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Garden City GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, MONDAY, JULY 12, 1976 Telegram Vol. 47 16 Pages -No. 213 15c a Copy Demos Display Rare Unity No Horse Trading for Carter „ . 1. . _ _i o__. ... i i_ . , . ui n r t n ^ nr ^n^nr• mimhavtinrf n K;t nlpntinn pnmnaiCTl aides said. NEW YORK (AP) — With Democrats displaying rare unity in the hours before tonight's opening session of their national convention, Jimmy Carter enjoyed the kind of political strength usually reserved for incumbent presidents and concentrated on avoiding divisive floor fights and on choosing a compatible running mate. Needing no help to win the presidential nomination, Carter was free to ignore • traditional convention horse trading in his search for,a vice . presidential nominee. Carter interviewed Sen. Frank Church of Idaho and then praised the senator's youth and experience but gave no indication where he might rank among the seven men from among whom the former Georgia governor has said he would choose a running mate. Also on Carter's schedule was an interview with Sen. Adlai Stevenson III of Illinois. Carter already has talked with the other five 'prospects. He has said he doesn't expect to announce his choice until after the convention votes on the presidential nomination on News In Brief | Aussies Strike || SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — At least || half of Australia's six million workers ijg joined in a 24-hour strike today that i|| halted all public transport and airline || flights and affected major industries. The iji::: protest is against changes in a national ;:•:;: health plan. iijiji However, retail shops did a reasonably |j brisk business with about 80 per cent of :-| sales personnel reporting for work. j:| The first national strike in Australia's jig history was called by the Australian :j:;: Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) to pro- | test government changes in a national :;!;; health scheme known as Medibank. i| Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has | announced plans to impose a 2.5 per cent jjj: levy on taxable income to pay for the :j:j plan, with an option for people to rejoin | private health insurance funds. g Reagan Relaxes | LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald | Reagan planned to campaign quietly by j:i i telephone today for the Republican nomi- ;jj ; nation for president as the Democrats | ; opened their national convention. •• : Reagan's challenge to President Ford i; ! for the GOP nomination moves out of the :j :; spotlight for a week as Democrats begin j; \ the ritual and pageantry that is expected j! j: to formalize the nomination of former ;! ii Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter. j |! But that doesn't mean that the i ';! Republican race is diminishing any in i j: intensity. • i: Ford leads Reagan by a slim 33- ; I delegate margin, 1,032 to 999, with 1,130 ! :j: needed for the Republican nomination i next month in Kansas City. There are still * 55 delegates to be selected in Connecticut I and Utah, and 172 uncommitted delegates jii scattered among 18 states. I Moslems Overrun? I BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — The | Christians claimed today that, their | forces have overrun all Moslem I strongholds in the Koura region of north| ern Lebanon and are "within grenade| throwing distance" of Tripoli, Lebanon's . I biggest Moslem city 60 miles north of & Beirut. 8 A Palestinian communique reported I that Syrian troops and tanks were | "savagely shelling" the Nahr el Bared !l and Badawi refugee camps on the north- I ern and eastern edges of Tripoli with |j artillery and rocket launchers. ||: The Palestinians also accused the I- Syrian army of attacking their forces and :j| those of their leftist Lebanese Moslem ij| allies in eastern and southern Lebanon as !;$ well as in the north. II Security and hospital sources. II estimated that more than 325 persons H were killed in the past 36 hours on all $8 fronts, raising the estimated toll for 15 || months of civil war to more than 32,000 jii dead. ',,,,,,,,,,,,,.:.........., Wednesday night. The Democrats approached the start of their 37th national convention in an atmosphere of harmony that contrasted sharply with the bitterness and brawling that marked the 1968 and 1972 sessions. The Democratic unity also was in contrast to the down-the-wire battle between President Ford and Ronald Reagan for the Republican presidential nomination. