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News in Brief Another Cancer-Causer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food, and Drug Administration says it appears there is no longer any doubt that a chemical used in permanent hair dyes causes cancer. An FDA spokesman said Tuesday the National Cancer Institute has informed FDA Commissioner Donald Kennedy that the chemical, 4-methoxym-phenylenediamine, has been identified as a cancer-causing agent in NCI animal studies. "We're looking at the regulatory questions on the assumption that the institute's final data will be positive," the spokesman said. "We have every assurance from NCI that that is the case." An industry spokeswoman said the chemical has no substitute and is necessary to facilitate the dyeing process, which involves bleaching out the natural hair color and substituting an artificial one. To Be Holiday Trip WASHINGTON (AP) — President Carter will leave on the first segment of his postponed overseas trip between Christmas and New Year's, a top aide says. The second half of the tour will take place "in late spring if it can be worked out," Zbigniew Brzezinski, the president's national security adviser, said Tuesday. Brzezinski said Carter will visit the nine countries on his itinerary before he postponed the journey to lobby for passage of his energy bill. He declined to list the new schedule. The countries are Venezuela, Brazil, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, India, Iran, France, Poland and Belgium. Hoax Calls Increasing LONDON (AP) — Firebugs, hoaxers and "some idiot with a transmitter" are plaguing the 10,000 troops answering the fire alarms during the two-day-old British firemen's strike, authorities reported today. "The soldiers are being badly hindered by hoax calls especially," said a Home Office spokesman. Scotland Yard reported half the 296 alerts in London Tuesday were false alarms, double the normal total. Authorities in Glasgow, Liverpool and the sprawling" Midlands industrial belt around Birmingham made similar reports. "Chasing after these false alarms is wearing my men out and sapping their morale," said Col. John Drummond, the military fire chief in Glasgow. One of his men was trapped under a firetruck that overturned on an icy road answering a hoax call. Scotland Yard said police patrols to catch the hoaxers were being increased. Straddles Strike Line GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — The Barton County Farm Bureau in a policy meeting Tuesday night approved a resolution that encourages individual farmers to support the American Agriculture movement. The proposed Dec. 14 strike for 100 percent parity by the recently launched American Agricultural movement has been strongly supported by some western Kansas farm bureaus and strongly opposed by some eastern county farm bureaus. The Stevens County Farm Bureau recently came out for the strike and called for the resignation of the state Farm Bureau president, John Junior Armstrong, for his failure to support the movement. Against ERA Extension WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief Republican sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment says extending the deadline for passage would be changing the rules at the last minute — and he opposes the idea. "ERA must not be passed under a cloud of seemingly onesided rule changes or amid cries of changing the rules near the end of the game," Rep. Robert McClory of Illinois said in a statement Tuesday. "Indeed, ERA is too noble in its purpose to be marred by such charges." He said extension would amount to a concession that ERA is losing. Groundwork for Geneva CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — President Anwar Sadat is going to Israel to try to remove the roadblocks to a new Geneva conference, not to make a separate peace with Israel, authoritative Egyptian sources report. Sadat "is not going to Israel to have a separate settlement. That is not in the cards," said the Egyptian ambassador to the United States, Ashraf Ghorbal, after Prime Minister Menahem Begin sent an official invitation to the Egyptian leader Tuesday. The semiofficial Cairo newspaper Al Ahram said Sadat was trying to break the "vicious circle of debate" over procedural issues blocking a peace conference between Israel and its Arab foes in Geneva. Weather Sunrise 7:25 Sunsel5:31 Clear to partly cloudy through Thursday. Lows Wednesday night near 30. Highs Thursday In low to mid 50s. Northwesterly winds 5 to 15 mph Wednesday night. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24 hours ending 7 a.m. Wednesday. Max. Min. Prec. Dodge City 70 37 GARDEN CITY 67 32 Garden City GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16. 