Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 3, 1964 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, February 3, 1964
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Chamber Members Voice Reasons for Active Participation Annual membership drive of the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce will open tomor- orw. Members will be calling on Bon-member firms and individuals, seeking their interest and membership in the Chamber. Several members, asked about their Chamber, made these comments: Le*0ll Crtlg, th* Family •eeterle, Chamber president: .. "We know that many communities have a natural growth, but it has been proven, many times, that it's those communities that help themselves that have the biggest economic growth. "The one organization that devotes all its time and money to improving business and community development is tire Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce is composed of business and professional people from every size and type of business. These interested persons have banded together to do those things that they could not do individually, ALL of the programs •nd actions of the Chamber are determined by the members themselves. "As president of the Chamber of Commerce. I urge all business and interested persons to consider seriously making an investment in Garden City through the Chamber of Commerce to assure continued and future growth and prosperity of Garden City and the area." Bob Wrlfht, fn*na**r, Southwestern Boll tolophon* Co.: "A community of any size must have an active and well-supported Chamber of Commerce to prbgress. All businessmen who operate a business in a community the size of Gar'den City should be an active member of the Chamber. "Anyone can drive around Garden City and see that it's the most progressive city in (he state. The local Chamber of Commerce has been one of the most active organizations promoting our city. "I would recommend to any businessman in Garden City that he join with over 400 others to help promote our continued growth and prosperity." Owen Frltt, Ben Franklin Store: "Being an active member of your Chamber of Commerce, is not necessarily an honor or privilege — but a necessity! Through your Chamber, retail businessmen can coordinate their ideas and efforts into successful ventures. A strong Chamber can help promote agriculture, industry, etc. In fact, with a strong and active Chamber we CAN'T BE BEAT! Let's all get on the band wagon for '64. I have." Alton Oernand Oamand Furniture, Inc.: "Membership in the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce gives all of us a chance to unite in action arrived towards a bigger and better economy for Garden City and Southwest Kansas. "The Chamber of Commerce is the only agency that is devoted entirely to the economic betterment of this area, and for that reason all of us who have a stake In the development of this area should be dues-paying members." CheMe* Collins, Colllnt Furniture end! Appliance! "The Chamber of Commerce is a combined effort and thinking of many individuals trying to do a -job. Sometimes the effort is not great enough, sometimes the thinking and planning is not good enough to accomplish the desired results. "But remember this, the Chamber of Commerce is the only organization that spends all of its time, effort and money helping this community to develop and grow. So instead of criticizing the Chamber, go in. If you are not a member, join. If you are a member ask Mitch how you can help. We need your experience, we need your ideas, we need you." I tors: "Our Chamber of Comi merce does only as much as we ! want it to do. Its directors and secretary-manager reflect our ! thinking — either progressive or , stand-pat-ism. Mere number of I members does not make a Cham; ber — it is made bv a group of ' men working towards .1 common I goal for a bettor city which j means better schools, better rec- | reation facilities, better business | conditions, more active churches, and last but not least, a city where our children can grow up and return to in order to make I their living. i "Why should we drive our 1 children away from home be'• cause of lack of job opportunities? Let's get with it — let's get behind our Chamber for a better Garden City." Frank White, Phillips - White Funeral Home: "Every business should endeavor to promote the growth and welfare of his city. This can be accomplished by active participation in membership in the Chamber of Commerce. "We are fortunate in having strong Chamber of Commerce managership and should be eager to support programs of mutual community achievement." Ray Mayo, Plland Clothing Bob Schreibor, Sehroiber Me- 1 Co.: "At the present time, Gar- den City is fast becoming the retail Center for western Kansas. Garden City depends on much of its business from the area. The Chamber of Commerce works constantly to create and improve the image of Garden City as a retail center. We are in j direct competition with Dodge | City and Liberal for the area dollar and only through a strong retail program through its Cahm- bere of Commerce will reteail sales continue to increase. "The Chamber is one organization