Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 23, 1963 · Page 1
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Garden City Telegram 1 p.m. T«mp«f6tiif« 96 Volume 34 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67846, TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1763 7c a Copy 10 f»g*t No. 222 In Time for School Telearram Photo Work Is under way at Georgia Matthews Elementary School where two additional classrooms are being constructed. The 2-room all-metal addition, which will be separate from the present building, will house two sixth grades this fall. Outline for the concrete base of the building Is shown in th-a background as George Bates, left, and A. F. Gallon, look .over plans. Murdock Steel and Engineering, Inc. is the contractor. garden— ing,.. with the editor Garden Citians probably fail to realize how fortunate they are to have a municipally-owned electrical department. „ We were reminded last night when we heard City Manager Deane Wiley tell the City Commission that last year the electrical department furnished 724,544 kilowatts of free service to the community. Based on the residential rate, this amounted to approximately $22,000. Where does this free "juice" go? A majority to the city's street lights and "white way" in the downtwon area. Some city departments also get free current, but the city hall, sewer lifts, police radio, Gardendale, and airport pay out of their accounts, Current without charge also is provided to four Scout houses over the city, to the ball fields in Finnup Park, as well as the tennis courts and swimming pool, and to the high school football stadium. (The stadium, however, will be metered.) Also, the library and Civic Center are provided with power. * * * After hearing of the demands on our electrical department we Lane County Fair First in Southwest DIGHTON — The Lane County Fair will start here tomorrow. The three-clay event will be staged at the fairgrounds west of town. The Dudley Carnival, will be at the fairgrounds all t.h r e e days. Raymond Ely and Elmer Bryant, fair board officials, said Lonzo and Oscar of the Grand Ole Opry from Nashville, Tenn., and Johnnie Lee Wills and Kathy Perry will be featured at Friday night's performance. Swine judging will be the kickoff 4-H event. It is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Wednesday, followed by sheep judging at 10 a.m. The home economics judging contest will stare at 2 p.m. and the 4-H food sale will begin at 4:30 p.m. * * * Lane Has 130 In 4-H Clubs DIGHTON — Lane County boasts some 130 4-H Club members. Visitors to the Lane County Fair Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, will see exhibits of their projects. Much of the judgbing will be completed the first day, with the remainder of the projects to be judged Thursday. The 4-H'ers are of five clubs. They are the Goldiggerj at Digh- were somewhat ashamed of tak- ion; Sunflowers of Healy; the ing a poke at the city in today's Aggies of Amy; Jayhawkers of •ditorial (Page 4) for not keeping I Shields and Eager Beavers of •are of the grass at the new the Springs Creek .community. jleclrical substation on N. 3rd. We know that the electrical workers have more urgent chores ;han cutting grass or weeds. But it's still a job that needs to be done — by someone. Daily electrical demand has now topped the 9,000 KW mark for a new peak, and the new city plant, just completed last year, is approaching the capacity mark, something which ] John Robinson is the Lane County agent. Four-H'ers receiving purple or top blue ribbons at the county fair will be allowed to enter their projects in the state fair at Hutchinson in September. Garden Sass It must be hot, even Gus Gar- A parade is slated for 6:30 p.m. It will travel from downtown Digihtoji to the fairgrounds. The Lane County Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., followed at 8 by the McCombs and sons rodeo. Karen Atterberry and Doug Fuller will present trick riding Wednesday and Thursday evenings during the rodeo. Various other 4-H exhibits will be judged Thursday. They include dairy, beef and colts at 9 a.m., and poultry and rabbit judging at 10 a.m. The 4-H style revue and best groomed boy contest is set for 2 p.m. Thursday. Members will present their 4-H livestock in parade at 7:30 p.m. Final day of the fair will see a 4-H judging contest start at 9 a.m., followed in the afternoon by the livestock sale. A good-sized crowd is expected to attend Lonzo and Oscar's performance at 8 p.m. This will be tlie final event of the fair. ' Lane County is the first to stage its fair thi s year. Next