Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 27, 1976 · Page 3
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 3

Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, August 27, 1976
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Would Sell His Toys' - IfShiek's Price Is Right By KATHI LOPER Stories of Arab opulence have circulated freely the past few years. Middle East oil shieks have so much money, the rumor goes, that they can't spend it fast enough. One Garden City man has decided to test that theory by offering to sell two used cars to some rich Arab mogul. Bob Drake's vehicles aren't just your run- of-the-mill used cars, however. Both are classic Cadillac convertibles, worth many limes what the local businessman originally paid for them. One is a cheerful yellow 1949 model in excellent condition. The other is one of the celebrated 1976 Fleetwood Eldorados that have accumulated so much publicity since the final 200 ever to be produced rolled off the assembly lines last April. A newspaper account of the sale of those last 200 convertibles planted the idea of selling his own in Drake's mind. According to the newspaper clipping, one of the classic convertibles sold, by bid, for $55,000. The story goes on to say that a Middle East oil shiek had bid $100,000 for the automobile, but was too late. That's when Drake began to consider his firemist blue convertible as a collector's item, rather than basic (?) transportation. A television news account of Arab interest in the classics this week brought about a decision on Drake's part: he would advertise the two cars for sale in Saudi Arabia, and wait for his ship to come in. Drake isn't counting on making a big sale, but he seems to subscribe to the old saw, "nothing ventured, nothing gained." And why not? He admits that if by chance his "fishing expedition" results in a strike, the profit he would make would be a big boost to his new trucking business. If not, he stands to make at least, a $6,700 profit by selling the new convertible locally, and perhaps more when his advertisement appears nationally in "'Cars and Parts" magazine. The '49 model was purchased three years ago, and is in excellent condition, Drake says. He drives it at least once a week to keep it in top running condition, and has replaced only the floor mats and the paint job. The black leather interior shows only traces of wear, and the vehicle has 56,000 miles, on the odometer. "Sometimes," Drake mused, "I get more fun out of driving the old one than the new one. There's quite a difference in driving the two." The late-model Fleetwood was purchased in December from Schreiber Motors here, where Drake paid about $13,300. He says he has been offered $20,000 locally for it, although it already shows more than 11,000 miles. What makes his new convertible different, aside from the fact that it's one the last of its kind, is its computerized engine and electronic fuel injection system. Such appointments are not common, he said, even on luxurious Fleetwoods, although he does not know how many of the computerized cars have been manufactured. When he first purchased the '76 model, he did so because he wanted such a car, and not as an investment. Drake is fond of Cadillacs, and the new Fleetwood is his third. If Drake succeeds in selling both his Cadillacs to buyers in the Middle East, he won't exactly be without transportation. The Drakes also own two late-model Chevrolets ("I don't even know, why I bought them," he says), and perhaps then they will be moved to the place of honor in the two-car garage. Until the Caddies find new homes, however, the Chevies are relegated to the street and driveway at night. Drake was forced to build his garage in what once was his backyard when the original garage was converted to a carpeted addition to the house, as a display area for Drake's extensive Jim Beam bottle collection. Advertisements to a number of Saudi Arabian newspapers are in the mail, and now Drake faces the hardest part of the deal — waiting for that first nibble. He doesn't appear to be in a great hurry to get rid of the Caddies, however, because he's developed a real affection for the two classics. "I'm just an overgrown kid," he admits, his arm sweeping in an arc to take in the two showpieces, "and these are my toys." deaths Amy Gillespie Amy Gillespie, 83, 702 N." 3rd, a long-time Garden City resident, died Thursday at St. Catherine Hospital. She was born April 29, 1893 in Denver. Miss Gillespie moved with her parents to Garden City in 1907. Her father, Frank, served as treasurer of the Garden City Sugar Co. They built their home on the street now known as Gillespie Place. Miss Gillespie attended the Chicago Art Institute and served as organist for various churches. She also played concerts for various groups in the city and was known for her embroidery, tatting and China painting. She retired as bookkeeper and secretary for the Garden City Sugar Company after working there 42 years. She was a member of the Community Church and a charter member of the Finney County Historical society. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Cox, 702 N. 3rd; a brother, Frank, Laramie, Wyo.; a sister, Louise McCombs, 622 Garden City Ave.; and two grandchildren. Family graveside service will be Saturday afternoon. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Friends may call at Garnand Funeral Home until noon Saturday. A memorial has been established with the Community Church. Bill 0. Ginest CIMARRON — Bill Owen Ginest, 48, died Wednesday at Amy Gillespie the Swedish Hospital Research Center, Seattle, Wash. Born May 16, 1926, at St. John, he was an electrician. He had lived in Hutchinson and Cimarron for five years before moving to Seattle. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Seattle, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard Elbert and Mrs. Michael Dodge, both of Hutchinson; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ginest, Cimarron; three brothers, Don, Lakin, Neil, Wichita, and Gary, Springfield, 111.; and a sister, Mrs. Ed Rohrbaugh, Genoa, Colo. Graveside services will be 10:30 Saturday at Cimarron Cemetery, the Rev. Lynn White officiating. Friends may call at Schroeder Funeral Home 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday. Don Davis TRIBUNE — Don Davis, 65, died Thursday at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. Born Feb. 10,1911, at Milan, he was a farmer and a resident of Greeley County since 1945. Survivors include two brothers, Merle, Castle Rock, Wash., and Lawrence, Wellington; and a sister, Mrs. Waldo McCort, Topeka. Funeral will be 3 p.m. (MDT) Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Tribune. Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington. Friends may call until service time at Weinmann-Price Funeral Home, Leoti. GARDEN CITY BUSINESSMAN Bob Drake looks right at home behind the wheel of his 1976 Fleetwood Eldararo Cadillac convertible, but he'd much rather see a Middle East oil shiek in his place. Drake has advertised in Saudi Arabian newspapers to sell the car, one of the last of its kind, after hearing and reading accounts of oil mogul interest in the vehicles. Drake also hopes to sell his 1949 classic Cadillac convertible, partially visible, in a similar overseas transaction. Ka 'hi Loper Retired Persons The Markets Wheat Milo Corn $2.67 unchg. $3.75 unchg. $2.60 unchg. Westinghouse Electric Woolworth (Prices at 12:30 p.m. today at Garden City Co-op.) / p.m. stocks Allied Supplies American Cyanamid American Motors American Brands Anaconda — AT&T Beech Aircraft Hcthlehem Steel Boeing Chrysler Cities Service Colorado Interstate Dillons Du Pont Eastman Kodak El Paso NG Ford Ucncral Electric General Motors llalliburlon IBM International Harvester . International Paper National Distributor Northern Natural PanEPL Penney JC Phillips Petroleum Proctor Gamble KCA Santa Fc Industries Scars Spcrry Hand Standard Oil Indiana .... Standard Oil New Jersey Texaco United State Steel 28S. 4% 28>/4 58',» 40 20'* 50V, 129", 93'* 14 54 52% 66S, 62V, 270 29 3 /4 60% 25 36V 4 50 56% 94 '/4 26'/» 35 67*4 45'/» 50V» UVE BEEF FUTURES Oct. Dec. Feb. April High 41.37 43.22 43.75 45.60 Low 40.90 42.65 43.32 45.20 Close 41.02 42.80 43.27 45.25 i Prices provided by Hcinold Commodities.) Howe Asked to Drop Campaign SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah's Democratic leadership has voted to ask Rep. Allan T. Howe, convicted on appeal this week of soliciting sex acts for pay, to drop his bid for reelection. The party's state executive committee voted Thursday to ask Howe to drop out, following a closed-door meeting which the freshman congressman attended. Howe described the meeting with the six-member executive committee as "a very cordial exchange." He said the committee did not ask / him face-to-face to withdraw. Democratic State Chairman Justin Stewart said later that the committee would let Howe hear about its decision "in the media." The local chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons will conduct its regular meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Garden Valley Retirement Center. Mrs. Vern Holmes, 2008 "A", will present a program of colored slides entitled: "What's Right With America," a Bicentennial program sponsored by the Finney County Woman's Chamber of Commerce. Election of officers will follow. The nominating committee of Mrs. Lena Carl, Mrs. John Riggs and Paul Cole presented the following slate of officers at the July meeting: president, Thomas B. Quinn; vice-president, Thomas Howard; secretary, Emma Lea LaGesse; and treasurer, Ruth Potter; directors, Orval M. Reece, Mabel Adams and Leonard H. Smith. A social hour will be held. All eligible persons, 55 and over, are invited, A person does not have to be retired to be a member. College Ticket Info Released Information on tickets for Garden City Community College athletic events was announced this week by Dale Meadors. He's director of athletics at the college, Now being sold are tickets for Century Club members: reservations for seats in Memorial Stadium for all five Broncbuster home football contests this fall. Next week, similar reserved seats will be sold to members of the Quarterback Club, and for those owning business (or firms) memberships. On Tuesday, September 7, at 7 a.m., remaining reserved seats will go on sale to the general public. Those will be sold in Meadors' office in the Math and Science Building on the college campus. An all-sports ticket is being offered by the college for $25 this season. That gives the buyer a reserved season ticket for football — the only sport in which reserved seats are sold. It also gives the buyer admission to all home basketball games, wrestling meets, track meets, baseball games, and women's , volleyball and basketball. If a person wishes to buy a football-only season ticket, the price is $15. That gives him a reserved seat at the stadium for the five home games. Those will be against Arkansas City, Pratt, Air Force Prep School, El Dorado, and Fort Scott. Also being sold is an all- sports season ticket for non- junior-college students. It costs'$15, but gives the buyer only general admission (not reserved seats) to the home football games. Commented Meadors: "Our prices look pretty good when you realize that KU and K-State charge $8 per game to sit" in the end zone for their home football contests." Mild, Sunny Weekend Ahead TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A cold front moving through Kansas today moderated Thursday's hot weather and improved the chance for rain, and the weekend forecast was for sunny and mild weather. Temperatures across much of the state topped the 100- degree mark Thursday and early morning temperatures today were mostly in' the 70s. But the National Weather Service said highs today would range from the low 80s in the northwest to the mid 90s in the south and east and cooler weather was forecast for the weekend. The weather service said the cold front carried relatively dry air but could produce widely scattered thunderstorms through tonight. The extended outlook for Sunday through Tuesday was for highs mostly in the 80s, lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s and little or no rain. Phone Program Offered Elderly The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is offering a new protective service to older people of the community who live alone and are confined to their, homes. In this "Telephone Reassurance Program" a person will call at regular intervals to see if the shut-in is all right. If no one answers, someone will check on him or her. Such a service can enable elderly persons to remain in their own homes for a. longer period of time, said Jeanette Clark, RSVP facilitator. This program is offered free of charge to aged persons who desire the service. "There are approximately 2,500 elderly people living in Finney County, and they are an important part of our community," said Mrs. Clark. Mrs. Clark asks anyone who knows of someone who lives alone and would benefit by this calling program to give RSVP their name. A visit will be made to the shut in about the service. People over 60 years old who would like to telephone a shut- in every day should also contact the RSVP office at the Area Mental Health Center, 276-7689. USD Head Start Opens September 2 First day of school for Unified School District 457's Head Start will be Thursday, Sept. 2. Sessions will be conducted from 9 to 12 and from 12 to 3 at Jennie Wilson Elementary School. Head Start has an enrollment of about 42 for the two classes. Use Policy Is