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gome Odde11 PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY COUNCIL GROVE, KANSAS (Birthplace of the Santa Fe Trail) WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 1976 VOLUME 103 NUMBER 245 "4-1 it ii y-M OFFICERS ELECTED Mrs. Kay Burke, Vernon Hager Worthy Matron, Worthy Patron OfOES Chapter Mrs. Kay Burke was elected worthy matron and Vernon Hager the worthy patron this week by Old Mission chapter. Order of Eastern Star.

Installation of officers is planned at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in Masonic hall. The open meeting is scheduled at 8:30 p.m. Other officers elected were: Mabel Ruddick, associate matron; Austin Hailey, associate patron; Dorothy Hailey, conductress. Vera Massey, associate conductress; Cecil Harrison, secretary; and Elizabeth Snider, treasurer. ATTEND CONFERENCE ON FERTILIZERS Mr.

and Mrs. Alex Metcalfe are Commission Says Cheating Scandal Even Bigger Than Army Has Acknowledged A special commission on the U.S. Military Academy says West Point's worst cheating scandal was even bigger than the Army has acknowledged. The commission submitted a 91 -page report to Army secretary Martin Hoffman today. At a Pentagon news conference, the commission said it is convinced that many cadets who collaborated or tolerated collaboration on a homework assignment last March have been neither detected, nor punished.

The report also recommended readmission of cadets ousted from the Academy in connection with the scandal. Also released today was a second report critical of the way the Academy handled Army lawyers who defended accused cadets. Local Stores Open Nights, FreeParking Council Grove stores will remain open until 8:30 p.m., beginning Thursday. They will be open each evening, except Sunday, through Thursday, Dec. 23.

Several stores also will be open Sunday afternoon. The city has announced that parking meters will be covered beginning Thursday morning to provide free parking through Christmas. The final Christmas script drawing is scheduled at 1:30 p.m., Friday, in front of the city building with prizes totaling $145. Friday's drawing will continue until all three prizes are claimed for first place, $25 for second and $10 for third. You must be present to win.

Registration for the drawing will continue until shortly before 12 noon, Friday, at all stores displaying "participating business" signs in the window. Santa Claus has sent word he will make four more visits to Council Grove before Christmas eve. He will be in Santa's house, between Anchor Savings and Long's Hardware, from 2-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Charlie Johnson Retires From Railroad Closing In On Kidnapers Spanish interior ministry sources report that police believe they are closing in on the Madrid hideout of the radical leftist kidnapers of royal adviser Antonio Maria De Oriol. The kidnapers, in a note left today at a Madrid newspaper, threatened to kill Oriol unless 15 political prisoners are released by midnight Friday, Madrid time.

There had been fears the kidnaping would cause a violent backlash in voting today on the government's political reform proposals. But news of the death threat did not leak out until most of Spain's 23,000,000 eligible voters had cast their ballots. And officials say the voting generally was peaceful and well-ordered. Police officials have declined immediate comment on the death threat. Most everyone is enjoying the pleasant daytime temperatures, but would like to have a good rain along with the warm readings.

The youngsters would like to see the moisture come in the form of a White Christmas. Dennise Jackson, a 1976 graduate of Council Grove high school, is off to a good start as a member of the Independence Junior college women's basketball team. She scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Bartlesville (Okla.) Junior college in the season opener. -CM. Mark Robinson Killed Tuesday Mark Robinson, a former resident of Wilsey and a 1972 graduate of Council Grove high school, was killed Tuesday morning in a collision on an icy bridge near Towanda.

The Highway Patrol said a car skidded broadside into his truck on a K-254 bridge over the White Water River, one-half mile from Towanda. Robinson was 23 years old. He was the son of Mn and Mrs. Paul Robinson, Wilsey. Five Arkansas residents were injured in the accident.

Two teenagers from Concord, who were in the car, were hospitalized. The Highway patrol said 15-year-old Andrew Hochstetler was listed in good condition at an El Dorado hospital. His brother, Allen, 17 years old, was transferred to a Wichita hospital with a possible back injury. Three other persons in the car were treated and released. The Highway Patrol said the truck's engine was ripped from the vehicle on impact with the car, and the driver of another car slammed on his brakes to avoid being struck by the engine.

