Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 29, 1977 · Page 3
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Garden City, Kansas
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Tuesday, November 29, 1977
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AM A Zeros In on Cigarettes MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The American Heart Association is renewing its campaign against cigarettes with a new president who quit smoking a year ago and a retiring president who is still somewhat hooked. "If I knew why I started, I would do far better in stopping," said Dr. Harriet P. Dustan of the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham, who leaves the presidential office Friday. "We have to find out why we ever start. What is the basis for this addiction?" She told a news conference at the association's annual meeting that she smokes "a little," less than half a pack a day. Her successor as president, Dr. W. Gerald Austen, chief of surgical services al Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, quit smoking in 1976 when he became president-elect. Austen said one hazard of smoking is that it increases the risk of lung complications after surgery, and there can be "double the mortality among heavy smokers as against those persons who don't smoke at all." Cigarette smoking is much more damaging to the heart than the lungs, numerous studies have found. In a new "white paper" — its third in 15 years — the Heart Association called for "vigorous and effective action" by lawmakers and health professionals against cigarette smoking. It said cigarettes are estimated to be responsible for the premature death of 325,000 Americans each year. Some 37 percent of such early deaths are from heart attack and 19 percent are due to lung cancer, its statement said. It called, among other things, for an end to "seductive, misleading" advertising that might induce children and young adults to begin smoking; research into why people smoke; setting up more stop-smoking clinics, and urging the government to refrain from giving subsidies lo promote the growth, manufacture and sale of tobacco. Students Light Up for Education's Sake MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Some New Hampshire high school pupils are being allowed. lo smoke in class Ihis week — lo show Ihem the harm smoking inflicts on their bodies. The New Hampshire Lung Association, using federal funds, has been supplying high schools throughout New Hampshire Ihis fall wilh equipment to monilor hearl rale, skin tem- peralure, carbon monoxide in the blood stream and nervousness. On Monday, the tests began al West High School in Manchesler. The pupils are monilored before and afler smoking. Tests wilnessed Monday showed Ihe hearl rale and carbon monoxide in Ihe blood increased, while steadiness and skin temperature decreased. "It makes you realize what smoking really does. II makes your arteries and veins smaller so the hearl has lo work harder," said Karen Klop, 15. She said she smokes "one or two" cigarettes a day, but will quit "this week," because of the science class experiments. James Hall, chairman of Ihe high school's science department, said Ihe program affects parents as well as students. "I am quite pleased," he said. "We have had many parents and students quit smoking. Parents have called lo say they have slopped smoking because Ihe kids go home and torment Ihem." "For years," he added, "we lectured them and they were lired of lhal. Here they have visual evidence before and afler they smoke. They undersland il and can make decisions on Iheir own." Laurie Savoie, 15, said she has cul her smoking from a pack lo a half pack a day because of the experiments. "II scared me because I figured lhat all of that poison is going into my body," she said. And non-smokers who sat near classmates who smoked were affected. Non-smoker Paul Pepin, 15, walched a meter show lhal his carbon monoxide level increased afler he sal wilh a smoker. He said he never had planned to smoke and added, "I'm sure now, after the tests." Garden City Telegram Tuesday, November 29, 1977 Page 3 Abduction The Markets Case Hearing Set for Two deaths Mrs. Bessie Hambleton GUYMON, Okla. — Funeral for Mrs. Bessie Mae Hambleton, 84, will be al 10 a.m. Wednesday in Henson Funeral Home here. Mrs. Hambleton, a former Garden City resident, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital in (Juymon. She was born to John and Emma Mingle Dec. 26,1892, in Anthony. She was married there to James W. Hambleton on June 13, 1908. They lived in Guymon and Garden City before Mr. Hambleton's death in 1976. Survivors include two sons, Thomas., Portland Ore., and Robert A., Guymon; a sister, Mrs. Daisy Davidson, Newton; and a daughter, Mrs. Dcffa Hartel, Portland, Ore. Burial will be 10 a.m. Thrusday in Ml. Hope Cemetary, Independence. Mrs. Martha Mendenhall ELDORADO — Graveside service for Mrs. Martha May Freeman Mendenhall, 88, will be at l p.m. Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla. Mrs. Mendenhall, who had relatives in the Garden City area, died Monday in ElDorado. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, ElDorado, is in charge of arrangements. Formal charges were filed Monday in Finney County District Court against two Oklahoma men in connection with the abduction of a 53- year-old Garden City woman last week. Bond was set at $100,000 each for the two men and their preliminary hearing was set for Dec. 7. They are William A. Stevenson, 21, Okmulgee, Okla., and Dewayne Henshaw Peters, 19, Wewoka, Okla. Each faces charges of aggravated kidnaping, rape, attempted first degree murder and aggravated robbery. They were arrested in Dodge City last Thursday morning — two days after the woman was abducted. Police said the woman was abducted and reportedly raped last Tuesday evening and then left locked in the trunk of her car. The vehicle and the woman were found Wednesday morning by a Garden City policeman on his patrol route. Wheat $2.37 unchg. Milo $3.15 unchg. Corn $2.07 unchg. (Prices at 12:30 p.m. today \i Garden City Co-op.) 1 p.m. Stocks Allied Supplies 2' v American Cyanamid 26'* American Motors 4 :I M Anaconda 51 5 » AT&T 59'4 Beech Aircraft Z7»« Bethlehem Steel 21'» Boeing 28' J H Chrysler 13S Cities Service 51 5 » Colorado Interstate 204 Dillons 31»M DuPont 118'4 Eastman Kodak 51 5 « EIPasoNG 17'j Ford 42 General Electric 50 3 General Motors 65 :l Halliburton 63' IBM 264' International Harvester 30' International Paper 43 5 KNB 26' Mar Cor 22' National Distributor 22' Northern Natural 39 :1 PanEPL 46' Penney JC 35' Phillips Petroleum 31' Proctor Gamble 86 RCA 28'j Santa Fe Industries 36': Sears 30'-. SperryRand 34'-. Standard Oil Indiana 46 :> i Standard Oil New Jersey 46', Texaco 27 :l i United State Steel 29', Westinghouse Electric 18' Woolworth 19': DOW JONES AVERAGE Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 1 p.m. was down 8.75 at 832.47. LIVE BEEF FUTURES Dec. Feb. Apr. June High 42.30 40.20 39.85 41.67 Low 41.87 39.70 39.40 41.27 Close 42.30 40.17 39.85 41.65 (Prices provided by Heinold Commodities.) Woman Hurt in Two-Car Crash A Finney County woman was injured in a two-car mishap Monday afternoon al 8th and Kansas. Gladys Gatli, 66, Eminence Rl., taken by ambulance to St. Catherine Hospital, was referred to a doctor's office for treatment. Police said Mrs. Gatti was east bound on Kansas when her car collided with a car driven by Thelma B. Melcum, 76, 1202 N. 12th. Mrs. Melcum was norlhbound on 8lh, making a left turn on Kansas, police said. Mrs. Gatti was ticketed for running a red light. Transient Guest Tax' Gains Commission Okay Royalty Candidates Saturday night, one of two of these Garden City Community College students will be named MECHA King and Queen. MECHA, a student council on Hispanic affairs at the college, will be holding a statewide conference at GCCC Saturday, and the king and queen will be crowned that evening at a dance at the Optimist Club building. The dance is sponsored by the Chicano Students United organization. Candidates for king and queen are, left to right, Stanley Cordova, Ellda Sandoval, Jimmy Hernandez, Debbie Orosco and Ernie Campos. Panel Spurns Hospital Rates Review TOPEKA, Kan. CAP) — De- spile pleas lhal hard sleps musl be laken to hall soaring Annual Saturnalia Pageant on Monday Garden City High School's traditional Saturnalia pageanl will be presenled 7:30 p.m. Monday al Clifford Hope Auditorium. .Lalin Club members, under direction of Bernadine Sills, will presenl Ihe Christmas story in Latin — through verse and carols. GCHS modern choir will also add to the program, and live animals will be used on stage for the pageant. Saturnalia, said Miss Silts, was an observance Ihe ancienl Romas had al Christmas lime in honor of the god Saturn. In Monday's program, the students will tell about Saturnalia and then will present Ihe Chrislinan Christmas story in Lalin. This program has been a Iradilion al GCHS for aboul 25 years, said Miss Silts. Preceding Ihe pageanl proper, Ihe Bernadine Bell Choir will play several selections, Fielding Hands will sing "0 Holy Night," and Slephanie McAtee will presenl the story of Saturnalia. Refreshments will follow in the cafeteria. health care costs, a state task force Monday backed away from a proposal to creale a special commission lo review hospital rales in Kansas. The panel did recommend lhal Ihe legislature fund additional medical residency slots al the University of Kansas Medical School and change the Medicaid reimbursement procedure lo hospitals and doctors. The proposal for a hospital review commission was one of a siring of proposals by Sen. Arnold Berman, D-Lawrence, and Al Tikwarl of Westwood, a citizen member of Ihe nine- person panel. Most were rejected by Ihe full task force. "We'll have a problem in Ihe long run, one of Ihe most critical problems this stale and Ihis nalion will have lo face," Berman said, arguing Ihe review commission would be a key in keeping down health costs. "I'd like lo see us lake a firsl slep lo solving our cosl con- lainmenl problem. I recommend Ihis step for several reasons, not the leasl of which is lhal in Ihis area we have an experience base wilh olher slates and Ihe deliberations of Congress," he said. Tikwarl urged Ihe lask force lo make lough decisions, saying, "If il doesn't happen here I don'I think it will happen in Ihe Legislature first." "We've