Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 12, 1964 · Page 1
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Garden City Telegram 1 0.111. 37 Volume 35 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67846, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1*64 C«py 2 Section!—24 Page* No. 14 Summary of State Budget Legislation TOPEKA (AP) — Here is a capsule summary of work of the 1964 legislative budget session: Passed: A fiscal 1965 program costing •n estimated $423.4 million, approximately $2.3 million higher than recommended by Gov. John Anderson at the start of the session a month ago. Delayed payment of SI2.5 million in sales tax funds to coun- garden— ing ... with M»e editor Wouldn't you know it? When a local guy looked out this morning and saw it was mowing, he remarked: "Boy, it can sure snow in this country." It was a good wet snow, what there was of it, and we only hope it will continue. This moisture was predicted weeks ago by our local prophet, so we knew it would come. * * * Reproduced for the Finney County Historical Banquet was the program for the 1888 commencement exercises for Garden City High School — the first such exercise. Mike Etrick at Garden Press printed them from his own "historical museum of printing" he is establishing at his shop. The exercises in 1888 were at the Opera House. We know It takes a "dirty" book to make the best seller lists, but things have reached the point where you can't even hear a "clean" elephant joke any more. This means we can't fill out this column with pachyderm pleasantries so goodbye. Boy's Frog Story Backed TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Fifth-grader Terry White, a former Floridian, stirred up skepticism when he told his classmates at Follansbee, W.Va., that it sometimes rained frogs in Florida. Today he had powerful support for his story. Florida's governor, Farris Bryant, agreed that sometimes it not only rains frogs but also tiny fish. Terry wrote the governor "my room and teacher doesn't bo- live my story" albout seeing it rain green frogs when he was 5. Bryant explained to Terry that the frogs were sometimes swept up into clouds by high winds, and fell back to earth later with the rain. "I hope that your teacher will accept this verification of your story," Bryant said. Lent Begins Todoy NEW YORK (AP)-Lent began today, Ash Wednesday. Christians observe 40 days of penitence, not including Sundays, until Easter, March 29. ties to help cover cost of state government. Boosted cigarette tax from four cents to six cents a pack. Hiked liquor taxes irom $1.20 to $1.50 per gallon of 100 proof liquor. Provided a 6.5 per cent increase in salary funds for colleges and universities. Officials of higher education had asked for 7.5 per cent and Anderson had recommended only 5 per cent. Increased state aid for school districts from $25 to $30 per pupil at a total cost of about $2.3 million. Anderson had opposed any increase under the present school aid formula. Appropriated $700,000 in state money for establishing voca- t i o n a 1 educational training schools. When matched by federal and local funds it will make a total of about $2 million. Appropriated $216,000 for emergency and temporary prison facilities. Repealed the exemption of sales taxes for building materials for certain non-profit groups. Submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate the two-term limit on county sheriffs to a statewide election next November. Turned down: Anderson's requested $1.5 million to start a new medium security prison. Proposed increases in sales and gasoline taxes. No real serious consideration was given to either this session. Consolidation of the general revenue and sales tax funds as requested by Anderson. Withholding system for state income taxes and capture of abandoned property funds as sought by the governor. Several proposed constitutional amendments Including a shorter state ballot, sale of liquor by the drink, elimination of the state printer as a constitutional office and authority for state and local government units to jointly finance certain functions. Garden Sass Usually, Gus Garden says, by the time the family pays for a home in the suburbs, it isn't. U.S., Britain Push For Cypriot Force all and British envoy Cyril ickard called on President Ma- arios today to present the lat- st U.S.-British plan to land an nternational peace keeping orce on Cyprus. Ball hurried to the meeting hortiy after he arrived from urkey on his flyng peace mis- .on. Cold Job Telegram Photo Leroy Robinson, Imperial Rt.,. held a cold job this morning. Ho was shelling corn at his home northeast of town. Overcast skies were the order of the day this morning. Snow fell for about an hour and temperatures wero low. Proposed Plant Site Picked Investment Plan Success Is Key to Packing Plant Garden City's proposed beef packing plant hangs on the success of an investment program launched this morning. About 60 persons attended a session at the Co-op Center where the finance program was explained. Also, announced for the first time, is the location of the proposed plant. A site one mile GOP Gathers for Annual Lincoln Day INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas Republicans gathered today for annual Lincoln. Day festivities, including scheduled appearances by ill six announced candidates for the party's nomination for governor. The annual southeast Kansas rally has drawn statewide interest this year because of the governor's race. An estimated 1,000 persons were expectd to attend tonight's banquet at which Dr. Walter H. Judd, former Minnesota congressman, will speak. Three of the six governor hopefuls arrived Tuesday night. They were Rep. William H. Avery of the 2nd District; State iSen. Paul R. Wunsch of Kingman and U. Gov. Harold Chase of Salina. Due here for most of the day were the others, McDill (Huck) Boyd of Phillipsburg, Atty. Gen. William H. Ferguson and State Rep. Grant Dohm of Grinnell. A headquarters was also opened by State Sen. John Glades, Yates Center, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. Supporters of Sen.