Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 17, 1977 · Page 3
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Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, November 17, 1977
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Garden City Telegram Thursday, November 17, 1977 Page 3 Farmer Federal Go vernmen t 'No t for You' MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal government comes across to farmers as "of the few, by the few — and not for you," Sen. James Abourezk, D-S.D., said Wednesday. In a biting speech to the annual meeting of the Grain Terminal Association at Minneapolis, Abourezk criticized the U.S. Department of Agriculture, big grain companies and big oil interests. The farmer is "the prisoner of unfair transportation rate structures, arbitrary grain grading standards and price fixing," Abourezk said, charging that adverse marketing arrangements are "too often dictated by such agribusiness moguls as Bunge, Continental Grain or Cook Industries." Abourezk cited what he termed the "Great Grain Robbery of 1972" as an example of the deviousness of "agribusiness insiders" and the "venality and stupidity" of federal officials. Referring to the 1972 grain sale to the Soviet Union, Abourezk said insiders with early and exclusive knowledge of the 19 million-ton sale reaped windfall profits, while farmers were blamed for subsequent price increases on bread. "The farmers as producers were victimized by print and electronic news coverage which established new boundaries for ignorance and bias," Abourezk said. The South Dakota Democrat, who led the unsuccessful Senate filibuster to prevent the deregulation of natural gas, said the high-fuel needs of farming would suffer tremendously from higher gas prices. "I'm here to tell you that the American oil industry has no concern whatever for the public interest," Abourezk said. "Their only concern is to maximize their profits, and they will use any means available to them—legal or illegal—to achieve their objective." Abourezk, who has announced his intention to retire from the Senate after one term, characterized the Carter administration as "bright and decent," but added, "They seem to have bigger fish to fry." Noting that farmers make up only 4 percent of the population, Abourezk said they are the "political tar baby of the 20th Century." He said farmers have been asked in times of economic adversity to "turn the other cheek and to make sacrifices for the 'good of the country.' "Well, the farmer has turned all four cheeks in recent years, and what does he have to show for it? A left hook from a disdainful public, a right uppercut of executive and congressional indifference, and two swift kicks in the rear from the agribusiness 'insiders' and the oil companies." GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL debaters display their array of trophies. Students are, back row, left to right, Rosemary Hope, Trlna Fowler, Beth Nolte, Lori Rosenburg, Charlene Markets Wheat $2.41 down 3 Milo $3.20unchg. Corn $2,07 unchg. (Prices at 12:30 p.m. today •rt Garden City Co-op.) 1 p.m. Stocks (The following p'rict- quotations are furnished to the Telegram by Heinold Securities, 276-3244.) Allied Supplies 2',4 American Cyanamid .26 American Motors 4 American Brands 43 7 /» Anaconda 50% AT&T 60*4 Beech Aircraft 27% Bethlehem Steel 21Mi Boeing 27*4 Chrysler 13*4 Cities Service 51^ Colorado Interstate 21 Dillons 32 . DuPont 121 Eastman Kodak 52*i El Paso NG 17-H. Ford Wb General Electric 51% General Motors 66Vi Halliburton 63 Id IBM 258% International Harvester •..,..... 28% International Paper: ,\..... 4lW . KNB: 23^ MarCor 21% Northern Natural .40% PanEPL 45 Wi Penney JC 35'^ Phillips Petroleum 30% Proctor Gamble 83% RCA 28% Santa Fe Industries 37% Sears 30'* Sperry Rand 34'* Standard Oil Indiana 47% Standard Oil New Jersey 48 Texaco 27'/ 4 United State Steel 29'/4 Westinghouse Electric 1BV* Woolworth 19V 4 DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at l p.m. was down 4.16 at 831.95. LIVE BEEF FUTURES De'c. Feb. Apr. June High 42.12 39.40 39.30 41.10 Low 41.77 39.07 39.00 40.65 Close 41.85 39.12 39.12 41.00 (Prices provided by Heinold Commodities.) Bogner and Ben Blgler; and front row, left to right, Denlse Rosenau,Bev Borah, Julie Holland, Terrl Harvey, Janet Rlntoul, and Karen Blrney. Telegram Photo Garden High's Debaters Wfn Sweepstakes Honors deaths Planners Say No to Bernard Brown / Bowling Alley Bid Garden City High School debaters captured two more trophies this past weekend at the Thomas More Prep debate tournament. Taking first place in sweepstakes competition with an 18-6 win-loss record were the four teams of Beverly Borah and Lori Rosenburg, Janet Rintoul and Allison Ackley, Ben Bigler and Karen