spent our time to come here, but if in our hearls we don'l feel we can do any- Ihing aboul Ihis problem, or if we don'l feel there is a problem, Ihen we're wasling our lime," Tikwarl said. Rep. Charles J. Schwarlz, D-Junclion Cily, said he might support a commission in the future bul didn'l feel lhal Ihe lask force had studied Ihe mailer Ihis year. He noled lhal Ihe panel had mel only five limes in Ihe summer and fall and would relurn nexl spring for another round of meetings before developing final recommendations for the governor and the 1979 Legislature. The recommendation of a hospital review commission was defeated, 3-5. The recommendations approved Monday will be included in an interim report to the governor which is due Dec. • 15. Under one of the recommendations adopted by the task force, heallh care providers would have lo provide prospeclive cosls for Ireal- menl under Medicaid. Those amounls would be reviewed by Ihe Department of Social and Rehabilitalion Services, which pays for Ihe program. Currenlly, doctors and hospitals bill the slale following Irealmenl and are paid accordingly. Counly Commissioners voled unanimously Monday lo establish a 2 percent "transient guest tax" to be levied against motels and hotels in the counly. The tax will be derived from Ihe gross receipts paid by transienl guesls for sleeping accomodalions. II will not be applied to incidental services such as restauranl or bar facilities. The estimated $40,500 in revenue from the lax is lo go toward promotion of conventions and tourism in the county. It will be administered through Ihe Garden Cily Area Chamber of Commerce. The Counly Commission, al the recommendalion of Ihe Chamber, appointed a 10- member convention and tourism committee to make recommendations concerning the programs and expenditures for such promotion in the county. Also agreed to was a contracl belween the county and the Chamber under which the Chamber would organize and operate a convention and tourism bureau. "Personally, I'm really - excited about il (the convention and tourism bureau)," Chamber executive vice president Steve Wilkinson told Ihe commissioners. "I Ihink we can do some really good things with it." In the Chamber proposal to adopt the lax, Ihe commissioners were told lhal Ihe Chamber suggesled the matter at the requesl of Finney Counly motel operators. Commissioner Mike Merrill said he fell Ihe motel operators should instead make donations toward such a cause, saving the county time and the paperwork involved in collecting and redistributing Ihe lax money. Later, he agreed thai Ihe lax would probably work beller lhan a donation-based fund. "I don't like taxes," Commission Chairman Greg Shaw said, "bul I Ihink Ihis ought lo be a prelty good deal." Wilkinson said that other cities were considering similar taxes under the authorizing state law which was enacted only during the last legislative session. "Within a year, every city our size and some even smaller ones will have this," he said referring to the transient guest tax. He said Dodge City, Liberal and Great Bend are now in the process of establishing a similar lax. Appointed lo Iwo-year lerms on Ihe convention and tourism committee are Vern Hands of the Continental Inn, Ray Salyer of Wheat Lands, Charlie Brown of the Shannon, Gary Salyer of the Best Western Molor Inn, and Gene Heiman, an al-large member. One-year lerms on Ihe board went to Dave Robinson of the Hilton Inn, Mike Simpson of the Garden Motel, and at- large members Rudy Valenzuela, Ed Rutter and Bob Minter. Atlached lo Ihe molion authorizing the lax and ap- poinling Ihe commillee was a mandalory review by the counly al Ihe end of two years. At lhal time, the commissioners said, the program should be in full operalion and they can decide whether or not to continue the lax. Projected expenditure of the $40,500, as listed in the Chamber proposal, would be $11,500 for salaries, payroll and employee taxes; $7,400 for office supplies, postage and telephone; $16,400 for printing, brochures and promotions; and $5,200 for office equipment, signs and advertising. H&R Block Experiences Usual $2 Million Loss KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — H&R Block Inc., experienced its usual seasonal loss of nearly $2 million in the second quarter of the fiscal year, the company said. Total revenues were higher reflecting the increased results of its tax preparation business and its consumer services subsidiary, plus higher interesl income. The nel loss for the three months ending Oct. 31 was $1,990,000 compared to $1,810,000 a year ago. For Ihe six-monlh period the net loss was $4,204,000 compared to $3,581,000. Henry W. Bloch, president, noted lhat for most of the company's history the net loss in the first half of the year has been greater than thai of Ihe previous year. The bulk of Ihe company earnings are generated in Ihe lasl quarler of its fiscal year during the lax season. Bloch also noted thai Ihe increased loss Ihis year reflecls unrealized foreign exchange losses and Ihe inclusion of Ihe resulls of Wesl Coasl Enter- prises Inc., the major Block franchise in the San Francisco area, which was acquired in January. H&R Block expects to operate about 