His automobile was hit from behind by another vehicle. There was no other injuries. Robinson, who lived in Towanda, was born May 11, 1953. He is survived by his wife; Karlene, of the home; one daughter Stephanie, of the home; his parents; and three brothers Earl Robinson and James Robinson, Wilsey, and Kenneth Robinson, Maize. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, at St.

John's Catholic church in El Dorado. A graveside service is planned at 3 p.m., Friday, at St. John's cemetery in Beloit. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at Kirby Funeral Home, El Dorado. FILE SUIT HERE Rita Tyler, by her parents Edgar and Mary Jane Tyler, has filed a suit in district court against C.S.

Young, doing business as Sam's Economy Service. The plaintiff asks for S821.30 to cover medical expenses and $1,000 for other damages in connection with an index finger being severly lacerated and amputated while operating an electric washing machine at the defendant's service station. Violent Demonstrations Violent demonstrations accompanied a one-day general strike in the occupied Jordan west bank today. And Israeli troops wounded a teen-age Arab boy in a town near Jerusalem when they opened fire to break up a rioting crowd. The business strike was called to protest a new Israeli-imposed tax.

And newsmen in the area say the strike was close to a total success. Demonstrations, with rock-throwing and tire-burning, were reported in several areas. Braves Split 1 With Santa Fe Trail Tuesday Council Grove's boys team regained some of its poise, after a sub-par performance Friday night at Marion, in defeating Santa Fe Trail high school 56-48 here Tuesday night. The Braves' team dropped its first game of the young season, The local cagers return to Cottonwood Valley League action Friday night, hosting Centre. Tip-off of the contest is set for 6:30 p.m.

Andy Carrier scored 27 points and Doug Hutchinson 13 to pace the Braves to victory in the game. Carrier, 6-7 senior center, hit 12 field goals and three charity shots. Council Grove led all the way, but never enjoyed a comfortable margin in the second half. The Chargers cut the lead to one point, 29-28, early in the third period, and two points, 42-40, at the start of the final quarter. The Braves connected on eight of 12 free throws down the stretch to stay a couple of steps ahead of their opponent.

Council Grove jumped off to a 19-10 first quarter advantage, but numerous Braves' turnovers in the second period kept the Chargers in the game. It was 27-21 at halftime. After Santa Fe Trail pulled to within one shortly after the second half got underway, Carrier fired in seven points to lead the local five to a 42-36 third quarter advantage. Both teams hit 23 field goals. Council Grove connected on 10 of 16 free throws to two of six for the Chargers.

Rex Sleichter tossed in 23 points for SFT. Box score: Council Grove (56) McDiffett 0-2-0-2, Watt 2-0-2-4. Rediker 0-0-1-0. Prowell 1-2-2-4, Hutchinson 5-3-2-13, Carrier 12-3-4-27, Carl 0-0-0-0, Pickett 2-0-0-4, and Read 1-0-1-2. Totals 23-10-10-56.

Santa Fe Trail (48) Griss 2-1-4-5, Ruble 2-0-2-4, Jolly 2-0-2-4, Durkin 1-0-0-2, Sleichter 11-1-4-23, Ganger 3-0-3-6, Howard 1-0-0-2, and Jewell 1-0-1-2. Totals 23-2-16-48. First Loss To Team The Braves' team lost its first game of the season, 60-55. It was close all the way. Council Grove gained a 12-8 first quarter lead, trailed 30-26 at halftime, and then.

pulled to within one point, 44-43, by the end of the third period. Pat Carl scored 16 points, Bob Pickett 15 and Kelly McDiffett 10 to lead Council Grove. Jerry Clements hit 16, Reed 14 and Gibbs 11 for Santa Fe Trail. Box score: Santa Fe Trail (60) Fischer 1-0-1-2, Clements 7-2-0-16, Jolly 0-5-0-5, Robitaille 4-0-1-8, Gibbs 5-1-2-11, Waetzig 2-0-5-4, and Reed 7-0-4-14. Totals 26-8-13-60.

Council Grove (55) McDiffett 4-2-3-10, Carl 8-0-1-16, Pickett 6-3-4-15, Wright 4-0-2-8, Schraeder 2-0-4-4, Spittles 0-0-0-0, McAntee 0-0-2-0, and Moylan 1-0-3-2. Totals 25-5-19-55. WILL LEAVE THURSDAY FOR CALIFORNIA Rob Marsh will leave Thursday to return to Los Angeles, where he is with the Air Force Office of Special Investigation. He will return here for the holidays and then will go to Washington, D.C., where he will spend approximately a month. Mrs.

