Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 14, 1976 · Page 9
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 9

Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, August 14, 1976
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Says Reappraisal Not Politically Motivated Hobby Scene Flower Holder Fear 'Legion Disease' HAYS (HNS) - Kansas property valuation director Raymond Vaughn said" Thursday there was "no political motivation" behind verbal orders from his office ordering a reappraisal of Kansas real estate for taxation purposes. ''The governor has not talked to me about it and I have not talked to him," Vaughn said. The reappraisal is viewed by ; some •'sources to ,be a political move to aid passage of a referendum on use-value of .-agricultural land which '». Coast Guard «. Accepting Applications United States Coast Guard Academy is now accepting and. processing applications for its class of 1981. Both men and women, may apply. Appointments are made soley on the basis of annual nationwide competition—with no . congressional appointments or geographical quotas. To qualify for the academy, an applicant must be unmarried and must have reached the age of 17 but not 22 by July 1, 1977. All applicants must be assured of high school graduation by June 30, 1977. Applications and additional information may be obtained by writing to: Director of Admissions, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn. 06320. Applications must be submitted prior to Dec. 15. Governor Bennett is supporting. Use-value appraisal would determine the value of the. farm land based on its productivity. The referendum to allow the legislature to adopt use-value appraisal for agricultural land will be on the November ballot. Vaughn said as property valuation director he has not taken a stand on use-value appraisal, "There has been no political pressure put on me concerning use-value appraisal," he said. Vaughn said the reappraisal was nothing new. It is time the appraisers started living by the law. It is what they should have been doing already, he said. The verbal orders issued by Vaughn's office were to bring appraisal of real estate up to fair market value. Some Kansas counties have reported real estate appraised as low as 55 to 60 per cent of market value. • "We issued no written or- Roy Acuff Bounces Back NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Country music star Roy Acuff says he'll be ready to perform this weekend at Opryland U.S.A. The 38-year Grand Ol' Opry veteran suffered a heart attack last April and made his first appearance since then on Wednesday, opening his show with his most famous song, "Wabash Cannonball." He also did his traditional yoyo tricks and balanced his fiddle bow on the end of his nose. Page 9 Garden City Telegram Saturday, August 14,1976 ders," Vaughn said. "We are just telling them to do their jobs." Vaughn said the order was not directed only to farm ground. The referendum would just give the legislature the power to approve use-value appraisal, he said. No legislation has been written yet. If use-value legislation is passed some farmers may not want to use it. They might want to stay with market value, he said. Vaughn said the reappraisal was in part the result of a state requirement for minimum standards for appraisers that will go into effect January 15, 1977. Under the new standards counties with less than 20,000 population mqy hire qualified part time appraisers. Counties with population over 20,000 must have full-time qualified appraisers. Although many county clerks in the smaller counties, who served also as appraisers, were qualified appraisers, some of them were not qualified and could not handle the work, Vaughn sid. He said qualified appraisers should make it possible to appraise real estate in accordance with state statutes. The process will probably take from two to three years, Vaughn added. The executive board of the Kansas County Appraisers Association will meet with Vaughn Friday for an explanation and clarification of the reappraisal orders. Players Won't Stay at Hotel A hand-decorated holder for fresh flowers is bound to be an attractive example of your skill, if you follow the directions given today. The" holder is made from a tall glass tumbler. It is decorated on the outside with four pictures of fish (Figure 1) which you may draw yourself and glue to the glass, or cut from pictures. This is likely that if you use cutouts it will take time to accumulate four pictures about the same size, so the easier and faster way may be to draw the pictures yourself. Draw them on construction paper. • Fasten the four fish to the outside of the glass with glue that will adhere both to paper and to glass. Place a fish on each side (Figure 2). When the glue has dried, apply one or two coats of clear shellac to the outside of the glass, including the fish. Later, when you want to wash the glass, do it carefully. Pour water into the fish vase and fill it with a bouquet of fresh flowers from your garden. PHILADELPHIA (AP)The San Francisco Giants major league baseball team canceled reservations at two different hotels here because of players' concern over Legionnaires disease, a spokesman said. The team, which opens a series against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight, first switched from the Bellevue-Stratford, headquarters of the state American Legion convention last month, to the Holiday Inn Midtown Philadelphia. Legionnaires had stayed at both hotels. Later, the Giants changed reservations to the Holiday Inn University City, about 20 blocks west of the downtown area. Frank Bergonzi, spokesman for the National League team, said the Giants usually stay at the Bellevue- Stratford. He said the players didn't Want to stay in either of the hotels because of the mystery sickness. . "The players don't feel comfortable about going back to the Bellevue-Stratford," he said. "I can't blame the hotel, though. Personally, I like the Bellevue." Twenty-seven persons have died and 128 have been hospitalized after visiting the Legion convention July 21-24. After almost two weeks of tests, scientists still have not determined what caused the illness. Scientists at the federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta and at the University of Connecticut are Hearing at Scott On Irrigation Gas checking tissue and urine samples to determine if the Legionnaires died from a poison. A CDC spokeswoman said Thursday that 16 metals and one nonmetallic toxic element have been eliminated as possible causes. Tests are continuing there on nickel and lead, she said. She said tests also were continuing on various pesticides and herbicides as possible causes. She would not speculate on when the results on these tests would be known. Meantime, the Connecticut scientists said they had found higher than normal nickel levels in a urine sample from one of the victims. But the results were inconclusive, they said, because high levels also were found in samples from other persons. Dr. F. William underman, who is heading a team at the University of Connecticut, said the symptoms of the victims were close to those of nickel carbonyl poisoning. But he said he could think of no source at the convention of the gas, used in the production of plastics. 