in line will be Scott County on Aug. 6, 7 and 8 followed by Hamilton County Aug. 7 through 10. Unpaid Taxes Now Delinquent All unpaid 1962 real estate taxes are now delinquent. County Treasurer Bonnie Zirkel said a list of the delinquent taxpayers will be published in Airline Service Slash Possible A possible loss of airline service to Garden City loomed today following a report that the Civil Aeronautic s Board plans to effect drastic reductions in local airline subsidies. A Wichita Eagle story yesterday said that the cut could mean loss of service to Goodland, Hays, Great Bend, Dodge City and Garden City, as well as some Oklahoma cities. The still-confidential report i s said to be nearing completion in Washington for submission to President Kennedy. Garden City is served by Central Airlines, with one easfcbound and one westbound flight daily. Actress Is Sued For$l Million NEW YORK (AP)—Actress Arlene Francis has been sued for $1 million by a Brooklyn man whose wife was killed in an auto accident. The suit, filed In State Supreme Court Monday by Joseph Arcos, 34, charged negligence. Mrs. Rose Arcos, 34, died in the May 26 collision on Long Island. Arcos and three others in his car were injured. ProposedCityBudgetShows Slight Decrease in Tax Levy Nuclear Treaty Finished MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Union, Britain and the United States apparently completed work today on a treaty banning nuclear tests in the air, outer space and under water. They may initial it Wednesday. AH the experts walked out of the Spiridonovka Palace in mid- WonTUnife With Fascist ia: Nasser Syr CAIRO (AP)—President Carnal Abdel Nasser says Egypt, Iraq and Syria cannot unite as long an the Ea'ath Socialist party rules Syria. Denouncing the Syrian regime a g fascist, Nasser declared Monday night: "There cannot possibly be any alliance with fascism based on deception and treason. We want democratic unity, Hot the unity of a Ba'athlst prison." Iraq also has a Ba'athlst government, but Nasser apparently left tlie door open for cooperation with it. He and the Syrian Ba'athists •have been/at odd* since the short- lived union of Egypt and Syria of 1958-G1. The three nations agreed, In April to form a new United Arab Republic on Sept. 17 with Nasser a s transitional president. But Nasser's plans to submerge the Syrian Ba'athists in his own one-party system were torpedoed wlvcn they purged his supporters from positions of power in the Syrian army and government. Th e Syrian regime last Thursday quelled a coup attempt lyy roundup of pro-Nasser elements. Nasser supporters and launched a cutcd. Nasser spoke to about 200.000 Egyptians jammed into Cairo's Gumhurriya Square on the eve of the llth anniversary of the revolution that overthrew King Farouk. Nasser said the unity agreement no longer is binding "so far as the (Syrian) Ba'athist fascist government is concerned." But he said he still considers it binding on the Syrian people. He added that his attack was directed at the party leadership, not at the "good elements who remain in the party." He called Syrian Premier Salah Bitar immoral and Ba'ath party theoretician Michel Aflak a man "who keeps saying "I m«an I mean. I mean'—and who means nothing." He accused Bitar of "attempting to kill conscience and honor. 1 ' afternoon and were reported to have completed their work on the treaty. The delegation chiefs—U.S. Un- derRecrctary of State W. Averall Harriman, Lord Hallsham of Britain and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko—lingered a while to discing other matters on which the Russians are necking action at this time. These Include primarily a non- aggression agreement between tho North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Communist Warsaw Pact powers. There were strong indications that even this hurdle had been surmounted. U.S., British and Soviet negotiators worked overtime Monday to prepare the test ban accord for initialing thl s week. Only a few words reportedly remained to be agreed upon. Units* Khruihehtv insists on a package deal, the three powers should complete tho test ban treaty today or Wednesday, Western sources said. The chief U.S. negotiator, W. Averell Harriman, has no authority to negotiate a nonagigression pact, President Kennedy was reported considering an attempt to drum tip congressional support for the test ban agreement by sending lending members of Congress to Moscow for tho signing. The unpoliccd ban on nuclear tests In the atmosphere, in space and under wate r must win Senate approval by at least a two-thirds majority If it l s to become binding