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Rescued The Markets Wheat Milo Corn $2.29 unchg. $3.10 unchg. $1.97 unchg. (Prices at 12:30 p.m.'today rt Garden City Co-op.) 1 p.m. Stocks (The following price quotalions are furnished lo Ihe Telegram by Heinold •/Securities, 276-3244). Allied Supplies 2% American Cyanamid 24% American Motors 3% American Brands 43% Anaconda 52% AT4T 60 Beech Aircraft 28 Bethlehem Steel 21% Boeing ...27V4 Chrysler 14% Cities Service 50% Coloradolnterstate 19% Dillons 32% DuPont ..117% Eastman Kodak 53% El Paso NG 17% Ford 44% General Electric 51% General Motors 66% Halliburton 61% IBM 256% International Harvester 28 International Paper 42% KNB 24% MTS 22% National Distributor 21% Northern Natural 38% PanEPL 43% Penney JC 34% Philip Petroleum 30% Proctor Gamble 81% RCA 28% Santa Fe Industries 36% Sears 30% SperryRand 34% Standard Oil Indiana 47 Standard Oil New Jersey 47 '/4 Texaco 27% United States Steel 30% Westinghouse Electric 18% Woolworth 19 DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p.m. was up 12.91 at 828.05. LIVE BEEF FUTURES Dec. Feb. Apr. June High 40.80 38.65 38.75 40.30 Low 40.27 38.15 38.30 39.87 Close 40.35 38.20 38.45 40.17 Garden City Sale Co. Receipts: 252Hogs Top butcher hogs sold $37 to $37.50. Heavy hogs weighing 250 pounds to 285 pounds sold from $34.50 to $36. No light hogs available. Sows sold from $29 to $30. School Bus Shot At DETROIT (AP) — Shots were fired at a school bus today and three children were reported injured by flying glass, police reported. One witness reported seeing two boys pointing something at the bus just before the gunfire. It was not immediately known whether the bus was moving or stationary when the shootings occurred. / The children, in the middle grades at Boynton Elementary School, were taken to hospitals. There was no immediate word on their conditions. One report said the children complained of slivers of glass in their eyes. According to police, a similar shooting occurred Wednesday as the same bus was picking up students. A hole was found in Ihe roof of the bus where a bullet appeared to have passed through, but no one was known to have been hurt in that incident. Smut Trial Stalled for Surgery KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The federal obscenity trial of Alvin Goldstein, his former partner and their New York publishing firm was interrupted for at least a day today while he was admitted to go to a hospital for corrective surgery for his breathing problem. A near miraculous rescue operation occurred Wednesday when a Holcomb man was burled under four to five feet of dirt when the ditch in which was working caved in. Jerome Conrardy was treated and released at St. Catherine Hospital for a broken collarbone. He was installing a sewer pipe when the cave-in occurred. Tax Bills in Mail Today Garden City residents' real estate and personal property lax statements are being mailed from county treasurer's office Thursday. Countywide oil and gas lax statemenls are being mailed at the same time. County Treasurer Donna Bradford said Thursday that the counly residenls could expect their real estate and personal property tax statements within Ihe nexl week or 10 days. All laxes are due by Dec. 20. Payments received on Dec. 21 or after will have a 10 percent penalty added to them. A Salina Bank Robbed by Man SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A man held up the First National Handi-Bank in south Salina today and authorities said he es-"~ caped on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. City, county and slate officers converged on Ihe area shortly after 10 a.m., but believed the man may have escaped in a car on an interslale highway aboul Iwo blocks from Ihe bank. Aulhorities said the man apparently did not show a weapon during the holdup. His wife, Marie, said today co-workers dug him out in about five minutes. At left, emergency medical technicians administer oxygen to Conrardy. Above, the technicians lead the shaken Conrardy to the ambulance. Mrs. Conrardy said her husband was able to breathe through air pockets, created by the large clods that burled him, while awaiting his rescue. "We have no complaints about the way it turned out," She Said. John Montre Trustees Formally Elect To Hold PTV License Trustees at Garden City Community College have formally elected to become the license holder for a public