Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 17, 1969 · Page 8
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Greeley, Colorado
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Friday, October 17, 1969
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Page 8 GREELEY TRIBUNE Friday, Oct. 17, 1969 : Teacher Resignation QK'd; Two Contracts Offered . The District School Board Wednesday night approved the " · resignation of one teacher and . 'offered probationary contracts , ' t o two others. · " .The board accepted with re- ''gret the resignation of Julia .H. Johnson, a teacher at Madi. . son. Offered probationary contracts were Mrs. Kathleen Ernst and .Mrs. Rosemarie Sommer. ; Mrs. Ernst holds a 13A degree from California Slate College 'with a major in elementary education. She was recommended ' for a position at Madison. Mrs. Sommer was recommended for a part-time, multilevel position at Arlington Ele- 'mentary. Mrs. Sommer holds a ' BA degree from Paedagogische, GLASS : "Auto, Window, Plate, Mlrron A IY1 Glass ,624 13th St. Ph. 352-6248 llochschute, Bremen, Germany a major in elementary education. Also approved by the board was a transfer of funds in the 19G9 budget and forwarding of the accreditation and statistical reports for 1969 to (lie Colorado Stale Department of Education. ·· The funds in the budget were transferred under a'slate law which allows education boards to transfer unencumbered monies from one function to another within the same fund.- · The transfers were approved under the authorization. Accreditation and statistical reports must be completed by Oct. 15 and the board's approval was ministerial. The contents of (he report are available for inspection by board members and interested persons. The document includes financial and enrollment data, the status of all programs of study, and certification of teacher preparation and,assignments. RANCH DISPERSAL AUCTION for MR. MRS. VIC CARLSTROM .-·17 miles west of'Waldcn, Colo, (follow the signs) MONDAY, OCT. 20-10:00 a.m.-Lunch TRUCK, TRACTORS, MACHINERY: 1962 Ford 2-ton truck, stock racks; H-D-11 AC trac-tractor and cab, dozer and 10-ycl. ;.' carryall; 1949 Int. M.tractor, overhauled; IHC 300 utility 1963 tractor with IHC 33 loader and dirt bucket; IHC H Super tractor! .".. Bolsr 850 garden tractor; 1282 New Holland self-propelled baler, l_year old; 14-ft. Koscli mower with brackets for Int. M; New Holland 6-bar rake; 6-whecl wheel 'rake; two Howryberg bale ' loaders; 16-hole MM single disc drill; two 8-wheel -meadow - " drags; two walking plows; IHC 6-ft. bl.ade. EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES; AC 110-volt light plant; six -- ' AC motors; new Meyers % hp jet pump; 20-ft. bale .elevator with gas motor; JD 953 running gear, 14-ft. flat truck bed; r 2-wheol utility trailer; battery charger, '6- 12-volt; 3-hp paint sprayer; paint; PTO sprayer; two 300-gal. gas tanks and stands; several 65-gal. barrels; gas pump; feed bunks; wood running gear; sickle grinder; '/ 2 barrel linseed oil; 3 boxes telephone Insulators: gas lanterns"; two 25-gal. saddle tanks; good used '1 tires; calf puller; crcnm cans; 8-ft. steel gates; 16-ft. extension ladder; 12 log chains; tagalongs; buzz saw; electric fence posts; posthole digger; two controllers, 6-volt; headgate culverts; telephone wire; various sizes and lengths of steel culverts; three tarps (two 16x14, one 10x12); winch; vise; tool boxes and tools; two /, Inch electric drills; one 1/4 Inch drill; woodworking tools; 6-ft. bellows; cinder blocks; 200 treated posts; cement mixer and motor; several new rolls barb wire; wire roller; woven wire stretchers; saws; two reverse tranumlslonB for C or Super C; 18-inch Bolcn chain saw;, nails; staples; 'gate hinges; scrap Iron; double gitlnder and motor; 40-ft. endless belts; extension cords; Forney -electric welder; acetylene gas welder; air compressor; emery wheel; space heater; grain- buster hammcrmill; miter box; show equipment; platform scale; ·Stewart electric clippers; doors;, windows; 100 ft. garden hose; pipes and pipe fittings; bolts and bins; double trees; single trees; neck yokes; several sets of harness; collars; Helscr saddle; Hclser bucking saddle; lots of tack; harness maker ·stand; PA system 76 watt, 100 ft. wire, 4 speakers and mike, like new; 30 blocks salt; 300 Ibs. timothy; 