Page 3 article text (OCR)
USD 363Topics Include Copiers, Utility Rates Garden City Telegram Tuesday, November 15, 1977 Page 3 HOLCOMB—The possible acquisition of an additional copy machine for the Holcomb schools was included in new business at the regular meeting of the USD 363 School Board Monday night. Superintendent George McCabe said the new machine would be for the use of teachers. The present copy machine is for office use and, at the rate of seven cents a copy, is too expensive for the teachers to use. McCabe recommended looking at several different models of machines before malting a final decision. So far, only one model has been examined, he said. He also recommended renting a copy machine rather than purchasing one. Although that would be costlier in the long run, he said, there would be advantages to renting. One advantage would be that the district could trade the machine or get a newer model • without loss on depreciation. Better quality servicing would also be likely, he said, because the ownership of the machine would slay with the renting company. In old business, the board agreed to charge a standard utility rate for apartments rented to teachers by the district. In addition to the $70 monthly rent, the teachers will be charged $15 for utilites for one person plus $3 for each additional person. McCabe said that rate was computed by figuring the monthly utility rates for the apartments to for the past two years. He said the rate would be recomputed annually. Formerly, teachers living in the apartments were charged a standard rate for water and a proportional share of the gas bill. Eleclical charges were read from meters on the apartments. Malfunctions in some of the meters prompted the boan} to implement a standard rale for utilities. In olher old business, the board finalized Ihe wording of six board policies in preparation for their adoplion al next months meeting. The policies deal with Ihe prohibilion of lobacco, alchohol or drug use in Ihe schools; use of Ihe gymnasium; use of Ihe swimming pool; limited use of shop and vocational agriculture tools, and miscellaneous use of school facilities. In olher new business, the board: —Agreed to pay the district's $100 share of the Hi Plains League assessment Striking Firemen Battle Blazes LONDON (AP) — Dozens of London firemen twice abandoned their day-old nalional slrike loday to help inexperienced army firefighters put out a smoky hospital blaze and a fire al an aparlmenl building. Bul union leaders insisled Ihe slrike was nol breaking up. "II shows whal we have said all along — lhat firemen do not want to go on strike," said John MacDonald, the union's national officer. Flames broke oul on Ihe eighlh floor of an aparlmenl building in South London and servicemen were dispatched wilh Iheir obsolete civil defense fire Irucks. Regular firemen pickeling at nearby Ballersea station lenl a hand and Ihe blaze was broughl under conlrol wilh no casualties. In Ihe early morning hours, firemen grabbed brealhing apparatus and raced in their own cars to help military personnel put oul a blaze in the basement of the 400-bed St. Andrew's Hospilal. The slrikers rescued scores of helpless palienls from smoke- filled war.ds, . .-.::. Country Club Approves Expansion Stockholders of Ihe Garden Cily Counlry Club Monday nighl approved an expansion program by a vole of 125 lo 71. A limit of $1.5 million was put on improvemenls. Almosl 64 percenl of Ihe 196 stockholders attending Ihe special meeting approved Ihe expansion. The original resolulion was amended lo include a feasibility sludy of building a complete new golf course and club house soulh of Garden Cily. in Ihe sand hills. No location was announced for Ihe sludy, hjut il was reported Ihere is a verbal agreement lo option land in lhal area. Also - approved was a resolulion \ to increase membership to 500 stockholders. The club now has 300 members. The resolution was approved 187 to 7. Board resolulion number Iwo was approved by 94 percenl of Ihose presenl. This resolulion increases memberships lo $1,500 per slockholder, wilh credit for those now holding slock certificates. One hundred eighl-five approved and 10 disapproved. Complele plans for bolh building propositions will be presented to members al a January annual meeting where il is expected final action will be taken. One plan is to build an additional nine holes and a new club house on the land immediately east of the presenl location, Ihree miles east of Garden City. Second plan is Ihe feasibility study of a new 18-hole golf course and club house soulh of Garden Cily in Ihe sand hills. righl away ralher than wail for the March deadline. —Discussed the possibilily of sending