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Javits Aide Killed in Hijacking Old Home Week Tom Saffcll, left, who returned here to accept the post of president of Garden City Community College, visits with former president L. C. Crouch at a coffee Thursday morning. Crouch left in 1971 to become assistant commissioner of education in Topeka. The coffee for Saffell, former USD 457 superintendent here, was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. TcU'Kram Photo ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — A staff aide to Sen. Jacob Javits, R-N.Y., was among four persons killed in an apparent Palestinian,attempt to hijack an Israeli airliner at the Istanbul airport, the U.S. Consulate reported today. The attack Wednesday night ended with the surrender of two Palestinian terrorists. Officials said 26 persons were wounded, two of them American women. The El Al jet flew safely to Tel Aviv. Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv said the dead American was Harold Wallace Rosenthal, 29. They said he was a former aide to Sen. Walter F. Mondale of Minnesota, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, and was on his way to Jerusalem for a conference on the Middle East. The other dead were a Japanese, an Israeli and a fourth man believed to have been a Spaniard. The two gunmen told police they smuggled their guns and hand grenades through the Rome airport, which has been the scene of numerous hijackings and terrorist attacks. In the worst of them, 32 people were killed in December 1973 when five Palestinian commandos shot their way into the airport, firebombed one jetliner and hijacked another. Transit passengers and their hand luggage are subject to electronic search at Rome, officials said, but suitcases checked through from originating points are transferred to ongoing flights on the understanding they were checked at original boarding points. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin indicated Israel's campaign for tighter airport security has produced no practical results so far. "I cannot say that the international community has done anything for better and more effective measures to counter air terror," Rabin said Wednesday night in Jerusalem. But he added: "I can say that there is growing understanding that the so-called PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) is the source ... and support of terror, and it has less acceptance in international organizations." A spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Ankara praised the "utmost bravery and extraordinary success" of Turkish police in the Istanbul attack. The Anatolia agency said among the 26 persons wounded in the Istanbul attack were two American woman in a party of Presbyterian tourists to the Street Variance deaths Gets Approval Comments on Buckley Bennett Doubts Deadlock Residents of Crestway Drive in northeast Garden City won their fight for a narrower street Wednesday. The city commission voted to allow a variance in the city ordinance which requires 60- foot right-of-way, with 40-foot surfaced street. The variance would allow Crestway, now unimproved, to be a 30-foot street within a 40-foot right-of- way. The street is in the J. H. Mai subdivision. The wider street would have required removing shrubbery planted in the right-of-way at some homes. A carport at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Baker, 11 Crestway, would also have had to be removed if the 60-foot street requirement were followed. Early platting problems apparently affected property lines and the original owners of the Baker house unknowingly built the carport into the right-of-way. Commissioners agreed to the narrower street after learning Crestway would not be a through street to the west because a cul de sac .will be built there. Crestway empties into Campus Drive on the east. City Manager Deane Wiley noted there are some 50-foot (right-of-way) streets in the city now, but all were built before the present ordinance was passed. Commissioner Duane West proposed narrowing only the portion of the street at the east end near Baker's house, noting that "30 feet is not very wide." "We only have 18 feet now," said Baker, who was in the audience. Later West made the motion to allow the variance. In other business Wednesday morning, the commission heard reports from the city manager that: — Air Midwest owes 12 months rent and field fees for 13 months, totaling $3,300. The commuter airline has asked the city to defer fees and office rent until Air Midwest receives it certification which will make it eligible for government subsidy: — City received $41,249 in the quarterly distribution of special city and county highway funds. — Bids will be opened Friday at 1 p.m. for golf course equipment. The Markets (Prices at 12:30 p.m. today at Garden City Co-op.) Wheat $2.77 unchg. Milo $4.00 unchg. Corn $2.65 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 5% American Cyanamid 27'/« American Motors . 