Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 6, 1976 · Page 3
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Garden City, Kansas
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Tuesday, July 6, 1976
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It Was a Grand and Glorious Celebration Here From the opening of the busy County Fair Saturday to the last burst of fireworks Sunday night at the Fairgrounds, it was a grand and glorious 4th of July celebration for the Garden City community. The two-day celebration, which also included a Teeny Miss beauty contest, horsehoe pitching and an old-fashioned celebration in Stevens Park, drew thousands of persons for the Nation's 200th birthday party. More than 3,000 persons were attracted to the 4-H building at the Fairgrounds Saturday for the County Fair which featured more than 40 exhibits and activities, ranging from a clown-makeup booth to homemade bread; making and a quilting demonstration. Jan Miller and Pat Smith put the show together. Many visitors indicated they hoped it could become^n annual affair. In Finnup Park, youngsters and oldsters competed for trophies in the Telegram's annual horseshoe pitching contest, which has been a 4th -of July fixture for 27.years, the last 10 as a memorial to Cecil Baker. The Teeny Miss Contest, sponsored by Jaycee Jaynes at the kiddie pool in Finnup Park, drew 21 contestants Markets Closing grain nished by Garden Wheat Milo Corn between 2 and 5 years. The winner was 2»£ year-old LaStacia Knoll, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Knoll, RFD 1. Several hundred persons were at Stevens Park Sunday night for the Old-Fashioned Celebration, sponsored by the College Humanities Committee. Barbara MacMillan was in charge and served as mistress of cermonies. Helen Harp, of the Bicentennial Committee, was also active in arranging 4th of July ceremonies. The band-shell was decorated with flags and a huge banner was strung across the back proclaiming, "Happy Birthday, U.S.A." Families picnicked and youngsters frolicked on the greensward. Some danced to the music of fiddlers, others tossed frisbees or kicked ' footballs. A call for politicians to exercise their right of free speech produced only one, Mike Merrill, a candidate for the county commission. Merrill took the soapbox to denounce the location of the county's controversial landfill. (His remarks in full are elsewhere in today's Telegram.) Invitations to speak had been sent to all candidates running for office, said Mrs. MacMillan. The Fellowship Baptist Church's God and County Choral, a group of, young people, provided some memorable .moments with religious and patriotic selections. The youngsters were dressed for the occasion, the girls in either red and blue long skirts with White blouses, with the boys in blue slacks, white shirts and red ties. Glenda Schmidt, chairman of the Public Television' Commission, spoke briefly about the need for a statewide public television system. She urged listeners to write Gov. Bennett and tell him you favor using your tax money for public television. .She noted that $100,000 in tax funds is already going to PTV stations in Kansas. She said such a statewide system would benefit all of Kansas. Two Finney County lawyers, John Wheeler and David Heinemann, re-enacted two of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas during the Senate campaign in Illinois in 1858. Another attorney, John, Osborn, was moderator and set the scene, noting that there were seven debates in all and the exposure set the stage for Lincoln's nomination for president in 1860. Osborn also noted that the debates drew between 15,000 and 20,000 persons at a time when transportation was primitive. He added, though, that he doubted that Lincoln and Douglas had to contend with motorcyclists drowning out their words. The reference was to some cyclists hotrodding around the park while Wheeler and Heinemann were debating. Wheeler took the part of Douglas (whom Lincoln called the "judge"), while Heinemann played Lincoln. Tracy Stahlecker, RFD 1, dressed in a flowing white gown with red and blue ruffles, read the speech which Won the state title in the VFW Voice of Democracy contest. It was called, "Seven Words" . . . life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Tracy was a finalist in national competition. Four bicyclists