that all businss can benefit from and participate in. The Chamber spends all of its time and money improving the business climate for every business in Garden City. Actually, every 1 business, regardless of size, | should belong to the Chamber to | help their own business." | Al Hlnkle, Hlnkle Oil Co.: "Net i profit, the factor all business i people are interested in, is the foundation of our democracy and free enterprise system. Through net profit, more people can be employed, higher wages paid. "The Garden City Area Chamber spends all of its time and money stimulating net profit. Who and what is the Chamber of Commerce . It's an orginaz- ation of Garden Citians who have banded together to .do those things in the community that can best be done by the I people themselves. The econo-1 my and development ef Garden j City is the responsibility of each j and every businessman and individual who lives in and around Garden City." Ernie Wensetler, Omen's: "Many persons think of the Chamber of Commerce as only interested in Garden City. Much work and money Is expended on projects that encompass all of t Western Kansas. The Chamber realizes that as Western Kansas goes, so goes Garden City. Participation in area projects is becoming ever increasingly important. "If Garden City is to become the leading community in West ern Kansas then leadership in turn must come from Garden City. The Chamber is the organization that is furnishing the leadership for programs that are beneficial to all of Western Kansas. The Chamber needs and deserves the support of all interested persons in the area." Lou Bewltlneheuse, Chomplln Oil Co.: "Garden City enjoys a tremendous tourist business each year. These tourists contribute much to the economy of Garden City. While the city maintains beautiful Finnup Park and Zoo, the Chamber has the responsibil- lity. of the promotion of these at- tractions. A very good tourist promotion is outlined for 1964 with a heavy expenditure of money. "In order to continue and en-, large the tourist business it is necessary that more people in-1 vest in this program through I their membership in the Chamber I of Commerce. Many businesses in Garden City directly profit from the tourist dollar, certainly ! all of these businesses should become a part of the' only organization promoting their busi-, the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce." L. J. Helnemann, Helnemenn Agency: "Give me a community that is growing, give me a community in which the people have pride in their town and I will show you a strong Chamber of Commerce. Garden City is growing and prospering and the Chamber of Commerce organization is the most active and strongest you will find in any community. "It is not enough to live and do business in the community, there is a certain responsibility for its development and progress. The Garden City Chamber spends all of its time and money in this endeavor. The program of the Chamber is designed by its members according to the needs of the community. The endeavors of the Chamber deserve the support of every business in Gaf den City." Vlr«ll Cral*., Fidelity Stat*. Bar*: "As a past Director and active member of the Chamber of Commerce I realize the important part the Chamber plays in the economic development of Garden City. It Is necessary that business has a spokesman for local, state and national issues. The local Chamber is meeting this need. An active Chamber fe the responsibility of all business and professional people in Garden City regardless of type or size of business." Clyde ealllon, Melon ment: "Never before has Garden City needed a more active Chamber of Commerce. Several industrial prospects are In the mill and they have been stimulated by the Chamber. If Garden City Is to prosper and grow, a continued effort must be mad* for new job opportunities. "It is not enough to stay as w« are, we must push ahead. The Chamber needs the support of all interested persons in Garden City. Many persons have as investment in Garden City and their participation in the Cham* ber program is an additional investment to protect and promot* the property investment they now have." Garden City Telegram Velum* 35 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67846, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1964 7c A Copy No. 71 gardening... wiHi Hi« editor Scene: Just outside a hollow log which houses the legendary weather prophet — Mr. Groundhog. Time: The morning of Feb. 2, 1964. Voice: Mr. Groundhog, are you j in there? GH: I »m here. Who's out there? Vole*: It's me, your shadow. Come out and see for yourself. GH: My shadow? Ridiculous, you can't exist unless I'm out there to create you. Voice: That's my problem. Here I am, invisible under this early morning sun, waiting to be created. Unless you come out soon, I may never exist on this Ground Day. The clouds •re moving in. GH: Nuts to you! You don't believe that malarky about me seeing my shadow and then six more weeks of winter will follow, do you? Voice: Well, the weathermen with all those instruments can't predict the weather. So maybe seeing me will determine what happens the next six weeks. Anyhow, we can't break