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, whose undeclared candidacy for the'presidency was once considered a major potential obstacle to Carter, urged his state's delegation to back the former Georgia governor. "You know Governor Carter is the candidate of this party," Humphrey told the delegates. "We are only here to confirm that fact." Humphrey also met with Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. of California, who remains a candidate for the presidential nomination while acknowledging that Carter is certain of a first ballot victory. Asked if he would release his delegates, numbering a bit over 300, Brown said, "I will certainly not force them into not voting for me." Asked if he were interested in the vice presidential nomination, Brown said, "You can squelch that one." Brown and Humphrey told reporters after their meeting that they spent "only a little time" discussing convention politics. Carter arrived at the convention with 19 primary victories to his credit and with an Associated Press delegate poll showing him with 1,653 votes, far more than the 1,505 required for. the nomination. The vice presidential selection has emerged as the major unresolved issue at the convention in the absence of a race for the top of the ticket and the calm of a party platform so secure that it's already printed and bound and in the hands of each delegate. Carter's personal public opinion pollster, Patrick Caddell, has concluded that no particular vice presidential prospect would appreciably help or hurt Carter's own chances of winning the fall election, campaign aides said. The Carter staff said Caddell's polls show that the strength and diversity of Carter's own appeal make the No. 2 spot virtually irrelevant. The only possible trouble spot, they say, .is that he not make an especially bad choice which might develop into a major scandal or embarrassment. Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota, the party's 1972 nominee, suffered a setback when it was discovered that his running mate, Sen. Thomas A. Eagleton of Missouri, had undergone electric shock treatment for depression. Eagleton was dropped from the ticket after that disclosure. Carter revealed Sunday that he is taking unprecedented steps to keep that sort of thing from happening to him. He said he has , requested financial and medical information from everyone on his list of possible running mates. Turn about's both fair and fun play Kenyan O'Hara and his younger brother Landon discover. The boys, sons of Mr. and Mrs. John O'Hara, Grimes, Iowa, are visiting grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John Petersen, 314 N. 12th. It's a little hot in Kansas, they decided, and Landon first went about cooling off his brother with a garden hose. Kenyan decided to return the favor, and. thus, the chase. Miss Kansas Is Ex-Scott Citian SCOTT CITY — Cheers tor the new'Miss Kansas, 21-year- old Linda Hall, Hill City, could be heard all the way to Southwest Kansas — to Scott City, to be exact. Miss Hall, named Saturday night at. Pratt to represent Kansas at the Miss America Pageant in November, is a former resident here. Her father, the Rev. Billy Robert Hall, Hill'City, came to Scott City when Linda was nine and served as the first pastor of the Immanuel Southern Baptist Church here. At that time, friends say, Linda already was an accomplished pianist and played for the church. She also was active in 4-H. The family moved from Scott City about three years later. Linda went on to graduate from high school at St. Francis, and enter college at Colby, where she graduated in 1975. She now is a student at Kansas State University, : Manhattan. • Her talent number in the i * * Miss Kansas competition was an original piano arrangement of "The Apartment," and she also tied for Miss Congeniality with Patricia Tolbert, 19, Newton. Linda's father now serves as pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church at Hill City. Other finalists were: Miss Hutchinson, Marilee Southward, 17, first runnerup; Miss Sugar Valley, Shirley Edmonds, 19, Blue Mound, second runnerup; Miss Wichita, Frances Durham, 21, Derby, Kan., third runnerup, and Miss Solomon Valley, Kathryn Lynn Kramer, 19, Phillipsburg, Kan., fourth runnerup. Miss Southward was given the Debbie Bryant Award for being the most talented instrumentalist. Miss Durham won the Margene Savage award as the most talented vocalist. The' Debbie Bryant Award for the most original talent went to Miss Tolbert for a humorous interpretation of "Mary Had A.Little Lamb." The accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. was engaged to go over the financial data, including tax returns, Carter said, and "they have found nothing to cause me concern." Gun-Toting Man Kills 6 Persons ' SE Kansas Damage At $20 Million FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A man toting a .22-caliber rifle walked into a university library and opened fire today, killing six persons and wounding three others, authorities said. The man fled from the scene but was apprehended moments later at the nearby Hilton Inn, police said. The man was .not identified, but authorities said his wife apparently works at the hotel. Authorities at California State University at Fullerton said the shootings took place in the basement of a library. , The victims, whose identities were not immediately available, x were apparently employes of the university. There was no known motive for the killings. Fullerton is about 30 miles south of Los Angeles. 