100 Ibs. .clover seed; : 60 new 2x8 lumber, 16 ft. planed;- 6 boxes horse shoes. FURNITURE MISCELLANEOUS: 6-pc. dinette set; living room set; 3-pc. bedroom 'set; 7-pc. dining set; Frlglda'lre refrigerator; electric stove; buffet; chairs; Whirlpool wniher and dryer; antique record player; 4 ' bar stools; lamps; file cabinet; safe; vacuum cleaner; sewing cabinet; music cabinet; Kalamazoo cookstove (flood); lamps and chimneys;, antique brass bed; two round top trunks; sewing rocker; 5 rrjalted milk mixers; field mess kit; flat Irons; dinner bell; 60-ft. TV. tower. WINGATE'S FARM RANCH AUCTIONS I'h. -182-0207, Ft. Collins, Colo. Jim Wingate Bill Rainey Willnrd Hnrlnngle Ph. 484-1954 Ph. '184-1GS9 Ph. 772-1582 Longmont Nerve Gas Capital of America Doesn't Look at All Sinister By JEAN XELUER . Associated ,Pm» Writtr EDGEWOO/S ARSENAL, Md. (AP) -- Anlong the men stationed at this secluded old Army post are 70, human guinea pigs whose minds and bodies are used to test a catalogue of debilitating and deadly chemical warefare weapons. All of the men are recruited volunteers. 'Tes.ts show all of them are ;ane. ···. . And yet'they've come here-without extra pay, without promise of exemption from Vietnam duly and mostly without qualms--to allow themselves to be gassed, injected and sprayed with the most controversial weapons of war since nent which would be issued to ;roops engaged in a chemical- )iological war. Edgewood officials have Pen- agon-approved answers to questions about the necessity of withstanding. developing a chemical warfare capability, the necessity of lest- ng the agents on humans and the safety of the tests. : "We would never be the first .0 use these things in a war," said Col. Joseph R. 'Blair, deputy director for medical sciences. 3ut we have to'have a strong the atom bomb. Doesn't Edgewood Look Sinister Arsenal doesn't look sinister enough to be the Nerve Gas Capital of America. Its grounds tumble .gently down green hillsides to the shores, of Ihe Chesapeake Bay. Light traffic moves unhurried .hrough typical Army-issue architecture. Except for an occasional aircraft landing the loudest noises on post are the birds and the drying autumn leaves. But perfecting the art of chemical warfare has been the principal function of Edgewood Arsenal .since its founding in 1918. And since 1922--for 47 years--testing on human beings IBS been an integral part of operations. But it has never been publicized. It is not widely known. It is, at best, a controversial practice. enemy might use against us. We lave .to develop these things because they are." He did not dentify "they." "We have to lest these drugs on people," Blair contended. 'You cannot, develop something Midst of Bitter Debate . Now, in the midst of bitter public debate over the necessily i! stockpiling chemical and biological weapons, amid loud pro- lests thai they are a cruel and inhuman way to fight a war, Ihe Defense Departmenl granted an Associated Press request to tour his facility, photograph it and interview the volunteers. During the conducted tour, of- cials talked freely about the olunlcer program but turned side many technical questions )oul their work and the nature ; the agents tested on grounds at infonnalion is classified. They described in general rms chemicals tested on the uman volunteers: nerve agents hich in sufficient quantities an kill in minutes; incapacitat- ig. drugs thai disorienl, con- isc, create lethargy and hallu- nations, suppress a soldier's esire to fight and deslroy his oordirialion; and several types irritanls, such as lear gas, FARM MACHINERY LIVESTOCK AUCTION HONG KONG (AP) -- Peter 1. Will, a British freighter cap- ain, crossed the border into long Kong today after 17 for MR. AND MRS. ANDY BUMAN Fort Lupton, Colorado ft mi. west on Hiway 52, Vi north in lane SATURDAY, OCT. 25 - 10:00 a.m. Lunch by Lymurdo Circle, Frederick Christian Church TRACTORS M A C H I N E R Y : 1963 JD 3010 tractor, new rubber, dual hyd. wide front, fully equipped; 19B1 JD "B" trac tor, dual troll wide rear axles, single front, A-1 shape; (pro pane); 1951 L.A. Case tractor, new rubber; 1960 Int. i/ £ -ton pick up; 1963 Ford 2'door hardtop, A-1 shape; 1968 Massey Ferguson No. 44 12-ft. self-propelled windrower wtth conditioning; JD No ·46 heavy duty loader with wide bucket; JD No. 112 feeder bo with spreader attachment on a No. 963 running geir; 1963 New H. automatic bale wagon stacker; 1963 Int. 10-ft. wheel disc irrit. 