Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 14, 1977 · Page 3
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Energy Committee Stumped by Rate Proposals Should Electric Bills Drop at Night? Garden City Telegram Monday, November 14, 1977 Page 3 WASHINGTON (AP) — A House-Senate conference committee trying to draft a national energy bill is tackling what could be one of its biggest stumbling blocks — electric rales. President Carter and the House say utilities should be required to charge less for electricity used during the night or at other off- peak times. The Senate disagrees. The committee handling non-lax parts of the energy program begins work today on resolving thai difference, with neither House nor Senate conferees indicating they are willing to yield much ground. A second conference unit handling energy taxes also was meeting today in its effort, fruitless so far, to reconcile the wide differences between chambers over energy taxes. The impasse over electric rales is so great that only intervenlion by Ihe presidenl may be able to help conferees settle on a compromise, said Rep. Philip R. Sharp, D-Ind. He said only active involvement by the While House may persuade Senate conferees thai they should go along with the some form of the House-passed bill forcing utilities to revise their rates. He said House conferees might agree to modify their plan somewhat to meet Senate objections, but that some such program would have lo be in the bill. But Sen. Bennett Johnston, D-La., who led the Senate fight, to ditch the president's electric rate-revision proposal, said, "Senate conferees are united on the issue, and nolhing has been brought oul lo make us change our mind." "I wouldn't want lo say lhal the Senate isn't going to compromise, but if Ihere is a compromise on this issue, I don't know where it is." Carler's energy plan would impose nalional slandards on rale-making by electric utilities: Basically, it would require utilities to sell electricity al rales that reflecl Ihe cosl of generaling il. Thus, ulililies would have lo end Ihe praclice of giving big industrial users large discounts. And Ihe adminslralion's program would also make eleclricily cheaper if il is consumed during Ihe nighl or al other times when demand is not as high as during peak hours. The House went further, voting to give the federal governmenl broad powers lo intervene in slate rate-making cases lo challenge and even overturn rales approved by stale utility regulatory agencies. The Senate rejecled the rate-overhaul plan enlirely, allhough il voled lo require slates to reduce electric rates of persons over age 62 by about 40 percent. And it voted to give the governmenl Ihe righl lo participate in stale eleclric rale-making proceedings, but only lo make recommendations. Senate leaders said they felt electric rate making should remain the province of state government and lhat the federal government should not try to dictate guidelines. "I disagree thai eleclric rale reform would save energy or is wise legislation," Johnston said. Wheal Milo Corn $2.30unchg $3.10unchg $1.97 unchg. (Prices at 12:30 p.m. today it Garden City Co-op.) 1 p.m. Stocks i The following price quotations are furnished lo ihe Telegram by Heinold .Securities, 276-3244). Allied Supplies 2'4 American Cyanamid 25 American Motors 3% American Brands 43% ARC 53»4 AT&T 60% Beech Aircraft 28 Bethlehem Steel 21 Boeing 28',4 Chrysler 14'/< Cities Service 51 '£ Colorado Interstate 19 a 4 Dillons 32 a j DuPont 119% Eastman Kodak 53% El Paso NG 17% Ford.....' 45'/4 General Electric 52% General Motors 66% Halliburton 62% IBM 259V4 International Harvester 29 </t International Paper 42 1 /* KNB 24% MTS 22'/4 National Distributor 22 Northern Natural , 40 PanEPL., , 44% Penney JC - 34%. Phillips Petroleum 29% Proctor Gamble 84 RCA 28% Santa Fe Industries 37'/s Sears 30V4 Sperry Rand 34% Standard Oil Indiana 48 Standard Oil New Jersey 48% Texaco 27% United State Steel 30% Westinghouse Electric 18V 4 Woolworth 19% DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p.m. was down 4.85 at 841.22. Mai * e to British Firemen Walk Off Jobs Garden City Sale Co. Receipts: 1,029 cattle Steer calf market was quite slow wilh most calves $1 to $2 lower. Good and choice steers sold from $42 lo $44.50 with a few up to $47. Medium steer and bull calves sold from $39 lo $41. Heavy weight steer calves sold readily from $41 to $43.50. Heifer calves sold readily from $32 to $35.25 with a few up to $37.90. No feeder steers in load lots available for a market tesl. Packages of feeding heifers sold from $33 lo $35.50. Cow market was $1.50 higher. Utility and commercial cows sold from $23 to $25.90. Canners and cutlers and