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Churchmen i Back Civil Rights Plan WASHINGTON (API -1 Throe churchmen representing Protestant, Catholic and Jewish groups told Congres s today that segregation is immoral and "racism is blasphemy against God.' 1 Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, spokesman for the trio, told a House Judiciary subcommittee in prepared testimony that "w e are in the midst of a social revolution. Please God if will remain a social revolution and not degenerate into civil chaos." He urged Congress to act now to pass President Kennedy's civil rights program. Dr. Blake, chief executive of- garden— ing,. . with the editor U was three weeks ago when Elihu Allman announced that we were due for some rain the early part of this week. Well, downtown Garden City got a good shower shortly before 8 a.m. this morning. The gutters were running with a good flow of water. But other parts of the city had only a sprinkle. All the official forecasters could come up with for today was "dry and hot." But they apparently forgot Elihu's long- range prediction. He also sees some rain for next week, whch should be the start of the August rains — which make the milo crop if they arrive. And don't forget to get your turnips in by the 25th of July, wet or dry. * * * Want an all-exjpense paid trip to Colorado? Such an offer has been made here by Bob Townsend, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 108 sponsored by the First Methodist ' '" 17 or 18 leave Sun- Ohurch. 'There are Scouts scheduled to day a week's stay at Camp Alexander at Lake George, Colo., and another adult sponsor is desperately needed. Ed Wiebe will be going, but a second man is required. So contact Bob Townsend at 6-5121 if you can help out. * * * Nothing like a salary raise as a birthday present. It just. happened that way for City Manager Deane Wiley today. It was time for the City Commission to review his salary, and they decided to grant an increase. And today is Deane's birthday. When informed of the action (he was out of the room at the time) Deane said that his wife and two children also would be thankful. It happened this morning for about the firsts time — we think. Mayor Jim Sloan, conducting the Commission session, reached in his drawer, pulled out his gavel, and rapped on the table This wasn't to call the meeting to order, but to ask for silence when a couple of fellows in the audience got ito talking between themselves. We happen to know that Jim saw the movie at the State The aler last night where Rock Hudson got tough as a SAC com mander, and the mayor wanted to show his authority this morn ing. | ficer of the United Presbyterian ! Church who was arrested earlier I this month in a Maryland anti! segregation demonstration, ap- i peared with the Rev. John F. i Cronin, an official of the Nation. al Catholic Welfare Conference. j and Rabbi Irwin M. Blank of the I Synagogue Council of America. I The subcommittee was one of j three congressional groups hear! ing testimony today favoring the 1 President's broad program to out- i law segregation in all major areas of public life. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy in his fourth trip to Congress in behalf of th e legislation, went before the Senate Judiciary Committee where he faced a hostile au- of Southern senators headed by Chairman James 0. Eastland, D-Miss. Erwin N, Griswold, member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and dean of the Harvard Law School, told the Senate Commerce Committee in prepared testimony that the administration bill to outlaw segregation in public accommodations i s "the most important issue facing this Congress." Griswold said widespread dem onstrations stemming from the denial to Negroes of access to restaurants, hotels and other places of public accommodations has challenged our ability to govern ourselves through the peaceful and orderly processes of law." The thre e religious leaders will testify before two other committees Thursday. 