Birney, Trina Fowler and Rosemary Hope. Borah and Rosenburg captured first place in the junior division with a 6-0 preliminary record. They defeated Lyons in the semi-finals and Hays in the finals to take first place. Also competing at Thomas More were Kim Kunz and Debbie Rein with a 4-2 record and Eddy Zavala and Rod Robinson with a 1-5 record. Garden City traveled to Hugoton over the weekend, too. The novice team of Denise Rosenau and Charlene Bogner, competing in the experienced division, placed fourth with a 4-1 record. Also competing at Hugoton were Joe Hotz, Cheryl Lansdon, Curtis Gross, Melva Tunis, Shelly Polk, and Jon Gillan. In prior competition at Salina South, the novice teams of Janet Rintoul and Leticia Laremore and Lori Rosenburg and Terri Harvey tied for fourth place, competing against 80 teams from central and eastern Kansas. So far this season, Garden City debaters have captured five first places, one third, and five fourths. Next action for the debate squad will be Friday and Saturday at Pratt. Debate coach is Janie Nusser. How to Spend $277,000? Citizens Suggest Ways F. Bernard Brown F. Bernard Brown, 61, former Garden City resident and retired naval officer, died Tuesday at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C., after a one-month illness. He was born Jan. 1916, near Kalvesla and attended schools in Garden City. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mildred DeFord, Rt. 1, and Marguerite Drach, Dodge City. Funeral will be Friday at the chapel at Patuxent River Naval Base at Lexington Park, Md. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery. Dusty Wade Fine Two names were incorrectly reported in the obituary of three-day-old Dusty Wade Fine in Wednesday's Telegram. He was the son of Gena Renee Fine and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Tabor, all of 709 Pennsylvania. Dusty died Sunday at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Graveside service was Tuesday morning at Valley View Cemetery here. 'Camelot' at Lakin High LAKIN — Lakin High School will present the first performance of "Camelot" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the high school auditorium. A second performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Directors of the musical are Marvin Thieszan and James Akins. Admission is $1.50 for adults and $1 for students. Chase Crash Injures Youths About a dozen suggestions other programs or projects change in the HUD policy were made Wednesday night which would benefit the low would allow the city to apply for proposed utilization of and moderate income $277,000 in Community segments of the community. Development funds to be Final decision of where the granted to the city in 1978. funds will be spent, subject to Among the eligible items meeting HUD guidelines, will suggested at the public in- come from the Garden City volvement meeting were Commission after two more further renovation of the city public-input meetings in swimming pool, additional which suggestions and improvements in Finnup recommendations will be Park, purchase of a day-care gathered, facility, remodeling a senior Items suggested which were citizens center, purchase of considered either needed trash containers to questionable or ineligible complete the city's switch to expenditures included flood- the new automated trash pick-control channeling of the up system and construction of Arkansas River adjacent to tennis courts at the 8th and the city, medical assistance Thompson "pocket park." payments for low and The $277,000 is the fourth moderate income persons, year's funding under a five- renovation of Lee Richardson year program designed to put Zoo, paving of streets in the $1.6 million of Department of Indian Hills Subdivision, Housing and Urban renovation and improvement Development funds into work on Clint Lightner field Garden City improvements, and partial funding of the For the last three years, Garden City Area Chamber of $415,000 has been granted to Commerce Health Service the city each year. Committee which deals with City Manager Deane Wiley doctor recruitment for the and his assistant Bob Halloran city. told the group of about 20 Wiley said that another people at the meeting that |x__ IOQC * n D p under the new HUD ad- l\anSaS TO D6 ministration, more emphasis p__| anr l r\rv would be placed in allocating VXJUI dllU l-My the funds toward helping TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — upgrade substandard housing skies cleared gradually in low and moderate income across Kansas today, and the areas of the city — as well as National Weather Service said cool and mostly dry weather through the for a three-year ongoing project fund request above the $277,000 to which the city is entitled