demanded that U.S. authorities pay nearly $10,000 in damages. Later, negotiators including U.S. military officers, military police and the local province chief were reported to have worked the sum down to about $700. In Saigon, a U.S. Command spokesman said the money paid was an expression of sorrow and not compensation. He said any payment of claims from the incident would take some time and would be made after investigation and processing. The spokesman, Maj. Richard Gardner, said one of the trucks of the U.S. convoy ran into the rear of the funeral procession about 11 a.m., on a road south of Da Nang. He said three of the eight Vietnamese hurt were seriously injured. The other injuries were minor. He said a crowd of veterans and civilians detained the convoy with the U.S. personnel for nearly eight hours and then released it. Offer $50 Prise Seek Symbol For Hutch Centennial Ronald Reagan Judge William Gossage did not pronounce sentence. Evans has 10 days to file a motion for a new trial, but one is not ex pected. Evans was accused of stealing a 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 storage purchasing a Mad maga zine. Was A 'Prank' Evans testified he took the bike as a prank, thinking it belonged to a friend. He said he didn't know belonged to someone else until he saw his friend pedaling on Main Street some time later. Fraese Sells DrugStores Walt Fraese, 405 West 30th, long time Hutchinson pharmacist, has sold his two drug stores, in the Wolcott Building and at 510 East 17th, to em­ ployes. Sid Trebilcock, 609 West 25th, has purchased the Wolcott Building store. A pharmacist at the store for many years, Trebilcock will continue operation of the store under the Fraese name. A symbol incoporating the past and future of the "Fair City" is being sought by Hutchinson's centennial committee A contest for the best idea for a symbol was announced Tuesday by Gene Conklin, centennial executive vice president. The contest deadline will be Nov. 6. Can Submit Sketches Sketches of symbols may be submitted by anyone in any number, Conklin said. They need not be finished art work, but should show the basic idea. A $50 prize will be awarded the winner. The symbol will be used in advertising and posters, on commemorative plates and other items and on silver and bronze centennial medallions. Entries should include a design for the reverse side of the medallions. Property of Centennial Entries should be sent to: Hutchinson Centennial Inc., 300 West 2nd. All entries will become the property of the centennial. Judges will be from the Hutchinson Art Association and Hutchinson Centennial board. Donates His 117th Pint Fire Station Price Tags Are Too High Charles Wayne Martin, 38, 1404 East 5th, gave his 117th pint of blood Monday as the Red Cross Bloodmobile collect ed a day's total of 181 pints. Martin, who moved to Hutch inson this year from McPher son, has a personal goal of giving 25 gallons of blood. Mrs. Frank Stuckey said the day's total was a surprise since things had seemed to be going slowly but it still leaves a 19- pint deficit to be made up Tuesday and Wednesday. The goal each day in Reno County is 200 pints. She again encouraged donors to drop in at the First Presbyterian Church, Sherman and Poplar, since volunteers had a difficult time contacting people for appointments. , She said eight or nine gallon pins were given Monday to persons reaching from one to four gallons. The unit is open from noon until 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. Car Wash Will Expand City commissioners Tuesday decided a $250,000 price tag on construction of a new station at fire stations was too high, and will seek to change specifica tions to lower that figure. Last week, the commission accepted bids of $153,000 for co nstruction of a new station at 11th and Halstead and $97,000 for enlargement of one at 20th and Main. The bids were both under architect Pat Hawkins' estimates of $160,000 and $100,000 respectively, but in late August he had told commissioners he felt the construction would cost $120,000 and $90,000. Commissioners made no comment on the cost increase at their meeting last week, but were having second thoughts the next day. City Manager George Pyle asked City Attorney John Robinson for an opinion to determine if the city was bound to sign a contract at those figures. Robinson ruled the city had not yet obligated itself, and Pyle decided to try to get the projects altered. He told commissioners Tuesday they might be able to negotiate changes in construction with the low bidders, or might have to re-design the stations and call for bids again. Since Robinson was out of town Tuesday and unable to advise the commission, action was delayed until next week. At the commission study session, Mayor David Mackey and Commissioner Ken Keast disagreed during questioning of architect Hawkins at the session. Mackey said Hawkins' change in the estimate "has created an unnecessary furor," and wanted an explanation of the sudden increase. Keast, a licensed architect, now employed by L. R. Foy Construction Co., said the questions were unfair. "Do you ask a lawyer to tell you why you lost a case?" Keast asked, and defended Hawkins, saying architects es- Via KSV Telenet Small Business Ad Seminars Set The Kansas State University Telenetwork, in its first season with a hookup at Hutchinson Community College, will begin a six-session retail advertising seminar for the small businessman Oct. 27. The classes, conducted by telephone, will be held! in Room 31 in HCC's Lockman Hall. In Lockman Hall The sessions will deal with development of an advertising program, newspaper, radio, TV and direct mail and direct contact advertising, and creativity in advertising and promotional techniques. Times for the sessions will be 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 and 29, and Nov. 3, 5, 10 and 12. Deadline for registering at the adult education office in Lockman Hall is Oct. 20, said George Koon, director. The cost will be $25 for the first person from each business and $15 for each additional person, if the total is paid in one check. Speakers in the series are James R. Morris, assistant pro fessor in technical journalism at K-State; Ed Fink, promotion manager, Kansas