Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 30, 1977 · Page 1
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Near-Frozen Boy, Survivors Rescued 'Miracle We Found Him At All' ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — "It was a miracle that we found the boy at all," said Harry Stebner, who was aboard a search helicopter that spotted Charles Randolph walking for help from the site of a plane crash high in the Colorado Rockies. Six of seven Oklahoma city residents aboard the twin-engine plane were found alive Tuesday after spending two nights above timberline in snow and near zero temperatures. Stebner, an Aspen resident, said the 17-year- old Randolph was standing on an open snow- covered slope, waving his arms, when he was spotted. He was shivering with cold and was as blue as the dark blue parka he was wearing, Stebner said. "We dropped down and picked him up," said Stebner. "It was fortunate we were able to land. The poor kid was just blue with the cold and about as miserable as any individual could be. But fortunately he was coherent." Killed in the crash Sunday night was C.B. Cameron, president of American Fidelity Insurance Corp. • Survivors included Cameron's wife, Jo Carol; their son, Bill, 18, and daughter Lynda, 17; Randolph and another school friend of the young Camerons, 16-year-old Karen Mills; and the plane's pilot, Terry DePlois, 30. All the survivors suffered injuries ranging from frostbite to broken bones and back injuries. Mrs. Cameron, Bill Cameron and DePlois were listed in serious condition and were flown Tuesday night to a hospital in Denver. The rest were hospitalized in fair condition at Aspen Valley Medical Center. Randolph told his rescuers that he had been walking along the edge of a ridge, always keeping a creek on the same side. "We just retraced his steps and there was the plane," said Slebner. It was difficult to judge the distance, Stebner said, but his guess was that Randolph had walked about three miles. It was snowing heavily at the crash site in a bowl 15 miles west of Aspen on 14,130-foot Haystack Mountain. The area was inaccessible from the ground and all of the injured were removed by helicopters using winches. The Cessna 414, owned by the firm Cameron and Cameron, took off Sunday night from Aspen for Oklahoma City with a fuel stop scheduled in Pueblo. The family and friends had been on a Thanksgiving ski vacation. The plane never reached Pueblo and a search was launched Monday that included up to a dozen planes, Army helicopters, snowmobile teams and men on horseback. The searchers failed to spot the white aircraft among the snowcapped peaks. After picking up Randolph and traveling to the crash site, the helicopter was unable to land and hovered over the wreckage as pilot Roger Lone radioed a nearby Air Force C-130 search plane. The helicopter wailed until another helicopter arrived at the scene before taking Randolph to Aspen for medical treatment. He was listed in fair condition Tuesday night with frostbite and neck injuries. Garden City Telegram 15c a Copy GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1977 Vol. 49 20 Pages—2 Sections (318) 275-7105 -No. 25 Weather Sunrise 7:40 Sunset 5:25 Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday. Low Wednesday night low 20s. Highs Thursday mid-405. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph Wednesday night. Max..Min..Prec. Dodge City 45 34 GARDEN CITY 48 31 Goodland 53 31 Russell 44 34 Sallna 49 31 Garden Sass It's easy to diet nowadays, Gus Garden says. Just eat what you can afford. News in Brief Three Still at Large LEAVEN WORTH, Kan. (AP) — Three men remain at large from a rash of escapes at three Leavenworth-area penal institutions this summer — escapes which authorities said resulted in two deaths, three kidnappings and three bank robberies. A total of 19 inmates have escaped the three institutions since June 17 — including five from the. U.S. Penitentiary, 10 from the Kansas State Penitentiary and four from the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth. The latest count shows 15 have been recaptured, one was killed in a police shootout and three remain at large. 'Korea Knew of Plan' WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's intelligence chiefs approved a plan to plant collaborators in the White House, Congress and top federal agencies last year, according to copies of the plan released by a House subcommittee. But a former Korean Central Intelligence Agency station chief in New York City, testifying before the House international relations subcommittee, said he doubts much of it was carried out. The former KCIA station chief, Sohn Ho Young, who defected two months ago, told the subcommittee at a public hearing Tuesday that, by the time the plan for 1976 operations was formulated, KCIA agents already had been told to lay low because of breaking disclosures of Korean influence operations. The. plan called for "implantation of an intelligence network in the White House" and buying collaborators in congressional leaders' offices and in the State Department, Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies. Landslide Predicted JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's embattled whites elect a new Parliament today, and another landslide victory for Prime Minister John Vorster, the apostle of apartheid, is predicted. Thousands of voters defied rain and gales as the balloting began. Results of the voting, which ends at 9 p.m. (2 p.m. EST) are not expected to be announced until Thursday. Vorster's ruling National party, campaigning on a platform of continued white supremacy and defiance of the Carter administration and other foreign critics, could win between 125 and 135 of the 165 legislative seats, according to opinion polls and other surveys. The Nationalists had 116 seats in the last Parliament. South Africa's 18 million blacks, 70 per cent of the population, will have