television station serving Southwest Kansas. But they made it clear they want their cake and a chance to eat it, too. Their agreement Wednesday evening to become the sponsor for a public television station is contingent upon the state providing money for all capital construction costs and for most annual operating funds. Trustees also said the station should be controlled locally. During the prolonged efforts to bring public television to Southwest Kansas, Trustees have been reluctant to commit themselves as sponsors until they knew how much it would cost area residents. Now the state's new Public Television Board is studying a plan calling for the state to provide more than $2 million to fund construction of three new stations in the next five years and provide more than $3.5 million in aid to three stations now serving the state. Under that plan, the state will join with the federal government in applying for the entire cost of construction of facilities for new stations. The maximum amount of federal money available for such projects is $600,000. That would leave the state to pick up a $452,140 tab for the local facility. In addition, the state would provide each station $140,000 a year in operating expenses after they got on the air. Estimated annual operating expenses for a Garden City station total $190,400, meaning Southwest Kansans will have to add about $50,000 annually. "We've gained so much ground since January that I'm really optimistic about it," said Larry Fowler, dean of admissions, research and development. "We haven't won the war but we've sure won some battles." Fowler has been heading the college's efforts to study television possibilities. Once the budget package is approved by the public television board and the governor, Fowler plans to begin the license application process. 'Water for 100 Years/ Couple Testifies Garden City Telegram Thursday, November 10, 1977 Page 3 Leoti Strike Meeting Set Tonight There will be six local farm strike meetings in western Kansas this coming week. Those begin with meetings tonight in Leoti and Hays. The Leoti meeting will begin at 8 in the Community Building there. The Hays meeting will be at 8 in the student union of Fort Hays State University. Other meetings next week will be Monday in Oakley, Tuesday in Elkhart and Ransom, and Nov. 17 in Alexander. Karen Duran, spokeswoman for the state;, strike office in Johnson, said the Johnson office is acting as a clearing house for strike meetings. Forty such meetings are scheduled within the next week in Kansas and Missouri, she said. The Johnson office also has organized four teams of area American Agriculture members to conduct 15 other strike meetings in Missouri, Duran said. The teams are comprised of people from Johnson, Garden City, Hugoton, Rolla and Cimarron. Garden Citians participating are Charles Palkowitsh and Orville Anstaett. A regional farm strike rally will be Sunday in St. Joseph, Mo., Charles Anstaett, spokesman for the Garden City Strike office said this week. Anstaett said that because of the distance to St. Joseph, there were no plans at present to send Garden City representatives to the rally there. Duran said her husband, Bob Duran, will be one of the speakers at the St. Joseph rally. The St. Joseph rally will be the third in a series of weekly regional rallies to take place until to the time for the strike on Dec. 14. The other two regional rallies were in Topeka two weeks ago and in McCook, Neb., on Sunday. Anstaett said about 25 Garden City people attended the McCook rally, which he tabbed a "complete success." "It was a real orderly gathering, and there was lots of enthusiasm," Anstaett said. "Some people even had to be turned away. I'd have to say it was a success." Anstaett estimated that 3,500 persons turned out for the rally, compared to the 800 that attended the rally in Topeka the week before. Of the seven speakers at the rally, two were posted outside the auditorium to deliver the strike message to those who couldn't get in. Represenatives from the Garden City strike office at Sunday's rally included According to the budget timetable, the Garden City Station is tentatively scheduled to go on the air in 1981, a year after the state's first new station in Hays and two years earlier than a station planned for Chanute. The biggest question mark in the proposed budget is whether the allocations for annual operating expenses will