Marsh and the children plan to move to the family's new home in Los Angeles early in February. MAXINE PICKETT OPENS DWIGHT COFFEE SHOP Mrs. Maxine Pickett has opened the Dwight Coffee Shop in that city, and she and her mother, Mrs. Luella Ek, both top cooks in the area, make it certain the menu will be an attraction. The Coffee Shop open irom a.m.

to p.m. Lunches, coffee homemade pastries and soft ice cream will be featured. HOSPITAL NOTES Admitted: Sunday Edna Veal, Wilsey. Dismissed: Tuesday Edison Peters of Skiatook, Frankie Prather and Lola Tornquist. AUTOMATIC CAR WASH New automatic car wash equipment has been installed at Haeker's Standard Service here.

It was put in operation Tuesday. Britain To Cut Spending Britain's labor government has announced deep cuts in public spending and higher taxes. The move is an attempt to halt the nation's steep economic decline. The actions were announced in the House of Commons by chancellor of the exchequer Denis Healey. But Healey said the new taxes won't go into effect until Jan.

1. The British plan to cut their public spending by four billion, 200 million dollars over the next two years. in Wichita today attending the 1976 Kansas Fertilizer and Agricultural Chemicals Conference at Century II. Talks they were to hear included "What's New in Application Equipment" by Don Westheffer of Westheffer Company; "Legislation Update Kansas Lime Law and Kansas Soil Amendment Law" by Robert Guntert, Kansas Board of Agriculture; "The Wheat Protein Situation" by Gerald Fraser of Kensington Coop; and "Extension Viewpoint" by Robert Bohannon of Kansas State university. NORTHERN HEIGHTS CHORUS TO SING AT CONVENTION The mixed chorus at Northern Heights high school has been selected to perform at the state music convention Feb.

25, in Wichita. They will appear at 3:30 p.m., in Century II. The program is open to the public. Richard Robins is the music director at Northern Heights. GARFIELD COMMUNITY MEETING FRIDAY The Garfield community meeting is scheduled at 7:30 p.m., Friday, at the school.

Mrs. William Cash-man and Mrs. Homer Roberts will be the hostesses. Cookies and fruit salad will be served for refreshments. White City School Program Tuesday Students at White City grade and high school will present their annual Christmas program at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday.

The public is invited. The program: Here Comes Santa Claus, The Christmas Party, Let It Snow and Selected Carols, high school band; Holiday In Paris, Go Tell Aunt Rhodie, Mary's Little Lamb, The Two Tune Duet and Jingle Bells, beginners band; The Silver Nutcracker, grades 1-3, Overture, March of the Mouse King and the Toys, Dance of the Sugar Candy Drops, Cossack Dance, Arab Dance, Chinese Dance, Penny Whistle Parade and Waltz of the Flowers; Trimming the Christmas Tree Narrators: Troy Dierking, Carl Shope, Steven Oliver, Steven Roth, John Dieke-man, Mark Herpich, Jerold Spohn, Russell Nittler and Jeff Kandt; Christmas Tree, grade and high school chorus; Born, Born in Bethlehem, seventh and eight grade and high school chorus; Jesu Sweet, fourth grade; Holy Babe, seventh and eighth grade and high school chorus; The Friendly Beasts, fourth grade; Jesus Sleepin' So Peaceful, high school chprus; Christmas Gloria, Christmas Roundelay and Echo Hymn, grades 5-8 and high school chorus; Ding Dong Merrily On High and Carol of the Bells, high school chours; The Three Kings, grades 5-8 and high school chorus; and Break Forth, Beauteous, Heav'nly Light, with Jill Herpich, accompanist. Mae Howard Dies Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Edna Mae Howard, former Council Grove resident, in Los Angeles. She passed away at her home there, victim of a heart attack.

The Order of Eastern Star will be in charge of services for Mrs. Howard Thursday morning at 1 1 :30 o'clock at the Angalus Funeral Home, Los Angeles. The body will be brought here for burial, with arrangements to be announced later. Mrs. Howard formerly owned and operated a beauty parlor here for many years and also was in that business later in California.