'No Interest' Means No Garden City Pageant Rep Garden City was not represented at the Miss Kansas pageant in Pratt this year. Why? "There was no interest in it," 'said Wally Agnew, who has been involved in the pageant in past years. "No one wanted to take on the responsibility." Gretchen Tiberghien has also been involved in past pageants. "At some point we had to change the date of the pageant," she said, "and it looks like this was the year it was done." The Miss Garden City competition was usually conducted at the end of May or first of June. That, said Mrs. Tiberghien, gave Garden City's representative very little time to prepare for the state contest. "We feel that the amount of preparation time has a lot to do with how the girls place in competition," she said. If the contest would have been at the usual time this year, it would have been sandwiched in between the 3-i Show and Beef Empire Show. Money for the scholarships and show production is solicited from local businesses, said Mrs. Tiberghien, and obtaining that money would have been difficult under those circumstances. In the past, the Garden City Chamber of Commerce has produced the pageant — selecting a board to run the show. Next year, sponsorship will go to the Astraea Club, said Agnew. Veda Lansdon, a member of Astraea, said the group is planning to have the show in early February or March. "I think this is something important for Garden City. We hated, to see it not happen," she said. TOPEKA, Kan. (Ap>— Gov. Robert F. Bennett announced today he has made formal application to President Ford to have 10 counties in southeast Kansas declared a disaster area because of flood damage. Bennett placed damage in the 10 counties at $20 million. Included was $11.16 million in agricultural damage; $3.57 million in other private damage and $4.55 million in damage to public property. The governor said he had not received figures from an llth county, Chautauqua. He said the disaster application may be amended if figures are received from that county. The 10 counties are Butler, Cherokee, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho and Wilson. In .asking the disaster declaration, the governor also asked Ford to authorize aid under the Individual and Family Grant Program. Aid under that program would be matched by 25 per cent state funds, which would come from the state emergency fund. Bennett said a separate request submitted to the Small Business Administration to make low interest loans available to flood victims was approved during the wekerid for Cherokee, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho and Wilson counties. In his letter to the President, the governor noted that the flooding resulted in one death; damage to the home's, including contents, of 594 families; the flooding of 1,600 farms with crop damage of approximately $7.50 million,; livestock losses in excess of $160,000 and losses in farm machinery, fences and supplies of more than $1.50 million. The governor said unemployment in these 10 counties ranged to 10 per cent before flooding occurred. He said several hundred additional workers will be jobless for a period of several weeks. He said it is beyond the capabilities of the state and local governments to alleviate effectively the housing, employment and repair of public facilities needs. Bennett estimated that $200,000 from the state emergency fund will be required to fund the state portion of the Individual and Family Grant Program. Van-Truck Crash Injures 10 Persons Ten persons were admitted to St. Catherine Hospital early Sunday morning following a two-vehicle collision at Charleston. All were listed in satisfactory condition at the hospital this morning. A pickup driven by Clyde Holmes, 40, Ingalls, collided with a van driven by Sylvester (Sy) Huelskamp, 36, Pierceville, at an intersection of US50 and a county road at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Charleston is 20 miles east of Garden City. Holmes, alone in the pickup, was northbound on the country road and pulled onto the highway in front of the Huelskamp vehicle, westbound on US50, the Highway Patrol said. Besides the driver, there were nine people in the Huelskamp van. All but one were injured. Two EMS ambulance units from Finhey County and