Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 19, 1977 · Page 1
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Sadat in Israel on Historic Mission JERUSALEM (AP) — Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrived in Israel today on a history-making peacejnitiative, the first Arab leader to visit the Jewish state since its founding in 1948. Sadat's special jetliner arrived at Ben- Gurion Airport, 30 miles west of Jerusalem, at 7:59 p.m. (12:59 p.m. EST) on a cool and dark Mediterranean night. Trumpets blared as the sleek white Boeing 707 touched down in darkness. Hundreds of Israeli security police immediately surrounded the jet and the red carpet-lined ramp was moved into place beside the exit door. Sadat, smiling and looking at ease, emerged from the aircraft and poised at the top of the ramp several minutes to wave to the crowd. Sadat stood side-by-side with Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin as the Israeli mili- tary band played the Egyptian and Israeli national anthems. The two leaders were solemn through the anthems. In contrast to the fluttering Egyptian flags in Jerusalem, the Arab world seethed with anger. Libya broke relations with Egypt, Syria proclaimed a day of mourning, Palestinians branded Sadat a traitor and Egyptian embassies around the world faced angry and sometimes violent demonstrations. Libya has reportedly decided to break relations with Egypt over the controversial peace mission. The Soviet Union warned that Sadat's "flirtation" with Israel could lead to another Middle East war. In Athens, a Shootout between Arab students and police at the Egyptian embassy left one person dead and 24 others injured. In Beirut, a rocket attack on the Egyptian embassy killed a guard and wounded four others. Anti-Egyptian demonstrations also were staged in London, New Delhi, Tunis, Madrid and Bonn. In Jerusalem, Israelis crowded into synagogues and offered prayers "to guide the . hand of Prime Minister Menahem Begin for the success of this great event." Thousands bought red, white and black Egyptian flags to wave in the streets or drape from their homes and shops. In Tel Aviv's Municipal Square, huge lights spelled out "Welcome President Sadat" in Hebrew. Egyptian flags fluttered alongside Israeli ensigns at Ben-Gurion Airport for the first time in history. Sadat will deplane to a state welcome featuring ceremonial trumpets, a red carpet hauled out of mothballs for the occasion, dignitaries led by Prime Minister Menahem Begin and a military band playing the Egyptian national anthem it learned from music tape-recorded from Cairo Radio. Sadat will travel to Jerusalem over hilly terrain sprinkled with memorials marking the four outbreaks of Arab-Israeli war over the past 29 years, war which Sadat has warned could erupt again unless Israel and the Arabs reach a negotiated peace. More than 10,000 Israeli police, backed by thousands of soldiers, were taking up positions at the airport and at sites Sadat will visit, where they will try to shield him from possible harm and from the expected attentions of Israeli crowds. Egyptian agents also are taking part in the unprecedented security precautions. Twelve hours before Sadat was to arrive, Ben- Gurion's access roads were sealed off with checkpoints eight miles from the airport. Garden City Telegram 15c a Copy GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1977 Vol.49 20 Pages -No. 17 Electronic Cry of'Wolf DisruptsUlyssesSnoozing ULYSSES-An electronic cry of "wolf" rousted the Ulysses populace out of bed at about 1:30 Saturday morning and prompted about 100 of them to call the grant County Law Enforcement Center to find out what was going on. The "cry" originated from the civil-defense warning system siren that was triggered manually by persons unknown at one of the four siren control boxes located in the city, Bob Spain, Grant County Civil Defense Director, said. The siren wailed about 20 minutes before Spain and workers from the Pioneer Electric Cooperative were able to locate .the source and shut it off manually. "It sure upset a lot of people, including myself," Spain said. "There must have been about 100 calls to the dispatcher's office from people wanting to know what to do." Spain said he wasn't sure how the person or persons were able to climb the 15 feet up the telephone pole to reach the two control boxes to turn on the system. The covers on the boxes had been pried off and two manual control switches had been flipped, he said. "You'd have to be half- smart to know which switches to flip," he said. "I don't know how they knew how to do it. I had to read the directions to turn them back off." Spain said the siren is usually operated by radio from the dispatchers office. There is also a cancel switch there to turn the siren off, he School Board Meets Monday Board of Education for United Schoo] District 457, Garden City; will meet in regular session 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Board Room, Calkins Hall, 211 Buffalo Jones Ave. Agenda items include consideration of improvements for running tracks at Memorial and Penrose Stadiums, application for continued funding of the Title I and Head Start programs, and a proposal for the 1978 baccalaureate and commencement. said, but that is ineffective when the siren is operated manually. The control boxes were unlocked and fastened only with a wire, Spain said. He assured all control boxes would be locked in the future, He said he regretted having to lock the boxes because that would delay an emergency warning to the public in the event a power failure would force manual operation. "I'd sure appreciate it if people wouldn't do things like this," he said. "It's like crying wolf — people might not pay attention to the warning the next time iUgoes off in the middle of the night. "I apologize to the people of Ulysses that this happened. This is really tampering with peoples' lives." Weather Sunrise 7:2!) Sunset 5:30 Chance of thunderstorms Saturday