Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 7, 1976 · Page 1
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Dateline -Southwest Kansas AIIRoads Lead to Fair By KATHILOPER All roads seemed to lead to Syracuse Friday night as folks from throughout the area rolled into the Hamilton County Fairgrounds to take in the second day of the local county fair. The city of Syracuse had invited more than a thousand Southwest Kansans for dinner, and she was decked out in her finest attire for the event. Downtown store windows boasted bright, professional-looking signs and decorations, and the welcome flags fluttered and snapped in the cool early- evening breeze. A stranger in town needed only to follow the crowd as cars streamed into the fairgrounds parking area. It was a time for strolling — no need to hurry — as spectators checked out the various exhibits. In the horse barn, a cluster of cooing children had gathered round a tiny, dappled pony whose young owner had spent hours braiding,an unruly mane and tail. Lanky young cowboys, with hats resting on their ears, nonchalantly scooped soiled straw into a wheelbarrow at the cattle barn, and an unhappy porker squeeled his disapproval at some injustice or another. The exhibit building boasted paper plates full of pearly onions with shining faces and juicy, blue-ribbon tomatoes. But {he heat of the day had taken its toll on the flacid carrots and rhubarb. Soon the aroma of roasting beef beckoned fair-goers to form a friendly, serpentine line to await their turn at being served generous chunks of succulent beef and steaming piles of western-style beans. The'meal was free and the crowd was appreciative, despite the long lines. We took a peek at the shopping list for the free barbecue, and found that orders had been placed for some 800 pounds of beef (donated by two local feed yards), 100 pounds of beans that had been simmered in old-fashioned crocks with 50 to 60 pounds of hamburger, 80 loaves of buttered bread, six cases of potato chips, 22 cases of orange drink and four cases of catsup. We doubt that even a scrap of food remained. But, without a doubt, the most interesting aspect of any county fair is people-watching. An. old man dozed in the sun, his empty, stained paper plate perched on his knee; a young couple beamed proudly as their toddler daughter set about making friends with those in the barbecue line; drenched and dripping Rainbow Girls encouraged young men to knock them off their perches on the dunking board by tossing a Softball at a small, round target; a small boy, a study in concentration, tried to transfer his blue-ribbon chicken from its pen into a cardboard box with a minimum of fuss and feathers; ,and two blue-haired little old ladies sat comparing pictures, probably of their grandchildren. It was a perfect summer evening for getting together with friends and neighbors, and the size of the crowds would indicate that few folks passed up the chance. But a gigantic, orange sun touched the horizon and reminded everyone that it was time to go, and the crowd split up; some heading downtown for a big square dance, others drifting to the rodeo arena for last night's performance of amateur cowboys and cowgirls. And when the fun was over, residents had another full day of fair activities to look forward to Saturday. ' Weather Sunrise 6:53 Sunset 8:45 Slight chance of late afternoon and early nighttime thunderilorn». Clear to parity cloudy later tonight and Sunday. Lows tonight mid and upper 60s. Ilifhi Sunday mid Ms to around 100. Winds soulh to southeast 10 to 20 mph tonight. Precipitation probability 30 per cent tonight. Temperatures for the 24-hour period ending 0 a.m. Saturday. Max. Mm. Prec. Dodge City Emporia GARDEN CITY Goodlond Kill City Hussell Salina Topeka Wichita ma SO 85 88 87 87 86 83 81 89 x. mil 67 57 67 59 62 61 59 54 63 .04 Garden City GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1976 Vol. 47 12 Pages -No. 236 15c a Copy Telegram If Reagan Wins Mo veto Dump Schweiker WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of Ronald Reagan's key conservative backers say there's a strong, organized effort to dump his hand-picked running mate, Sen. Richard Schweiker, if Reagan captures the Republican presidential nomination. Three congressmen, all influential Reagan backers, said Friday that if Reagan wins the GOP nomination at the party's convention some supporters may seek to have the vice presidential nomination decided by the convention delegates. Meanwhile, President Ford is accelerating his search fqr a running mate. White House spokesman Ron Nessen said Ford associates today will begin contacting persons who have been recommended for consideration on a Ford ticket. "They'll be asked to keep the contact confidential," Nessen said Friday. He declined to indicate how many persons will be asked to submit health and financial information on a confidential basis, with the understanding that it would be made public if they were chosen. Despite assurances from Reagan and Schweiker, many conservative Republicans have voiced concern about the Reagan candidacy since the selection of Schweiker, owner of a liberal voting record while representing Pennsylvania in the Senate since 1969. "There are telephone calls and letters criss-crossing this country like crazy," said Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina, a Reagan backer. "I County Employment Rate Climbing Employment is up in Finney County. The June unemployment rate stood at 2.9 per cent — down from 3.6 per cent a year ago. In June, there were 10,725 employed Finney County residents — up 300 from April, and up 650 from June,. 