on the United States. White House press secretary Pierre* Salinger declined comment on th c reported plan to send a congressional delenatlon to Moscow. But Sen. Bourke Hickenlooper of Iowa, ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he heard of the plan sometime ago. He said ho didn't think the trip was neces sary. Harriman, Britain's Lord Hail sham, and Soviet Foreign Minis ter Andrei A. Gromyko met alone for an extra hour Monday, niak ing their session the longest since negotiations began here July 15. It was understood they discussed Khrushchev's proposals for a nonaggression pact between the NATO Allies and East Kuropean Communist State,, and for international inspections on the ground to guard against surprise attacks, A communique said only that "further progress" was mad|> on the tost ban treaty and "exchanges of views also continued on other matters of mutual Interest." Periodically for three weeks Khrushchev has linked tJie non- aggression pact to the test ban treaty, but never in terms of an iron'boiitid package deal. A sliprlit dec-venae in the city's 196-1 tux levy was posed Inst night by the City Commission. ;, In R special budget session, tho governing body adopted a proposed budget culling for n 22.9! mill levy — down slightly from this year's 28-mlll levy. ' > Thanks to a large cash carryover and a growth of nefli'- ly $1 million in the city's valuation, the budget slice WHS pusfliple. Despite (lie slight tmx drop, the proposed budget calls for general operatiion exponditure« of $549,53fC.--. up more than $150,000 from this year's estimated $381,600. Big reason behind thc sizable increase in expenditures proposed for 1964 Is tho Main and Fulton Street programs, for which $91,oai,02 is designated. Carried- over for street Improvement will bo $55,000. Work is expected to start on tho Main and Fulton resurfacing and storm drainage project later 'this year. Also boosting next year's proposed expenditures is an added amount of nearly $80,000 added to tho police department for four additional men and another patrol cnr and equipment. Hearing on tho proposed UK!4 budget Is set for Wednesday, August 14, at 8:30 a.m. In thc City Hall. The budget will bo published in detail In tho legal section of the Telegram late next week. Various Choirm< n Named United Fund Dates Are Set Finney County's annual United the Telegram three times during I 13. Fund campaign will start Sept. wasn't p r o j e c ted for several j den's dandelions are starting to years. wilt. the month of August. Mrs. Zirkel said notices were not sent out informing residents of their tax delinquencies. Names of persons paying delinquent real estate taxes before Aug. 1 will not appear on the tax list. Kansas Traffic Log TOPKKA (AP)—Kansa s traffic- death log: 24 hours to 9 a. m. Tuesday—1 July—38 1963—292 The opening date was announced to the United Fund board by the campaign chairman, Henry Hall, at a meeting last night at the Chamber of Commerence office- Hall said first letters will be sent to those contacted in the advance gifts section of the drive, and also to rural patrons on the opening day. Follow-up letter s will be mailed a week later. The drive chairman also announced those who will head up the various sections of the drive. Everett Miller, local insurance representative, will head thc advance gifts section._ Geor?o Puruell, retailer, will be in charge of the employe section whicn ;<< to open on Sept. 30. Jim Concannon Jr., who farms east of town and has a home in Garden City, is heading the rural section. Mrs. Mike Etrick, 815 N. 1st, is the chairman for the residential drive whim .1; .-'iheduled ?.<r Oct. 16. 17. and 18. Board members also will assist in the various sedkns of <he campaign, for a record goal of $47,4;)j 2h lia :1 been set. In ihu advance SVtts section, Leigh Perry, A. M. Fleming, dii'J Dr. J.M. Neumann are assigned. George Voth, Milton Thomas, and Floyd Handn .»e assigns! to the rural section; Dal e Glllan and Bill Brown to the employe division; a/vl Brown l.