City Star; Gary Conard, sales manager of Radio Station KGNO, Dodge City; Jim Gammon, account executive of KBMA-TV, Kansas City; Robert Bonebrake, of Tension Envelope Corp., Kansas City; and Jack Kaine, account executive, Bruce B. Brewer Advertising Agency, Kansas City. Gerri Gatlin, fashion merchandising coordinator, Johnson County Community Junior College, is the seminar leader. Telenetwork classes are conducted in the manner of a conference telephone call. The instructor's voice is amplified from the telephone outlet at more than 15 educational centers over Kansas. Students may ask questions or offer material for discussion and this is transmitted to all centers. Printed materials are distributed at each center. timates are difficult to make. Hawkins said the increase "was based on comments wc were getting from the contractors, as they were preparing their bids. "All we can base our estimate on is what it costs to build other buildings of this type in this area," Hawkins said. He said a similar building was under construction in Great Bend at a per square foot cost almost 50 per cent lower than the bids here, but said he couldn't explain the difference. If the plans must be complete, ly revised and rebid, Hawkins will do the additional work at no extra fee. Ratcliff Charged With Lewd Conduct Terry Ratcliff, 126 West 12th, was arrested at his apartment Monday night on charges of trespassing and lewd and lascivious conduct. He was released on $100 bond and is to appear Monday in municipal court. Police Chief Bob Adams said the man is accused of entering an apartment at 201 West 12th while nude. The incident allegedly took place at 1:30 a.m., August 21st at the apartment of Linda Seek The woman reported the inci dent to police that day but did not sign,a complaint until detectives had investigated. She told officers that an undressed man entered her apart ment, stood there briefly, and left without saying a word. At the time of his arrest Monday night, Ratcliff was free on bond pending trial on a charge of attempting to rape a 15-year- old girl. Seek Ombudsman TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) bill to create the state post of ombudsman was prettied with the secretary of state's office today by State Sen. Ben Foster, R-Wichita. The ombudsman, which some other states have, would serve as a super watchdog over state government, with powers to subpoena and probe activities of state departments and agencies if they are suspected of disobeying the law, or suspected of oppressive actions which might conform to the letter of the law. Nationalist Chinese leaders of America's determination to keep Chiang Kai-Shek's regime in the United Nations. Fraese Drug No. Two, on East 17th, has been purchased by Charles Coghill, 3111 North Plum, who has been manager of the store. Coghill will operate the store under the name of Coghill Drugs. Some time ago Fraese said that if the sale of the two drug stores was consumated he would continue to work at the Wolcott store on a part-time basis! Fraese has been a pharmacist since 1925. He moved to Hutchinson in 1931, becoming a partner and then full owner of (he Fraese Drug Store at 2nd and Main. He opened the No. Two store in April, 1964. Fraese has served as president of the Chamber of Commerce. He also has served as head of the Kansas State Board of Health. In a major expansion, Hutchinson Ultramatic Car Wash, 200 East 3rd, has purchased all the property fronting on the east side of Poplar Street from the alley between 3rd and 4th to 4th Street. The buildings occupied by Gerald C. Brown Auto Service, 310 North Poplar, Mid-Western Mirror and Glass, Inc., 312 North Poplar, and an empty building at 316 North Poplar will be razed. The Standard Oil Company service station, 4th and Poplar, will be remodeled and made a part of the Ultramatic operation. "Our intention is to provide full automobile servicing facilities under the Standard Oil brand," said Carl Gordon, manager of Ultramatic. Gordon said the area not used by the remodeled service station facilities would be paved to provide an easier entrance to the car wash building. New Emphasis on Help For Disturbed Children Court Won't Stop Attica Interrogation WASHINGTON (AP) - Over a strong dissent by Justice William O. Douglas, the Supreme Court refused today to halt the interrogation of prisoners at Attica about last month's rebellion. Douglas said public interest in the case runs high and the court should have cleared the way for an early ruling. Lawyers for a group of inmates contended last week that (prisoners at Attica in New York State are being beaten with clubs in a "continuing pattern of assaults and threats." They asked Justice Thurgood Marshall to end the questioning of inmates by state officials until lower courts decided whether the legal rights of prisoners were being violated. Marshall and all other members of the court with the exception of Douglas rejected the application for a temporary restraining order. They did not express an opinion on the questions raised. Douglas, dissenting from the 6-1 decision, said the court should have issued the injunction and granted a hearing to the prisoners. The plea said the state had given prisoners an opportunity to ask for a lawyer before being questioned, but had not allowed them to bring a lawyer with them or to remain silent during interrogation. Douglas said prisoners were entitled to the protection of the Constitution and of the court's 1966 decision in the Miranda case. At that time the court held a suspect has the right to a lawyer and must be advised of the right to remain silent. Page iJ The Hutchinson News Tuesday, October 12, 1171 Still Check Plum Protest Questions on legal ownership of property along South Plum may determine the fate of proposed paving of that street. City Clerk Milt Martin said preliminary figures indicate a protest petition filed to stop the paving is insufficient, but technical questions of ownership could make it sufficient. To be sufficient the petition must bear the names of at least 51 per cent of the property owners in the benefit district and those signing must own over half the property in the district. Probate court and district court records of ownership may prove the