Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 22, 1977 · Page 3
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Garden City, Kansas
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Tuesday, November 22, 1977
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Garden Air Pays $55,946 City Bill Garden City Telegram TucHday, November 22, 1<)77 The Markets Page 3 Garden Air's past-due account with the city has been paid in full. Dr. Tony Martin, chairman of the Garden City Airport Advisory Board said Tuesday that Howard Hobson, manager of Garden Air, Inc., had paid the past-due bill Monday. The bill, $55,946, was due to the city for rent and other contracted fees from July 1976, through October, 1977. Hobson also paid the city the rental fee for its fixed-base operator facilities at the municipal airport for the month of November. Other fees due the city for the month of November will be paid at the end of the month as per the contractual agreement. Discovery of the past-due account came recently during a check of the income and contracts at the airport in conjunction with an airport masterplan study being made for the city. The bill is an accumulation of monthly billings since July, 1976, which include rent on the Garden Air offices and maintence building, hangars at the airport and a surcharge on all fuel and oil sold by Garden Air. At the Airport Advisory Board's Monday night meeting, Martin said, the board unanimously voted to recommend that the City Commission agree to negate the 1% percent interest which was due on the $55,000 bill in exchange for about $7,000 in capital improvements which Garden Air has funded at the city-owned airport facility. Tuesday, Hobson said he had withdrawn his request that the city re-negotiate the Garden Air contract, making less stringent requirements of the fixed-base operator. "We still have some problems (with the contract requirements) that have to be ironed out," Hobson said, but indicated that he would wait until after the first of the year to approach the city about the contract re-negotiation. Also present at the advisory board's meeting was a representative of another firm interested in establishing a second fixed-base operation at the airport. Keith Rasmussen of Four Sons Flying Service, the Dodge City airport fixed-base operator, was instructed by the advisory board to contact the city staff for more information about the operation of the airport and return to the advisory board's Dec. 12 meeting with a written proposal about the matter. Wheat $2.40unchg. Milo $3.20unchg. Corn $2.07 unchg. (Prices at 12:30 p.m. today U Garden City Co-op.) 1 p.m. Stocks (The following price quotations are furnished lo the Telegram by Heinold .Securities, 276-3244). International Harvester 29' 2 International Paper 43 : ' K KNB 2.T'. MTS : 22'» National Distributor 22'4 Northern Natural 40 : '. PanEPL 45', Penney JC 36 : >» Philip Petroleum 30 ;1 4 Proctor Gamble 84 RCA 28^ Santa Fc Industries 37 Sears 3() :> M SperryRand 34' 2 Standard Oil Indiana 47' „ Standard Oil New Jersey 47 1 Texaco 27 United States Steel 29' Westinghouse Electric 18' Woolworlh 19' Allied Supplies American Cyanamid American Motors American Brands Anaconda AT&T Beech Aircraft Bethlehem Steel Boeing Chrysler Cities Service Colorado Interstate Dillons DuPont Eastman Kodak El Paso NG Ford General Electric General Motors Halliburton IBM . . . 2 : >» 26', 4 ;I M 43^4 SO-'j 61 27 : '« 21»» 28 : '« 13 :I 4 51' 2 21 s . 31 'z ..122' 4 53-'-» 17 : '4 44»» 52 66'. 61'» 263' 4 Dmnnncfinatinn? Campbell and Taylor give the ap- rrUyilUollLallUlir pearance of the aftermath of one of Like a foreboding sign of things to come, these Ice-coated tumbleweeds beneath the leaking city water tower at Southwest Kansas wintry storms Instead of the result of an apparent act of vandalism. The hole In the water tower through which water is leaking and then freezing as it hits the ground and surrounding objects, was shot with a high-powered rifle, according to authorities. Hearing Set For Soldier WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Fort Riley soldier appeared Monday before a U.S. magistrate on two federal bank robbery charges stemming from robberies in Manhattan and Salina. Magistrate John Wooley set bond for Willie Gene Dyer at $15,000 on each count and scheduled an arraignment hearing for Wednesday in his court. The 20-year-old Dyer, a native of Dayton, Ohio, was placed in custody in the Sedgwick County jail following his first appearance hearing. Dyer is charged in the March 23 robbery of a Manhattan bank and the Nov. 10 robbery of a Salina bank. Salina authorities said the $4,301 taken from the First National Bank's Handi-Bank in Salina had been recovered from Dyer's car. LIVE BEEF FUTURES Dec. Feb. Apr. June High Low Close DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p.m. was up 4.94 at 839.05. (Prices provided by Heinold Commodities.) KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK KANSAS CITY (AP) - Quotations for Tuesday: Hogs 