The Wichita Beacon from Wichita, Kansas on November 9, 1966 · 36
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The Wichita Beacon from Wichita, Kansas · 36

Wichita, Kansas
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Wednesday, November 9, 1966
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n & kI1! km11 nvvyy y tYV w nryyyyyyf ryyri '1 y t iTwnT f w v r Ww f Hie Answer Man Hava a question? Mail It to "THE ANSWER MAN" Tha Wichita Beacon and watch for the answer In tha column Questions cannot be answered by telephone On Removing Chlorine Q I It poisibla to remove chlorine from drinking water? If a person boils water and lets the steam hit a dean glass snrface and then pass into a clean container would the minerals or chemicals be removed from the condensed steam? A There are commercial products available which can be added to water to remove chlorine Also if you condense steam most of the chlorine will be removed The water you collect from condensed steam will be relatively free of all chemicals or minerals There are a few gases which might be transferred but most of them will be removed Sales Tax on Tax Q In buying things such as automobile tires there is a federal excise tax we are required to pay We also are required to pay state sales tax on the item Is it legal to charge the state tax on the price of the item plus the federal tax? A State officials have ruled that sales tax must be paid on both the item and the excise tax a Wichita tire dealer said He said he had received a ruling from the Kansas Internal Revenue Service after requesting an opinion on the tax Bans on Left Turns Q Are there any major cities in t h e United States where left turns are prohibited on their major traffic carrying streets? A Although limiting left turns on ma- Arch O’Bryant Sale of the Chautauqua County poor farm recalls a tragic era in the history of Kansas There was a time when counties practically all owned a farm of 160 acres or more A multi-room house stood on the place A poor farm manager was appointed by the county commissioners He farmed the place with the help a few Inmates could give him and was paid so much per head for care of the persons he had under his care One of the tragedies of such a place was that some residents of the farm had children These children were branded at school because they lived at the poor farm Many were intelligent and went on to succeed It was not their fault they had an elderly or crippled father unable to make a living or a widowed mother FOR DECADES many parents let their children know from birth that if they the parents were unable to take care of themselves it was up to the children to do so This attitude probably was enhanced by fear of the poor farm It is one of the harsh things of life but Kansans looked down upon a person forced to enter the farm How pleasant the poor farm could be depended upon the manager Some were hard-boiled and set a scanty table Others were kind and fed their charges abundantly Sanitation was not a worry of officials in the days of the poor farm and beyond doubt some housing was terrible What saved many a person more misery was the fact the poor farm manager’s job was in politics If things got too harsh the county commissioners would hear about it and they got into election trouble Some poor farms had a shanty well Don Granger FAVORITE HEROINE (this week) Is Elizabeth Thompson — one of the prettiest (and certainly the most obliging) cello players in these parts Elizabeth got herself all gussied up Sunday (high-style hairdo and very chic shift with very short skirt in brightly-colored Mondriaan geometries) for t h e concert by Erast (viola) and Lory (piano) Wallfisch And suddenly — in one of those fast-acting dream-like sequence of events — Elizabeth found herself on stage at East High in front of ail those people standing at the piano Not playing Just standing there Turning the pages of Mrs Wallfisch’s music The regular page turner had failed to appear and at the last minute they seized our Elizabeth and said "Please pretty please You've just got to help out We can't go on without you" So there she stood The contrast in dress style was extreme You know how Elizabeth was dressed Well Mrs Wallfisch wore a long long pale blue formal with long sleeves and a high collar and Mr Wallfisch was in full formal attire white tie and all "The hardest part was turning the pages at the right time” Elizabeth said “And worst of all was remembering all the places where the music repeats” ’ £ FAVORITE STORY (of the past 24 hours) concerns a studious-looking fellow who pushed a heavy-laden shopping cart up to a check-out stand in a Boston supermarket