under the HUD program. "We feel our chances are pretty good of getting additional funds over the $277,000," Wiley said of the three-year application. Next meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Garden City Co-op Center. Believe in Energy Crisis WASHINGTON (AP) About nine out of 10 farmers believe the energy crisis is real and that their costs for fuel and other energy are higher this year, according to a telephone survey by the Agriculture Council of America. The council, which conducted one of its periodic toll- free telephone campaigns Wednesday said, that 56 percent of approximately 300 callers who were asked questions on energy, said they wanted the government to help by providing some form of tax incentive for reducing farm energy use. OSU Alums Slate Meet The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association of Garden City invites all area alumni and their families to an evening of activity Saturday at the YMCA. Interested persons are asked to bring a covered dish and table service. Drinks will be provided. After the meal, volleyball, handball and other activities will be available. Be sure to wear tennis shoes. There is no charge for the activity. For more information, Doyle Bohannon at 275-6580 or 276-2311. Christmas Bazaar Friday Holcomb-Garden City- Finney County Planning Commissioners gave a negative recommendation to a request to allow a bowling alley to be built in the southeast portion of the city. The decision was made to recommend to the Garden City Commission that the property not be rezoned from multi-family residential to general commercial after about 30 residents of the area presented opposition to the zoning change request. The zoning change request was made by Ray Shearmire, owner of the Garden Bowl. His proposal concerns an approximately six-acre tract half a block east of the Fleming and Laurel intersection, on the south side of Laurel. Spokesman for the opposition group, 0. B. Barsh, presented the planners with a petition signed by nine of the 15 certified owners of property within 200 feet of the land pr'opbsed for' the ''zoning change and signatures of about 80 other residents of the area. Barsh also listed several concerns of the area residents and land-owners including possible devaluation of property if the bowling alley is built, higher traffic volumes than streets in the area are designed for, safety of property and children with higher traffic and night use of the area, elimination of a "buffer zone" now present between the commercial zone south of the proposed change and the single-family residential zone north across Laurel, littering, noise pollution and the possibility of more vandalism instances because of the late-night crowd associated with the bowling alley. Attorney presenting the zoning change request, Chuck Owen, said because the bowling alley would be one of two in4heicity,' if the change was granted, the traffic would hot be as high as it is currently at the Garden Bowl on Taylor in the north west part of the city. He also said the proposed bowling alley would be smaller than Garden Bowl and thereby present a lesser traffic problem than the opposition group anticipated and had outlined for the planners. Owen said he didn't feel the proposed bowling alley would be any more incompatible with the residential property across Laurel from it than would an apartment complex which is currently permissible on the tract under its present multi-family zoning. He also pointed out that land on two sides of the tract proposed for change is already zoned for general commercial. Before the unanimous decision against the request, the attorney indicated that he would still seek the zoning change at the Dec. 14 City Commission meeting, despite the planners' recommendation to deny the request. Funny, No One Recalls UFO Attack on Town CHESTER, 111. (AP) — The police named Harold 5,300 residents of this quiet "Believe me, I'm Southern Illinois community must have been busy at other pursuits last Aug. 2 because not one can be found who remembers the attack by flying saucers that destroyed the town. According to a magazine called Official UFO, the town was attacked by a fleet of alien invaders. Chester's sheriff-turned- free-lance-writer Luke Grisholm said he called Chanute Air Force Base at Rantoul to get Strategic Air Command jet fighters to repel the invaders, but was unsuccessful. The story recalls that Chan- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will sponsor its Christmas bazaar 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the National Guard Armory. Special attraction will be freshly-ground whole wheat flour being prepared for sale nel 8 television went blank on during the bazaar. Also for Chester sets and