The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 9, 1985 · Page 11
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Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, April 9, 1985
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Local/Kansas 2 Briefly The Salina Journal Tuesday, April 9,1985 Page 11 Carmody to speak at Marymount Denise Carmody, professor of religion at Wichita State University, will be an I.A. O'Shaughnessy guest speaker Wednesday at Marymount College. She will speak at 8 p.m. in the Marymount Little Theatre. Her topic will be "Sexual Love: East and West." Carmody has written several books and co- edited, with her husband, John, anthologies of religious writings. Her most recent book is "Seizing the Apple," published by Crossroads Press. Harper and Row recently issued a second edition of Carmody "Contemporary Catholic Theology," which she co-edited with her husband. The I.A. O'Shaughnessy Award in Humanities was established several years ago. Dr. John Schaeffer, Marymount English Department chairman and this year's award recipient, is host for Wednesday's lecture. The speech is free. School repairs on board agenda Salina School Board members will consider a major capital outlay project at their meeting Wednesday afternoon. The proposed $265,000 project includes repair of windows at Bartlett Elementary School; a parapet wall at the Salina South High School swimming pool; roof repair at Heusner, Coronado, Hageman and Sunset elementary schools and South High; termite treatment at Grace Stewart and Hagemen schools; and improved emergency lighting at South High. Board members also will be asked to approve removal of asbestos this summer at Schilling, Hawthorne and Roosevelt-Lincoln elementary schools. Total cost is estimated at $82,000. Board members also will examine bids for desks, chairs, cafeteria tables and food service equipment. The textbook study committee will present its recommendations for new high school textbooks to be used during the 1985-86 school year. The board also will consider adopting a new elementary mathematics text. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in room 200 of the City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. Contracts, goals are board topics GYPSUM — Southeast of Saline School Board members will consider renewing the contracts of high school principal Richard Harlan and elementary school principal Leon Griffitts at their meeting Wednesday. The board also will set goals for the 1985-86 school year, and will discuss teacher contract negotiations. A negotiating session between teachers and board representatives has been scheduled before the board meeting at 6 p.m. The regular board meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the district office. Jury trial set on car theft charges A jury trial for a Salina man charged in connection with a suspected car theft ring is scheduled for May 8 in Saline County District Court. Richard Chaffee, 32, 821 S. Santa Fe, appeared Monday before District Judge Daniel Hebert. Chaffee is charged with six counts of felony theft. He is one of nine people, including three other Salinans, arrested in.the case. Charges against four of those, including Dennis Wisbey, 32, 816 Scott, were dismissed by the Saline County attorney's office although some may be refiled. Derald Archer, 47, 821 S. Santa Fe, charged with three counts of felony theft, is scheduled for jury trial May 2. Bobby Huff, 40, 903 Smith, is scheduled for sentencing May 6 on one count felony theft. Bethel dean to speak at Wesleyan Today's Kansas Wesleyan Community Gathering will feature Marion Deckert, Bethel College academic dean. Deckert's lecture is titled "International-Intercultural Studies." The gathering will be at 11 a.m. in room 201 of Peters Science Hall. What a Scoop! Admiral introduces Refrigerators a la Mode. Refrigerators a la Mode make their own ice cream. Plus, a whole lot more. See both the 22 cu. ft. top mount and 22,24 or 28 cu. ft. side by side models soon and ask about these exciting features. The Automatic Ice Cream Maker (patent pending): Using an exclusive Stir Freezing" process, the ice cream maker can stir up your favorite frozen yogurt, ice cream, chilled soup and much more. And cleanup is easy. Automatic ice maker with ice and cold water dispenaer: You'll get ice and cold water through the door so there's no wasted Hf" energy Textured *teel finish: Hides fingerprints and smudges and is easy to clean. Wine cellar: Holds two bottles of wine in a horizontal position. Pivots out, folds back to save space. Admiral Wll Home Appliances r it NELSON APPLIANCES 1212 S. Santa Fe 825-7011 Vietnam War's last prisoner of conscience' released from jail FORT RILEY (AP) - A man described as the Vietnam War's "last prisoner of conscience" was released Monday from an Army disciplinary barracks after being granted clemency for the remaining portion of his prison term. Keith Mather, 38, of Half Moon Bay, Calif., was released from the stockade at Fort Riley after Secretary of the Army John Marsh Jr. approved Mather's appeal for clemency, Army officials said. Maj. Robert Mirelson, an Army spokesman in Washington, said the action cut