'Rep. Emantiel Celler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and its Civil Rights subcommittee, is finding it hard to bring the hearings to a close. They began May 8 and Celler had announced his hopes of ending them this week. But the hopes have gone glimmering. He disclosed Tuesday that he has been forced to extend them at least until Aug. 2 to accommodate prospective witnesses. Celler, who has insisted he will not put up with any delaying tac tics by opponents of the legislation, indicated this will be the final extension. He has predicted his committee' will have a bill ready for the House floor by La bor Day. Italian History Made ROME (AP)—A woman presided over the Chamber of Deputies today for the first time in the history of the Italian Parliament. She was Maria Lisa Cinciari, a Communist and a vice president of the chamber. Giuseppe Codac ci Pisanelli, a Christian Democrat and president of the lower house was absent. Garden Sass Gus Garden wonders if science will ever find a way to shorten the distance between pay days. The Weather Partly cloudy and not quite so hot with light variable winds through Thursday. A few widely scattered nlghttim e thunderstorms. Highs around 100. Lows near 70. Sunrise 5:30 Sunset 8:12 Max. Min. free. Akron 35 63 .02 Dodge City 103 75 Emporia 103 69 GARDEN CITY 104 78 Goodland 102 66 .22 Hill City 104 72 Ln Junta 10H 67 .13 Russell 106 78 Salina 101 76 Topeka 101 74 Wichita 103 76 .. Garden City Telegram Vol. 34 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67846, WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 1963 7c A Copy 12 No. 223 LETTERS in opposition to changing city .ordinance to permit dancing in taverns here are looked over by City Commissioners, from left, Morris Jones, Jim Sloan, and Jim Cowgill. Tavern Dance Request Denied by Commission There will be no dancing in Garden City taverns — at least not legally Oj- in tihe near future. City Commissioners this morning by a 2 to 1 decision, voted against changing the present ordinance which prohibits dancing where -cereal malt beverages are sold. Commissioner Morris Jones made the motion to deny the re- ordinance change Jim Sloan sec- quest for the and Mayor ended it. Cormmissioner Jim Cowgill voted no. This action came at the close of the session. Discussion, with several visitors to the session taking part, came at the opening of the meeting. Both those in favor and those opposed expressed views. Harrison Smith, attorney representing Park Inn tavern owner Al Brungardt who sought the ordinance--change, mission he had told the checked com- with with Dodge City, which permits dancing, and was told the Cowboy Capital had "no particular police problem" due to the dancing. Many letters and petitions were received by the Commission in opposition to the change. Brungardt asked that the petitions be "thrown out", adding that the city manager had told him that such things were of no value. City Manager Deane Wiley denied saying this, and Mayo r Sloan pointed out that while individual letters or calls carried more weight, the Commission could not disregard petitions. Brungardt said he could have had plenty of names on a petilion in favor of the dancing. As at the last meeting, some residents near the Park Inn appeared to object on the basis of a noise and nuisance problem they feel it would create in the area. Smith, obviously referring to the request by the pastor of the First Methodist Church for his members to write the Commission in opposition to the ordin^ ance change, said he didn't be lieve the objections were repre sentative of the community. This brough a reply from Lynn Russell, local citizen who said the letters represented "quite a number of churches." He also added if'any one person wns responsible, he would be it. "I stirred it up and I'm a member of the Christian Church," he added, and said he had contacted' ministers and others in other churches. Claude Wright, also speaking as a citizen, pointed to the experience Holcomb had years ago with a "public dance connected with an easy source of liquor." "It wns a hnppy hunting ground for drunks and loose women," he said, and added: "Why we should entrust the recreation of our young people to a beer seller is ipast what we are supposed to do." Among those speaking in favor of the ordinance change was Ed Rutter, who recently moved here from Dodge City where he said that the mixing of dancing and drinking presented no problem, and termed opposition to putting the two together as "petty." Sloan thanked those .who came in regard to the issue, and said the Commission would mnke n Use of Library Building As Civic Center Proposed Big Crowd at Judging Affair One of the largest turn-outs in several years participated in Tuesday's county-wide 4-H livestock judging contest. Kenneth Fromm, county agricultural agent, said some 50 4-H'ers and several adults attended. Farms