Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 25, 1977 · Page 20
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 20

Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, November 25, 1977
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I'nee 6A Garden Cily Telegram Friday, November 25. 1*)77 Anti-Smuggler Tactics Customs Agents in Guerrilla Training NILAND, Calif. (AP) - The United States is dulling the thrust of smugglers by sharpening the skills of its customs agents in a mandatory guerrilla warfare course in the Southern California desert. After three weeks of rigorous training, even normally chairbound supervisors learn to run, crawl, fight and shoot back. The desert games, played out just south of the Chocolate Mountains where Gen. George S. Patton trained his tank and armored cavalry units for World War II, are a reaction to the growing threat from smugglers and their sophisticated tactics in recent years. "Smugglers are finding ways to get around us," said Bob Lasher, assistant patrol director for the San Diego district. "The stuff continues to be brought in by aircraft and ships." In 1973, when the U.S. Customs Service started patrolling the Mexican border with Southern California, it seized 27,289 pounds of marijuana in six months. Smugglers in one recent case delivered a load of marijuana into Canada by freighter and then smuggled it into the United States. But authorities say the desert training is paying off with more smuggling captures and seizures. Danger from smugglers has always been acute. Two customs officers were captured by a band of smugglers near Nogales, Ariz., in 1974. They were slain across the border in Mexico. The program was started soon after the Nogales killings. Treasury funds pay the $30,000 cost of each three-week class. The Navy's Sea Air and Land (SEAL) team from the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, specialists in unconventional warfare, teach how to plan and carry out interdiction missions and stakeouts, how to spot smuggling along canyons, deserts and busy trails, how to deliver agents by helicopter into desolate areas, how to track down and capture air smugglers. The training days run to midnight without a weekend off. More Women to Don Hardhats Don Powell Salute to an Educatoi Don Powell teaches mathematics at Hbe Hubert Jr. High 7th & 8th grade level. Don previously taught science .. health and was a Jr. High coach for football, baskotball, & track for 15 years. Don was also head teacher at Sabine hall. He has been a me -r of KNEA for 23 years. Don has his B.S. & M.S. degrees from Emporia State and also has credit ' "".n; from Wichita State, Kansas University, San Jose State College, University of South Florida and St. Mary of the Plains. Don was also assistant football coach at Garden City Community College. Don was selected for a NSF grant in mathematics in 1968 at San Jose St. College and in 1971 at the University of Florida. Don is co-chairman of U.S.D. Facts Committee and is a lieutenant in the Finney County Sheriff's Posse. Don and his wife Kay (a library aide USD 457) have 3 sons. Marc age 22, a student at Oral Roberts University, Tim, age 20, a carpenter, and Danny age 19, a student at Garden City Community College, and also a carpenter. Don's hobby is sports. Don's educational philosophy: Education is an ever continuing process. We, as educators, must provide an ever continuing opportunity to those students for whom we are responsible. J & M PAINT & WALL COVERINGS 1108 HATTIE GARDEN CITY 276-3811 By JUDIE BLACK Kansas Features & News TOPEKA - Among the hundreds of construction laborers building the new multi-million dollar Jeffrey Energy Center in St. Marys is a handful of women. One welds and fits pipe, another drives a truck and several haul building materials around the site. Statewide, the number of women working on construction jobs is too small even to count, according to contractors and state officials. But beginning next year, the number of Kansas women working on all kinds of construction projects will increase dramatically when new federal regulations take effect. Contractors and unions alike in Kansas .are girding themselves for the federally- mandated influx of women into construction jobs. Most, however, are woefully unprepared. "But it was inevitable," said Allen Thompson of the proposed federal guidelines. Recording Artists To Perform KENMARK Productions, a Garden City based entertainment agency, will present recording artists Hank Thompson and Barbara Fairchild in a show Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. It is the first of a series of planned star attractions for the area by KENMARK. Thompson, the "King of Western Swing" has sold more than 35 million records. Fairchild made her first impact in the industry at an early age. Her biggest hit was "Teddy Bear." Tickets may be purchased at the door or, in Garden City, at the Audiophile Sound Shoppe and Garden City Co- Op (Farm and Home Center, T.B.A. Center, Feed and Seed Store). Tickets for the performance will be $4.50 advance and $5 at the door. Thompson is president of the 5,000-member Building and Construction Trades Council of Topeka, the state's largest. "Women workers are here to stay and we might as well accept it," Thompson added. Toward that end, the council's "apprenticeship outreach program," that has matched hundreds of minorities with union 'apprenticeships, recently hired a young woman to recruit more women into construction spots. "You can't wait for the day the trade unions call and say the contractor needs four women electricians or two women carpenters," said Dean Miller, director of the apprenticeship outreach program. "You've got to be ahead of the game." The game to get more women into the construction industry is a serious one. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the industry has failed on its own to include more women workers. So sometime next year the department will issue "goals and timetables"to contractors and unions to ensure that more women are working in construction jobs. "Let's not kid ourselves, these are employment quotas, not goals," said Ed Weilepp, executive director of the Kansas Contractors Association (KCA). "And our members are extremely apprehensive about being able to meet them." To date, the 126-member KCA has no special programs, planned to begin recruiting or training more women for construction jobs, Weilepp said the association "hasn't had much luck in the past" attracting women to its members' jobs or in keeping them once there. "It's dirty, heavy, hard and physically demanding," Weilepp said of his members' work, building dams, roads and sewage treatment plants. "And there's been a marked lack of interest among women in doing that kind of work." "Frankly, I don't know how our members will comply," Weilepp added. While exact figures have yet to be set by the Labor Dept., proposed guidelines now being studied could mean hundreds of new women apprenticeships in the trades represented by Thompson's Topeka building council alone. Now most of the state's nearly 250,000 working women labor at jobs usually associated with women, such as clerks, waitresses, secretaries, nurses and teachers. But increasingly more women want a chance at nontraditional, often higher- paying jobs, in construction for example, usually held by men. According to union figures, a woman beginning as a carpenter's apprentice can make $5.10 an hour; an electrician's apprentice, $5.55 an hour. In comparison, a woman beginning as a clerk- typist for the state can expect to make $2.50 an hour. While the union wages are attractive, most construction jobs in Kansas, a right to work state, are not union held. Yet even non-union construction jobs pay more than traditionally "women's work." Bringing women into 'men's work will not come without its own complications. Many male workers have voiced concern that women will get the lighter jobs and the men will be stuck with "picking up the slack." "It seems contractors are now being used as social engineers," said KCA's Weilepp. "Contractors' sole responsibility should be building the best project possible for the taxpayers' money." (Published in The Garden City Telegram, November 10, November 17 and November 24,1977) CITY OF GARDEN CITY NOTICE Dog license for 1978 will be available December 15 at the City Clerk's office. All dogs must have a rabies inoculation before a license can be issued. Any dog inoculated after December 27, 1957, need not be inoculated ionly once every three years. Any dog inoculated with any other vaccine must be inoculated each year. Each male dog license is $1.00; each spayed female dog license is $1.00; each unspayed female dog license is $2.00. All licenses for 1978 are due and payable prior to March 1, 1978. A penalty of 50c per month for each month of delay will be added to the above license fees after March 1, 1978. Any dog that becomes 4 months of age after March 1st of each year shall at such time become liable for such tax for the current year. Bring the veterinary inoculation slip to the City Clerk's office. It is needed to furnish information for the issuance of the City Dog License. Tim Knoll City Clerk Here Is A INTRODUCING IN YOUR AREA A NEW MIRACLE SIDING VINASTEEL Armored With Fused On Vinyl 30 Year Written Warranty (Insulation Included) Good Housekeeping For Free Estimate Call or Mail Coupon to... Certified Factory Warehouse 710 North Main Garden City, Kansas 67846 Directions and Remarks Please phone in the D Morning I I Afternoon [~| Evening My home is Cl Frame Q Brick C] Cement Block Stucco D Other +2V2 times stronger than other metal sidings. +Over twice as dent-resistant as aluminum siding. + Won't shrink or expand like solid vinyl or aluminum + Shrugs off mars, scratches and stains. + Over twice as fire-resistant as aluminum siding. 4-Will not rot, warp, split, crack, blister or peel. + Over 8 times as abrasion resistant as ordinary siding. -{-Decorator colors available. EASY FINANCING AVAILABLE! NO DOWN PAYMENT WITH APPROVED CREDIT FREE INSULATION WITH SIDING PURCHASE WHILE SUPPLY LASTS CERTIFIED FACTORY WAREHOUSE 710 NORTH MAIN GARDEN CITY, KANSAS 67846 PHONE 275-7697 Gift "•"•-•Stf-'SSP' 1 "!^" jT*—^C**^**" _ — «• "f' """""n-ni They'll Enjoy Year Long! Make your Christmas shopping easier by sending the one gift that will be appreciated by the entire family all year long. The rate by mail in Southwest Kansas is '27.81 (includes tax) for one year. Six months is '14.94 (includes tax). Area towns where carrier service is available is *27 per year (includes tax). Rate in Garden City is '33 per year (includes tax) and '16.50 for six months (includes tax. The Telegram will send an attractive card to the recipient of your gift. Use the handy coupon below to facilitate ordering your gift. Please send a gift subscription to The Garden City Telegram To: For months.., Given as a gift by Enclosed is $ Name Address City State Zip... (Card to be signed .. ) The Garden City Telegram P.O. 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