Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 18, 1976 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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Wednesday, August 18, 1976
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People In The News i •; Yowell Gets Divorce j HAYS (HNS) — Randy Charles I Yowell, Democratic candidate for First ! District Congressman, was divorced by i Darcy Buehler Yowell in Ellis County ! District Court Monday. : Yowell defeated William H. i Addington, Elkhart, to win the Democratic nomination in the Aug. 3 •; primary. He will face incumbent ; Republican Keith Sebelius in the general • election. ; The divorce was granted on the grounds of incompatibility. The Yowells had been separated since April. They were married December 28, 1972. Frost, Nixon on TV SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — David Frost will probably interview Richard M. Nixon in December at the former president's seaside villa for four syndicated television programs next year, according to a Frost spokesman. Frost has said Nixon will respond in four, 90-minute interviews to questions about his career, his presidency and the Watergate scandal that drove him from office. The interviews are scheduled to be aired beginning next February and March, prior to publication of Nixon's memoirs, said Wayne Baruch, vice president of Syndicast Services Inc. of New York, which is marketing the show. They will be shown on stations that have individually purchased the syndication rights, he said. "Nobody will know what these telecasts contain until they go on the air," Baruch_ said. "There will be a tremendous amount of security." FBI Boss Recovering KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — FBI Director Clarence M. Kelley is progressing nicely at the Menorah Medical Center after undergoing back surgery, an FBI spokesman said. Bill Williams, special agent in charge of the FBI office here, said Tuesday that Kelley was feeling much better. TheV/^- hour surgery on Monday was to relieve pain in his back caused by a slipped vertebra putting pressure on surrounding nerves, doctors said. Kelley was admitted to the hospital Sunday. It was not known how long he would remain there. Sophia to Surgery PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. (AP) — Actress Sophia Loren will undergo minor surgery later this year, causing the postponement of Jocasta, a film to be shot in British Columbia, according to the production manager for the film. Bob Gray, the production manager, said Tuesday the surgery is elective and not serious, but he would not elaborate. The surgery would delay the film's eight-week production schedule until winter so Paramount Pictures has postponed production until next spring, he said. The film, a Western, is to star Miss Loren, Rip Torn and Donald Pleasance. Production was to have started on Aug. 3. Miss Loren is currently completing a film in North Africa. Cash, Clark to Co-Host NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Cash and Roy Clark will cohost the nationally televised 10th Annual Country Music Association Awards Oct. 11. The program will be carried live by CBS Television from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House. Highlighting the show will be the announcement of the newest members elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The winners will be chosen from two categories — living and deceased. Finalists in the living categories are Johnny Cash, Grandpa Jones, Vito Pellettieri, Hank Snow, Merle Travis and Kitty Wells. Rod Brasfield, Paul Cohen, Cowboy Copas, Vernon Dalhart and the Delmore Brothers have been nominated from the deceased category. Garden Sass It's true, Gus Garden says, that people who are always talking seldom have anything to say. Garden City GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1976 Vol.47 20 Pages — Two Sections —No. 245 15c a Copy Telegram In Philippines Quake Thousands Feared Dead MANILA, The Philippines (AP) — The official toll of dead and missing in the earthquakes and tidal waves in the southern Philippines soared to more than 5,300 today, with nearly 30,000 reported homeless. The National Disaster Coordinating Center (NDCC) said 3,103. deaths had been confirmed and there were at least 2,282 missing, 688 injured and 28,716 homeless following Tuesday's catastrophes. The casualties were concentrated in the towns and cities along Mindanao island's 500 miles of coastline around the Moro Gulf, on the northern side of the Celebes Sea. The Philippine Air Force was shuttling tons of medicine, food and other supplies to Cotabato, on the eastern shore of the gulf, and Zamboanga, across the gulf at the tip of the Zamboanga peninsula. They were among the hardest hit cities. Navy ships stationed in Zamboanga were ferrying relief goods to other stricken areas