Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 25, 1976 · Page 3
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Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, September 25, 1976
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The Markets Peedlot and Range Sales . KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas Feedlot and Range Sales Report: Slaughter steers 2.00-2.50 lower. Slaughter heifers 2.00-2.25 lower. Trade slow this week, inquiry and demand light. Sellers resisting sharply lower prices on moderate supplies at present. Sales confirmed last Friday through early Thursday on 3,100 slaughter steers and 3,000 slaughter heifers for a combined total of 6,100, compared with 8,100 last week and 6,450 a year ago. Slaughter steers: Choice 2-4 1075-1150 Ib 35.00-36.00. Slaughter heifers: Choice 24925-1000 Ib 34.00-34.50. Mostly .choice end of good 2-4 900-1025 Ib 33.25-34.00. Sales FOB feedlot 4 per cent shrink. •Not enough feeder steers and heifers traded in country trading for a market test. Sales confirmed this week on 325 feeder steers and no feeder heifers for immediate delivery. KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK KANSAS CITY (AP) — Compared with last week's close: Cattle: Slaughter steers steady to weak, instances 50 lower. Slaughter heifers steady to strong. Slaughter cows 50 to mostly 1.00 lower. Slaughter steers choice and prime 1004-1010 Ib 36.50-37.00; Choice 1000-1200 Ib 35.50-36.75. Slaughter heifers choice 8501000 Ib 34.00-35.50. Slaughter cows utility and few commercial 20.00-23.50, few high dressing 24.00-2,5.00. Feeder steers and heifers 1.00-2.00 lower. Feeder steers choice 400-500 Ib 34.00-35.00; choice 500-600 Ib 33.00-36.50; high choice 544 Ib 38.00; 600-700 Ib 32.00-35.75; 700-800 Ib 32.0034.00; choice and prime 728782 Ib 34.20-35.00; moderately fleshed and fleshy 800-900 Ib 32.00-34.00; fleshy and partly fattened 900-1025 Ib 31.00-33.00. Feeder heifers choice 325-500 Ib 25.75-31.00; high choice 482 Ib 30.20; 500-600 Ib 27.75-31.00; choice and prime thin 573-583 Ib 32.70-33.00; 600-800 Ib 28.0031.00. Sheep: Spring slaughter lambs steady to 50 lower. Slaughter ewes steady. Feeder lambs steady. Spring slaughter lambs choice and prime 90-110 Ib 38.00-40.00; shorn lambs, No. 1 and fall shorn pelts 41.00-42.50. Shorn slaughter ewes utility and good 9.00-13.00, cull 6.00-9.00. Feeder lambs choice and fancy 70-90 Ib 34.00-37.00. Dawn Smith Top Judger Dawn Smith, of Finney County, added to her honors won at the Kansas State Fair with a first place finish as individual judger in 4-H home improvement judging. Sherman County won the team contest. Finney County was in the top five. More than 80 teams competed. A former Finney County 4-H member, Jorita Henry, now in Sherman County, placed 4th in individual judging. Other Finney Countians winning 4-H honors at the fair were Rosemary Huschka, a purple ribbon in horticulture; Bonnie Reed and Cindy Fisher, both a 'purple in clothing. Area winners included Beth Blume, Haskell, purple in clothing; Wade Horton, Kearny, purple in horticulture; and Anita Bezona, Hamilton, purple in horticulture. Tighter Security at State Hospital Seen TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Temporary steps being taken to tighten security at state hospitals such as Parsons have the approval of Gov. Robert F. Bennett. "I am satisfied with the interim steps that are being taken," the governor said at a Friday news conference. "Other steps will be considered during the budget- making process." The governor said the report indicates that hospital staff perception of personnel should be improved and that closer security should be required. Bennett specifically cited additional security personnel at the hospitals, a review of the histories of the files of all patients and transfer of 'Bubble Boy' David, the boy who must live in a germ-free bubble and who has never been touched by human hands, celebrates his fifth birthday this week at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. His most wanted and most important birthday gift is a "space suit" that will allow him to roam free of his nine-by- seven-foot bubble. David was born without natural body defenses against disease. David's last name is kept secret. (AP Photo) Film Concerns Zoos of World The National Geographic film, "Zoos of the World" will be shown Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Lecture Hall of the Garden City Community College. It is sponsored by Garden City Friends of the Zoo. Gary Holmes, president, said GCFOTZ wants to bring quality zoo films to the Garden City area. The first film is a novel safari. A sample of the fare the audience will see includes an insect zoo in Japan, giraffes in an English park, and a variety of animals living royally on palace grounds in the San Diego Zoo. Bob Fulton, zoo superintendent here, will discuss the film after the showing. patients, where indicated by the review of their files, to "closed" quarters. Bennett was