Closing grain prices "fiir-. nished by Garden City Co-op. Wheat $2.97 down 4 Milo $4.50unchg. Corn $2.80unchg. / p.m. stocks (The following price quotations are furnished to the Telegram by Heinold, O'Connor and Cloonan, Inc. -276-3244). Allied Supplies 51/4 American Cyanamid 25'A American Motors 4% American Brands 40% Anaconda 29'/d AT4T 5714 Beech Aircraft 22 Vt Bethlehem Steel 41% Boeing :.39'/4 Chrysler 21 Cities Service '. 52 : U Colorado Interstate IM* Dillons 30 V4 DuPonl 137'* Eastman Kodak 95'/» El Paso NG IS',* Ford 56 'n General Electric 54 General Motors 67 7 » Halliburton 61% IBM 272^4 International Harvester 29'/i International Paper 68 r >» Mar Cor 38'/4 National Distributor ...., 25 Northern Natural : .. .47^ PanEPL, 39 Penney JC 48'/i Phillips Petroleum 6OTti Proctor Gamble 95 3 . 4 RCA 28 :l n Santa Fe Industries 37'* Sears 62V Spcrry Rand 463/4 Standard Oil Indiana 51% Standard Oil New Jersey 52% Texaco 27V« United State Sleel 51% Westinghouse Electric 16^ Woolworth 224 LIVE BEEF FUTURES Aug. Oct. Dec. Feb. High 38.10 41.50 43.50 43.77 Low 37.87 41.05 42.80 43.22 Close 38.00 41.10 42.90 43.35 DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p.m. was up 1.44 at 980.06. (Prices provided by Heinold Commodities.) Western Kansas Feedlot Sales Compared with last week: slaughter steers closed $1$1.50 lower; slaughter heifers $1 lower. Trade rather slow each day, but best demand and activity occured late Wednesday and Thursday following a general rejection of sharply lower bids earlier Wednesday, and a slight improvement in the beef trade Thursday. Most packers continue to purchase only a few days supply at a time and many of the cattle sold this week have already been picked up. Some buyers were still in the feedyards as of 3 p.m. Thursday. Sales confirmed from Friday through Thursday of this week on 18,200 slaughter steers and 11,900 slaughter heifers for a total of 30,100 head, compared with 22,200 last week and 15,700 a year ago. Slaughter steers: late sales, Choice 2-4 1025-1225 Ibs. $36.50$37, few loads 1150 Ibs. $37.50; bulk of sales Thursday $37; Choice with end Good 985-1250 Ibs. $36-$36.75; few mixed Good and Choice 950-1225 Ibs. $35.50; Choice with end Good 1200-1250 Ibs. Holsteins $33$34. Slaughter heifers: late sales, Choice 2-4 850-975 Ibs. $35.50-$36, few loads 925 Ibs. $36.50; few loads 825-850 Ibs. $35-$35.25; Choice with end Good 900-1000 Ibs. $35-$35.50; Choice' with end Commercial and Good heifers and heiferettes 900-1100 Ibs. $34$35. Quake Alert Forces Chinese Outdoors TOKYO (AP) — Chinese officials ordered millions of people in northeast China into the streets before dawn today in anticipation of massive new earthquakes. The Australian Broadcasting Commission's Peking correspondent reported that the Foreign Ministry telephoned all foreign diplomatic missions before dawn to warn that another serious quake was expected. "We were awakened at 4 a.m. and told to. get into the open," David Dean, deputy chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in Peking, reported by telephone. "Most of the population of Peking is camped outside. But another big quake hasn't happened yet, and we hope it doesn't." The Australian correspondent, Warren Duncan, said officials toured the capital blowing whistles and shouting warnings, urging people to leave their beds and move outdoors. He said more tents and makeshift shelters were thrown up in open spaces, but there was "a mood of absolute calm." Reports from various sources indicated that Tangshan, a coal-mining and industrial city of a million people about 80 miles east- southeast of Peking, was hit hardest by the first great quake early Wednesday. Hsinhua, the official Chinese news agency, said Tangshan "suffered extremely serious damage and losses." A Japanese technician who Was in the city reported that "most buildings that we could see collapsed." There was speculation that some of the Kailun coal mines there had caved in, entombing miners on the overnight shift. Reports in Japanese newspapers from a French delegation in Tangshan gave the impression the city had been totally destroyed and that tens of thousands might be dead. The Chinese customarily withhold details of loss of life following natural catastrophes on the assumption that such bad news gives comfort to their enemies. The quake also did extensive damage to Tientsin, China's third largest city 40 PageS Garden City Telegram Friday, July 30,1976 miles southwest of Tangshan, and caused some damage and casualties in Peking. Dean said Thomas Gates, chief of the U.S. Liaison Office, personally offered American aid to the Chinese government and the same offer had been made in Washington to the Chinese liaison office there. He said there had been no reply yet. Sales weights shrink. FOB after feedlot net 4 per cent deaths $14,000 irvGolf Course Equipment Gets Approval Mrs. Kenneth Davis LEOTI — Merlene L. Davis, 26, died Wednesday at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Born July 15, 1950, at Garden City, she was married to Kenneth D. Davis, Dec. 28, 1967, at Leoti. She had lived in Dpdge City since 1968. 