Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 19, 1963 · Page 1
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Quiet Reigns As Meredith Given Degree Garden City Telegram Vol. 34 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67846, MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 1963 7c a Copy 10 Paqai No. 245 OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The \vhite people stared stiffly ahead, without expression. The few Negroes in the audience watched .somberly in small, self-conscious groups. Kxcept for a few glances, neither group seemed to look at the other. Together, under the fall oaks, they sat in awkward silence and watched what neither had ever seen before. .lames Howard Meredith, a garden— ing . . . with the editor You heard about meter maid Helen Keune putting an overtime parking ticket on her own car and not realizing it? The way We heard it, she spotted a new car over near the Warren Hotel parked in front of a meter which had the vila- tion marker up. So she dutifully makes out the ticket. The car had a dealer's*tag on it. What she didn't realize until later was that this was the new car she had purchased, and the dealer was delivering it. Enroute he stopped at the hotel for a cup of coffee. But Helen stuck to her obligation, and paid the parking fine. Much is being said ato out the slow rate of progress being made by the current session of Congress. We know why. In recent weeks, aur mail almost daily contains a picture j from one of our Congressmen's i or senator's office with a group j of visitor s from Kansas on the capital steps. So the answer to legislative delay is obvious — instead of passing laws our Congressmen are showing visitors round the capitol. Apparently this is part of the job. * * * Then there are these latest elephant jokes: Q— • What should you do if you see an elephant with two feet on one side of a fenc e and two feet on the other? A — Bepair the fence. Q — How do you make an elephant float? A — Take one elephant, two scoops of vanilla ice cream, and a bottle of root beer . . . Q — How can yau tell if you have an elephant in the bathtub with you? A — You can smell Peanuts on his breath. (We like that one.) Q _ Why do ducks have flat feet? A — To stamp our forest fires. Q — Why does an elephant have flat feet? A — From jumping out of trees. Q — Why do elephants jump out of trees. A — To stamp out flaming ducks. Q _ why don't little gii'ls 'go into the forest? A — Because elephant s are jumping out of trees. Q _ why don't little boys go into the forest. A — Because little girls don't go into the forest. Q — Why don't elephants write columns about people jokes? A — They don't have thumbs small enough to hit the typewriter space bar. Then we 'get a card in the mail last week from a local woman vacationing in the West. The only message: "Think big. Raise elephants." School Board Meets Tonight Regular meeting of the Garden City Board of Education will ! be tonight at 7:30 in the senior high school oflice. The following items are expect-; ed to be presented: : 1. A report on the junior col-' lege and stadium progress. 2. Football season tickets and : reserved seats. ' 3. Appointment of a board member to serve on Garden City- j Finney County Metropolitan Plan- '' ning Commission. 4. Opening and dedication of: the new junior high school, sen-; ior high gymnasium, junior col- j lege and Matthews annex. ; :>. Junior college parking lot. < 6. Resolution to participate in (lie city planning study, proposed by the Garden City-F i n n e y County Metropolitan Plannings) Commission. 7. Naming of the junior col lege buildings. 8. Report OB building project. f slight man of 30, became (he first Negro to graduate from the Uni- verity of Mississippi in its 115- year history. Without incident, he received what some are calling the $5 million diploma, that being the estimated cost of the soldiers and U.S. marshals H took to get and keep Meredith at Ole Miss. The scene Sunday bore no resemblance to the night he entered, last. Sept. 30, in an explosion of violence and death. Few people at the graduation were aware of the 16 marshals standing incon- spiciously on the fringes of the crowd. In a shaded glen, a short distance from the scene of last year's riot, about 2,500 whites and 40 of Meredith's family and friends looked on quietly. Meredith shook hands with the iimiversity