Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 20, 1963 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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4*arcleii City Telegram Volumo 34 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67846, TUESDAY. AUGUST 20, 1963 7e a Copy 10 1 p.m. Tcmptraturi 90 ___ garden— ing,., with Hie editor From yesterday's elephant jokes in this column \ve got this reaction: "Boy is that guy ever hard up for something to write." "H e surely must be sick." "Think big for elephant jokes? It appears you have to think pretty small to come up with jokes like that." "Ughhhhh!. While we were thinking about elephant jokes, someone in the office came over to ask: "A 'Penny' for your thoughts." * * * Weather Prophet Elihu Allman gave, us all the credit for the rains Friday and Saturday nights. We had mentioned an airplane trip we were making Friday with Jim Sloan, and when we fly with him, it usually means rain. But we must confess, we arrived back here before it started raining. * * * Garden Citians and other area folks have been looking skyward numerous times the past three days. An almost steady stream of huge transport planes has been droning past, far overhead. A check with Federal Aviation Agency here shows that they are military Air Transport Service craft — but that's about all the information available. The big-bellied planes 'are flying both east and west, night and day. They've been d<mj so since Sunday. Apparently they are shuffling troops back and forth. The planes have flown by about every 10 minutes or so. Wichita County Fair Begins at Leoti Today LEOTI — The Wichita County Fair opened here today with a variety of entertainment slated. The two-day event started witli judging of booths, livestock, garden, poultry, food s and clothing in 4-H and open divisions. A 4-H foods sale was to have been at 2 p.m. as was a cutting horse contest. Tonight's activity will be a big rodeo starting at 8 p.m. Everyone loves a parade. That will be the highlight of Wednesday morning's fair activity. It •will start at 10 a.m. At 1 p.m. Wednesday a parade of champions will be conducted to conclude the afternoon's events. Teddy Has Been Uncovered Te]pgra:n Photo When workmen removed some wall paneling in the lobby area of tha old post office they found a somewhat crude but legible caricature of Teddy Roosevelt. Art James, 306 Jones, looks over the 'drawing, which probably was done when the building was constructed in 1914. Another drawing, also on the wall, wasn't immediately identified but has a resemblance to William Jennings Bryan. Combination Football Ticket Sales Planned at Meeting Plans for Garden City High School-Junior College football ticket sales and additional work at the new athletic stadium were mapped last night by the Board of Education. A combinaion ticket for high school and junior college home games — 10 of them, starting Sept. 14 — will be offered to the public for $7.50. * * * The price includes a ' reserve scat. Garden City" Quarterback Club will handle the sales. Scat reservations will be made at a downtown location, a Quarterback spokesman said. Dates of the ticket drive have not been announced. The 10 games on tlie home schedule include five for * * * high Juco Buildings Have New Look and Names Garden City Junior College will > don City Junior College" will be not only have a new look for the forthcoming school year but also new names for its main buildings. This fall Ihe college will be operating in buildings formerly occupied by the junior high school, which has moved into its now building north of Penrose Stadium. Extensive remodeling was started at mid-summer in the Second go-round of the rodeo! junior college buildings with is slated for 8 p.m. Wednesday followed at 9 p.m. with a plat[' form dance sponsored by tlie American Legion. The judging of the style revue and best groomed boy contest was August 14. Judges were Mrs. Elsie Branden and Kenneth Fromm, Finney County extension agents. A public revue was Saturday evening. paintng throughout the main buildings as the major job. placed on the lawn front of tl?e two buildings. Interior painting of the buildings should be completed this week, Supt. Dr. Leroy Hood said. There will be some delay in the shipment — and consequently installation — of laboratory department fixtures for the college, he