with tradition. GH: Who cares about tradition. Anyhow, we haven't had any winter to speak of around Here so far, so how could we have six weeks more? V*lco: But we need moisture, ind perhaps seeing your shadow will bring it. GH: Poppycock! But if it will make you happy, I'll come out just long enough to take a peek. It won't mean a thing, however. Mr. Groundhog slips out, sees his shadow, then retreats to his hole. The time changes to the morning of Feb. 3, and the scene ii the same. Out comes Mr. Groundhog, greeted by falling mow. GH: I'll be darned. My fore- east was right — beyond a shadow of a doubt Local Weather Prophet Elihu Allman, who several days ago predicted some moisture in early February without any groundhog prophecy, said this morning this snow came before his "wet" moon change. But he's willing to take credit for it, and is just hoping his predictions will bear out. it * * ! i Bridge players, you have only • two days left to enter the annaul KrUL-Telegram bridge tournament. Entry deadline is Wednesday night. Turn your name, address telephone number and $2 entry fee in at either the Telegram orKJUL- * * * For the benefit of fans at the Garden City Junior .College basketball game here Saturday nigbt, those half-time entertainers were from Copeland High School. No. recognition was given over the public address system. The girls did a fine job, and such attractions are appreciated. Gardtn Sow Thai is one blue Monday that K't, Gus Garden c»y«. 262,000 Pupils Put Boycott On New York School System College Night Planned Here On Wednesday A conference on post high school educational opportunities is slated for Wednesday, 7 p.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium. The conference — formerly referred to as College Night — will stress the importance of early and continuous planning on future education. A series of such sessions Is scheduled hi Southwest Kansas this week. A similar meeting will be in Leoti at 1:30 p.m. ._ Thursday as well as at Dodge City, Meade and Liberal. The Southwest Kansas Personnel and Guidance Assn., with Cleo Bartlett, St. John High School Counselor, president, ii sponsoring the series. Wednesday night's conference will hear Tom Saffell, principal of Garden City High School, speak on future education and how the student can determine what type of post high school education would be of most benefit. All high school age students and their parents in the area are invited to attend. Following th* meeting, three sessions will be conducted for students and parents to hear various college representatives present brief talks on education. Participating schools include; Kansas State University, Kansas State College, Pitt sour g, Kansas, State College Pittsburg Trade School, Wesley Hospital School of Nursing, Washburn University, Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, University of Wichita, St. Mary of the Plains, Southwestern College, Dodge City Junior College, Panhandle A&M College, Bethany College, University of Kansas, Pratt Junior College, Brown-Mackie School of Business, Fort Hays Kansas State College, Sterling College, and Garden City Junior College. Tiny Toff Fight For Their Lives DETROIT (AP)-^A baby who weighed just one pound took the spotlight away from a 17&ounce infant Sunday as both continued a fight for survival against heavy odds. The 17V6-ounce baby was reported in Detroit Saturday. The child, a girl, was '. born Jan. It after a eWmonth pregnancy. The report was matched almost immediately by one from suburban Garden City, where doctors «aid a baby bom Dec. 10 dropped to a weight of 19 ounces toon afterward. The child, born after a SWmonth- pregnancy, now weighs W* ounces and doctors say chances of survival "are fairly good." "We believe this is the smallest Aild to be born and survive in the county," they tdded, NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of Negro and Puerto Rican children, joined by many white sympathizers, boycotted the nation's largest public school system today demanding 1 total integration. A spokesman for the one-day protest movement estimated that 262,000 pupils participated — about 65 per cent of the Puerto Ricans and Negroes among the one million pupils in New York City schools. But the city's 850 schools remained open in the face of the demonstration — - even those in institutions with high absenteeism and gome teachers marching in the civil rights picket lines. Shortly after claw bells rang 1 , authorities reported only about 2,700 pickets outside 300 schools. This was far short of the 8,000 pickets the demonstration leaders had anticipated. A spot check by the Board of Education at 27 schools' showed pupil absenteeism running from none to more than one-third. Normal daily absenteeism is about 100,000. The demonstration started throughout the city without violence. About 2,000 policemen were assigned to schools and another 8,000 were ready for duty if needed. The boycott and picketing dramatized minority group dissatisfaction with the Board of Education's plan for coping with school racial imbalances resulting from living patterns. Sponsors of the protest declared that the board's intention to