deciding factor. Questions of dual, ownership where one owner has died or where only one of the owners signed the petition may make the difference. Martin told The News earlier, "In spirit, the petition is sufficient, technically, it may not be." Commissioners will make the final determination on sufficiency and whether to go ahead with the paving project, if the petition is not sufficient. If the petition is sufficient, the project is dead. Ask Phase 2 Appeal Court NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times reports that President Nixon will ask Congress to create a Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals to hear cases involving wage, and price controls in Phase 2 of the administration's economic policy. The newspaper said in today's editions that the tribunal would be set up to provide speed and uniformity in handling legal action arising from decisions of the Pay Board and Price Commission, the two agencies that will administer the controls after the current 90-day freeze expires Nov. 13. Meanwhile, the Times said it had learned that Virgil B. Day, vice president for business environment of the General Electric Co., had accepted appointment as one of the five business representatives on the Pay Board. Charges Smathers With Job Conflict Emphasis in the public schools' program for the emotionally handicapped is shifting this year, away from concentration on one small classroom to help for the classroom teacher in teaching children with social and emotional problems. The program, financed with about $10,000 annually in Title I funds of the federal education act\, is in its sixth year here. During that time 26 children have been students in the classroom, taught first at Morgan, then at Faris School, by Calvin Polk. "We have not scratched the surface of the problem," said Ray Feltner, director of special services. "We estimate about two per cent of the school population is affected." Suggestion to change the program has not come from the federal Title I administrators, Feltner said, but has evolved in the local situation. Three children are attending the special classroom this year, Feltner said, but they are being eased back into. regular classrooms. Polk will spend more time with classroom teachers as his teaching load decreases and will help identify and work with the socially maladjusted child in the classroom. His work involves behavior analysis and behavior modification, he said. If problems are detected early, ideally in first grade, the undesirable behavior pattern often can be broken without taking the child out of the classroom, Polk explained. The child might be thought of as "ornery" or "lazy" or "noisy" by the classroom observer, but, in the trained worker's eye, factors of self-punishment, hostility and fantasizing are evident. "More than anything else, the answer is caring about them," said Polk, "and helping them feel good about achieving." Some can be helped by a change in classroom routine or methods and some may need to spend some time in the special classroom, Polk said. Every school could use a 'crisis room," he said, where children who come to school with home problems or who feel they have more than they can cope with during the day can be alone for a quiet period. Some of the 26 who have attended the special classroom have been kept from hospitalization in a mental institution by the training. All have been boys, said Polk, and all have been hyperactive, even hyperkinetic, except one, a withdrawn child. Only one is still receiving therapy. The special classroom, although admittedly an expensive undertaking, still is cheaper fettan treatment at a mental health center or hospital, Felt ner pointed out. And who can put money value on help both to a school career and adult life? NEW YORK (AP) - The Long Island newspaper News- day says George A. Smathers, •hortly after his retirement from the Senate, joined a firm he had once tried to rescue from a losing defense contract and paid $20,000 for company stock worth $430,000. The newspaper reported Monday that the Florida Democrat bought the stock in Aerodex Inc., a Miami company handling millions of dollars in government contracts. Newsday said the purchase was made two years after Sma thers worked behind the scenes to prevent cancellation of .an Aerodex contract with the Air Force for overhauling J57 jet engines. According to the paper, while Smathers was in the Senate he Winter Cattlemen's Meeting Friday A winter cattlemen's meeting, the first of several to be scheduled throughout the year by the extension office, will be at 8 p.m., Friday, at the extension office in South Hutchinson. The meetings will be open to all livestock producers, explained Gene Rutherford, Reno County agent. Around 30 stockmen are expected at the meeting which will feature Herman Westmeyer, Kansas State University livestock specialist, and Ken McReynoIds, Farm Management Association fieldman. Westmeyer will explain how to start backgrounding cattle for expected gains. McReynoIds will talk about the outlook and economics of feeding and back­ grounding steers. appealed unsuccessfully to Air Force Secretary Harold Bown not to terminate the contract. George Smathers The paper said Smathers suggested that a letter signed by members of the Florida congressional delegation be toughened to indicate the matter would be taken to a "higher authority." Smathers left the Senate in January 1969. Aerodex president Raymond Tonks said that when Smathers became a member of the board of directors in March, 1969, he was offered an option to purchase 20,000 shares of stock at $1 per share. "Like many other companies, we in the normal course of events give our directors and key employes stock options as side benefits to their employment," Tonks said. Tonks said he thought the market value of the stock quoted at $435,000 by Newsday was exaggerated and denied that Smathers' intercessions on behalf of Aerodex was "behind the scenes." Newsday said that coincident with its investigation, Smathers retired from the board—one day after he was reelected to it. It also said Smathers offered to sell the stock back for $20,000. Smathers has been unavailable for comment. „ i

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