from Oregon took up Mrs. MacMillan's invitation for anyone in the audience to speak about anything they wanted to. One of the cyclists, a big blond lad and well tanned from miles on the road, spoke for the group. "You know," he said, "we get a feeling about a town the minute we hit it. And we had a good feeling about Garden City." He said he and his friends came' to the park and were offered chicken and watermelon ( and best of all, friendship. The Jimmy Jones family from Montevallo, Ala., was introduced. The Joneses and their four children made a special stop in Garden City to deliver memorabilia from Alabama, including a Bicentennial newspaper, Frisbee, souvenir license plate and greetings from the chairman of the Montevallo Bicentennial Commission. The family is on its way to Wyoming for a camping trip and figured out they would be in Garden City on the July 4th weekend. The Montevallo citizens apparently had researched Garden City's Bicentennial events. A portion of the greeting applauded "your Bicentennial events entitled Beef Empire Days, Good. News Festival and Mexican Fiesta. We commend you for restoring the , one room schoolhouse, for constructing a Heritage Park and for other projects which have encouraged local participation in celebrating the 200th birthday of the United States of America." A fitting finale to the Old- Fashioned Celebration in the park was a concert by the Municipal Band, under the direction of Bob Brock. The program included numbers rich in heritage, especially "America The Beautiful", * * which never fails to bring a lump to the throat, and seldom-heard 19th century versions of the National Anthem. The final number was a tribute to Mack Linn, who stepped down last year after 10 years as 4th of July chairman. Linn introduced the selection, "The Battle Hymn of Republic," an appropriate finale to a stirring concert. With darkness falling, the park celebration dispersed and joined the line of cars heading for the Fairgrounds for the fireworks display, arranged in the last few days by Van Salyer with $2200 raised from businessmen. Originally, no fireworks had * P«ge3 Garden City Telegram Tuesday, July 6,1976 been scheduled. It may have been one of the largest crowds ever for a fireworks display. Cars lined both sides of Highway 83 from near the Armory south to near the Arkansas River bridge. Several hundred cars were parked in the 3-i exhibit area. More were in Finnup Park and scattered around the Fairgrounds. Salyer said the display went off without a hitch, except for 3 or 4 duds which sent volunteer firemen scrambling. Fire Chief Tommy Thomas and his men touched off the fireworks. The brilliant display lasted about 40 minutes with many motorists honking in appreciation. * * Landfill Ignites Verbal Fireworks deaths $4.40unchg. $2.80 unchg. 7 p.m. stocks (The following price' quotations are furnished to the; Telegram by Heinold, O'Connor and Cloonan, Inc. ..276-3244). Allied Supplies 4ft American Cyanamid 25"* American Motors 4'/» American Brands 39% Anaconda 29% AT&T 56% Bfcch Aircraft 21% Bethlehem Steel .43% Boeing '... .40 Chrysler 19ft Cities Service 53% CGP lift Dillons 29ft DuPonl 136ft Eastman Kodak 98ft El Paso NG 14ft Ford 55^4 General Electric 57'/4 General Motors 67ft Halliburton '. 64% IBM 275ft International Harvester 31% International Paper 72ft MarCor 38'/4 National Distributor 25ft Northern Natural 46^4 PanEPL ,...35ft Penney JC :.51 Philip Petroleum 61 Proctor Gamble 97 RCA 29 Santa Fe Industries 38ft Sears ...65 Sperry Rand 50% Standard Oil Indiana 50% Standard Oil New Jersey 105 Texaco V/» United States Steel 53% LIVE BEEFFUTURES Aug. Oct. Dec. Feb. High 41.00 43.50 44.60 44.65 Low 39.87 42.55 44.15 44.30 Close 39.90 42.57 44.15 44.40 , DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p.m. was down 3.19 at 996.81. Hofcomb Woman Hurt in Wreck HOLCOMB—Adela M. Fonseca, 40, Holcomb, is listed in satisfactory condition today at St. Catherine Hospital after she was injured in a one-vehicle accident Saturday night northwest of Holcomb. The mishap occurred at 10:43 p.m. on a private drive a mile west and four miles north of Holcomb. Kansas Highway Patrol said Ms. Fonseca was westbound on the private drive when her car struck a power pole. Joseph J. Anderson $3.44 up .4 Joseph John Anderson, 74, 1410 N. 8th, died Saturday at St. Catherine Hospital. Born