She is survived by a brother, Earl Williams. Optimistic On Settlement The British chairman of the Geneva talks on Rhodesia, Ivor Richard, says he's optimistic a settlement will be reached early next year. Richard flew to London from Geneva today. The talks have been adjourned until Jan. 17.

Richard told newsmen in London that he is not disappointed by the results thus far. He said the next stage is for Britain to put forth its ideas. And he said he hopes his tour of Africa after the Christmas holiday will help. Johnson Retires After 34 Years With MoPac Charlie Johnson retired Nov. 30, after 34 years with the Missouri Pacific Railroad.

He completed his last run on Nov. 29. He hired out as a fireman when he first began work with the railroad, and was promoted to engineer in 1965. From 1949-1959, he was cut off. During those years, he constructed houses in the Council Grove area.

Johnson was a member of the United Transportation Union. Discussing his plans for retire ment, jonnson saia ne IS going to loaf," He also will, continue his craft work. Northern Heights Blasts Reading Northern Heights rolled to a 68-36 victory against Reading Tuesday night. The Wildcats led 15-8, 29-22 and 49-30 at the quarter breaks. Boyce pumped in 12 field goals and two free throws for 26 points to pace Heights.

Thornton scored nine points for Reading. Heights connected on 27 of 56 shots from the field, to 15 of 48 for their opponent. The Wildcats enjoyed a 44-25 advantage in rebounds. Box score: Northern Heights (68) Boyce 12-2-1-26, Clint Jenkins 3-3-1-9, Clay Jenkins 2-3-3-7, Melgren 2-0-2-4, Smith 1-0-4-2, Tally 4-0-2-8, Heine 1-2-1-4, Schmidt 0-2-0-2, Lemon 2-0-0-4, Dorton 0-0-1-0, and Phillips 0-2-0-2. Totals 27-14-15-68.

Reading (36) Davies 4-0-4-8, Burton 3-2-4-8, Keighley 0-3-1-3, Crippen 4-0-1-8, Whittington 0-0-4-0, and Thornton 4-1-4-9. Totals 15-6-18-36. Northern Heights won the contest 52-24. The Wildcats will travel to Flint Hills Friday night. League Standings Council Grove grade school is in first place in the girls division and tied for third in the boys division according to Flint Hills League standings released this week.

The Little Braves are 2-0 in girls play, while the boys are 1-1. The local cagers will host Wamego Thursday night in non-league contests. Tip-off of the girls game is set for 6:30 p.m. The league standings: Girls Council Grove 2-0 Lehigh 1-0 Florence 1-1 Peabody 1-1 Chase County 1-1 Centre 0-1 Herington 0-2 Boys Peabody 2-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-2 Lehigh Council Grove Chase County Florence Centre Herington ENTERS HOSPITAL Sharon Eberle, Dunlap, was admitted Tuesday to Newman Memorial County hospital, Emporia. SAY ELECTRIC UTILITIES OVERCHARGED CUSTOMERS Kansas City (AP) Two Washington research groups say that six electric utilities in Missouri and Kansas overcharged their customers almost $27,000,000 last year, an allegation they deny.

Joining the utilities in the denial is the Missouri Public Service Commission, one of the state regulatory agencies involved. A study by the Environmental Action Foundation and the National Consumer Information Center said the nation's 150 largest utilities collected 1 .5 billion dollars more in taxes from consumers than they paid the federal government. The six firms in Missouri and Kansas and their alleged 1975 nvprrharops were: Kansas Citv power and Light Company? Kansas Gas and Elec- trie, Kansas Power and Light Company, Missouri Public Service Union Electric Company, and Missouri Power and Light Company, $104,000. The study by the two Washington groups said the so-called overcharges resulted from federal investment tax credits and depreciation procedures allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. The study said the utilities keep one set of books for federal tax purposes and another for state regulatory commissions.

Robert Semb of the Missouri Public Service Commission staff said the term overcharge is not accurate. He claimed, "it is really a timing difference," and added, "the companies will eventually pay the taxes." Bob Rives, spokesman for KGE, said the study takes issue with commonly accepted accounting procedures that "actually benefit the consumer over the long term with lower electric rates." Vic Poirier, speaking for KCPL, said Congress increased the tax credit for utilities last year to correct federal tax discrimination. He added that "the purpose of the credit is to make cash available for investment. It improves our cash flow so we can finance a greater per cent of construction internally, saving interest costs." However, Steve Graham of the Missouri Public Interest Research group which cooperated in the study said the tax credits are not appropriate for utilities because the growing power demand and state regulations provide all the incentive needed for construction. Gra-' ham said the primary remedy would be for a change in federal laws, not in state action.