'She was a''-member of Baptist Church, Leoti. Survivors include the widower; a daughter, Delinda Dee, of the home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Jay, Thunderstorm Chance Seen TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Forecasters say the chances that Kansas will get some widely scattered thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow are increasing and temperatures in some places may drop by around 10 degrees. But another scorcher was in prospect today, with highs between 95 and 105. It was a question whether southerly winds of 10 to 20 miles an hour would make it even hotter or provide a little evaporative cooling. The National Weather Service said a cool front headed for Kansas from the north will bring at least some kind of change. The forecast was for Widely scattered showers tonight and Saturday, ending in north-central and northeast Kansas Saturday morning. Cooler and drier air which was due to move in behind the front indicated Saturday's highs might drop down to around 90 in northern Kansas and the middle 90s in the south. Leoti; two brothers, Dennis Jay, Amarillo, Tex., and Omer Miller, Loveland, Colo.; and a sister, Lois ; Cook, Harper. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Roland Teubner officiating. Burial will be in Leoti Cemetery. ., .'••'•'•.;*., v Friends may call''Until, service time at Weinmann- Price Funeral Home, Leoti. Family suggests memorials to Research Project, Kansas University Medical Center in care of First National Bank, Dodge City, First State Bank, Leoti, or the funeral home. Harry Watts Harry Watts, 85, lifetime resident of Bennington, died unexpectedly at his home Monday night. He was the father of Mrs. Lee Selichnow, 1402 St. John. Born March 29, 1891, at Bennington, he was married to Bertha Bright July 18, 1917. Mr. Watts was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widoW, a son and two other daughters. Funeral and burial was at Bennington. Cory Lee Bless LAKIN — Graveside service for Cory Lee Bless, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bless, Lakin, will be 10 a.m. (MDT) Saturday at Lakin Cemetery, the Rev. Chet Mueller officiating. He was stillborn Thursday at Kearny County Hospital. In addition to the parents, he is survived by a twin brother, James Russell; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bless and Mr. and Mrs. Russell McVey, all of Lakin. Rude Intruder Butternut, the cat, appears to be unhappy at the strange looking new household pet that moved in with her recently in Miami, Fla. Roo, a 7-month-old Kangaroo is making himself right at home in Butternut's milk dish. |AP Photo) Commission Looks to Policy For Fairgrounds Park Lot Policies for permissible uses of the city's fairgrounds exhibition and parking lot will be established by the city commission sometime next Garden Youth Hurt in Mishap A 10-year-old Garden City boy was treated and released from St. Catherine Hospital Thursday afternoon, where he was taken for treatment of injuries he suffered when his bicycle collided with a trailer. William Myers, Eminence Rt., was riding his bicycle on the Massey-Ferguson road, west of Garden City, when the mishap occurred. Kansas Highway Patrol said the youth, northbound, rode into the side of a two-wheeled trailer being pulled by a car driven by Elene Ford, 35, Drumwright, Okla. The Ford vehicle was eastbound on US50. The mishap occurred at 2:20 p.m. month. But the commission has already set some basic guidelines for the lot's use as well as some related conditions. At the commission meeting this week, it was decided to let carnivals and exhibitions use the lot. But only if they drive no stakes into the asphalt paving on the lot. Finney County Free Fair Board Chairman Gene Heiman met with the commissioners to help set up the policies as they concern the fairboard's use of the lot. When the fairboard sponsors an event on the paved lot, the fairboard will be responsible for any damages to the pavement resulting from the equipment or exhibits on the lot. Heiman said the fairboard in turn would make the actual user of the lot, such as the carnival owners, responsible for any damages to the pavement. The commission also had a request that the city allow the lot to be used by go-cart drivers. After considering the liability aspects of that use of the paved area, the commission turned down the request pending final development of use policies. Other uses of the lot discussed by the commissioners were a drivers' education driving range, remote controled model airplanes, sail-carting and parking for other activities in the fairgrounds. Fewer Traffic Fatalities at 55 AM's Expanded Air Service Is Delayed Oringderff Elected KLA Council Chief INGALLS — Ingalls businessman John Oringderff has been elected chairman of the Kansas Livestock Association's Cattle Feeders Council to succeed Scott Citian Floyd Fairleigh. Named to the post of vice chairman was Lewis Trentman of Sublette Feeders. Oringderff is manager of the Ingalls Feed Yard. Oringderff, Trentman and Fairleigh also will serve as members of the KLA's Cattle Feeders Executive Committee. They will share duties with Gary Cain, Dodge City, Albert Hoeme, Scott City, Harold Koehn, Larned, and Pat Koons, Lakin. The elections were conducted during the recent KLA cattle feeders conference. Oringderff. . .new post Expanded air service to Garden City and eight other Kansas cities by Air Midwest will be delayed until about Dec. 1. according to Jim Pickett, vice president of marketing. The