Sept. 25, 1901, at Shawnee, Okla., he married Ruth Rigdon, Oct. 3, 1949, at Dentonville, Ark. He moved here from Deerfield in 1970 after farming there more than 30 years. He was a member of Church of the Nazarene, Garden City. In addition to the widow, he is survived by five sons, Frank Anderson, Notrees, Tex., Eugene Ridgon, Ogden, Utah, Warren Rigdon, Mesa, Ariz., Charles Anderson, 2304 "A" and James Anderson, Mattituck, N:Y. Height daughters'/, Mrs. Laura v Slattery, Chillicothe, Mo., Mrs. Georgia Carter, Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Estella McGinn, Imperial Rt., Mrs. Mary Katherine Skipton, Deerfield, Mrs. Mary Sue Stanfield, Conoga Park, Calif., Mrs. Reva Welch, Moorefield, Neb., Mrs. Judith VanVacter, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Frances Skipton, 1107 Pearl,; a sister, Mrs. Sophie Claar, Deerfield; 46 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday v at the church, the Rev. Leland Watkins officiating. Burial will be in Deerfield Cemetery. Friends may call until noon Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home here. Family suggests memorials to the church. Mrs. Nettie White Mrs. Nettie D. White, 89, Briar Hill ~ Manor, died Saturday at St. Catherine Hospital. Born March 7, 1887, in Greenwood County, she was married to William White, Sept. 23, 1903, at Greensburg. He died Feb. 16,1953. She had worked as a seamstress for C.R. Anthony Co., living here most of her life. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church. Survivors include three sons, Dick, Las Vegas, Nev., Earl, address unknown, and Carrol (Bud), Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Goddard, Morrison, Colo., and Mrs. Alfie Litz, Livermore, Calif.; a brother, Burl Downer, 623 Olive; two Joseph John Anderww sisters, Vulgamore, Mrs. 631 % N. Aude Main, Bikers on K96 In Two Mishaps Two Pennsylvania bicyclists escaped serious injury this weekend when both were struck by cars in unrelated accidents on K96 highway, which has been designated as an official bikers' route across the state. Most seriously injured of the two bikers suffered a badly- sprained ankle and was treated and released from Tribune Hospital. He is Richard N. Seville, 18, Cheater, Pa. His bicycle was destroyed in the mishap which occurred at 4:30 p.m. Monday a mile west of Tribune. Kansas Highway Patrol said Seville and a pickup truck driven by James D. Krehbiel, 32, Dighton, were eastbound on K96, when Seville attempted to make a U-turn in the path of the Krehbiel truck and was struck. Another Pennsylvania biker, Karl Schaich, 25, from West Homestead, apparently wasn't injured when wind currents sucked his bicycle into the path of a car driven by Donald Burgess, 49, Pittsburg. Both were westbound when the mishap occurred 1:55 p.m. Saturday four an half miles west of Leoti on K96. and Mrs. Earl Grist, Sacramento, Calif.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Paul F. Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery. Friends may call until service time at the funeral home. Mrs. Hilda Hurst Mrs. Hilda M. Hurst, 63 Great Bend, died Monday at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. She was the mother of Eugene Hurst, Garden City. Other survivors include another son, a daughter, three sisters, three brothers, 11 grandchildren, and six great- grandchildren. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Great Bend, with burial in Great Bend Cemetery. A memorial has been established' with the First United Methodist Church. Cook and Weber Funeral Home, Great Bend, is in charge of arrangements. Ted W. Smith SATANTA - Funeral for Ted W. Smith, 72, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Prairie Church of God, rural Satanta. Burial will be in Satanta Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Saturday at Colorado Springs, Colo. Born June 9, 1904, in Stafford County, he married Ethel Heber, Dec. 19, 1904, at Hutchinson. He was a retired grocer and moved from Hutchinson to Colorado Springs in 1965. Survivors inclue the widow; a son, Ted, Colorado Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Don Murray, Colorado Springs; two brothers, Joe and Tom, both of Hutchinson; a sister, Mrs. Eletha Berg, Harper, and four grandchildren. x Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. Archie Selfridge DIGHTON—Funeral for Archie