added. Plumbing into the lab has been completed, as has replacement of needed fixtures in the restrooms. In a move to correct any No longer will the two main parking problems at the college buildings at the college be known l)ef °re they arise, they board last PS just Garden City Junior Col- n 'Slit gave the green light for l c «e parking lot for student vehicles. Last night the Board of Edu- A vacant arca to tlle north of cation voted to name tlie two | ™ llc 8 e ,, barracks buildings on N. buildings. i The west building now is known as Calkins Hall, named for Mrs. Results from the style revue i Margaret Calkins, who retired and best groomed boy contest as well as blue ribbon winners will accompany pictures in later editions of the Telegram. Wayne Smith is chairman of last year. Mrs. Calkins taught in the Garden City system from 1946 to 19G2. East building will carry a familiar name — Sabine Hall. The the fair board thi s year. Other building was previously named officers are Orville Spradling, treasurer; Ernest Naiman, secretary; and Dwain Meisenheimer, director. (lie Andrew Sabin Junior High \ School. ! An outdoor sign denoting "Gar- Settlers Picnic Begins Tomorrow One of Southwest Kansas' more A story in the Monitor, a news-' The four-year-old dispute hinges colorful annual events gets under paper published in now-extinct on the railroads' announced in- \vay tomorrow morning oh the' Santa Fe (north of Sublcile) terilion to post new work rules George Ldghtner farm 11 Vi miles Tells of that first event. It open- that would eliminate the jobs of Teller Tells Senators Ban Will Be 'Step Toward War' New Junior High To Be Dedicated Friday, Sept. WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Edward Teller told son-! nlors today lie believes the limited nuclear lest, ban treaty is "not a step for peace but rather a step away from safety, possible a step toward war." The University of California nuclear physicist testified that the last, quarter century has been a time of "extremely rapid development, full of surprises," in (lie atomic field. "At no lime have we known what the next stop will brinjr," ho said. "What we are now tryiUK to do. essentially, is to predict Hie future," school and five for the college. Sections of the new stadium will be held open to general admissions. It is also hoped to seat the student body in the new grandstand, Supt. Dr. L e r o y Hood said. 'n a related matter the board accepted a bid from Mel Krebs Construction Co. of Garden City to erect a pressbox atop the new stadium. The bid totaled $3,710. The pressbox will provide space for press, radio, game officials and photographers. Work at the new stadium is progressing, Architect Bob Cobb told board members. Concrete curbing for tlie new track is being installed and preparations are being .made to pour the three sets of access concrete steps in the stadium. Light poles and fixtures have been installed. The transformer has been ordered and is yet to be installed. Wooden seats are to be installed, painted and numbered. A chain-link fence has been ordered and will enclose the stadium and adjacent area. The Weather Fair tonight with southerly winds 10 to 20. Not quite so cool. Lows In lower 60s. Wednesday fair and warmer with increasing southerly winds and scattered thundershowers by late afternoon or evening. Highs in the middle 90s. Winds 15 to 25. Sunrise 5:f;5 Sinai MHV. Aljn. Dodge City 84 B9 KmiKiriu l 7:42 ftr.r. GAflDKN CITY (Joovllnnd Hill city ......... Tofmka Wichita 77 82 xii Sli 82 77 7K BS til nth will be graveled for parking. Union, Rails Meet on Details WASHINGTON (AP) - Union and railroad attorneys try to get together today on the details of a proposed method for settling their long work rules dispute. With the- threat of a nationwide j strike just nine days off, the two i sides were to submit their vor' sions of how to conduct a com- i cue workers drilled cautiously but ; b i n e <I arbitration - negotiation j determinedly toward three miners ! agreement proposed by Secretary! trapped 400 feet underground since last Tuesday, one of the entombed men and his tearful wife ] Dedication of the new Garden City Junior High School will be Friday night, Sept. 6. Board of .Education members approved me date last night. In connection with the ceremony and open house the public will also be invited to view the school