Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 25, 1977 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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Garden City Telegram 15c a Copy GARDKIN CITY KANSAS. FRIDAY. NOVKMKKR 25. 1977 Vol. 49 32 l'u{i«-N-Thr«-«- Si-clions -!\,,. 2 I r •»•*„: «. •.'* »Vv . . • •„» '',/•» < *. • •****< ,..-»» , Tractor 'Army' To Carter Town LONG LINES of tractors and farm Friday morning. From the north and to travel the next seven miles east to Implements converged on Kismet the south, hundreds of farmers merged Plains. Carol Crupper- Commission \ Bans Smoking By DENNIES ANDERSEN Well they did it. After jokingly (and not so jokingly at times) kicking around the idea of banning smoking in the Cify .Commission meeting chambers during commission meetings, the commissioners voted 3-2 to ban smoking during their meetings. That 3-2 vote also is the split on the board between smokers and non-smokers. Commissioner Tony Jewell, a one-time smoker himself, brought the motion before the board during the waning minutes of their meeting this week. Commissioner Al Towles seconded the motion as if it had been rehearsed before a director, and Mayor Duane West, grinning like another well-known politician of the same party, asked if there was any discussion of the motion. Mocked threats and sidelong glances came from the other side of the commissioners' bench where the smoking commissioners, Bob Collins and John Miller, sit. The non-smoking commissioners, Jewell, West and Towles, slid their chairs toward the far end of the bench (away from Miller and Collins) in a joking attempt to show their already apparent united "prohibition" front. While the "nays" were louder than the "yeas," they number only two and the motion passed, to the dismay of more than Collins and Miller. Other regular attendants of the meetings who also indulge in the smoking of tobacco include City Attorney Clyde Daniel, Assistant City Manager Bob Halloran and news media representatives from KBUF, KIUL, and the Telegram. As a token concession to Collins and Miller, the mayor said that future commission meetings would include a "two-minute break in the middle of the morning" something which any dedicated smoker knows will merely whet the appetites of the smokers involved. This smoker, for one, will be dedicatedly reading the legal notices in the Telegram for the next few years to see when the smoking ban resolution is published in the "official city newspaper" because the resolution carries no more weight than an empty cigaret wrapper until it is duly published in this journal. Then, I too will quit puffin' throughout the twice-a-month city meetings. County Commissioners have already adopted a measure which bans smoking in their meetings, but have never published it. It is abided by because the smoke in their meeting-room — much smaller than the city's — becomes an irritant much sooner. Without a doubt, when a large group of spectators or a public hearing, such as the two this week, accompany the commission meetings at either city or county meetings, and smokers abound in the "congregation," the smoke gets thick enough to water the eyes of even some of the strongest in the smoking crowd. The ban is probably the "right thing" for the commissions to do, but I'm sure I'll find myself muttering unprintable phrases and things about the three non-smoking commissioners and their parentage as I snuff out a smoke on the way into the every-other Wednesday city meeting — as I'm already doing every Monday on my way into the courthouse. Weather Sunrise 7: M Sunset 5:27 Partly sunny this afternoon with highs in the 40's. Partly cloudy tonight. Lows in the lower 20's. Saturday cloudy with highs In the SO's. Winds 5-10 mph tonight out of the southwest. Max Min. Prec. GARDEN CITY 54 .28 PLAINS, Ga. (AP) Farmers demanding higher produce prices ordered an army of Iraclors escorled by crop-dusling airplanes toward President Carter's hometown loday for a rally. The presidenl was more than 650 miles away. But a shopkeeper who is also a stale senalor and Carter's cousin announced plans to watch and added: "We're glad to have them." Thousands of farmers spent Thanksgiving night at meeting poinls near Ihis southweslern Georgia hamlel, preparing to drive their traclors into Plains for the rally. The farmers wan! Congress to set a floor price on agricultural products that would ensure that they will get back their production costs and at least a small profil when Ihey sell their harvest. Unless Congress lakes action on the farmers' demands, farmers across the counlry have vowed to go on strike starting Dec. 14. As the farmers prepared GROUPS OF Southwest Kansas farmers chatted in Kismet while waiting their turn to join the line to Plains. Carol Crupper All SW Roads Lead to Plains PLAINS — All roads led to Plains Friday morning in anticipation of a "high noon" American Agriculture strike rally on Main Street. Tractors from Meade, Kismet, and Sherman County — 175 miles north of Plains — were traveling the highways leading to Plains. Their arrival in Plains at noon was to be followed by a strike meeting at the grade school. Alvin Jenkins, Campo, Colo., was scheduled as the featured speaker. Officials expect about 2,000 tractors for the rally. It will coincide with a similar rally at Plains, Ga., where officials are predicting about 10,000 tractors will gather. Crop dusting airplanes