no say in the outcome. /' Wanted: FBI Director WASHINGTON (AP) — Help wanted: FBI director. Must be bright, aggressive and committed to the law. Mental and physical stamina essential for working long hours, settling touchy internal arguments, and facing frequent public criticism. Rewards include $57,500 salary, a measure of fame and substantial power. Apply to the attorney general, Washington, D.C. The Carter administration once again is sending "help wanted" signals after U.S. District Judge Frank M. Johnson concluded that his health prevents him from becoming FBI director. Attorney General Griffin Bell announced Johnson's decision at a news conference Tuesday. He said he and President Carter may agree on a replacement by Jan. 17, when Congress returns from a recess. U.S. to Send Delegation to Mideast Talks WASHINGTON (AP) — President Carter today announced the United States will send a high-level representative to a mid-December peace conference in Cairo and he called recent Arab-Israeli contacts "a historic breakthrough in the search for a lasting peace in the Middle East." Carter told a nationally broadcast news conference that Assistant Secretary of State Alfred L. Atherton will head the U.S. delegation to the Cairo conference called by President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. Tearing It Up? Telegram Photo family housing project and the 55-unit elderly housing project at 3rd and Pershing. Crews Tearing up unsatisfactory portions of the started this week getting the two federally original floor covering in the 45-unlt low Income financed projects ready for their final con- family housing units behind Gibsons are work- struction efforts, expected to take three months men from Eby Construction, the Wichita firm on the family project and seven months on the which has been contracted to complete the elderly units. Sugar Beet Outlook Brightens Two weeks ago, low sugar prices and decreasing sugar beet acreage seemed threatened to shut down the sugar processing plant in Rocky Ford, Colo. That would have made the 1977 sugar beet crop the last in Southwest Kansas and Southeast Colorado. But rising sugar prices, a sugar amendment attached to the 1978 farm bill, and an international sugar agreement has turned that situation around. The optimism for sugar beets was reflected Tuesday at the stockholders meeting of the Colo-Kan Sugar Inc., which operates the Rocky Ford plant. Bill Turrentine, a Garden City sugar beet farmer and Colo-Kan stockholder who attended the meeting, said the new sugar situation may prevent the closing of the plant and make sugar beets a profitable crop again. "Things are looking up," Turrentine said Wednesday. "The price on sugar beets is reasonably better now than in August, when it was $13.30 a ton. Now the price is somewhere around $17.65 and its still climbing." Turrentine said one factor that improved the sugar situation was an amendment attached to the farm bill that would place price, tax and quota standards on imported sugar that would prevent the underselling of U.S. sugar by foreign producers. The amendment would provide the Drive Is Extended Finney UW Still $ 6,000 Off Goal Finney County United Way drive has been extended in order to raise at least another $6,000 to meet the goal for this year. Officials hoped to complete the drive by Thanksgiving, but have set back the cut-off date to Dec. 12. Goal for the drive which started Sept. 21 is $88,450. "We are at approximately $82,000 as of today," 1977 drive chairman Van Smith said Wednesday. Smith was contacted by the Telegram at a United Way committee meeting where final drive plans were being made. "We are putting together some wrap-up programs," Smith said, "including a one Flocked Christmas trees at Wards Garden Center. 275-1902. —Adv. night residential drive and some sort of radiothon to help meet our goal." No specific dates or times had been finalized for the wrap-up programs. Steve Wilkinson, executive vice-president of the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce and president of the Finney County United Way said that several business and individuals which have been donors to the drive in the past have not yet made contributions. He said he felt sure that most of those businesses and individuals had forgotten or not yet decided whether or not to contribute this year, but will do so soon. "I feel confident that we can go over our goal this year," Wilkinson said. first protection for American producers against cheap sugar imports since a sugar act providing that protection expired three years ago. "They were really underselling U.S. sugar," Turrentine said. "The United States was becoming a dumping ground for cheap sugar." Turrentine said an international agreement reached this fall by sugar importers and exporters would provide similar protection on an international scale. That agreement may go into effect in about a year, Turrentine said. The sugar beet almost became extinct in Kansas and Colorado, he said, because the low prices for the crop had caused planted acreage to drop from an economic minimum of 18,000 acres to 12,000 acres. He said the Rocky Ford plant's existence depends on a rise in sugar beet acreage. "If the acreage doesn't increase, we're dead," he said. Although the sugar beet is a relatively minor crop in Southwest Kansas, its demise would have been felt economically. "The beet circulates more money in this country than any other crop," he said. "In good years, about 350,000 tons of beets were being produced in this area at a price of $20$25 a ton. "Its (the sugar beet's) loss would have taken away some of the versitality of Cold Front Aims at State TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Cloudy skies spread across Kansas today in advance of a fast-moving cold front that was expected to trigger gusty winds and scattered rain, the National Weather Service said. agriculture in this area — it would have been one