system. It's planned to have open house at the new high school 'gymna - sium — opened for activity for the first time in February — and the new two-room addition at Georgia Matthews Grade School now being finished. Op».n house at the remodeled Junior College buildings, formerly occupied by the junior high school, will be delayed until later in the fall — possibly at the time of J-uco football homecoming. Reason for this, Supt. Dr. Leroy Hood pointed out, is because some of the laboratory equipment ha s not arrived and will not be installed in time. Board members also believe the college should have a separate open house, distinguishing it as separate unit in the system. In other action the board: Accepted the superintendent's proposal for equipment to outfit a laundry unit at the high school. Approved final payment of $1,000 to the contractor on the new junior high school, which was withheld pending correction of a malfunctioning door in the walk-in 'cooler and freezer. Recomm«nd«d the mayor appoint Board President Bob Jiig- gard to serve on the Garden City-Finney County Metropolitan Planning Commission. Passed a resolution to participate in the city planning study. Sat Saturday morning, Aug. 31, as the date for the board's pre-school building inspection. Heard the superintendent report that the system's teacher staff is complete except for an assistant principal for the junior high school. Local School Band To March at Fair Garden City High's band will march in the Kansas State Fair parade next month for the first time in several years — and first rehearsal is set this week. Director Robert Anderson has called for all band members to report at 7 a.m. Thursday at Clifford Hope Auditorium. They arc to bring their instruments. Attendance is required for all band members. .Roll will be taken. The band will march dowp Main St. in ;-Iutchinson as part of the big parade on Thursday, Sept. 18. Garden Scrss "None of ilv. buildings at thn junior college were named after me," Gus said disgustedly. Teller was the first outright opponent of the treaty to testify at hearings by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, at which members of the Armed Services nnd Atomic- Energy Committees arc silting in. Gen. Thomas S, Power, chief of Hie Strategic Air Command, testified against ratification of the treaty Monday at closed hearings being conducted simultaneously by the Senate Preparedness subcommittee, a unit of the Armed Services Committee. Gen. Curtia E. LoMay, the Air Force chief of staff, expressed misgivings about the treaty at the Foreign Relations Committee's hearings Monday, although ho went along with the othc r service chiefs in supporting ratification provided specified security safeguards are carried out. Toller, one of the creators of (he hydrogen bomb, said the treaty banning tests in the atmosphere, in space, and under water would prohibit the United States from acquiring knowledge about the effects of nuclear weapons that he termed vital to the development of a missile defense. Tiller said that one of the many surprises in th e nuclear field was the announcement by the Russians after their moratorium- breaking test series in 1901 that they had made "-great strides ward a .missile defense." He said their test series gave the Russians every chance to make observations in the atmo sphere for the development of an effective, or even a half effective, missile defense system. Tiller said ho had thought in the past that development of an antiballislic missile system was hopeless but now is convincec ^that "we can put up a missile defense that will stop a weakei power like China" for the next two decades. "I also believe our defense can be partially effective against Russia," he said. "We may not be able to save our cities, but we may be able to save our retaliatory capacity." feller said the development of a defense against incoming missiles may "nlnke the difference between our survival of a nation and it may make the difference between peace and war." Secretary of Detente Robert S. McNamaru and other witnesses hav c testified that the United Stales already has nuclear warheads that could be used in an antiballistic missile, that the dif- ficultlcg involve radar, launch follicles and other parts of the system for which atmospheric nuclear testing is not necessary. Teller, an adviser to the Air Force