2,000: Actual arrivals less than 1,800 head. Barrows and gilts active, 25-75 higher, mostly 50-75 higher; 1-2 220-230 Ib 41.25; 1-3 200-240 lb 41.0041.25; 240-255 lb 40.50-41.00; 2-3 255-275 lb 39.25-40.50. Sows, weights under 500 lb 50 higher, 500 lb and heavier 1.00-1.25 higher; 1-3 350-500 lb 33.5034.00, part load 349 lb 34.25; 500-650 lb 35.25-35.50. Sheep 50: Less than 25 head offered. Not enough to test price levels. Cattle 1,000: Trade moderate, generally steady except high dressing utility slaughter cows 25-50 higher. Slaughter cowshigh cutter, utility and commercial 21.0023.00, higher dressing utility 23.50-24.75. Feeder steers-load mostly choice thin 228-401 lb 45.00-45.40; choice 350-450 lb 41.00-45.00; 500-700 lb 38.0041.00; 700-900 lb 37.50-39.00; good all weights 35.00-39.00. Feeder heifers-small lots good and choice 300-600 lb 31.0035.00. Estimates for Wednesday: Cattle 2,500; hogs 2,000; sheep 100. WICHITA LIVESTOCK WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Cattle 250: Auction begins at noon. Hogs 800: Barrows and gilts fairly active, 50-75 higher; 1-2 204-250 lb 40.30-40.80; 1-3 220260 lb 39.90-40.30; 2-3 245-290 lb 38.25-39.50. Sows slow, 50-1.00 lower; 1-3 500-625 lb 33.2534.75; 400-500 lb 31.25-33.25; 300-400 lb 30.75-32.50. • deaths Mrs. Ruth Cook Former Garden City resident Mrs. Ruth Cook died Monday at her home in Longmont, Colo. She lived in Garden City from 1937 to 1943 when her husband, the Rev. 0. Ray Cook, was pastor of the Methodist Church here. In addition to the widower, she is survived by a daughter and two sons. Funeral will be 2 p.m. (MST) Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Longmont. A memorial has been established with the church. $9,588 Allocated for Work On Memorial Stadium Track Memorial Stadium's running track soon will have a face — or is it, foot? — lift. Funds in the amount of $9,588 were allocated for the project at Monday's meeting of the Unified School District 457 Board of Education. Wayne Stagaard, Garden City High School athletic director, presented the proposal for the improvement of the cinder track. . Improving the drainage and adding to the track's base, he said, was a "good alternative" ,to the earlier proposed and more costly eight-lane metric all-weather track. Putting in an all-weather track would have cost the district about $61,000. The main problem with Memorial's track, said Stagaard, is drainage. Improvements call for lowering the inside curbing and the installation of drain pipes to allow excess water to be drained from the running track to the infield. At present, said the athletic director, the track is bare to its clay base. New cinders with binding, he said, would raise the surface two inches. "In effect," said Stagaard, "it would give us a new track." Grading for the project is estimated at $250, 350 tons of red dog track topping with binder at $7,941, and material delivery, $525, that totals $8,716. An extra 10 per cent was figured for labor and incidental expenses ($871) to bring the total to $9,588. Memorial Stadium's track will continue to be a 440-yard track. "Sometimes we can't have all the things we'd like to have," Stagaard said. Kansas has set 1980 as the date for metric conversion. But, said the director, that may be pushed back. Seven Children Given Help Seven children from this area were given assistance this year by the Kansas Society for Crippled Children according to Mrs. Preston Burtis, Jr. of Garden City, who is the volunteer County Chairman for the Kansas Society for Crippled Children. Finney County is part of the 9th District of the state wide Society which was formed in 1925 to assure that the crippled children of Kansas receive the attention of medical specialists, even when the parents are unable to pay the cost. The Kansas Society launched it's annual campaign for funds this month as part of the state's observance of the Thanksgiving season. Running a track meet using metric distances on a traditional track will entail a great deal of education, he said. Stagaard said the cinder track could be expanded into a metric track, but the project would be costly. "We wouldn't have to move them (the boundaries) far distance-wise," he said, "but dollar-wise would be another thing." Board member Dale Marine agreed that the proposed improvements were desirable "in terms of the present and in terms of money available," and moved that money be allocated for the project. The motion gained unaimous approval. No action was taken on a proposal to improve the running track at Abe Hubert Junior High's Penrose Stadium, although the board indicated it, would like to rejuvenate that in the future. Estimated cost for improving Penrose was placed at $20,012. If the present base was not replaced (as in the first proposal) the figure would be $10,652. Penrose, said Stagaard, is "not as good a facility as many — but is too good to give up." As proposed, the Memorial Stadium project will begin soon for use this spring. Public Hearings Set Wednesday Among the