all TV sale will be baked goods and screens held the image of an crafts ranging from stuffed alien figure, animals, pillows, jewelry, As most everyone here macrame items and flower knows, Chester has no city arrangements. sheriff, but there is a chief of Howie, not a writer," says Howie. "I didn't have a thing to do with that story." He adds that the city government has received calls about the story for the past week. A headline in the magazine speaks of the looting and burning of Chester and also mentions that the story was su- pressed by officials. "I wondered what the hell I was covering-up in Chester (as a city official)," says Mayor Stanley Macieiski— named Mayor Uhlan Moulton in the story. "I think somebody nearby really wrote the story," says the mayor. Official UFO is printed at Spartan Printing in Sparta, a city near Chester. Kent Weatherby of Spartan said Official UFO is one of about 100 magazines printed of A 16-year-old boy is listed in serious condition at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, following a high speed chase and accident Wednesday night in Garden City. Glenn Warren, 16, Gardendale, suffered a head injury in the 11:51 p.m. one- vehicle accident on Campus near Kansas. Police said the youth was a passenger in a car driven by Dale Guinn, 18, Holcomb. Both Guinn and Warren were taken by ambulance to St. Catherine Hospital 'following the mishap. Guinn was treated and released. Warren was transferred to Wichita. Police said officer Paul Steitz originally attempted to stop the Guinn car at the Kansas Avenue Derby Station, 116 W. Kansas. Police said Guinn took off, and a chase — which reached speeds in excess of 75 miles per hour — began. Several law enforcement vehicles were involved in the pursuit — which ranged east toward Center and Pat's Drive, south on Fleming, east on Fulton and north again on Campus. As the auto approached Kansas, officers said Guinn attempted to take a short cut via the bar ditch. The auto, they said, left the road, dug into the ditch, spun, flew into the air, struck a tree and rolled over. The Jaws of Life was used to free the two youths. The car was listed as a total loss. Guinn was charged with four counts of running a stop sign, two counts of driving left of center, failure to stop for a pursuing police vehicle, and redden driving. would continue weekend. The weather service said a thick band of clouds extending from the southeast to northwest Kansas was associated with jet stream winds of more than 150 miles an hour high in the atmosphere. On the surface, west to northwest winds of 5 to 15 miles an hour blew cool, dry Wyoming air into Kansas. Early morning temperatures ranged from the 20s to the 40s, and the weather service said highs today and Friday would range from the upper 40s in the northwest to the upper 50s in the southeast. The weather service said lows tonight would range from the upper 20s to the low 30s. The extended forecast for Saturday through Monday called for a chance of showers Monday possibly turning to snow Monday night. High* were expected to vary from the mid 40s to the mid 60s, and the weather service said lows would vary from the midteens in the northwest to the mid to upper 20s elsewhere. ON STAGE Bob Sroufe. Friday and Saturday. Laren Hafliger, left, Karen Knoll, Carmen Wheeler and Telegram Photo weekly by the division World Color Press Inc. Circulation figures for the magazine, which is distributed throughout 'the United States, Canada and overseas, were not available. The editor of Official UFO, Jeffrey Goodman, said from New York that the story had come from a free-lance writer who asked to remain anonymous. He said the magazine staff had tried to "check out" the story as best it could. An editor's note beginning the article says that in the past several weeks, Goodman's office has been flooded with reports from Chester residents— all relating to the same incident. Says Mayor Macieiski: "The thing that's really funny is that we didn't have a report of a single fire on Aug. 2." Holcomb Seniors Take Stage HOLCOMB — A three-act murder mystery, "Night Must Fall," will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the old gymnasium at Holcomb. The Emlyn Williams play is being presented by the Holcomb High School senior class and is the first dramatic play to be presented by the high school in several years. Leading parts will be played by Shawn Runkle, Carmen Wheeler, and Jolene Roth. Other cast members are Robert Sroufe, Laren Hafliger, Karen Knoll, Marilyn Rome and John Drees. Production director is Jim Albers. Admission is $1 for students and $1.50 for adults. The audience is asked to enter from the elementary school side of the building.

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