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Garden City Telegram Velum* GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67146, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1964 ?c A Copy 10 No. 84 House Cuts Civil Rights Debate Cigarette Tax Issue Keeps Legislators in Session TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas legislators, still stymied in writing a budget for next year, returned to the statehouse today to close the session, Leaders predicted adjournment by tonight but H was not certain. The session can run legally through Wednesday. One major stumbling block remained: the amount of cigarette tax dealers can retain to cover their expenses of collecting the tax. • Generally both houses and the administration are agreed on boosting the tax from four to six cents a package. But the House wants to allow dealers to keep 3.5 per cent of it for expenses while the Senate has set it at 5 per cent. A Senate • House conference committee failed to agree at its first session. The cigarette tax hike, ex-1 November—a proposal to elim- peeled to raise more than inate household goods from the $5 million a year, is one of the key issues that must be decided in the 1965 fiscal year budget of more than $421 million. Also hanging are appropriations involving state parks, vocational schools and emergency facilities for prisons. Gov. John Anderson recommended • budget of $421.1 million. At the end of last week legislators were working on a budget that was an estimated $2.4 million higher than Anderson's figure. The final appropriations and the cigarette tax measure may change that figure. Also due to be settled today was whether a third proposed constitutional amendment will be submitted to the voters next property tax. Action was also nearly complete on an amendment to lift the two-term limit on county sheriffs. The state can submit a maximum of three proposals at any one election. Senators planned to try again to submit a proposal to make the state printer an appointive office, subject to legislative control, rather than constitutional. The proposal failed to receive a garden— ing... with tfi* editor We had the good fortune to be among those who DID NOT hear the "Beatles" on television last night. But we heard some comments .from those who did, including: ' "No wonder De Gaulle kept Britain out of the Common Market, if that's an example of their exports." "I wonder if they were inspected for hoof and mouth disease before entering the country." "You don't'need talent anymore — just a crazy haircut." "I tried to turn the TV off but got sick before I could reach the set." "I hope none of our foreign aid jnoney went to promote them." "You say you didn't see them? How lucky en you get." .Elimi Allman has another wet moon change coming up this week, so chances should be good 'for additional moisture. We understand the 5-day official weather outlook isn't favorable but it's all part of the guess- Ing game. Last night's forecast called for fair skies here today, and it was cloudy most of the morning. It's more fun to live in suspense. * * * A story out of South Africa today told about elephants getting drunk on fermented berries. This should revive elephant Jokes - only this time about drunk elephants. The original jokes were about sober elephants, only thought up by drunk humans. College Night Set Wednesday A conference on post liigh r'uca^ora'l opportunities, Arithmetic Workshop Set Students in kindergarten through grade six will be dismissed from all Garden City schools Wednesday at 3 p.m. so that elementary teachers may attend an arithmetic workshop, Mrs. Alice Richardson, math consultant for the Encyclopedia Britannica Press, will present new methods of instruction. The children who ride the bus will be sent home at the regular time, said Elmer Bartlett, director of elementary education. These children will be supervised at school from 3 to 4 p.m. Parents desiring to do so may pick up children at 3 p.m. Bartlett also said more help Is needed in conducting the school census. If you are willing to volunteer, call the acbool office. Ffrvmtfi Fight Slra* Fir* in Early Hours Garden City's volunteer fire fighters'were called out at 1:17 a.m. today to the Charles Milhon farm some • miles northwest of town. Firemen said a stack of baled wheat straw was destroyed by the flames. Week. As the legislature prepared to I WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted today to ; cut off debate on the civil rights bill in an effort to bring j it to a final vote this afternoon. Using their heavy majority to