items on the Garden' City Commission agenda for Wednesday will be two public hearings. Both are scheduled for 9 a.m., but the commission has previously determined to recess its airport zoning hearing until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. It will be a continuation of the airport zoning hearing which was started two weeks ago. The other public hearing scheduled to being at 9 a.m. is on the matter of various city improvement costs now under temporary note financing. Special assessments against the properties in the benefit districts of the improvements will be the topic of the hearing. Notices have been sent out to the individuals to be affected by the special assessments. Correction A story in Monday's Telegram about a chase and subsequent collision behind the police station incorrectly identified the passengers in one of the vehicles. Beverly Ward, 34, 801 Burnside Drive, was a passenger in a pickup driven by Earnest William, 42, 1112 Telegram Ave. His pickup struck the city annex building when it was hit from behind by a car driven by Geraldine William, 41, 1112 Telegram Ave. Monday's Telegram reported that Ms. Ward was a passenger in the car driven by Mrs. William. Stephanie Hoffman LAKIN—Graveside service for Stephanie Dee Hoffman, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoffman, Lakin was Tuesday afternoon in Lakin Cemetary. The Rev. F. C. Laudick officiated. Stephanie was born Sunday at Kearny County Hospital and died Monday at St. Catherine Hospital. Other survivors include grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vincent, and Carl W. Barchett, all of Lakin; great-grandparents, Mrs. Delia M. Barchett, Mr. and Mrs. Juan Perez, all of Lakin; and Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Vincent, Rockaway Beach, Mo. USD Board Gives Approval To Building Trades Program New Trial If things go as planned, Garden City may be fostering a young group of home builders. A building trades program for ninth grade students at Abe Hubert Junior High was approved at Monday night's board of education meeting. Main project for the zero- hour (7:45 a.m.) class will be construction of a home. Bill Saunders, vocational- occupational instructor, proposed the class. He said about 40 ninth graders had expressed an interest in it. Two old barracks behind Calkins Hall will be dismantled for the project and their lumber will be used for the roughing of the new house". The new home will be constructed at the barracks site. It will be sold and moved when completed. Building codes will be followed, and the lumber will be graded as the project goes along, said Saunders. The house, he said, will give students a practical application for their studies and should generate interest and enthusiasm. He anticipated that the project would be completed in a year or two. Costs for the class have not been determined. Although the house may cost some money initially, the project is something that will pay its way with the sale of the finished product, said board member Vernon Schweer. In other business Monday, the board of education: —Approved an application for $127,533 in federal funding for the district's Title I program. That's up from last year's amount of $112,462. Title I provides a reading program during the regular school year for schools which have a higher percentage of low income families enrolled than the district-wide average. This year, said director Jackie Fleming, 225 children are being served in five schools — Alta Brown, Garfield, Buffalo Jones, Gertrude Walker and St. Mary. In the summer, Title I conducts programs in remedial reading and remedial math. —Approved an additional basketball coach for seventh grade students at Kenneth Henderson Junior High. —Established May 21 as the date for 1978 baccalaureate and commencement. —Approved, on final reading, a rate table for rental of district facilities. Legion Pulls OutofKC Conquerors Of Pneumonia Tackle Next Case WASHINGTON (AP) - Researchers who have developed a vaccine against several strains of pneumonia that kill thousands yearly are now trying to protect young children from a serious ear infection often caused by the same bacteria. The inflammation of the middle ear, known as otitis media, is the most frequently diagnosed childhood disease after the common cold. It strikes 2 percent of all children by age 2 and 75 percent by age 6. The new vaccine, licensed Monday by the Food and Drug Administration, could save many of the 25,000 lives lost to pneumonia each year in the United States, its manufacturer says. Its development also may be crucial in fighting the children's disease. Dr. Maurice Hillman, who directed the work on the vaccine, Pneumovax, at Merck Sharp & Dohme's West Point, Pa., laboratories, said researchers may know within a year to 18 months whether a vaccine can be used to safeguard babies against the ear infection. The government is sponsoring trials in Massachusetts and Alabama hospitals on a vaccine against eight strains associated with otitis