visited and classes judged at them were: Gene Sloan, two classes of An gu s heifers and one class of market hogs; Darryl Goss, with stock furnished by Larry Goss, Angus fat steers; Ancil DeRe- mus, fat lambs and rams; Henry Geisaking, Hampshire breeding gilts; and C. F, McGraw, Quar terhorses. iecision later in the meeting. He brought it up agnin near the close of the session, nnd asked each commissioner for his opinion. Cowgill said he felt the issue wasn't one of dancing but goes back to that of 3.2 beer, and that a lot of the loiters wouldn't mve been received if someone hndn't agitated against it. "The letters give the impros sion we nrc denting with kids 14 to 17. This isn't true, we nre dealing wilh adulls," he slated. He also said he felt, the present ordinance is uninforcible and dis criminates, pointing out thnl the persons who go to beer tnvcrns have just ns much right to dance as those in private clubs where drinking and dancing is carried out. Jones said he would "be for the establishment of nn oi'din ance which wns for the good o the town, but no one hns proven to me this would be an asset to Garden City." He said he had suggested to one of the proponents of the or clinance change that it be put up to a vote of the people, nnd this person, whom he didn't name said he didn't think it would car ry. "If the majority nre ngainst it then how could it be a good thing for the town?" Jones asked. Mayor Sloan said he didn't fee Garden City was ready for danc ing in taverns, and thai it would poso considerable problems to the law enforcement agencies He laler said he didn't think the atmosphere in most beer halls was right for dancing. Solon Asks Rails To Delay 30 Days On Proposed Rules Judging First Event at Lane County Fair DIOIITON - Lnn P C o 11 n I y 4-H'ers were tip nnd nt 'cm cnrly this morniiiR, grooming swine projects nnd getting various ex- libits In plnoe. Swine classes were judged nt ( a.m. today, the kick-off event of the Lnn c County Fair. The fair continues Thursday nnd Friday. , Judging of crops, horticulture and home economics projects ns well ns booth exhibits began at a.m. followed at 10 a.m. by sheep classes. Tills afternoon was to nave seen n full slnto of activity. Home, economics judging tcnma competed for (op plnclntfs. The 4-H food snlc was to have been nt 4:30 p.m. Tonight's events — parade starting nt G:30, from downtwon Dlghton to the fairgrounds; nnd n 7:30 performance by the Lnne County Bnnd. Al 8 p.m., McComba nnd Sons will present thrills nnd spills n'plenty ns the first hnlf of the rodeo is run. Knren Atterberry nnd Doug Fuller will perform trick riding stunts tonight, nnd during Thursday's nighl-tlmc ro deo. Clear skies nnd plcntv of sun shine made for Ideal fair weather. The Dudley cnrnivn' has been set up on the fairgrounds nnd hundreds of Lnnc nnd area county residents were on hand to sec the vnrloug n« tivities nnd participate in tho fun A dnnce. following the rodeo will conclude the first day o activity. Judging results and picture.' will npponr in a future edition of the Telegrnm. U. S. Emibassy Building Confiscated in Cuba HAVANA (AP)—The Cuban gov eminent toclny ordered confisca lion of th(! American Embassy building in Havana and all its contents. A decree issued shortly after midnight said the move WHS in retaliation for tho freezing of Cub nn nssols in the United Slates earlier this month. ,-lThe building has been In tlu cnre of Ihc Swiss since U.S.-Cuban tliplomatic relations were broken. WASHINGTON (AP) — Chnirmen Oren Harris, D- Ark., of the House Commerce Committee, asked the nation's railroads today to hold up for nnother 30 days the new work rules they propone to put into effect at 12:0i a.m. Tuesday. He said Conjrrosa could not enact; legislation to avert A strike by that time. Harris asked for an answer within 2<\ hours. He ndclrosad his request to Daniel P. Loomis, president of the Association-of American Railroads, aa Harris' committee opened hearings on President Kennedy's plati to have the Interstate Commerce Commission consider work rules for train crewmen. Loomls said he couldn't give a yes or no answer but Hint the railroads would consider tlhe appeal. Hallrontl mnnngemont hns endorsed the Kennedy proposal to put. the controversy before the ICC, but. there is union opposition. H.E. Gilbert, hond of tho Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen nnd Englncmon, told n news conference In St. Louis this morning that the five unions Involved are all opposed. ( "Such action would set tho In- terstnlo commerce commission up ns a labor court," he snld. 