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I THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1997 AS DEATHS & FUNERALS T HAIL DAMAGE Norma Caldwell RUSSELL — Norma Caldwell, 82, Russell, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at her home. Mrs. Caldwell was born Norma Addington on Nov. 22,1914, at Herington and was a resident of Russell since 1977, moving from Salina. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shorty in 1979; and a daughter, Karen. Survivors include a son, Larry of Salina; a daughter, Sue Bartholomew of Lindsborg; and a grandchild. The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Russell City Ceme- . tery, the Rev. Glenn Tombaugh of- i .«ificiating. Memorials may be made to Kansas State University Veterinarian School. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Pohlman's Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665. .The casket will remain closed. Today's oWtutrtot KANSAS BEVERLY: Paul A. Rattibun QLADtFemShteWs GREAT BEND: Dartene Z. Thurman HILL CITY: Ftormk* A. StOcMiam HILLSBtmO: J.Pete Ediger LYONS: Gloria J. Cook RUSSELL: Norma Caldwell TOPEKA: Fern Ora Mae Qahnstrom WAKEFIELD: Pauline Wood Gloria J. Cook 70, 15, LYONS — Gloria J. Cook, ., Lyons, died Thursday, May ; 1997, at Hutchinson Hospital. -• Mrs. Cook was born Gloria J. "'Hutchinson on June 24,1926, at El Dorado and was a resident of 'LaCrosse and McPherson before Amoving to Lyons two years ago. i She was a homemaker and profes- ; .sional seamstress and was a mem- ' "ber of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1 " McPherson. Her husband, George T., died in .. 1973. c Survivors include her compan- ' ion, Ray Legleiter of Lyons; three '"sons, Gary of Salina, and Mark u.and Matthew, both of Hutchinson; two daughters, Georgia K. Premer • pf Hutchinson and Mary Rockefeller of McPherson; a brother, « .Bob Hutchinson of Los Angeles; a . sister, Pamela Hutchinson of Cali! fornia; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. -i.Tuesday at Ball & Son Funeral .Home, McPherson, the Rev. Doug Campbell officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. ! Memorials may be made to " Hutchinson Hospital. -".' .Visitation will be from 5 to 8 u p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson 67460. J.Pete Ediger HILLSBORO — J. Pete Ediger, r:'91, Hillsboro, died Wednesday, ! May 14, 1997, at Salem Hospital, i Hillsboro. | Mr. Ediger was born May 9, i 1906, at Henderson, Neb. He was a ! retired farmer, a carpenter and a ! member of Hillsboro Mennonite | Brethren Church, i His wife, Alice, died in 1995. ! Survivors include a son, Ervin ! of Hillsboro; a brother, Dan of | Hawthorne, Calif.; a sister, Esther | Mays of Enid, Okla.; three grand- i children; and six great-grandchil- ! dren. | A service will be at 1 p.m. Mon; day in Hillsboro Mennonite I Brethren Cemetery. A memorial ! service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at i Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren | Church, the Rev. Dennis Fast offi- i ciating. ! Memorials may be made to the i; church. ] Visitation will be from noon to 8 i p.m. Sunday at Hillsboro Memori! al Chapel, 401 S. Washington, ! Hillsboro 67063. I _, Fern Ora Mae Gahnstrom "*: TOPEKA — Fern Ora Mae ^Gahnstrom, 89, Topeka, died ^Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at a JaTopeka nursing center. £ Mrs. Gahnstrom was born Fern £ ; bra Mae Just on Sept. 1, 1907, at :TSPACE Salina and was a resident of Topeka since 1990, moving from Hawaii where she had been a resident since 1985. She worked for Gebhart's Hardware and Stevenson's Clothing Store and was a member of Church of the Cross, all of Salina. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed in 1975; and a son, Robert Daniels in 1956. Survivors include a daughter, Bette Nelson of Topeka; a son, Bill Wooten of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Jellison Chapel in the Topeka Presbyterian Manor. Private inurnment will be later. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Fund at Topeka Presbyterian Manor, 4712 S.W. Sixth, Topeka 66606. Penwell Gabel-Funeral Home, 1321 S.W. 10th, and Crematory Mid Town Chapel, Topeka, is handling arrangements. Paul A. Rathbun BEVERLY — Paul A. Rathbun, 83, rural Beverly, died Wednesday, May 14,1997, at his home. Mr. Rathbun was born July 31, 1913, in Lincoln County and was a lifelong resident of the Beverly area. He was a farmer, a member of the Salina Moose Lodge and a former member of the Beverly School District board and Beverly Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Louise of the home; seven sons, Don of Leawood, Jerry of Richland, Wash., Gene of Ottawa, Bob of Hutchinson, Roy of North Augusta, S.C., Steve of Hays and David of Beverly; a brother, George of Wichita; a sister, Doris Bogart of Tescott; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. The service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Beverly Cemetery, the Rev. Charles Cryderman officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lincoln County Hospital Hospice or Beverly United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467. Fern Shields GLADE — Fern Shields, 81, Glade, died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Mrs. Shields was born Fern Keeten on Aug. 18,1915, in Phillips County and was a longtime resident of the Glade area. She was a homemaker and a member of Phillipsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and was past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge. Her husband, Orval, died in 1995. Survivors include a son, Dick of Glade; a daughter, Roberta McCall of McPherson; a brother, Gerald Keeten of Phillipsburg; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, Pastor Joel Hiesterman officiating. Burial will be in Marvin Cemetery, Glade. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. Florence A. Stockham HILL CITY — Florence A. Stockham, 99, Hill City, died Thursday, May 15,1997, at the Dawson Place, Hill City. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City. Memorials may be made to Dawson Place. There will be no visitation. Spencer Chapel, Hill City, is handling arrangements. Bent out of shape Dent-removal system upsets some body shop owners By DAN ENGLAND The Salina Journal Darlene Z. Thurman GREAT BEND — Darlene Z. Thurman, 70, Great Bend, died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at her home. Mrs. Thurman was born Darlene Z. Nelson on Sept. 7, 1926, at Lamed and was a resident of Great Bend since 1958, moving from Larned. She was a retired legal secretary for Hagen, Bates & Suelter, Turner & Boisseau and Ray Dahlberg, all of Great Bend. She was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women and was past president of Barton County F.C.E. She also was a member of the advisory board of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Town 7 Country F.C.E. and was a volunteer for various church boards. Survivors include her husband, Jim W. of the home; two sons, Craig of Great Bend and Doug of Wichita; three daughters, Pam Larsen of Wichita, Denise Parker of Dodge City and Marisa Struckhoff of Fort Collins, Colo.; a sister, Gwyneth Frack of Ingalls; and 15 grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Great Bend, the Rev. R. Laney Kuhn officiating. Private burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Bryant Christians Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend 67530. Pauline Wood WAKEFIELD — Pauline Wood, 90, Wakefield, died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at the Clay County Hospital, Clay Center. Mrs. Wood was born Pauline Vanderwilt on Aug. 12, 1906, at Solomon. She taught elementary school in Solomon for several years. She was a life member of Sts. John and George Episcopal Church, Wakefield, where she was an organist for 50 years. She also was a member of the U&I Club and was active in 4-H. Her husband, Horace, died Aug. 20,1996. Survivors include a son, Allen of Wakefield; two daughters, Nelva Peck of Sapulpa, Okla., and Carol Ebert of St. George; a sister, Gladys Crawford of Glendale, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sts. John and George Episcopal Church, Wakefield, the Rev. Susan Sawyer officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, west of Wakefield. Memorials may be made to the restoration project for Sts. John and George Episcopal Church. Visitation will be at Holmes- Pfeifley Funeral Home, Box 176, 303 S. Broadway, Riley 66531. When pea-sized to golf ball-sized hail clobbered parts of Salina during last week's severe thunderstorm, it meant leaking roofs, dented cars and broken windows for many residents. But for Scott James, it meant work. James is one of several paintless dent removal body shops that have rented buildings or space from car dealers and auto stores in Salina to take advantage of the flood of business brought by the storm. James, who came to Salina from the company's Oklahoma City office, is the co-manager of Dent- works in the