4 7 « American Brands 40% Anaconda 28*8 AT&T 59-'» Beech Aircraft 2Hz Bethlehem Steel 39'/ H Boeing 4l'j Chrysler 21 Cities Service 52-'<i Colorado Interstate 101-4 Dillons 30% DuPont 1361/4 Eastman Kodak 95 :1 4 EIPasoNG 14% Ford 55'i, General Electric 55 ;i /4 General Motors B6'» Halliburton M%i IBM 277 International Harvester 30'/ H International Paper 66 r >8 National Distributor 25'ii Northern Natural 43T» PanEPL 37% Penney JC 49 Phillips Petroleum 60'/« ProclorGamble 92'-^ UCA 28'* Santa Fc Industries Sears'. Hogs 1.900' Barrows and gilts steady In mostly 25 lower in rather slow trading: 1-3 200-255 Ib bulked 43.75-44.25; 1-2 210-230 Ib 44.35-44.50: 1HO-185 Ib 38.0040.00: 2-3 250-280 Ib 42.00-43.25: 280-305 Ib 4t.OIM2.00. Sows steady to 50 higher, advance on weights over 500 Ib; 1-3 330- Wtl Ib 08.50-39.50. Estimates for Friday Cattle 100: hogs 1.000; sheep 25.. 'WICHITA LIVESTOCK WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Cattle 500: Market not opened. Hogs 1,000: Barrows and gilts slow, 25-50 lower; 1-2 210240 Ib 44.20-44.30; 1-3 205-255 Ib 43.60-44.20. Sows slow, light demand 1.00-1.25 lower; 1-3 340-595 Ib 36.00-38.50. Sperry Rand .: Standard Oil Indiana Standard Oil New Jersey Texaco United State Steel Westlnghousc Electric Woolworth 64 Mi .45'* .50.1/j .49'/« . IG»/4 High Low Close LIVE BEEF FUTURES Aug. Oct. Dec. Feb. 38.75 42.95 44.50 44.50 38.35 42.50 44,10 44.17 38.60 42.72 44.22 44.35 DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p.m. was down 2.99 at 983.63. (Prices provided by Heinold Commodities.) KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK, KANSAS CITY I AP) - Quotations for Thursday Cattle 3,000' Indications receipts will fall several hundred head short of the early estimate. Feeder cattle 2.00-3.00 higher but calves not well tested early. Feeder steers-choice 480600 Ib 39.25-42.75; 650-750 Ib 3B.OO-40.50; 800-875 Ib 37.75-40.25-, good and choice 500-675 Ib 34.00-38.75. Feeder heifers-few choice 400-500 Ib 34.25-35.00; choice 500560 Ib 34.50-36.00; 625-650 Ib 36.00-37.00. Western Kansas Feedlot Sales Sales confirmed: 575 Trade very slow early Monday, limited number slaughter steers 50 higher, but hardly enough sold to fully establish trends. No sales reported on slaughter heifers. Feedlots report moderate inquiry, Sales confirmed, on 575 slaughter steers, no slaughter heifers. Slaughter steers: Choice 2-4 1050-1100 Ibs. 37.00. ' Sales FOB feedlot net weights after 4 percent shrink. Garden City Feeder Cattle Auction Close for August 6, 1976 Receipts: 930 Week Ago: 800 Year Ago: 450 Compared with previous Friday: limited number feeder steers 1.00-1.50 higher, feeder heifers steady to 1.00 lower. Trade slow with moderate demand. Bulk of supply Good and Choice 600750 Ibs. steers and 400-550 Ibs. heifers. Feeder steers: Choice 300400 Ibs. 38,75-41.40; few lots 400-500 Ibs. 38.50-39.00; 500-600 Ibs. 38.75-40.60; few 600-750 Ibs. 36.25-37.25; several lots 650-750 Ibs. fleshy 35.90-36.25. Few mixed Good and Choice 400-500 Ibs. 36.50-37.50. Few Good steers and bulls 500-650 Ibs. 32.10-34.10. Feeder heifers: Choice 350500 Ibs. 31.00-32,50; 500-600 Ibs, 31.60-32.50V few 600-700 Ibs. 31.80-32.40. Few mixed Good and Choice 350-500 Ibs. 29.6030.80; 500-600 Ibs. 29.20-30.50. Few lots Good 500-650 Ibs. 25.60-27.10. Mrs. Nellie Dunn SATANTA — Nellie (Mrs. Robert) Dunn, 85, died Tuesday at Satanta Hospital. Born Dec. 24, 1890 at Coldwater, she was married to Robert Dunn on Aug. 19, 1908 at Coldwater. She moved to Satanta in 1919. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Copeland. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mary Eisenhower, Canyon City, Colo., Mrs. Dorothy Sunderland, Perryton, Texas, Mrs. Helen Jett, Seattle; 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Robert Jeffries officiating. Burial will be in Satanta Cemetery. Family suggests memorials to the building fund at the church. Friends may call until service time at Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. Mrs. Henry Holmes ' TRIBUNE — Laura M. Holmes, 91, died Tuesday at Ft. Dodge Hospital. Born May 4, 1885, in Smith County, she was married to William 0. Mohler, in 1904 at Rocky Ford, Colo. He died in 1914. She was later married to Henry Holmes in 1924 at Tribune. He died in 1940. She served as clerk of District Court in Greeley County and postmistress at Towner, Colo. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Rebekkah Lodge, both of Tribune. Survivors include a son, Clyde Mohler, Ft. Dodge; two step-sons, Dean Holmes, Tribune, Lynn Holmes, 618 N. 13th, Garden City; one grandchild; two great- grandchildren; nine step- grandchildren and 31 step- great-grandchildren . Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. (MDT) Friday at the church, the Rev. Robert Wade officiating. Burial will be in Greeley County Cemetery. Friends may call until service time at Weinmann-Price Funeral Home, Leoti. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Robert F. Bennett, chairman of the Kansas delegation to the Republican National Convention, said today he sees no chance of his party's convention becoming deadlocked over a presidential nominee. Bennett responded to newsmen's questions in the wake of New York Sen. James Buckley's declaration that he might permit his name to be placed in nomination along with those of President Ford and Ronald Reagan. Bennett said he doesn't think a Buckley . nomination "would have much effect on the Kansas delegation" and the only place it might have an effect would be in the New York delegation. "I don't think Sen. Buckley could get past one ballot," said Bennett, who has repeatedly said he believes it will take only one ballot next Wednesday in Kansas City for the Republicans to nominate Ford. The governor told his last .Topeka jie,ws, .^qnference before the convention opens that he thinks Buckley's nomination, if it comes about, and Reagan's selection of Sen. Richard Schweiker of Pennsylvania as a vice presidential running mate would only take votes from others, not from Ford. "I don't think there will be a deadlock, one way or the oth- er," Bennett said. "I still believe the first ballot will be decisive, and that President Ford will be nominated." Bennett reported at his news conference that most of the suggestions he made to the GOP Credentials Committee meeting in Kansas City this week have been incorporated into the party's preliminary draft platform plank on agriculture. "It appears we will be able to get a strong agriculture plank in the Republican platform," Bennett said. However, he later acknowledged he has "always ques- tioned how effective a platform is". "I think it provides some general guidelines of party policy," the governor added. Bennett also said he feels western Kansas farmers, upset over foreign grain embargoes imposed in recent years by the Ford Administration, "want actions more than words." Bennett said among his suggestions included in the tentative plank on agriculture was a declaration that the Republican Party stands opposed to interference in foreign agricultural sales. Meeting Mars College Planning Holy Land from Portland, Ore. The American Hospital said Margaret Shearer, 40, had a bullet wound in the ankle and was "considerably improved." But Miss Shearer's family in Portland said the Dightonian Plays In Nashville DIGHTON — Lane Countian Lain Wendler has returned home from Nashville, Tenn., where, together with Eric Vaughan and the Kosmic Kowboys, he recorded an album of country-western music. Wendler was featured on the acoustical guitar, on lead guitar and on vocals. He also wrote the words and music to two of the songs — "Blue Eyes Turn to Green" and "Keep Playing that Country Music." Wendler, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wendler, of Dighton, is a 1968 graduate of Dighton High School. He attended Garden City Community College, St. Mary of the Plains, and received his masters degree in business from Fort Hays Kansas State College this spring. He and his wife, Phyllis, and their son, Dodge, presently reside in Hays. The album entitled "Eric Vaughan with Judy and the Kosmic Kowboys" was released July 5 and will be available locally. I See... By The Telegram Dennis Taylor, Scott City, has enlisted in the Army's delayed enlistment program. A 1976 graduate of Scott City High School, Taylor will go on active duty Sept. 22 and after basic training will enter training for the military police. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Taylor. Page 3 Garden City Telegram Thursday. August 12,1976 injured woman was not Margaret but her sister, Nona, who was traveling with her. Another member of the American party, Lucille Washburn, 52, was bruised on her arms and thighs, a hospital spokesman said. The pilot of the Israeli plane said he was told the attack was made by four terrorists, but police accounts of interrogations of the two captured Palestinians indicated they acted alone. The newspaper Hurriyet said the terrorists' plan to hijack the El Al jetliner, which was waiting to load passengers, was foiled when police began searching transit passengers's luggage. Construction Worker Electrocuted A 34-year-old construction worker was electrocuted this morning while working on a house in north Garden City. Killed was James D. Mathews of Eminence Rt. Police Chief Richard Colwell said Mathews was apparently scraping off mud from a receptacle box, a temporary hook up at the construction site, when the mishap occurred. He somehow got the blade inside the box, the chief said. Colwell said the