5-ft. ditcher; Colby 4-ton double chain manure spreader; JD 9-W 3 point mower, like new; 1963 New Holland No. 271 power '·take-off string tie baler; Int. 3-sectlon harrow, folding hitch; 3- point posthole digger, Clark sprayer on rubber with cattle nonle and nylon hose. 10-ft. PlainOmatlc or SpeedCo leveler; JD tiller ·with hyd. controller; Silver Jet weed burner; 8x12 heavy duty wagon with 12-ton axle for duals; JD 896 side delivery rake; JD hammer mill; Lindell field chopper; 2 section 3-polnt sprlngtooth harrow; 10-ft. field roller. MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT: Cement mixer; 1J/ 2 -ln. pump with 3/ 2 Briggs-Stratton engine; 3 sections 5-ln. pipe, some elbows; 7 cattle feed bunks (good); 8 rolls new barb .wire; post! and used wire; Gunnison cattle chute; calf creep feeder; 2 stock tanks; 2 small metal feed bunks; 200 good used 2x4s 8-tt. HQ-ft., -i2-ii.; lots of good used lumber; sheeting; siding;, tin; 2 cattle oilers on stands; portable feed bunk rack; 300-gal. overhead gas tank; 55-gal. oil barrels; calf buckets and nipples; Hudson tank heater; 4-wheel trailer with 7x10 bed; portable calf creep feeder with shed, approx. 2-3 ton; mineral dispenser; grass seeder, power take-off; 20-ft aluminum extension ladder; full roll double wire light line cable; set of stock racks for Int pickup; propane heater with tank; portable air compressor; bench grinder with motor; PowerCraft electric welder; McCul lough chain saw; Thor speed grinder; metal shop bench; upright metal cabinet; all kinds shop tools; extension cord; Beaks spray gun, complete; Value compressor; hand weedburner and spray er; chain hoist; forks; shovels; Huffy power lawnmower; 160-ft garden hose; MW 3^-l'P rototiller; heavy rubber Irrigation dams and tubes; Colorado Saddlery stock saddle. 135 HEAD LIVESTOCK: 36 Holsteln heifers 350-600 Ibs.; 1 WF hfr. 600-650 Ibs.; 1 Angus first-calf heifer with calf; 20'Angui ·heifers and steers, 400-550-lbs.; 1 WF str. 450-lbs.; 3 Brown Swiss-Char, cross strs. 650-700 Ibs.; 1 red Angus steer; 68 Hoi stein strs. 350-650-lbs.; 1 sorrel mare, 10 yr. old and 1 aorre filly, 3 yr. old (matched pair and well broke); 1 Palomino 'geld ing, corning 5-yr. old (well broke). FURNITURE . MISC., Dining room set; Duncan Phyfe table, 5 chairs, china closet; 5-pc. bedroom set with box springs and mattress; kitchen Jable, dropleaf with formica top and 4|j chairs; Westinghcuse auto, refrigerator: Westinghouse console TV; Raytheon 21-in. console TV; 17-in. Philco TV; swivel office chair; lawn chair; Maytag Ironer; floor lamps; table lamps; 2 sets vanity lamps; Gilbert 1807 mantle clock; itone crocks; Dominion portable oven and broiler comb.; dishes, silverware, clothing; small household items. Gum 1897 32 special; automatic 22 rifle. HAY, 150 ton grass hay, this year's crop. WINGATE'S FARM RANCH AUCTIONS Phone 482-6207 Fort Collins, Colorado Jim Wingate Bill Rainey Willard Hartnagle Phone 484-1951 I'hone .18-1-1839 Ph. 772-1582JI I,ongmont|| ist China. He was the sixlli Britain released by the Chinese n two weeks. ·Border sources snld Will, who ,'as. taken off the freighter Kota aya by Red Guards atTaku in lay 1968" and accused of insullr- ng C o m m u n i s-.t party Chairman Mao Tse-limg ap- icared in good physical condi ion. Seven other Britons' are be ieved still detained in Red Chi ia. Will's release raised hopes tiat other releases might fol Expert Photography CROSS STUDIO 814 16th St. whose effects wear off in rain-1 That's what a lot of the men ules. T«t Protective Clothing The volunteers also test the protective clothing and equip- wood is up, but two months at Edgewood is two months of rea- capability in this field as a de-don't like their posts or this :errent against any chemical weapons any enemy or potential it is good duty. It's a pretty :»r human beings without test trick, humans also are used. say. It's good duty. There's no assurance they won't go to Vietnam when their time at Edge- sonably certain safety. Edgewood officials are. not surprised at this attitude, Col. jrani. They hope that "once the mblic is informed, once they mow we're not butchers, his hysteria will calm down," )r. Silver said. Several arsenal employes iave a rather ironic