> the residential campaign. Agencies participating in the allocation of United Fund monies also are as^isncrt to fumlsti workers tor the various Heclbn*. AnsignmanU an 1 : Employe: tnjy geruts, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Health, USO, Salvation Am-.' Kansas Chiland Help- dren's Servee ing Hand at II imi> Residential: Red Cross, Logo- pedics, and {{;.' tcouts. Rural: CROP. Boy, 3 Months, Found Dead in Car at Dighfon Ctmmlsilontrt were In session for mi'ro than four hours last night, as City Manager Doanc Wiley gave them n thorough background of city development over the last eight years, and discussed future problems. The proposed over-all budget include* a recreation expenditure of more than $10,000 — taking advantage of th« now law passed by the last Legislature allowing Kansas cities to levy up to one additional mill for recreational programs. The previous limit had boon one mill. To meet the requirements of a budget submitted earlier by tho recreation commission, a levy of. only 1.103 mills will be needed —thanks to the Increased valuation, Anathtr inerttit under the general operating fund, whlcl was absorbed due to tlie caal carryover, Is in the planning de pnrtmcnt whore $9,000 is budget od compared to current year's expenditures of $1,700. Tlie additional amount Is to take care of tho city a expense In entering Into a 701 urban planning pro gram as recommended by the Garden City Chamber of Commerce. Federal funds also will be used In this project. This larger valuation — from $14,505,183 last year to $10,380,104 this year — also allowed a small or levy for the municipal bond which still will provide the group with the same amount of funds Bond and Interest levy also was dropped slighty — from 5.010 to 5.692. A breakdown of the proponed levy, with this year's figures for comparison: 1944 1943 12.088 12.000 (.346 1.445 ,IB6 .192 ,945 .945 Gen, Operating Library Band Recreation Airport Soc, Security Sower Improvement Noxious Wecdn Bond fc Int. TottU 1.100 .042 .545 1.000 .028 5.092 .540 1.000 .025 5.010 22.910 23.000 The Weather Fair, dry and hot through W«d ntsdty. Afttriwon highs 100 tnd hlghtr. Lows ntir 70. Southerly wind* 10 to 25 mlltt «n hour. fimidue 6:29 Buiim;! S:l't Max, Mill, I'rl-c. Akron ... . BH M ^ M!KC City 101 71 OAHDKN CITY (Joodlana Mill City I/a Junta Rusacll Hiillna Topclm WiulilU WJi 1(M .... ioa 104 .... KH . 101 . . SB . 104 1't «» II!) 70 IK 71 72 74 .01 DIGHTON - A threo-mofrth- )ld Clinton, Iowa, child, Terry", iynn Pope, was found dead around noon Sunday and hlg"15- notith-old brother, Theodora" lonry Pope Jr., seriously tll,' v ''The body of tho Infant was dts- :overod by a passer-by who,no- iced the child lying In the back seat of an automobile. The car was parked In downtown Digh- .on. Tho mother, Mrs. Theodore Henry Pope, w«a Insld* « restaurant. Tho Popes are following th« Dudley carnival which Is In Dlgh- ton for tho Lime County Fair Wednesday^. Thur»day and Friday. '• Dlghton officials have placed tho infant's death at 11 a.m. Sunday. An autopsy was performed but tho results will not be available for several days. The other youngster Is In Lane County Hospital, reported In i«t- Isfactory condition. . As of this morning, no charges have beon filed. Funeral for Terry Lynn was Monday with burial In the Dlgh- ton Cemetery. Tho Rov. Clarence Born of tho Dlghton Lutheran Church officiated. The Nileg Bernard Funeral Homo was in charge. Terry Lynn was born April 4, (his year, in Tulsa, Okla. Letters Concern Dance Request More than 100 letters pertaining to a request to permit done- ing in local taverns will be pro- sented at tho regular City Commission meeting tomorrow. Tho session will start at 0 a.m. in the City Hall, A request to change tho present ordinance which forbids public dancing in establishments soiling corcal malt beverage's was made to tlie Commission early lust month, No action 'his icen taken ns yet, and the matter is on tomorrow's agenda under "old business." ' - Ntarly all tht letters fert written in opposition to th« change, and were written largely by local church members. Several ordinances authorizing street projects will b c introduced tomorrow, along with resolutions Issuing temporary notes to finance the improvements. Streets involved are in the oast part of town near the city limits where new housing IH under con. stniclion. Held from a recent special meeting is the question of tht method to follow in opening Davis Street south of Kansas to Pat's Drive. A representative of the Area Mental Health Center ia to be present to discuss additional housing needs at Gardendale. Demo Leaders Pleased with Prospect of JFK's Railroad Proposal WASHINGTON (AP) — Demo- :raUc congressional leaders talked over the railroad labor dispute situation with President Kennedy today and reported afterward that prospects look good, for Kennedy's legislative plan to avoid a strike, hi talking with newsmen after their weekly White House breakfast, however, the party chiefs steered clear of any predictions that Congress will complete action before 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. That is the hour at which the carriers liavt announced they will