on ballistic systems and missile sites, told the preparedness subcommittee last week that approval of the treaty would have "grave consequences for the security of the United Slates and for tho free world." Power's censored testimony in to be made public later, but ('hair- man .John Stennis, D-Miss., reported his position. Sen. Strom Thurmond, D-S.C,, quoted Power as saying, ''It would bo n Rronl mistake to ratify this treaty," and said lie agreed. Tho head s of (ho Air Force, Army, Navy and Marino Corps Irstifiod publicly Mondav in slip- port of the tronty provided minimum safeguards ai> guaranteed. All four agreed with previous testimony by (ion. Maxwell I"), Taylor, cluiirmnn of tho Joint Chiefs of Staff, that lliey would not haw approved tho treaty If they had not boon assured safeguards would bo provided. Gen, Curtis E. LoiMay, the Air Force chief, said under questioning, however, that If the treaty ,vorc still In the proposal singe, 'I think I would recommend against, it." LcMay qualified this l>y snyinR he would have lo give !ho question, from Thurmond, n lot of thought. Later, in a closed session, Lo- May was reported by tho foreign relations committee chairman, J. W. Fulbri'ght. D-Ark,, (o have "clarified greatly" his public tos- litnony. "I don't bcllevo he has any real reservations about the treaty over-all," Fulbright said. Stennis said Powc]- "had loss confidence than othor^ that the United Stales could or would maintain its, present undisputed superiority hi nuclear power If It ratified the treaty." "Gen. Power believed this is the only present deterrent lo war," Slennis added. Fulbright said bis subcommittee received • the opinions of eight other heads of unified commands and the "overwhelming majority' support the treaty. Each of the service chiefs—Lc- May; Gen. Earle G, Wheeler Army chief of slaff; Adm. Dnvic L. McDonald, Chief of Navol On orations, and Gen. David M Shouip, Marine Corps commandant —testified they agreed on a state mcnt of support for tho treaty wilhoiil pressure from civilian heads of the Pentagon. 19 Still Wanted i By Yard Lawmen LONDON (AP) -Scotland Yard .had 11) names today on Us list of persons wanted in connection with Britain's groat train robbery. Detectives wore confident the. fugitive s could not stay hidden much longer. Yard chiefs also believe they know din source of inside Information that helped the gang hold up the Glasgow-Ixwdon mail train 48 miles northwest of London 12 days ago nnd escape with $7.2 million in British currency. In those 12 days (ho Yard has staged one of UK; biggest man hunts in British history. Moro than 100 search warrant., have boon issued. The gang's pro-holfjup hideout and tho headquarters where the raid was planned have been dis covered. Pearson Urges Careful Study Of CAB Proposal WASHINGTON (AP) - Son. .Tamos H. Pearson, H-Knn., urged Momlny a cnroful study of the Civil Aoronnutics Board's proposal ofr reducing feeder airline sub- sidles. show the iiVK nip service of five Kansas cltlos—Dodgo City, Garden City, (foodlnml, Hny.s and Groat Bond. Pearson called tho Senate's attention to the CAH' S proposal for reduced subsidies to feeder airlines In many parts of the nation.. He said n review of tho proposal indicated that the CAB recognizes that tho five Kansas cities must bo given a sufficient trial period will adeqmato service before nny decision l s reached on addition or cessation of service. Ho commended tho CAB on that approach. , Pearson said ho was confident the five cities would develop pas- songcr traffic within the time allotted. Ho said two of the cities, Garden City and Dodge City, would receive additional flights dally under the proposal. Ho noted, loo, that passenger traffic has been on the increase In Hays. The proposal Is under review by a special committee headed by Secretary of Commerce Lutlioi* II. Hodge's. Walters Will Replace Estes NASHVILLE, Tonn. (AP) — Democratic Gov, Frank Clement named Herbert S. Walters, woalt'hy East Tennessee contractor, today to wuccced the late Sen, Kstos Kcfiiuvcr. Walters, 71, Democratic national commillcoman, will hold office until a successor is named in tho Nov. 3. 