chancellor, John Davis Williams and walked down with his diploma. Moses Meredith, a tall, solemn man whose father was a slave, said of his son's graduation, "I'm proud just to see a man get an education. That's all he ever asked for." Meredith's mother, who wore a while dress and perky white hat, said only, "I got a special feeling." Almost to th e end, Meredith's gradualion was resisted by Gov. Ross Barnett of Mississippi, who led the original resistance and was cited for contempt for defiance of a federal court order. Barnett, a few days a>go, was trying to have the Negro expelled from Ole Miss for violating a university order against "inflammatory" statements, the attempt failed. On Sunday, James Howard Meredith, holding a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Mississippi, became a fellow alumnus of Barnett. Welcome Rains In Southwest Garden City's lengthy dry spell came to an end over the weekend when welcome rain drenched the area. It was a general rain throughout the region, although some areas got much heavier amounts than others. The airport 10 miles east of town gaged a total of 1.72 inches over the weekend. Of that amount, 1.27 inches came down Saturday night, and the remaining .45 of one inch on Sunday. Temperatures dipped to unseasonable lows there. The mercury Saturday ranged from 91 degrees to 64. Sunday it dipped as low as 62, and peaked at 76. Thi s morning's low was a chilly 59. Kansas State University agriculture experiment station northeast of town measure just .39 of on e inch for the Saturday night part of the rainstorm. But substantially more than that fell in town. The city waterworks at llth and Santa Fe measured .81 of an inch for the full weekend. Lowe Elevator measured 1.75, including an inch Saturday night. Tenni s Elevator had an inch for the full weekend, most coming on Saturday night. Wolfe Elevator gaged .90 of one inch for the two days. Miners Buried Six Days Found Alive; Rescue Under Way HAXLKTON, Pa. (AP--Roscuo workers lowered soup, medical supplies, head lumps mid n requested cigar today to three con I miners trapped since Tuesday near the bottom of n 400-foot shaft. "We're nil okny,' 1 shouted DIIV- Id Kellin, 58, one of the trio, after a six-inch drill broke through Into the gangway where the men hnil fled nfter the innin shaft walls collapsed. Contact wa.s made just before midnight .Sunday after they virtually had been 'given up for (lend. The next step Is to bore a 28. iitrh hole lo bring the men out. There \vnre various estimates on lio\v long it would lake, H. H. Charmhury, secretary of mines for the slate of Peuusyl- viinln, e.slimnted it miviht take anywhere from n day lo a week, liiilph Dilzlor, mine inspector, however, said R would take two lo three dny.s. It took 22 huur s to drill the six- inch shnft. Dit/ler said 'he wauled to start the rescue digging, hut hud In hold ui> because the trapped men were too lired to direct the operation. 60th Old Settlers Picnic This Week The big lent for the (iOlh an- elected and (lie sile chosen for Lofs of Beef Sfeak TBlcgram flioto This Hereford steer, "Toby" was named grand champion at the Grant County Free Fair last week. He was owned by Gary Covey, 16, of-.the Bearcnaek Boosters 4-H Club. Gary also showed the 1962 grand champion steer. Garden Citian Is Top Tipster For July Contest Last month's top priz e of $25 in the Telegram-KIUL news tip contest goes to a local woman. Mrs. Arthur Wallace, 609 W. Olive, told of a child being found dead in a car at Dighton. No charges were filed in the case, however. Dale Unruh, Wolf Elevator, won second prize, of $10 for his tip on a mishap which resulted in an unusual photo. A tractor at the Joe Mader farm got loose and climbed onto another tractor. The photo was used here and was distributed by Associated Press. Four $5 award were given. Mrs. George Brelz of Holcomb won one such prize on 10-year- old Emily Creigh and her collection of ribbons, won by riding jumping horses. Another $5 award went to Alice Embree for her call on a The Weather Generally fair tonight and Tuesday. Warmer. Lows tonight 60 to 65. Highs Tuesday near 90. Northerly winds becoming light and variable tonight and Tuesday. Sunset 7:14 M«x. Mill. I'm:. Seven Garden Citians Arrested Seven Garden Ci(ian s — three I women and four men — were 26-year-old workman' here in.jur-! arrested early Sunday morning ed by a heavy crane