commenting on a report submitted by Dr. Robert Harder, secretary of Social and Rehabilitation Services, following an incident at Parsons where a 5-year-old girl was killed while walking from her home to kindergarten class. A patient at the Parsons State Hospital and Training School has been charged in the death of the girl, Sherri Janssen. Bennett said that he was disturbed by the incident but said the important thing is "that through our examination, we can avoid such an incident in the future." He said that while in retrospect, staff preconception of Massey's behavior perhaps should have been sharper, "We are looking over our shoulder so to speak." "A look at the total case (Massey) indicated greater perception was needed on the part of the staff," Bennett said. "But on any one incident, possibly not." The governor said that some persons will say that a mistake was made in Wyandotte County where charges in the death of an infant relative were not filed against Massey on grounds that he was mentally retarded. "But the point is to be aware of these problems and provide- solutions," Bennett added. Harder, in his report, said that greater precautions should be taken in working with individuals like Massey. "In retrospect, we have to admit that there was an inaccurate perception of Johnny Massey's aggressive behavior. "...When the record is reviewed in the aggregate then it does appear that there was a progressive chain of events which pointed in the direction of violent behavior." Probed as Child Abuse Case KC Boy, 5, Stripped of Skin in Places, Dies KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 5- year-old'boy was pronouncedv dead Eritiay ', high't ' at ' Children's Mercy Hospital, the victim of what police were investigating as a child abuse case. Rodney Epperson, his body bruised and stripped of skin in places, was brought into the hospital by his mother and stepfather shortly before 6:30 p.m. but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, officials said. The boy's 2-year-old sister, Felicia Epperson, was also taken to the hospital with bruises and scars on her body, police said. The children's mother, 22, and stepfather, 20, were being held by police for questioning late Friday, but the death had not yet been ruled a homicide. An autopsy was scheduled today, according to Dr. Bonita Peterson, Jackson County medical examiner. An examination of the boy's body showed that patches of skin had been ripped off in various areas and a large bruise covered his chest, officials said. Blood was soaked through his clothes when he was brought in and he appeared to be alive since tears ran from his open eyes. But Dr. Charles Cockerell said the boy apparently died a short .time before having been •.taken lo the'hospital's emergency room. Police said his sister was taken from the family's three- room basement, apartment. An examination showed that scar tissue had formed where the initials "CS" had been carved into her right forearm. Other injuries, according to police, included a small area where the flesh was exposed was missing and the skin marks on her pins may have burn marks that may have been caused by cigarettes and marks on her chest where the skin had apparently been punctured. Custody of Felicia will temporarily be assumed by the Jackson County Juvenile Court, James Walsh, director of court services said. Patty's Nature Tabbed Violent SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A government where mos \}y >,wH h lar § er ,, e rou P.,.';prosecutor says he will fight a motion to free.con- i ovonfc *--«iiVH fitpvp Wilkinsnrt /'• _•:: — *~ j u«..t..'«»UU AM n n 4-«: **'?'£ ^tJUvs*.*.'*'' A*I» 'V»r»i1 \iiViilA Chamber Plans Events Calendar The Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce is setting up a schedule of events calendar to avoid conflicts in community activities. "While in its beginning stage, we would like to deal Granted Cable TV Franchise in Lakin LAKIN—A Ulysses firm has been granted a cable TV franchise in Lakin, but it may be two years or so before Lakin residents can actually begin to receive cable programming. Sam Elliott, president of Golden Southwest, the CATV firm based in Ulysses, said an application will be filed with the Federal Communications Commission within the next month. He noted that because of a backlog of such applications, it could take up to a year for the FCC to take action on the Lakin request. After the application is approved, equipment must be ordered and delivered, he said. Besides furnishing better reception on the three present network stations available to Lakin residents, CATV would provide at least one independent station from Denver, an educational channel (PBS), broad-band FM radio programs, and a local weather board. Golden Southwest Inc. has operated a cable system in Ulysses since January, 1975, and one at Johnson which went on the air about six months ago. events, V-said Steve Wilkinson,' executive vice'p'resident'. "But if you have scheduled an