1975. Five'years ago — in June, 1971 — 8,300 residents were employed. Thus, there has been an increase of .2,425 persons employed in the county within the past five years. All employment expansion has been in the nonfarm sector, the Labor Market Review said. Farm jobs in June were up 250 over the past two months, with gains due to harvesting activity. Farm employment was the same as it was a year ago and down 250 from the total five years ago. Nonfarm wage and salary employment expanded to 7,775 in June — up 50 over the last two months and up 500 from a year ago. Manufacturing job growth accounted for 275 of the 500 nonfarm wage and salary increase since last year. Over- the-year-employment in creases of 50 in trade and 200 in services also were reported. Government lost 175 workers from April to June due to public schools closing for the summer months. Over the past five years, nonfarm wage and salary jobs increased 2,400. Trade employment was up 775 during the five-year period, representing the largest five-year gain. There were 650 more employed in services in June, 1975 than in June, 1971, the second largest increase. Other major job increases occurring over the last five years included manufacturing 325, construction 300, and government 150. Labor Market Review said joblessness is up seasonally in Finney County. High-' school—and -college graduates entering the labor force in June was primarily responsible for increasing the Finney County jobless total to 325 in June — compared to 225 in April. There were 50 fewer county residents unemployed this past June than there were a year ago. That put the percentage of unemployed down .7 per cent. Workers in Kansas manufacturing jobs averaged $198.32 in weekly earning^ in May — an increase of $2 from April.The work week was 40.4 hours, compared to 39.9 in April. Average weekly earnings for manufacturing employes were up more than 10 per cent since last year. The largest over-the-year increase in average weekly earnings was 16 per cent in petroleum and coal products and 12 per cent in stone, glass, and clay. Few Kansas workers were quitting jobs in May of 1976 than either the previous months or a year ago, the Review said. The number being laid off also was down over the year. could name you a hundred prominent Republicans who have said they are sticking with Reagan but Schweiker is another story." Rep. Tom Curtis, Reagan's state chairman in Missouri, said he has discussed with other Reagan backers the possibility of an open ballot for the vice presidential nomination. Reagan's choice of Schweiker has not caused any mass defection of delegates, an Associated Press delegate survey has shown. But nine days before the convention's start, Ford still is leading with 1,103 delegates to Reagan's 1,034. There are 122 uncommitted delegates, and it takes 1,130 for nomination. The AP total counts only those delegates publicly stating a preference or legally bound — not those leaning toward a candidate. Ford met with some delegates from South Carolina and Virginia 'Friday. One previously uncommitted South Carolina delegate, Raymond W. Sifly of Orangeburg, said afterwards he has decided to support Ford. Reagan and Schweiker head into West Virginia today after chasing after delegates in Schweiker's home state Friday. On the Democratic side, presidential candidate Jimmy Carter remained at his Plains, Ga., home for a long weekend before traveling Monday to Washington, where he is scheduled to give a consumer speech to the Public Citizens Forum. Consumer crusader Ralph Nader will visit Carter in Plains today to brief the candidate on consumer issues. Plains will have another Washington visitor next week. CIA director George Bush will travel there Thursday to give Carter a second foreign policy briefing, the White House said Friday. Clergymen Admit Fraud $250,000 Food Stamp Swindle Garden Sass A diplomat, Gus Garden says, is a parent who has two children on opposing ball teams. WASHINGTON (AP) -Two clergymen admitted in federal court Friday that they swindled $250,000 from the federal food stamp program. The Rev. Lucius S. Cartwright, 33, and the Rev. Albert R. Hamrick, 40, both assigned to St. Phillip's Pentacostal Church in southeast Washington, pleaded guilty to fraud charges in connection with an ongoing probe of food stamp swindles. The investigation is delving into the process by which private entities such as churches and stores become the issuing agencies for food stamps. According to court records, Cartwright and Hamrick used money collected from the sale of food stamps to charter a bus to Montreal at a cost of $2,000; pay for a $3,690 airplane trip to New Orleans, buy a $6,683 car; buy an old bank building to house the church, and open an ice cream parlor in northeast Washington. No Early Retirement Here Dr. V. A. Leopold claims 95 would be a good age to retire from his osteopath practice and travel around. He's got 16 more years to go before he'll hit retirement, if he sticks with his present plans. THeKram I'holo Doctor Likes to Help People Asst. U.S. Atty. Eric B. Marcy said the clergymen became dispensers of food stamps on behalf of the church in 1972. The Agriculture Department program is run in the District of Columbia by the D. C. Department of Human Resources. As an issuing agent, the church would sell food stamps to people who came there with authorization cards issued monthly by the human resources department. The money obtained from the sale was supposed to have been returned to the city, which in turn must reimburse the federal government. Investigators said the church did more than $5.5 million worth of food stamp business in the last four years, selling the stamps both at the church and the ice cream parlor. The guilty pleas were entered before U.S. District Court Judge Joseph C. Waddy. By RODNEY HOFFMAN Dr. V. A. Leopold doesn't like to talk about retirement. After 51 years as an osteopath physician and surgeon in Garden City, he says, "I