stock cows sold from $20 to $22.50. Finney Woman Suffers Injury A Finney County woman was injured Sunday night in a two-car mishap at 4th and Fulton. Charlene Reeves, 29, Eminence Rt., was .taken by ambulance to St. Catherine Hospital where she was treated and released. Police said she was a passenger in a car driven by Arthur Reeves, 50, Eminence Rt. Officers said Reeves was easlbound on Fulton attempting a left lurn onlo 4lh when he collided wilh a weslbound car driven by Sleven Fine, 18, Holcomb. The accident occurred about 10:30 p.m. LONDON (AP) — Britain's firemen walked out of Iheir station houses loday in an unprecedented nalionwide slrike for more pay. Union leaders claimed Ihe aclion was nearly total. But Ihe firsl few hours of Ihe slrike broughl less lhan the normal number of emergency calls, and officials said a hastily trained backup force of servicemen and civilian volunteers was coping well. The slrike was Ihe most serious challenge so far of the Labor governmenl's deter- minalion lo mainlain ils 10 percenl, anti-inflation ceiling on annual wage increases, now in its third year. The firemen, whose weekly pay base averages $115, are demanding a 30 per cent increase. Richard Foggie, assistant general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, claimed nearly 100 percent of the nation's 43,000 firemen were supporting the strike, expected lo last at least a week. "It is solid," he said. "The British fire service is in limbo. We have only a handful of firemen showing reluctance to join the strike. This is a massive response." Bui officials in special fire conlrol cenlers around Ihe counlry said cilizens were ap- parenlly laking exlra precautions and lhal Ihere were relalively few emergency calls. Open House Tuesday Night For GCHS Parents, Patrons Members of the faculty of Garden City High School are hosting an open house Tuesday for parents and patrons of Unified School District 457. The event is planned in conjunction with American- Education Week. Open house will begin al 7:30 p.m. with the high school stage band, under direction of Bob Brock, providing 30 minutes of entertainment in Clifford Hope Auditorium. Following that will be a short explanation of the evening's schedule. Parents will then attend each of their student's second nine-weeks classes, with about 10 minutes for each class. Each instructor will introduce himself and explain briefly something about his course. There will be six minutes between classes to give the parent a realistic picture of the procedure which studenls encounter during each normal school day. After the parent has gone through the complete six-hour schedule of the second nine- weeks, there will be another 20 minutes for parents to move about and become acquainled wilh Iheir sludenls' leachers for Ihe remaining nine-weeks periods. During the course of the evening, Ihe cafeteria staff will be serving coffee and cookies. The librarians and counseling staff will be on duty lo provide information perlaining to their departments. On Monday, students are to bring home a copy of their schedule. If that is misplaced, parents may pick up a copy al Ihe senior high office Ihe evening of open house. Royal Air Force personnel manning one of the 850 25- yearold fire trucks pressed into service were summoned to extinguish a burning washing machine at Weslon- super-Mare near Bristol in western England. The old fire engines have been dubbed "green goddesses" because of their olive-drab color. The makeshift fire force, most of whose members have only a week's training, were not using Brilain's regular fire stations and modern equipment because Ihe Labor governmenl wanls to avoid confrontalions wilh Ihe picket lines thrown up outside Ihe fire houses. The London fire conlrol cen- ler, sel up in Ihe Grealer London Council's emergency flood center, reporled emergency calls were considerably less than on an average day when London's 6,500-man fire brigade normally deals wilh 250 to 300 calls. "The signs are that people are definitely being more careful with fire precautions," a brigade spokesman said. Home Secretary Merlyn Rees in a broadcast Sunday night said the governmenl is not seeking confrontations over its pay policy thai "is for the good of us all," but it will not back down. Rees said he could not believe "lhat anyone, for example, would allow children's and old people's homes to burn down around their occupants." But Michael Brown, one of the firemen at Ihe slation thai prolecls Windsor Castle, told reporters: "We won't turn out even if Ihe queen is Irapped in Ihe castle." Police Probe Attack Report Police are investigating a report of a man in a ski mask who attacked a juvenile Sunday in the 300 block Hudson. Police said about 9 p.m. a 15- year-old girl was walking when she was attacked by Ihe man who held her down and began laking indecent liberties wilh her. Officers said Ihe girl began lo yell, and the man fled. ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL DEAN NOLTE, center, visited with parents during lunch last Wednesday at the Garden City High School cafeteria^ Parents were Invited to try out the school's hot lunch program as a preliminary to Tuesday's open house, which Is slated for 7: SO p.m. at the high school. Telegram Photo Allegations A physician from Garden Cily and another from Sublet te have denied allegations that Ihey were negligent while performing surgery on a Liberal woman. Dorriss A. Kaspari filed Ihe malpraclice suit Ocl. 21 againsl Richard W. Kalbac, Garden Cily, and A. H. Thiemann, Sublelle. She contends that Kalbac, with the assistance of Thiemann, performed surgery Nov. 3, 1975 at St. Catherine Hospital without her consent and knowledge. According lo the suit, surgery was performed in a careless and negligent manner that caused permanent injuries lo Ms. Kaspari. She is seeking more than $10,000 in damages and requested a jury Irial. In his answer lo the suit, filed last week, Kalbac denied that surgery was performed in a careless manner. He also said it was done wilh the patient's knowledge. In his answer, Thiemann also denied the allegations and asked for a jury trial. Man Sought For Assault A warrant has been issued for the arresl of a 28-year-old Garden Cily man charging him wilh taking indecent liberties with a minor and aggravated assault. Police Capt. Jimmy Grenz said charges were filed against Alfred Calderon, 1211 W. Fullon, following an incident Sunday evening. Grenz said two sislers, aged 10 and 13, had been hired lo do some cleaning at Calderon's home. The cleaning was done, he said, and about 8 p.m. Sunday, Ihe girls went back lo collect their money. That's when the assault occurred, Grenz said. Grenz said the 10-year-old was sexually molested. Both, he said, were threalened wilh a knife. The girls managed lo escape, and the incidenl was reported by their parents. Calderon remained at large Monday morning. Seats Available For Bowl Tour There are a few seats left for Ihe Orange Bowl lour lo Florida sponsored by The Telegram and Sunflower Excursions. The 19-day Irip features nine days in Florida and a host of allraclions including the football game, parade, and Disney World. Total cost is $715 per person sharing rooms wilh Iwin beds. Tour price includes Irans- •portation, via chartered bus, holel and molel ac- commodalions, game and parade lickels and all sightseeing atlraclions specified in Ihe lour brochure. The lour leaves Dec. 26 and returns Jan. 13, A $50 deposit will hold a seat. The balance will be due Nov. 23. Contact Sunflower Excursions, 411 N. 8th, (316276-2916) for additional details. Traffic Wrecks Claim Two At least two persons died in Iraffic accidents in Kansas over the weekend. Sleven Riddle, 30, Merriam, Kan., was killed Saturday nighl in a three-car collision on a street in Fairway, a suburb of Kansas Cily. Hurl Shipp, 42, La Fayette, Ga., died Saturday when he was struck by a car as he walked along U.S. 56, about five miles east of Great Bend. MAPPING DRIVE PLANS. . . Bill Guthrle, center, YMCA Century Club drive chairman, discusses the campaign with workers Jan Cutter and Don Hasson. YMCA Century Club Drive Seeks to Raise $15,000 Garden Cily Family YMCA's 1977 Century Club drive began Monday with a goal of $15,000. Thirty- five YMCA volunteers will be talking with area citizens and businesses during this week, asking for $100 contributions. Chairman of the drive is William R. Guthrie, general manager of Oswalt Division- Butler Manufacturing Co. Gulhrie said: "Individual YMCA's across the United Slates receive an average of 25 percent of their budgets from local United Way allocations and on-going contributions. The Century Club can provide the needed support to our family YMCA. Our YMCA is for everyone and it needs community support." Contributions to the Garden City Family YMCA are needed for four basic reasons: — To enable the "Y" to fully serve less fortunate children by providing low or even free memberships when needed. — To keep youth and family membership-program fees as low as possible, to be affordable to just about everyone. — To permit our beautiful facilities to be available to the whole community. Many nonprofit organizations cannot afford to pay the full cosl. — To help provide a full, well rounded youth program. "Approximately 273 free YMCA memberships have been provided during 1977 lo low income youth and families," Guthrie said. "Also, nearly 20 