'This would bo only Ihc first stop. Wo would wind up with labor courts throughout tho country. I've soon labor courts In notion, They are not n good thing," A spokesman hero for tho flvo brotherhoods told newsmen ho doubted there would ho nny formal group statement on the Kennedy proposal until unloa representatives testify before senate nnd house committees. Loomls wont on to say another postponement would rnln off more of "tho life blood of nn nnomlc industry." "We've already been delayed and this hns continued for some four ycnrs," Loomlg snld. The railroads contend thn forced employment of unnoces snry workers Is costing them mil lions of dollars a year. Secretary of Labor W. Willlnn Wirtz, leadoff witness for the ad ministration plan, sal puffing on his pipe as the chairman and the nillroml official had their ex change. Harris said he asked the rail roucls to postpone for 30 dnys tholr new, manpower trlmmiiif work rules to avert « national wnlkoiit. Hnil unions have said they will strike the minute' the rules flro Imposed. Harris said ho did not consider tho request imrcu.sonnblc ant hoped the railroad would along. Loomis said the railroad's have hnen trying to negotiate u work rules settlement for ycnrs ami charged they are still being Use of the present library building as a Civic Center again was proposed to the City Commission today. Bob Wrfeht, member of the Recreation Commission, submitted some sketches of some exterior and interior changes which they believe woiild make the building adequate for the Civic Center. Al present, the Center is located on rental property and the move is being sought to save this rental cost. The library is to he moved in the near future to the former post office building at 7th and Chestnut which was acquired by the city for library use. The Commission instructed Wiley to advise the school board of the recreation Commission's proposal, and to ask the board for. its opinion on the best use of the building. Wright said his group would be willing to meet with the school board. School officials at one time had considered the building to house administrative offices now scattered over the city in various school structures. However, since then the board has discussed the use of the old Jones Grade School building, just vacated by the junior college, as an office site. Another building matter was brought to the Commission today by the Finney County His However, no decision has beenjtorical Society. President A. M. made on the present library slmctuie at Main and Cedar. Mavor Jim Sloan told Wright Fleming said the Society is ready to let contracts on a museum building to be erected in Fin- that future use of it must be de- i nup Park just north of the Hos- of how the' most value tided on the basis buildmg can be of U) UV i'it\ ... . . Citv Manager Deane Wiley pointed out that the city a s a moral responsibility to the school pitality House. He said a L-shaped, steel building is planned, which would cost about $16,500. and the money is available. However, city officials pointed tality House. It wa s board on the building's use, since | out that the structure must meet : - ---'-=- ' : ~ -- 1 ....... <— '« » the sAooU backed the city getting the old post office. in certain fire code requirements if the built adjacent to the Hospi- that the Society submit its plans to the Planning Commission which would make recommendations. Commissioners all voiced approval of locating the museum in the park, only that the fire regulations must be met. In other action this morning, the Commission: 1 — Granted the Mental Health Center additional space for its operations in Carclcndale. Z — Instructed the city attorney to draw up a lease agreement with Bob Calhoun, operator of an aerial spraying service, at the municipal airport for construction of a private hangar — to be completed pending approval of both parties, and the Federal Aviation Agency. 3 — Approved a contract with P. L. Dale foi curb and gutter of Jan, Fleming, Anderson, Laurel and Chestnut streets in the east part 01 the city 4 — Granted a $500 yearly raise to the c'.t> manager, effective Aug. 1, putting his salary ut $10,500. 