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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1997 A9 DEATHS & FUNERALS Betty Mae Bullington PHOENIX — Betty Mae Bullington, 74, Phoenix, died April 29, 1997. Mrs. Bullington was born Betty Mae McDaniel on March 1,1923, at Concordia, Kan. She was a retired beautician and a member of the International Order of Foresters. Survivors include her husband, John of Phoenix; a daughter, Cynthia King of Columbia, S.C.; a son, Robert Noble of Las Vegas; three stepdaughters, Janet Pierce and Patty Bullington, both of California, and Cindy Bullington, address unknown; three stepsons, Bill Bullington and Gary Bullington, both of Phoenix, and Don Bullington, address unknown; two brothers, Charles McDaniel of Concordia and William McDaniel of Santa Maria, Calif.; a sister, Phyllis Cridley of Oakley, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. The funeral was Sunday at Hansen Mortuary, Phoenix. Burial was in Sunland Memorial Park. Roger E. Caauwe Roger E. Caauwe, 60, Salina, died Sunday, May 4, 1997, at Kenwood View Nursing Home, Salina. Mr. Caauwe was born Aug. 16, 1936, in Iowa and was a resident of Salina since 1957. He worked for Beech Aircraft for 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Thelma of the home; a son, Ronald; his mother, Mildred Caauwe of Noxon, Mont.; and a sister, Lois Caauwe of Sand Springs, Mont. There will be no service. Inurnment will be later in Sand Springs, Mont. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron Ave., Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. Freda A: Griffin CAMP VERDE, Ariz. — Freda A. Griffin, 89, Camp Verde, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at Camp i. Verde. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Brantford Covenant Church, northeast of . Clyde, Kan. Burial will be in Mil- itonvale, Kan., Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 W. Sixth St., Concordia, Kan. 66901. Murle Hinkie CANTON — Murle Hinkie, 84, Canton, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at the Columbia Halstead ".Hospital. Mr. Hinkie was born April 20, 1913, at Canute, Okla., and was a resident of Canton since 1945. He was retired self-employed farm- 'equipment dealer and was a member of the Canton First Baptist 'Church, where he had been dea- ••con for 30 years. He was a member ,of the Lions Club, Canton, and ;Buffalo Sams of Good Sam's Camping Club and a volunteer for 'the Canton Fire Department. ' Survivors include his wife, Leta -.of Canton; two daughters, Kathleen Gaye Shattuck of Highland •and Darla Jean Hinkie of Canton; > two sisters, Fay Morris of Cordell, .Okla., and Dealine Herrell of Alamogordo, N.M.; and two grand•children. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Canton First Baptist Church, the Rev. Ernest Clark officiating. Burial will be in Canton Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Canion Ambulance Service or Canton Volunteer Fire Department. Visitation will be .from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Olson's Mortuary, 139 N. Main, Canton 67428. David J. Keith LARNED — David J. Keith, 46, .Lamed, died Monday, May 5,1997, at his home. • Mr. Keith was born April 3, 1951, at Kansas City, Kan., and .was a resident of McPherson and Today's obituaries SALINA Roger E. Caauwe Mildred F. Morton KANSAS BELOfT: Hazel Delorls Little CANTON: Murle Hinkie HERINGTON: Harvey W. Tlede LARNED: David J. Keith MERRIAM: Mary Coats Turpen MONUMENT: Arthur Leroy Stoll OAKLEY: Harry W. Stoll SOLOMON: Deborah E. Miller OUT OF STATE Betty Mae Bullington, Phoenix Freda A, Griffin, Camp Verde, Ariz. Visitation will be at the Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye. Abilene 67410. Mildred F. Morton Mildred F. Morton, 88, Salina, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Arthur Leroy Stoll MONUMENT — Arthur Leroy Stoll, 52, Monument, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, in a traffic accident on Interstate 70 near Brewster. Kennedy-Roster Funeral Home, Oakley, is handling arrangements. Three firefighters killed battling chemical blaze Hays before moving to Larned in 1995. He was a member of Joy Fellowship Church, Hays. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Sue of Topeka; his mother, Donna Bacon of McPherson; a sister, Donna Kay Buss of McPherson; two stepsisters, Jean Hutchinson of Derby and Diane Parrish of McPherson; and a stepbrother, Darrell Bacon of McPherson. A private family service will be today in Crestwood Memorial Park Cemetery, rural McPherson, the Rev. Claude E. Griffith officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460, is handling arrangements. Hazel Deloris Little BELOIT — Hazel Deloris Little, 88, Beloit, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at the Mitchell County Community Hospital, Beloit. Mrs. Little was born Hazel Deloris Henderson on Aug. 9, 1908, southwest of Beloit and lived most of her life in Mitchell County. She had been a cook at the Mitchell County Hospital. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Mitchell County Extension Homemakers Unit and Glen Elder American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband, Ottie M., died in 1969. Survivors include a son, Munroe of Cawker City; and a sister, Arleta Howell of Sandpoint, Idaho. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, Pastor Rick Grace officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420. Deborah E. Miller SOLOMON — Deborah E. Miller, 96, Solomon, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at Presbyterian Manor, Salina. Mrs. Miller was born Deborah E. Gump on May 23, 1900, in the Holland area and was a resident of the Solomon area most of her life. She was a central operator for Holland Telephone for several years and worked for the Gypsum Valley Bank for many years. She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Abilene Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, Native Daughters of Kansas and Iris Club. Her husband, John, died in 1966. Survivors include a brother, Robert White of Wichita; and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, the Revs. Charles Norman and Everett Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church or Salina Presbyterian Manor. The casket will remain closed at the church. Harry W. Stoll OAKLEY — Harry W. Stoll, 78, Oakley, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, in a traffic accident on Interstate 70 near Brewster. Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, is handling arrangements. Harvey W. Tiede HERINGTON — Harvey W. Tiede, 75, Herington, died Thursday, May 8,1997, at the Herington Municipal Hospital. Mr. Tiede was born Aug. 10, 1921, at Latimer and was a resident of Herington since 1950. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He worked for Western Electric and Southwestern Bell in Garden City; and in Herington worked for Tiede Truck Line and Tater was a driver for Tatge Chemical Co. and leased trucks to them, retiring in 1984. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth of the home; two daughters, Marjorie Riffel of Woodbine and Sharon Lietz of Herington; two sisters, Hildegarde Krause of Herington and Elaine Pattison of Overland Park; and three grandsons. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Herington, the Rev. Clinton McMuUin officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Lutheran Missions. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Brockmeier Funeral Chapel, 112 S. Broadway, Herington 67449. Hospital a mile away evacuated as fumes drift from explosion By PEGGY HARRIS The Associated Press WEST HELENA, Ark. — An ex T plosion rocked a chemical packaging plant Thursday near the Mississippi River, and three firefighters were killed battling a pesticide-fueled blaze that followed. Sixteen people were injured in the explosion at BPS Inc., which packages agricultural pesticides and herbicides, state police spokesman Wayne Jordan said. The area of the explosion was inaccessible hours after the fire, and Jordan said the number of casualties could rise. A smoldering bag of pesticide caught fire and triggered the explosion shortly after 1 p.m., the state Office of Emergency Services said. "We saw white smoke, heard an explosion that sounded like a sound boom when an airplane breaks the barrier, and then we saw a lot of fire," said Vickie Bolden, who works at Helena Chemical a quarter-mile from BPS. "The flames were so high — 150 feet, then the smoke turned black, and it was dark from then," she said. "The fumes would burn your nose,. It smelled bad, like ammo- AP/Carl Fox nia, where it would take your breath." The chemicals involved were az- inphosmethyl, methyomyl and thiophante, all considered poisonous, said Becky Allison, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Pollution Control and Ecology. Doctors were giving firefighters and local residents atropine, an antidote to ward off the effects of the poisons, said Dr. David Bourne of the state Department of Health. The shots will be required every half-hour as long as exposure to the fumes continued. Smoke billowed above the plant, forced the evacuation of a hospital about a mile away and drifted southeast across the river into Mississippi 60 miles south of Memphis, Tenn. The Helena Regional Medical Center was evacuated. Some of its 44 patients and 150 employees were taken to a community college campus in town and others were heading to a hospital in Clarksdale, Miss., a half-hour away. Hospital spokeswoman Jan Chambers said the explosion was felt throughout her building. "It was like a thunderbolt that landed outside the building," she said. "It smells pitiful. It's a strong odor, very strong." The industrial park where the plant is located also was evacuated, and others in Helena and West Helena, with populations totaling about 18,000, were told to stay inside and shut their windows and doors. "We haven't left our building. They've told everyone basically to get inside,' said Nota Johnson of the Helena Chamber of Commerce. The Lady Luck and Country casinos across the river in Lula, Miss., considered shutting their doors but decided to stay open. Winds carried the worst of the fumes south of the casino complex. Azinphosmethyl is an insecticide that is more toxic to insects than it is to humans, and thio- phante is a fungicide used to control parasitic worms in animals, said Donald Bobbitt, a professor of chemistry at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Klan / Anonymity shields Klan FROM PAGE A1 Mary Coats Turpen MERRIAM — Mary Coats Turpen, 89, Merriam, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Mrs. Turpen was born April 1, 1908, Yellow Dog Mine between Oronogo, Mo., and Webb City, Mo., and was a resident of Kansas City, Mo., and Salina before returning to the Merriam area. She was a former manager of the Washita Club Apartments and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star and Al Lyth' Chapter of the American War Mothers. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L., in 1968; a son, James 0. in 1985; and a grandson. Survivors include two daughters, Jane Conley of Overland Park and Janet Rowlands of the home; three sons, Richard of Ball, La., Mike of Overland Park and Leonard of Kansas City; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The service will be at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Overland Park. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin, Mo. Memorials may be made to a special needs scholarship at St. Mark United Methodist Church or the American Lung Association. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church. Prichard Funeral Home, 217 S. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, Mo. 64024, is handling arrangements. ON THE RECORD Application information for post office boxes that are used for business or solicitation is public information, Brake said. Brake said that after the Journal's initial inquiry about the Klan's post office box, someone came into the post office and complained about the information being released and asked that the business classification be removed from the box's paperwork. The box is listed under the Realm of Kansas, Brake said. A realm is a Klan term for one of its regions. The post office box, No. 242, was used on Klan literature soliciting donations and membership that was found on the doorsteps of Salina businesses Dec. 28 along with copies of the Klan newspaper, said Police Chief Jim Hill. The Klan newspaper promoted love of the white race and denounced interracial marriage, abortion, homosexuality, gun control and welfare. "Instead of these 'minorities' complaining and demanding more and more," the Klan newspaper said, "they should get down on their knees every morning and THANK the White man for everything that we have given them...." Klan officials in Arkansas announced Jan. 3 plans for a rally in Salina, saying a rally was requested by Salina members. It is unknown whether Winters was involved in the rally plans. Quiet, no problems Neighbors said Winters grew up in the quiet central Salina neighborhood where he now lives with his parents. Winters attended Salina Central High School but did not graduate, said Gene Hulstine, Central counselor. A.neighbor, who wished not to be identified, said Winters had always been a quiet boy and hadn't been a pfoblem in the neighborhood. Winters worked at Salina's Ex- ide Corp. battery plant, leaving in October, according to a representative in the company's personnel office. The representative wouldn't say how long Winters had worked T AIDS TASK FORCE "Imagine if you lived in Salina and people knew. You would not have much privacy. Anti-Klan terrorists hate Klan members and people who stand up for a white, Christian America." Flavis Pierce Klan national membership coordinator at the plant. A neighbor said Winters spent a brief amount of time in Texas before moving back to Salina to live with his parents. "They are good people and good neighbors," said another neighbor who wished not to be identified. Other neighbors said they were surprised to hear that someone connected with the Klan lived in their neighborhood. "I realized they were here, but I didn't realize they were that close," said Cara Ivey, 139 S. Columbia. Bethanne Woerner, 131 S. Columbia, said she did not want her 2-year-old son to be exposed to the Klan. "I don't want them in here," she said. "I wish we could get rid of them in Salina." Protecting Klan members The Klan uses the word "realm" as a title for regions of its organization, Flavis Pierce, Klan national membership coordinator, said Tuesday from the national office in Harrison. Each realm has a director and under that director are regional directors and local den leaders. Pierce would not release the names or number of Klan members in Salina but said there was a large Klan membership here. Anonymity is used to protect local Klan members, he said. The Klan used to have local and regional spokesmen, but that practice was stopped two years ago because of problems with harassment, Pierce said. "Imagine if you lived in Salina and people knew. You would not have much privacy," Pierce said. "Anti-Klan terrorists hate Klan members and people who stand up for a white, Christian America.',' The Klan has post office boxes across the nation, National Director Thomas Robb said Tuesday from Harrison. He said he did riot keep track of all the post office boxes, but he assumed the Salina post office box on the literature was correct. "People just want to pass the word, and they would like to 'do that without people pounding on their doors," Robb said. Klan mail is sent in plain, brown envelopes so as not to expose the recipients as Klan members, Pierce said. The Klan also uses techniques such as distributing fliers on lawns in the middle of the night. The group uses recruiter ID numbers on the fliers to connect new recruits with other local Klan members, Pierce said. The Klan hopeful mails in an application with the recruiter number on it, and the