1977 Vol. 49 24 Pages—Four sections —No. 14 15c a Copy Telegram Truck Boss Backs Strike ELKHART — The proposed Dec. 14 farmers' strike received a personal endorsement here Tuesday night from Mike Parkhurst, president of the Independent Truckers Association. Parkhurst told an audience of about 300 persons at a strike meeting that he would explain the farmers' problems to other truckers in 'the Los Angeles-based truckers' association. He said he hoped the farmers and truckers could cooperate to help each other with the problems both groups are facing. Don Soupisep, spokesman for the Elkhart strike office, said Parkhurst expressed hope the farmers would support a bill presently in congress that would repeal regulations requiring truckers to make return trips without cargo. Parkhurst also suggested, Soupisep said, that truckers could support the farmers' strike by striking in conjunction with farmers, and by providing strike offices with use of the truckers' association communications system. Soupisep termed the response by the audience to Parkhurst's remarks to be "very good." He said the Independent Truckers haul about 80 percent of agricultural produce that is trucked in this country. Parkhurst is reportedly flying to Denver today to confer with other truckers on possible cooperation between the truckers and farmers. He will arrive in Springfield, Colo., Thursday to confer with American Agriculture leaders. "So far this is just a possibility," Soupisep said of Parkhurst's remarks. "No promises have been made." One of the leaders who will talk with Parkhurst is Jerry Wright of the Springfield office. He said he personally supports a truckers' strike and cooperation between farmers and truckers, but he can't speak for American Agriculture on the matter. He said there was a possibility the farmers would support the truckers' congressional bill "if it is correct and sufficient." "If they want to strike, that's fine," Wright said. "They are having problems in the trucking industry right now that must be worked out." Wright said Parkhurst would be asked Thursday by American Agriculture what the position of the truckers on the farmers' strike is and what role the truckers can play in it. A gentlemen's agreement on any cooperation would probably take place between the farmers and truckers, he said, rather than the signing of a pact. "We don't want to put the truckers into a desparate position," he said. "They have payments to make and we have payments to make." Demonstrators Back For Shah's Return WASHINGTON (AP) — Rival demonstrators reassembled at separate locations near the White House today as the Shah of Iran, winding up his violence- scarred state visit, paid a return call on President Carter. In the aftermath of Tuesday's raucous street protests, which resulted in 124 injuries and 12 arrests when fighting broke out among pro- and anti-shah forces, a heavy police contingent today kept the groups more than a block apart. The protesting groups were far smaller' in numbers and more orderly than on Tuesday, as the police lines were doubled. About 1,000 chanting Iranian students, many wearing masks to conceal their identity, continued to protest the shah's U.S. visit from Lafayette Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the front of the executive mansion. Some 200 other opponents marched in a circle on the Ellipse, a park area behind the White House where much of Tuesday's violence occurred. Meanwhile, about 200 pro- shah demonstrators assembled at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, several hundred feet from the students. Police had canceled permits for demonstrations closer to the White House in the wake of Tuesday's violence. Following the White House meeting with Carter, the shah's schedule called for him to attend an Embassy Row luncheon hosted by Vice President Walter F. Mondale and then a meeting on Capitol Hill with the House International Relations Committee. The shah and his wife, the Empress Farah, are to leave tonight from Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington for Paris. In a White House meeting Tuesday that was overshadowed by the demonstrations, the shah reportedly pledged to Carter that he would not push for higher oil prices at a meeting of the Organization of Petroleum- Exporting Countries next month. The monarch, whose nation supplies 7 to 8 per cent of U.S. oil imports, has said in recent interviews that Iran would remain neutral on the pricing issue. The Washington Post said he was understood to have told Carter the same thing. This has been the most tumultuous of the shah's 12 visits here during his 36-year reign. 'Groovy View' John Monlre Viewing the world through a storm sewage pipe can be groovy. Machinery at Main and the drainage ditch is poised for work on the city's new storm sewer line. The line is a part of the Mary Street project. Fire Still Out of Control LOS ANGELES (AP) Moist sea breezes replaced hot, dry desert winds early today as firefighters plotted tactics to beat a raging brush fire stalemated in a canyon only three miles from expensive beachfront homes. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said that the firefighters would "throw everything we have at it" today. More than 300 firemen used hand tools Tuesday night to hack a 20-mile fire line out of the dense, tinder-dry brush in the rugged Santa Monica Mountains just 30 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. But county fire Inspector Dennis Miller cautioned: "The fire's still out of control. There is no estimate of containment." Six firefighters were in- Want to Spend $ 227,000 Tonight's the Night For Garden Citians who would like to help city officials spend $277,000 tonight's the nignt. First of three scheduled public meetings concerning the 1978 Community Development Program for the City of Garden City is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Garden City Co-op Center, 106 N. 6th. The Community Development Program for the city is now in its fourth year of a five- year program. Wednesday's meeting will be to inform the public