Set for Paved Fairgrounds Area Policy has been established by the city commission for the use of the city-owned paved exhibition area at the fairgrounds. The policy adopted by the commission will allow parking on the lot for all adjacent activities such as games at the ball complex or any activity at the fairgrounds. Also included in the per- missable uses of the area are driver training instruction, outdoor exhibit spaces when required by an exhibition at the fairgrounds, . automobile and implement shows, organized and supervised gymkhana (timed precision driving course, not like racing), fair and carnival exhibits which require no stakes driven into the hard surface, and hobby interests such as model airplanes, kites, aeronauts, land sailing, power tricycles and go-karts. Any other use deemed incidental or accessory to the permitted uses will also be allowed. Prohibited uses include drag racing, loitering in vehicles, operation of a vehicle by an unlicensed individual, any activity associated with the sale or distribution of intoxicating ' beverages, and landing or takeoff of airplanes, helicopters or sail planes without prior approval of the city commission. One of the previous requests for use of the exhibition area was for permission to allow children to drive go-karts there. This would be prohibited under the adopted policy. Recognizing that there may be additions or changes necessary to make the policy work in the future, Commissioner Pat Calihan moved to adopt the policy adding that it could be amended at a later date if and when the need arises. Or»m» O Mlnutes OPEN 8:30 START 9:00 ' A TRUE STORY THE IWEf^tflBLE STORY OF THE THE 1972 ANDES AIR CRASH! What they did to the dead to stay alive... is the most shocking episode in the history of human survival! Probe Possibility of Death Link .. t> _!•• 4 n i . • • i'_i i_ f ntVtnr* in T^Aniroi* T*VlOlf* WaKEENEY, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Bureau of Investigation continued to probe for clues today indicating a possible connection between last week's slaying of a state park rangerette and the brutal deaths of three Iowa residents 19 months ago. Graham County Attorney Randall Weller disclosed Thursday that Francis Donald Nemechek, the man charged with stabbing to death 16-year- old Paula Fabrizius, had also worked on the farm where the bodies of the three earlier victims were found. But Weller, observing a gag order imposed by a Trego County judge, refused to acknowledge any stronger connection between the two cases. "I am not at liberty to discuss them," he said. Weller confirmed that the bodies of two young women and a 3-year-old boy from Fort Dodge, Iowa, were found on an isolated farmstead owned by Joseph Faulkner between Hill City and WaKeeney. Weller said Francis Donald Nemechek had worked for Faulkner and may still have been working for him when the bodies were found Jan. 13, 1975. Col. William Albott, director of the KBI, said nothing had been found to connect the killing of the rangerette and the deaths of the tourists from Iowa but inquiries were being made. Nemechek was charged Tuesday with the first-degree murder of Miss Fabrizius. Her nude and mutilated body was found Sunday at Castle Rock Reservoir, a few hours after she vanished from the state park at Cedar Bluff Reservoir where she sold and checked admission tickets. Ellis is almost 20 miles east of WaKeeney, and Cedar Bluff Reservoir is about 20 miles south. In January 1975, two trappers found the body of 3- year-old Guy William Young outside an abandoned farmhouse. He had died of exposure. Inside, officers found the bodies of Cheryl Lynn Young, 20, the boy's mother, and her friend, Diane Lynn Lovette, 19. Both women were shot and one was raped. They disappeared at Christmas ( ime while returning from a visit with Mrs. Young's father in Denver. Their small car had been found near an interchange on U.S. 70 between WaKeeney and Ellis. Nemechek, the son of a local farmer, had been free under $20,000 bond and was scheduled to go on trial Sept. 8 on a charge of firing sniper shots last New Year's Day on Interstate 70 near the same interchange where the car from Iowa was found. His preliminary hearing on the murder charge in the Fabrizius slaying is scheduled for Sept. 1. He was being held in lieu of $250,000 bond at the jail in Hays. MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG TEENMERSi IRHBSBM * Produe«db»C«»tln.i«JR«i.C.r*>M,Jr. Wftrt* b» RDM tartoiu InCrtoc A P.rwKHint RriMM

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