Zeller Brake building at 662 S. Broadway. Besides Oklahoma City, the company also has offices in Dallas and Denver and has been in business since 1989. James and the other manager, Rick Emmert, have their own body repair shops, but during the storm season they chase golf ball- sized hail with the help of reports from fax weather wire services and the Internet. Emmert is from the company's Dallas office. James expects to be in Salina for three to six months. "We want to work with body shops around here and do a good job so we can get repeat business," James said. "Then there are the guys who blow into town, fix a few cars and are off to the next storm." Those companies are hurting the reputation of the paintless dent removal shops, a technique that has existed since 1989, James said, and it's hard for the consumer to know the good from the bad. Instead of the conventional method of heating the dents, grinding them out and repainting them, or simply replacing the car's panels or body parts, paint- less dent removal repairmen get under the metal and use different tools to work the dent out. Conventional body shops are concerned about that technique stretching the paint on the cars, as well as the loss of business, but insurance companies love the cheaper method of repair, and consumers enjoy getting their car back in 24 hours, or, in some cases, the same day, James said. "It keeps the value of your car because you aren't repainting it," he said. Peeling paint Actually, replacing the damaged panel or hood on a car is the best way to protect a car's value, said Richard Fairchild, owner of Richard's Auto Body, 831 N. Eighth, which has been in business for six years. Working the metal can stretch the paint, causing flaking that might not be noticed until six months later, after many of the paintless dent removal shops have Psftntlsss repslr tips Tips on finding a good paintless repair shop. • Get references — Many reputable stores have done work for major auto dealers as well as car owners. • Make sure you have a number you can contact if there is a problem. Most of these companies have toil-free numbers. • Try to work without giving a deposit — Some scams will take a deposit and skip out of town without doing the work. • Contact the Better Business Bureau at 1-800-856-2417, and they will look up the area where the mobile, paintless dent removal repair shops are based to check on complaints in that area. • Contact the Attorney General's Office at 1-296-2215 with any complaints or for references. moved out of town. "The paint isn't as flexible as these companies think, and some of it can pop loose," Fairchild said. "We have heard of that happening. Now, in some cases, those shops can do good work. But one good thing is down the road we'll still be here, and they're off to the next hailstorm." Fairchild said all of the conventional auto body repair shops would feel the business loss "to some degree." "But we'll all get our share of work," he said. The more reputable paintless dent removal shops should guarantee their work, said John Curry, who is managing a Salina shop at 908 E. North for Manhattan- based Dent Pro and has done paintless removal work for nine years in Salina. The larger dents, such as those caused by baseball- sized hail, can't be removed effectively by paintless dent stores. Dent Pro has been in business for 10 years. "When you work the metal that much to get one of those large dents out, you might have some peeling paint," Curry said. "But for dents that are the size of a quarter, we'll guarantee the work." Insurance companies have cracked down on bad paintless dent removal shops, Curry said, and have lists of preferred shops. Even so, the bad shops still are out there. "There's still bunches of them," he said. "There are stores that will give you a $500 estimate, but then the paint is peeling off in six months." Linda Schroer, office manager for the Better Business Bureau in Wichita, said the office has received no complaints about paint- less dent removal stores. "We don't know much about them because it's still a pretty new thing," Schroer said. But it is less expensive than conventional repair, and that has led auto insurance adjusters to write claims with estimates based on the cost of paintless dent removals. That has angered some conventional repair firms. "I'm not sure I like that, how the insurance companies have worked with them to lower then- prices," Fairchild said. "I'm not sure that's really fair to us." Dick Johnson, an agent