which fell j in connection Sunrise 5:54 Dodge City Emporia GARDEN CITY Goodlanrt 31111 City Ruswll Saliva on him. Identical $'5 prizes went to Leo Fife and Mrs. Oliver Huffman. They called KIUL and the Telegpam at the sumo time with identical tips. Those were on Willis Salter and his old steam- driven tractor, on which he gives neighborhood youngsters rides. Milk Collection Plans Revealed Three alternative milk fee col- leclion programs will be offered to parenls of kindergarten children this coming school year. The special milk program will operate as in the past beginning Monday, Sept. G. The collection prooeruros this year are an effort to free Ihe classroom teachers of frequent time-consuming collections and lo give them more lime to teach. The procedure willbe one of | llw> following: j Payment of $4.50 at enrollment < , cd glories in counties. farm bur- Kearny and Finnt'y n u a I llaskcll-Finuey Coumy Old Settlers 1'icnle goes up tomorrow afternoon. Site of the colorful event this leiir will be the George Light- nor farm in Finncy County. It is 11 miles south, three miles east, and one-quarter mile south of Garden City. Signs lire to be erected directing the way lo the farm. Each year the picnic site alternates between llnskelt and Kinncy counties. Tho picnic runs Wednesday a n d T h u r s <1 a y, Children's games, pony races, polo, and the like start activities at 10 a.m. Wednesday. A basket dinner is .scheduled for noon. Tho afternoon program starts at 2 p.m., with Andy Holt the speaker, lie Is president of the local Rotary Club. Evening mciul will be at 0 p.m.and the evening program will feature a variety of entertainment. To be charged today with burglary in Kearny County arc Robert Lester Anderson, 17, his 17- year-old wife, Carolyn Kay, 701 Pennsylvania; Jimmie Carl Larson, 20, Burnsirlc Dr.; Tex Thursday morning's .agenda George Johnson, 21, and 'his 17-1 is similar: more games and year old wife, Muriel Johnson, I races for youngsilers. Another 504 N. Gth; and Freddie Allen I basket dinner is scheduled for 7R 78 7ti (ifl 72 HS KB 00 84 59 KO 61 HI (il .40 .01 .05 .O'i .IS .74 .Bfl .69 If Safeguards Guaranteed Armed Forces Support Treaty WASHINGTON heads of the Air (AP) — The Force, Army, Navy and Marines limited today in support of the limited nuclear test ban treaty provided minimum security safeguards are guaranteed. Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, chief of the Air Force, testified that the military disadvantages "can only be made acceptable" by safeguards previously outlined by Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He and the other chiefs made clear, under questioning by Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., chairmen of the Senate Armed Serv for the Ihe school year. Refunds will be made if the child withdraws from school. Payment of 50 cents a month on the first Friday of each month. (Sept, G, Oct! 4, .Nov. 8, Dec. G, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. G, April 3, and May 1) Payment of 15 cents a week for on collection day but who do not want to miss having milk for a children who do not bring money month ' The lunch program will begin! serving Wednesday, Sepl. 4. The' first collection for lunch money j will b e Wednesday, Sept. 4. j Lunch money will be collected in | the classroom on Mondays onlv j or the first (lav of the week j school is in session. j Parents are encouraged to pa'y : for lunches by the week or by j the month for children who eat j resume atmospheric testing, and | at * choo] regularly, according to : improved facilities for detecting | Elmcr Hartlett, director of ele- j any violation of the treaty and i mentary education. Als« parents Norton. 41 and his wife, Mary Jane Norton 23, Buniside Dr. Arrest of the seven have cleared five thefts In Kearn ;y County and seven in Kinnoy County. Finney Sheriff Wendle. Meier said he had only received one of Ihe seven theft complaint^ and thai WP.S from Ed Hugh's in the northern part of the county. Numerous household, articles- small electrical appliances, linens, silverwcar, dishes and canned food — along wilh several gallons of gasoline, were among items stolen over a 14-month period in both counties. Many of the articles were recovered. Sheriff Meier said Kearny County Sheriff Tommy Cole foj- ough on an auto tag check causing Tex Johnson to be arrested by Garden City Police