Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 23, 1977 · Page 3
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Garden City, Kansas
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Wednesday, November 23, 1977
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Bennett to Disclose Plans Monday TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Robert F. Bennett revealed today that he will disclose his future political plans Monday in public appearances in Overland Park, Wichita and Topeka. He again declined to give any hint whether he is leaning toward seeking reelection to a second four-year term or toward seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. He said he is now "leaning very heavily in one direction," but said he won't make his final decision until Sunday after he meets here with members of his family. Bennett and his present wife, Olivia, have no children of their own, but he has four children by a previous marriage. He said he plans to discuss his plans with them. "I will announce my decision on the Senate race next Monday," the governor told his weekly news conference. » The announcement first will be made at noon before a Rotary Club luncheon at the Glenwood Manor in Overland Park. Bennett then will fly to Wichita for a ' second appearance at the Canterbury Inn at 4 p.m., then will return to Topeka for a third appearance at the Downtown Ramada Inn at 6:30 p.m. Bennett indicated to reporters that he will announce which race he will make in 1978, but did not flatly rule out the possibility he might retire from candidate politics and return to the practice of law in Johnson County. "Not necessarily," he replied when asked if it was safe to assume he was not retiring. "I wouldn't say it is absolutely final, but I think now I am leaning strongly in one direction," Bennett told newsmen. "Sunday I will discuss it with some members of my family and make a final decision then. "We'll make the announcement Monday. I don't think I'll speculate any more about it." : The Republican governor has been the center of speculation since Sen. James B. Pearson announced about six weeks ago that he would not seek re-election next , year. Republicans generally have conceded that the governor has virtually a clear shot at whichever of his party's nomination he wants. Two GOP congressmen, Reps. Keith Sebelius and Larry Winn Jr., were mentioned in early speculation as possibly being interested in the Senate race if Bennett wasn't. But since then, both Sebelius and Winn have announced they will seek re-election to their House seats in •1978. Bennett had revealed last week that he hoped to make his announcement by the end of November, in order to give others considering either the Senate or governor's race next year time to make their plans. 'Faulty Feed' Suit Filed A Finney County farm couple will go to court in two weeks when they'll try to recover damages they claim their cattle herd suffered from faulty feed rations. District Court Judge Bert Vance has set Dec. 6 as the date a six-person jury will hear the case between H. T. and Ruth Oliver and Farmland Industries, Inc. The Olivers filed suit after they purchased stock feed blocks from Garden City Coop in December, 1974, and April, 1975. They claim the feed caused numerous deaths, abortions and serious interruptions in the breeding cycle of the cattle. They're seeking more than $10,000 in damages. Farmland Industries has maintained that any illness to the cattle was caused by carelessness rather than feed rations. Garden\ Ti-l«-{jruiii Wednesday. [November 23, 1977 Page 3 Churches Plan Special Services \ '"PhanlrorfiIMrirf mill K« n ItwiA **f ««.«,.!,. I D»n<-.l-ii>(««: n.t /~iL».M«L* n>4l* n «J r»:__ :ii i Thanksgiving will be a time of special worship services at many local churches. The services listed below include Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday services. Attempts were made to contact all local churches for their Thanksgiving schedules. St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 12th & St. John, will have mass at 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Thursday in which Thanksgiving bread and wine will be blessed at the end of services. Presbyterian Church, 7th and Pine, will be at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. A special Thanksgiving service will be presented at the First Assembly of God Church, 702 Campus Drive, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Trinity Lutheran Church will feature a special Thanksgiving worship service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The First Church of God, US156 and Mary, will present a Thanksgiving service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday that will feature a slide show of sites in the Holy Land. The regular Sunday Worship service at 10:50 a.