stifle Southern talk 1 against the bill, the civil rights forces rammed through a debate limiting motion by 211-73. Under it all debate on the controversial job equality section was to end at 1 p.m. (EST). But foes of the bill, chiefly southerners, could still cause difficulties and delays in reaching a final roll-call vr>te. The House met early and was prepared to sit late in an effort to get the 10-parl bill to a final vote. The biggest question was what final form the employment sec- ti^n m'ght take. The Southern opposition made on 1 - n ti'--'i offi,.; <i knock the section out of the bill during a 10-hoin- s-csion Snturdav and concentrated with some success make it unwieldy, If not un- Romney, Barry Blast Policy WASHINGTON (AP) _ Two Rppitblican presidential possibilities — Arizona Son. Barry Goldwater and Michigan Gov. CrPorgo Romney—have blasted the Johnson administrations Cuban policy. Goldwater. an announced can- close the budget session, Ancler-1 didate for the GOP nomination, son prepared to formally call renewed his attack on President them back for a special session next week to re-write apportionment laws for both House and Senate. The state Supreme Court has ruled the present apportionment is inadequate. The House must either reapportion 30 seats now allotcd on population to make them equitable or abolish the 20 seats and return to the constitutional requirement of one member for each of the 105 counties. The Senate must go back to the apportionment act it passed last year and include the city of Lea wood which was omitted by error. There will be attempts to change some of the 1963 districts but chances were doubtful. Anderson will addreti the special session on its opening day and give his recommendations on rcapportionment. He predicted the special session will not last more than 10 days and many expect it to end within the week. Leaders of both houses have indicated there will be no other subjects considered. However, Anderson will check a law by this session creating a higher education commission to see if it will comply with federal requirements for new construction funds. A state agency must be established representing all higher education in the state in order to receive planning funds. Anderson said, If the new commission has that authority, it will probably not be necessary for other legislation to be considered. However, if the attorney general rules it is not, he may have to ask for another law. workable. Johnson's plan to make Guan tanamo Naval Base self-sufficient rather than force Cuban Premier Fidel Castro to turn its water supply back on. The senator held a news conference Sunday in Yuma. Ariz. He also dealt with the Cuban situation in a taped appearance on' ABC's radio-television program "Issues and Answers." He said he would use U.S. warships to halt shipment to Cuba of British buses, French products and "anything that is going in there that they can use to maintain communism and to spread it through this hemisphere. Meanwhile, New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, Goldwa- They alto tucceded in using t"> so rnt"*!) t ; -"'i (tig lender- ship was forced to abandon its rft rl t-> —ncli a final vole Saturday night. i' -H?'I ".-''is. who lind hoird to leave town for the start of a •••PC!; r f THitieki"" at Lincoln Day rallies, tried to keep the lio.isn in session all night, if necessary, to pass the bill. They t'al'eil. 1U9-159, to Uoep the legislative session going and then i"st 2211-175 when Uiey tried to 'block adjournment. 'I'nc 1'in" Satn-day session was marked by the first successful attempts l:y Southerners to get amendments approved ovpr the bi'\-'"tisan -forces supporting the bill. 'uiey got r«"iugh Republican help to add discrimination oas^d on sex to the. bi'l's ban Mardi Gras Royalty TO* Photo ter's chief announced rival for l against discrimination in em the nomination, returned home | O yment bocai'se of race, reli- from a campaign swing through gi on or national origin. Oregon and expressed optimism over his chances In the May 15 ! Uiey alto won enough 'Repu'b- primary there. ltcan support to exempt reli- "I know it's an uphill fight," | '' ious sc " onls , fr ""J covci-i.ee by Rockefeller said in New York, »e proposal and successfully "but I have a feeling of real op- ™Wr:\ a Renwhcan amend- timism of what can be the outcome of the primary in Oregon." Maine Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, another announced GO? hopeful, began her campaign today In New Hampshire. Si;e plans to spend the week in New Hampshire, which on March 10 holds the