non-profit community organizations have used the YMCA. "Contributins through the Century Club enable the "Y" lo make its facilities and services available to everyone in our area." Juco Science Seminar Western Kansas Ecology Topic A leclure-and-slide presentation featuring Dr. Bert 0. Thomas of Ihe University of Northern Colorado, will be presented al 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Science Lecture Hall on the Garden City Community College campus. The lecture, "Ecology of Sub-Alpine Regions of Colorado," is designed to cover a wide range of mountain elements that affect the ecology of western Kansas, including weather, wildlife, plant life, pollution, etc. "The slides will be colorful and interesling to support a lecture thai can be enjoyed by all age groups," Sandra Crumel, chairman for this year's science series, said. Dr. Thomas is a professor of zoology and chairman of the deparimeni of biological sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. He is a naiive of Lead, S.D., received his BS and MS degrees al Colorado Stale University and his doctorate al Ihe University of Minnesota. He is Ihe author of dozens of professional papers and articles, prepared and narrated AIBS Radiation Biology film published by McGraw-Hill Company and assisted in the preparation of such educational films as "The Valley and the Stream," "Underwater Reflections," "Look Down," "The Touch of Nature," and "Wood Duck World." Teachers, students and the general public are invited to attend the seminar. There is no admission free. Any individual or business who is not contacted during ihe one week drive may send donations marked "Century Club" to the YMCA, 1224 Center, Garden Cily. Robbery Thwarted An attempted robbery was thwarted Sunday night at Mr. Burger, 1320 N. Taylor, police said. Detective Capl. Jimmy Grenz said a man wearing a grocery sack on his head, with holes cut oul for eyes, approached the drive-in on fool about 9:30 p.m. The man reportedly opened ihe drive-up window and told assistant manager Debora Berry, 19, to "come back here." An employe al Mr. Burger said t he crew was cleaning up, preparing to close when Ihe incident occurred. Grenz said Ms. Berry, who was inside the building, saw ihe man pointing a handgun in her direction. She yelled, ran lo Ihe back of the building, and another employe called police. The suspect fled on foot. Police are continuing the investigation. Birthday Visit To Ike's Grave ABLIENE, Kan. (AP) — Mamie Eisenhower is 81 years old loday, and the former first lady planned to observe her birihday by visiting the Eisenhower Center here and Ihe graves of her husband, Presi- denl Dwight D. Eisenhower, and her first-born son. Mrs. Eisenhower began last year visiting the graves on her birihday, rather than on the former president's birthday. On that day, Oct. 14, the Army lays wreaths at the president's grave inside a chapel at the center. "She doesn't like the crowds anymore," said Edna Eisenhower, 86, wife of the former president's late brother, Roy, who died in 1942. Yardage Deciding Factor In Weekly Grid Contest The predicting senses apparently are sharpening as the college football season draws lo a close, because five persons participating in Ihe Telegram's weekly prognostication contesl missed but one game last Saturday. Gregg Shearmire, 911 N. 9th, was awarded the $45 first- place purse for guessing nearer Ihe actual tolal yardage of the Oklahoma State- Missouri clash. Shearmire predicted 684 yards, while 764 actually were accumulated. Gary Cheney, Garden City Community College Dormitory, also missed but one game and nabbed the $20 second-place prize with a 631 yardage guess. Shearmire failed on Arkansas's win over Texas A&M, while Cheney missed Utah Stale's upset of Wyoming. Also missing one were: C. J. Sharpe, 902 Glenn; Connie Ingalls, 801 Safford; and Peggy Smith, 916 Edwards. Several of the 292 enlries missed only Iwo games, wilh Air Force's win over Vanderbill, Iowa's upset of Wisconsin and Arkansas' edging of Texas A&M spoiling a majority of the contest forms. The New Mexico State* Arizona game was disqualified — those two teams did not play each other. Today's contesl form is on page 14. Actual scores of the game:Louisville 18, Drake 13; Minnesota 21, Illinois 0; Dayton 20, East Kenlucky 13; Michigan Slale 44, Norlh- weslern 3; Noire Dame 21, Clemson 17; Ohio State 35, Indiana 7; Iowa 24, Wisconsin 8; Iowa Stale 22, Kansas Slale 15; Oklahoma 52, Colorado 14; Baylor 24, Rice 14; Air Force 34, Vanderbill 28; Garden City Community College 31, Coffeyville 7; Utah State 32, Wyomina 3Ji^ebraska 52, Indiana State 14; Arkansas 26, Texas A&MttQ. f

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