night, t'loudy and very windy Sunday with ruin possibly becoming mixed with snow. Lows Saturday night upper 30s with steady or falling temperatures Sunday. Southerly winds 20 to 30 mph and gusty Saturday night. Chance of precipitation is 40 pf-rcent Saturday night and Sunday. Temperatures for the 24 hours ending 7 a.m. Saturday. Max. Min. Prec. GARDEN CITY 62 23 Bowl Embellishments Fired from Job Because $10'Gift'Not Enough Garden City Community College boosters Denlse Hampton, Lamed, left, Debbie Hester, Oakley, and Colleen Watson, Montezuma, decorate hand railings In Memorial Stadium Saturday morning, just a few hours before the klckoff of the second annual Beef Bowl classic pitting GCCC against Scottsdale, Ariz. Maria Berger, background, oversees the operation. vicorm-ias KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A mother of two has been fired from her job with the YWCA because she only gave $10 to the United Way. ' Sharon Walter was dismissed last week after four years as a clerk at a YWCA branch in Kansas City, Mo. Her supervisor, Alice Kennedy, YWCA executive director, said Mrs. Walter was dismissed because her contribution to the Heart of America United Way was too small. Mrs. Kennedy described Mrs. Walter as an excellent employee. The YWCA is a United Way agency and last year was allocated $215,000 from the community fund program. According to Mrs. Kennedy, YWCA policy dictates that each employee give at least an hour's pay each month. For Mrs. Walter, who made $2.30 an hour as a desk clerk, the annual amount expected was $27.60. But Mrs. Kennedy's superiors in Kansas City and in the national YWCA headquarters in New York, say national policy does not require a minimum amount even though it encourages employees to contribute. "We would never put pressure on employees to give a certain amount,"said Sarah Alice Wright, executive director of the national organization. Mrs. Walter was reluctant to talk about her dismissal. "It's the hurt," she said. "It's not that I didn't give to the United Way. It's that I didn't give enough." Mrs. Walter and her husband, Tom, a Kansas City police officer, said they had decided to give only a $10 donation because they chose to make an extra donation to their church's educational fund. Tom Walter said he gives to the United Way at work. He said he could understand some of the pressures on employees, but added: "Holding a job over somebody's head for a certain dollar amount sorta takes the love out of charity." Women to Debate Equality Package HOUSTON (AP) — With the Equal Rights Amendment as a rallying point, delegates to the National Women's Conference were to begin debating a blueprint aimed at assuring equality of the sexes. But thousands of opponents who claim most of the delegates to the conference do not represent the views of the average American woman were to meet across town today at what sponsors call a "pro-family rally." The conference, attended by 2,000 delegates selected at state and territorial meetings, is costing the federal government $5 million. It is to make recommendations to Congress and President Carter on the subject of equality between men and women. Hundreds of delegates stayed up late Friday night to plan strategy to expedite debate and votes on their proposed plan of action. Conference leaders say they expect attempts to block the plan by about 20 percent of the delegates. First lady Rosalynn Carter and Betty Ford, the wife of the former president, were among the speakers at an ERA rally Friday night. It was the first time the two women — both staunch supporters of the "Estee Lauder" only at Hoovers. —Adv. ERA — made joint appearances for the proposed amendment. "The ERA means — and this is what our message should be — that women can live and work and learn as they choose," said Mrs. Carter. She said she was "proud to be a woman" and proud to be the wife of "a very special person who shares my desire for the ratification of the ERA." Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Ford and Lady Bird Johnson were to speak briefly during the conference today. Maytag Self-Service laundry-64 machines. On Fullon across from Wheat Land Motor Inn —Adv. A Losing Proposition for Some Lawyers By RODNEY HOFFMAN The law requires that legal assistance be provided to criminal defendants who can't afford their own /attorney. That's an expensive proposition for local taxpayers and it's becoming a losing proposition for those attorneys. Last year, $25,500 in Finney County tax dollars was spent for court appointed attorneys. After District Court Judge Bert Vance took some budget reducing measures in March, this year's cost will probably be reduced 15 to 20 percent. A rotating panel of four or five local attorneys represent juveniles or persons charged with misdemeanor crimes in the county. For persons charged with felonies who have a court-appointed attorney, the fees are paid by the state. Although indigent defendants are later billed by the county and state for legal services, the amount collected is minimal. For the statewide program, $40,000 was collected during the fiscal year ending June 30, although more than $1.5 million was spent for attorneys. Before March, the local lawyers were paid $20 an hour for case preparation and $30 an hour for court time. But when one month's bill reached $7,700 from local attorneys, Judge Vance, whose allocated court budget was less than expected, set a standard fee of $250 for each attorney on the panel. The attorneys have continued to file vouchers based on the amount of time they work each month. One a month records show that one attorney would have earned $475 under the old system. Another would have received $25. Both were paid $250. Average hourly salaries for the attorneys has ranged from $14.29 in May to $33.78 in August. In May, one attorney worked for a client 10 minutes in court and 40 minutes in his office and later had to drop the case because of a conflict within his law firm. It was the only case he was