Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 16, 1977 · Page 17
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Garden City 'IVIofjrnm Wednrmlay. November 16, 1977 Page 5A 'Foster Fraternity 9 Offers Extended Family Ties AMES, Iowa (AP) — The boy had some run-ins with the law, stealing and trying forgery. But instead of being placed with foster parents, he was given 55 "foster brothers" at an Iowa State University fraternity house. George Belitsos, a youth worker, says fraternities and sororities can be better places for troubled teen-agers than foster homes. "You know, you've just got to be inventive," said Belitsos. "This idea is part of our overall effort to find new resources in the community that nobody's ever considered." Belitsos is director of Shelter House and Youth Services Care, a program that seeks alternatives to institutions for troubled youths. He said the Greek groups can help some older teens who lack "extended families" of grandparents or other relatives to care for them when problems arise at home. "Often a kid needs a separation from home. But we need structured alternatives to foster homes or institutions," he said. The 17-year-old delinquent who lived in a fraternity last year was a test case. Belitsos said Wednesday he hopes to place at least five more boys and girls at Iowa Stale this winter. Several fraternities and sororities are interested in the program, he said. Each has been checked with Ames police to ensure a good reputation. "With 55 men backing him all the way, the boy last year was able to pull himself up and free himself from criminal behavior," Belitsos said. The youth now is doing well in the Army. The boy lived in the fraternity house with college students. "He ate with them and everything. When they went to college classes, he went to high school," Belitsos said. "The only difference was at social functions. He was not allowed to drink. And believe me, with 55 guys watching — he didn't break probation. He complained about that." Belilsos said that living in a fraternity house also helped boost the youth's self- esteem. "He became much more popular at school because he had all these college buddies. That's what he needed: friends." Belitsos said the fraternitv- GRAND PRIZE! LINCOLN VERSAILLE KANSAS Hi i VALUABLE SAFEWAY COUPON 8-lb. Can Reg. MS" A ,«„ »' -. an :| SAFEWAY HAMS SUPERB EPSTAKS2 USDA CHOICE LARGE END MB ROAST OR $ OR STEAK Wilson SUPER SAVER Lb. SAFEWAY COUP JHAHK PORTION WHOLE OR HALVES DOLO BUTCHER BOY Super Savgr MB EYE STEAK USDA Choice i RIB ROAST MB STEAK "pRICES~EFFECTivE THRU 11-22-77 IN GARDEN CITY, KANSAS ivi. i nnu i \'L£st i in unnubiv ui i • ( ivni•«•-»-• KEDHAMS CANNED HAM CURE 81 HAM SO59 IP. mm SAUSAGE SAUSAGE WIENERS MEAT or BEEF, safewejr wmu HOB , Super 2-lb. Sever Roll Hormel. WHOLE OR HALVES Super Sever IP Safeway Super 3-lb. Saver Can SMALL END USDA CholM Super Saver lb - ORANGES msinm STIFFIM SUGAR LIGHT BROWS & DARK BROWN ENCYCLOPEDIA DINNERWARE SERVE BROWN'N ROLLS GOLDEN CORN FUNK ft WAGNALLS THIS WEEK'S WHOLE KERNEL ft CREAM STYLE TOWN WALNUTS JUMBO SIZE lb. jwswSvaup"^^ *» CRISP CELERY CRANBERRIES _____ .^•ae^u^^ Tender Stalks Ea. Ocean Spray 3Vi Inch Pot YELLOW ONIONS D - r ..^ .H RED GRAPES ••»•«-!•—«,480 DELICIOUS APPLES^ 3J>1 BAKWG POTATOES S^, YAMS _..«. as*,'." THANKSGIVING CACTUS *Y* PECANS '«""•" "'I 09 MUMS rr NUTS —..""o-.-R*- >t89C DROMEDARY DATES BANANAS —m • 4-.'I* DROMEDARY DATES •»«!• TOWN HOUSE BRAND CATSUP 49 PEACHES cm JIFFY CORN MUFFIN MIX sorority project costs less than $200 a month per child. The youths being considered this year are "status offenders" who are not criminals but in trouble for truancy and running away from home, Belitsos said. All are potential college material. "But most of these kids have probably never known a college student. No one in the family has ever gone to college," he said. "If they can live with college students, see them and the college environment, they will become less frightened of the whole thing." Appeals Ag Budget TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Agriculture Secretary William Duitsman appealed Tuesday from recommended cuts in travel and subsistence pay he has requested for the agency, saying travel is a necessary part of a good stale inspection program. In budget hearings today, Duitsman told Budget Director James Bibb that adequate travel across Kansas is vital to the agency's operations. "The state Board of Agriculture is a regulatory agency," Duilsman said. "Because of the regulatory nature of our activities, a large number of the employees of the board are involved, on a daily basis, with inspections and regulation of the agricultural industry of Kansas. These activities require a high level of expenditure for travel and subsistence." The budget division cut back to current levels the requested increases for travel and subsistence during fiscal year 1979. The reductions were part of a nearly $650,000 cut in the board's fiscal year 1979 budget recommended by the budget division. The board had requested a budget of $7,709,000, of which $5,452,557 would come from the state general fund. The budget division has recommended a budget of $7,059,369, with $4,-821,539 from general fund. "In all activities of the state Board of Agriculture, the reductions in travel and subsistence, which were recommended by the budget division, must be reinstated if the presently efficient inspection and regulatory activities are to be maintained," Duitsman said. Also appealing Tuesday from recommended budget division cuts was the Water Resources Board, which had its budget request of $2.59 million trimmed to $2.18 million. Other fiscal year 1979 budget requests and recommended cuts by the budget division include: Kansas State Fair, $2.13 million, cut to $1.05 million; State Conservation Commission, $1.34 million, cut to $1.19 million; Kansas Wheat Commission, $664,659, cut to $587,993; Grain Inspection Department, $3.89 million, cut to $3.88 million; Animal Health Department, $1.15 million, cut to $1.07 million. 370 Attend Farm Rally BUHLER, Kan. (AP) — More than 370 persons attended an American Agriculture Movement rally Monday night in Buhler. Four western Kansas farm leaders urged the audience to join in the scheduled December 14 strike in support of 100 percent parity for farm products. A Bucklin banker, Gordon Earnhardt, told the audience "it's do it yourself time for the American farmer." Leaders in the strike movement announced that 45 more meetings are set between now and Thanksgiving in an effort to enlist support and participation by Kansas farmers. In a related development, the Reno County Farm Bureau voted overwhelmingly in support of the movement and a resolution of support that will be discussed later at the state Farm Bureau meeting. Super Saver I,

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