two months from Mather's remaining minimum prison term. The term stemmed from a desertion conviction 17 years ago. Mather was convicted of leaving his Army unit and chaining himself to a clergyman to protest the Vietnam War. Mather, whose sentence originally called for four years at hard labor but later was reduced to 18 months, escaped in 1968 from a San Francisco prison and fled to Canada. He returned to the San Francisco Bay area in 1980 and was captured after he lost his driver's license at a service station in December. Harvey Perritt, a spokesman at Fort Riley, said Mather was moved "I'm glad that the secretary recognized the injustice of having Keith in custody after all these years." —Howard DeNike from the disciplinary barracks Monday afternoon and Mirelson said Mather would be released within about 48 hours. Mather's attorney, Howard De- Nike of San Francisco, said his client expected to rejoin his family Wednesday in California and return to his trade as a carpenter. "I'm quite pleased," DeNike said of the clemency decree. "I'm glad that the secretary recognized the injustice of having Keith in custody after all these years. At this point, we think he's the last prisoner of conscience from the Vietnam War. "And given the fact that both Presidents Carter and Ford saw fit to grant amnesty and clemency, it's only right that Keith should receive the same consideration." DeNike said Mather would be reunited with his fiancee, Virginia Carroll, who has worked for his release, as well as his two children, Reed, 13 and Megan, 10. Mather was 21 when he first was Prisoners end hunger strike LANSING (AP) - A hunger strike is over at the Kansas State Penitentiary. Prison officials say it apparently fell victim to hunger and the holiday spirit. "They got hungry, and our staff had been talking to them and encouraging them to come off it," said administrative assistant Jerry Judy. The inmates stopped eating Wednesday, but the strike had ended by the noon meal on Easter Sunday. "We plan a meal a little more special than usual" for holidays, Judy said. "The food starts to smell good." The Sunday meal included barbecue spareribs, french fries and baked beans. Prison officials said 34 of about 100 inmates who are segregated School notes from the general population started their fast Wednesday to protest against their separation from other prisoners. The hunger strike dwindled to 28 inmates Friday and 26 at the noon meal Saturday before falling to five at the evening meal Saturday. Judy said some of the segregated inmates had committed crimes against other inmates, were thought to be high-escape risks and posed danger to the other prisoners, staff and themselves. The segregated prisoners are allowed one hour of exercise each day in an outdoor court, but many would like to join the general population inmates who exercise in a bigger court, Judy said. "It wasn't like they got any of their demands," Judy said, "although there are things that we're going to take a look at." Salina and McPherson students are among those who have been awarded Achievement Scholarships of $4,000 by Wichita State University. The scholarships will be distributed over a four-year period. Recipients include Jon Hermes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Hermes, Rt. 2, and Tod B. Bookless, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Bookless, McPherson. •fr £ ft Washburn University has announced winners of the Washburn University Garvey Competitive Scholarship Test. The regional awards range from $2,000 to $3,200 and are for four years. Winners include Eileen M. Brouddus, 2328 Edward, first place; Mary S. Koetting, Rt. 5, second; Leslie H. Greenwood, 2016 Glendale, third; and Heather Nye, 2601 Colonial Lane, fourth, all of Salina; and Muzette M. Musil, Concordia, sec- ond. £ ft & Robert L. Marshall, son of the Rev. and Mrs. William H. Marshall, 412 Claremont Drive, has received a $1,800 scholarship from Ottawa University. Marshall, a sophomore, is a Presidential Scholar and a recipient of the Church and Campus award and the University Award for Outstanding Achievement. He is majoring in pre-engineering. £ ft -tr Ngoc-Lan Nguyen, son of Tin Van and Canh Do Nguyen, 2449 Robin Road, has been awarded a $2,500 Search for Excellence Scholarship at Kansas Wesleyan. The scholarships are based on academic achievement, leadership and campus interviews. They are renewable if the student maintains a high grade point average. Salina's Only 24 hr. TEL-FI-RflTE BE5-D55S (ofAmerica Star'-SpanKled'-Bankfri Sama re h lion Sal ma 825 OMI Goid Stai f uciliiy Ninili 81 Magnolia M.m convicted on the desertion charge. The four-year sentence was reduced when his conviction was downgraded to being absent without leave. While Mather was serving time at the Presidio, he was charged in connection with a mutiny in which 27 soldiers refused to fall in for roll call and sang protest songs. But Mather escaped before he could be charged in connection with that incident and the charges in the mutiny were dropped during Ford's clemency reviews in 1975. A military panel in February cut Mather's remaining sentence in half. 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