The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on December 12, 1966 · Page 1
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Ike's Condition Reported Good By Frank Carey Monday, Dec. 12— WASHINGTON (AP)-Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower weathered removal of his- gall bladder today with "excellent" prospects and a smile for his family, Walter Reed Army Hospital said. "He was awake, he smiled at them," a hospital spokesman, said in describing Eisenhower's greeting to his wife, son and brother as h e was wheeled from the operating room after one hour and 45 minutes under the surgeon's knife. Mamie Eisenhower, son John Eisenhower and Dr. Milton Eisenhower — the 76-year-old five star general's brother — had stood by in the hospital ward during the operation. The hospital said soon after the operation that the former president's condition was, "good" and the operating team later reported his recovery prospects "excellent." Surgeons who operated on the 76-year-old five-star general said his heart action was "nor- mal'' during the operation that lasted an hour and 45 minutes. Eisenhower in the past 10 years had suffered two major heart attacks and the decision to remove his gall bladder with its "multiple" gall stones was in part aimed at avoiding any further strain on his heart. The report on Eisenhower's condition came from the operating team in answer to written questions submitted by newsmen. The surgical team, 'headed by Lt. Gen. Leonard D, Healon, said there were gall stones in the gal! bladder but "no stones" were found in the common bi'e duct, the major channel of bile from the liver and gal! bladder to the intestines. The presence of stones in the common bile duct would have been potentially a more serious situation than evidently wqs found in Eisenhower's case. The surgeons said that the operation disclosed that Eisenhower had "previous trouble" with the gall bladder — apparently before the recent diagnosis that led to the surgery. Mamie Eisenhower, son John, and Dr. Milton Eisenhower — the general's brother — were in the hospital ward and "they were kept informed periodically as to the progress of surgery," the surgeons reported. The doctors said that for the present, no visitors except immediate members of the family Would be permitted. LBJ Solicitious "President Johnson has been very solicitious and as soon as the surgery was completed, Adm. Burk.'ey, physician to the President, was informed of the details," the surgeons said. They reported that no blood transfixions were given during the operation. On a question as to whether the gall bladder was considerably inflamed and swollen, "(he gall bladder showed signs of recurrent inflamation." * * * Dear Sal: The old warrior Is still tough. Yours, Ina Barry and George Michigan Gov. George Romney, left, and former Sen. Barry Goldwater, who have exchanged some bitter words in the past, get together prior to meeting of Republican Coordinating Committee in Washington Monday. Funeral Tuesday For Otho Schmidt The funeral for Otho M. Schmidt, 66, 215 Greenway Road, Salina in'suranceman for 35 years, will be at 10:30 am Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Bernard Haw- Icy officiating. Mr. Schmidt died late Saturday night at St. John's hospital. He was president of the Otho Schmidt Insurance Service, Inc. Mr. Schmidt came to Salina in 1931 and established an insurance agency in January, 1932. Incorporated in 1958, it is now one of the major general insurance agencies of the Salina area. Mr. Schmidt was a member of the Masonic ledge, the Elks lodge. He had been a board member of the Salina Chamber of Commerce, was a past-president of the Salina Insurance Board and was active in the Kansas 'Association of Independent Insurance Agents. He had served on the Salina Planning commission, and several terms on the Salina Country Club board, and was a director of the First State bank. He had been a board member of St. Francis Boys Homes and the First "Presbyterian Church. Otho M. Schm'dt Surviving are the widow, Helen; a son, Stevenson, New York City, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Lorimer, Vancouver, British Columbia. Burial will be in Gypsum Hill cemetery. The Guy R. Ryan Sons mortuary is in charge. Ft. Riley Soldier's Car Is Blown Up WADESBORO, N. C. (AP) A car owned by a Negro Ft. Riley soldier who married a white girl in Germany was destroyed by dynamite Saturday night. , The soldier is Sgt. Ernest Itailey. The car was parked in