officers. noon. Tho afternoon program starts al 2 p.m., with with Telegram Editor Bill Brown the speaker. Following that will came I he annual business session of the organization, Officers will be Air Force Officers Killed in Plane Crash MILTONVALE, Kiin. (AP)—An Air Force officer was killed late Sunday in the crash of n private plane he was flying. lie was identified ast 1st LI. James W. Finkbeiner, stationed at Forbe s Air Force Base in Topeka. He was on the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Fiiftbcincr of Tatamy, Pu. The sheriff's office said the sinyjle engine, four-place plane apparently hit a guy wire on a radio communications tower two miles Johnson, afte r questioning, in-j west of Miltonvale in f o g a y volvcd the others. The three women were released to HO home, but are to appear in court at a later dale. weather. Finkbeinei plane, Tlie • Was alone in Hie, craft did not catch the 11)04 picnic. A soflball game will then clost> the program. Members of the Wide Awake 4-11 Club will operate o concession stand both days. Those who do not bring their own lunch will be able to purchase lunches at. the stand. Paw! Davis Is chairman of the l!W:j picnic. Last years' event was on his farm in Haskell County. Former Garden Citian Is Killed A former Garden Citian was killed in n 2-car crash early Sunday near Nickcrson — located northwest of Ifutchlnson. Dead Is Miss Carol Allen. She worked here for about n year and a half us hostess at the Trail Room of the Warren Hold, and for H short lime us a bookkeeper at the Mullin Furniture, store. She left about two ye«r,s ago to re turn to Mcl'herson, 'Where she had lived before coming here. She was a passenger in n ear driven by a Hiiitchinson man, Leo 1C. Koons, 2!i, who also was killed. The Highway Patrol .said Hie Koons vehicle, swerved inlo the path of u car driven by Dean l'« til KanklimiMcr, 20, Lyons, Dean is u nephew of Roy Fiink- hauser, Garden City, and is in serious condition at. Grace Hospital in ilutchinson with head injuries and u broken leg. lie was unconscious yesterday. Mary Kay Kennedy, 20, Lyons, a passenger with Ueiin, suffered multiple cmls and bruises. The mishap oci'urrcd during n MI in .shower. Garden Sass Sunday drivers were ON I in fo rce, (ins Garden says, and at the rate .some of Iliein were going they're not home yet. treaty. In addition, they said it is based on maintenance of modern nuclear h*)oratory facilities and programs, a state of readiness to maintaining knowledge of Sino- Soviet nuclear activity, capabilities and achievements. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara testified earlier in the hearings that provision would be made for these and other safeguards. are encouraged to buy single lunch tickets on Monday for any single day during the week that their child plans to eaf at school. If during the week, the family plans make this procedure in convienient, the childeould a single lunch ticket i'lir As the hearings moved into 'their j from tne P r < nt 'I >al . second week Senate Democratic ! buy I ftly i ices Committee, that they 'would i leader Mike Mansfield of Monnot have approved the treaty ban-1 tana said he expects the Senate ning tests in the atmosphere, un- ' to ratify the treaty "with a few \ dor water and in outer space if extra votes." they had not been assured safeguards would be provided. LeMay, Gen. Bade G- Wheeler, Army chief of staff, Adm. David L McDonald, chief of naval operations and Gen. David M. Ratification requires a favorable vote of at least two-thirds — 66 if the 99 senators are present. There is one vacancy since the death of Sen. Estes Kefauver, D-Tenn. Leaders have predicted about a Shoup, commandant of the Ma-; wee,k of Senate debate after the rine Corps, speaking in turn, sub- j hearings end. A vote is expected scribed to this position Their support of the treaty, before a joint public hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations, Armed Services and Atomic Energy committees, is conditioned on comprehensive, aggressive and continuing underground weapons testing permitted under the soon after Labor Day. West Germany Signs Limited Test Treaty WASHINGTON (AP) — West Germany signed the limited nuclear test ban treaty today. It was the 61 st nation to siun in Washington. The German Km- West Germany had been reluctant to si'sjn the treaty fearing that a .signature on the document by Communist Kas Germany would imply Western recognition The treaty got strong backing of that Red regime. AUer repeat Sunday from George F. Kennan, former L r .S. ambassador to Mos-. cow. Kennan, who resigned recently as ambassador to Yugoslavia after 29 years of diplomatic service, gave his views on NBC's Meet The Press. eil assurance.