The Manhattan Mercury from Manhattan, Kansas on December 29, 1996 · 2
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Sunday, December 29, 1996
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LOCALREGIONAL The Manhattan Mercury Wichita preservationists target other historical landmarks one of the city's premier hotels in its 67-year history. Famous people who stayed at the hotel included Joan Crawford, Elvis and President John F. Kennedy, But the hotel was demolished Dec. 22. Jim Guy, a member of the Historic Preservation Board, said politics caused the hotel's demolition. "How do we avoid another Allis Hotel?" Guy asks. "Where do we go from here and not have this happen again? The first thing is keep registered buildings out of public hands so that they don't become political footballs." The rift in the preservation community actually began with the Campbell Castle three years ago. It centers on Wichita City Council member Joan Cole, who is an adviser for the state to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Members of the local Historic Preservation Alliance formed Save Campbell Castle in hopes of buying it and turning it into a museum. While the group worked to raise money, Cole worked to keep the castle intact. The castle's former owner, Maye Cram, wanted to demolish the castle and auction off its architectural features. Behind the scenes, Cole looked for a buyer with enough money to turn the castle into a business. Preservationists felt betrayed when a California couple, Paula and Terry Lo wry, bought the castle so they could turn it into a bed and breakfast The split widened when Cole said she would support spending city money on renovating the 1880s-era Eaton Hotel instead of the 1930s Allis. "You don't hold yourself up to be a preservationist, you don't accept a prestigious position as an adviser to the National Trust and demolish a historic structure," said Greg Kite, current chairman of the Historic Preservation Alliance. Some of the preservationists say they should never have had to choose between the Allis and the Eaton. "I consider these Historic buildings like children," Guy said. "And I am sorry, but I don't feel comfortable in saying I have five children and picking one and letting the others die. How do you choose?" ; - Cole says that's why there needs to be a plan. It was her idea to have a series of meetings to help unify preservationists and focus their energies on the next projects. "It is important that we go on," Cole said. "There are people who have indicated I am not a preservationist. No, I am not a purist. But" I have done restoration and I have dealt with banks. I am pragmatic on how you pay for these projects." . . Associated Press WICHITA Preservationists in Wichita, who have been split by the destruction of a famous hotel, hope to heal the rift by coordinating efforts to, save other historic buildings in the city. As part of the process, some preservationists have identified 25 buildings in Wichita they consider endangered and significant enough to save. That list will be narrowed to 10 next year. "Our concern was how to get the preservation community united and helping the city without having all buildings be a crisis when it comes time to deciding their future," said Eric Engstrom, a past adviser for the state of Kansas to the Nationa 1 Trust for Historic Preservation. Controversy erupted over the decision to demolish the Allis Hotel, an art deco hotel that had been A2 Sunday, December 29, 1996 Apollo 13 capsule headed for Kansas Associated Press HUTCHINSON A dream to bring a piece of Apollo 13 to Hutchinson was born even before the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center welcomed its first visitor. ' Max Ary envisioned the Apollo 13 command module, named Odyssey, on display in his museum, even as people were baffled as to why he would pursue such a piece of space junk. Ary's far-flung effort to bring the Odyssey to Hutchinson has taken nearly 20 years. But next month, workers at the Cosmo-sphere's Space Works subsidiary will begin a restoration of the space capsule that will be a centerpiece exhibit in the newly expanded museum. "This is probably the purest restoration of any of the projects we've ever done," said. Ary, the Cosmosphere's president and chief executive officer. "We are bringing it back with as many of the original parts as possible." In many ways, the capsule was at the center of the greatest rescue in the history of manned space flight. Astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and John Swigert were brought back to earth after an explosion crippled the their spacecraft as it neared the moon in 1970 and had to be rescued itself. County counselor discussion tops agenda Staff Reports The Riley County Commission will conduct a work session to discuss the position of county counselor at 1 p.m. Monday. Police Arrests Lori L. Weisshaar, 24, 723 Moro St., for DUI. She was released on $500 bond. Darin Willard, 29, Westmoreland, for failure to appear. He was released on $500 bond. Weather Sunday, Dec. 29 Accu Weather forecast for daytime NEB. Colby 57" f4 COLO. Salina Liberal. 