1804, election to serve tho remaining two years of Kefauv- or's term. Kofauvor died of a heart attack Aug. to. Wallers, a figure in stale Democratic politics for more than 20 years, is more conservative than was Kefauver, Welters Is not expected lo run for the office in next year's election, leaving the way clear for Clement lo mak c the race If ho chooses. Clement Interrupted his attendance at the Southern Governor's Conference In White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., to return hero for the announcement. He plans to return to the meeting Inter '°" day. Former Cabinet Held As Money Is Hunted BRAZZAVILLE. Congo Republic (AP) — Two'former cabinet ministor.i are under arrest and deposed President Fulhort You- lou I H being questioned in a Hunt for millions of frunes reported missing from the nalion'fl treasury. Contact Is Made with Trapped Miners 'of Labor W. Willard Wirtz. southeast of Garden City. j ed with the singing of "America" 32,000 firemen on diesel locomo- It's the 60th annual Haskell- j and closed with "Uod He With lives. Finney County Old Settlers Pic- i You Till We Meet A«ain." That The five train unions say they nic, a two-day celebration. It's i tradition has been carried on would strike immediately a's soon one of those rare yearly events lever since. as the new rules go into effect when old friends just get together j Tlie date for the change is Aug. to reminisce and enjoy them-! One of the biggest celebrations 2'J. selves. ' ever was the golden anniversary The association's huge tent was event on Aug. 19-20, 1953. That to go up this afternoon, and fes- was on tlie farm of Mr. and Mrs. tivities get under way at 10 a.m.! Arthur Stone. Wednesday. Final session is: The pk . nic quk . kly hecaim . |(jo large to hold in a home, so tho HAZLETON, Pa. (AP)—As res-i still alive. We think Bova's okay." Mrs. Anna Fellin talked with her husband this morning. Her conversation could be heard, but some of Fellin's was muffled. Horun, a miner who The large drill began opera-1 of tlie drill wan interfering with lions at .'):45 a.m. with a 12W-j communications lo Fellin and Jnch bit. Plans were to enlarge Throne, the opening to 17'A inches and Food, aspirin, water, a flash finally 24 inches. light, chewing tobacco and an Cliarmhury estimated that un- f electric cord were lowered to I'»- wife, Kvu, 3£, went to tint mine scene Monday. She said: "No one could convince me he wasn't alive. I never gave up. This miruclo I prayed for is com- inw true." talked today through tlie six-inch • manned the telephone to Fellin ' ()ei ' lll(i D(!til condition,, the 40-ton lin and Throne, who were trapped j Rescue workers were foiled ' ' "' ..... " "' '" '' ' ' "" ' ....... "'— ...................... ' ...... ' ..... '''' ' : " ..... ' ...... '"" ; ' '-•'--- ' .surface to the mine communica- j am j tnp miner Henry lions hole. "I'm all right, but cold," David ported the men slept most of the could dig 40 feel an hour.' along u gangway where they fled j Monday night In trying to estab- 1 Throne, 28 through tlie night, re- i r '' n ' s ni(!U ns it 'would take a little ; after the main shad walls of the i lish a separate lifeline hole to Fellin, 58, told his wife. time, worked a little shoring up Thursday afternoon. Few events in 'his region have a more-historic background. The first such gathering was on Aug. 19, 1904 on the farm of Bulletin (See story on Sports Page) During the first four hours of j Uieir area, drilling, starting about 2:45 a.m., i ... , the workers bored about 100 to ; , Horan «* ld h « ask<!<1 ^m '' tlR;v 120 feet with a 12-inch diameter i '"°' <ca - f °r Bova and was told they drill. The escape hatch hole even-! did but couldn't find him. He said tually will be 24 inches in diam- i lle asked whal the y thought hap- eter so the men can be lifted to j P ene to Bova but received no tlie surface. ; answer. The operation began under glar-1 A road about a quarter of a ing snotlight s in lhe middle of the j mile long had to be made by a i night with a 40-ton electrically op- j bulldozer so the drilling appara- kell County. It was a birthday celebration for Mr. Hill — and group decided in J909 lo pur- ATLANTA (AP) — A federal ' ( ''' ale(l drilling rig capable of ; tus could be moved to the scene. ' ' f court ' ur v •w«'«l««l Wally Butts ! taring a 48-inch diameter hole Simultaneously, in a renewed ",600,000 judgment today In! A second drl "J6 operation de- 1 effort to provide a lifeline to Louis against j W™ 1 to establish a commumca- ; B, jva , 42, of Pettersonville, res- . tions line with k" 1 "* Bova > ^ °" e tuf -'' s resumed drilling a twin six- on u. , « , m< ,, ,h , o ,, ugmen Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hill in Has- "^ l ' 1 , e tllil1 Umc dt tnl lim his $10 million libel s uit 6 dUH - Ilu °' the Saturday Evening Post. Numerous events have added The Post had char9ed he was 1 °t the three men, also went on inch hole near the one through which contact was established his wife invited the neighbors in ! to the gathering of friends and involved in a football game fix. . 