-) from tin- l.'nited States and Britain, the German Cabinet decided in Bonn Friday to sign the document. In a later ceremony, Somalia became the 62nd nation to sign here. Reminiscent of Winter? II I'll'.tu While temperatures of late have been autumnish, none have been low enough to cause a heavy frost as this picture would lead one to believe. Actually, the picture of the rose garden in Finnup Park waj taken with a special infra red high contrast film which produced the winter-like effect. All activity outside the- mine stopped and most of the onlookers returned lo their homes. Silence fell over the area as the throe men, now aware that rescue was only a mailer of time, slept peacefully some 400 feel below. After the first contact, n microphone was lowered, Fellln talked with hi s wife, Anna, and son, Joe. "Dave, Dave," she shouted, "how ore you?" "Okay," ho replied, "Ar,. you sure? Can you hoar me? Are you sick or hurl?" "f can hear you hollering all over. No I'm not sick or hurt." Fellln reported he and Henry Throne, 2H, were In one section and Louis Uowi, 52, separated from them nbmiil. 25 yards by debris. Rnva was hurt slightly, Fellln said, but. all three were In contact with each other, The mine, of which Fellln is n co-owner, Is at Sheppton, In «uU joining Schuylklll Couniy about nine mile, s from Hnzlcton and some 80 miles northwest of Phlln- dolphin. This Is tho heart-lnnd of the onthracllo conl mining area. Underground, a« one expect has put. It, the land is like n pJe.ce of Swiss choose—honeycombed \v1lh coal shafts, Pino forests covor much of tho ground. Tho problem in sinklnig the 28- Inch bore, said Charitvbtiry, Is two-fold: Make certain II. is ac- nnrnlc and make certain no now slide is started. "If wo put tho 28-inch rotary drill In the same spot ns tho six Inch hole will we ' reach you okay?" Gordon Smith, assistant slain secrelary of .mines who l« direcling lh u (tigging operation, asked Kellin. "It will be close enough," said Fellln. After the six-Inch hole broke through, John Ulros, a friend of Fellln, shouted Into the hole. It was drilled lo a depth of 331 feet. "Who are you?" came the re- lily from the mine, "We're all okay." Blro» leaped back from tho hole and exclaimed: "They aro alivel 1 hear the,ml They're alive. 1 ' The dramatic contact with tho men brought relief to n vigil which had lasted 134 hour*, and 25 minutes. Cimarron Nan Killed in 2-Way Collision CIMARRON — Charles (Put) II. Warlnnin, 52, n worker on tho< Leigh Warner ranch, was killed Sunday afternoon in a airpiek- tip truck collision six mile s east of (,'iiiinrmri on IJ.SSO. Four other person^ were injured in the collision. They were be- lievi'd not to be in serious condition, according to officials of Dodge- City hospitals. Riders in the Wartman ear, hi.s wife Hiilli, Jiis :i-yeur-ohl son Thomas, and Orville J Sands of ('iriutiTon, were admitted to Trinity Hospital. Thomas was treated and released. Driver >J[ the Wartman car ha,j not been determined, according to investigating officers. In Hit' pickup were Thorna g A. Herman, Dodge City, and hi" IM-year-old son, Stephen. They were re>j>orled in "good" eondi- | lion al St. Anthony's Hospital in Dodge Ciry. Hejiman reported that lh« j Wartman ca r swerved a e r o s s the highway into the path of his truck after the ear's right wheel wen! off the edge of the pave- inent. Mr Wurlman was born Dee. U. r i, Kill), at Johnson and moved ID Cimarron two years ayo to work for the Warner ranch. Survivors in addition to the , widow anil .son are a daughter, ; Mrs. Paul Taylor of ScMling. iOkla.; lour grandchildren; five ; brothers. Delmar, Jack, anil Alvin all of Pim-eville, Calvin of ; Bremerton, Wash., and Tom of j Monte Vista. Colo.; four sisters. i Mrs Howard Mackev of Pueblo. .Colo.; Mrs. Haruld Snodgrass of i Las Animus, Colo,; Mrs. Cord SI red IT of Monte Vista, Colo.; and Mrs. Laimie Clark ut Bent- lev No funeral arrangements have been made. Kvans Funeral Home of Cimarron is in charge of arrangements.

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