Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 14, 1976 · Page 3
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REPUBLICAN WOMEN in a light-hearted moment- Betty Jo Olivia Bennett, wife of the Kansas governor, left, Chris assistant. Sigsbee, Audrey Law, at right, and center foreground, Roberts, Governor Bennett's administrative Telegram Photo State's First Lady Visits Here By DONNIS HARNESS Finney County Republican Women introduced the state's first lady to a luncheon gathering Monday at Wheatlands Convention Center. Mrs. Robert Bennett joined in the informality of the occasion, a traditional September event which yesterday drew 185 fashion-conscious Republicans (and a few Democrats) to "oooh and ahhhh" while models showed what's in the fashion forecast for fall. In an interlude prior to the fashion event, Mrs. Bennett, Republican candidates and office holders, and dignitaries in the ranks of Republican Women's Clubs addressed the audience. Among these were State Sen. Donald Christy, Scott City; State Rep. David Heinemann, Garden City; Finney County Attorney Don Vsetecka, Finney County Commission candidate Martin Huschka, Margaret Harmon, register of deeds, Lou Eastin (Mrs. Gene), Dodge City, wife of Rep Keith Sebelius's Kansas administrative assistant; Mildred Johns (Mrs. Julius), of Johnson, who is district director of the First Congressional District, Kansas Federation of Republican Women, and Denelda Brookover (Mrs. Earl), Southwest area chairman for the federation. Chris Sigsbee (Mrs. George) served as mistress of ceremonies. She is president of Finney County Republican Women. Higher Feed Prices Seen ALL EYES CENTER an,d mink fabric coat. STAGE— Judy Garner modeling a hand crocheted knit dress John Montre The Markets deaths New Wheat Old Wheat Milo Corn $2.70 down 1 $2.62 down 1 $4.00unchg. $2.65 unchg. (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 Bethlehem Steel Boeing Chrysler Cities Service CGP Dillons DuPont Eastman Kodak EIPpsoNG Ford General Electric General Motors Halliburton 1BM : International Harvester International Paper Natipnal Distributor Northern Natural PanjEPL Penney JC Philip Petroleum ......... Proctor Gamble RCA Santa Fe Industries Sears .................. SperryKand Standard Oil Indiana Standard Oil New Jersey . 4 27 4 Mi 4B.I 29% UO'/j 20 40% 41% 20% 53'/ B IO'/4 MM! 130 >/» 91 14% 55% 54% 67% 85 .30',ii .69',4 .24% .44% .38'/4 .52'/4 .60% .93% .34% .67% ^53% .54 Texaco 27% UnitcdSlates 49 Westinghouse Electric 17% Woolworth 24 LIVE BEEF FUTURES Oct. Dec. Feb. June High 39.72 40.75 41.10 43.47 Low 39.17 40.17 40,70 43.05 Close 39.35 40.30 41.05 43.45 DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p.m. was down 3.57 at 979.49. (Prices provided by Heinold Commodities.) Western Kansas Feedlot Sales Compared with last week: slaughter steers steady to 50 cents higher; slaughter heifers 25-50 cents higher. Trade very slow except fairly active Wednesday. Demand only fair with buyers never aggressive for numbers. Inquiry from Nebraska and Iowa packers improved but bulk of cattle again sold locally or south and west of Kansas, Sales confirmed from Friday through Thursday of last week on 18,600 slaughter steers and 9,900 slaughter heifers, for a total of 28,500 head, compared with 31,100 last week and 30,900 a year ago. John H. Shirkey Funeral for John H. Shirkey, 77, 310 Hudson, will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, the Rev. Dr. C. M. Fogleman Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Mr. Shirkey died unexpectedly at his home Saturday evening. Friends may call until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday , at the Phillips-White Funeral Home. Mrs. Selma Sanford Selma E. Sanford, 74, Valley Springs, S.D., died Sunday of cancer in a Souix Falls, S.D. hospital. She was the mother of Dwane N. Sanford, 1709 Janice Lane. Graveside service for Mrs. Sanford was Monday at Beaver Valley Lutheran Churchyard Cemetery, Valley Springs. A memorial service was to be conducted this afternoon at Beaver Valley Lutheran Church. A memorial has been established for cancer research in care of St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. Mrs. Bennett commended the present Western Kansas weather. Her prior flight to Garden City came in the middle of a snow storm, she said. "In my 25th year of living in Kansas, she said, I am proud and honored to have the American citizenship that I have by choice. Coming from another country and having traveled, I say you'll never see a greater place than America and the great state of Kansas." Mrs. Bennett said people here- for the Republican Convention "were overwhelmed by the sincerity and hospitality of midwestern people." She asked that Republican women not consider they've done their part just by getting out to vote themselves, but that they help others to get to the polls. '* Mrs. Ovid Harman, Garden City author, presented a copy of her book, "Castle on the Prairie," to the wife of the governor. Sandhills artists Jack Kempton and Hazel Daniels gave watercolors to be awarded to two guests at the luncheon. State Sen. and Mrs. Christy had driven in from Texas Monday morning to attend the luncheon. Christy said he sees »his most important contribution to be in the areas of energy and water availability. These, he told a Telegram reporter, he considers most important national issues. He recently had been in Mississippi for a session giving consideration to these two issues. Mrs. Sigsbee introduced the committee responsibile for the luncheon. Those assisting were Mmes. Bob Law, Bill McElroy, Ralph Beckett, Dick Fankhauser, Lowell Craig, Harold Stoner, Mike Lansdon, and George Tate. Mrs. Tate narrated the style show. Businesses and models participating in the show included: (in order of appearance): Liz Meriers— Sheri Lee's; Edna Shook— McDonald's; Sharon Sullivan—Weber's Town Shop; Rhonda Geist— Sweetbriar; Ann Jones— Purnells; John Fishback— Meschke's; Pat Pfeifer— Specialty Haus; Carolyn Frey—Bribiesca's Large Sizes; Judy Garner—Vogue Shop; Mrs. Manuel Garcia Sr.