along the coast. President Ford sent President Ferdinand E. Marcos a message expressing sorrow and offering U.S. aid. Casualties were reported in the provinces of North and South Zamboanga, Basilan, North and South Lanao, Cota- bato and Misamis Oriental, and the cities of Zamboanga, Basilan, Cagayan de Oro and Cotabato. Other provinces in the central Philippines and on southern Luzon Island also felt the tremors, but there were no reports of casualties in those areas. The first quake struck shortly after midnight Monday, while the people of Mindanao were sleeping. It was centered in the Celebes Sea between Mindanao and Indonesia's Celebes island and sent 24-foot-high tidal waves crashing ashore, carrying away fishermen's stilt shacks as far as 100 yards inland. The first quake was followed by the usual aftershocks, and shortly after noon Monday another major tremor hit. But by then the survivors of the first quake had moved into the streets and other open spaces, and it was not likely that there were more casualties. The National Geophysical Observatory said the first quake registered 7.8 on the Richter Scale while the U.S. earthquake center in Golden, Colo., got a reading of 8.0. The second quake registered 6.8 on U.S. seismographs in Honolulu. The Richter scale is a measure of ground motion, and every increase of one whole number means the ground motion is 10 times greater. A tremor registering 6 indicates severe damage; a reading of 7 is a major quake, capable of widespread, heavy damage, and 8 is a "great" quake, capable of tremendous damage. The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 registered 8.3. RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES this morning at the Exhibition Building officially opened the 1976 Finney County Fair. Bob Buerkle, immediately left of railing, county commissioner chairman, had the honors with Telegram Photo members of the Building committee—Bill King, Gene Heiman and Jerry Brown. Members of the fair board and Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors also attended. Kick-off for Finney Free Fair Exhibition Building Dedicated Finney County Fair activities for 1976 officially began this morning with the dedication of the new exhibition building. Bob Buerkle, chairman of the county commission, cut the ribbon and then spoke of the need and future plans for the 30,000 square feet building. Also on hand were members of the fair board and Chamber of Commerce ambassadors. Most doors to the building were locked because judging had already began. At the same time, the Sandhill Vaqueroes Saddle Club Show was beginning in the arena. Carvinai operators were setting up their attractions. And 4-H'ers were busily preparing their livestock exhibits for judging later today. After the dedication, Buerkle mentioned that the large building would be used for more than just the Fair or 3-i show. A rock festival is planned for Labor Day weekend there, he said. The local Shrine club has asked to use the building Buff Season Tickets Are Now Available Season tickets are now on sale here for sports activities at Garden City High School for the 1976-77 school year. All present holders of reserved seats from last season for home football games at Memorial Stadium will have first opportunity to again reserve their old seats. They can do so by coming to the high school office today or Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, or from l to 5 p.m. All remaining reserved football seats will go sale on Thursday, August 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the lobby of Clifford Hope Auditorium. Information on admission charges to all home Buffalo sports events was announced this week by Principal Darryl Woodson. For all 1976-77 Garden City High athletic events, charges at the gate will be $2 for adults and $1.50 for students in grades 1 through 12. Reserved seats at Memorial Stadium for home football games, however, are available only to season-ticket buyers. The Buffs play four home football contests this fall. Season-ticket cost for football is $5, a savings of $3 over the gate price. If a person wishes a reserved season ticket, it costs $2 extra — $7 total for the four home games. The reserved sections for townpersons are C and D in the main north grandstand at Memorial Stadium. Sections A and B are set aside for the student body at home games. Thus the $5 season ticket allows the buyer admission to the two new wings of the north grandstand, or the south bleachers. Those areas are on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reserved season tickets are sold for any other GCHS activities. Season tickets for boys basketball cost $10.00 for eight home games, a savings of $6 over the gate price. Season tickets for girls basketball cost $7.50, a savings of $4.50 over the gate price. Girls volleyball season tickets cost $5 for four matches, a $3 savings over the gate price. Wrestling season tickets cost $3.75 for three home events, a sayings of $2.25 over the gate price. If a person wishes, he or she may purchase an all-sports season ticket covering the 25 home events for just $17.50. That saves the buyer $33.50 above the gate price of $50.00 for the same 25 home events of the 1976-77 school year. The all-sports ticket, however, does not include any post-season playoffs; wrestling tourneys; B-team basketball tourneys, or junior- varsity football games. The high school student- activity ticket sells for $6. It covers all athletic events, plus music programs, plays, and lyceums. Junior high student tickets cost $6, and they cover all high school events, plus music programs and plays. Weather for their circus. Tennis courts are almost completed and there is talk of installing an indoor track. "I want to thank everyone who helped build one of the finest buildings between Wichita and Denver," Buerkle said. He singled out the work of the building committee—Gene Heiman, Bill King and Jerry Brown. Heiman, who is also president of the fair board, was asked if county fairs were losing popularity. "I think there might be some smaller fairs going out," he said, "but, there is a- possibility that we might have an area fair here someday. So there will be fairs here for years to come." Plans for the exhibition building were agreed upon in June, 1975. Four World War II barracks on the site of the present building were sold and moved by October. From there, county road crews moved in and prepared the site for construction which began in November. Promoters had hoped the building .would be ready for the 3-i show last April. With less than three weeks to go the building hadn't been enclosed but it was ready for the event. On Monday of this week county commissioners made their final inspection and approved purchase of the building. For Elsie Brandon, county extension home economist, this is her 16th fair in Finney County. She spent the morning giving directions to judges and other workers. "We work on the fair year around," she said,"planning changes and improvements and locating judges." The biggest change this year, she said, is the location of both commercial and 4-H exhibits in the same large building. The unique aspect of the exhibits is theBicentennial displays, she said. Activities at the Fairground continue until Sunday. The major attraction tonight is the tractor pull beginning at 7 o'clock. Sunrise 6:02 Sunset 8:32 Mostly sunny and warm through Thursday. Highs low to mid 90s. Clear tonight with lows in the low to mid 60s. Winds southerly 10 to 15 mph tonight. Temperatures for the 24-hour period ending at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Ma*. Mln. Prec. Dodge City • 98 70 Emporia 94 69 GARDEN CITY % 67 Goodland 93 62 Get your copy of my recent book "Castle on the Prairie" at the Finney County Fair next week. I will be in booth 29. will autograph all copies purchased if desired. Mrs. Lois Harman. —Adv. More Fairgrounds Improvements Yet? Fairgoers this year will easily recognize many new features at the fairgrounds, but renovation there is a long way from being complete, Editor from Phillipsburg Runs Media Operations GOP Convention 'A Madhouse' By JOHN MARSHALL Kansas Correspondent KANSAS CITY (HNS) Huck Boyd leaned back in his chair and rubbed his hands across the grooves and scars in the desktop. Then the hands, one squeezing a cigaret, moved through the papers and pads, envelopes and notebooks, broken pencils and empty ballpoints, to find space to scrawl another order to himself: "Lunch 12:30." Seconds before, he had said, "The place is a madhouse today. . . I better call Mama and find out when I'm going for lunch." "Mama" is Huck's wife, Marie, who lately has been confidant to the madhouse moves of Mister Boyd, the gentleman Republican from Kansas. Of course he is "Huck" to most, and Mr. Boyd or McDill (his first name) only to the strangest strangers, the stuffy, or authors of the Phillipsburg phone book. There he lives, most of the time, on Third Street. But he has lived here, Convention City, temporarily — on the move from the Muehlbach Hotel to Municipal Auditorium to (Tuesday) the trailers outside Kemper Arena, where he supervises media operations for the 1976 Republican National Con- vention. He smiles, tired in the late morning. His eyes are wide and bright and blue behind the glasses. "I thought maybe, just maybe, things would slow down after everybody got here, after all the media had credentials and places to stay," Boyd said. "Wrong," he said with a sigh at the ceiling. He stops, lifts the phone to answer and give orders, and more orders. "Mama and I think we'd like to do a lot of things, we'd like to be a little more free; we go a lot, but it is always something we have to do. "We