5 — Hired Ed Lewis, CPA, for the city audit for 1963. The top 10 4-H'ers were: Virl Brown, first, Happy Hustlers, 446 points; Jerry Bur gardt, second, Go Getlers, 443; Larry Goss, third Happy Hustlers, 442; Teresa Daniels, fourth, Pawnee Indians, 433; Larry Oeding, fifth, St. Mary's Allies, 431; Norman Erkie, sixth, Pawnee Indians, 430; Ronnie Phipps, seventh, Pawnee Indians, 428; Karen VenJohn, eighth, Go Getters, resolved 1426; Sammy Hands and TUckie Hibler tied fo r ninth, both are Wide Awake members, 423; and Robert Harsh, tenth, Sherlock Strivers, 422. A total of 500 points were possible. Fromm said a judging team will be selected from the top ten 4-H'ers to participate in the livestock judging at the Hutchinson State Fair in September. Young Hobby Club Winners Announced Another group of Young Hobby Club local pri/e winners was announced today by Cappy Dick, author of the series which appears daily in the Telegram. Receiving miniature tools will be Stephanie Boles, 305 Davis; Maria Holmes, 308 Davis; Phyllis Schiffelbein. Holeomb; a n d Debra Warrington. Modoc. They arc winners of the July 10 draw- a-face contest, and will receive prizes by mail within a short time. Another weekly contest appears on Pa'^e U of today's Telegram. QUICK COOLER — Construction worker, Gary Jonet, 211 N. 3rd, findj A ho»» method to beat siziling lummer waather. quick forced to mnke unnecessary payments for work not performed. Loomts snld that has "becoma ntolornhlo under present conditions." Harris said that "after four yearn of discussions the work rules hassle was brought to the lit I rut Ion of Congress only day be- foro yastcKlny." Harris said it will take tim« 'or Congress to consider puroper- ly the "intriguing and unique proposal" President Kennedy haj made. Harris' plea was part of mounting congressional pressure for the railroads to delay putting In Uia new work rules. Senate Republican Loader Everett M. Dlrkson drafted a resolution aimed at keeping the train* running until Congress has tlmo to act. And various legislators of both purllos voiced appeals that the railroad s hold off on new work rules which a carriers' spokesman said Tuesday would go Into effect at one minute after midnight next Tuesday as planned. Tho flvo on-traln unions have said 1 n fho past they wilt slaflo n massive walkout tho moment the now rules—which would eliminate thousands of jobs—are posted. Two congressional committees worked at full throttle on President Kennedy's recommendations for settling the dispute. But thoro wot'i) many doubts tho measure could roach the White House for Kennedy'!] signature in time to beat the deadline. One hope wns, however, that tlii! railroad*)' announcement of Miclr intention to go ahead with the work rules 'was almod at keeping Congress hurd at work on (JiQ bill and that they would postpone tho action before tlmo ran out. Rnllroad officials go before the Senate Commerce Committee today to voiice thulr support for Kennedy's formula for handling Iho dispute. Many committee members who Indirectly called on the carriers Tuesday to give Congress mor« lime to act thus wll] get a chance to mako their appeal directly. Tim House Commerce Committee begins 11 H consideration of tho administration proposal by hour- Invf Secretary of Labor W. WU« lard Wlrtx who testified Tuesday before tho Senate group. On* Senate source said Ihc railroad brotherhoods have already luiinchod a campaign aguinsl the bill, which calls for putting the dispute inlo Uu> hands of the Interstate Commerce Commission. Mercury Hits 104 Degrees Garden City sat alop a broiler Tuesday afternoon. Tempera lure here peaked officially at a sizzling: 104 degrees. Thnl wus al the airport 10 mllep c;isl of town, official weather- reporting station. Th« mercury stayed at that level for four differcnl hourly readings: 3 p.m. through 8 p.m. Tuesday's reading matched th« year's high at the airport. A similar 101 hud been recorded Sunday afternoon. This morning's low reading was 75 degrees. By U a.m. the murcury hud climbed back to 90 degrees. A brief shower this morning cooled off the area. The airport gaged .07 of one inch. The waterworks at llth and Santa F'e measured .08. Only a trace was recorded at the Kansas State University agriculture experiment slation norlheast of town. Dodge City registered 103 degrees Tuesday. High for the Klute was 112 at Fredonia. It was Kansas' highest reading sincii another 112 at Syracuse on July 2S, I960. Tuesday was the first time that all regular daily wealher reporting .stations in Kansas had tenv peratures of 100 or mor« 4e» gree*.

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