—Bribiesca's* Jim Fishback—Meschke's; Linda Bruno—McDonalds, and Etta Byerly—Specialty Haus. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department foresees higher livestock-feed prices early next year and therefore less of an increase in the number of meat animals put on grain because of the drought's impact on the corn crop. Each month, after a new crop-production report is released, the USDA Outlook and Situation Board reviews its crop forecasts in terms of exports, domestic use and stocks leftover at the end of the season to cushion prices and serve as a transitional supply. Last Friday, the corn crop was predicted at 5.89 billion bushels, still a record but 5 per cent less than forecast a month before. Emporia Couple Die In Car-Truck Crash GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — An Emporia, Kan., couple was killed in a collision at the intersection of K24-27 in the city limits of Goodland Monday. The victims were Loyd Deskines, 71, and his wife, Bessie, 72. Police said Deskines failed to yield the right of way and collided with a semi-trailer truck. The outlook board on Monday said it now expects only 3.75 billion bushels of corn to go to feed, give or take 150 million bushels of a crop that's not yet harvested. A month ago, it expected 3.9 billion bushels, 4 per cent more, to be fed. Officials said an increase in the grain-fed meat supply smaller than earlier expected could mean retail food prices the first half of 1977 averaging 4 to 5 per cent over January- June 1976, instead of the 3 to 4 per cent. "The outlook for U.S. corn exports... remains unchanged from our last report," however the board said. Stronger demand from Europe is expected to offset lower requirements in the Soviet Union, with a probable total shipment of 1.55 billion bushels. A much tighter supply-and- demand situation showed up in the soybean picture. The estimated crop of 1.27 billion bushels, 5 per cent below August expectations, would be 16 per cent below 1975, so the board reduced its projection of what would be left a year from now to a month's supply of about 100 million bushels. All soybean uses estimated would be greater than the 1974-75 lean year, nonetheless. About 785 million bushels now are forecast to be crushed Page 3 Garden City Telegram Tuesday, Sept. 14,1967 for meal and 525 million exported. The 100-million-bushel carryover compares to 185 million a year ago and the 220 million now thought to be on hand as the season ends. The end-of-year stocks figure also was lowered for corn, from 566 million bushels forecast a month ago to 321 million, give or take 100 million. That compares to 359 million after the drought- ravaged 1974 crop and the anticipated 313 million bushels on hand Oct. 1 when the new year officially begins. Paperwork Completed for Jennie Barker Road Paving A light load met a light commission Monday. Finney County Commission met in regular session with its chairman, Bob Buerkle, missing from the line-up. He was attending a Kansas Department of Health and City Goes to the Dogs on Saturday On Saturday afternoon Garden City is scheduled to go to the dogs — and cats, and fish, turtles, birds, snakes, rabbits, etc., etc. Just about everything but hoofed animals and poisonous or dangerous snakes and spiders are being invited to participate in what is being billed as the first annual children's pet show. All children 16 and under being invited to par- are event 3 p.m. is ticipate. The scheduled for Stevens Park. Garden City Kennel Club is sponsoring the show. Cochairmen are Judy Smith, Garden City, and Sue Crick, Cimarron. Smith said 201 ribbons are being offered in 57 categories. "Everyone should be able to win a ribbon," she said. Ribbons are being offered for first, second, and third place in all categories. There are 11 dog categories — including such things as the dog with the longest tail, the saddest, and the most talented. Rabbits, will be vying for ribbons in such categories as the one with the longest ears, the biggest, the smallest, the one looking most like Peter Cottontail. There are categories for cats, rodents, birds, fish, reptiles, and many others. The "most unusual" in each category will go on to compete in "best of show." Smith says all youngsters are welcome to bring their pet and come to the park. All dogs, however, must be on leash. "It's going to be a lot of fun," she promises. Environment meeting in Topeka. The highlight of the day's business was the approval and signing of the necessary paperwork to get the Jennie Barker Road paved. Commissioners Larry Goss and Greg Shaw approved the Kansas Department of Transportation forms necessary to have the road paving project let for bid by the state in a November or December bid-letting. The necessary county funds to pave the road are included in the 