increase as costs increase, he said. Another drawback is that the plan allows for $200,000 for local production equipment. That would be enough for a "skeleton" studio, Fowler said. The plan calls for $50,000 to be used for a studio on the college campus where programming would originate. From there the signal would be sent to Channel 11 (KGLD-TV) studios south of Garden City for transmission on that tower. A new state microwave relay system will allow the local station to receive free programming from existing stations in Wichita, Kansas City and Topeka. A Holcomb farm couple which claims it was defrauded because the irrigation wells on land they purchased last year have gone dry testified Wednesday they were told "we would have water for 100 years." Beef Bowl Day Is Proclaimed Garden City Mayor Duane West Wednesday proclaimed Nov. 19 "Beef Empire Bowl Classic Day." The Beef Empire Bowl committee requested the proclamation on behalf of the sponsoring organizations- Garden City Community College, Quarterback Club, Chamber of Commerce and Beef Empire Board, Inc. The Nov. 19 junior college football battle will send GCCC, 7-3, against Scottsdale, Ariz., Junior College, 6-3-1. Garden City won the inaugural Beef Bowl over Northeastern Oklahoma last November. Testimony continued Thursday morning for the second day in Finney County District Court surrounding the suit filed by Carl and Cleo Nordstrum. They're seeking $110,000 in damages and the down payment of $90,000 they made on a 480-acre farm sold by John and Marilee Miller of Holcomb. The land, valued at $480,000, would be worth $400 and acre today, Nordstrum testified. The "Nordstrums testified that they liquidated their holdings in Broomfield, Colo., to make the down payment on the farm. Thursday morning, Nordstrum told Miller's attorney Ray Calihan that he hadn't made the first of 15 • annual installments on the land due Jan. 5, 1977. "So, you're in default in payment of this contract," Calihan asked. "Yea, I'm broke," replied Nordstrum. Nordstrum also told Calihan he didn't make an independent investigation about the land and groundwater capabilities. Instead, he testified, he relied on information provided by Miller and representatives of Legere Auction and Realty. The Nordstrums testified that a Legere representative from Longmont, Colo., told them the water supply would last 100 years. They testified that three months after they purchased the farm in March 1976, 12 miles north of Holcomb, the irrigation wells went dry. A separate well serving the farmhouse is dry during Juco to Study Dorm Food Setup Officials at Garden City Communily College plan lo begin a study lo determine whether the college should provide food service at Ihe dormilory. Since the dormitory was opened in 1969, the meal service for students has been contracted wilh professional firms. The sludy was prompted by a requesl from Ihe presenl contractor Prophet Foods, to increase Ihe cosl per sludent next semester nine cents per Like Father Like Son? ,. .Not Quite ROSE, N.Y. (AP) - Robert Wilson tried to follow in his father's footsteps, but voters didn't let him — they re-elected his father, William, to a third four-year term as town justice of Rose. "I don't like to say that I was running against my father," Robert said after his 526-398 defeat in Tuesday's election in this rural community east of Rochester near Lake Ontario. "I prefer to say that we were campaigning for the same office." Robert, a 29-year-old Democrat making his first bid for office, hoped to unseat his 53-year-old Republican father from the $l,500-a-year justice job, which consists mainly of ruling on traffic violations and small claims cases. "It's not a very popular office," the loser said Wednesday. William Wilson didn't sound very excited aboul his victory when contacted at his home Tuesday night. "I didn't even know anything about it until a reporter just now called me and told me I'd won," he said. "Neither one of us did any campaigning, we've been too busy." What they were busy with was harvesting the corn and other crops they grow on their 650-acre farm. Young Wilson said his father was anxious to get all the farming chores done before the snow falls and he goes to Florida for Iwo or three months. In facl, Ihe elder Wilson's annual Florida vacalion became an issue in Ihe campaign, wilh Robert arguing lhal Ihe incumbent should not abandon his post for