media. Pneumovax protects against 14 strains of the pneumococcus bacteria that account for more than 80 percent of the pneumo- coccal pneumonia cases. The pneumococcus, which lives in the nose and throat of healthy people, also causes ear infections in youngsters. The bacteria can spread to the lungs or to the ears when the body's defense mechanisms fail. The FDA authorized the company to recommend the pneumonia vaccine for everyone age 50 or over, the chronically ill, people convalescing from a serious disease and anyone living in a nursing home or other facility where pneumonia could easily spread. Pneumovax is not recommended for children under age 2. The vaccine is expected to help victims of sickle cell anemia and others with defective or missing spleens who run a high risk of severe pneumonia infections. Pneumovax is not effective against viral pneumonia, which drugs still cannot prevent or cure but is usually less severe than pneumococcal pneumonia. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Differences between a hotel and American Legion officials has spurred the Legion to move its 1979 convention site from Kansas City to Houston. Legion officials approved the move after charging that the management of the plush Crown Center Hotel, which was to be the convention headquarters, was too slow in completing convention plans and not flexible enough in granting price breaks and free rooms to the Legion. Officials said Monday the decision means the loss of $5 million they had expected the convention to pump into the Kansas City economy. "They apparently didn't take us seriously enough in negotiations," said Bill Miller, the Legion's national convention director. "So we pulled out." Convention and hotel officials were surprised by the Legion's move. They had been working 18 months to reserve nearly 7,500 rooms for the convention, which was expected to bring 20,000 Legionnaires into the city. "I was as surprised as anyone that they pulled out without notice," said Chris Marker, general manager of Crown Center. The Legion had asked for a complimentary room for every 50 Crown Center rooms rented and for some of those free rooms to be complete suites. The hotel agreed to meet the Legion's request to reserve 600 rooms and agreed to kick back $1 to the Legion for every room rented by conventioneers. Miller said the decision to move the convention to Houston came after the hotel was slow in providing a written version of a verbal agreement for free meeting space for conventioneers. Miller said the written copy of the agreement arrived on Oct. 3, only a day before a meeting of the Legion's convention commission in Indianapolis. He added that the agreement included conditions for free space that were not in the verbal agreement. "We didn't know until it was too late the seriousness of the Legion's October deadline to have all pricing arrangements fixed," Marker said. When Houston officials attended the Indianapolis meeting to bid on any unscheduled conventions, the Legion officials decided to give them the 1979 session. Kansas City officials begged the Legion to reconsider, but all overtures were rejected. "Maybe when folks in Kansas City can get things worked out and learn how to pull together on making arrangements for our large conventions, they can bid for a future one," Miller said. "We have nothing against your city — it's a pretty place." For Collazo A new trial for Sylvester (Porky) Collazo, convicted heroin dealer, has been scheduled for Jan. 5 in Finney County District Court. Two weeks ago the Kansas Court of Appeals ordered the new trial after Collazo argued that much of the state's case against him was based on hearsay evidence. He was convicted by jury in April of selling one ounce of heroin for $1,200 to a Kansas Bureau of Investigation narcotics agent in Garden City. Collazo objected to testimony in which John Washington, the narcotics agent, quoted an intermediary who described the defendant as a known and large scale drug dealer. Attorneys for Collazo argued the testimony was improper because they didn't have an opportunity to question the intermediary on the witness stand. The intermediary was in Finney County jail at the time and has been transferred to the state penitentary at Lansing. Last Call for Fun in Sun Last call for fun in the iun in Florida with your neighbors from Southwest Kansas! There are still a few seats left for the Orange Jowl lour sponsored by The Telegram and Sun- lower Excursions. Deadline for reservations s Wednesday. The tour price is $715 per jerson and includes tickets .0 the football game and parade; transportation via :hartered bus; motel and lotel accommodations; and all sight-seeing specified in the itinerary. The Orange Bowl will feature Arkansas against the winner of the Nebraska - Oklahoma game. The tour leaves the day after Christmas and returns Jan. 13. It's not too late to make arrangements. Call Sunflower Excusions at 2762916 or 275-1638 after 5 p.m.

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