front of the home of hfs parents, Mr. and Mrs Lcxie D. Hailey, in Wadesboro. The sergeant's wife has b'ved with his parents occasionally, but Is reported in Kansas with him now. Follosving the dynamiting, police said, three cars driven by white men were fired upon with shotguns in the Negro section. No ona was injured and no arrests were made. Cor Smacks Car, House Larry D. Erickson, 903 N. 10th, was injured slightly Sunday morning when a car in which he was riding collided with a parked car and a house. Erickson was released from St. John's hospital after treatment for bruises to his right arm and right side. James P. Duggan, Niles, driver of the car, told police he made a left turn onto south Front from Iron when he saw a car coming toward him at a high rate of speed. He said he swerved to the left to avoid a collision and struck a car parked on Front Street. The Duggan car halted against a house at 109 S. Front. Duggan and .lames R. Fitzwater, Solomon, also a passenger in the car, were unhurt. The parked car belongs to Louis C. Lcnz, 109'.i S. Front. Owner of the house is Edward Sherman. St/7/ No Precipitation In Sight (Detailed forecasts, Pg. 2) TOPEKA (AP)-The weather bureau today forecast milder temperatures for Kansas for the next five days, with no precipitation of consequence in sight. Warming Sunday afternoon amounted to as much as 22 degrees in the Hill City area, but more generally was 10 degrees over northern and eastern Kansas. High temperatures Sunday ranged from 23 at Dodge City, where an inch of snow remained on the ground, to 55 at Hill City. Overnight lows were from 9 at Topeka to 27 at Goodland. Forecasters said today's temperatures should range from the mid-40s in the east to-50 to 55 in the west, with lows tonight 15 to 25. The five-day outlook called for temperatures to average four to eight degrees above normal. Normals for the period are the low to mid 40s, "with lows in the upper teens northwest to mid and upper 20s elsewhere. Kanopolis Teenager Shot in the Leg A Kanopolis teenager was treated Sunday at the Schilling dispensary for an accidental gunshot wound, according to the Saline county sheriff's department. Peter Morrison, 15, was shot in the lower right leg when a .22 caliber rifle discharged while a companion t Randy Wood, 15, Kanopolis, was loading it. The pair, along with John Hedges, 14, also of Kanopolis, were hunting along the Smoky Hill river south of Kanopolis when the incident occurred, Saline county officials were told. Ater the accident, the boys went to a nearby farmhouse to call Peter's mother, Mrs. Am- peredo Morrison, Kanopolis. She took her son to the Schilling dispensary since her husband is serving with the Air Force. After initial treatment at the dispensary, she took Peter on to Ft. Rilcy for further treatment. Saline county sheriff's department notified the Ellsworth sheriff since it occurred in that county. Ad Found Renter in Single Day Who says there's a housing surplus in Salina? Not Matilda Smith, 220 E. Republic. She placed a classified ad in The SaKna Journal offering a basement apartment for rent, asking that the ad run four days. Bui after the first day the apartment was rented, to a Beech Aircraft Corp. em- ploye, and she cancelled the remaining ads. You may be surprised, too. Give those little classifieds a chance to work for you Dial TA3-6363 and ask for ""classified". HVE CENTS THE HOME EDITION SAUNA JOURNAL 95th YEAR No. 346 SAUNA, KANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1966 14 Pages tj (immttim 'IIHIIHMMMIIIIIMM Georgia's Legislature Can Select Governor (See other court news on Pg. 2) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled today that the Georgia Legislature has the right to pick the state's next governor by choosing between Republican Howard, H. Callaway and Democrat Lester G. Maddox. , "There is no provision of the United States Constitution or any of its amendments which either expressly or implierily dictates the method a state may use to select its governor," Justice Hugo L. Black said in delivering the high court's 5-4 decision. With the ruling the Supreme Court upheld the validity of a 142-year-old section of the Georgia Constitution which provides that when no candidate for governor gets a majority of the popular vote in an election the state legislature is tn choose between the two top vote-getters. . That section had been held unconstitutional Nov. 17 by a three- judge' federal court in Atlanta. Today's decision reverses Ihe lower