put controversial new manpower- cutting work rules into effect. The noncommital attitude of the Congress leaders on that point .strongly indicated that the administration still faces the job of achieving some sort of agreed de- Jay while Congress does its work. Tiie unions of on-train worketig say they will rtrike the minute the rule s are applied. Speaker John W. McOMormack of Massachusetts said every effort will be made in the House for "as speedy action as possible" on the presidential plan to refer the whole dispute over what the railroads call "featherbedding" to the Interstate Commerce Commission for binding judgment that would apply for at least two years. Sen. Mike Mansfield of Montana, Senate Democratic leader, s.iid hearings on the Kennedy plan will start this afternoon be- ft.'re the Senate Commerce Com- .nittee and acting Chairman John D. Pastore, D-R.I., is prepared for night sessions to speed action. The views state-1 by th e Demo- ciatic leaders tended to back up earlier indications of a cautiously toward the presidential plan. In effect, Kennedy asked Congress to block the railroads tVom instituting now rules, which would eliminate thousands of jobs, until they have been studied and approved by the ICC. The rules have been scheduled to go into effect next Monday. The five operating unions have said they will strike the minute they do. Republican leader Everett M. Dirksen helped put the President's recommendations on the track by joining with Democratic leader Mika Mansfield in sponsoring the legislation in the Senate. Saying "I do not expect a lot of trouble from this," Dirksen urged swift action, although he added the measure might have to undergo some changes. Kennedy, too, underscored the need for quick action. "This dispute," he said, "has reached the point 'where only prompt and effective congressional action can assure that serious injury to the public will be prevented." Congressional leaders, nevertheless, were unwilling to predict the legislation would b e passed before the Monday midnight deadline. The railroads have agreed to hold off on the new rules until then. The five operating unions nave agreed not to strike before tbeiv. Neither the unions nor the carriers have commented on Kennedy's proposals. The Senate Commerce Committee — already entangled with another piece of crisis legislation, the President', civil rights pro- gram—will be the first to lake up the raiK'jud measure. It planned to hold a morning hearing 04 the public occornmo- dations measure of the civil rights program, then in the afternoon hear Secretary of Labo r W. Willard Wirtz as the first witnesses for the rail emergency bill. The House Commerce Committee plans to start taking testimony Wednesday on the railroad measure, Both branches remained in session late to receive the President's message. He surprised many if not most of the members by suggesting th e hot potato be tossed to the ICC. His plan would delay a walkout by at least two years by obliging the railroads to submit the new work rules to the ICC for advance approval. The ICC would be given power to issue court-enforced interim orders deciding each point. The orders could remain in effect two years unless the parties reached an earliar agreement by voluntary bargaining. The bill i'relf >would expire after two years, but the possibility of a further extension i* mentioned in the text. Although the effect would be government forced settlement for the duration of each order, Wirt/. argued that the final aim is for bargained agreements In his 10-page special message, Kennedy said: "Unlike compulsory arbitration, this method would preserve and prefer collective bargaining and give precedence to its solutions." The companies contend the new rules are needed to cut costs and adjust the railroad industry to automation by eliminating job* tht carriers say are unnecessary and term feathurLedding. Hardest hit would be firemen on diesel freight troins. About 10,000 firemen's jobs would be eliminated at once, and thousands more would be erased by attrition in the future. The firemen and their four allied brotherhoods—the engineers, the conductors and brakemen, th» switchmen and the trainmen — have argued the jobs are necessary for safety. The firemen, switchmen and trainmen unions are AFL-CIO' the two others are independent The President was forced to call for new legislation because he has exhausted his author ty under existing law to delay the strike any longer, He told the Congress that x strike could "topple the economy into recession."^

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