8,100 owned and franchised tax preparation offices during the 1978 lax season, an increase of aboul 530 offices over lasl yeaar. Revenues for Ihe quarler were $9,731,000 compared to $7,250,000 for the same period last year. In the six-monlh period, revenues increased lo more lhan $15 million from about $12 million a year ago. Hugoton's Concannon Reacts Bennett Decision: 'Best News Democrats Have Had All Year' TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Robert F. Bennetl's decision to seek another four-year term in 1978 rather than try for a U.S. Senate seat brought mixed reaction from some state politicians, but generally was applauded by his supporters. The first-term Republican governor pronounced himself pleased with the response he received on his three-city announcement tour Monday. But he conceded there was a discouraging word here and there—mostly from those who thought Bennett represented the GOP's best hope of retaining the seat being vacated by the announced retirement of Sen. James B. Pearson. •'] Disappointment was evident in the comment of some of those who were gearing up to bid for the Republican governor nomination had Bennett chosen to go for the Senate. . Most notable among these was Don Concannon, Hugoton attorney and former state GOP chairman who narrowly lost the Republican governor nomination to Bennett in 1974. Concannon said he doesn't think Bennett has any chance of being re-elected, because of what Concannon says is Bennett's low rating wilh the voters. Concannon called Bennett's announcement "the best news the Democratic Party has had all year." He said it would relegate the GOP to being the "permanent minority party in the state." "I think the general attitude across the state is that if the Democrats put up anybody acceptable, they'll win going away," Concannon added. "I think the governor cbuld have probably won the Senate race, but he can't win the governor's race under any circumstances." The top contenders at the moment for the Democratic nomination for governor didn't share Concannon's assessment. House Speaker John Carlin of Smolan said he has been expecting all along to face Bennett if he seeks the Democratic nomination as planned. And, Carlin predicted Bennett would be tough to beat. Atlorney General Curl Schneider admilled he was "somewhal surprised" by Bennell's decision lo pass up a Senale race and bid for anolher lerm, adding, "It's going to be very difficult lo beat an incumbent." State Sen. Bert Chaney of Hutchinson, who has said he intends to seek the Democralic nominalion, said he wasn't surprised, because he felt Bennett would have had too much trouble defeating Dr. Bill Roy of Topeka, the anticipaled Democralic Senale conlender. However, Bennett denied the prospect of Roy being the Democrats' candidate had anything lo do with his decision. "I did have to reckon with the fact that he could campaign on a fulltime basis and I obviously could not," Bennett said. "But I don't think he is invulnerable by any means." Roy, who is expected to announce by next week whether he will seek the Democratic nomination for the Senate, sounded almost disappointed that Bennett won't be his foe. "I had anticipated running against the governor if I ran, and I felt thai it would be a good campaign," Roy said. "Running against Mr. X, I have no idea what will happen." "Mr. X" just might turn out to be "Mrs. X." Stale Sen. Jan Meyers of Overland Park lold reporlers righl afler Bennell's announce- menl lhal she is interested in seeking the GOP nomination, although she is far from a decision. Mrs. Meyers, 49, has been in Ihe slale Senale five years— Ihe only female member of lhal body. Also surfacing Monday as a potenlial GOP candidate was Dr. Ralph Reed, 50, a Lawrence physician who also direcls Ihe preceplorship program for seniors al Ihe University of Kansas Medical School. Reed, former president of the slale Board of Health, has never sought public office, but said he has long been interesled in polilics. Their names joined Ihose already men- lioned in speculation—LI. Gov. Shelby Smith of Wichita, stale Sens. John Simpson of Salina and Norman Gaar of Westwood, former Pearson aide Deryl Schuster, now an Overland Park banker, and Sam Hardage, a Wichila real eslate developer. Smilh, elected as a leam wilh Bennell three years ago, confirmed he will consider seeking the GOP Senate nomination. Bul Ihe lieutenant governor, like Bennell a former legislator, said he wants lo lest his "real, ralher than imaginery" support before making any decision. Bennetl said Smilh is his lieutenant governor running mate next year if he wants to be—il is up lo Smilh. "I have considered no one else, and I won'l unlil Shelby decides," Bennell said. Bennell said he made his decision aboul a week ago, "and nolhing happened in Ihe meantime to change my mind." He said he received little pressure from the Republican hierachy to go either way, even though slale Chairman Jack Ranson made no secret of Ihe facl he wanled Bennell lo slay in Ihe governor's chair. "I'm glad il's oul of the way," Bennell said of his decision. "Now maybe you guys can speculale about someone else for a change." t

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