original target date was Nov. 1 but the Wichita-based commuter airline has not received final Civil Aeronautics Board certification which was expected in July. Now,' said Pickett, it will be between the first and middle of August. Pickett said four pressurized Metros ordered by Air Midwest are nearing completion at Swearingen Aviation Corp., St. Louis. He said delivery of the first Metro, planned before Sept. 30; could be delayed until the certification. He explained that the 21- passenger aircraft, each costing about $1 million, were ordered on the strength of anticipated federal subsidies. .Air Midwest is now operating with six twin-engine Cessna model 402s, That aircraft is limited to 8 passengers with a crew of 2, WASHINGTON (AP) More people driving vehicles at 55 miles an hour means fewer traffic deaths on the nation's highways, the Department of Transportation says in reporting a 17 per cent reduction in traffic fatalities for 1974 and 1975.' "Since the only crisis measure remaining in effect was the 55-mile per hour speed limit, the fact that fewer people continue to lose their lives... leaves little doubt that the lower speed limit is a major contributor to the striking decline in accident," the department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The agency made the comments in its annual report to Congress. An estimated $14,000 in golf course equipment will be let for bid as soon as the city staff can make the necessary preparations. That decision came at this week's city commission meeting after Bill Clement of the golf committee told the commissioners of the need for the added equipment. To be let for bid will be a second tractor for the course, a second mower for the City Budget Hearing Date Is Set Hearing for the 1977 Garden City budget will be 8:30 a.m. Aug. 11 in the city hall commission meeting room. The hearing is designed to gather public input and reaction to the proposed budget before its finalization. Total proposed city budget is $10,656,062.31, or 27 mills. That is one mill lower than the proposed budget as approved by the city commission. The change reduces the budget to the same mill levy the city budget required last year. Assistant City Manager Bob Halloran said the change was made at the instruction of a state budgetary consultant to make the city budget comply • with state laws. •• The change involved moving another budgetary item under the tax lid instead of placing it outside the tax lid as it had been budgeted in the past, Halloran said. City Computer Decision Tabled Action on the possible city purchase or renting of a computer for the city's bookkeeping and billing was tabled this week in order to get rental proposal from a second company. The city commissioners voted to table action on the matter after hearing a presentation on the IBM System 32 computer, a partial presentation of an NCR computer system, and receiving a time fee charge estimate for use of the county's computer. The NCR presentation lacked a rental charge on the computer system and Mayor Al Towles said he would like to see that charge before making a final decision on the matter. The rental figure, according to the local NCR representative, was unavailable for this week's meeting, but would be in Garden City in time for the next commission meeting. Commissioners Pat Calihan and Tony Jewell voted against tabling the matter, saying they felt the commission should act this week on the rental or purchase of a computer for the city. greens, a mower specifically for the rough, a green airifier, and a second run-about to be used for maintenance transportation on the course. Clement said the present golf course tractor and runabout are both down for repairs and the second pieces of equipment are badly needed. Even when all the present equipment is working, he said, there isn't enough equipment to keep up with the demands of the golf course. He said he felt purchasing the requested equipment would be "money well spent." "The big thing is — we've got to find the money," City Manager Deane Wiley said. "If we'd used general obligation bonds to build that building (the clubhouse now under construction at the course), we'd have the money to buy the equipment," said Commissioner Pat Calihan, who had advocated the use of bonds for financing the building. "I'm not one to say 'I told you so' very often, but by God this is one time I will," Calihan said. "If there's any way possible, I think we ought to Burglary Attempted Police are investigating an attempted early morning break; in at the Prescription Shop, 602 N. 7th. Police said at 3:03 a.m. an alarm sounded at the pharmacy, and a man was seen running from the area. Burglary tools were left at the scene. No arrests had been made as of this morning. get these guys this money," Mayor Al Towles said. "I feel the same way," Commissioner Tony Jewell said calling the new municipal course "one of , the finest additions to the city we've had in a long time." The commission finally decided to use funds from the sale of Airlinks Industrial Park land for the purchase of the equipment. Two land sales are now pending on the industrial park property. The commission authorized the mayor and city clerk to execute the deeds on both the pending sales when the final arrangements are made with the two prospective buyers. Projects