so long. The other town justice handles the caseload when his father is out of town, young Wilson said. The way Robert tells it, he got into Ihe race almost by accident. He said he wanted to run for a seat on Ihe town council, but the Democrats already had a candidate for lhal post and none for justice. "I wanted to get started in polilics, and nobody else in the party was going to run," Wilson said. He said he plans to run for office again. Jean Wilson, wife of the winner and mother of Ihe loser, lefl no doubt who her vote wenl to. Said Mrs. Wilson, a staunch Republican and a commissioner on the counly board of elections: "Bob may be my son, but he's not my candidate." day to $3.18. Lasl spring, Iruslees and Prophel Foods negotiated a contract for the 1977-78 school year bul Prophel represen- talives said Ihey needed Ihe increase because of a new minimum wage bill which goes into effect Jan. 1. To help pay for increased food service costs and olher dormilory expenses, Trustees increased the student dor- milory charge from $1,100 lo $1,250 effeclive Ihis fall. Truslees Bob Kissick said the food service company should have been aware of Ihe proposed minimum wage law when Ihe conlracl was negoialed lasl spring. Trustee John Osborne. recommended that Ihey sludy Ihe feasibilily of operaling Iheir own service. "I'll go along wilh Ihis bul I'll make a push lo set up our own food service program. They'll be coming around in March or April and I want lo guarantee you Ihey'11 be asking for a 6, 8 or 10 percenl increase," Osborne said. Presidenl Tom Saffell said Ihe charge mighl remain Ihe same because the new 112- sludenl dormitory will be open nexl fall, possibly lowering food cosls because of a larger quantity. He also said that Colby Communily College, which operates its own food service, earns about $15,000 annually. summer months and Ihe Nordstrums have been hauling water from Holcomb and doing Iheir laundry in town. After the two irrigalion wells wenl dry, Nordslrum said, a well driller lold him he doubted it would do any good to drill another well. They also testified they didn't learn unlil after Ihe wells went dry thai the water- bearing formation under the area isn'l like most sand and gravel formations found in Soulhwest Kansas. Wednesday, a geologist and well driller testified the water bearing formalion is a "crack system". Wells drilled in Ihe area may be dry wilhin Ihe year," the driller teslified. Orville Anstaett, Lawrence Miller, Madeline Wilson, Charles Palkowitsh, and Orville Anstaetl. Sentencing Rescheduled WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sentencing has been scheduled for Nov. 18 for a Wichita woman who was found guilty Wednesday on a reduced charge of second- degree murder in the Aug. 20 slabbing dealh of her husband. Easier Randle, 48, pleaded no contest in Sedgwick County Dislricl Courl after Ihe charge was reduced from first-degree murder. deaths 0. R. Gracy HUGOTON—Orville Roscoe (O.R.) Gracy, 76, died Tuesday at his home in Hugoton. He was the father of Orvileta West, 1702 Janice Lane, Garden City. He was born June 19,1901, in Wheeler Counly, -Texas and married Fern Mae Crane Feb. 15,1930, al Liberal. She died in 1968. Mr. Gracy was a relired district superintendent for Panhandle Eastern and a member of Ihe United Methodist Church, Hugolon. Additional survivors include a son, another daughter, a sister, a brother, nine grandchildren, five great- grandchildren and five great- great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, Ihe Rev. Wesley Davis officiating. Burial will be in Hugolon Cemetery. Phillips Funeral Home in Hugoton is in charge of arrangements. Arlo R. Skinner Former resident of the Kalvesla area, Arlo R. Skinner, 52, died Tuesday in Lincoln, Neb. He was born Nov. 22, 1925, and married Erma Brown Dec. 19, 1947. He lived and farmed in Ihe Kalvesla area in Ihe late 1940s and was later moved to Lincoln, Neb., where he was a relired mail carrier. Survivors include Ihe widow; Iwo sons, Rodney, Lawton, Okla., and Alberl R., 407 W. Emerson; a daughter, Mrs. John (Theresa) Hale, Springfield, Mo.; his parenls, Mr. and Mrs. Alva R. Skinner, Lincoln, Neb.; Iwo brolhers, John, Lincoln, Neb., and Alden, 906 E. Thompson; and five grandchildren. Funeral will be Friday al Melcalf Morluary in Lincoln. LIVE EVERY NITE GRAIN BIN "TALISMEN" 9:00 to 1:00 4,

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