court. Black said the Georgia House can now go ahead and pick between Callaway and Maddox. When Georgians voted for governor Nov. 8 they gave Calla- way a plurality but not a majority. The final unofficial count, gave Callaway 451,032 votes, Maddox 448,593 and former Gov. Ellis Arnall 57,832. Arnall was a write-in candidate. The vote for Arnall, about 6 per cent of the number cast, prevented an election by majority. Black said it is Georgia's duty under its constitution "to proceed to have the General Assembly elect its governor from the two highest candidates in the election." That is, Black went on, "un- less, as some of the parties contend, the entire legislative body is incapable of performing its responsibility of electing a governor because it is malappor- tioned.'- However, Black .hastened to add, "this is not correct." He said under an earlier Supreme Court ruling the Georgia Assembly is permitted to continue to function as presently apportioned until May 1, 1968. "Consequently the Georgia Assembly is not disqualified to elect a governor as required by Article V of the state's constitution." Marymount Girl Dies in Crash VICTORIA — A Marymount college freshman, Joyce Brungardt, 18, Victoria, was killed Sunday when the pickup truck she was driving was struck by a Union Pacific train at a Victoria crossing. The truck was tossed 50 yards from the crossing and smashed into a grain elevator. Miss Brungardt was thrown from the vehicle before it struck the elevator. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Brungardt, Victoria, and a 1966 graduate of Victoria rural high school. She entered Marymount in September and was visiting her home for the weekend. Miss Brungardt was one of nine victims of traffic accidents in Kansas over the weekend. 'The funeral for Miss Brungardt will be at 10 am Thursday at St. Fidelis Church t Victoria. Besides the parents, survivors are two brothers, H. James and Bill D., both of Victoria. Miss Brungardt had been active in the Victoria Catholic Youth Organization, had been its spiritual life and social chairman and was named its cut- standing member for 1965-66. She had been the organist for St. John's rest home, Victoria, during her senior year at Victoria rural high school. Burial will be in St. Fidelis cemetery, Victoria. The Cline mortuary, Victoria, is in charge. Eight other persons died in Kansas road mishaps over the weekend. Eugene Harbert, 41, of Hutchinson, died Sunday in the collision of his car and a church bus at a Hutchinson intersection. The bus was en route to pick up Sunday School children. The driver was not injured. Arthur S. Jennings, 29, Wichita, died Sunday morning in a hospital from injuries suffered Saturday when he was dragged by a car. Wichita police said Jennings was injured after he get out of his car and argued with the driver of an auto that had passed him in traffic. Officers sa-'d that when the other car drove away, Jennings was entangled in the door or handle and was dragged about 40 feet. Police were looking for .the driver. Two persons were killed Saturday when a car went out of control at an overpass and hit a utility pole west of downtown Wichita. The victims were David Pendergass, IB, and Robert Giles, 27, both of Wichita. Three Hutchinson children were killed and the'r mother was critically injured Saturday when their car was struck by a freight train in east Hutchinson after apparently stalling on the tracks. The mother is Mrs. Kenneth Diehl, 20. The children were Kenneth Diehl Jr., 4, Stephen, aged 3, and Lisa, 18 months old. Carl Underbill, 16, Trecce, Kan., was killed Saturday when the car he was driving failed to complete a turn on U.S. 69 near the Kansas-Oklahoma border. Handel Rates A Hallelujah An enthusiastic audience, estimated at between 800 and 900 attended the Salina Oratorio Chorus' presentation of "Handel's "Messiah" Sunday night in Sams chapel. The director, Donald Ohlsen, described the performance as "really fine, a much better job than last year". The soloists, he said, were well received. Solo roles were sung by Franklin E. Dybdahl, doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, bass; Sharon Sprowls Reed, former member of opera companies at Santa Fe, N.M. and Central City, Colo., soprano- Christina Johnson, Salina, a senior music student at Wichita Slate university, contralto, and James Greene, choral music director at Sacred Heart high school, tenor. The soloists were the only professional singers involved t Ohlsen said. The 160 - member chorus was composed of students, faculty, school and church choir members, and others from the community. The performance climaxed over two months of rehearsal. Ohlsen is a music professor at Kansas Wesleyan university. Get 5% Savings Certificate! at Prudential Savings, 1801 South 8th. Adv. To Tell About Salina Vocational Education How a onetime Air Force base became a center for vocational education will be described Tuesday for high school counselors and administrators. at Salina. It's a joint meeting planned by Schilling Institute and the Salina Area Vocational-Technical school. Both institutions are established at the former Schilling Air Force base. About 75 persons, mostly high school counselors and administrators, are expected to attend the day-long session which will include lours of both institutions and discussions of curricula. Registrations is at 9:30 am at the vo-tech school. Afler lunch in the Schilling cafeteria, the school men will have a tour of Schilling State. About 3 pm, they'll hear how industry uses graduates of such schools from George Elliott, technician placement director for Sandia Corp.. Albquerque, N. M. The corporation has shown considerable interest in Schilling Slate. Many Cars NEW YORK (AP)—Police Commissioner Howard R. Leary says 425 new radio cars will go into service within two weeks, bringing (he city's patrol vehicles to 1,374. Ruby's Case May Not Be Hopeless By Peggy Simpson Monday, Dec. 12— DALLAS, Tex. (AP) _ The physician in charge of Jack Rubys treatment said today that Ruby's cancer is "not necessarily a hopeless case." Dr. Jay Sanford, professor of internal medicine at Southwestern Medical School, said that medical investigation into the primary source of the malignant disease may take more than a week. Ruby, 53, is the nonsmoking, nondrinking onetime Dallas night club operator who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, later identified by the Warren Commission as President John F. Kennedy's assassin. The Dallas Times Herald quoted an unnamed "source close to the medical aspects of the case" that the tumor has spread into too many vital areas, has escaped detection too long, and that doctors fear Ruby is "beyond hope.' 1 Sanford said he talked with Ruby this morning and quoted Ruby as saying "I'm feeling better this morning than I have in many months." The doctor said Ruby may or may not be operated on for the cancer, depending on its source. He added that if surgery is not used, chemical and radiological treatment might be employed. Sanford said that physicians speculate that the primary source of the cancer is either in Ruby's gastrointestinal tract, a lung or pancreas. Speaking at a news conference in Sheriff Bill Decker's office, Sanford said Ruby's general - condition is reasonably good and that it was "impossible to predict" if Ruby's disease is a terminal case. Sanford said Ruby seemed to accept the diagnosis and appeared to be "trying to maintain his composure." TWA Is Using Salina Airport Trans - World Airlines planes are using the long runway at the Salina municipal airport for training. Monday a TWA jetliner was making approaches and landings at the airport. TWA has been sending both Boeing 707s and 880s to the Salina port two or three times a day. Doubt Cast On Romney Club Claim Monday, Dec. 12— WICH1TA (AP) — Merle K. Gates . of Wichita, who announced a national "Youth for Romney" club, could not be reached today for comment on a Washington report casting doubt on validity of the organization. The Washington Post said three persons claimed they wcr e falsely identified as members of the group and one of these said a fourth person listed as a member is a Democrat. Gates listed himself as chairman in announcing the group Friday at a governors conference in Colorado Springs. The announcement prompted Michigan Gov. George Romney to say he is not discouraging volunteer efforts to make him a candidate for President. Gates, who is in his 20s, was an unsuccessful candidate for the state legislature in the last general election. He is employed at a local insurance agency. .Criticized Sheriff While a college student here in 1B63 he quit a part-time job mder a Republican sheriff and criticized operations of the sheriff's -office. Gates was listed as state chairman of a Collegiate Young Republican group al the time. A student CYR chapter at Kansas State University considered but tabled a resolution aimed at censuring him for criticizing the sheriff's office. ff Bus "Raids