13-Cent Stamp Is A Bargain CINCINNATI (AP) — Postmaster General Benjamin Bailar says the 13-cent stamp is "a remarkable value." People in other countries pay nearly twice as much to mail a letter, Bailar said Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce economic forum. "The plain, unvarnished truth is that the average citizen, in purchasing and using this stamp, is receiving more than 13 cents worth of service," Bailar said. SCOTT CITY — The Special Committee on Judiciary of the Kansas Legislature will hold a public hearing here on the priority use of natural gas for irrigation on August 23. The hearing will be held at the First National Bank Building beginning at 10 a.m. Committee chairman, Senator J. C. Tillotson (R- Norton), noted that the committee is especially interested in the views of farmers who irrigate land where gas wells and pipelines are located and who use natural gas to fuel their pumps. The BETTER CROP STANDS -INCREASED YIELDS Through proper soil firming and placing each seed at just the right depth, • Fits any model drill with drag chains or pull-type presses • Up to 24 wheel spread • Single or Double Wheel units • Fits widest drills • Self-cleaning • Gauge wheels for tool bars i (UtjpuilbiiTiciitTnCtTJic • Also repairs for Churchman r »""'"' l " m "•""'«"« and Loadking Press Wheels • Designed for most makes or models of grain drills Carter Kin Fears for Life Cunninjtiim, Kansas £7035 Cnlltmti: Sti< Milli an itlcii n VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter's nephew says he fears for his life and wants to be transferred from the state prison where he suffered superficial stab wounds. But prison officials said Thursday they were uncertain whether William Carter Spann, 29, was attacked or if he inflicted the wounds himself. Spann, the son of Carter's sister Gloria, said in a letter to the Oakland Tribune that he was jumped and stabbed twice in the shoulder and that a friendly inmate who came to his defense also was wounded. California Department of Corrections spokesman Phil 401 N. Main Garden City, Kansas Tel. 276-3331 KENLEON'S POPULAR BUTTON FRONT JEANS On Sale 3 Days Only! Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday • Brass button front styling • Four patch pockets • Big bell on 3-button lo-rise • Regular bell on 4-button style • Worn by guys and gals Sizes 25 to 36 waist and 26 to 38 in. 4-button style. Lengths S-M-L-XL -rfl Reg. $10. 8 64 2 For »17 3 For '25 ) LL! Bankamericard Mastercharge . Welcome •=<> CONSTRUCTION WORKERS Contractors want construction workers to register for employment In their area. CALL 913 - 266-8892 Construction Woden's Registry of Kansas An Equal Opportunity Employer Service Committee is studying a bill introduced in the 1976 legislative session which would establish irrigation as a preferred use of natural gas, and which would also assure a supply of gas to irrigation pumps located on land where gas wells and-or pipelines exist. Another aspect of the committee's study relates to the termination of natural gas leases that apply to subsurface zones which have been undeveloped for several years, and people interested in this subject are encouraged to attend the meeting. Garden City PANCAKE INN 1605 Jones 275-1216 •Dave's Special COWBOY STEAK -Debbie's Special RIB STEAK $250 $395 Choice of potato, salad, texas toast, coffee or tea. Dave & Debbie Shelton-Mgrs. Chet & Verna Reed-Owners Guthrie said Spann, serving time at the California Medical Facility for robbery, was treated Sunday for "several superficial puncture wounds oh one shoulder." The weapon was.two plastic chess pieces melted together, Guthrie said. No other inmates were accused in the incident. "The possibility of anyone getting to him is very remote," Guthrie said. "In institutions, it is quite common for people to inflict wounds on themselves to get sympathy or to try to get some change in their assignment or to get to the hospital. But we are not saying this is the case" with Spann. Spann, who discribed himself in the letter as "Jimmy Carter's black sheep nephew," said he wants to be transferred to another state, preferably to a federal prison. Spann, serving a 10-year sentence for two armed robberies in San Francisco earlier this year, has been ' held in an isolation cell after voicing concern about threats purportedly stemming from testimony he gave in an armed robbery trial in San Francisco. Challenge To Idi Amin COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — President Idi Amin of Uganda has been challenged to a duel with pistols while hanging from parachutes. The challenge came from a Danish journalist who says Amin insulted him during a July 5 telephone call after the Israeli raid on Entebbe airport. "Amin used four-letter words and bawled me out in a way that did not correspond to his high office. Now I have formally challenged him," newsman Jens Thomsen, 51, said Thursday. FAITH LEADS US OUT OF THE MAZE OF SUPERSTITION Whenever we are scheduled for a Friday the 13th, the thought of it recalls all the traditional fears, bugaboos and omens of bad luck such as black cats, broken mirrors, etc., as well as their good luck antidotes in the form of horseshoes, four leaf clovers, etc., many of little-known origin, that have persisted throughout the ages. However, as people turned away from superstition and toward faith in God, the truth about their destiny began to emerge: that their good fortune did not depend on any charms or circumstances, but on God's love and guidance. You too can learn the truth about superstitions such as Friday the 13th at the Church of your choice, and Sunday the 15th would be a very good time to start. "I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious." - Acts 17:22 I hope good luck lies in odd numbers. —William Shakespeare 6 09 AUG'76 Foim28 * P. A. 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