representalives lo the National School Board Association convention in Anaheim, Calif., in April. —Discussed nominating a representalive from southwest Kansas to serve on Ihe Kansas Slate High School Activities Association Appeal Board. —Heard a report from Jeannetle Kyle, director of Ihe Tille I reading program. Kyle conducled a lour of Ihe program facilities, which provides remedial reading instruction to 61 students up to the junior high level. —Heard a report from David Novak on the possibility of starling an intramural basketball league Ihis winter. The league would consist of a 9-10-year-old division and a li- 12-year-old division. Novak said he anticipated four of five teams in each division. The only expense would be a $15 insurance charge for each team, he said. —Received the resulls of Ihe two slraw polls on Ihe proposals for Ihe new high school. The resulls of Ihe poll of dislricl adults were: 45 per- cenl voled yes on proposal A, which included a new high school plus all supportive facilities; 48 percenl voled yes on proposal B, which included just a new high school; seven percent voted no on bolh proposals. In Ihe poll conducled among high school students, 55 percent voted yes on proposal A, 41 percenl voted yes on proposal B, and four percent voled no on bolh proposals. Man Charged With Assault A 22-year-old rural Garden Cily man is in Finney Counly jail on charges of firing a shotgun al a moving vehicle wilh Iwo persons in il. Troy E. Yardley, Rl. 1, is in jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. He was charged wilh aggravaled assault Monday in Dislricl ,.Courl. ;; . . Sheriff Grover Craig said Iwo girls driving on Wesl US50 about a mile oulside of lown reported thai Ihe car they were in was struck by pellels from a sholgun aboul 10:50 a.m. Monday. Everybody Out? A lone dark figure on this cattle truck caught the ascetic sense of the photographer, who saw a geometric work of art. In practicality, Rucky Russell, of Alabama, is unloading 1500 cattle for Dick Hefley. Telegram Photo American Birth Rate Increases WASHINGTON (AP) —The birth rale in America increased during Ihe firsl eighl months of this year compared with the rale a year ago, bul scientists say the change does nol necessarily indicale a trend. Robert Heuser of the National Center for Heallh Statistics said there was an average of 15.3 births per 1,000 population for the first eight months of 1977 compared with 14.5 per 1,000 for the same lime period in 1976. But Heuser said the reason for Ihe change is unknown. And, other statisticians cautioned against drawing sweeping conclusions. Meanwhile, the latesl Vital Statistics Report published by the center showed there were 3 percent more marriages during the first seven months of the year than during Ihe same period a year ago, while divorces increased only 1 percent. The report said Ihere were 1.23 million marriages in the United Stales from January through July 1977. Al Ihe same time, the report shows there were 633,000 divorces granted through July, only 2,000 more than there were for the same time period in 1976. On Ihe baby scene, the report showed there were 1.9 million live babies born between January and July of this year. Heuser, chief of the center's natality branch, said the unpublished figures for August are similar. "During each of the first eight months of 1977, both the number of births and the birth rate were higher than in the corresponding months in 1976," he said. "It's hard to know what's causing it." "There's a big difference between statistically significant and socially significant," added Dr. Paul Truckers May Support Strike Wheat Loans Case Extended The Markets Wheat Milo Corn $2.38 up 4 , $3.10unchg. $2.00 up 3 (Prices at 12:30 p.m. today it Garden City Co-op.) 1 p.m. Stocks Allied Supplies 2'i American Cyanamid 26 American Motors 4 American Brands ! 43% Anaconda 54 AT&T 61'/H Beech Aircraft ' 27% Bethlehem Steel 21 Boeing 28% Chrysler 14'/H Cities Service 51 to Colorado Interstate 20% Dillons 32% DuPont..... 122 Eastman Kodak 54 El Paso NG 17's Ford 45'A ' General Electric 52V 4 General Motors 66% Halliburton V 63% IBM ,.... 262'^ International Harvester 29% International Paper 29% KNB 24 MTS '. .'