nation's first presidential primary. Reigning at the annual Mardi Gras celebration here Saturday night were Mr. «njTMr«. : Bill Kinney, 9IO Howerton. The event was sponsored by the Women 1 * Division of tn« Chamber of Commerce at the National Guard Armory. Both the king and queen are Garden City High School and Junior College graduates. _ Garden Sass With only one mouth but two ears, Gus Garden listens twice as much as he talks. Pancake Racers Set At Liberal LIBERAL, Kan. (AP)—It may have Mi'ipurt your mind, but Feb. 11 is Shrove Tuesday. suopoiv'l a Ren.wjlcan amen-orantp.d it's not a day you ment that would prevent any wait for Uke Christmas or New emplover who refused to hire I Y(lar > s Hul vou o, U g| lt to rein atheist from being charged memDe r it's the day of the 15th W'" 1 discrimination. j , uuinl Libcra i . ulncy Shrove When it looked as though an Tuesday pancake race. anvMuii-ent to include discrim-1 ]n ri ,tumity, Shrove Tuesday inatlon because of age might! C a,, ped Uirec days of f ren zied be an- -d i .'J. t'<c civil rights j. u ,, Ol ,, ai vL'/< be.-re the start of force had rallied enough votes' Lent on Ash Wednesday. On 1 Sk L-l 11 i t 1 'J'-J O4 n^llirii-rtlinimtsi to kill it, 123-94, calling Uie vote Tuesday everyone went to con"a real test of responsibility" f ess j 0 n to be shriven of their for tho^c v'ri wofcsscd to bi trying to help Negroes gain bet ter employment opportunities. Author to Speak at Annual Historical Banquet Here originally called for last Wed,, ,"". nas '••-"?n re-scheduled for this Wednesday, T p.m. at Clif- fn- I. Hone Auditorium. The event — formerly College Night — will stress the importance of early and continuous planning on future education. All high school itudents and fh=ir parents in the area are invited to attend. The Southwest Kansas Hers nnel and Guidance Assn., with Cleo Bartlett, St. Jjun Hi<?h School Counselor, president, is sponsoring the event. Following the main assembly roeetine. three session will be conducted for students and par- c-'ts to hear various college representatives present brief talks ou education. Harry E. Chrisman of Liberal, noted author and authority on the early-day cattle industry in this region, will be featured speaker here tomorrow night during the annual banquet of the Finney County Historical Society. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Co-op Center with a dinner featuring baked chicken. Chrisman is a member of the advertising staff of the Southwest Daily Times of Liberal. He has authored two books and is currently editing a third. Both his books have made bestseller lists among western publications. The first was "Lost Trails of the Cimarron," detailing trails used in the early-day cattle industry and the stories connected with those routes. His second book was "Ladder of Rivers." It was the story of controversial early-day cattleman Print Olive, killed at Old Trail City on the Kansas-Colorado border just west of Coolidge. Chrisman will present a paper on writing and research. He advocates that senior citizens put their stories and recolletctions down on paper—so that they may become "witnesses of their time." A. M. Fleming will preside. He is president of the county organl !«•«» Mtttinf $•» for Tonight The regular monthly session of the Garden City Board of Education is slated for 7:30 tonight in the Board of Education office. Items on tonight's agenda include: Consideration of administrators contracts. College scholarships. A vocational training program in the Junior College and Juco enrollment for second semester. Discussion of distributive education for senior high school. Consideration of an architect for planning M administration zation. The Rev. Howard P. tendyke will give the invocation. Brief memorial services will be conducted for 15 members who have died since last year's annual meeting. They "include Mrs. E. E. Bill, Imogen* Bittaker, C. H Cleaver, Mrs. Josephine Cowgill, (Mrs. Sarah Eichhorn, Alonzo Finnup, Mrs. Alta Fuwup, Harry Gigot, Mrs. May Hooper, H. G. Huckstadt, A. L. Maust, John W. Nolan, Mrs. Eva B. Sharer, Roland H. TaU, and Mrs. Fred J Menke. >t the business session follow ing the dinner, secretary Claud in* Lindner will give the annua report. Orville V. Nanninga will present the audit report, the building committee report and tell of progress on the new historical museum being built in Finnup Park. M. \4 ftusseU wUl present the Macmillan Leaves Politics LONDON (AP)—Harold Macmillan, who served his country in war and peace, announced today on his 70th birthday he is saying farewell to politics. "After 