two ambulances from Gray County were called to the scene. Holmes was in satisfactory condition this morning in the intensive care unit at St. Catherine Hospital. In general care at the hospital are Huelskamp and his wife, Vivian, Vern and Claudette Beaver, Charles and Sharon Holub, Wayne and Melvina Rieth, and Hazel Tancayo, all of Pierceville. James Tancayo, a passenger in the van, was not admitted to the hospital. According to the Finney County Sheriff's office, both vehicles' were total losses. The group in the Huelskamp van was returning home after spending the evening in Dodge Citv. Weather GCMan on7-State Trike Trip . . . i i • ii • i i. _ i L.I.. i* i* A t r\ nnrtnuntAt* 1C Sunrise fi:2l Sunset U:lMi I'arll.v cloudy through Tuesday. Slight chance of thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon. Illghs in the low to mid '.His. Lows toniKhl in the fills. Southerly winds III to 2I> mph tonight. Probability of precipitation 20 per cent Tuesday. Temperatures for the 24-hour period ending at li a.m. Monday. Max. Min. I'rec. HAYS (HNS) — Victor Woodard, 33, of Garden City, is the first to admit that his sail trike voyage is an adventurous undertaking, In the same breath, he admits he's an amateur at sail-triking, "Woody" had not piloted a sail trike until Friday afternoon and about 10 a.m. Saturday, he set sail from Hays on a proposed six-month, seven-state trip. With his first prolonged stop to be Hastings, Neb., he pedaled and jibed his way north up US183. For the most part, he pedaled because the traffic was heavy and sailing, if you've never even been in a sail boat, can be tricky. His land sail voyage will take him to the north and east because the summer winds are essentially from the south and west. He says when the weather begins to cool, he'll head back south, and, if the trip lasts six months, he should arrive back in Hays in a January blizzard. His vehicle-boat will travel about 50 miles an hour, but because of the skittishness of wind, he probably won't be able to go faster than 30-35 miles an hour. Woody expects his greatest expense to be inner-tubes for the three tires. He plans to bed down at motels along the way and in homes if someone makes an offer for an overnight place to sleep. So far, he's extolling the virtues of the trike — low cost, low maintenance, no- pollution and good exercise. "It's safer than a motor' cycle," he says. The only trouble he expects to encounter is law enforcement officials who might doubt his legitimacy for travel on the trike, but he says the triker has the same rights as the biker. He plans to stay off the interstates which bar bikes, but, next year, he says optimistically, "I just might go coast to coast and be the first to do that." Woodard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Woodard, 701 Conkling. Before taking off on his venture, he had been employed at the Tinker Shop. Uodge City Emporia GAKDEN CITY G midland imiCily Russell Salina Topeka Wichita 93 65 94 92 OB 92 92 90 »9 64 B3 67 68 68 70 65 Garden Sass Consensus, Gus Garden says, is what occurs when everyone is afraid to differ. Responsible Enthusiasm Philip C. Vieux (or County Attorney. Pd. for by P. C. Vieux. — Pol. Adv. Finney Continues to Buck Jobless Trend Finney County is continuing its trend of bucking the national unemployment trend. In June, unemployment climbed to 7.5 per cent of the national work force. The latest figures available for Finney County show that only 2.1 per cent of the Finney County work force was unemployed in May. In Kansas it was 4.2 per cent. Alan Riedel, manager of the local employment office, said the unemployment rate has probably risen since school's out but it wouldn't be a cause for concern. "We really don't expect the unemployment rate to be going up around here with all the new businesses coming in," he said. "The businesses right now are coming in faster than people are moving here." He said the county unemployment rate has decreased during the past several years. In April 1975, the jobless rate was 3.2 per cent. The estimated labor force here is 10,650 workers and the vast majority of those, 9,525, are employed in non-agricultural jobs. "We've received more job openings this year than we've had in any year since 1964," Riedel said. Last year, there were 16 applicants for every job opening. This year there are 6 applicants for every job. "If someone has a skill, you can almost guarantee him a job in Garden City," he said. The low unemployment rate is boosting the pay scale, Riedel said, especially for service occupations such as cooks or waitresses or some construction jobs. "Cement masons and block layers earn $10 an hour here and it's a shame we can't find anyone to do it," he said.

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