less thing to work with." Carter said the conference is now scheduled for around Dec. 13. When Sadat called for the conference, he set Dec. 3 as the deadline for responses to his invitations. He said he would then set a dale for the talks. Carler's reference to Dec. 13 is the first public announce- menl by any of Ihe parties of the likely starling dale for Ihe conference. The presidenl said that Ihe importance of the meetings between Sadal and Prime Minisler Menahem Begin of Israel "is lhal Ihere has been an inilialion of direcl, person- lo-person negolialions." Turning lo Ihe U.S. role, Carter said, "I think it's much more important lo have direct communication between Egypl and Israel lhan lo have us acting as a conslant, dominanl inlermediary." He further characterized Ihe U.S. role as to encourage progress toward negoliations and an over-all settlement. "We have no control over any nation in the Middle East," he said. "When we find progress being stopped, we use all the initiative we can." He referred to Ihe difficulty many Arab leader have in agreeing to direct discussions with Israel after so many years of armed confrontalion and said the United States is taking "concrete steps" to persuade, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon to enter the negotiations. "There is no doubt in my mind that President Hafez Assad (of Syria) wants peace with Israel," said Carter. "There is no doubt in my mind that King Hussein (of Jordan) wants peace with Israel." While characterizing Egypt as the most populous and powerful of the Arab confrontation states, Carter said that both Israel and Egypt have publicly stated that a separate peace agreement, excluding Ihe other Arab stales, "is not desirable." Only Israel, Egypt, and the United Stales have agreed so far to participate in Ihe Cairo conference. Syria, the Paleslinian Liberation Organization and the Soviet Union have rejected the in- vii at ions issued by Sadat. Asked about criticism of his invitation to the Soviets to resume a role in the search for peace in Ihe Middle East, Carler said, "I believe Ihe Soviets will follow along and lake constructive steps for a lasting peace." The United Stales and Ihe Soviet Union are co-chairmen of Ihe Geneva conference at which previous Middle Easl sel dements have been reached. Maytag Self-Service laundry-64 machines. On Fulton across from Wheat Land Motor Inn. —Adv. 'Junk Mail' Entertains, But Irritates Commission By DENNIES ANDERSEN Want a job selling shoes? How about a new ID card photo system, a 204-page handbook on temperature measurement devices or a paper shredder? Or maybe you'd like to attend a seminar in Denver, a conference in San Francisco, a forum in Wichita. These are just a few of the offers the Finney County Commissioners get each week when they open their mail. Weekly, the commissioners are bombarded with what they term "junk mail." It comes from a variety of state and national agencies as well as private firms, non-profit groups and other organizations. This week's offering included two letters mailed through the Environmental Protection Agency (the Denver seminar and the Wichita forum), one from the Kansas Department of Transportation (a questionnaire the county engineer recommended be filed in the waste basket), a copy of the monthly International City Management Association newsletter "Target" (including reminders of seven schools and seminars ranging from two to 13 days in length), one of the weekly copies of the "County News," a publication of the National Association of Counties (each commissioner gets his private, eight-page copy to dispose of), a quarterly magazine from a heavy equipment manufacturer (addressed to a former commissioner), a package of brochures and schedules on the National Association of Counties convention (in San Francisco and all duplicated in recent issues of the "County News"), and, best of all, a way to get even more of the "junk mail" — but selectively. That comes in a little booklet (about three-fourths of an inch thick) of business reply cards from more than 100 different companies trying to introduce their product lines or services to governmental agencies. The booklet, called the Government Product News Cards, is sent quarterly. This issue was addressed to a past- commissioner. Some of the more notable among the reply cards include the opportunity to become a shoe salesman (and get a free pair of shoes in the deal), win a free trip around the world or $8,000 if you'd prefer, or get more information on a set of encyclopedias, a portable ice skating rink, refrigerated storage units, shower curtains or two different brands of paper shredders. Another of the cards is from the company which distributes the reply card booklet. It asks if the booklet was found to be useful. While the commissioners jokingly talk about going to various conventions in New Orleans, Denver or in the Bahamas when they open their weekly batch of "junk mail," occasionally the queries evoke the wrath of the commissioners. Commission Chairman Greg Shaw tried to count the number of different schools, seminars, meetings and conventions he was invited to last year. He lost track with more than one hundred already tallied by April. "They've got to keep sending out all of this junk or they'd have to fire some of their paid employees," Shaw said of the "junk mail" the commission receives from various slate and federal agencies. "They're just a bunch of bureaucrats trying to justify and protect their jobs," he said. Normally, after a few snide remarks are made about the wasted postage, paper, manpower involved in preparing and mailing the "junk mail" and about whether or not anybody from Finney County really ought to go to a three-day seminar in Miami on drug abuse, all the "junk mail" ends up in the trash basket on its way to the county landfill. Southwest Kansas Cagers Open Season, Pages 9-11

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