Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 14, 1976 · Page 18
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 18

Garden City, Kansas
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Tuesday, September 14, 1976
Page 18
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PageSA Garden City Telegram Tuesday, Sept. 14,1976 Tractor Can Be Killer MANHATTAN - Beware of the tractor. It can be a killer. In fact, tractor accidents accounted for 20 deaths in Kansas in the 12 months ending June 30, or nearly half of the 47 on-farm fatal accidents in the period. Dr. Richard Jepsen of Kansas State University relied on Kansas newspapers for that information. He subscribed to a newspaper clipping service, receiving more than 300 separate articles on farm accidents during the year. Since newspapers usually report deaths and most causes of deaths, Jepsen's fatality figures are accurate. However, getting a line on non-fatal accidents is another matter, since many minor mishaps have little news value and thus don't appear in print. At any rate, clippings received by the extension farm and community safety specialist reported 108 non- injury farm accidents, 146 injury farm accidents, 14 off- farm fatalities involving cars and trucks in the course of farm work, and 315 total accidents as well as the 47 fatal mishaps. Tractors accounted for the most non-injury (21) and injury (42) accidents and the most total accidents (83) as well as the most fatalities (20). "Tractors are the leading cause of farm deaths because they are used in more farming activities than most machine and because many farmers minimize their potential for destruction," says Jepsen. DRAMATIC RESCUE - Robert Campbell, 21, of San Bernadino, and San Bernadino Sheriffs Deputy Ron Hazard climb across cars stranded in the Santa Ana River near San Bernadino Saturday after rainstorms cause floods in Southern California. Once they got to the auto at right they were rescued by helicopter. Rollovers account for half of the tractor deaths in Kansas. 'A common tractor accident occurs when a farmer uses the machine to pack ensilage in a trench silo. The tractor moves up the slope, hits a soft spot, and the wheels bog down. At that point, either the tractor engine stops, the tractor wheels spin, or the tractor wheels catch. If the wheels catch, the tractor rears up, and then rolls over on the victim. That can happen in a split second, not nearly enough time for the operator to react. Jepsen says farmers who use the tractor for packing trench silos should back the tractor up the slope, reducing the chance of rollover. Although he's hoping it won't happen, Jepsen fears the fall harvest season could result in a rash of farm accidents. The harvesting of corn and sorghum for ensilage adds wet, slippery material to an otherwise normal walking surface on a farm implement. Dew, more prevalent in the fall, poses another hazard on steel walking surfaces. Pledge Two Garden Citians and two other Southwest Kansans are among 419 men who have pledged fraternities at Kansas State University. Brad Decker Fansher, Garden City, pledged Sigma Alpha Episilon; and Daniel Mark Neufeld, Garden City, Sigma Chi. Steven Ray Cauthon, Scott City, Tau Kappa Epsilon; and Gary Lynn Algiene, Leoti, Alpha Kappa Lambda. WOMEN'S LARGE SIZES Mix-or-Match Co-ordinates in Ponte Doubleknit Polyester 106 w. Fulton Machine Washable. Jackets and Blouses, Sizes 36.48 Skirts and Pants, Waist Sizes 36 • 46 Combinations or Solids in Pine Sreen. Rust, Navy, Brown, Red and Black. See Ihe Collection From $18. lo $38. More styles in the Collection. Come See! Bribiesca's "Where Fashion Has No Size Limit" Open 10-6 Mon. thru Sat. Phone 316-2766558 FALL PIECE GOODS BONANZA I New Shipment 3 & 4 BUTTON DENIM BELLS JUST ARRIVED Only 10 • For guys and gals • 4 Patch Pockets • Styled the way you like 'em ALSO IN STOCK: KENLEON'S Popular "Mousehole" and "Rubber Duck" styles. Pre-washed... Men's SWEAT SHIRTS SUPER SPECIAL 100% POLYESTER DOUBLE KNITS PIECE GOODS REMNANTS NOW '/ 2 PRICE -60" wide —Solids and patterns | >— New fall colors Over 600 yards SEW& SAVE BONANZA SPECIAL PATCHWORK COORDINATES CRINKLE GAUZE -50 per cent Polyester —50 per cent cotton -38-39" wide -44-45" wide -Fall colors -100 per cent cotton I Yd. COMPLETE LINE OF NOTIONS CLOSE-OUT SPECIAL' ASSORTED COTTON PRIM UILTED PRINTS 44-45" wide Select Your Winter 0 I -44-45" wide -Some 50 per cent poly -Limited quantities Yd. SHOP OUR ENTIRE DEPT. FOR MORE SAVINGS O66 3 for'$10. Raglan sleeve sweot shirt of easy care 50% creslon and 50% cotton in colors of Navy, Brown and Green. Sizes S-M-L-XL. Coat Now jj From Our = Tremendous = Stock 1 I MANUFACTURERCLOSE OUT POLYESTER ELASTIC OUTSTANDING VALUE 100% COTTON FLANNEL PRINTS -34-35" wide —Machine wash )-^Lots of colors Yd. III ^LIMITED QUANTITII Men's-Boys' Girls'-Ladies' 01 —v ''iplk ^ '* ^* jJCPenney

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