accident happened about 9:50 at a house under construction at 2208 N. 7th. Police were called at 9:57. The chief said one of Mathews' co-workers kicked the knife out of the box and Mathews' hand. Mathews was taken by ambulance to St. Catherine Hospital where efforts to save him were futile. A two-day meeting in January is wrecking plans for an orderly start of the spring semester at the community college. Classes were scheduled to begin on Thursday, Jan. 6, but after college officials had determined the school calender for the coming year they learned the dates for a meeting of the Kansas Association of Community Colleges scheduled for Jan. 6 and 7. The meeting is for both instructors and ad- ministrators so classes can't be conducted on those days. Last night the Board of Trustees tried to schedule enrollment and classes around the event but found no perfect solution. Because staff contracts have already been written, the school year couldn't be extended and the Trustees assumed that many students would rather enroll late rather than attend two days of Holcomb Board Talks New School be Fire Fighters Here Are the Finders Too Puppets, Music On Tap Tonight The public is invited to attend a puppet show at 7:30 tonight at First Southern Baptist Church. Southern Hill Baptist Church youth group from Boulder, Colo., will present a youth oriented puppet and gospel music show. They have spent the summer touring to other churches. After tonight's show, there will be an ice cream and cake social in Fellowship' Hall. Summer Readers Are Recognized Students who have completed summer reading programs will be recognized Friday at the Garden City Public Library. A prize will be awarded to each youngster who read at least 15 books during the summer. The group "Riding for Freedom," first through sixth graders, will meet in the story hour room from 10 to 10:45 a.m. "I Think I Can," the preschool group, will gather from 2 to 2:45 p.m. DIGHTON — Lane County residents can be proud of their volunteer fire department. Not only do the men fight fires, lately they've been finding them as well. Wednesday afternoon, fireman Fredd Muffitt was shopping for groceries at Newsom IGA Supermarket here when he noticed smoke. He told someone to call in the alarm, then ran less than a block to the fire station to get a truck. He drove the truck back to the scene, and was ready to begin fighting the fire before the entire volunteer department had been notified that they were needed. As it turned out, the supermarket fire was confined to the basement, used to store equipment and stock. Damage to the basement itself is believed to be less than $2,000, Fire Chief Roy Mull Jr. said, but the extent of damage to equipment and stock is .not known. There was no damage to the store itself, but the owners are awaiting state food inspector's report before opening for business again. Mull said he believes the fire started, about 12:45, through an electrical wiring malfunction. Mull and his crew weren't surprised that one of their firemen was the first to discover the blaze Wednesday : "That's happened the past two or three fires we've had," the chief said. HOLCOMB — A new high school building may be in the works at Holcomb. Unified School District 363 Board of Education met Monday night with architect classes then take off on a four Joe Benson to discuss plans day weekend. for a new building. "Whatever we do is going to A special meeting will be undesirable," President conducted next Monday to talk Tom Saffell said noting that over a proposed location. That other community colleges set meeting will be 7:30 p.m. at their schedule after learning the school. the dates of the meeting. Enrollment at Holcomb is Ron Hopkins, dean of increasing, said Superin- student services, said in the tendent of Schools Andy past, students who wanted to Galloway. He anticipates a come early would but there student population this fall of were always others who about 460 to 470 students, preferred to enroll late no compared to last year's 420. matter what. Galloway says officials are The trustees agreed to start hoping for a building that classes two days earlier, on would be ready for occupancy Tuesday, Jan. 4, and dismiss in two years. classes on Thursday and If it's decided to proceed Friday. with plans, says the The trustees also approved superintendent, a bond a budget of $3,047,248 for the election would be necessary. 