MUNICIPAL COURT FINES Fined recently in municipal court were: Lewis McKinley, $35, open container of alcoholic beverage and failure to have vehicle under control; Richard Peterson, RR 2, Junction City, $150, driving while under the influence of alcohol (revoked driver's license, suspended revocation for four months with restrictions); David Coe, $25, careless driving; and Charles Bacon, RR 1, $5, parked within 15 feet of fire hydrant. GENERAL WARRANTY DEED Three tracts of land in the west half of the northeast quarter of 13-16-8 are described in a general warranty deed recorded at the courthouse. It is from Lloyd and Wilda Young to Munkres and Smith Equipment, Inc. Set Execution Date Letters To Santa I Dear Santa, I love you very much. I want a hangman game and connect four game.

Bring something special to mommy and daddy and something special for me too, please. I will leave cookies and chocolate milk. P.S. Put the presents on the living room floor by the tree. Love, Chrissy Choate ft ft ft Dear Santa Claus, My name is John and I am 4 years old.

I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Thank You for the toys you are going to bring me. Love, John Morgan P.S. Please bring something for my baby brother, Spook. ft ft ft Dear Santa, Mike writing this for me. Me want puppy game, baby that talks.

Love, Marci McNeal ft ft ft Dear Santa Gaus, I am Brian Nelson and I am trying to be good. I would like to have a calf head, an oven and a cantene for Christ-man and anything else. I love you. XO We will leave you some food. Love, Brian Nelson ft ft ft Dear Santa Claus, I am Matthew and I am 3 years old.

I would like to have a sled and some candy for Christmas. We will leave some food out for you to eat. I love you. XO Love, Matthew Nelson ft ft ft Dear Santa, I want a Winnie the Pooh Bear and a Tree Tops Amusement Park, and whatever you bring me. I like whatever you give because I like you and I believe in you because some of my friends have seen you.

One of them is Jackie. I love you Sa.nta. Shannon Hunter ft ft ft Dear Santa, I am only 1 year old. And mommy and daddy says I've been a real good little boy this year. For Christmas I would like some new clothes and a rocking horse.

P.S. I will leave cookies and milk oh the table for you. And remember, "I love you." Love, Bobby Lee Houts A judge gave Gary Gilmore his third date with death today, ordering him shot at sunrise Jan. 17. Gilmore said he would ask to be released from prison because of the delay.

Pleasant Readings To Continue (Readings at office of Corps of Engineers Council Grove Reservoir) BEA DONOR RED CROSS BLOODMOBLLE Thursday, Dec. 16 1-5 p.m. White City United Methodist Church You can help maintain the American Red Cross blood program in Morris county by volunterering to give blood Thursday, Dec. 16. There must be 56 days between times you donate blood.

Contact one of the following to make an appointment: Burdick Mrs. Wendell Peterson Council Grove Mrs. Evelyn Combes Delavan Mrs. Kenneth Hutchinson Dunlap Mrs. Walter Cobb Dwight Mrs.

Harold Wright White City Mrs. June Morrison Wilsey Wilsey EHU Maximum and minimum temperatures for the 24-hour period ending at 8 a.m., today were 54 and 20, with the 8 a.m., recording being 22 degrees. Reservoir pool elevation is 1270.54 feet above sea level. High and low readings a year ago were 39 and 11. Five inches of snow fell on this date in 1966.

FORECASTS MORRIS COUNTY High this afternoon was to be in the 50s, with tonight's low expected to be in the 20s. Mild weather will continue Thursday, with the high in the 50s. KANSAS Continued mild weather is in the forecast for Kansas during the next couple of days. Highs today were to be mostly in the 50s. Overnight lows should be in the 20s.

It will be in the 50s again Thursday. EXTENDED FORECAST (Friday through Sunday) Little or no precipitation is expected. Highs will be in the upper 40s to mid 50s Friday, cooling to the mid 30s to mid 40s Saturday and Sunday. Lows should be in the upper teens to mid 20s..

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