J. Selfridge, 73, was to be 2 p.m. today at Dighton Methodist Church, the Rev. Robert Vance officiating. Burial was to be in Dighton Cemetery. Mr. Selfridge died Saturday at his summer home in Drake, Colo. Born July 10, 1902, at Sterling, he married Virginia Hutchins, Aug. 5, 1930, at Sterling. He was a retired farmer and cattleman and had lived here since 1931. He was a member of Dighton Methodist Church and was on the board of trustees for Camp Lakeside. Survivors include the widow; two sons, Gilbert and Jim, both of Dighton; two daughters, Mrs. Olive Bloom, Wichita, and Mrs. Glenda Loomis, Issaquah, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Grady, Hutchinson, and Mrs. Amy Holz, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family.'.;'.. [.suggest memprialjs, "to,, , United, Methodist Youtnville, Newton, in care of Dighton First National Bank. Neville Graham SCOTT CITY — Funeral for Neville Graham, 74, was this morning at Prarie View Church of the Brethren, Friend. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Graham died Saturday at Parklane Rest Home, Scott City. Born May 12, 1902, in Scott County, he was a lifetime resident. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Farleigh and Mrs. Asa Quance, both of Scott City. Family suggests memorials to Scott County Hospital Building Fund. Mrs. Ruby Schwerdfeger SYRACUSE — Mrs. Ruby Schwerdfeger, 68, died Saturday at Hamilton County Hospital, Syracuse. Born Aug. 4, 1908, at Holly, Colo., she was married to Cecil Schwerdfeger, June 1947, in New Mexico. He died in 1971. She had lived here since 1948. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two stepsons, Gene Schwerdfeger, Coolidge, and Jack Schwerdfeger, Ft. Lyon, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Moschlyn Franklin, Enid, 'Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Lay, Syracuse, Mrs. Margaret Ronham, Ordway, Colo., Mrs. Mabel Bennett, Lamar, Colo., and Mrs. Pearl Pugh, Wheatridge, Colo.; six grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m (MDT) today in Syracuse Cemetery, the Rev. Tom Sheldon officiating. Only one candidate took advantage of an offer to use the 4th of July Celebration for a political platform Sunday night, but Mike Merrill provided some verbal fireworks of his own. The offer came from the College Humanities Committee, which sponsored the Old Fashioned Celebration in Stevens Park. Barbara MacMillan, coordinator of the committee, said letters of invitation were sent to all candidates for public office. Merrill, Democratic candidate for county commissioner from the 2nd district, hammered away at the commission for locating a landfill northwest of 5 Points. Merrill farms near the site. "As many of you know, McDonald's Opening Delayed Like a sailboat in the water with no wind, the new McDonald's Restaurant is ready to open but minor difficulties keep forcing the postponement, according to owner-operator Bart Smith. "We're all ready to go," he said this morning. "The napkins and straws are on the counter. The uniforms are , here and the food is in the - refrigerator." ' But the gas line which supplies fuel for the entire building is not providing enough gas and another may have to be added, he said. The restaurant may be opened on Wednesday or Thursday. The opening was originally scheduled for last week but a defective electrical panel caused the postponement then. I deaths \ Sam L. Mosley, 67, died last night at Garden Valley Retirement Village. Funeral arrangements and more information will be announced by Garnand Funeral Home. politicking is not my profession, but there comes a time when governmental action starts affecting your area and you feel that you have to take a stand," Merrill said. "In our case, the present ' county commission is in the process of building a dump approximately 2 miles north and 2 miles west of 5-Points. The first any of the residents of the area knew about it was when it came' out in the Garden City Telegram in April that they had leased the site. We had no chance to oppose it or express any views whatsoever. "In the first place, it was a very poor choice as all surface water and ground water flows in a southeasterly direction towards Garden City. "At the May meeting the Garden City, Holcomb, Finney County Planning Commission, they (the county) requested approval of the site. The