to Help Campers Two money-making events are scheduled Saturday to help send Mexican-American youths from western Kansas to a week of camping in the mountains of New Mexico. A rummage sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 905 N. 7th. At the same time, there will be a bake sale at Alco. Campers will leave Sunday for a week's stay in the Sacramento mountains near .Ruidoso, N.M. The participating youths are: Bertha Montemayor, Efram Picazo, Debbie Cruz, Paula Lopez, all of Garden City, Nancy Guerra, Leoti, and Garry Parker, Dodge City. Donations for the bake sale will be appreciated, campers say. They may be taken to 905 N. 7th. Caught in Dighton Roadblock Trio Is Jailed In Great Bend DIGHTON—Three young Larned State Hospital patients who led law officers on a high speed chase Wednesday afternoon before they were apprehended at a road block south of here are now in custody, at the Barton County Jail in Great Bend. One of the youngsters is from Garden City. Because they are juveniles, ages 15 and 16, their names are being withheld. A spokeswoman for the state hospital said the three were discovered missing from the facility's adolescent section about midnight Tuesday. They are accused of stealing a car at Pawnee Rock, some 10 miles east of Larned. Kansas Highway Patrol was notified about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday to be on the lookout for the youths, as they were believed to be headed toward Garden City. A Garden City trooper first spotted the stolen car 36 miles east of Garden City on US156 as it turned off a county road and headed west. The trooper said he followed the car at a leisurely pace as it headed toward Garden City, and a roadblock was set up east of there. But the car then turned toward Dighton at the US156 and K23 junction, the trooper said, and a "high speed" chase began. The Lane County Sheriff's Department assisted in apprehending the young men by setting up a roadblock two miles south of here. When they were stopped, the trio offered no resistance, the trooper said. They are expected to be charged with auto theft. Rescue for Flu Vaccine Program? WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's top health official expressed guarded optimism today that the federal swine influenza immunization program could be rescued by obtaining liability protection for the four vaccine manufacturers. "I think there's progress being made," said Dr. Theodore Cooper, assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, before entering a closed negotiating session with leaders of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. "Whether it (the insurance coverage) is affordable or not, is the question," Cooper added. Insurance executives have been trying to sell about 350 insurance carriers and sub- carriers on the idea of writing millions of dollars worth of liablity protection policies for the four vaccine manufacturers. A source close to the negotiations said the insurance industry's proposal calls for the vaccine manufacturers to pay the first $40 million of liability claims, with the federal government later reimbursing the companies for such losses through contract obligations. Insurance carriers and sub- carriers would provide the next $10 million in liability protection without charging any premiums, the source said, and the government would pay any claims ex- ceeding the $50 million aggregate. Under such a plan, Congress would be asked to provide $40 million more for the swine flu program and, in effect, write a, blank check to cover claims in excess of $50 million. David Mathews, secretary of health, education and welfare, sent a telegram to 24 key insurance officials underscoring what he called "the importance and urgency of this request. "It is essential, if the flu immunization program is to be undertaken at all, not only that insurance be available for the manufacturers but that this fact be definitely known at the earliest possible date." Merrell-National Laboratories, the company which has produced the largest number of vaccine doses, says it will shut down production lines immediately if there is no assurance that it will have insurance to cover lawsuits arising from the immunization program. Federal officials have been urging the insurance industry to write liability policies for the vaccination program. Dr. Delano Meriwether, director of the HEW vaccination program, said that to the best of his knowledge only $5 million in insurance had been pledged by late Thursday. He said the two unresolved issues were whether the insurance industry could come up with the proposed coverage and whether the premiums for that insurance would be reasonable. The insurance industry has been working on a plan where it would write policies totaling $50 million to $75 million for the manufacturers and charge premiums ranging from about $2 million to $40 million or more, depending upon the size and number of lawsuits filed. The four vaccine manufacturers would not be satisfied with splitting $50 million in coverage among them, according to Meriwether. The insurance industry proposal, which was not announced publicly, apparently would obligate the government to pay the premiums directly or indirectly through contracts with the vaccine manufacturers.
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