start busing children from one neighborhood school to another next fall ia not far-reaching enough. Th* i*ard of Education called the one-day boycott a "lawless course of action" and urged all pupils and teachers to be at school. The Rev. Dr. Milton A. Calami- son, leader of the demonstration, warned that the boycott will be repeated "as often as necessary" and may be climaxed with a "sustained boycott of indefinite duration if the Board of Education does not budge from its position." James B. Donovan, president of the board, said he would not "yield one inch to pressure" and warned he would hold Galamison "personally 'and criminally responsible" if any chil- dren are Injured during the demonstration. Donovan sold he would take this action because "the Rev. Galamlson repeatedly made allusions that possible violence could result during the boycott." Galamison said leaders of the boycott do, not expect violence because demonstrators have been "disciplined" but added: "There may be others motivated by hysteria who would deliberately precipitate trouble." The school board's integration plan, offered as a first step, would improve the racial balance in about 30 of 165 predominately Negro or Puerto Rican schools by "pairing" them with adjacent schools under the Princeton Plan. Pupils in the lower grades would go to one of the pair; upper grades to the other. Now York's schools are integrated by law. But housing patterns have led to predominately Negro or Puerto Rican enrollments in about a fifth of the schools. Boycott leaders say their primary goal is to empty 165 "ghetto schools."* Their secondary goal is to keep students out of the city's 100 other schools that have Negro and Puerto Rican enrollments of 50 per cent or more. Another demand is for a Negro and a Puerto Rican to be named to the Board of Education. Tile board has a Negro member, Dr. Aaron Brown, 58, who was appointed in 1962. Deadline for Tags Changed Those who have yet to purchase their 1964 vehicle licenses have a little more time than usual before ',a penalty goes into, effect i Normally a 50-oent penalty goes into effect on the 16th day of February. However, due to the fact many courthouses hi 'the state are closed on Saturday, on which Feb. 15 falls this year, the penalty will not apply until Tuesday, Feb. 18. As far as law enforcement, motorists displaying the 1963 tags will have until midnight, Mon day, March 2, to display the 1964 plates. Also, an additional 50- cent penalty goes into effect on March l and each month there after. Mrs. Donne Bradford, county treasurer, said the sale of tags is running a little ahead of last year. To date 3,879 car tages, 2, 107 truck, 44 motorcycle, 46 miscellaneous and 115 commercial trailer tags have been sold so far this year. Last year car tag number 3879 was sold Feb. 6 and truck tag number 2107 on Feb. 5, showing sales this year slightly ahead. Committee Kills Hike in Gas Tax TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Roads and Highways Committee of the Kansas House today voted down any increase in the gasoline tax. The committee, by a 14-6 vote, tabled a bill which would have increased the tax 1V4 cents per gallon. This had the effect of killing the measure for this session of the legislature. Rep. Ed Beaman, R-Hoyt, chairman, said he does not plan to call another meeting of the committee. r Telegram Phot* READY TO GO — State Hfghw*ym*n John Farmer, foreground, and Tom Br«n»t*t»*r g*t snowplow ready for work. Winter, We/come Snow Slip Back in Southwest Red Guerrillas Gunned Down by Fowler Soldier SAIGON, Vie* Nam (AP) Two guerrillas were killed and one U.S' officer wounded today in the first Viet Cong raid on an American military comtpound since the Vietnamese war began. The grenade attack on headquarters of a detachment of 130 officers and men was launched at 4:30 a.m. in the mountain city of Kontum, 260 miles northeast of Saigon. Nine Vietnamese civil guards detailed to guard the eight- building compound were absent without leave, prompting an investigation to determine if they were involved in the incident. The Viet Cong casualties were gunned down by an American sentry, Spec. 4 Dale D. Flinn, 24, of Fowler, Kan. He was on duty because the Americans had decided not to depend on Vietnamese security. Mai- Gen. Charles J. Timmes, commander' of the U. S. Military Advisory Assistance Command in Viet Nam, flew to the mountain city of Kontum, 360 .miles northeast of Saigon, to present the Army commendation medal in Flinn. The award is the highest that Timmes is authorized to give without reference to a higher command. Under cover of darkness, four guerrillas cut their way through a barbed wire fence around the compound. While one guerrilla stood guard at the fe.te, three others ran toward a building housing field grade officers, who range in rank from major to colonel. Spotting the intruders, Flinn ! opened fire with his rifle, but they made it into the building and each tossed one grenade. "One grenade went off in the room of a U.S. officer, wounding him and setting the building afire. As the terrorists ran for the fence, Flinn opened fire again. They shot back, but missed, jand Flinn