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church, 309 W. Campbell, will emphasize the spirit of Thanksgiving. Sermon will be given by associate pastor George Foster. Thanksgiving service at the United The American Festival of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. James Lutheran Church, 1608 Belmont, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The service will include prayers of Thanksgiving for home and family, food, country and for the church. Twelve members of the youth groups in the congregation will participate in the service. The St. James Choir will sing "This is My Father's World" by Sheppard. The pastor's meditation will be on the theme, "When Saints Give Thanks." The Holcomb Community have a communion service Thursday. Church will at 10 a.m. St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, 615 JC, will have Thanksgiving mass at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday. ChangeTax-Roll Procedure Graders Turn Back Clock Carol Crupper Pilgrims and Indians gathered together for an early thanksgiving sing Wednesday morning at Jennie Wilson School. First graders at the school The Markets offered a program of entertainment for other students and parents. School will not be in session Thursday and Friday. Wheat, $2.36unchg. Milo $3.15unchg. Corn • $2.05unchg. (Prices at 12:30 p.m. today rt Garden City Co-op.) 1 p.m. Stocks (The following price ; quotations are furnished to the Telegram by Heinold Securities, 276-3244). Allied Supplies .................... 2% American Cyanamid .............. 26% American Motors ................. 4% American Brands ................ 43% Anaconda ......... '. ............. 52 AT&T ............ .... ........... 60 Beech Aircraft — • . . ; ........... 28V 4 Bethlehem Steel ..... '. ........... 21% Boeing .......................... 28 ',4 Chrysler ........... . ............ 13% Cities Service .................... 51% Colorado Interstate ............... 21% Dillons .......................... 31% DuPont ........................ 120V 8 Eastman Kodak .................. 53 El Paso NG ...... ....". ........... 17% Ford ............................ 44% General Electric .....;..'... ....... 51% General Motors .................. 66% Halliburton ...................... 63% IBM ................... . . ...... 267% Garden City Sale Co. Receipts: 224 Hogs Top butcher hogs $1.50 to $2 higher at $39.50 to $40.25. Heavy hogs $2 higher weighing 250 pounds to 275 pounds sold from $35 to $38.75. Light hogs sold $2 higher at $38 to $39.50. Sows sold 50 cents higher at $29 to $30.50. Man Charged In Saddle Theft A California man was arrested Tuesday for the theft of three saddles valued at $600 from Edwin C. Porter III, 606 Briar Hill. deaths Carl W. Cheney Repeat for Thanksgiving TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) DIGHTON—Carl William Partly cloudy skies and Cheney, 61, died Tuesday at temperatures in the 50s were his home. the rule across Kansas He was born April 17, 1916, today—and the weather man in Gove County and married said to expect about the same Rosa E. Michel Oct. 25, 1924, for Thanksgiving Day. at Garden City. He was a The National Weather farmer and car dealer and Service said a weak upper air lifetime resident of Gove and disturbance traveling eastward across the country would bring an increase in Craig Allen Reed, 19, Placerville, Calif., has been charged with burglary. Porter reported the theft to police Monday when he spotted one of his saddles for sale in the window of Eagle Pawn Shop, 108 W. Fulton. Police obtained a description iM±S^:::::::::::S£ from a shop employee of the . " " man who sold the saddle Johnny M. OrtlZ there. Lane Counties. Survivors include widow; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Rohr, Ransom, and Mrs. Phyllis Bryant, Dighton; a brother, Ralph, LaCrosse; and three grandchildren. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Dighton Methodist Church, Mr. Jack Pakozdi, Worldwide Church of God, Hays, officiating. Burial will be in Dighton Cemetery. Friends may call until 10 a.m. Friday at Niles-Zenor Funeral Home, Dighton. Family suggests memorials to Senior Citizen Fund, Dighton. cloudiness. Starting next year, all owners of vehicles, boats, campers or mobile homes will have to report to the Finney County Courthouse during the first two months of the year to declare those properties. That was the method used to assure that motorcycles, cars, trucks, boats, campers and mobile homes were on the tax rolls until 1971. It is being re- instituted by order of the County Commission. The commission's action came this week after an attorney general's opinion which states that the method currently used by the county assessor does not meet the requirements of the state laws. The procedure used by the assessor since 1971 has been to go through copies of the vehicle registration cards from the motor vehicle department of the county treasurer's office and compile the vehicle, boat and camper list from there. Mobile homes were added to the tax rolls by having an assessor's employee travel throughout the county listing the mobile homes and adding new ones to the lax rolls. According to the attorney general's opinion, each property owner must sign a separate form listing vehicles, campers, boats and