way of demonstrating that Edgewood scientists are not evil. After Blair's patriotic statement not working all day to perfect the weapons of.chemical warfare, "Theirs isn't an unhealthy attitude," said Lt. Col. James Ketchum, chief of the Clinical Research Department. "When we go out recruiting volunteers, we're wary of the ones who give us a lot of patriotic speeches. That's not why they want to come. They come because they brings them close to home. And good life they lead." Edgewood Arsenal is not the only post in the country that uses human volunteers to .test the weapons of chemical-biological warfare. Just 50 miles away, near Frederick, Md., at Ft. De- ng them on human beings. It's safe. We've been doing it since 922 and we've never had a serious accident." To be sure, safety precautions lire extensive. Experimental Drugs Tested Experimental drugs--a term used to cover all the agents developed and tested at the arsenal--are used extensively on an- mals before they are tested on people. The dosages given to human subjects are minimal and well below the lethal level. Doctors and medical aides are on 24-hour call in case of accident. Nearly every corridor of he testing laboratory has a 50- ;allon-a-minute fresh water shower and eye bath so the vic- im of an accidental spill doesn't even have to disrobe be- 'ore he can thoroughly wash down. Before a volunteer is approved for testing he must pass a week-long battery of physical, psychological and psychiatric ;ests to assure that he is in per- 'ect mental and physical health. And if lie has any second houghts about subjecting himself to experimentation, he may jack out of the program at any ,ime. Heard About It From Friends Many of the 70 men approved for the September-October program heard about it from friends who had taken part. Unanimously, they say, they leard it was good duty and so !ar have no reason to doubt it. "Most of them want to come liere to make an honest-to-God contribution to medical science and their country," Col. Blair said. In an interview with the volunteers, they were asked how Detrick is sort of the companion post to Edgewood, and much the better known and more controversial of the two. At Edgewood, scientists develop the weapons of chemical war. At Detrick the emphasis is on biological war. months of captivity in Commu- many were at Edgewood for patriotic reasons. "Aw, --I" replied Spec. 4 Joseph Monahan, 26, a burly Irish man from New York City. "I'm here for just two reasons--a reaction against Fort Rucker (Ala., where he was stationed and 'cause this place ain't far from the Jersey Turnpike. I fhcy'da had the same program in Nebraska I probably wouldna went." Mostly Sit Around "Man, it's good duty. We mostly sit around here or play ping pong. We get a three-da; pass every week and for the two months we're here--well, we go our files with us. We stay of that little list, you know? While we're here we ain't over there "Two months from now we go back into the lottery. But a lol can happen in two months." Developing Antidotes Much of the time and money expended at Edgewood goes into developing antidotes, protective equipment and clothing for soldiers who might someday be thrown into a chemical-biological war. The equipment that works at Edgewood is also said to work at Detrick, for in the event of such a war, chemical and biological agents would undoubtedly be used in concert. The one inherent problem in jsting the defense equipment nd medical remedies is that ic only weapons available to est them against are our own. "But you have to keep in mind that there aren't all that iany chemical compounds and ombinations of chemical com- ounds which can feasibly be made into a deliverable weap- n," said Dr. Seymour D. Siler, director of researcli labs at dgewood. "We don't think lere is any way they could sur- rise us." Was he certain? "Well, we think so." Until 1955, Edgewood took X)th military and civili.