40 years in the House of Commons," the former prime minister said in a letter, "I really cannot undertake the full duties of a conscientious member." His letter was addressed to conservative party officials at his subconstituency of Bromley. Since stepping down from a seven-year term as prime minister after a prostate operation four months ago, Macmillan has seldom been seen in Parliament. Macmillan's career spanned the perilous days of World War II and the cold war. He became prime minister in-1956. Macmillan probably will devote himself mainly to his family book publishing business. As a former prime minister he can go to the House of Lords if he wishes. wofcsscd f to_ be j sins mu | t i nls _ migrammatical or not—the day became known as tiiirove Tuesday. In France it was "Mardi Gras," or "Fat Tuosdav." But in England, about 500 years ago, everyone leil to eating pancakes. . us. HARRY CHRISMAN of Liberal . . . author of two books. nominating committee's report. The board of directors is made up of 32 members who each serve two-year terms. Eleven are elected each year. The new board will have its regular quarterly meeting on April 14 at the courthouse here. At that time they will elect five officers: president, first vice president, second vice president secretary, and treasurer. Bob Greer of the Garden City Telegram staff will preside over the Utter part of the program He was last year's speaker. Music will be by the Blue Notes, girls' triple trio group from Garden City High School. Stvwrt Bxione will lead group singing, and old favorite songs will he sung. Thomos County Storts Mental HeolHi Drive COLBY, Kan. (AP) _ The newly organized Thomas County Mental Health Association has launched a drive to establish a mental health clinic for the northwest Kansas area. Dr. Asher Dahl, temporary chairman of the committee, told the Colby Chamber of Commerce that only five if Kansas' 48 mental health facilities are located in the western half of j the state. Housewives in Olney, England, made a tradition of their race through the town. Legend I'as it that it started when an English housewife, in her haste to jjet to church when she heard the hells ring for the Sncrve Tuesday services, ran down the street with skillet hi hand and thus became the first pancake racer. In I9a0, Lioeral citizens decid ed to get in the act and a race IK v. ecu the towns started. Races are run over similar 41b-yard S-shap.ed courses in O! ney and Liberal with times of Ihn winners compared to determine the international Cham< , 'me contest now is in a 7-7 tie. Two Persons Killed In Kansas Traffic By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two persons were killed in traffic accidents in Kansas during the weekend. Irwin Eugene DeGraftenreed, 19, was killed Sunday when he was struck by a car while crossing a street in Kansas City, Kan. The car did not stop, and was seen leaving the area at high speed. DeGratenreed was hurled 10 or 15 feet into the air. Eugene Buller, 20, of Inman, was fatally injured Saturday in a collision of his car and a freight train at Medora, nine miles north of Hutchinson. Ruby's Attorney Denied transfer DALLAS (AP)—Jack Ruby's j defense chief asked today that Ruby's trial on charges of murdering President Kennedy's accused assassin be transferred to another city without going into any evidence. Dist. Judge Joe B. Brown overruled him. Chief defense attorney Melvin Belli made the motion after Judge Brown ruled against him Tipsy Elephants Score Workers JOHA'VNESBURG, South Africa (AP)— Drunken elephants aro terrorizing railroad workers based at a small station in '•-Mith Africa's Kruger National Park, a large game reserve. At this time of year some elephants get drunk after eating )"rmenle(i berries which have dropped from the, Maroela trees crowing in the park. Like some humans on a bender, some pickled pachyderms become extremely aggressive and unpre- dic.table. Ono worker was returning from a party with friends when a drunken bull elephant tossed him off his bicycle and stamped the machine into the ground. The African suffered two broken ribs >and cuts on his face, but escaped. Another worker wag sitting on his veranda when he heard a crack in the backyard. "An old outcast bull elephant we call 'Patrolman' was tearing some fruit trees apart," he said. "Suddenly the wind changed and he came for me. I shut the kitchen door just in time. "He ran around the cottage for about five minutes, trumpeting and flapping his ears, drunk on two other counts: A motion that would have required the state to turn over to the defense all