- Barry Goldwater, Arizona Republican, who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination, had rooms open for the rally. Several of the candidates will leave before tonight's dinner to attend a Young Republican rally in Johnson County. Luncheons were scheduled for Republican Veterans and for women workers in the party. Speakers were Rep. Joe Skubitz, R-Kan., and Mrs. Norman C. Armitage of Spartanburg, S. C., second vice president of the National Federation of Republican Women. Also set for today was the Lincoln Day Club's annual business meeting. south of the Garden City Country Club has been picked. An option was obtained earlier from its owner, Walter Wolf, and a 30-ex- tensiou was secured a few ddys ago. Directors of tht Producers Voth said it may be that th packing plant could utilize hot the city sewage system and i' own facilities. Mitch Geisler, Chamber of Commerce manager, said this morning the Chamber would Packing Co., which has been j g j v e the investment program it formed to operate the plant, are f u ii cooperation, and stressed expected to make a final decision th at the success of the cerlif cate sale will determione if th plant is to be built. McCain Proposes KSU Crash Grid Program in 30 days — based on the progress ~of the investment sales. Sale of $350,000 in certificates of indebtedness will be necessary to finalize the plant. These certificates will bear interest at the rate of 5 per cent annum, payable annually, on June 30, and mature 15 years from date of issue, subject to prior call by the issuer. Thoy aro «ofd only in amounts divisible by 100, and are a general obligation backed only by the general credit of the issuer. They may be called at the option of the issuer but have no redemption privilges ahead of maturity date. Explaining the program this morning was Coe Prichelt of the Consumers Cooperative Assn., Kansas City, who, along with Ken Stuart, also of the CCA, has been assigned to Producers Packing Co. for the investment program. These two men are licensed investment agents who will be available, through the Chamber of Commerce office, to answer NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Un-1 The conference took place as ersecrctnry of State George < fighting between Greek and Turkish communities flared anew In the south coastal city of Limassol, 38 miles southwest of Nicosia. At least one Greek Cypriot policeman was killed, a palace spokesman said. A spokesman for the Greek Cypriot president said the talks will decide whether Makarios will take the case to the United Sublette Elevator Damaged by Fire SUBLETTE—Fire high up in he air here Tuesday night dam- gcd one of Sublcttes oldest levators. Cause of the blaze and xact extent of damage will not e known until insurance adjust- rs arrive. The blaze was at the old Lemon levator, now owned by McCoy frain Co. It is one of that firm's our units here. The concrete structure has as three tubes and was built bout 1920. It was one of the irst concrete elevators to be contracted in Haskell County. Until hat time, most were made of wood. Capacity Is about 90,000 bushels, nd a substantal amount of wheat vas reported in the elevator. Some may have been damaged by 'ailing dcfbris, but the wheat lad not been inspected yet this morning. Tht olovator towers some 130 feet into the air and is located a block west of Subletted main street. The structure is topped by a wooden headhouse, holding a motor for the one-man lift elevator to the top and also housing other equipment. Exactly where the fire started has not yet been determined. Fire broke out about 6 p.m. It finally burned out about 10 p.m. The headhouse was burned and the fire moved down into the concrete shaft through which the one- man lift moves. It burned the vooden guides which direct the ift on its trips up and down the shaft. The lift had been removed this morning, along with part of its cable. The lift was believed to lave been on the gound level, however, when the fire started. A narrow Udder leads up to Nations. If they are considered unsatisfactory, a special Greek Cypriot delegation probably will be sent to U.N. headquarters in New York later ths week. Shortly before Ball's jet touched down, a new outbreak of fighting was reported be- ported between Greek and Turkish factions at Limassol, 38 miles southwest of Nicosia. Ball told newsmen he hoped to have full discusions with Makarios and Vice President Fazil Kitchuk, a Turkish Gyp- riot. Ht r«fu»*<l to comment on a newsmans query as to when Amorcan troops would land on Cyprus as part of a U.S.