-.n volun- ;ers for its experiments. Over IB last 14 years, however, the rogram has been limited to rmy enlisted men--5,130 o icm to date. Every two months idgewood returns one group o olunteers to regular duty am rings in fresh subjects.. Aware of Controversy Officials at the arsenal, whil lot paranoic, are fully aware o he controversy raging over C-B warfare. They allow themselves moments of black humor when he subject comes up. After a demonstration of a itrong liquid irritant called CS 3r. Ketchum was asked if tb iquid which had been sprayei would be cleaned up or allowe o evaporate. "Oh, it will just evaporate anc iprcad out over the area killing eople," he joked bitterly. Because of the controversy Idgewood officials say the t want to be open about the pro Expert Auto Body Work COMPLETE PAINTING FREE ESTIMATES Wickland Motors 817 7th St. hey spend their evenings devel oping programs to educate een-agers about the dangers of drug abuse. Much Is Unclassified Much of the work at Edgewood is unclassified--as long as nobody, asks about the technical names' for the agents, their chemical structure or their means of delivery to a target. Even the volunteers are kepi largely jn-the dark about the substances being, used.on lh.?m. "They-.don't ask. about them .00 much," Col. Blair said. "But every once in' a while one does and if his 1 questions are too technical we have to tell him he's asked about classified informa- jdn. We can't tell them exactly what they're getting, but we try o tell them as close, as possible what it's going 'to be like, like saying ian agent feels like tear gas or .a drug-.will produce a ·eaction like, a .bad hangover. That usually satisfies them." Apparently he's right because none of the volunteers interviewed expressed any fnar ol what was going. to happen to hem. "I haven't got any second .houghts at all," said Spec. William James Donnelly, 20, of Bethesda, Md., who was temporarily assigned to Edgewood 'rom Fort Gordon, Ga. "My folks think I'm insane, but they .ell us there's no real danger. There are all kinds of special-' LAFF-A.DAY 0 Q 0 G O OOP/, .,'1965: World ridili liirtvtt "Now today, Miss Bradshaw, I want to mtrodiicff you to our computes 809:" ists around and they know what they're doing. We're not wor- Expressed Distaste All the volunteers expressed distaste at the thought, of an all- out C-B war and say, probably a little naively, that maybe that sort of war could be fought without the deadly chemical-Biological weapons, only with the incapacitating ones. said Spec! 4 Edmund Connors, 21, New York City. "It's- not. a dirty war. But if it meant .my life if we didn't use the nerve gas--well, better them than me. "I'm not stupid enougli to'be- lieve the deadly stuff wouldn't be used. As long as somebody's got it, somebody is going to -Use it sooner or later. "I think if there's another-war it ought to be fought out on a war," said Sgt. Jobe Parker, 33, of Panama City, Fla. "You don't have to kill the enemy. You just knock him out and run over him and take over. After he wakes up, you rehabilitate him the way the Communists indoctrinate us. You teach him that ours is a better way of life." "Incapacitating agents would be a good way to fight a war," "It's a better way to light a chess board. Two men. Winner take all. But, he, somebody'd probably get caught cheating and then they'd fight a war over that." KITCHEN CARPET . Norseman Quality . Reg. 13.95 £99 NOW O CARPET MART 1621 9th St. 353-OS80 THIS WEEK'S CARPET fff sf SS ^9 H 9^t SS 4sP SALE ENDS SATURDAY Berven's PROMISED LAND 100% Continuous Filament Nylon Pile . Green and Brown; Gold Tones, Starlile, Golden Cactus REG. 8.95 ONE WEEK ONLY Berven's Set Point REG. 8.95 Red, Deep Sea, Blue/Green and Holly Berry ONE WEEK ONLY CARPET AUCTION Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. 2606 8th Avenue Approximately 7,000 Yards of BRAND NEW CARPET WEAVES: Engraved, Hi-Low, Cut; Pile, Commercial, Tweeds and Shag. WOOL, NYLON, HEROLON, ACRILAN AND POLYESTER COLORS: Red, Blue, Green, Golds, Bittersweet, and Lots of New California Colors. FULL ROLLS, ROOM SIZES, REMNANTS NOTE: This will be the largest carpet auction we have ever had. Home owners, apartment owners, and contractors welcome! BUY YOUR CARPET AT AUCTION. IT PAYS! Be Sure and Bring Your Padding and Carpet Room Measurements ; Laying Available TERMS: CASH AUCTIONEERS Gary Greenwood Gail Albach 2606 8th Avenue Cheyenne, Wyoming Grccley, Colorado Phone Phone 352-4822 352-2369 Jorges' Perspective 25 oz. yarn. Highest abrasive lest of any kitchen carpel. Golden brown. ' REG. i 9.95 ONE WEEK ONLY 1235 8th Avenue Ph. 353-5031 ' Open Evenings Until 8:30 Except Saturdays and Sundays

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