mobile homes he owns. "It's just going to mean two trips to the courthouse for a lot of people," County Assessor Bob Thompson said of the switch, "but it's the only way that I can see for us to go." The two trips to which Thompson referred will be for people who must buy their license plates after February. Those people will be required to go to the courthouse to declare their property during January or February and then return to purchase their tags during their scheduled month. He said the change would not affect farmers because they already come to the courthouse during the first two months of the year to declare their farm machinery and generally declare their other property at the same time. Thompson said the biggest problem he can foresee with the change in procedures is informing the public so that everyone will know to report to the courthouse during January or February. "If they don't we'll have to add a 50 percent penalty onto their taxes," the assessor said. In round figures, he explained what the penalty might add up to for a hypothetical list of vehicles owned by a taxpayer in Garden City if that person didn't report to the courthouse during January or February. A car with an approximate value of $3,330 would be taxed at about $96, with a penalty of another $48. A $1,000 motorcycle would be taxed at $29 with a $14.50 penalty. A $6,000 camper's tax would be $173 and have an $87 penalty. A $15,000 mobile home would have a tax of $430 plus a penalty of $215. A $1,200 boat's tax would be $35 and the penalty would add another $17.50. When the new method is implemented, the first of the year, Thompson will have three clerks stationed in the hallway on the main floor of the courthouse to handle the influx of people declaring their vehicles, boats, campers and mobile homes. Numeration figures or the county's head-count will also be taken the same time. In other business, the County. Commission: —Took no action on a request that the county give approval for the city to skip annex a tract of land just southwest of the experiment station. While they took no formal action on the request of Bernard and Raymond Chappel, Art Carr and Myron Mai who are considering a housing development on the tract of land in question, the commissioners later expressed opposition to the skip annexation. —Accepted the resignation of family planning nurse Sheryl Cloutman from the County Health Department. The resignation, effective Nov. 30, cites low salary and lack of cooperation from the county health board (the County Commission) as reasons. County Health Nurse Carolyn Davis said the resignation will mean the termination of the county's family planning program and no replacement for Cloutman will be sought immediately. —Accepted the resignation of the county computer operator Bob Loquet. He has accepted a position with a firm in Dodge City and will leave the county in two weeks. 2,000 Tractors Wanted in Plains PLAINS — At least 2,000 tractors are wanted in Plains, Kans., Friday' to answer a challenge of sister city Plains, Ga., which is expecting 10,000 tractors that day for a joint American Agriculture strike movement tractor rally. The rallies will publicize a farm strike called for Dec. 14. And if President Carter is in his Georgia hometown over the Thanksgiving weekend, he is bound to get a firsthand look at the nationwide strike movement by farmers. "A town that size," said Wendell Fox Jr., Plains, Kans., "it's bound to be noticed. With 10,000 tractors, nobody is going anywhere. You're back to walking." Plains, Kan., was given one- to-five odds by its Georgia friend, Fox said. Fox, who is active with the strike movement at Plains, was one of the farmers who traveled to Plains, Ga., to get a strike Agree to Agreement in Scott Mar Cor ....... ... j .............. 23 National Distributor .............. 22% Northern Natural ................ 40% PanEPL ........ ':• ............... 46 Penney JC ...... .... ............ 36% Phillips Petroleum .... ........... 31'/i Proctor Gamble. .- ................ 84% RCA ............................ 28% Santa Fe Industries ............... 37V 4 Sears ........................... 30% Sperry Rand ..................... 35 Standard Oil Indiana ............. 47'/4 Standard Oil New Jersey .......... 47% Texaco ......................... Z7Vi United State Steel ........... ..... 30' DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p'.m. was down 1.65 at 841.65. Porter said the saddles were taken from a garage behind a house he owns at 210 S. 2nd. Reed was living in the rental house without Porter's knowledge, police said. Two of the saddles are still missing, police said. Reed is also wanted by authorities in California for burglary, police said. He is being held here for California authorities. Johnny M. Ortiz, 38, 1704 W. Kansas, died at his home Tuesday morning. Death was attributed to a heart attack. A truck driver for the city sanitation department, he was born May 7, 1939, at Larned and moved to Garden City in 1967. Additional information and funeral arrangements will be announced by Phillips-White Funeral Home. SCOTT CITY—An interlocal agreement providing for the combining of the Scott County jail and the Scott City dispatching service into a single unit will be presented to the city council Dec. 5 and to the county commission on Dec. 6. City and county officials agreed to draw up the agreement at a joint meeting Monday in Scott City. City and county attorney John Shirley said Tuesday the agreement would be presented to the Kansas Attorney General for approval if it sets the nod from local governing bodies. The moving of the dispatchers office to the county jail is designed to save the county money. It would do that by rising city employees in the dispatchers office to provide 24-hour prisoner surveillance that was recommended by the Kansas Department of Corrections. Complying with that recommendation would save money by preventing the closing of the jail by the state for failure to meet state standards. Using the city dispatchers also would save the county from having to hire special employees to provide prisoner surveillance. Shirley said the moving of physical facilities would begin as soon as possible after the attorney general's tentative approval is received. He said the amounts of payments made to the county for the city's jail use and payments made to the city for the county's use of the dispatching services may be changed during the budgeting for 1979. At present, the city pays the county $3.50 a prisoner-day for housing city prisoners in the jail. That charge may go up to $8.50 a prisoner-day after Jan. 1, 1979, he said. Shirley also said the county pays the city about 35 percent of the operations cost of the city dispatching service. Under the new budget for 1979, that figure may go up to 50 percent, he said. The 1979 budget will be drawn up in July. movement going there. Tractors will move along US54 from Meade, 12 miles east of Plains, at 10:30 a.m., and from Kismet, 9 miles west, at 11 a.m. They are to arrive in Plains at "high noon" Fox said. Aerial applicators also will fly in formation over the tractor parade route. Tractor drivers and aerial applicators who want to participate in the rally are asked to notify their local strike offices. After the rally, there will be a short program and barbecue at the grade school. Fox said Liberal, 27 miles to the west, is a kick-off point-for a statewide tractorcade which will wind its way to Topeka for a large strike rally Dec. 10. Tractor drivers, participating in the Plains rally, could leave their tractors in Plains until that time. The tractorcade will leave Liberal Dec. 7, he said. As they travel through communities and areas, other tractors will join them. "We're encouraging farmers who bring their tractors that far (to Plains) to hold them here (until Dec. 7). We will provide the necessary security," Fox said. Check Plans, See Delay County Commissioners took another look at plans for a proposed city-county law enforcement center Tuesday. They indicated they may not be ready for a county-wide vote on whether or not to construct the building by the tentative Jan. 24 election date. Final cost estimate for the building is still not available but the architects, Michael Gibson and Vince Mancini, still feel their original estimate of $2-$2.5 million is a viable cost for the proposal. Another factor which has posed a problem for meeting the Jan. 24 election date is that state law prohibits a county from issuing bonds which exceed 1 percent of the county's assessed valuation. That amount would be $1.485 million for Finney County — about $1 million short of the estimated cost of the building. An option open to the commission is requesting the city to establish a Public Buildings Commission which could fund the building through bond sales and then be paid back through a lease agreement with the county. The county, though, would still have to raise approximately the same amount of money because the county lease payments to the building com- mission would have to be enough to retire the bonds sold by the building commission. "We can always postpone the election a month or two," Commission Chairman Greg Shaw said. "I'd rather do that then not do it right and waste all this time (the time of city and county officials and architects since the topic came up several months ago)." After talking with the architects and attorney Ward Loyd, the commission discussed the matter with City Manager Deane Wiley and requested Wiley convey their thoughts to the City Commission at its Wednesday meeting. We Will Open THANKSGIVING DAY Thursday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m. Do Drop Inn Highway 50 West & VFW Road * Light Lunches Served Daily 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. * Coors on tap ••COUPON™: NEW FRESH DATED Kodak Kodacolor Film C 110-12 Exp. or C126-12 Exp. FOR INSTAMATIC CAMERA I I I I LIMIT 5 ROLLS Coupon good one week. Mellers Photo Drive-ln | in Garden City On Taco John's Parking Lot 303 E. Kansas ^m WEIL MAKE THE MOST OF WH AT Y»-._.

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