Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on May 28, 1976 · Page 3
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 3

Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, May 28, 1976
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Postal Officials Admit False-Name Subscriptions By JOHN MARSHALL Telegram's State Correspondent WICHITA (HNS) - Salina and Lawrence postal officials admitted in U.S. District Court Thursday that they bought magazine subscriptions under false names to collect evidence for federal indictments in 1974 against a New York Publisher, his company and a former partner. Although the magazines are alleged to be obscene, the postal officials said they had not read them, or even opened the sealed envelopes in which they were mailed. Instead, the magazines were sent to New York for authorities to use later as evidence in arguments before a Wichita federal grand jury. Publisher Alvin Goldstein arid his former partner, James Buckley, and Milky Way Productions, Inc., are charged with 13 counts of using the federal mails , to distribute allegedly obscene magazines in Kansas. The trial was recessed until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. An hour before the 4 p.m. recess, R. D. Schweitzer, director of customer service for the Salina Post Office, testified he used a phony name, "William Olson," and blind address, "Box 334, Salina," to buy a 52-week subscription to "Screw" magazine in late 1973. Arthur Standfield and Donald Wetzel, of the Lawrence Post Office, also said they bought a "Screw" subscription under the false name, "Ted Manning," and blind address, "Box 802, Lawrence." Standfield is Lawrence mail processing manager, and Wetzel is manager of customer service. Harris News Service also has reported that postal officials at two other Kansas cities — Hutchinson and Pratt — also used phony subscriptions to buy "Screw" and "Smut, the World's Dirtiest Paper." Goldstein, Buckley, and Milky Way, the publishing firm, were indicted in December, 1974, by a federal grand jury at Wichita. The charges' include mailing "numerous issues of obscene tabloids" to Kansas. ' Postal officials' testimony will be a prime issue in the trial. Defendants claim that because no private complaints were filed, and because postal service officials ordered employes to buy — but not read — the magazines, the actions may be entrapment. Government prosecutors claim that they need not show the magazines are foisted on a unwilling public, but merely prove the mails were used and the material is obscene. Is a magazine obscene if it is not read? ; Schweitzer testified that he received a letter in November, 1973 from U.S. Postal Inspector "R. Lombard!," New York, ordering him. to buy a "Screw" subscription. With the letter was a subscription form filled with the phony name "William Olson" and a $25 money order payable to Schweitzer. Schweitzer said his instructions were to cash the money order and purchase another $25 money order under the phony name; then he was to send the subscription and money order to Milky Way productions at New York. Schweitzer said he later received sealed envelopes from Milky Way and that he believed that they contained "Screw" magazine. Goldstein's lawyer, Herald Fahringer, asked Schweitzer what happened next. "You simply put the sealed envelope in another envelope and mailed it back to Mr. Lombard!?" Fahringer asked. "Yes," Schweitzer said. "You never saw this publication, 'Screw,' you never read it?" Fahringer asked. "No," Schweitzer said. "And the next time you received an envelope from Milky Way, you just put it in another envelope, the same day, and mailed it to New York, never reading or opening it? The same process, again and again?" "That's right," Schweitzer said. Buckley's lawyer, Arthur Schwartz, of Denver, asked Schweitzer if he ever bought Page 3 Garden City Telegram Friday, May 28,1976 "Screw" magazine under his own name. , , "No." said Schweitzer. "The idea of getting this magazine came from New York — it never came from anybody in Kansas, and you yourself were never Interested in getting 'Screw' magazine?" "No," Schweitzer said. Standfield and Wetzel said they also acted under Lorn- bardi's orders to use the same process by which they were mailed editions of "Screw" — with phony subscription forms and false names on money orders. Markets City 'tO Grow' OR (Prices at 12-30 n m rnriav «T • ' East, West Sides (Prices at 12:30 p.m. today at Garden City Co-op.) Wheat $3.17 down 5 Milo $4.10unchg. Corn $2.55 unchg. 