event and would like it recorded, let us know. We are asking individual groups to determine the size or importance of each scheduled .activity." To get on the community calendar or to check a date for a possible conflict, call the Chamber at 276-3264. Garden Woman Hurt in Mishap A Garden City woman was injured last night in a two-car mishap at 8th and Kansas. Treated at St. Catherine Hospital and released was Virginia Servantez, 26, 206 N. 13th. Police said Ms. Servantez had stopped for a stop sign and her car was struck from behind by a car driven by Glen M. Kimberly, 64, Seneca, S.D. Officers estimated extensive damage to both vehicles. Wednesday at College Rent-A-Granny Agency's Director Seminar Speaker The Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, in cooperation with the Garden City Community College, will present a public pre- retirement seminar Wednesday in the library lounge on campus. Anne Beckman, who organized and serves as the director of the Rent-A-Granny Agency in Albuquerque, N. M., will be the featured speaker at a 2:30 p.m. reception and also at the 7:30 p.m. seminar. Dignity in Retirement will be her topic for the afternoon session. In the evening, she will speak on The Psychological Impact of Retirement, including how society accepts retirement and how you will accept it. In addition to Mrs. Beckman, John Sheeny of the Garden National Bank will talk about financial planning for retirement and Mary Steuker, area aging director, will be moderator of a panel discussion to address the topic of how you can learn a new skill, sell a hobby or have a different vocation. Several area residents, age 55 and over, will also appear on the panel. Mrs. Beckman is said to be an outstanding and exciting speaker, according to Doris Nonken, dean of community services at the college. Her Rent-A-Granny Agency was developed to offer employers and employes a "no fee" agency to provide an older worker with the skills that the employer can use on a temporary, parttime, permanent, or full-time basis. The em- ployes, all persons of age 55 and older, work under current wage scales to earn a living wage or supplement their fixed incomes. Mrs. Beckman, born, reared, schooled and married in Illinois, came to New Mexico in 1953. She worked as a Red Cross volunteer, then as a bookkeeper and counselor, and wrote a column for the Albuquerque Journal. She was an organizer and coordinator for the city and state Health and Social Services and was involved in many youth and adult programs. After the death of her husband in 1959, she opened a Hospitality House for Senior Adults in 1960 and helped organize and chaired the Employment and Rehabilitation Committee. The Rent-A-Granny Agency developed from a Job Placement Service she organized in 1972 for persons over 55 years of age. The public is invited to attend both afternoon and evening sessions of the seminar. There is no admission fee. ....... bank robber . , ,., lawyers appeal her seven-year jail sentence. In imposing sentence, U.S. District Court Judge William H. Orrick Jr. told Miss Hearst, "The violent nature of your conduct cannot be condoned." Miss Hearst, 22, stood silent Friday as Orrick noted that while he had "the deepest compassion" for her, a jury found that she "freely and voluntarily participated in an armed bank robbery" on April 15, 1974. Orrick ordered her to serve seven years for bank robbery and two years for using a weapon in the holdup. He said the two sentences would run concurrently and gave Miss Hearst credit for the 371 days she has spent in jail since her arrest on Sept. 18, 1975. She will be eligible for parole in 16 months. Miss Hearst faced potential sentences ranging from parole and time already served to a maximum of 35 years in prison. Defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey immediately filed notice of appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and petitioned the court to release Miss'Hearst on bail. But U.S. Atty. James L. Browning Jr. argued that Miss Hearst "continues to refuse to acknowledge her guilt" in the Hibernia Bank branch robbery and said he would oppose the bail move. No date was set for a court hearing on the motion. Browning called the sentence "entirely appropriate and proper," but Bailey termed it "the worst." Miss Hearst's parents and three of her four sisters appeared grim during the sentencing. Miss Hearst, kidnaped by the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army on Feb. 4, 1974, testified that she was forced to participate in the bank robbery under threat of death. She also recanted tape recordings issued from the underground in which she said she had joined the SLA. Her SLA companions told her she would be killed or imprisoned if she later turned herself in or if she was captured by police, she said. Randolph Hearst, president of - the San Francisco Examiner, told an Examiner reporter after the sentencing that "the only predictable thing about this case is you can trust the government to