would like someday to do things we do not have to do." Huck Boyd, whose family is a tradition of the Kansas newspaper industry, has worked since last December to arrange convention passes, motel rooms, parking space, transportation, office space and other favors for more than 6,000 newspapers, radio, television and magazine reporters, crews and technicians who have come to the GOP convention. It is his third convention at this job. He has supervised media operations at the party's Miami conventions of 1968 and 1972. And he has been five decades in the newspaper business, not all of them a Republican. He is the son of Frank William Boyd, a staunch Democrat of Prairie Kansas, who believed that the working man should not be bribed for job security. Frank became fed to the teeth with the infamous Jackson Club, which had strong-armed public employes to kick back part of their salaries to political parties for job insurance. Delegate Tallies KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Here are delegate votes by candidate based on binding requirements or stated preferences of delegates to the Republican National Convention: Ford 1,139 Reagan 1,039 Uncommitted 81 Total delegate votes 2,259 Needed to nominate: 1,130 Totals are based on current allocations or preferences of all delegates. "Dad announced support for Alf Landon. At the 1936 Democratic convention at Hays, the chairman announced members of the Boyd family no longer were Democrats. I think we were the only family ever to be drummed publicly out of the Democratic party!" Huck said. Well, they went Republican, to the bone. But by then, Boyd had attended Kansas State College, edited a newspaper there, forgotten about .classes and returned to Phillipsburg and The Review to work for his father. Frank went to Topeka in 1939 to be chairman of the State Board of Administration, and Huck took over at Phillipsburg. The Boyds had begun to buy, and sell, newspapers: Atwood, Osceola, Neb., Oakley, Osborne, Claflin, Mankato, Ellsworth. . . "We sought editors, sent them and they paid us back and the papers were theirs." Huck Boyd got to know the politicians, editors and politician-editors. In 1936 he wrote publicity for Frank Knox, the Chicago publisher, and Alf Landon's running mate and candidate for vice _ president. He is a former Kansas GOP chairman, was Ike's Kansas campaign manager in 1952 ("Oh, that was tough," Boyd grins.) Gov. Ed Arn appointed him to the State Board of Regents in 1953 and he was regents chairman in 1956-57. Boyd lost the GOP primary race for governor in 1960 to John Anderson. He was first district GOP chairman in 1962 and three years later was elected Kansas Republican National Committeeman. He has been reelected twice since, and has been nominated for a fourth term to end in 1980. Boyd is a warhorse, tactful, wise to the ways of the backrooms. And he says Kansas Republicans goofed this year. "Our delegates would be more effective if they had come uncommitted to any candidate," he says. "Once a delegate is locked in to a candidate, that candidate doesn't worry about him or her; and the opponent cannot squeeze in. "A state can only get a hearing by virtue of its uncommitted strength. It may exercise influence during platform and policy hearings and other matters. This year?" he asks. Not bad, for a converted Jeffersonian Democrat. according to Gene Heiman, president of the fair board. Since last year, three major buildings have been added. The exhibition building, the FFA concession stand and a building constructed by Co-op for their use during the Fair and 3-i show, but available to, the county during the rest of the year. A item especially appreciated by 4-H'ers is the- recently completed livestock washrack located near the sale arena. All fairgoers will appreciate the large city parking lot adjacent to the fairgrounds. Many com-- mercial exhibitors have elected to display their im-; plements on the parking lot rather than on the midway this year. Heiman said several im-' provements are planned immediately after the fair. Because of the increased number of exhibits, the horse barn at the west end of the mid way will have to be enlarged. The area surrounding the exhibition building will be landscaped with grass and trees. And the grandstand concession stand will be remodeled soon, he said. In the near future, Heiman said, the World War II barracks used for sheep and pig exhibits will have to be repaired or replaced. Finney County 4-H Clubs have asked about a location for a new food booth, he said. Heiman also hopes to relocate the groundskeeper's residence and possibly extend the midway east to 9th Street. And at the same time, the street between the fairgrounds and the new city parking lot will be paved. Undoubtedly, this will keep someone busy for awhile.

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