-BriUslt plan for a peace-making force. There were no signs of anti- American demonstrations in Nicosia and Greek Cypriot officials Insisted they expected none. Nicosia rumbled with threats of a new flareup of Greek C>prot violence. Two bomb explosions at the U.S. Embassy last week sent women and children of American personnel fleeing from the Mediterranean island Clashes between Greek nolle* and students marked Balls stopover at Athens Monday at demonstrators demanding union between Cyprus and Greece tried to march on the U.S. and Sritich embassies. Britain was one target beau se its troops now police aa uneasy truce between the warring Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. The United States was the other because it hat Soybean Growers Coll For Support Increase DECATUR, 111. (AP) — The Soybean Growers of America, | v/ould. holding Its first annual conven- Reason: Anchors holding the the headhouse inside the oneman lift shaft. But Percy Geehen said this morning that no one had climbed the ladder to Inspect damage — and no one probably tion, adopted a resolution Tuesday calling for increasing price supports from $2.25 to $2.50 a bushel. The group, with a membership of 10,835, said this would stimulate production. Copies of the resolution were given to Agriculture Secretary Orville Freeman, who spoke to the convention Monday night. Soybean price supports arc under review and the new rate probably will be announced by the government within a week. The market price range for soybeans is $2.50-$2.60 a bushel. adder may also have been damag ed by the .fire in the shaft. Geah en formerly managed the ele vator • number of years. The fire was above the eleva tor tubes, and smoke poured out the top of the headhouse. Pressure here was not sufficient to lift water up to the level of the fire. But firemen and elevator officials were not eager to soak down the blaze anyway—feeling that water might come back down into the wheat stored there. Because the fire was in an area of concrete, it was allowed to burn itself out. offered to help with the police work. At Prosldont Johnson's troo- blcshootor Ball is expected to outline the latest U.S.-British proposal for an International peace force for Cyprus. British officals in London said tht revised plan gives the United Nations a voice but no vote on peacekeeping operations and abandons a previous condi- that the force be rahed partners In the North At- Wheat Ship Russia Bound One-Way Streets Will Be Studied ,., A recommendation for two one- he would favor a well-worked-out Token to WiclhitO way streets near the downtown plan rather than any temporary I tion fro lantlc alliance. Makarion turned down the original plan because of the dominant role it gave the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and insisted that any international force on Onnis be under control oi the U.N. Security Council. The United States and Britnn have souelit to keep the Security Conn:'* out of the dispute since it woutd thftn come under the threat of a Soviet veto. Moscow has ussni'pd the prooosed use of NATO forces in Cyprus. HOUSTON (AP)-The British j vicinity was taken under advisement by the City Commission in freighter Inverewe sailed for Russia with a load of wheat Tuesday but pickets remained as another vessel began taking on similar cargo. About 15 to 20 pickets carrying placards protesting the sale of wheat to the Soviet Union paraded at the dock as the Greek frighter Urania C slipped into the wharf formerly occupied by ths Inverewe. Longshoremen ignored the pickets while loading 15,900 tons of wheat aboard the British vessel. Officials of the Continental Grain Co. said about 746,000 questions and talk with potential ] bushels wheat would lie loaded on the Urania C. Contiental has contracted to sell nearly 37 mil- MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP)-A $9.50 per year hike in student fees to subsidize a crash football program is proposed by President James A. McCain of Kansas State University. The proposal originated with the Student-Faculty-Alumni Athletic Council. It was presented to the K-State Student Senate Tuesday night. Any recommendation of the Senate is subject to approval by the State Board of Regents. K-State officials announced a few mouths ago a crash program to improve the university's gridiron standings. "My greatest alarm is that, in effect, we are not carrying our share of the financial load in the Big Eight Conference," s«kl McCain. "Due to our team's own uncompetitiveness, can- §dt *yU our stadium for a foot- ball game and cannot fill other schools' stadiums either. "Universities are considered great because they are in athletic conferences with schools that are great." The increase in student fees would be for five years. After receipts would be expected to carry the financial load. McCain said that $110,000 is needd to bring the K-State football program to the level of other schools. The school's current athletic program is in the red by $77,000 and McCain noted that this brings the total needed to $187,000. He said the athletic program needs a stable predictable income and that any crash program cannot be carried out successfully fees. without increased Even with the increase, he said, the amount would be the minimum needed. "We are not going to break rules and we are not going to infringe on unethical practices," he said. "We're not going out to win championships year after year, breaking even would be enough. "We want to draw crowds. I am against excesses in atoet- ics, but unfortunately, athletics affect the whole program of a university." investors. Offering circulars for the packing company, a Kansas corporation, have been printed and were given to those attending this morning's session. It was (trtsstd that no commissions are being made on the sale of the certificates, and sales are made only for cash. The plant, if built, is expected to employ approximately 75 persons, who will live in or near Garden City, with an annual payroll of more than a half-million dollars. It wil be controlled by farmers of Southwest Kansas. A sketch of the proposed plant WBJ displayed this morning by George Voth, manager of the Garden City Co-op and an executive officer of the Producers Packing Co. board of directors. It's a modernistic, one-story building which would be built on the north side of the Santa Fe Railroad tracks. lion bushels of wheat to Russia and plans to ship about