Only trouble was — there was a b i g sign at that particular check-out stand announcing that it was to be used only shoppers with 10 items — or less m 9 i a Li-U1 Marvin Barnes jor traffic streets is common in major cities Wichita traffic officials said they did not know of any major city where this is done on all major streets Deionizetl Water Q What is the difference between deionized demineralized and distilled water? Which is the best for drinking steam Irons nnd batteries? A Deionized and demineralized are about the same a chemist said In this process minerals are removed In distilled water most of the minerals and other chemicals are removed Distilled water is probably best for batteries and steam irons or drinking Many of the qualities of the water in all three cases are similar Concert Appearances Q Someone asked me the other day about why Lawrence Weik didn’t come here for an appearance If Fred Waring and other groups can perform at the WSU Field House why can’t Welk the WSU Field House why can’t Welk I attended a performance in 1861 and as I remember it was a sellout crowd Why doesn’t Welk come here? A These groups are brought into Wichita for appearances by individuals or groups in the community These individuals or groups are willing to take the risk of financially backing the show If such an individual or group is willing to take the risk and it can fit an appearance here into the schedule of the Welk organization they may come to Wichita The Bystander away from other buildings This was the pest house Into this place usually unfit to house the dogs were placed smallpox victims or others with contagious disease Often the only care a smallpox victim got other than a doctor's visit was from a volunteer who had suffered from smallpox upon some previous occasion It is a wonder this volunteer did not infect the whole community after doing his stint at the pest house FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT frowned heavily upon the poor farm He introduced the welfare plan and Social Security The poor farm commenced to disappear Some were gone before Roosevelt County officials preferred to give the poor money for groceries and to pay rent Certainly Sedgwick County could not house all of its poor in quarters near Pawnee and Oliver One of the things about going on relief is removal of the stigma of the old poor house The names of those on relief are withheld but in counties of small population everybody knew who was in the poor house Some of them had seen much better days until disaster struck SOME COUNTIES now maintain rest homes but they are a far cry from the old poor house There arc clean quarters nurses medical care and food must undergo inspection It is no particular disgrace to live in one of the rest homes In fact Hie whole public attitude toward the poor has changed One might ask why I describe a poor farm I recently noticed that many young persons had never heard of such a place As to a pest house only those past 50 had any knowledge of such an institution Talk of the Town The clerk took a look at the 50 or more items in the studious fellow's cart and said: I don’t know whether you're from Harvard and can't read or whether you're from MIT and can’t count" FRIEND OF MINE - who put his leftover money into a mutual fund back in the good old (before tight money) days got the bad news this week about why there won’t be any dividends this quarter The letter-writer tried to sweeten the sad tidings by taking a lighthearted approach “Funny thing happened" the writer began "on the way to the Great Society” i: i: AVIATION NOTE (Terminology Department) When Bob and Dottle Langen-walter left the hungry i to look for other pleasures in San Francisco they got into a cab just in time to be shaken by a huge explosive sound “Don’t worry folks" the cabbie said "It’s probably just another one of them Masonic booms" A KM 1 SPEAKING OF SCIENCE - The cover of "Science" — the magazine published weekly by the American Association for the Advancement of Science is devoted to aviation this week because one of the leading stories is a review of a book on aviation — “The Invention of the Aeroplane” by Charles H Gibbs-Smith The scholar chosen to review the book is a Kansan — Robin Higham associate professor of history at KSU who only last week made a speech to the Rotary Club of Manhattan Kan on "Military Intellectuals” The Wichita Beacon Page 12C Clerk’s By KENT BRITT Beacon Staff Writer It's a day of uncertainty for Democrat County Clerk W 0 (Bill) Williams His contest with veteran vote-getter Mrs Marie Warden is the only one in the county that is not yet decided WHEN THE FINAL voting machine