...22to National Distributor 22>/« Northern Natural 39% PanEPL 44 Penney JC 36 Philip Petroleum 30'/ 4 Proctor Gamble ,'. — 83% RCA (28% Santa Fe Industries 37V4 Sears 30V4 Sperry Rind 35Y4 Standard Oil Indiana 48 Standard Oil New Jersey 48% Texaco 27'z United States Steel 30% Westinghouse Electric 18% Woolworth 19% LIVE BEEF FUTURES Dec. Feb. Apr. June High 41.25 38.97 38.87 40.65 Low 40.50 38.25 38.40 40.00 Close 40.87 38.65 38.60 40.35 DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 induslrials al 1 p.m. was up 3.81 at 841.04. Western Kansas Feedlot Sales Sales confirmed: 1800 Trade very slow early Monday. Few loads slaughter sleers sleady, bul nol well testes; no sales slaughter heifers reported early Monday. Inquiry and demand light. Sales confirmed on 1,500 slaughter steers and' 300 slaughter heifers late Friday through 3 pjn. Monday, bulk TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — After argumenls were com- pleled Monday in a suil seeking lo prevenl farm co- operalives from laking government loans on wheat, the federal judge allowed Ihree weeks for filing additional briefs. U.S. Dislricl Courl Judge Richard D. Rogers said he would have a decision very soon afler Ihe briefs are in from Ihe plaintiffs, defendanls and inlervenors. "A lol of people are wailing on a decision," Rogers said as weeklong leslimony concluded late Monday. The lawsuit was brought by the Hiatl Grain and Feed Co. of Munden, Kan., on behalf of itself and all privale grain dealers in Ihe Uniled States, naming as defendants U.S. Agriculture Secrelary Bob Bergland and Ihe USDA. II alleges Bergland acled arbilrarily and capriciously in pulling into effect last Augusl new rules permitting grain cooperatives lo make collective loan applications on wheal farmers lurn over lo Ihem. The privale grain companies allege Ihis will give Ihe grain markeling cooperalives an unfair advanlage over them in lining up foreign grain sales. The cooperatives argued the contrary, saying the new loan regulations for the first lime will permil Ihe cooperalives lo compele on an equal fooling wilh Ihe big privale grain dealers who have dominaled Ihe exporl markel for years. The governmenl has permitted the pooling of farmers' loans on collon and rice since 1934. Leonard Thomas, allorney for Far-Mar-Co, was Ihe lasl to call wilnesses. The gianl Kansas-based farm markeling cooperalive which already has Ihe wheal of some 15,000 farmers commilled lo il. Judge Rogers lefl soon afler completion of teslimony in Ihe grain case lo go lo Denver, where for Ihe nexl Ihree days he will sil on a lOlh Circuil Court of Appeals appellant bench. ELKHART (HNS)—President of the Independent Truckers Association Mike Parkhurst is expecled lo offer independenl Iruckers' help lo striking farmers in a keynote address Tuesday afternoon at the American Agriculture Agri-business Rally al Elkharl. Parkhursl, Los Angeles publisher of "Overdrive" magazine, will be among speakers during aflernoon and evening sessions who will address an eslimaled 1,000 farmers and supporters al Ihe high school audilorium, according lo Max Melia, of Ihe Elkharl slrike office. Speakers include Larry Steckline, Wichita, originalor of Mid-America Ag. Nelwork, representatives of the American Agriculture nalional office al Springfield, Colo.; Wendell and Sharon Fox, Plains, and Russell Hicks, Satanta, who will lalk on Iheir Irip lo Plains, Ga. Sleckline is fealured speaker for Ihe evening program at 7:30; the af lernoon session begins al 2:30 p.m. Parkhursl is expecled to offer suggestions in carrying oul Ihe strike, scheduled for Dec. 14. The farmers are striking for 100 percent parity, Ihe price farmers say Ihey should receive for Iheir commodities in relalion lo Ihe price of olher goods and services. Melia said in preliminary talks with Parkhurst, the trucker has suggested his association could be useful in the area of communications during the strike. These suggestions come from experiences during the national truckers strike in 1973. C. Glick, who heads the Census Bureau's population division. "It's possible that it may be the forerunner of a trend, but I suspect it's last year's conceptions being made up." Glick was referring to the fact lhat many women born during the post-World War II Motorist Hit by Flying Cement A motorist was injured Monday night when he was struck by a piece of cement thrown through the driver's window while he was driving in the 200 block of 7th. Police said Lyle Holmes, 17, 1101 Nelson, suffered a large bruise on his left cheek and small scratches. Officers said someone threw the about three by four inch piece of cement through the glass about 9:30 p.m. Holmes was injured, and damage was estimated at $100. Officers are the incident. investigating Claims Law Violates Religious Freedom HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — AUorneys for a fundamenlalist minister argued Monday that state law prohibits him from practicing his religious convictions, including corporal punishment, and thai Ihe law should be declared unconslilutional. The attorneys represent Rev. William Cowell, 38, operator of Victory Village, a home for wayward girls located east of Hutchinson. Reno