Planning Commission rejected it on a 6 to 1 vote. My opponent, Mr. Robert Buerkle, was very unhappy with this decision. As you know, the commission decided to go ahead with the site anyway. "A group of us, who are residents of the area, then proceeded to start legal action to try to stop the construction. So far we have failed and because of our action, the County is suing us for delaying construction on the site. They are trying to deny us our constitutional rights of ex- pressing our opinions and of opposing something that was done — by them — without knowledge of their consequences. "They retained the services of engineers from Wichita to examine the site and do the engineering. They have been working on the site for some time now. First they dug a big hole and ran into very wet mucky dirt, so then they turned around and hauled some of the dirt back into the hole to cover the muck. "What is going to happen when the Farmers' ditch, which is within a 100 feet of this hole runs water for a week or more? They say the ditch may never run water again, but you can be sure that it will," Merrill said. School Boundary Time Again; Board Looks at Proposals It's school boundary time again, and ' district officials with their multitude of maps are trying to figure out the best way to get students and teachers together. Last night, some proposals were presented to the Unified School District 457 Board of Education for its consideration. No action was taken, and it was emphasized that these are not final recommendations. "At this time there are still too many unknowns," said Charles 0. Stones, director of instruction. Biggest speculations on enrollment center about the Indian Hills and Labrador Ridge additions, in the north and east section of the city. How many students have moved into these locations and out of others is unknown. Stones said that both parents and principals have helped in the consideration of boundary lines. Twelve items were This Scott Man Hotdog-Stuffed SCOTT CITY—Twenty-one-year-old Steven Price may not want another hot dog for quite awhile. Price, a resident of Scott City, bolted down 27'A of the • traditional July Fourth delicacies in five minutes Sunday to claim first price of $75 in a hot dog eating contest. It was conducted by KFLA Radio. Price, apparently somewhat overcome by his own feat, uttered no memorable quotes often issued by winners of such events. His efforts earned him $15 per minute or about $3 per hot dog. Another inspired performance was given by Nancy Burkholder of Wooster, Ohio, who managed to gulp down 18 franfurters in five minutes to win her $75 prize in the women's division. Her entry in the competition was somewhat by chance. She and a group of bicyclers were pedaling their way through Scott City on a Bikecentennial route. She was allowed to enter when another person in the women's bracket failed to show. The under 12-year-old prize of $75 went to Steven Vaugh of Scott City. He consumed 18 hot dogs. All told, 23 men, women and children participated in the contest. They ate 2%V 4 hot dogs. The winner of a $100 prize for guessing closest to the number of hot dogs consumed was Freda Sanders, Scott City. presented for board consideration. They are: —A student' who was attending a school at the close of 1975-76 school year will be given priority consideration to enroll in the same school for the .;. 197(5-77 school year providing rn.aximum enrollments have not been reached at that school office prior to Aug. 16. —Other students will be permitted to transfer to the school of their choice if written application stating the preferred school is made to the school office where the student had previously been attending. This application should be made prior to Aug. 16. Minority balance and equalization of class size will be given first consideration. —Students residing in the Indian Hills residential area will enroll at, attend, and be transported to the Garfield Elementary school. —Students residing in Golf Acres, to include one mile east of the country club, those students at the Experiment Station, and the students four miles east of the intersection at Campus Drive and US156 will be transported to Jennie Barker Elementary School. —Students from kindergarten through fourth grade residing at H and H and Hillcrest Trailer Courts will be transported to Hutchison Elementary. Fifth