tallies were posted late Tuesday night Williams was proclaimed the unofficial victor in his race for a fifth term as county clerk His margin at victory however was only 237 votes— 41227 to 40990 And according to County Election Commissioner Mrs Gladys Cox there could be as many as 1511 absentee ballots that will not be counted until Thursday morning The absentee ballots will decide the outcome "Historically" Mrs Cox said Tuesday night “there are more Republican than Democrat absentee votes” Mrs Cox explained that her office had applications lor 1511 absentee ballots "but we haven't counted how many have been returned” THE CONTEST for county clerk— still a tossup— brought comments smacking of a continued campaign from both candidates in the bitterly fought race “I feel good" Mrs Warden said today “I've got a good chance to win and I think I'm going to win “I sent letters to all the people applying for absentee ballots and I've heard indirectly from a few of them” she said “I knew it was going to be a close race” the 72-year-old Republican said “but I sure wouldn't have got into it if I’d known it was going to be like this "All during the campaign he (Williams) made fun of my age He made fun of everything about me “He’s one opponent that I won't congratulate if he does win” Mrs Warden said WILLIAMS OBVIOUSLY fearful of the absentee ballot count Thursday lacked Mrs Warden’s confidence in the election outcome “I’m not going to predict victory" Williams said today “I merely hope for it “This has been a rugged contest the most vicious of any I've encountered in five elections” he added “By inference she (Mrs Warden) suggested that I -had been dismissed from a teaching position that reports of my attempts to effect economy in the county clerk's office were untrue and has continually suggested that I was not being gentlemanly in the question of her age” Williams said Williams said he made only one reference to Mrs Warden’s age during the campaign and that reference was in a joking manner "She made her age an issue last November when she filed suit against the retirement board and the board of county commissioners when they established 70 as the mandatory retirement age” Williams said MRS WARDEN at that time was an employe of the county treasurer’s office a position she still holds Williams said that even if he does lose the election “I can leave with a clear conscience of having tried to do my bat to run this office for the benefit of the taxpayers — honestly impartially and economically” If Williams loses the election he will be the only incumbent county officer unseated All other office holders at the county level have at least two more years In office OTHER CLOSE RACES were for McConnell To Frolic On Vets Day Drag races parties cookouts talent shows and dances are slated for McConnell Air Force Base airmen this weekend as the base celebrates the 47th annual Veterans Day Friday Featured in the first day of the celebration is a turkey shoot from 2-5 pm special meals in Doshier and Rutter Dining halls and a formal dance from 8-12 pm at Redmond Service Club Saturday's activities include a men’s and women’s bowling tournament a special party to see the Wichita State University and North Texas State football game a base football game between McConnell and Forbes AFB Kan and a base-wide talent show from 8-9:30 pm at the Redmond Service Club All day Sunday standard quarter-mile drag time trials will be held on the west runway featuring “pure stock" and mod-ified-carburetor stock vehicles Trophies will be awarded to the best cars in each class J At 12:30 pm the newly formed Drum land Bugle Corps will feature a concert I of popular and military music on the sidelines of the drag trials 1 As an added attraction a name will be drawn at random and an airman will receive a $100 Savings Bond A spokesman for the Ground Safety Office at McConnell said that the celebration is designed to keep military people on base over the holiday to reduce the possibility of traffic accidents Wednesday November 9 1966 Race Rests on Absentees Winners of most of the county offices gathered in the Courthouse lobby today to exchange congratulations They are from bottom: Bill Williams and Marie Warden candidates in the yet-to-be-decided county clerk race Mrs Dorothy I Van Arsdale clerk of the District Court Mrs Jean Wilkerson clerk of Court of Common Pleas Clark V Owens probate marshal of the court of common pleas and county assessor In the marshal’s race Democrat Everett Patrick earned a second term by defeating R D Stephens 39975 to 37006 votes It was a return match for the marshal's candidates with Stephens trying to topple Patrick