Ruled Illegal Monday, Dec. 12— TOPEKA (AP) - Atty. Gen. Robert Londerholm ruled today there are only two circumstances under which a unified school district may send its buses into another district to pick up pupils. The opinion was sought by Murie M. Hayden, administrative aide to the state department of public instruction, in connection with a problem arising in Unified District 402 in Butler County. The attorney general held that inder the school unification act, districts are authorized to contract with each other to send residents to another district and also are authorized to send buses into a district to pick up pupils covered by the contract. Londerholm held that Kansas law also provides school buses may enter another district to pick up pupils specifically given the right to attend a school in a unified district other than the one in which they live. Can Continue This law provides that students attending a school prior to unification may continue to attend that school, even though the unification program may have placed them in another district. Other than these circumstances. Londerholm said, "we are not aware of any authority granted to a schooi district to enter anoiher district to pick up pupils. In the absence of such authority, we believe .such activity to b« beyond the corporate powers of a school district." Train Boy Scouts Kills Two { BRIGHTON, Mich (AP) — "Grab the | boy and jump! Grab the boy and jump!" I Engineer Lawrence Green shouted to | the fleeing figures as his train bore down | on them on a snowy trestle. = Despite braking power fully ap- | plied, the Chesapeake & Ohio freight | ground on down the tracks and | brought tragedy to a Boy Scout hike | Saturday. { Howard T. Lovell, 50, leader of Detroit i Troop 586, and John Gresham, 11, a mem- I ber of the troop, were killed. Both were I from Detroit. j | Lovell died apparently trying to shoo ] young Gresham to safety when the train, I going 55 miles an hour, caught the Scou's ] by surprise on the Huron River trestle in I Island Lake State Park. { Another Scout, 14-year-old Kekin Con| nors, of Detroit, broke a leg when he i jumped 30 feet to the ground. [ State police said Connors is deaf j and did not hear the train's whistle. I He jumped because he saw the oth- | ers scrambling for safety, officers | said. i Thirty-four Scouts escaped harm, some | of them by leaping from the trestle aa I Connors did. { Engineer Green, 63, of Inkster said the | train had rounded a curve about 200 [ yards from the trestle when he saw the | boys. | The Scouts chose the trestle route, I which has "no trespassing" signs on each i end, as a short cut from -their campsite I to an area a mile away where they planned 1 a cookout, police said. These Dogs Live High | ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For ; Rusty and Najo, a couple of high-living I dogs with a purpose, Life sometimes is I confining. But it keeps them off the I streets. i The dogs make their home 25 feet above I ground on top of a large flat-topped ware- i house in Albuquerque. They roam over I about one-half acre of roof, keeping away \ burglars and providing somewhat of a I tourist attraction. "Hey, mister, you got some dogs on your roof," is commonly heard by employes of Southwest Distributing Co. Rusty, a 7-year-old male Weimaraner, has been on the roof since he was six months old except for brief walks with a company employe charged with his care. A few months ago, Carlo Bachechi, .president of the corporation, decided Rusty needed some company so he put Najo, a 3-year-old German shepherd, on the roof. The dogs live inside a 20-foot fake can advertising beer. Workmen cut away ona side of the can for the doghouse. "I've never had a burglary—since th« dogs have been there," said Bachechi. Fast Driver Loses MARION, N.C. (AP) — A youth who lost his drivers license last week for going 90 miles an hour lost his life driving 130 miles an hour Saturday night, the stats highway patrol said. He was identified as Jerry Dean Holtsclaw, 20, of Marion. Two other Marion youths also were killed when Holtsclaw lost control of his father's car on U.S. 221 while being chased by two state highway patrolmen. No Prophets CUCHI, South Vietnam (AP)—Meteor- ologista briefing pilots at the 25th Infantry Division's airport here have hung this sign up over their weather advisory office: "This is a non-prophet organization." iiiiifiHMniiimimiiiiH MII.I,. "«i«m,M.,Hm.m«,M.m.«,mw»

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