and sixth grade students in this area will be transported to Garfield. —Students not identified above but who live in the US50 area east of the city will be transported to the Alta Brown Elementary School. —Lincoln kindergarten children will be transported to Hutchison. —The first eight students in the fifth and sixth grade at Lincoln to make application will be granted permission to attend. Garfield. The reason for this is the large number expected at Lincoln in the 5th and 6th grade combination room. —Hutchison 5th and 6th grade students residing west of 2nd will attend Garfield and Vacant House Bums; Arson Suspected Firemen suspect arson was involved in two fires Monday evening which caused about $500 damage to an unoccupied house at 109 James. Volunteers were called to the scene twice. They ex- tinguised the first blaze shortly before 8 p.m. Less than an hour later, the fire flared up again. Assistant Fire Chief Bill Branden said both fires were probably set but there were no clues other than some children lighting nearby firecrackers. "As much water as we put on there the first time," he said, "I don't see how it could get started again." Ordinarily the > state fire marshal would be called to investigate the possibilities of arson, Brandon said. But there probably won't be an investigation since the house wasn't occupied and there was a minimal amount of damage, he said. Firemen continued to fight a rash of grass and stubble fires over the holiday weekend. Shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, a grass fire was reported along the ditch on West Mary Street, one-half mile east of Meadow Lark Trailer Park. Fire Chief Tommy Thomas said it was caused by fireworks. At 4:45 p.m. Sunday a grass fire was reported at a roadside park at US156 and Mary Street. No damage was listed. Rural firemen answered two calls to wheat field fires yesterday afternoon. At 3:09 a fire was reported 7M> miles from the Northern Natural Gas plant west of Holcomb. Damage was estimated at $300. Less than an hour later a fire was reported one-half mile east of C.G.F. Grain, Southeast of the city. Sparks from a train was listed as the cause. No damage was reported. those students residing east of 2nd will attend Alta Brown. —Students will be granted one transfer during the school year to a school of their choice providing the desired school has not reached the recommended ;; I iri a* i'm u m enrollment. ...... . . ; , • —Because more individual attention can be provided with fewer students in a classroom, the desired number of students per room is: kindergarten, 21; first grade, 23; second, 23; third, 24; fourth, 24; fifth, 26; and sixth, 26. —Enrollment will be con- . ducted in each elementary attendance center from 9 to 12 and 1 to 6 on Friday, Aug. 6. School officials say it will be extremely important to have each school age child identified by name, grade, address, and telephone number by that date for proper placement to be made at the outset of the school year. Board members took these proposals for study and will consider enrollment at a later date. Three Injured In US83 Crash SUBLETTE—Two young women remain in St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, where they were admitted for treatment of injuries suffered in a two-truck accident Sunday morning. Jo Boswell, 18, Sublette, driver of one vehicle, and her passenger, 20-year-old Janice Thompson, lola, are listed in satisfactory condition. Driver of the second vehicle, Milan C. Birney, 19, Sublette, was treated and released at St. Catherine following the 10 a.m. mishap 10 miles north of here on US83. Kansas Highway Patrol said the pickup truck driven by Ms. Boswell was northbound on US83, and the pickup truck driven by Birney eastbound on a country road when the collision occurred. Both vehicles were termed a total loss. Wednesday Deadline For Merchants Loop A Merchants Golf League will start July 14 at Buffalo Dunes. Merchants interested in sponsoring a team have until Wednesday to make their intentions known, a golf committee spokesman said today. Also, individual golfers who are interested in playing in the loop have until Wednesday to sign up. Randy Hunt, course pro, should be contacted. Individual Concern. Philip C. Vieux for County Attorney. Paid for by P.C. Vieux.—Pol. Adv.

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