enjoy my practice so much that I don't want to do anything else. I like to help people." "With tongue in cheek, Leopold, 79, talks about his future. "After 51 years here, I can't make enough money to get out of town. I'm going to work until I'm 95 then I'm going to travel." Since 1925 Leopold has built a practice specializing in proctology. During the last 20 years, he has been treating some patients with hypnotism and for the past three he has been using accupuncture. Today, he says, people come from as far away as Kansas City or Denver for his treatments. Leopold's interest in osteopathy stemmed from a back injury received during a school fire drill at his hometown of Trenton, Neb. About the same time he was suffering from rhuematism and visited six different doctors but none were able to cure the illness. He turned to his uncle who was a practicing osteopath. Leopold's tonsils were removed and he received treatment for back and advice about his future. After graduation from the Kirkville (Mo.) College of Osteopathy and Surgery, Leopold began his practice here in 1925 when one of the town's osteopaths, Dr. Hillman asked for a replacement so he could move. "I came here with alot of college debts, an old car and the clothes that were on my back," he smiled. "So everything I've got now, I've earned." Leopold and his wife, Mildred, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last November. One son, Dwight, is part owner and operator of two discount stores in Iowa. The other, Dick, owns a ranch near Bartlesville, Okla. A charter member and past president of the Kiwanis Club, Leopold has also served on the state Board of Health. Leopold distinctly remembers the first cases which helped build his reputation and practice here. One of the first came when a man was kicked in the knee while loading mules on boxcars. After three weeks in bed, his leg had swollen to twice its normal size and three surgeons decided to amputate before gangrene set in. Leopold visited with the man and discovered the problem was in his lower back. After three treatments, the swelling and pain stopped. The man walked away. From 1931 to 1967, Leopold operated his own 20-bed hospital at 602 N. 3rd. Osteopaths weren't allowed in public hospitals unless they worked under a surgeon with a regular medical license. Although he has discontinued most major surgery, he still uses the building as a clinic. Once, he said, there were 17 babies at one time in the hospital. He had just delivered seven in a 24-hour period. He estimates that he has delivered 3,000 babies including 40 pairs of twins and one set of triplets. "When I was delivering babies, it was nothing for me to put in 20 hours a day. I would deliver babies day or night and carry on my regular practice besides." It was his obstetric practice about 20.years ago that kindled his interest in hypnosis. He is now certified in hypnosis. "Hypnosis is one of the most ideal methods of relieving a mother in labor without putting her to sleep and depriving her of that glorious occasion when the baby arrives." Now he uses hypnosis as an anesthetic and to treat a host of other disorders such as thumbsucking, nailbiting, stagefright, walking or talking during sleep, allergies, migraine headaches, stuttering, alcoholism, smoking, obesity, depression, fear, guilt and car sickness. Three-fourths of all illnesses have an emotional background, he says, and the best way to treat them is by dealing with the mental causes rather than with the physical symptoms. "Patients going from one doctor to another and just taking tranquilizers and painpills need hypnosis. The emotional part of their problem hasn't been dealt with." People are still skeptical, Leopold says, but he treats 10 to 15 patients a week with hypnotism. "Peopleget the idea it's just a trick," he said. "Hypnotism has been held back at least 100 years because of its use on the stage as entertainment." During hypnosis, Leopold regresses the patient to find the basic cause for the disorder, then he removes the mental block. It's usually a physical or emotional traumatic incident that the patient has forgotten. "It's amazing what your mind can do to you following some traumatic experience," he said. "In hypnosis, the average individual can be regressed to when he took his first step and he would be able to tell you all about it." Leopold has videotaped many of his hypnotic treatments for study by universities and medical groups. One case concerned a 69- year-old woman who had suffered migraine headaches since the age of eight. Leopold took the woman back to a time when her father was angry with her and her pet cat. While she was watching, he killed the cat and her headaches soon followed. After the treatment, the headaches left. One patient was a girl of 13 who sucked her thumb. Leopold regressed her to the age of five days. She had been frightened by a terrible noise near her crib. Leopold's work with hypnosis has extended into research of reincarnation. He has regressed persons to their mother's pregnancy or to another life. One 64-year-old man had severe palsy in both arms. He attended a group hypnosis session to stop smoking. When he returned after the first session, he remarked that his palsy had improved. Leopold regressed him to two weeks before he was born. His mother had been frightened and transferred her emotions to the baby. His illness was corrected, Leopold said. Leopold also likes to recall the case of a five-year-old Mexican-American boy who dreamt every night about fighting in wars. During a hypnotic treatment the boy regressed to another life. He said he was born in Mexico in 1887 and was killed during the Mexican revolution of 1910. "He hasn't dreamt that dream since he left my office," Leopold said.

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