killed two of them. , The other two guerrillas es- ! caped iu the darkness. ! The dead Viet Cong carried I a 45-caliber pistol and a French submachinegun. The building burned, but the spokesman said Flinn's alert. ness probably saved the Amer! icans from greater casualties. j The wounded officer, whose i identity was not announced, suffered burns, cuts and scrapes jbut 'vas not 'n serious condi- , hospital at Nh« Trang. Snow—believe it or not—came down through Southwest Kansas this morning. Generally the total was less than half an inch, but it was a welcome sight to moisture-hungry farmers. Wet snow started falling in Garden City about 8 a.m. and was continuing at noon. Some wind accompanied the snow here. At noon the airport 10 miles east of town reported less than half an inch, but it had brought . .06 of an inch of moisture. Temperature there at both 11 a.m. and noon was 30 degrees. Overnight low was 29 at 8 and 10 a.m. • Sublette had less than half an inch—about enough to settle the dust. Only two traces of precipitation were recorded in all of January there. Syracuse had better luck. The snowfall started earlier in the morning there and brought .10 inch of moisture by 7 a.m., MST. Very little wind was reported, Crucial Day for Budget Session TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas legislators returned to the statehouse today for what they hope —and assume—will be the end of the 1964 budget session. i The outlook is for a budget of j about $421 million for fiscal i year 1965. That is less than the $423 million - plus expenditures year but only because of a $12.5 million payment to counties will be deferred until the next fiscal year. The increase in cost of state Dairy Day Is Wednesday Wednesday is Dairy Field Day at the Garden City Branch Experiment Station. The all-day annual event will start at 10 a.m. Ralph Bonewitz, Kansas State University Exten- {sion Dairy Specialist, Manhattan, ! and Warren Howland, Kansas ' Artificial Breeders service unit worker will be speakers. A free meal will be served at noon. Included on the afternoon program will be a tour of the new experiment station dairy barn. Various other speakers are scheduled during the morning and afternoon sessions. government is actually close to $10 million. Today is perhaps the most important day of the short session. It will see a caucus of House Republican members in an effort to get agreement on the final program and will find Senate consideration of some of the key measures. Also to be considered in Senate committee is a site for the proposed new medium security prison. Gov. John Anderson has promised to disclose his suggest- tions for two more proposed constitutional amendments to be submitted to voters next Nov- vember. The state has a limit of three measures in any one election and has already approved one, a proposal to eliminate personal properties from property taxes. Anderson has no authority to determine what goes on the ballot but his backing would be a strong factor. Ten proposed amendments have been introduced in the Senate this year and five in the House: They include sale of liquor by the drink, abolishing the budget sessions of the legislature, shortening the state ballot and abolishing the elective office of state printer. WE HAVK moved our office from 103 N. Ninth to 1106 Belmont, north side of Highway 156. Federal Land Bank Association. Wayne Foster, Manager. Phone BR 6-Wli. —Adv. and snow was still coming down at noon. Scott City had a trace of snow Sunday between 8 and 10 p.m. Flakes started falling again about 8 a.m. today. About half an inch had fallen at mid-morning, but the snow was very dry. No real amount of precipitation has come down at Scott since September. That town had only a trace in January and just .65 of an inch in December* Kanies Stat* Highway Patrol divisional headquarters hare reported about half an inch of snow accumulated over roads throughout the division. Road conditions were hazardous, and it advised caution. Streets in town were slick. Police expected accidents here to increase, and also advised drivers to use extra caution. Winter conditions were general through the state — but .' effects were expected to be light. Snow or rain were reported over most of Kansas. Tempera.- lures are to drop by late today and tonight. Coodlend end Hill City had an inch of snow this morning. Wichita ahd .15 of an inch of rain. Traces of rain also fell at Man* hattan, Concordia, and Topeka,. The temperature tumbled to 24 at Goociland this morning. It reached only 33 there Sunday — Pittsburg in southeast Kansas had the state's Sunday high of 69, Tonight's lows are expected to range from about 20 degrees in northwest Kansas to 35-40 in the southeast. The Weather Snow continuing tonight with Iff c*l eroes hemdeu* driving condition*. Lows tonight in th* I«W W». Snow diminishing eerly Tu*|« dey becoming pertly cloudy Tw*l» d*y eftemon end evening. U**lt w*rmer Tuesday. Hiahi n*«r 4|. North wind* 19 to 20 mpb- Sundae 7:46 Uu\. Dodge City 42 Emporia 59 GAHDEN CITY 46 Goodland S3 Hill City 42 Russell 43 Salina 53 Topekft - 61 Wichita , 6}

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