assigned that month. Judge Vance said he realized there would be irregularities in the claims but that they would "ultimately even up." "It's inadequate pay," Vance said. But it probably won't increase soon because the court's 1978 budget is also stretched to its limit, he said. The attorneys — John Lindner, Phil Franks, Mike Quint, David Heinemann and until recently John Sherman — more or less volunteer to serve on the rotating panel. When attorney fees in Garden City range from $35 to $65 an hour, not everyone cares to join the rotation. "It's more equitable to do it this way than to force the entire bar to do the work," said Lindner, president of the Garden City Bar Association. "It has to be done for whatever money is available in the budget. "It's clear that Judge Vance is doing everything humanly possible to raise the fees," Lindner said, "but nothing can be done within his budget." Lindner and his partner, Franks, have filed combined vouchers ranging from $944 in May to $431 in August based on the amount of time they work. This month, they say, could be one of the highest ever. Already both have been assigned to handle nine to 10 cases each. About a dozen local attorneys serve on the rotating panel to represent persons charged with a felony. In fiscal 1977 they submitted 73 claims to the Kansas Judicial Administrator, who disburses claims for state aid to indigents. The claims from Finney County totaled $19,369, an average of $265 per claim, according to Judicial Administrator James R. James. Statewide, 4,626 claims were filed, averaging $333 per case. Monte Makes Finals; Moscow Misses: Pages 12-14 Corner Comments by John frazier If you read this column with any regularity, you probably knjw your scribe has a penchant for getting lost in small towns.You may recall the time we drove into Ellis, Kan., and then had a heck of a time finding the exit we needed. Ellis is a village of about 3,000. Then last March, after a basketball game at Southwestern Heights, by some misturn we found ourselves in Kismet — and lost temporarily. It took five shots to get out of town; two of them were deadends, another attempt led into a resident's garage and then other put us right in the middle of the rodeo grounds. Then, when we did get out of the town, we turned the wrong way and were headed for Liberal instead of Garden City. Incidentally, Kismet's population is somewhere in the neighborhood of 300. Of course, it was after dark. Now, are you ready for the latest? Tribune is the scene and the time was last Saturday. The Greeley County seat is a town of some 1,200 people. And please bear in mind, the sun was down. We'd driven (actually Telegram Sports Editor Lee Stuart was at the wheel) to Tribune for the playoff football game between that town's Jackrabbits and the Hugoton Eagles. There was a glut of cars, trucks and school buses around the high school and football field so we skipped the post-tilt trophy ceremony to get a jump on the traffic. We did just that, except somewhere in the maneuver we fumbled and found ourselves criss-crossing the town looking for the right way out. We knew were out of bounds when the highway we thought headed home carried a sign that said Sharon Springs 31 miles, Goodland 62. We flipped more Ueys that night than most drivers do in a month's worth of driving. Crux of the situation — and for some inexpiable reason — we had in our mind that we were in Leoti, which is 24 miles to the east. We kept looking for that one set of signals which control traffic in Leoti business district. We never did find them — because Tribune has no signals downtown. The error of our ways was discovered when we saw the railroad tracks. Why, we asked, are all those Hugoton cars going across the tracks? Then the sun came up. In Leoti, the rails run at the north edge of town; in Tribune at the south edge. As insult to injury, we had to get into the lane of all the outbound fan traffic which was not lost but headed on true course toward home. It was the same traffic we had hoped to avoid. We blamed it on the driver; he blamed it on our directions. Anyway, it was 15 minutes from the time we dashed from the football field parking lot until we were free of the town and headed east on K96. We never — hardly — have traffic trouble in bigger towns and cities. No sweat to manage Denver's East Colfax after dark. When New Orleans was our temporary home, driving was a breeze. The same, when we lived in Dallas. The one exception would be Kansas City's Royals Stadium. We've never left that place after a nighttime ball game without getting lost and usually winding up in Raytown. Of course, when you know you're always going to end up in Raytown, maybe you aren't lost afterall. * * * A nowaday trend in zoos is to let wild beasts roam free and fence in the people. You can drive through some big game compounds. This makes it easier for an animal to observe humans in their natural habitat, the automobile. The best place to study human nature, as any monkey knows, is at a zoo. All those strong wire barriers at today's zoos are people conservation measures. The message for animals in signs reading, "Don't feed the animals," is: "Don't eat the people." * * * Speaking of animals...when Doris Green and her son Art Jr., pulled their pickup truck into the American Royal grounds in Kansas City the other day a policeman who was in charge of animal unloading told them where they could unload their "horse." "That's no horse," Mrs. Green shot back. "Anyway, when we left home, we had a steer in there." The Finney farm woman couldn't convince the officer. He had to look inside the trailer before he believed. Still he had a point: Art Jr.'s 1,250 pound steer was "tall enough to be a horse," Mrs. Green said. Besides, the animal arrived in a horse trailer — and was coated in a horse blanket. Garden Sass What goes up has to come down. This law, Gus Garden says, applies to everything except prices and taxes.

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