1977 county budget. Next summer would be target date for the actual paving work to be done, they said. In other business, the commission: —Accepted a bid of $1,276 for a Motorola Micor mobile radio for the assistant county engineer. They also received a second bid from Motorola for $1,025 and a bid for a Johnson radio of $1,050. Commissioner Goss said the commission took the higher bid because of the quality difference in the radios. —Took no action on a letter of resignation from the Finney County Free Fair Board by Tom Walker. —Voted to pay computer operator's course tuition at Garden City Community College for two county em- ployes. —Voted to buy a trash container and contract with the city to pick up trash at the courthouse three times a week. —Met with City Commissioner Duane West and further discussed the possibilities of a city-county law enforcement center and a city-county-USD-juco administration center. Back Surgery For Sheriff Finney County Sheriff Grover Craig is now home recovering from back surgery, but he expects to be back on duty in about three weeks he said today. Sheriff Craig "told the Telegram today that, after spending about two weeks in St. Catherine Hospital the last of August, he was transferred to General Rose Memorial Hospital in Denver on Aug. 31. Craig underwent surgery on his back on Sept. 1 and was ' dismissed from the hospital on Sept. 9, he said. He'll be returning to Denver for a check up.on the surgery in about a week and a half. Craig said this is the second time he has had surgery on his back, and each time a disc has been removed from his spine. The first such operation he had was three years ago. KSU PRESIDENT ACKER, left, talks with Gene Herrscher, center, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy M, Jones Jr., right. John Montre KSU Services, SW Area Link Stressed Enrollment at Kansas State University continues on the increase, Dr. Duane Acker told a breakfast group in Garden City this morning at the Continental Inn, Official figures are expected to reach 18,200 students for fall 1976. Of this number, 107 are from Finney County. (On-campus enrollment is 16,500). Dr. Acker spoke before the Kiwanis Clubs and Finney County Women's Chamber of Commerce in the first event of a three-day visit to Western Kansas. Dr. Acker became the llth president of Kansas State University on July 1, 1975. A former associate dean of agriculture and director of resident instruction for the university's College of Agriculture, he formerly had lived in Kansas from 19621966. In a fact-filled 10-minute talk, he stressed some, of the important links and services KSU provides to this area of the state. Twenty-eight faculty of KSU live and work at Garden City, he said. These include a faculty of 15 at the district extension office, with Ray Mann as area director. "This is a highly specialized staff whose purpose is to educate, in home economics, agriculture, forestry and irrigation, among other interests of importance to the area. The staff also serves as back-up to county extension staffs in 21 Southwest Kansas counties," Acker said. These county extension staffs are considered to be of the same stature as other instructors of the KSU faculty, he added. In addition,there is the staff at the branch experiment station, which he referred to as "one of the classic experiment stations in the country." The university president is taking part in the Garden City Experiment Station field day which began at 10 this morning. New superintendent at the station is Dr. Gerald Greene, an entomologist by training. Dr. Acker gave special mention to the improtance of research and education the staffs perform in the program of irrigation, which, he said, involves services to some 400450 persons who are producers with 230,000 to 240,000 acres under irrigation in these Southwest Kansas counties. Acker also described programs KSU provides on the campus of Garden City Community College. These include courses on the tele- network system, and honors coloquium of science for top high school students and an honors symposium in other disciplines—also for students of area high schools — and a sequence degree program, primarily for teachers. On-campus enrollment at KSU this fall, he said, includes 78 students who have come from one or two years at GCCC. Of interest to women in the audience was his break-down of enrollment of women in the various colleges of the university. His statistics show that about 500 women are enrolled in the school of agriculture this fall; 100 women are studying engineering at KSU; 150 women are enrolled in the school of architecture; 35 per cent of the enrollment in the college of business ad- ministration is young women and many of this number are enrolled in accounting. Enrollment in education and in arts-sciences is more than half women. He said 51 women are students in the college of veterinary medicine and, conversely, 50 young men are in the college of home economics. "How great it is to be in a time in our society," Acker said, "when either young men or young women can choose the (educational) discipline they want." Acker mentioned former Telegram editor Bill Brown, who is "one of the top faculty members in journalism, and is advisor to the 'Collegian' which has won a number of top national awards this year." Don Ploger, president of the morning Kiwanis club, introduced the speaker.

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