County Attorney Joe O'Sullivan Jr., is seeking a permanent injunction in Reno County Districl Courl lo prevent Cowell from operating the facility as an unlicensed home. Cowell's allorney, Lesler Arvin, said more lhan 40 of Ihe state's Social and Rehabilitation Service regulations are opposed lo Cowell's religious convictions. As the injunclion hearing opened before Judge Richard Rome, Arvin challenged the state to show any compelling interest in forcing Cowell to comply wilh the regulations. Cowell claims corporal punishment is one of his religious convictions. State workers said licensed home regulations prohibit striking a child resident of the homes. His attorneys claim thai Viclory Village is nol a boarding home, bul part of a lolal Chrislian program thai is inseparable from the accelerated Christian education program. The unlicensed facility has been shul down since July by a temporary injunction issued by Rome. The five residents of the home at thai lime were returned to their parents. baby boom have postponed marriage and childbirth. Those women, who are now hilling their late 20s and early 30s, may be deciding thai il's lime to settle down and have kids. If each of Ihe nearly 50 million women now in the childbearing years of 15 to 44 has the two children today's average woman says she wants, Ihe result could be a baby boom as big as the one that peaked in the late 1950s, when Ihere were 4.3 million births per year. Bul social values have changed. Improved birth con- irol methods allow a woman to decide how many children she wants. The high cost of living has made it necessary for more married women lo work. And the woman's movement has made it more acceptable. While some of the country's demographers are predicting another baby boom, most say il is highly unlikely. "One thing lhat mitigates against another baby boom is ihe increasing use of sterilization for those who have as many children as they want," Glicksaid. "You can't reverse Ihis. You used lo be able to change your mind." deaths Dusty Wade Fine Graveside service for Dusty Wade Fine, three-day- old son of Gina Fine, 709 Pennsylvania, was Tuesday morning at Valley View Cemetery. He was born Thursday at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, and died Sunday in Wichita. Additional survivors include grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Tabor, 709 Pennsylvania; great-grandparents, Clarence Eugene Fine, 211 S. llth, and Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Warren, S. Slar Rt. Garnand Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Slaughter steers: Choice 2-4, mostly 3 1,050-1,125 Ibs. 4141.25; few loads Choice with end Good 1,045-1,100 Ibs. 41 on Monday. Slaughter heifers: few loads Choice 2-4, mostly 3 925-935 Ibs. 39.50-39.75 on Friday. Sales FOB feedlot net weights after 4 percent shrink. Disabled Veteran Seeks $5 Mi Hi on WASHINGTON (AP) — Allen Aaron Jackson was a 21- year-old Army recruit in 1974 when a lank cul him in half, severing bolh legs and leaving the kidneys and bladder as the only organs intacl below his navel. Jackson survived and now wanls $5 million. He says Ihe Army should be forced lo pay him because he never should have been near lhal lank. The Supreme Courl kepi alive Jackson's hopes of winning his lawsuil when il senl his case back lo Ihe U.S. Courl of Claims on Monday. Thai courl previously had dismissed,Jesuit after apparently ''roaKmg a factual error in its deliberalions. "We were bolh surprised and delighted lo hear about Ihe court's action," said one of Jackson's lawyers. The ex- soldier is being represented by the prestigious San Francisco law firm headed by Melvin Belli. Jackson, now 24 and a Chicago residenl, signed up wilh the Army intent on learning a trade. He signed a contracl in which the Army pledged to give him at least 16 months of mechanical Iraining so he could go inlo Ihe service station or car repair business after a three-year hilch. Jackson's suil claims he was promised that his specialized training would begin as soon as he finished basic training, but his firsl assignment was lo a lank division. Disgruntled by whal he considered a breach of contract, Jackson requested and had scheduled a May 20, 1974, meeting with superior officers lo discuss the mailer. The meeting was never held. The lank division's commander ordered that Jackson poslpone the meeting to go out on maneuvers. It was during those exercises that the tank ran over him. The Supreme Court told the claims courl Monday lhal ils finding lhat Jackson had nol completed basic Iraining when the accident occurred was apparently wrong and that the lower courl should sludy again whelher he is entitled to damages from the Army.