1 in ll| e f °g a i'l dampness. to help with the celebration. neighbors t h r o u g h the years. ' The jury's decision announced | Bova, of Pattersonville, is sep- Sunday night with the trapped Forty persons responded. They Baseball, softball. and children , the former University of Georgia! arated from the other two by men. Bova i s separated from the enjoyed themselves so much that games (including pony they f«t the picnic up as an an- have all taken place >. coach and athletic director was shoe ; libeled by a March 23 story writ- nual two-day event. It has been pitching i s popular. Free tickets j ten for the Post by Frank Gra- going ever since, and now alter- ', to different events have been tlis-jham Jr. nates between Haskell and Fin- 1 tributcd, and various political The verdict came aft«r about 8 hours of deliberations. ney countes each summer. J candidates have appeared. debris and ha s been unheard other two by debris. He hasn't from since Monday morning. Con-; been heard from since Monday cern for his welfare grew, al-' morning. more than eight hours lo go 101 , mine collapsed. feet where the men are trapped. '• Comimmiealion.s between the But one engineer estimated it; men and rescuers were cut off Bova when the drill bit wen past the depth where llovu was believed to lie. Within an hour they could bo an slow as 20 feet an ! for about 45 minutes Monday j started again al a new location hour. ! night when a speaker where Fel- i and got to 90 feet before stopping . , ... I li» and Throne are located failed. I temporarily. It took 22 hour s to Early this morning, Uaviu 1-1-1 Kescuers couldn't rrlay any infor- drill the original six-inch hole to lin, 58 of Shoppton, one ot tie i malion l() lhe lwo nie|) A n(;w I Fl! || in an ,i Thront ,. trapped imners, suggested work-1 )( , uk( , r wag | OWBrc ,j j lllo the Fellin and Throne cautioned ers drill the large escape hole five ' m j ne • • feel west of the original. Hut instead, the drilling )x:gan ' Ftllin reported thai Hova was eight feet west of tlie original' about 25 feet from him and hole. Chambury said officials: Throne He said lie talked to made the decision to drill eight | Bova at interval s and that Bova feet west of the original hole aft- i apparently had suffered u hip in- er talking to Fellin. jury. Later he lost contact with rescuers to drill slowly to prevent a reciurrenee of tlie cave-in. The mood st the mine, located at She-pplon, about nine miles from Hazleton and 80 miles north•west of Philadelphia, differed from that of Sunday night when it Kngirieers explained llial if they ; Hova and thought that perhaps j was discovered tlie miners were drilled too close ii> the original i Bova went to sleep or Uied lo still alive. hole it could block the smaller ; change his location, lifeline hole to Fellin, a part own- : Fellin and Throne tried to clear er of the mine, and Henry Throne, ' away debris to reach Bova but '^8, of Hazleton. They are together were unsuccessful. Throughout and are reported to be in good the day ami night, Kell'n could be spirits. The twin six-inch hole was be- though one state official said, I H.B. Charm bury, state sec re- gun Monday night but shortly be"We still have hope. After all it | tary of mines, said he was quite | fore midnight drilling to Bova was was a miracle the other giuyi are i concerned about Bova. halted at 90 feet because the noise heard, calling, "Ixnu, Ixju." Fellin, asked what he thought happened to Bova, replied: "1 don't know. I guess he's on the other side." The jubilation thai had been there Sunday niyhl and early Monday was gone. In its placp was a ^riiii determination to get the men out safely. Relatives and friends continued Ihdr vigil. Fellin said: "If you don't believe in Cod. go through a thing like this- Then you'll know there's a God."

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