half from Gulf ports. Robert M. Kennedy, 45, a cabinet maker, had as many as 50 pickets walking with him Sunday after making a radio appeal for volunteers. regular session this morning. Earlier this week the Garden City-Finney County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission recommended that the City Commission consider making 7th one- way south from Kansas to Fulton, and 6th one-way north from Fulton to Kansas. Mayor Jim Sloan suggested that it be tried on an "experimental" basis during the Main Street improvement program. But Commissioner Jim Cowgill said he felt the traffic issue should be worked out and established rather than any experimental efforts. Commissioner Morris Jones said he had received several calls in regard to the proposal of the planners, and all were opposed to making 6th a one-way street especially north of Walnut which is strictly residential. Police Chief Hal Kane said his department is studying the downtown traffic problems and moves. City Manager Deane Wiley explained that the planners not only were looking ahead to the Main Street improvement, but also to the traffic problems which will be created in future years by replacement of water mains and other such improvements under streets such as Main and Fulton. He said that some of the planners have noticed that with the new post office, traffic flow on 6th appears to be generally northward, while the heaviest flow is southward on 7th. Commissioners discussed briefly the possibility of making 8th a one-way street but recognize some of the problems in this move, due to the angle streets. In another traffic problem con Anna Marie Jimenez, 707 W. Fulton, 15-year-old student, waf transferred from St. Catherine Hospital to St. Francis Hospital in Wichita today for treatment. The attending physician said her condition remains about the same. She is still unconscious. She was" injured Jan. 29 in a two-car crash at 13th and Mulberry that sent six others to the hospital for less serious injuries. The Weather Snow tonight with northeasterly winds 20 to 30. Coldor with low* in tht 20t. Thurtdcy snow »nding with diminishing northwesterly wind. Tomporaturos in the 30s. corning the new lights at 8th and \ Snow accumulation two to three. Kansas. Wiley said that the system will be modified to permit a 4-way vehicular stop for pedestrians who can then walk without fear of moving traffic. The Inches. Sunrise 7:37 Dodge City 46 Bmporla 43 GARDEN CITY 89 Goodland 49 equipment has arrived, but the;inn city 47 city is waiting for the instaiia-1 ^*«» "::::;:::~::i::::.. 44 tion diagram. Wichita""'.'."".;".! 47 Sunset 6:19 Max. Mln. Free. 35 38 36 31 33 36 36 40 Author Tells Historical Society 'Witnesses of Our Time' Are Needed The proposed athletic budget! Engineers heve been confer for K-State for 1864-65 calls for ring with the city on the pos $87,000 from student fees and bility of utilizing the facilities of $61,310 from alumni contribu- the city's recently-built sewage tions. disposal plant. City Manager Anticipated expendi t u r e $ | Deane Wiley, in commission •bove the 1963-64 budget include meeting this morning, said it $30,000 more for recruiting, $41,-1 would require some expansion of 350 for scholarship* and $31,436 the present plant, and the financ- for coaches'^ salaries. I ing would have to be worked out, Aged folk — those first generation offspring of settlers of this area—should write down historical recollecitons of themselves and their parents. They should thus become "witnesses of our time." That was the advice given here Tuesday night to the annual banquet session of the Finney County Historical Society. A total of 137 persons was served at Co-op Cen- industry in the High Plains re-1 ever, so that future historians gion. Ke has published two books: Lost Trails of the Cimarron, and Ladder of Rivers. The latter is the story of controversial cattleman Print Olive. The speaker stressed that all persons knowing of any interesting early-day experiences should sit down and write them out — now, before it is too late . Such accounts should not be abbreviated: the more detail the Making the remarks were fea-' better. Chrisman also stressed tured speaker Harry Chrisman of! that grammar and the like are Liberal, a member of the adver-1 not importaut in such personal Using staff of the Southwest Daily Times. accounts. Most point: get these may have them for study of our culture and heritage. Chrisman spoke at length on the needs for de-bunking legends and historical fallacies. He detailed the months of research he had done on one such exaggerated tale. One historical figure Chrisman feels is an overblown farce, doctored up by tale-tellers: famed Wyatt Earp, early-day frontier lawman. Chrisman says concrete, documented proof exists showing Earp was a horse thief and general roustabout—rather than the glorified lawman that television has made him. . * Chrisman is a noted author and experiences aud stories down on Orvffle V. Nanninga in his an- Mrs. J authority on the early-day cattle I paper before they are los^ lor-|nual building committee report laud Way(p noted rapid progress is being made on the new museum here. The structure is being built adjacent to the Hospitality House iff Finnup Park. J. 0. Carter presented an old map of early-day railroads in Southwest Kansas. U was a gift from Robert Baughman, noted Liberal map collector. The map will be displayed in the new museum. Ten members were elected for two-year terms to the 22-member board of directors. They were Arthur M. Fleming, D. D. Rich/ ardson, E. E. Bill, Mrs. Delia Gobleman, Warren MaltUe, Clifford Hope, Jr.. Mrs. Cecil Wrtetejj,

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