64 Wichita sNNtt ; Showprs T-stnrms Fain Flumes Snow Via Associated Press GraphesNet llu The AccuWeather forecast tor noon, 20s. Lines separate high temperature zones tor the day. COLD W"J STArtOiRy H T ED E3 LTD EZ3 Fished from the ocean after the astronauts were pulled from thei r raft, the Odyssey was sent to California for a standard post-flight inspection. Its interior was taken apart piece by piece to see how it withstood the rigors of ' flight. Odyssey was never reassembled, and many of the parts were simply boxed up and placed in storage. Others were scavenged when NASA engineers put together a flight trainer to pre-. pare for a possible rescue mission to the space station Skylab. Ary began collecting bits and pieces of the spacecraft at every possible turn. He compared the search to what happened to the Wright brothers' shop in Dayton, Ohio. There, roughly 80 percent of the parts, plans and assorted pieces used by the aviation pioneers and stored in a back room were later tossed in the trash. "Knowing that would happen with the Apollo program, we started to save the parts," Ary said. Ary learned that the trainer built for the Skylab project was on loan from the Smithsonian Institution to the Louisville Museum of Science and History, which had been marketing the trainer as the Odyssey itself. All three members of the Apollo 13 crew were invited to the During the morning session, the commission will receive a series of staff updates. The schedule is as follows: Dan Harden, public works direc tor, 10:10; Stan Morgan, county Christopher M. Hayden, 18, 910 Connecticut, for failure to appear. He was released on $15 bond. Timothy P. Focke, 19, Ogden, for possession of drug paraphernalia. He is confined in lieu of conditions and high temperatures MO. I Kansas City 55 57 Topeka 56' 61 Pittsburg OKLA. Ice Sunny Pt Cloudy Cloudy 1996 AccuWeaiher, Inc. Sunday, Dec. 29. E3 0. O ll Q unveiling of the spacecraft at the museum several years ago, Ary said. But one look at the craft in Louisville and the crew members knew it was not the Odyssey, which had been charred by heat generated from re-entering the atmosphere. "They felt like they had really been duped," said Ary. He's hoping to draw Lovell and Haise to the Cosmosphere to see the Odyssey after the restoration is finished in March. Swigert died ofcancerinl982. When the Smithsonian asked to have the trainer returned so the Cosmosphere could use the original parts in the Odyssey's restoration, the Louisville museum balked until the Smithsonian insisted the loan agreement be honored. Ary was researching another project at the Johnson Space Center in Houston more than three years ago when he learned that Odysseyparts may have been used to build the trainer for the Apollo-Soyuz joint mission with the Soviet Union. That trainer that had been one of the Cosmosphere's first acquisitions in its fledgling days as a museum. "It had been sitting under our nose for20years," Ary said. "That was when we said, 'This is meant to be.' It's just an overwhelming feeling." counselor, 10:30; and Dennis Peterson, noxious weed director, 11:10. At 11, the commission will receive bids for grounds mainte- nance. $300 bond. Also arrested on a Clay Center warrant for probation violation. He is confined on $1,380 bond. Terrence T. Head, 39, 1420 t airiane, for battery. He was released on $3,500 bond. MANHATTAN Today, areas of fog and low clouds in the morning. Warmer and mostly sunny in the afternoon. High in the upper 40s. Wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph. Tonight, mostly clear. Low in the lower 20s. Monday, mild and mostly sunny. High 50 to 55. New Year's Day, mild and dry. Low in the 30s. High around 60. KANSAS Today, morning fog and low clouds east, otherwise sunny to partly cloudy. Highs in upper 40s northeast and 50 to 60 elsewhere. Tonight, clear to partly cloudy. Lows 20 to 30. KANSAS EXTENDED FORECAST Tuesday, dry and unseasonably mild. Lows in the 30s except upper 20s northwest. Highs mainly in the 50s north to the 60s south. New Year's Day, dry and mild. Lows in the 30s. Highs in the 60s. Thursday, dry and mild. Lows in the 30s. Highs in the mid-50s to lower 60s. FOR THE RECORD: Maximum temperature 49 Minimum temperature 23 Precipitation 0.00 Dec. to date : 0.03 Deficit for Dec 0.74 Year to date 35.05 Surplus for 1996 2.19 TUTTLE CREEK DATA: Elevation 1,072.79 Outflow 860 Water temperature 32 SUNDOWN- SUNUP: Tonight ...5:11 Monday ; 6:46 Monday 5:12 KANSAS TEMPERATURES Belleville 56 12 Beloit 57 13 Chanutt 50 34 Coffeyville, 55 43 Concordia ' 51 13 DodgeCity , 63 20 Emporia ' ' 48 30 GardenCity 63 20 Ofiituaries Esther F. Bulk Esther F. Bulk, 79, Riley, died Friday, Dec. 27, at Stormont Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka. She was born Dec. 4, 1917, in Newton. She was a typist for the Riley Countian and financial secretary for the Leonardville United Methodist Church. S, he was a member of the Leonardville United Methodist Church; She married Walter Bulk on Feb. 24, 1947. He preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1976. Survivors include a son, Keith Bulk of Riley; a daughter, Lynette Hoffman of Manhattan; a brother, Milford Dreier of Hesston; a sister, Thelma Umholtz of Newton; and a granddaughter. The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Leonardville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Elbert V. Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Leonardville United Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call today at the Holmes-PMfley Funeral Home, Riley. Memorials may be made to the Leonardville United Methodist Church. Helen Louise Holt Helen Louise Holt, 62, Florissant, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 24,' at Christian Hospital Northeast. She was born March 16, 1934, in Riley. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Lori Holt and Susan Holt, both of Florissant, Mo.; two sisters, Marilyn Marie Perry and Gloria Gretchen Trumpp; and two brothers, Douglas Lee Williams and Rolland Eugene Williams. The funeral will be 9 a.m. Monday at the St. Mark's Methodist Church, Florissant, Mo., the Rev. Monica Jefferson officiating. Burial will be in the National Cemetery at the Jefferson Bar- MONUMENTS and Bronze & Aluminum FiaqudS umTTM chit CO. JOSEPH J. BEAUDET 2301 Stagg Hill Road Office 539-0441 Res. 537-7594 FLUTE & HARP fjj DUO A distinctfai addition w w,r sprcial orcaMw nor botUn Marv Lcc Florence Cochran Schwab flutist harpist 539-2871 539 0976 f VI 1 r 0'-) QfjJjJ The Manhattan Mercury PO Box7B7 Manhattan KS 66505 (913)776-8808 The Manhalian Mercury (USPS 327-820) is published every afternoon Monday through Friday and on Sunday mommg except Christmas. New Year's Day and Labor Day by the Seaton Publishing Co , Inc . E L Seaton. President, at Fifth and Osage, Manhattan. Kansas 66502 35' per copy 75' Sunday BY CARRIER l8 40 per month PAY BY MAIL Available in advance at the following rates 3 months 25 20 6 months 50.4Q year 99 95 Mail Subscriptions These rates do no appfy where carrr or motor route service s avaiabt In Riiey Pottawatomte. Marshall Day Geary and Wabaunsee counties 3 months 6 months 1 year 3i 65 '53 20 93 15 E isewe'e n Kansas the U S andrheUS APOand FPO$t23 00per year Penodtcat povag pad by The "Varshas'an Mercury POSTMASTER snd address ctao?5 o Mahat,af, ve'cun, PO Box 78. 66505.31 8 N 5tn Manhattan KS 66502 Th Associated Press it ent'tied e-'Juvfiy to the use tor rwubiecat'On o an the iocj- newi n'ted in hs newspaper as wei as aii the AP Dispatches Rereseied na'ooa rty by Landcn Assoca'es Inc . Ccago Memoe o' te Kansas P'es Asvxa v Ir.ara D'iv Press A5sora lion, American Newspaper Puisne's Assoc. anon and the Audit Bj'eau o! C'cu'atons PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER racks. ; Memorials may be made to the Cancer Support Center or American Lung Association. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hutchens Mortuary, Florissant, Mo. Duane McCune Duane McCune, 68, Chapman, died Friday, Dec. 27, at Stormont Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka. He was born March 10, 1928, in Manchester. He received a bachelor's degree in science from Kansas State University in 1949, and later earned a master's degree. He taught at Wakefield for three years, Harveyville for four years, and was vocational agriculture teacher and advisor at Chapman High School from 1956 until retirement in 1989. He was past president of the Chapman Teachers Association and was president of the Retired Teachers Association. He had received the Distinguished Teacher Service Award of Kansas Young Farmers, Star Young Farmer Advisor Award, Gold and Silver Awards for National Vocational Agriculture 'Teacher of Teachers, Master Teacher Award in 1983, and received the Distinguished Service Award after his retirement. He married Eda Mae Miller on Aug. 15, 1949, in Lucas. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his mother, Esther McCune of Junction City; a son, Darrell McCune of Ottawa; two daughters, Pam Rosenberger of Shawnee, and Mary Benson of Glenwood CRAFT CLASSES The Farmer's Daughter In-homq service Walt Hardin C17 oqoq 1317 Houston owner 3J-030! Manha,Un JZtfof (Kansas Homespun Crafts) 423 Poyntz A 537-4629 ill Manhattan Kathy Lyman j) fyed '& "Ltlioti zvouCcClike to wish you and yours a joyous holiday season. i! I m U ' M Mi !i l! Diamond Specialists Daily: 10:00-6:00 Thurs. 10:00-7:00 Closed Sunday Springs, Colo.; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Chapman United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kenneth Trickle officiating. Burial will be in the Abilene Cemetery. "' Family visitation is from 7 to'8 p jn. today at the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Chapman. . Memorials may be made to Gideons International or to the Chapman United Methodist Church in care of the Londeen Funeral Home, Box 429, Chapman, Kan. 67431. , Lucile C. Hartmann Lucile C. Hartmann, 98, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Friday, Dec. 27, in the Mead-owlark Hills Health Care Center. She was born Dec. 3, 1898, in Hutchinson. She was raised in Hutchinson and attended public schools there. She later attended Kansas State University. ; She worked as a dietician for many years in Denton, Texas; Biloxi, Miss.; and in Maryland, before movingbacktoManhattan to become a dietician at Kansas State University. She was a member of the First Congregational Church. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation is planned. No memorial services are scheduled at this time. Inurnment will beheld at a late date in the Memorial Park Ceme tery, Hutchinson. y Arrangements are being han died by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan. 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