after Patrick had toppled Stephens from the job in the 1964 election Charles Cox the Democrat appointed to fill the vacancy created by the death of County Assessor King R MacDonald on Oct 7 maintained his hold on the job by defeating the GOP challenger Richard F Whorton an insurance man The widest vote margin in that race was the final tally— 42790 to 36618 votes AND IN WHAT was considered the most bitter of the county races Republican County Commissioner Elmer Peters overcame the challenge of Wichita printer James Bayouth The final vote for Peters representing the First Commission District was 19503 to Bayouth's 13138 In another hot race that for county attorney incumbent Democrat Keith Sanborn won a fifth term by defeating the hard-fighting Ronald McEnulty by an 18000 vote margin-50004 to 32299 In the most watched district court judgeship contest incumbent Repub-ican Judge Robert T Stephan defeated Daniel D Dwyer a judge of common pleas court 47433 to 31536 for division 6 Other winners in contested races were: Ron Miller county treasurer Rufus Deering register of deeds Vern Miller sheriff Dorothy Van Arsdale clerk of the district court Jean Wilkerson clerk of the court of common pleas James J Noone district court judge division 5 How the Voting Went in Kansas U5 Senator James Pearson R 335546 J Floyd Breeding D 288628 Congress 1st DisL Robert Dole R 94013 Berneice Henkle D 42937 Congress 2nd DisL Chester Mize R 78561 Harry Wiles D 47948 Congress 3rd Dist Larry Winn Jr R 60179 Marvin Rainey D 50898 Congress 4th DisL Garner Shriver R 78431 Paul Geriing D 35959 With Zoo Financing Assured Site Is Yet to Be Purchased By FRAN KENTUNG Beacon Staff Writer It will be a long step from the ballot box to the zoological park approved by Sedgwick County voters Tuesday Final returns showed 36471 yes votes and 30108 no votes cast on the $365-million bond issue The zoo is to be located in an area bounded by 21st Street on the north the Wichita-Valley Center Flood Control ditch and Bickel Street on the east 13th Street on the south and Ridge Road on the west sw Beacon Calendar TONIGHT Wichita Audubon Society wildlife film "Teton Trails” narrated by Charles Hotchkiss 8 pm West High and auditorium Admission Pop Organ Concert featuring A1 Bol-lington 8 pm King Music Co 6811 E Kellogg THURSDAY Midian Shrine Circus 8:15 pm Wichita State University Field House Admission Congress 8th DisL Joe Skubitz R 77942 Delno Bass D 50094 Governor Robert Docking D 361731 William Avery R 293021 Lieutenant Governor John Crutcher R 295735 James H DeCoursey Jr D 280674 Secretary of State Elwill Shanahan R 323089 Paul Hiebert D 245752 State Auditor Clay Hedrick R 296201 Jack Myers D 254362 - V v Staff Photo by Jim Wampler judge Charles Cox county assessor Walter E Tieszen superintendent of public instruction Rufus E Deering register of deeds Everett Patrick marshal of the Court of Common Pleas Vern Miller sheriff Keith Sanborn county attorney Elmer Peters first district county commissioner and Ron Miller county treasurer This land totaling 635 acres has been appraised Now county officials must contact the owners to purchase it MARY LYNN PRIEST president of the Wichita Zoological Society said a letter has been sent to the county commissioners recommending they take immediate steps to hire a zoo director She explained that a good director will “easily pay for himself" “He can take care of a lot of planning mistakes that might be made otherwise” she said “We will need direction when talking to the architect” Mrs Priest said the society has no official capacity in making these recommendations but “we're hoping the commissioners will go along with us” The zoological society served as an official consultant in getting the question placed on the ballot They had worked to the goal for almost four years There have been no names mentioned as to whom would be asked to be director she said OBTAINING AN ARCHITECT to plan the zoo is also an immediate consideration Mrs Priest said The firm of McFadzean k Everly Ltd Winnetka 111 was selected by the commissioner! to make the preliminary zoo study It is expected to be one of several firms making a bid to build the 80-acre ZOO 117 n n 8tale Trelnrr JBr William Bndwell D 245903 Attorney General Robert Ixpderholm R- 314028 Jerry Muth D 245236 State Superintendent w r v 01 P!bBe lBrtrtion u'J "JPsdtroeder R 304559 Robert Saft D 244415 Amendments Legislative Sessions— Yes-278435 No-157271 Income Tax Conformity— Yes— 229756 No-186420 Education Amendment— Yes-253069 No-176540 j maaaajimi itssutttaitstkAAAs i ZLZZLLZLi A i £ : f £ 11- VAii n fi v - - - ' (L - -

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