applicant receives a collect call from the Klan national office with membership information. Salina rally still a go Klan officials refused to identify the Salina members who invited the Klan to rally in Salina. Klan representatives this week still were not releasing a date for that rally. The January rally had been scheduled for the area between the City-County Building, 300 W. Ash, and Salina Public Library, which is city property. Under legal advice, city officials said they would have to allow the group to use public space. Hill has said the police department would be prepared for a Klan rally if members came. Cora Williams, local president of the Nation Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said her organization would provide a response to a Klan rally. At least one local church has plans for prayer meetings to counter a rally. Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. •- SANTA FE ADMISSIONS —Lennie "•H. Cox, Diane E. Cusick, Gary L. Krien "and Karla Waters, all of Salina; Olga 'Gwinner, Ellsworth; Jerry J. Paden, Ellsworth; Lilly M. Cromwell, Gypsum; Anne Gravatt, Herington; Wilder H. ^Norden, Kensington; Carojyn L. Kejr, •Lindsborg; Tisha S. Morrical, Linds- ."borg; Diana R. Rhoads, Lindsborg; Mil- "dred E. Mettlen, Lucas; Isabelle J. "Henderson, Minneapolis; Stella M. iPatee, Osborne; April L. McDougall, 'Solomon. : DISMISSALS — Lennie H. Cox, 'Elizabeth A. Marks, David W. Ritten, *Rex L. Russell, Jaime L. Seever and 'baby boy, all of Salina; Leo B. Lahod- •ny, Belleville; Lawrence Getting, Bev- .erly Wilber H. Norden, Kensington; •Dawn Kail and baby boy, McPherson; <Goldie A. Taylor, Minneapolis; Jean T. .Kingston, Wilson. Birth* ; BOYS: • Kirk and Diane E. Cusick, Salina, 7 ilbs. 10ozs., born May 7. ' John and Christine P. Heidenreich, Minneapolis, 8 Ibs. 4 ozs., born May 7. Heather D. Schmidt, Lindsborg, 6 Ibs. 11 ozs., born May 7. GIRLS: Jeff and Karla Waters, Salina, 8 Ibs. 15 ozs., born May 7. April L. McDougall, Solomon, 7 Ibs. 5 ozs., born May 7. Thad R. and Tisha S. Morrical, Lindsborg, 6 Ibs., born May 7. Poica Hotter THEFT — A 1979 Toyota Corolla belonging to Amy J. Ryser was taken from 1340 N. Fourth sometime April 28; $500 loss. Animal shelter These animals were picked up May 7 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 8266535. DOGS — Brown brindle female pit bull, 800 block of South Ninth; white and orange male Brittany mix, 300 block of West Kirwin; yellow female Labrador mix, 600 block of Lena; red female Labrador mix, 100 block of North Kansas; gray and tan male schnauzer mix, 700 block of Garden. CATS — Orange male with medium hair, 900 block of South Fifth. THURSDAY'S DBJJHMB DAILY PICK 3 9-1-8 LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 AIDS quilt to arrive in November Heartland task force needs many volunteers to fill committee slots By DAN ENGLAND The Salina Journal TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever." — Psalm 93:5 CORRECTION Because of an Associated Press error, the charge against Eric Douglas, Kirk Douglas' youngest son, was incorrect in'Wednesday's People column. Eric Douglas pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession. The Heartland AIDS Task Force has set a tentative date for the arrival of the AIDS quilt, but it's going to take the efforts of many volunteers before it is displayed in the Bicentennial Center. The task force has reserved the center for Nov. 15-18, 1998, said Dave Pilcher, a Salina resident and member of the task force. So the task force would like to find people who are willing to help. An informational meeting Tuesday will gauge that interest. There are 11 committees, all of which have slots that need to be filled, and nine of them need co-chairs. The co-chair slots on all the committees need to be filled before a representative from the AIDS How to help An informational meeting for those interested in helping to bring the AIDS quilt to Salina will be at 7 p,m. Tuesday in conference room A in the Salina-Saline County Health Department, 125 W, Elm. Those attending are asked to use the Seventh Street entrance. For roore inforrnatfon or to voluntea r, callMarcia Bulleigh at 826-6600 or Jill Giele at 452-6824. quilt will make a visit to Salina, said Jill Giele, public relations director for the Salina Regional Health Center and co-chair of the Host Committee. Salinan Ann Jett, who lost a s&n, David, to AIDS in 1993, has agreed to chair the Volunteer Committee. "There are about 15 positions total we need to fill before they will consider us, and probably for a good reason," Giele said. "They want to see that you're well organized, and they want to know the quilt will be seen and taken care of." Pilcher said it will take at leasl 100 volunteers to help with the display of the quilt once it arrives. It also will take money. A $10,000 to $15,000 minimum goal has been set to cover the $4,000 price for the first 120 squares of the quilt and the travel expenses of a quilt representative. The quilt representative will try to send as many quilt squares from Salina area AIDS families as possible, Pilcher said. "We are confident we can get the quilt when we want it," he said. "1 don't think a lot of us knew how big of a job it would be, but we said, "Wow, we've got to have the whole community in on this/"

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