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By the Way By DONNIS HARNESS About People Here, in Scott Garden City Telegram Saturday, December 3,1977 Page 3 No travel for me in recent days. 'Twas others wha drove to and from Thanksgiving day celebrations. I cooked the turkey, at home. ,• I did drive to Scott City for a wedding — Lisa Lewis and Kelly Crist — and I became more than ever aware that the years have been passing faster than we realize. Just the other day, it seems, Lisa was a little girl with pigtails. And, now, a beautiful bride. • One doesn't have to leave Garden City to find "neat" people. Alopg Main Street in our town, for example, are those who fall into that category. One who fulfills all the connotations of neatness — refined, tidy, trim — is a senior member of the business community. For 40 or so years, she's worked before the public, in part, at least, because she likes people of all ages and is interested in them, their children, their parents (and in their uncles, aunts and grandkids, too, for that matter). This neat little lady is acquainted with nearly everyone, and treats | everyone with respect, as she likes to be treated. Perhaps you may get the idea that I know this persoft rather well and am a fan of hers. I do and I am. She's Vera King at Vera's Shop, in Sweetbriar. And she's my mother. If you should happen into Sweetbriar today, she may be upstairs eating a piece of cake, because tomorrow is her birthday (and that of her grandson's too). Happy birthday, family. Since we seem to be so close to home with this column, I'd like to share another story. It concerns a friendship of long standing and a man's respect for the community he lives in. Rea Greenlee came to Scott City as a young man in 1915 to help his dad, John, in a fledgling bakery business. As Rea tells of his reactions to that prairie town, in retrospect: "When I got off the train, there were a couple of fellows there watching the train come in; that was part of the evening's entertainment ritual in those days. They shook my hand and introduced themselves. They made me feel at home. I fell in love with the town right then and there, and I haven't changed my feelings since. "The next day, Earl J. Van Antwerp, who worked across the street from the bakery, came over to meet me and invited me to his Sunday School class." At this point in his story, Rea grins, "I was a stranger, and they took me in." Earl, Rea, and Earl's brother, Dill Van Antwerp have been good friends from that time to this. Each had a business on Main street for more years than I can number. • If Southwest Kansas towns have been quieter than ordinary this week, perhaps townsmen can attribute that quiet to the absence of cattlemen, who are in Wichita for the Kansas Livestock Association meeting. Main speaker was Sam Ervin, former U.S. Senate spellbinder. That North Carolina "country boy" may have gathered some new notes for future talks if he took time to exchange tall tales with a group of Kansas cattle growers and feeders. .• Now assuming the duties of leadership as KLA president is Floyd Fairleigh, Scott City. Assisting him will be J. Richard Pringle, Yates Center, newly-named president-elect. Pageant on Monday Garden City High School's traditional Saturnalia pageant will be presented iftonday night at 7:30 in Clifford Hope Auditorium. Latin students of Telegram Photo Bernadlne Sltts will present the Christmas story In Latin through verse and carols. Among participants are, from left, Roger Diller, Arlan Maddox, Jack Corn and Debbie Hawk. 'Points for Tractors' Challenge Issued Educator-USD Negotiations | deaths I This Year Open to Public ;; Negotiations this year between the Garden City Educators Association and the Unified School District 457 Board of Education are for the first time open to the public. First meeting between the negotiation teams is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the board of education meeting room, Calkins Hall. New and amended items have been exchanged for consideration. The teachers are presenting 10 proposals. They include duty free lunch, planning time, class size, school calendar, salary, fringe benefits, emergency leave, grievance procedure, school day, and master contract. Four proposals are Refuse Route Changes Made As the new automated trash system is being installed in the city, change^ are being made in the remaining routes on the old trash can system. ', Changed will be certain areas from their regular refuse collection days to a Monday-Thursday pick-up route. Lee Dawson, superintendent of the city sanitation department, has announced changes in the routes and pick-up days for a portion of northeast Garden City. The changes will be effective Monday. Starting then, an area east of 3rd, from the cemetery south to the drainage ditch, tHen east to Center, north to Fair, east two blocks to a line going north from the Fair- Antelope Lane intersection, and north on Fleming to the city limits, will be changed to the Monday-Thursday trash pick-up route. A second area to be changed to the Monday-Thursday pickup route is east of Center, north of Harding, west of Shorthorn Place and south of the drainage ditch. Dawson said that as more and more of the city is changed over to the new automated pick-up system it has become necessary to change around the old routes, but this is the first change which affected the days on which refuse would be collected. Some people in the affected areas, Dawson said, are served by curb-side trash pick-up and should adjust their schedules for moving their trash to the curb according to the new route days. presented by the board. They are number of days and amount of work (extended month contract), number of days and amount of work (school day), sick and other leave (military leave), and sick and other leave (maternity leave). Negotiations now are opened because of the professional collective negotiation act which was amended this year by the legislature. The change says "Every meeting, conference, consultation and discussion between a professional em- ployes' organization or its representatives and a board of education or its representatives during the course of professional negotiation except meetings called for by Sections 8 and 9 of this act shall be < subject to the provisions of the Kansas open meetings law, and any amendments or supplements thereto." Sebelius in GC Wednesday Cong. Keith Sebelius will be in Garden City on his listening tour on Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the Finney County Courthouse. In some releases, the time had been listed at 2:30, which was erroneous. Jake G. Savolt Rosary for Jake Savolt, 59, 1013 Lamplighter, will be 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Chapel. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with burial in Valley View Cemetery. Mr. Savolt died Friday at St. Catherine Hospital. Mrs. Leota Floyd SCOTT CITY — Mrs. Leota Floyd, 82, died Friday at Scott County Hospital. Born Leota Cooper May 12, 1895, at Carso, Mo., she was married to Frank Floyd Sr., Sept. 21,1914 at Alliance, Neb. He died Sept. 27,1955. She had lived here since 1951. Mrs. Floyd was a member of the First Christian Church, Scott City. Survivors include a son, Frank, Fredonia; two daughters, Mrs. Enid Atkins, Security, Colo., and Mrs. Wanda Barker, Scott City; four grandchildren; one step- grandchild; and four great- grandchildren. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, the Rev. William 0. Haney officiating. Burial will be in Scott County Cemetery. Friends may call until service time at Weinmann- Price Funeral Home, Scott City. A memorial has been established for the Scott County Hospital Equipment Fund. NORTON — The Dec. 10 American Agriculture trac- torcade to Topeka and the strike rally there are intended to be a show of solidarity among farmers for their Trial Date Set At Syracuse SYRACUSE — Preliminary hearing of Freddie Cordova in connection /with a felony charge of automobile theft was Thursday in district court here, Paul Handy, Hamilton County Attorney said Saturday. Handy said Cordova is scheduled to be arraigned in district court December 19 on the charge. Kearny County Attorney Robert Frederick said Cordova may also face a preliminary trial in that county for aggravated escape. He said the date for the hearing tentatively had been scheduled for Monday. Cordova was arrested by Hamilton County authorities in November. A juvenile was also taken into custody. Cordova and the juvenile escaped Nov. 23 as they were being transported to the jail in Kearny County. Cordova was recaptured the same day, but the juvenile is still at large. Cordova is thought by authorities to be from La Junta, Colo. The juvenile is reportedly from Garden City. Found Guilty of Manslaughter common goal —100 percent of parity for crop prices. That's not to say, however, that there won't be a bit of rivalry involved between strike offices within the common thrust for their goal. That rivalry officially materialized a few days ago with a challenge issued from the strike office in Norton. The Norton office has challenged all strike offices in the state to a contest of moving the most equipment to the rally in Topeka on a point basis. Karen Duran, spokesman for the state strike headquarters in Johnson, confirmed Friday that the challenge had been received there. She said the contest will determine which office can rack up the most points on a vehicle-mile point basis. Heavy, equipment such as tractors, combines and self- propelled bailers are to receive 20 points for every mile traveled, she said. Trucks weighing over 5,000 pounds.will get 10 points a mile. Trucks under 5,000 pounds will get five points a mile while cars will make one point a mile. A spokesman for the Norton office said Saturday the office has good support for the challenge. Fifteen tractors had been scheduled by Saturday to drive to Topeka from Norton. Johnson edged Norton and held the lead among Southwest Kansas strike offices on Saturday with 16 tractors promised for the tractorcade. A tractor must be driven to Topeka rather than hauled on a truck to receive points as a tractor, the Norton spokesman cautioned. If a LITTLETON, Colo. — A Denver man was found guilty by a jury in district court here Friday of ttye reckless manslaughter 'of a Tribune woman. Deputy District Attorney Ethan Feldman said Saturday the sentencing of Ben Earl Bookman Jr., 19, is expected to be in late January. Feldman, one of the two prosecuting attorneys in the case, said the charge of reckless manslaughter carries a sentence of up to 10 years in a penitentiary or reform institution. Bookman was arrested in June in connection with the death of Shirley Maxine Jones, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Jones, Tribune. She was living with her sister in Denver when she was Students Gather MECHA conferencf representatives from across Kansas gathered at Garden City Community College for a day-long session. MECHA Is the V Movlmtento Estudlantll Council on Hispanic Affairs. The event here Is sponsored by the Chlcano Students United, a campus organization. FIESTA MEETING G. I. FORUM BUILDING ON MARY STREET 7:30 P.M. MONDAY. DECEMBER 5 AGENDA: Scholarships strike office sends a tractor on a truck, it will receive points for the truck only. The spokesman said a similar challenge has been issued to other states for the rallies at their state capitals. The challenge was issued on behalf of all Kansas strike offices. Other Southwest Kansas offices who had scheduled tractors for the trip to Topeka by Saturday were Dodge City, with 10 tractors, Plains, 12, Sublette, four, and Garden City, two. A spokesman for the Garden City office said Saturday the office lagged behind other offices in tractorcade plans because most of the office staff had been away to the American Agriculture rally in Dallas, Tex. They returned Saturday morning, he said, and were to begin plans for the Topeka trip in the afternoon. Efforts at present are focused on finding an implement dealer to provide trailers to haul the tractors back from Topeka, the spokesman said. jpi^yM^S^^sjpy^ CHRISTMAS TREES BY COURTESY OF DILLONS-EASTGATE WALLS PARKING LOT 5TH & LAUREL, SCOTCH PINES 5%' to 8' CHRISTMAS TREE STANDS DOUGLAS FIR 3' to 10' WHITE PINES 5 1 / 2 ' to 8' DOUGLAS FIR ROPING OPEN AFTER THANKSGIVING OPEN DAILY 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. SUNDAY 1 TO 8 P.M. PROCEEDS FURTHER THE OPTIMIST CLUBS YOUTH PROGRAM reported missing on June 10. Her body was later found in a shallow grave at Cherry Creek Reservoir near Denver. On the day of her disappearance, Miss Jones attended a dance with a girlfriend. She left the dance with Bookman, Arapahoe County Deputy Sheriff Kurt Radtke reported after the body was found. Feldman said the jury had five different verdicts to consider in their decision, including two types of second degree murder, two types of manslaughter, and criminal negligent homicide. 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