circled over Plains Friday showing their support for higher farm prices. The Plains rally will prelude an larger statewide tractorcade 16 days from now at a rally on the steps of the state capital. The rally will be in conjunction with nationwide rallies in every slate capital Dec. 10. I heir demonstration, Carter was at the presidential retreal in Camp David, Md. His mother, Miss Lillian, was home in Plains, but it was not known whether she or the president's brother, Billy, planned to walch the "tractorcade." State Sen. Hugh Carter, the president's cousin, said he had nol been invited to Ihe rally bul he planned to be in his antique store on Plains' main street, a good vantage point for watching almost anything in the tiny downtown area. '"All I know is they will be here," he said. "I'm sure they are welcome here and we're glad to have them." Directors of the Georgia Agriculture Aviation Association voted unanimously late last week to hold a "fly-over" of 25 to 40 crop-dusting planes during the rally to show their support for the farmers' cause. Tom Kersey, the Unadilla, Ga., farmer who helped organize the farm protest movement in the Southeast, had said he expected 10,000 tractors at the rally. He said at least 1,000 tractors stayed overnight in Americus on Thursday, 450 in Reynolds, 1,000 in Albany, 1,000 in Smithfield, 500 in Vienna and several hundred in Cordele. Moderate Blacks Woman Abducted; Rfl r If Q m ith Of f a r Cold - Wind y Two Wlen Charged LJaVslN. Ol I II LI I \Jl Id TOPEKA, Kan. (AP, - ^"IKSLT., "":: '" "S.™^.'"?*!.. 0 *.., Garden Sass Some executives have computers to do their thinking, Gus Garden says. Other men have their wives. SALISBURY, Rhodesia (AP) — Moderate black nationalists gave qualified support today to Prime Minister Ian Smith's dramatic offer to steer Rhodesia to black majority rule in one- man, one-vote elections. A spokesman for one moderate black leader, the Rev. Ndabaningi Sithole, called Smith's offer a "decisive move...which paves the way for black and white Rhodesians to sit down together and work out a blueprint for Zimbabwe which will bring peace and prosperity to our land." Zimbabwe is the African name for Rhodesia. Sith'ole heads a faction of the African National Council. Smith did not mention a date for elections. Jeremiah Chirau, leader of the moderate black Zimbabwe United Peoples Organization, said Smith's acceptance of majority rule could mean the end of guerrilla fighting. He appealed to black nationalist guerrillas to "come home peacefully," calling them "misguided young men who think that the path of violence can lead to anything constructive." The_ independent Rhodesia Herald, reflecting while middle-of-the road thinking, called Smith's surprise support for universal adult suffrage "a dramatic start" to bring peace to Rhodesia. Both moderate black leaders operate from within Rhodesia. There was no immediate word from black nationalist guerrilla leaders Yule Lights 'On' Tonight Christmas lights along Main Street in Garden City will be turned on Friday evening to usher in the Christmas season. Mayor Duane West will throw the switch for the lights at 6:30 p.m. at the northeast corner of Pine and Main streets. "Estee Lauder" only at Hoovers. —Adv. Maytag Self-Service laundry-64 machines. On Fulton across from Wheat Land Motor Inn. —Adv. operating from Zambia and Mozambique. Claiming the British-American peace plan has failed, Smith told a news conference Thursday he believed an internal agreement between his white minority government and moderate black leaders would end Rhodesia's bloody five year-old guerrilla war. "It is time we got on in Rhodesia and came to some finalities so that we can bring to an end the kind of madness which exists today where Rhodesians are killing Rhodesians at a pretty fair pace," Smith said. Chirau, who leaves \ Saturday for a trip to the! United Slates and Britain to boost international support for his organization, told a group of while farmers in Ihe lown of Marandellas, about 50 miles south of Salisbury, that whites would nol enjoy privileged status in a black majority- ruled Rhodesia. "Most of Zimbabwe's people are black so you musl under- sland that there can be no question of the continuation of the privileged position which the white section of the communily has enjoyed for so long," he said. However, Chirau said exisl- ing Rhodesian securily forces Flocked Christmas trees at Wards Garden Center. 275-1902. —Adv. should be retained, white-led but including about four-fifth blacks in Ihe lower ranks. The suggeslion was an apparent reference to Smilh's insistence on a secure future for the white minority. "With all parties inside the country agreeing lo come together to discuss a fulure constitution based on majority rule, the terrorist war should cease," Chirau said. Joseph Masangomai, spokesman for Bishop Abel Muzorewa's African National Council, said in a published interview thai several "non- negoliable condilions" were slill oulslanding. These include a general amnesly for political detainees and reslriclees; an end lo political trials, and suspension of detentions and executions. Holiday Traffic Toll Now at 170 By The Associated Press Traffic accidents had claimed more than 170 lives on the nation's slreets and highways by mirf-morning today, with more than half of a four- day Thanksgiving weekend still ahead. Al noon EST, the dealh loll stood at 175. "Nina Hicci" only at Hoovers. -Adv. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas got no more than snow flurries out of the winter storm which played havoc to the northeast today, but it was left a legacy of chilling norlh- wesl winds and cold tem- peralures. The official forecaslers said lows lonighl probably will range from 15 to 20 in northeast and north-central Kansas lo the 20s in the west and soulh. Kansas is affecled by the lower end of a cold front that produced heavy snow and winter storm warnings in the Great Lakes area. It entered Kansas Thursday evening and moved through the eastern counlies Ihis morning, turning the winds around to Ihe northwest and producing wind-chill indexes Ihat were a few degrees below zero. Skies began to clear in the northwest and extreme north this morning, and this process was expected lo be completed in the south and easl during Ihe day. The pallern is repealing il- self, however; so il is likely lo be partly cloudy across the stale lonighl and Ihen on Salurday become cloudy in the west again and parlly cloudy in Ihe easl. The official forecasters expect lillle precipilalion from Ihe rapid-moving low pressure disturbances. Two Oklahoma men are in custody of Garden City police on charges of aggravated kidnapping, rape, attempted murder and theft, in connection with the abduction Tuesday afternoon of a 53- year-old Garden City woman. William A. Stevenson, 21, Okmulgee, Okla., and Dewayne Peters, 19, sometimes known as Dewayne Henshaw, Wewoka, Okla., were arrested Thursday Tavern Shots Wound Man COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Police said a 19-year-old man was struck in the back by one of some nine shots fired t hrough the front window of a Coffeyville tavern lale Thursday night. The victim, Gayle Inlow of Coffeyville, was reported in fair but stable condition loday. Officers said the shooting was believed lo have been the outgrowth of a disturbance earlier in which a man was ordered from the tavern. The officers said two men were arrested a short time after the shooting and booked on five counls of aggravaled ballery, carrying a concealed weapon, leaving Ihe scene of an accident, and attempting lo flee from a police officer. Two .22-caliber rifles were found in the car occupied by the two men. morning in Dodge City. Finney County attorney Don Vsetecka said he was going to recommend that bond be set al $100,000 for both men. Charges have been filed against both men. They are scheduled to appear in Finney County District Courl Monday. Police said the woman was abducled by two men as she was leaving work Tuesday afternoon. The men forced their way into her car and drove her to a rural area where she was reportedly raped by one of them. Later, the men drove to an undisclosed location and left Ihe woman after locking her in the truck of her car about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday. She was discovered about 7:30 Wednesday morning by a Garden City policeman searching the vehicle. The vehicle was discovered on Ihe officer's patrol route. Police said Ihe woman didn't require hospitalization. The extent of her injuries was nol revealed. Overnight low temperature was 28 degrees. Police said the woman was wearing normal street clothing when she was found. An arrest warrant for two men was issued Wednesday afternoon. After their arrest in Dodge City, the suspects were returned lo Garden Cily about 3 p.m. Thursday. Price of Fur Catalyst Brace to Halt Illegal Hunting The high price of fur will probably attract a great number of hunlers Ihis winter and area game wardens are bracing themselves for an onslaught of. illegal hunting practices. Within the last week, hunters Jfy Finney and Seward counties have pleaded guilty to charges of hunting after dark with illegal spotlights. Those charges, coupled with compalints from farmers, have spurred game wardens and sheriff's officers to step up the patrols in rural areas. "The high fur price has prompted people to do it," said Richard Harrold, game warden for Finney, Gray and Haskell counties. "I've heard the fur price for coyotes will be 30 to 40 percent less than last year when il was $40 bul slill, many limes a guy can find four or five animals a nighl. Thai's $120 lo $150." Hunting season for mosl fur bearing animals doesn'l begin until Dec. 1. The most common violation, before or during the season, is using a spotlight causing animals to stop and stare at the hunter. "Spotlighting," as its called, was oullawed in 1972 to cul reduce deer poaching incidenls, bul il perlains lo all animals. Hunters using spotlights are easy to spot and several local farmers have complained aboul hunters on Iheir properly at night, Harrold said. Spotlights used by hunters can often be seen 12 to 15 miles away, he said, making unlawful hunlers an easy target for game wardens. Last week, Harrold arrested Iwo Garden Cily men afler Ihey were hunling for coyoles lale one evening. Harrold and olher law enforcemenl officers followed the two men on a high speed chase nearly 25 miles before they were stopped norlh- easl of Garden Cily. Two Liberal men led Seward Counly sheriff's officers on a chase lhal finally ended in Oklahoma one nighl lasl week. The men ptyded guilty to hunting deer by using their car headlights, according to Bob Neese.'^game warden for Seward, Morton, Stevens and Granl counlies.

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