1 p.m. stocks (The following price quotations are furnished to the Telegram by Heinold, O'Connor and Cloonan, Inc. •276-3244). Allied Supplies 3'/» American Cyanamid 24 American Motors 5'/ 4 American Brands 393* Anaconda 24 Vk AT&T 54 V 8 Beech Aircraft 19% Bethlehem Steel 41*4 Boeing 36'/fc Chrysler l8'-4 Cities Service 48^ Colorado Interstate 914 ' Dillons 291/4 DuPont 150'/4 Eastman Kodak 1001,4 El Paso NO 13% Ford! 55 General Electric : .50% General Motors 69 Halliburton 55 IBM 255'* International Harvester 26 International Paper 73'/4 Mar Cor 36*4 National Distributor 243* Northern Natural 48 3 ,4 PanEPL 33'/i Penney JC 52% Phillips Petroleum 57% Proctor Gamble 87*4 RCA..: ......26 Santa Fe Industries 37Vs Sears 65'/ii Sperry Rand 46% Standard Oil Indiana 49% Standard Oil New Jersey 100'* Texaco. ,/iVi. .;.-.••• i 1 ...-. 26% United State Steel ... .....'.,. .78% Westinghouse Electric 14% Woolworth .22 >/4 DO,W JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p.m. was up 5.79 at 971.77. LIVE BEEF FUTURES June Aug. Oct. Dec. High 45.87 47.25 46.50 46.47 Low 45.12 46.85 46.15 46.10 Close 45.80 47.25 46.45 46.47 City commissioners took action this week to enlarge the city limits to the east and west. . On the west, the commission signed an ordinance annexing the Oswalt Division of Butler Manufacturing land into the city as well as the Hagers Modular Home Subdivision, northwest of the Oswalt plant. Commissioners voted at their last meeting to have the staff draw up the necessary ordinance to annex those two tracts and finalized the annexation this week. To the east, the commission voted to approve the recommendations of the Holcomb-Garden City-Finney County Planning Commission to annex two tracts of land which are yet unplatted. One of the tracts is east of present Labrador Ridge and to include a tract 150 feet east of Fleming extended north of Loan Plan Is » , Near Completion Mary. The land is to be platted for residential use. The.other east-of-town tract is not adjoining the present city limits and will be "skip annexed." It is west of US50 and US83 Alternates and north of US50. It is to be developed as the site for a new motel. Both the eastern tracts were given a tentative nod for annexation, contingent upon written consent for annexation from the dwners and the approval of, the final plat of the land involved. Community Development director for Garden City, Herman Merritt, is now proceeding with the last step in making low-interest loans available to low-income Garden Citians. Only remaining arrangements which need to be made, are finding a lending institution to handle the loans and getting the city commission's approval of that lending institution. Loans, on which the borrower will pay as low as seven per cent interesti are to,; be used for rehabilitation'of sub-standard housing in' the" city. Interest rates will vary according to the borrower's ability to pay. Garden City Commissioners approved the final proposal for the loans this week. That proposal will be given to various lending institutions in the city to see if they would be interested in working with the city on the program. The city has allocated $120,000 in Community Missing : 10-Yard Torque Type Scraper Has anyone seen a yellow 10- yard torque type land scraper? Garden City police ^re looking for it. Police Capt. Jimmy Grenz said the machine, valued at $10,650, has been missing since some time after the 3-i Show, April 22-25, from the Finney County Fairgrounds. Grenz said T and L Irrigation of Hastings, Neb., brought the scraper down for the show and had left it on the fairgrounds. About a week later, he said, the company sent a man down to pick it up. Grenz said the man hauled away a scraper, but when he got it back to Nebraska, it was discovered that he had taken the wrong one. The detective said the company wasn't too worried. The businessmen, he said, noted that the scraper they had in their possession belonged to a firm in Oklahoma. They thought there had just been a mix up — that the Oklahoma company had their scraper. Not so, said Grenz, The Oklahoma firm had not yet been to Garden City to pick up its machine. So, one scraper is missing. It's prettyVbig, but small enough to be able to be pulled by a pickup truck. It's an Allis- Chalmers brand. Anyone who has any information concerning the scraper is being asked to contact the detective division at the GCPD. I deaths \ Arturo Nebarez LAKIN — Funeral for Arturo Nebarez, 74, will be Saturday at 10 a.m., at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Lakin. Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery. The Rev. F. C. Laudick is to officiate. Mr. Nebarez died Wednesday at Kearny County Hospital, Lakin. He was a farmer and had lived in Lakin since 1974. Born Sept. 18, 1901, in Mexico, he was married to Andrea Pompa. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. .,,, , include the widow; a son, Benito, and a daughter, Mrs. Juan G. Perez Jr., both of Lakin; nine, grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rosary will be said tonight at 7:30 (MDT), at the church. Friends may call today at Davis Funeral Home in Lakin. Heinemann At Seminar David J. Heinemann, R- Garden City, is attending a one-day seminar in Chicago Friday by special invitation of Legis 50 — The Center for Legislative Improvement. Legis 50 has been commissioned by Loyola University of Chicago, through a grant from the Eli Lilly Endowment, to conduct a session on legislative ethics, as a part of pre-session orientation conferences in ,four yet-to-be determined states. Heinemann is one of seven legislative leaders in the Lower Man's Bond United States who has been invited to assist the eight-man DODGE CITY (HNS)—Ford County Judge Camilla Haviland refused to lower bail for Roger Foy at a hearing Thursday. Bail is currently set at $250,000. Foy is charged with first Development funds to operate the rehabilitation loan program. Part of that money will be used to pay the difference between the lower interest rate the borrower will pay and the actual interest rate the lending institution will charge on the loan. Maximum loan under the program will be $7,500, and the loan period will not be more than 20 years. A minimum payment was set at $15 per month. Eligibility requirements for include that the applicant must be owner- occupant of the property to be renovated. Property must be within the Garden City limits and all taxes must be current. Other requirements concern a minimum and maximum income and ability to repay the loan. When the lending institution to handle the program is chosen, the city commission will appoint a loan committee to process applications. Special Issue In Grant County ULYSSES—Grant County voters will go to the polls August 3 to decide on the funding of a multi-purpose community building at the county fairgrounds. Estimated cost for the structure, which would be used for civic affairs and public activities, is $350,000. If approved, the funding will be made through general obligation bonds. Ford Judge Won't degree murder in the shooting death of his wife, Sharon Foy on January 20. Scott's Band Will Play In Disneyland Pageant SCOTT CITY — Excitement is running high this weekend in Scott City as the 117- member Scott Community High School Band prepares for their long-awaited trip to California. The group, under the direction of Vernon C. Dietz, will leave Monday morning from the Garden City train depot for Anaheim, Calif. They are scheduled to appear Wednesday in the Bicentennial pageant "America on Parade" at Disneyland. A different guest band from throughout the U.S. is scheduled to appear at Disneyland each day during the Bicentennial year, and Scott City will be in the spotlight Wednesday. After arriving ,at Union Station in Los Angeles, the band immediately will depart for a tour of Universal Studios before checking into their California headquarters at the Cosmic Age Lodge at Anaheim. Wednesday, the band will be working with Disneyland band coordinator Tony Peluso in rehearsing and making final arrangements for the 3 p.m. performance. Thursday, the group will return to Disneyland as spectators rather than performers for a day of fun. Friday's schedule will include a stop at Belmont Shore before visiting the ocean liner "Queen Mary" for a tour and banquet meal. The band will then return to Union Station for the return trip to Kansas. Making the trip with the 117-member band will be 92 sponsors and residents of Scott City. Jeepers Creepers The creepers weren't creeping Thursday evening as Garden v City youth entered in the "Creeper Race" propelled the mechanics' creepers ddwn Main Street toward the finish line. Above, Sandhills Racing Assn. president Jim Brinkmeyer • and a spectator await a pair of contestants at the finish line. The racing, association sponsored, the, race and awarded,, winners with model cars. The creepers weren't the only things flying around at the "Youth Appreciation Day" 'Down to Three' In VD Outbreak festivities as Carl Wiebe sends Kenny Gibbons flying to the ground, below, in a jujitsu demonstration in Stevens Park. Both arc members ol the Uushikan Jujitsu club of Garden City which sponsored;'the demonstration.' The 'club Is teaching jujilsu classes at the,Garden City Community College and attthe Garden City School of Gymnastics.