its evidencf against Ruby. An attempt by Belli to read aloud newspaper stories about the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald by Ruby. Ruby shot Oswald Nor. 2*. two days after Oswald was charged with murder in the Ken» nedy assassination and the kill* Ing of Dallas patrolman J. D. Tippit. Ruby, 52, returned to court t* watch his lawyers fight to have his trial moved to another city on grounds that he cannot get a fair trial here. A national television audience watched as Oswald, 24, was shot to death as he was being transferred from the city jail to tfaa county jail. The defense contends that Ruby cannot get a fair trial here because of newspaper stories about the shooting. crn bn. into Uie bush." he stormed off Kansas Traffic Log TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic death log: 48 hours to 9 &•-'- Monday—3 (x). For February—12. For 1964—65. Comparable 1963 period — 35 (X) Death will be counted in January. Then will come presentation of a special gift to the society, with J. 0. Carter making the presentation and giving remarks. The gift is a finely-detailed railroad map of Southwest Kansas in the mid-1880's. It shows all towns and communities then in the area, many of which no longer exist. Author of the map is not known. The map is a copy made for turei. Lows tonight aroMnd 25. the society. The original is own-; ' - •-• T,-«-',« j n npoer 4's to low Packing Plant Meet Wednesday The Weather Partly cloudy tonight and Two*«•'••• L'tt'p rhim-e in tomoera- A general meeting to discuss financial aspects of the proposed beef packing plant will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Co-op Center. It is being called by the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce. Not only are Chamber members invited, but also all interested persons over the area. This session will launch a drive ed by famed map collector Rob- ; 50*. Wind* becoming tQutht*«»tr- to raise $350,000 in this area by ly 10 to W mph on Tu«td«y. Sunri.sc 7:39 ert Baughman of Liberal, author of the recently-published book "Kansas in Maps." 'DC-IXC city Baughman gave the copy to!GARDEN CITY the group here. Carter framed the j map, which measures 2 feet by l feet. It will he displayed in the new museum. Russell 55 Sallua 50 Wichita '_ - 57 &V«, 7l edness. SO as 28 34 35 So 33 35 the sale of certificates of indebt Financial advisors to the Producers Packing Co., which has been formed to build the plant, will present the details Wednesday. At a meeting of directors of | the packing company here Satur- day, preliminary layout plans for the plant were considered. Officers were authorized to purchase a plant site conditioned on the success of the financial drive. R. J. Gunderson, Iowa Falls, Iowa, a packing plant engineer, and his associate, Bruce Meier of Kirkham and Michael, met with the directors. Don Von Schriltz, Healy, president of Producers Packing Co., said the board is proceeding in an orderly manner with the project, and expressed satisfaction with the support farmers have given to this time. Bomb Kills Two GIs at Saigon SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) — Two bombs planted by terrorists destroyed a bleachers during a Softball game hi Pershinf Stadium Sunday night, Two U.S. servicemen were killed and 23 other Americans were injured. An entire was injured. American family The father was kept in the hospital, but his wife and their young daughter were released after treatment, Three other women also were wounded slightly. Vietnamese golice reported they had arrested three suspects in the bombing. The bombs had been planted under six inches of earth about 20 feet apart beneath the bleachers and presumably were set off electrically by Commu« nist Viet Cong terrorists from some distance away. Names of the victims have not been released pending notification of their next of kin. In Washington the State Department issued a statement saying: "This is the most serious of the series of incidents which the Viet Cong have perpetrated against the Americans, starting in 1957. We are resolved to continue extending full assistance to the government and people of Viet Nam in their struggle to put an end to such Communist terrorism." Women Reaches 105, Says She Feel* Younger NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) —Miss Mary Rice observed her 105th birthday Sunday and recalled that she had witnessed celebrations when soldiers returned home from the Civil War. Miss Rice, who is la good health, said she felt much, younger than 10$, i

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