do exactly what the SLA said they'd do.. "Judge Orrick can sleep soundly tonight knowing he has done his very best to make our country safe from crimes committed by kidnap victims. What can I say? We are depressed." Miss Hearst is expected to appear before a county grand jury in Berkeley on Monday to testify against SLA members William and Emily Harris, who are charged with her kidnaping. The Harrises were convicted in Los Angeles last month on assault and kidnap charges in connection with a May 1974 crime spree. Miss Hearst is also accused in that case and is scheduled to be tried early next year on those charges. People In The Hem WICHITA FALLS, Tex. (AP) — Joza Lou Tower has filed suit for divorce from her husband of 24 years, Sen. John Tower, R-Tex., citing irreconcilable differences. A spokesman for Tower said the divorce petition was filed by "mutual consent." The petition filed Friday said the couple, who have three grown daughters, stopped living together as husband and wife last Sunday. Tower, who will be 51 next week, first entered the U.S. Senate in 1961. He was chairman of President Ford's primary election campaign in Texas earlier this year. NEW HAVEN, Conn.v(AP) —.Former- prisoner of war John Downey, who spent 21 years in a Chinese detention center, has passed the Connecticut bar exam. Downey, who graduated last June from Harvard Law School and took a course at Yale Law School during the summer to prepare himself for the Connecticut test, says he'll enter private practice in the New Haven area. Results of the Connecticut bar exams were released Friday by the New Haven Superior Court clerk. Downey, shot down over China on a. flight from Japan to Korea in 1952 during the Korean War, was a civilian employe of the Army when he was taken prisoner. He was released in March 1973, two months after former President Richard Nixon admitted that Downey was an American spy. PARIS (AP) — Author Henry Miller, famous for his "Tropic of Cancer," has produced his first book written in French. "I'm Not Stupider than Anyone Else" is a 60-page monologue examining literature, war, language and memories. Miller, who has lived in Paris for the past 40 years, says his grammatical mistakes are uncorrected and the style of his new book, like its title, is conversational. BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) — Former American diplomat W. Averell Harriman and Yugoslavia's foreign secretary and vice premier Milos Minic exchanged views on current world issues and U.S.-Yugoslav relations in a brief meeting here. A spokesman described Friday's session as cordial. Harriman is in Belgrade on a private trip. Warren... new post Warren Named Deputy Clerk Michael Warren, 2202 N. 9th, has been named deputy city clerk. The announcement was made this week when Tim. Knoll moved up to city clerk. Warren formerly was manager from Home Credit Co. in Garden City. He came here about 2 years about from Kansas City. He is a 1971 graduate of Emporia State College with a degree in business administration. He and his wife have one child. Invited to Festival Next May Sublette Band Eyes Trip to Mexico SUBLETTE—Sublette High School Band has accepted, with board approval, an invitation to attend the "Invitational Mexican Band Festival" in Mexico City May 13-17, 1977. At a meeting of band parents, Russ Branden, band director said that Sublette is one of five bands from the United States which as been honored with an invitation from the Mexican government. Other sponsors of the festival are the City of Mexico, Mexican Secretary of Tourism, and the American Embassy. A concert performance with evaluations by four outstanding judges of international reputation from the United States and Mexico will be one of the main features of the clinic. The five- day program will also consist of performing outdoor concerts for residents and a concert at a public school. Included in the trips are tours of Mexico City, the Pyramids, museums of Natural History and Anthropology and a performance of the Mexican National Folklore Ballet. Band students, with the help of band parents, are launching work projects after school and on Saturdays to rasie the $242 needed per student for the trip. Branden and his students are encouraging parents and boosters to accompany them on the trip. Their cost will be $252 per person. Accommodations included in this cost are jet service from Amarillo, Tex., hotel rooms, all meals, tours, band clinic, transportation and bi-lingual aides. Committee chairmen who will be coordinating plans for the trip are; Band Parents president, Marlyn Morrison; concessions: Shirley Trimpa; public relations: Elaine Walter and Burt McKinley; projects: Juen Menzie and Bob Jury. Anyone interested in using students for work projects may contact a band member or any of the above committee members. Branden can be contacted at home or school to answer any questions concerning the trip, work projects or reservations.

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