-(m'ore pictures page 1.) fc :, , ,,. vM( WHU.m, Advisory Board of the Legislative Ethics Project in the task of formulating approaches and shaping formats for the program. The project is founded on the belief that all legislators, especially newly elected ones, would benefit by the inclusion of the ethics issue as an intentional component of, the orientation-session agenda. The work of the venereal disease control team in Garden City is "down to finding three people" said Jay Bailey, Salina. Bailey and three other persons from the State Department of Health have been working in Garden City and nearby areas since Monday to contain an outbreak of syphilis. They were Scott Teacher Receives Honor Beverly Krug has been named outstanding young educator of 1976 by Scott County Teachers Association. An engraved plaque and certificate were presented to her during the association's banquet in Scott City. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Krug, 1304 "A", Beverly attended Garden City schools, including one year of junior college. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Emporia State College. She is physical education instructor and coach at Scott Community High School. called in by county health officials and have . been headquartered in the office of County Health Nurse Carolyn Davis at the courthouse. Bailey said often the final few persons are the .most difficult to locate, but that it appears that this syphilis outbreak is "pretty self- limiting." He said they won't have a complete summary of the incidence until bloods are processed through the stale labs. Officials say it appears the disease was brought into the community by an individual from another state and that a small percentage of the population of Garden City was involved in the outbreak. I See... By The Telegram Kirk Olomon, Garden City, placed second in editorials and columns at the 56th annual Kansas High School Newspaper Contest at Lawrence. Evaluation for Accused Slayer Water Money for Rural Cloud County TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Contracts totaling $417,956 to build a water distribution system for rural Water Dist. No. 1, Cloud County, have been approved, the state director of the Farmers Home Administration said- ' Members of the district have contributed $32,000 to be applied to construction, with the Farmers Home Administration providing the balance of the financing, according to Morgan Williams. The district will serve 93 homes at the outset with 75 miles of water line, one well and standpipe. Water also will be pui chased from the city of Concordia. HILL CITY (HNS)—The man accused of murdering a Hill City art teacher will undergo psychiatric evaluation in Hays to determine his competency to stand trial. Dennis G. Sanders, 21, waived preliminary hearing Thursday in Graham County District court on charges of the first degree murder of Linda Colleen Leebrick last month. He was ordered by Judge C. E. Birney to be evaluated by Dr. John Cody of the High Plains Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center, Hays. Sanders' attorney, Ken Havner of Hays, and Graham County Attorney Randall Weller representing the state, agreed that the High Plains Center would be satisfactory if Dr. Cody conducted the evaluation. Havner said cost of the action would be $100-$120 per day, and it would take from 10 to 14 days to complete. Judge Birney granted the motion, stipulating that Sanders be kept in police custody "as much as possible." The High Plains Center has a security ward. Over Havner's objections, Birney also granted a request by Weller that blood and hair samples be obtained from Sanders. The samples are needed, Weller said, for comparison to blood samples found on Sander's shoes and hair samples found in his car at the time of his arrest. The blood on the shoes was international Type A, the same as Miss Leebrick's, Sheriff Don E. Scott testified. Dr. L. Willim Hailing, who did the Leebrick autopsy, will take the samples from Sanders r Havner said he expects that the mental evaluation will be "within three or four days." Judge Birney denied a request by the defense to have Sanders' bond lowered from $200,000 to $5,000. Instead, Birney rulled that Sanders be held without bail. Miss Leebrick's semi-nude, battered body was found in a wooded area east of Hill City April 23. Sanders was arrested May 1 and charged in the death. I I JOIN OUR BICENTENNIAL TOUR 22 Days-June 15-Jury 6, 1976 Sunflower Excursions, Inc. 411 N. 8th 316-276-2916 Garden City, Kansas 67846 $ *

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