for lu years at 714 Plaza with Farmer's Insurance, said the claims are written for the paintless dent removal shops because the work is just as good or almost as good as the work of conventional shops. "My nephew went to one," he said. "They do beautiful work. But if someone is, excuse my language, bent on going to a conventional repair shop, we will work with them. We aren't forcing anyone to go to a paintless dent removal store." Painless ping removal Dan Burr, who has had a conventional auto body repair shop with his brother, Alan, for 30 years, didn't know much about the technique until watching it the other night. "It looks like it works," said Burr at Burr's Body Shop, 151 S. Fifth. "I don't think this is something you can just do right away. You have to learn how. This isn't going to help our business, but it's a seasonal thing." Jim Burrows, owner of Den- tWerks, at Royal Tire at the intersection of Broadway and Crawford streets, got into the business after a golf ball hit his brand new car in 1991. He was so impressed with the job that he got into the market. DentWerks is out of Wichita. He still has the car. "Business has been pretty good for everyone," Burrows said. "I've been writing estimates all day long." He advises owners of hail-dented cars to make sure the shops have been in business for at least a couple of years. "There are times when you'll have new guys practically training on your car," Burrows said. Mike Anderson of Crossroads Collision, 1334 N. Ohio, is one of a few conventional auto body repair stores that have joined together with a paintless dent removal repairmen. "If they can't fix it, then we can do it," Anderson said. "I think some of them do good work. Just like anything, there are good and bad shops. It is an art." ON THE RECORD iShuttle takes off to meet Mir ilf all goes according to Splan, Atlantis will reach ^space station tonight "By MARCIA DUNN ^ The Associated Press "Poyekhali, Houston." shuttle commander Charles Precourt borrowing the Russian word for "We're on our way" *» CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — •SSpace shuttle Atlantis sped toll;? ward Russia's orbiting Mir station ^.Thursday to deliver urgently """needed repair equipment and a Afresh American astronaut to re- S^place the weary one on board. %£. The shuttle turned night into ^ day as it blasted off before sunrise '°jvith a crew of seven, riding a 1" Spectacular column of flame into ujspace. £j£ "Poyekhali, Houston!" shuttle "•commander Charles Precourt •wlsaid, borrowing the Russian word J£for "We're on our way" that was guttered at liftoff 36 years ago by v;posmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first in space. By Thursday night, Atlantis had the gap between the two Jgspapecraft by more than half: from S}3,220 miles at launch to 5,750 Similes some 16 hours later. """ Atlantis is expected to reach • late today for the sixth — and ;, "perhaps the most important — ^closed docking with the space station. The aging, 11-year-old outpost has had numerous breakdowns and a fire since Atlantis dropped off astronaut Jerry Linenger in January. Although the situation has improved in the past few weeks, it is still serious because Mir's life-support systems lack functioning spare equipment. Atlantis is carrying to Mir a new oxygen generator to replace one that broke; patches for cooling-system leaks; detectors for toxic fumes from failing equipment; and a valve for a backup carbon dioxide-removal unit that has to be built. Also aboard the shuttle is astronaut Michael Foale, Linenger's replacement on Mir. Foale, a 40-year-old astrophysicist with both U.S. and British citizenship, will spend 4° months on Mir. Unlike his four predecessors, he expects to spend a large share of time fixing and maintaining the station, which has logged 1.6 billion miles since its 1986 launch. The latest plan calls for the new generator to be installed and possibly tested during the five days Atlantis and Mir are linked. The swiftly built, 253-pound cylinder is designed to produce oxygen from waste water via electrolysis. Soon after Atlantis' liftoff, Russian flight controllers radioed up the good news to Mir. Linenger was thrilled; the 42-year-old doctor wants to be home before the birth of his second child next month. If all goes well, Atlantis will undock next Wednesday and return to Earth with Linenger on May 24. Russia's space program has come to count on the shuttle for supplies as well as hundreds of millions of dollars that NASA is paying for its astronauts to live on Mir. Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Kellie K. Anderson, Maria Calzada, Joann L. Fisher, Mary Ann Gentry, Patricia J. Guernsey, Cynthia M. Lanterman, Everett Mitchell, Lisa J. Nicholson, Guadalupe Romero, Desiree K. Stalder and Janys J. Windholz, all of Salina; Amanda L. Graves, Abilene; Audry Pingel, Beloit; Harlan R. Berndt, Glasco; David D. Schlingloff, Hill City; Angela K. Joyner, Jamestown; Quentin Patee, Osborne; Wanda Isaacson, Scandia; Tami Moss-Barrett, Wakefield. DISMISSALS — Ralph R. Corona, Meliss L. Cyphers, Simone J. Newby and baby boy, all of Salina; Galen D. Kubin, Abilene. Births BOYS: Jose and Maria Calzada, Salina, 7 Ibs. 12 ozs., born May 14. Lisa J. Nicholson, Salina, 9 Ibs. 11 ozs., born May 14. Ruben and Guadalupe Romero, Salina, 8 Ibs. 7 ozs., born May 14. Kelly and Desiree K. Stalder, Salina, 6 Ibs. 6 ozs., born May 14. Amanda L. Graves, Abilene, 7 Ibs. 3 ozs., born May 14. James D. and Angela K. Joyner, Jaemstown, 7 Ibs., born May 14. Kirby N. Barrett and Tami Moss-Barrett, Wakefield, 6 Ibs. 14 ozs., born May 14. GIRLS: Joann L. Fisher, Salina, 7 Ibs. 9 ozs., born May 14. Kellie K. Anderson, Salina, 6 Ibs. 14 ozs., born May 14. Gary G. and Audrey Pingel, Beloit, 7 Ibs. 4 ozs., born May 14. District court CHARGED — Vincent Edward Johnson, 26, 635 Steahlin, charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and possession of marijuana in connection with a shooting May 10 in the 800 block of Morrison Avenue. Seven rounds were fired from a semi-automatic handgun and one of the rounds richocheted and grazed the shoulder of one of two men standing outside 812 Morrison. About police blotter Details about felony crimes are reported in police blotter. Felony crimes include murder, rape, robbery, property damage of more than $500, theft of more than $500, burglary, aggravated burglary, forgery, agrravated battery, aggravated assault, possession or sale of narcotics, sale of marijuana and possession of any illegal drug without a tax stamp. The Journal also reports on vehicle crashes in which people are treated at a hospital. LjojTj-pEjB; ^Numbers THURSDAY'S DRWM6 DAILY PICK 3 6-2-0 LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 Melissa Sue Sloane, 25, 606 State, charges of two counts of forgery and theft in connection with an incident April 21 at 1333 W. Crawford. Kenneth Wayne Henninger, 29, 2970 Florida, charge of felony driving under the influence in connection with a traffic stop Aug. 22 in Salina. Bradley T. Knight, 22, Assaria, charges of unlawfully operating a vehicle and driving with a suspended license in connection with a traffic stop April 17 in the 700 block of South Second Street. Terry J. Conyac, 38, 214 N. 12th, charges of felony driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license in connection with a traffic stop May 8 at College and Iron streets. SENTENCED — Clarence Wayne Carr, 40, 1007 N. 10th, 24 months in prison for unlawful operation of a motor vehicle and six months for having an illegal license tag in connection with a traffic stop Oct. 18 in the 1200 block of West Republic; two-year probation granted through community corrections. Police blotter INJURY ACCIDENT Wyman, 19, Salina, treated at Salina Regional Health Center. Wyman was a passenger in a car driven by Patrick Putzier, 35, 2312 Melrose, that collided with a car driven by Claudia Harris, 38, Delphos, about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford and Westport. THEFT — A Nintendo game, an AM-FM alarm clock, a laser disco ball and other items belonging to Gabriel Lester, Salina, were taken from 888 Custer at about 11:30 p.m. Monday; $910 loss. VEHICLE BURGLARY — A gold necklace and a car stereo belonging to Marisela Guerrero, Salina, were taken from a car parked in the 500 block of West Iron; $700 loss including $300 damage to the car. Animal shelter These animals were picked up May 14 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Black male chow mix with blue collar, 3000 block of Canterbury; white and black male Dalmatian with chain collar, 100 block of South College; grey male weimaraner, 4000 block of East Mentor; white male husky with purple collar, 400 block of Beechwood; tan and black female Chihuahua mix with brown collar, 500 block of Charles; white and orange female Brittany with orange collar, 500 block of Russell. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." Raymond — John 4:24

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