of the nature of the program, the amount of funds available ($277,000), a review of the three previous programs, a question and answer period, and ideas on what may be the best ways to spend the 1978 allocation. These meetings are designed to help elected officials of the community determine how the public wishes to spend the funds, within the guidelines established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. For the first three years, Garden City received $415,000 per year. This year, the funding drops to $277,000, and next year, the city is slated for $138,000. A variety of projects have been aided from Community Development funds. They include swimming pool renovations, Mary Street improvements, a loan program for rehabilitation of houses, Finnup Park improvements (fencing and roadways), a new building for Southwest Developmental Services, Inc., rehabilitation for Russell Child Development Center, an energy conservation program for home insulation, a city forestry program (tree spraying and removal), a pocket park program, handicap ramps for the downtown area, mini pumper for fire safety, Jaws of Life, a sanitary sewer lift station to serve Finnup Park and the fairgrounds area, assistance with the senior citizen mini-bus program, and additional tennis courts for Finnup Park. jured. Mike Eubanks, 25, of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, was reported in critical condition in Westlake Hospital after a tractor rolled over him. Four men received minor injuries when they were singed by a wall of fire that swept over their truck. A sixth man collapsed, apparently from exhaustion and smoke inhalation. The blaze — the second major fire in two days in the same drought-parched hills — began at mid-day Tuesday when searing winds from the desert fanned a fire in an illegal dump, fire officials said. The blowing sparks ignited brush around the dump. Miller originally said the dump fire had been smoldering for several weeks. But early today, fire information officer Roy Talbot said witnesses saw a man start a fire in the dump Tuesday and that the area was Rights Hearing Next Week TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A public hearing has been scheduled in Olathe for a 24- year-old McPherson man who says he was denied a job because he is handicapped. The Kansas Commission on Civil Rights will conduct the hearing Nov. 21-22 on allegations by Timothy R. Fink that he was denied a job in September 1974 in the finishing department of the Marley Co. of Olathe. Garden Sass Some days, Gus Garden says, it's impossible to say anything witty in fourteen words. not burning earlier. The leap-frogging flames, which for a time Tuesday were burning 200 acres an hour, had blackened more than 2,000 acres — about 3V 2 square miles — of brush by early today, Miller said. Dense black smoke billowing out of the canyons was visible for more than 20 miles throughout the day, and a heavy pall hung over downtown Los Angeles. About 200 homes scattered in the sparsely populated, Miller said humidity was 18 percent Tuesday and was expected to drop to that again today, after reaching 40 percent overnight. "Anything below 30 percent is an extreme fire danger," Miller said. Buses took 150 boys from Camps Kilpatrick and Miller and 150 men from Camp 13, all county detention homes in the hills near the fire, to a Red Cross evacuation center set up at an elementary school near the ocean. At one point during the day, worried fire officials predicted, "It's definitely rural canyons above the beaches were evacuated, Several structures had been reported destroyed, but Miller going to the ocean. With the said the fire department had wind behind it, the fire is not only out of control ... it's running wild." The latest blaze broke out as no confirmation of whether these were homes or other buildings. Firefighters got the best of firefighters encircled a the fire shortly after sunset, when winds tapered off from 1,200- acre fire which sprang up Monday in the Topanga the 20-40 mph gusts that had Canyon, about 20 miles west of prevailed through the day. downtown. Autopsy Shows 'Natural Causes' "Kslfi- -Adv. l.iiuder" only nl Hoovers An autopsy completed Tuesday indicated that a bull found mutilated last week in a pasture south of Garden City died of natural causes. Sexual organs of the 1,600 pound bull which appeared to have been slashed with a knife were probably mutilated by predators such as coyotes, according to the autopsy. Sheriff Grover Craig said officers will continue to investigate the death of the bull and a cow which were found within one-half mile of each otther in a pasture 10 miles south of Garden City. Tuesday afternoon veterinarian Earl Weiss examined the animals. He couldn't determine the cow's cause of death because of extensive decomposition. The animals owned by Floyd Hands, S. Star Rt., were discovered late last week. First indications were that they had been shot and mutilated with a knife. Officers said the right front quarter of the cow appeared to have been sawed off and knife marks were visible on the hide. Both animals were dead five to seven days before they were discovered. Since the time of deathcoincided with the opening of pheasant season, careless hunters were the first explanation for the deaths. Craig said he was pleased to learn hunters weren't responsible. i

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