1976-77 year. In a special board meeting No one was present at the on July 26, Holcomb farmer public hearing to oppose the John Miller was appointed to proposed budget. fill the board vacancy created The budget has increased by the resignation of Ken $468,719 from a year ago. Heiririch. However, the mill levy has Heinrich, who had served declined nearly one-half mill three years on the board, cited to 9.00. personal reasons for his For support of the college a resignation, homeowner will pay $9 per "There was no animosity," $1,000 assessed evaluation. he said. The remainder of Henrich's term is about a year. In other action, Monday, the Holcomb school board: — Approved a 1976-1977 budget of $1,154,136. Of that figure, $621,664 will be placed in the general fund. The school district mill levy will be down this year by 1.81. Because of increased property valuation, said Galloway, the district was able to reduce its mill levy from 32.28 to 30.47. — Set the prices for school lunches at 50 cents for grades 1-6; 60 cents for grades 7-12; and 75 cents for adults. This is up 10 cents for students and 15 cents for adults. — Hired Dean Graham to replace Phil Keune, who resigned as custodian. — Accepted a bid from Myers Milk for the school milk for the 1976-1977 term. — Authorized purchase of drapes for eight elementary classrooms. Enrollment at Holcomb will be 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday for students whose surnames start with the letters A to R: and 1 to 3:30 for surnames S through Z. Teacher orientation will be Aug. 20. Aug. 23 is the first day of school. Not Responsible for Charges Pierceville Peeved by GC Fire Fighting Bills An apparent breach has developed between the residents of Pierceville Township and the City of Garden City. At Wednesday's City Commission meeting, Deane Wiley, city manager, called the commissioners attention to a newspaper ad from the trustees of the township. It read: "Persons requesting the services of the Garden City Fire Department will now be personally held for the charges incurred. "The Pierceville Township will provide services at no charge to those living in its district." Wiley said the city no longer had a contract for fire protection with Pierceville township as it had with others in the county. "I have instructed the police department to advise that we will not respond to fire calls from Pierceville Township," Wiley said. "This is at the request of their Trustees." "Legally, Garden City Fire Department has no legal authority to be anywhere outside the city limits unless it has a contract," he said. Townships with a fire protection contract with Garden City are billed by the city at a rate of $60 per call plus $20 for each hour spent at the scene. Wiley said Pierceville Trustees had complained in the past about billing from Garden City for fire runs to the township. The Trustees didn't know about some of the runs until they received a bill or sometimes a township resident would say he didn't request a fire run but a truck came anyway. The problem seemed to erupt after a grass fire near the river one Saturday this spring. Volunteers from Garden City and Pierceville Township helped control the fire. The City had sent a statement to the Township for services in 1975 totaling $300 and for a run earlier this year for $80. One of the Trustees returned a check for $80 saying he had deducted $300 for services provided by Township firemen during the river fire. In a letter, Wiley replied that the fire was as much for protection to the township residents as it was a service to Garden City. The area of the fire was near, if not in Pierceville township, Wiley said. He asked that the Trustees communicate with him to resolve the matter. Apparently, the newspaper ad was their answer. When contacted at one of the telephone numbers listed in the ad, one of the Trustees declined to identify himself but he said the township quit asking for fire protection from Garden City "because we couldn't afford it." The bills were running from $80 to $150 for each fire and as high as $600 for the year, he said. "We've had instances where people would knock over a burning trash can and call the fire department and we would end up paying for it," he said. "We're mainly trying to get people to stop and think a minute." The newspaper ad, he said, means that if someone from the township requests fire protection from Garden City, the trustees will collect the amount due and forward it to the city. "They can bill us just like they always have and we'll collect it," he said. The Trustee wouldn't comment on the charges deducted for the township's service at the fire near the river bottom. He said there was a bitter feeling between the residents of Pierceville Township and the City of Garden City that had been nurtured by several incidents in past years. It would take too long to describe any of the incidents, he said. For the present, Wiley said, any Pierceville township requesting fire protection from Garden City will be advised to contact the township fire department, he said. However, if additional fire protection is necessary, the police dispatcher could receive authority from the city manager to send out Garden City units, Wiley said.

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